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Lower Manhattan + Midtown Manhattan Tour - Guided Combo Tour

Product ID: 128526
Watch New York grow up before your eyes on this 5 hour tour of Lower Manhattan and Midtown, combining two of the city's most vibrant districts in one convenient experience. Engage with Dutch history, the traders of Wall Street and the soaring skyscrapers
About this activity
Duration: 5 - 5.5 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Learn about New York's history
  • Watch New York grow up before your eyes
  • Enjoy a guided tour with a personal touch
  • Visit both south and center in this must-see tour
  • Get a first hand experience on why Manhattan is the place to be
  • Feel the energy of NYC while visiting it's most iconic places
Full description
Your  guide will start by showing you the historical sites that most visitors overlook in Lower Manhattan, including Bowling Green and Castile Clinton in Battery Park. Learn about Alexander Hamilton at Trinity Church before fast-forwarding to the last century, when the Charging Bull took up residence among the NYSE and Federal Hall.
Modern architecture soars overhead, once in the shadows of the World Trade Center. Discuss the tragedy of 9/11 while visiting the official memorial as well as the firefighters’ memorial. Then learn how Lower Manhattan has evolved since, including the Occupy Wall Street movement that took over Zuccotti Park. By the end of the tour, you’ll understand more clearly how New York City has become one of the most important and inspiring metropolises in the world.

Then after a break for lunch, travel north to Midtown and learn why it's the "City That Never Sleeps". Find out about the 19th and 20th century additions to Manhattan that helped shape the urban landscape. Explore the lesser-known Marble Collegiate Church and then visit icons like the New York Public Library and the Morgan Library. From Madison Square Park to the quirky Flatiron building, you’ll discover the earlier innovations that helped build New York up, quite literally. Your guide will discuss the skyscraper boom of the early 1900s, including the Met Life Tower and the New York Life Building. You’ll walk by the world-famous Empire State Building to learn about the last of the early 20th century giants. It doesn’t get much more beautiful than the main terminal of Grand Central Station, where you’ll learn about the landmark laws that preserve many of these historic buildings for generations to come.
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private and small group tour options
  • Walking tour
  • Maximum of 10 people per group
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Temporary exhibits

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please bring valid photo ID
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• Maximum of 10 people per tour allowed
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, an alternative route will be provided which still enables you to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases, refunds or discounts cannot be provided • No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour
• Comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, an umbrella in case of rain, and a hat during summer are recommended
• Due to increased security measures at many attractions, some can’t be visited from the inside
• Wheelchair-friendly tours are available upon request only
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Babylon Tours NYC

Product ID: 128526