Discover Manhattan on this two-hour guided tour and learn its history through its top sites (and hidden ones too): New Amsterdam, Lower Manhattan, National 9/11 Memorial and many more.
Starting from New Amsterdam in the Historic District of New York, you'll explore the legacy of Dutch settlers by visiting Stone Street before moving north, just as the settlers did before seeing the best financial sights of Lower Manhattan, including Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. You'll make your way through Wall Street and learn how an 18th-century street bazaar would eventually become a center for global commerce. You'll get a valuable behind-the-scenes insight into some of the world’s most powerful financial institutions, as you walk by New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall. Here you´ll see the spot where George Washington was inaugurated and enjoy the handsome Federal Reserve. There will also be a chance to pop into Trinity Church, which has roots dating back to 1697.
Next, visit the National 9/11 Memorial and see how the tragic events of 2001 are remembered. Your guide will share with you the history of the World Trade Center, discuss the tragic events of 9/11, and walk you through the Memorial’s design. The area, formerly known as 'Ground Zero', is now the site of a moving memorial and has indeed become an important historic landmark. Beside it, is the rebuilt One World Trade Center, often referred to as Freedom Tower, which stretches 1776 feet above the ground. The tour includes a visit to St. Paul's Chapel, which miraculously survived the 9/11 attack.