Guided tour

Financial Crisis Tour

Guided tour

Financial Crisis Tour

Activity provider: The Wall Street Experience

From US$ 50 per person

Learn the causes of the financial crisis on a 2-hour tour of lower Manhattan. Guided by Wall Street insiders, explore landmarks such as the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve, and Wall Street itself.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Hear the story of the financial crash from Wall Street insiders
  • Explore the history of lower Manhattan
  • Learn about the most significant financial crisis since the Great Depression
  • Discover why the Wall Street Experience has been recommended by the BBC and New York Times
  • Tour the grounds of the major players from the crisis, such as Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, and the Federal Reserve
Full description
This highly acclaimed Financial Crisis Tour has been recommended by both the BBC and The New York Times. Guided by real Wall Street insiders, you will explore world-famous financial landmarks, such as the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Reserve. Founded by a Vice President of Deutsche Bank, the tour meanders the narrow streets of Lower Manhattan. As you walk past attractions such as the iconic Charging Bull statue, hear exclusive stories from inside the trenches that will truly shock you! Get first-hand knowledge of the causes and effects of the crash from the people that were part of the Wall Street breakdown. Discover why some traders made billion-dollar profits, while banks collapsed. Learn more about the Financial District's rich history, architecture and trivia as you stop at major zites such as Federal Hall, Trump Tower, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, and many more. Leave with a deeper understanding of the financial markets and recent financial innovations, and a greater knowledge about the hectic trading culture and lifestyle.
  • English-speaking guide with Wall Street experience
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Tour departs from 22 Broad Street, outside of the Blue Bottle Coffee.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before tour departure
  • The tour runs regardless of weather conditions and takes place outdoors. Dress appropriately for the weather, and remember Downtown Manhattan is particularly windy
  • Please note that the New York Stock Exchange is closed to visitors
  • Don't forget your camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 48 reviews

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Learned new things, but it was a bit too long

Our tour guide was clever, remembered people's names, was full of facts about history and the financial crisis. I thought it was worth it, especially since I had a tween with me who is keenly interested in the financial markets. It was a bit too long for the tween, but he learned new things and enjoyed walking around the area.

August 18, 2017

Take the tour to understand the crisis and Wall Street's history

This tour nicely integrates an overview of the history of Wall Street by visiting specific sites, with the underlying causes of the financial crisis, its unfolding and aftermath. Having an insider describe what happened during the crisis makes all the difference. Unfortunately the casual visitor cannot enter the New York Stock Exchange due to security since 9/11. You also see the site of Lower Manhatten's first terrorist attack - a large home-made bomb delivered by horse and cart. As for the famous charging bull, if you want a photo without the crowds, go visit after an early breakfast. Our small group was so interested and interesting our guide stayed with us longer than the stipulated 2 hours. A tour well worth doing.

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July 1, 2017

Excellent tour! I highly recommend it! Very interesting & informative

Our tour guide Tom was excellent! The tour was a small group of 10 people. Tom wore a microphone so we could hear everything he said. He kept it entertaining and interesting covering the history of Wall Street and the buildings in the financial district as well as explaining the financial crisis. It was primarily an outdoor walking tour but we did have an opportunity to go inside a few buildings and to sit occasionally on benches. The tour was paced well. I highly recommend this tour! In fact, I think I will use this company to book other tours in the future.

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October 14, 2012

Product ID: 9479