Are you interested in uncovering three iconic neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan? Perhaps it's time to explore some of Manhattan's most charming and historic neighborhoods – Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown.
Allen Batista Travel offers in-person and virtual Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown walking tours to give you an insider’s view of three iconic neighborhoods in Manhattan. Whether you participate on the in-person or virtual walking tour, you will marvel at the cast-iron structures of Soho, visit the first "pizzeria" in New York and the United States, tour infamous mafia hotspots, and uncover hidden gems in Chinatown.
If you are not able to meander the streets in person, then you can join us on a virtual tour. You will just need high speed internet access to learn fun facts about these three iconic neighborhoods.
See The Broad Cultural Heritage
Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown are three culturally diverse neighborhoods in New York City. Tourists should escape for three hours on a walking tour to learn about the history, uncover unique locations and learn about the culture first hand.
Soho Is A Mecca For The Creative Industries
"Soho," also known as, "South of Houston Street," refers to a hip area known for its creative flare, trendy cafés, fashionable shops, and art galleries. The neighborhood is renowned for its picturesque cobblestone streets and cast iron buildings.
Soho is a mecca for the creative industry with many ambitious designers, musicians and artists calling the neighborhood their hood. By taking a walking tour, you will experience firsthandthe neighborhood's hidden gems.
The Cast Iron District:
Soho's Cast Iron District is home to the world's largest collection of cast-iron buildings. You will admire the elaborate facades embellished with beautiful ironwork as you meander through the streets.
Originally built as factories and warehouses in the 19th century, these structures are now used as chic homes and business spaces.
You will find the Haughwout Building, one of Soho's most recognizable structureson the intersection of Broadway and Broome Street. This six-story building, which has a striking cast-iron front, was built by architect John P. Gaynor.
In 1857, the building gained recognition for having the first elevator in history.
A Taste Of Italy
Nestled on the Lower East Side, Little Italy is home to many Italian immigrants. The neighborhood is an epicenter for Italian-American culture and mouth-watering cuisine.
Tourists gravitate to this area because of the abundance of Italian restaurants, cafés, and specialized stores.
Lombardi's Pizza – NY's First Pizzeria
Lombardi's Pizza, New York's first pizza, is a must visit destination for tourists and locals alike in this neighborhood. Lombardi's has been making real, coal-fired pizzas since its opening in 1905.
Little Italy's connection to the Italian-American mafia is part of its infamous history. You could discover well-known locations in the area including Mulberry Street and Umberto's Clam House, once hangouts for organized crime, as you explore the area.
You will learn about the neighborhood's fascinating history and how it influenced the cultural history of the city.
A Glimpse Into Chinese Culture
Chinatown is home to the largest population of Chinese immigrants in New York City. By taking a walking tour, you will be able to take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Chinatown. You will see well-known locations such as the Mahayana Buddhist Temple, one of the biggest Buddhist temples in the city, and the venerable Museum of Chinese in America, which highlights the rich history and culture of the Chinese-American community.
Canal And Mott Streets
Start your trip in the center of Chinatown, near the junction of Canal and Mott Streets. There are a ton of busy stores here that offer anything from elaborate souvenirs to traditional Chinese medicines and beverages. Explore the distinctive offers of the nearby markets as you immerse yourself in the lively ambiance.
Temples And Pagodas
Chinatown is home to many elaborate temples and pagodas, offering locals a tranquil haven from the busy streets. You will discover the exquisite design and serene atmosphere of the Mahayana Buddhist Temple, the biggest Buddhist temple in the Eastern United States.
Confucius Plaza, which has a statue of Confucius, is a popular meeting spot for the Chinese community. You should take a minute to experience the ethereal atmosphere and discover the many religious customs and rituals of the Chinese community.
During our walking tour, you will discover Chinatown is a gastronomic haven, offering a vast variety of delicious cuisines from different parts of China. The culinary scene has something for every taste, from mouthwatering roasted duck to hand-pulled noodles and dim food, and of course, the traditional bubble tea.
How Can Our Walking Tour Benefit You?
On our SoHo Little Italy Chinatown Walking Tour New York Pass, you can witness a distinctive blending of cultures in action. Discover these intriguing areas, which are as diverse as they are near together. Where else is it possible to cover the entire planet in a few short blocks?
Wander the fashionable streets of Soho, where billionaires now live in the stunning cast-iron structures that were formerly factories and brothels. View the upscale stores and galleries that have taken over the space of meat markets and slaughterhouses. We'll stroll through Little Italy, taking in the sights, sounds, and flavors of this vibrant community rich with a glorious, if occasionally dark, history. Explore Mulberry Street, where almost every storefront is filled with delicious fragrances of pasta and pastries.Learn about the location of a renowned mafia assassination, or just take a minute to enjoy a cannoli.
Finally, we'll step inside the bustling Chinatown neighborhood of New York, which was formerly home to the greatest concentration of Chinese immigrants in the Western Hemisphere. Learn about the hardships faced by the first immigrants who came to the city to create a new home. Browse the chic stores and galleries that have occupied the locations of former meat markets and butcher shops. Columbus Park, historically known as Five Points and one of the most dangerous areas in the 19th century, marks the end of our adventure.
Enjoy Three Iconic Neighborhoods
Learn about the difficulties the first immigrants had to overcome when building a new house in the city. As your guide leads you through three iconic neighborhoods in Manhattan, it only takes a few miles of walking at a leisurely pace for three hours to experience the best of SoHo Little Italy Chinatown Walking Tour.
Our in-person and virtual Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking tours and Midtown Manhattan Walking Tours are great for team building activities, small family reunions, and school trips. Join us.
Date: Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Private in person group tour (2 to 10 people) - $450
Private virtual rates are listed below
Groups of 1 to 10 people --$450
Groups of 11 to 49 people --$650 Groups of 50 to 100 people -- $950