Private New York: Tenements, Tales & Tastes

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Walking tour
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts New York, USA
  • Ends New York, USA
  • Discover NYC from a local perspective, with a local guide by your side
  • Hear stories about New York’s early settlers and taste the eclectic mix of food that they bestowed upon us
  • Stroll through New York's unique cultural historic sites in the Lower East Side, Chinatown, and Little Italy.
  • Get a glimpse into New York’s immigrant heritage and how it is shaping the city today
The Private New York: Tenements, Tales & Tastes tour starts and ends in New York. The Private New York: Tenements, Tales & Tastes is a walking tour that takes 3 hours.

Tacos, dumplings, knishes, bagels; America would be a food wasteland without immigration. Take this private tour and sample the side effects of mass immigration while learning about those that dared to live the American Dream.
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
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Based on 802 reviews
  • Mr. Barton
  • On Apr 16 2016
5 - Excellent
Mr. Barton's review for another Urban Adventures tour
“Danny (our tour guide) went above and beyond all expectations. I can't express how great of a guide he was. Over the course of our five day stay in Hong Kong, we went to four of Danny's urban adventures. Every one he came clearly prepared to share all sorts of exciting, intriguing, and interesting information about Hong Kong. It aided us in enjoying Hong Kong even more, and helped us appreciate the culture and history of Hong Kong a lot more as well. Danny is a patient, enthusiastic, and extremely knowledgeable guide, and we were sad to have to leave him at the end of our last trip with him.”
  • Ms. Jennifer
  • On Mar 11 2016
5 - Excellent
Ms. Jennifer's review for another Urban Adventures tour
“I had been looking forward to this experience FOREVER, and I was so pleased! Rodrigo is amazing and so much fun. The lucha libre was more than I ever imagined it would be. The bars were awesome. SO highly recommended.”
  • Ms. Carole
  • On Nov 22 2015
5 - Excellent
Ms. Carole's review for another Urban Adventures tour
“Beatrice ensured the tour catered for a vegetarian and still highlighted Turkish food and culture. It was a really delightful evening, more like an evening out with a friend than a tour. I really appreciated your policy of still running a tour with only one person as so many tours I tried to book while in Turkey were cancelled due to low numbers. This tour was great value for money.”

Get in touch with the tasty culture of NYC on this New York food tour that is a pleasure for both the body and the mind! This New York City tour starts off at a location where many new citizens are made official, City Hall.

On this historical tour of New York, we make our way in a loop around the NYC LES, seeing 100-year old bakeries, churches, and historic sites. We stroll the streets of Little Italy just as Lucky Luciano might have a century ago. Marvel at former and still operating synagogues and Jewish clothing stores. We dive into the culture remembered at places such as the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and the African Burial Ground, and the exciting streets of Chinatown, where you feel like you’re in Shanghai!

Along the way on our New York City food tour, we sink our teeth into amazing stories and amazing food. Knishes, prosciutto, dumplings, and more. We taste why New York City is the center of the world and the culinary legacy left here by those that have passed by Lady Liberty on their way to fulfill the American Dream.

(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Tenements, Tales & Tastes group tour.)

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Several tastes of different ethnic dishes
  • Items of a personal nature
  • tips and gratuities for your guide.
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Cancellation for this Private New York: Tenements, Tales & Tastes tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date -full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


For any tour departures within 27 September 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 27 September 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Private New York: Tenements, Tales & Tastes tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Private New York: Tenements, Tales & Tastes tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

In front of the African Burial Ground National Monument, across from 7 Elk Street (between Duane and Reade Street), New York, NY 10007

Meeting end point :

in the heart of the Lower East Side neighborhood (New York, NY 10002)

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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