New York Growing Up: Lower Manhattan and Midtown Guided Walking Tour in New York, NY

Battery ParkNew York, NY 10004
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New York City has a storied history and during this semi-private guided tour you can learn all about it! Explore both Lower Manhattan and Midtown as you discover lesser known sites like Bowling Green as well as popular attractions such as the NYSE and Empire State Building. Along the way, you’ll not only see the sights but learn all about their importance in NYC’s evolution.

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from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Semi-private tour with eight guests maximum.
  • Tour duration approximately 5.5 hours.
  • Learn about NYC, from its beginnings to now.


from New York Growing Up: Lower Manhattan and Midtown Guided Walking Tour
Spend one short day visiting two of New York’s most unmissable districts – Lower Manhattan and Midtown. On this 5 to 5.5-hour private guided combo walking tour, you’ll discover the stories behind its colonial sites and skyscrapers that even most New Yorkers don’t know. Join your guide on a trip back in time that will reveal how The Big Apple has become the “City that Never Sleeps.”

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.

Then after a break for lunch, travel north to Midtown where your guide will help navigate the streets and landmarks that are part of the postcard-perfect New York that every visitor is seeking. Explore the lesser-known Marble Collegiate Church and then visit famed landmarks like the New York Public Library and the Morgan Library. Stroll through Madison Square Park and learn about the odd design of the Flatiron Building. Discuss the innovations that allowed the city to reach new heights during the skyscraper boom of the early 1900s. Learn about the Met Life Tower and the New York Life Building among other famous towers. Of course, you’ll hear all about the world-famous Empire State Building, one of the last great 20th century giants. Then have your camera ready to catch the commuters within the main terminal of Grand Central Station where you’ll learn about the landmark laws that preserve these beautiful historic buildings for future generations.

Highlights generally include (but are not limited to):

• Battery Park
• The Bull
• Wall Street
• 9/11 Memorial
• Flatiron Building
• MetLife Tower
• Appellate Courthouse
• Morgan Library
• New York Public Library
• Schwartzman Building
• Grand Central Station

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"A wonderful tour with Katherine"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 26, 2020
The Metropolitan Museum has so much to offer. Millions of art pieces dating back 20,000 years, some fully in tact. And the commentary from our guide Katherine couldn't have been better. Well versed in the history of the museum and its artifacts, Katherine gave us exactly what we had hoped for. Armed with an iPad and her research, she answered all of our questions and created a most enjoyable tour.
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"NY Metropolitan Museum"
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Reviewed January 20, 2020
Katherine was the best. Excellent, professional and knowledgeable. Strongly recomended and personalized service
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"Midtown Manhattan (Architecture & History) Walking Tour "
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Reviewed January 20, 2020
Katherine was a super knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide! We had the best time and learned a lot. That says so much as we are native New Yorkers and are hard to impress in our own city! We plan on taking other tours with Katherine. Thanks again!
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"Met visit insights"
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Reviewed January 13, 2020
Mark our guide was fabulous. His insights make the visit rivetting*. How else could you take a peek at the encyclopedic volume of stuff without an insiders help.?
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"Met Museum"
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Reviewed December 12, 2019
Wonderful museum. Our guide was very knowledgeable about both the museum’s history and the various displays. An excellent experience and one we would highly recommend.
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Frequently Asked Questions about New York Growing Up: Lower Manhattan and Midtown 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 5 hrs.

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, daily.

What does my admission fee include?
Included in the admission is a professional tour guide just for you; Break (Lunch/Coffee).

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.