Lower Manhattan and Ground Zero Guided Walking Tour in New York, NY

Babylon ToursBattery ParkNew York, NY 10004
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New York City has an inspirational history, one that you can learn all about as you take part in this informative and insightful guided tour. Highlights include historical sites such as Trinity Church as well as modern sites like Wall Street. Visitors are also taken to the 9/11 Memorial for a moving, emotional look at that tragic day.

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from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Semi-private tour with eight guests maximum.
  • Tour duration approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Engaging educational tour of NYC's oldest neighborhood.


from Lower Manhattan and Ground Zero Guided Walking Tour
New York City, a teenager compared to London or Paris, is still one of the most inspiring cities in the world. On this 2 to 2.5-hour private guided walking tour of Lower Manhattan, you’ll discover its Dutch and colonial origins through architecture and public spaces that even most New Yorkers don’t know exist. Join up a trip back in time that will reveal how The Big Apple has evolved through good times and bad.

During this tour, your enthusiastic guide will reveal historical sites including Bowling Green and Castle Clinton in Battery Park. They will introduce you to statesmen including George Washington and Alexander Hamilton at both Federal Hall and Trinity Church before fast-forwarding to the last century when the Charging Bull became the symbol for Wall Street and the NYSE. Discuss the clash of classic and modern architecture that creates New York’s distinct skyline before moving to modern times. You’ll learn the tragic tales lived by New Yorkers on 9/11 while visiting the official memorial as well as the firefighters’ memorial. The city has moved forward though, and the soaring Freedom Tower is the best example. Recently the Occupy Wall Street movement took over Zuccotti Park, demonstrating how the district is still a vital part of the city. After wandering the oldest part of New York City, you’ll understand why it rivals most any other metropolis worldwide.

Highlights generally include (but are not limited to):

• Battery Park
• The Bull
• Wall Street
• 9/11 Memorial

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"A private tour of the Met"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 25, 2019 NEW
Our tour guide Mark was incredible, I have been on many tours and nothing has even come close to the experience we had with him. Not only was he very knowledgeable but he was witty and funny and has a presence that you just want to be around. The Met Museum was fantastic, Mark knew all of the places to go because we had him as our guide we were able to view a great deal in the three hours. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.
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terrence r
"MET Skip the line guided tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 06, 2019
Robin was a fantastic guide. She was very knowledgeable, passionate and courteous. The MET-it was my 3rd visit-never disappoints. Thanks again Robin!
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"Central Park "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 04, 2019
Mark VENAGLIA tour guide is fantastic and very enthusiastic. Very appreciated tour Thanks Mark ( real artist)
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Munich, Germany
"American Museum of Natural History "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 30, 2019
Mark was an excellent guide and we - family with two children - were lucky to have been alone on the tour. Mark adopted his presentation - in slow spoken English - to make it interesting also for our two girls (“secrets” of the museum). The 2,5h hours passed by very quickly. Thank you Mark! Florian
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"A Private Visit to The Met!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 17, 2019
We had an awesome guide, Jeff, who took us on a private tour of the Metropolitan Museum! There is SO much to see, but he guided us through the tour to ensure in the two and one half hours that we saw the highlights! His commentary was extremely knowledgeable and he shared outstanding, interesting information about everything we viewed. Jeff also had a great sense of humor and went above and beyond getting us inside the museum skipping the line on a very rainy day! A Very worthwhile tour and a high point of our trip to New York!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lower Manhattan and Ground Zero Guided Walking Tour


What is your cancellation policy?
You can cancel for a full refund up to 72 hours before the tour start times. After that point, you can reschedule (if available) for a fee depending on the tour availability.

How long is the tour?
Tour duration is approximately 2-2.5 hours.

What ages are allowed on the tour?
All ages are welcome.

Where do is the tour meeting point?  
It is located at Battery Park in New York, NY. The meeting point is inside Battery Park, on stairs opposite the entrance to Castle Clinton.

When does the tour start?
Tour starts at 10:30 AM and 2 PM, daily.

What does my admission fee include?
Included in the admission is a professional tour guide just for you; entry where permitted. 

Do you operate rain or shine?
Whether it rains, snows or shines, we run our tours. We advise you to be dressed accordingly to the weather. Check the forecast before coming out of the hotel. And wear comfortable shoes.

Is transportation provided?
There is no pick-up or drop-off available. This includes Airport transfer/shuttle services. Each tour has some specific meeting points.

Can I take photos during the tour?
Photos are allowed.