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history day tour in new york city lower manhattan

New York City Tour: History & Heritage in Lower Manhattan

Discover New York City through the lens of its rich and diverse ethnic communities.  This New York tour will give you the opportunity to discover often-forgotten places, unexplored spaces, and historical sites to learn about the people and neighborhoods that made New York City what it is today. 

Why you will love this tour

Tour duration

Approx. 8-9 hours

Group size

4 - 12 travelers


9 am to 6 pm

Departure dates

Every Friday

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  • Learn about the history of two emblematic neighborhoods of New York City: the traditionally Jewish Lower East Side to hear the many histories of migration over centuries, and  Greenwich Village where you will learn about its history of trailblazing women from preservationists.

  • Enjoy and a bagel and a sandwich from a well-known delicatessen and stop at locally owned shops and stores during your guided visit.

  • Admire the city's Beaux-Arts architecture at the Flatiron Building and Grand Central Station.

Itinerary of your New York City Tour

Your full day tour will start on the busy Lower East Side at 9 am with a bagel from a legendary local shop before starting your guided tour. First, you and your group will learn the rich history of the Lower East Side and discover often-forgotten places, unexplored spaces, and the many histories of migration over centuries in this neighborhood. Be sure to bring your appetite because you will enjoy a local delicatessen’s famous sandwiches towards the end of the morning!


In the afternoon, continue with a guided tour of Greenwich Village, home to influential women throughout New York’s history. You’ll discover how these radical women helped shape the Village into the culturally rich and progressive neighborhood it is today.


Next you head to Union Square with a stop at the famous Strand bookstore, deemed the “undisputed king of the city’s independent bookstores” by the New York Times. You’ll finish your tour at Grand Central Station, where your guide will highlight details of this Beaux-Arts wonder.

Package information

What is included

  • Guide services for 9 hours 

  • One bagel and one sandwich per person from local shops

Not included

  • Insurance

  • Transfers or transportation

  • Services of a guide other than the ones listed

  • Tips for the guide

  • Personal expenses

  • Beverages and meals other than the ones indicated in the program

  • Any other visits, excursions, or entrance fees

Price: $199.00 per person

Travel with Teebsi

This New York City tour supports and provides exposure to many locally owned businesses.


Your guide will highlight and stop at different shops and stores with deep community roots.


You will visit neighborhoods that are further away from the traditional tourist tours and focuses on their history.


This tour uses only public transportation to minimize its impact on the environment.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund if cancellation is received eight days prior to departure date. If you must cancel your reservation between seven days of departure and the departure date, no refund will be provided. To cancel your trip, contact us by email or via the ''contact us'' section of the website.

The tour requires a minimum number of people. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Please refer to the full terms & conditions

Who is Teebsi

Teebsi creates mindful US Tours and Vacation Packages for conscious travelers, that provide a unique travel experience and positively impact local communities.

Our tours focus on conscious travel, meaningful moments with the local communities, and travel experiences that you won't find anywhere else. As part of our commitment for the local communities we travel to, we donate 1% of our sales to local nonprofits who work for the well-being of their community.

Learn more about Teebsi

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