You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Free Tours by Foot is proud to take you on a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
Join Free Tours by Foot as we gawk at the Fashionistas and cast-iron buildings of Soho, visit New York's and America's first "pizzeria", famous mafia locations, or take a stab at bargaining with a street vendor in Chinatown. This approximately 2-hour historical tour will cover a range of topics and give you the opportunity to better understand these neighborhoods and to better orient yourself in case you choose to return on your own. See some of the highlighted stops listed below! **NOTE: This is NOT a food tour.
Sites we cover on the tour:
- SoHo's Cast Iron District
- Haughwout Building
- Heath Ledger's Apartment Building
- Little Italy
- Lombardi's Pizza
- Canal and Mott Streets
- Former Five Points District (Gangs of NY)
- Film and TV locations, including Ghost, Sex in the City and Men in Black
- and much more!
See photos of the tour on our Facebook page.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Tour distance is approximately 1.5 miles (2k) in distance.
Start point: Tour departs from Spring Street Park in SoHo, on the southwest corner of Spring Street and Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue) (map).
Endpoint: Tour ends in Chinatown, near the intersection of Canal & Baxter Streets. Tour guide's exact end location provided in the FAQ section of your confirmation email upon booking. Check your spam folder for your confirmation email.
When: @9:45am Mondays through Saturdays & @2pm Sundays. View Our Full Calendar.
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for every budget.
Language: Public tour is in English only. Private tours for individual groups available in English and Spanish upon request.
Additional planning information: These neighborhoods are also covered in the 6 hour New York One Day (All-in-One Downtown) and 3 hour Downtown Manhattan (Lower Manhattan, SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown) tours. You do not need to book both. **NOTE: This is NOT a food tour.