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Wall Street Insider Tour

1. Wall Street Insider Tour

On this unique 75-minute guided tour of Wall Street you’ll see world-famous financial landmarks such as the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve, and Wall Street. While walking along the streets of Lower Manhattan, your guide will tell you stories that only an insider would know about. You’ll be entertained, informed, and even shocked! Stops include the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, House of Morgan, Trump Tower, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Federal Reserve, Charging Bull, Trinity Church, and more. You’ll learn about the 400 years of history that traces the original Dutch trading outpost to modern Wall Street, and see where billion-dollar deals are negotiated and where the fate of the economy is determined. This tour has been featured on television and in newspapers, including CNN, BBC, Reuters, and The New York Times. The Wall Street Insider Tour aims to demystify and personify Wall Street through personal interaction with an insider and hearing of their first-hand experiences.

NYC: Wall Street Tour with 9/11 Memorial and Statue Ferry

2. NYC: Wall Street Tour with 9/11 Memorial and Statue Ferry

Visit over 12 top downtown NYC attractions with this special access ticket and tour. Save time and see more: Statue of Liberty, Museum Access, Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, Charging Bull, Federal Hall, Federal Reserve Bank, Trinity Church, Fearless Girl, and more. Meet your guide in the Financial District to learn about the history of NYC, the early Dutch settlement and how it transformed to the financial capital today. As you walk along Wall Street, you’ll see the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve Bank and other financial and historical institutions. Next stop is the 9/11 National Memorial where you’ll see the enormous reflecting pools, the largest man-made fountains. You’ll hear stories of the events, tragedy and heroism of that day. The guide will take you directly to the Reserve ticket line where you will get priority boarding to the ferry that will take you to Liberty Island. Before sending on your way to Liberty Island, your guide will tell you the key things to check out on Liberty and Ellis Island as well as share the amazing stories of America immigration and the story behind the Statue of Liberty. It is a better experience to explore the Liberty and Ellis Island at your own pace after you are given the history and the key sites to check out. You decide where you’d like to spend more time – whether it is to learn the history and construction of the Statue, admire the views of NYC or look for your ancestors’ names on Ellis Island. As you sail to the island you’ll see the amazing NYC skyline. Get those cameras ready for amazing views of Lady Liberty and NYC. Once on Liberty Island, there are handheld audio guide (available in 9 different languages) you can use while exploring the islands and museums. 8:45: Meet expert guide outside the fence of 24 Broad Street 9:00: Guided tour of Wall Street and the Financial District 10:00: Guided tour of the 9/11 Memorial 11:00: Board Statue Cruises ferry for Liberty and Ellis Island -  Audio Guide available on Liberty Island

NYC: Downtown Tour & Optional One World Observatory Ticket

3. NYC: Downtown Tour & Optional One World Observatory Ticket

Welcome to New York, the city that never sleeps! Get a real feel for the city as you take to its streets and subways with a local guide and experience what Manhattan has to offer. Your full-day tour begins when you meet your guide in Times Square, at the statue of renowned lyricist and composer George M. Cohan. Hear about the history of Times Square and learn how a horse trading market became the most famous intersection in the world. Head out along New York’s Theater District, which for a hundred years has been the center of the world for actors, playwrights, and artists from around the globe. Visit 30 Rockefeller Center and continue east to Fifth Avenue, the world's most expensive street, lined with elegant storefronts such as Saks and Bergdorf Goodman. Stop to admire Patrick’s Cathedral, the New York Public Library, and the Chrysler Building before stepping beneath the arching dome of Grand Central, where there’s a stop to buy lunch with choices for most dietary restrictions.  After lunch you’ll hop on the subway like a true New Yorker and head downtown to Wall Street, where you can rub the nose of the Wall Street Bull for good luck! Walk through the financial capital of the world and head to Battery Park, where the ferry awaits to show you the Statue of Liberty. The Staten Island ferry will not stop on Liberty Island, but will sail past it for a view of Lady Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline. Upon returning, your guide will take you to visit the 9/11 Memorial. At the conclusion of your tour you will be admitted to The Observatory at the One World Trade Center Tower (also know as "Freedom Tower"). This panoramic observation deck is a marvel of engineering and architecture. The program begins in the lobby of the Freedom Tower with "Voices" - a film dedicated to the men and women of the World Trade Towers and the new One World Trade Center. You will then take the "Sky Pod" elevator, which rises 1,250 feet in the air in 60 seconds. The Observation Deck begins on the 102nd floor with the See Forever Theater and moves down to the 100th floor, where the main observation deck is situated. Immersive LED displays, interactive touch screen video, and dining options mean there's plenty to do, but the true draw is the view - hundreds of feet above even the impressive New York Skyline stretching across all of Manhattan. The Itinerary Times Square Broadway Theater District Rockefeller Center St. Patrick’s Cathedral Fifth Ave Shops New York Public Library Chrysler Building Grand Central Terminal New York City Subway Charging Bull Alexander Hamilton Customs House Canyon of Heroes/Ticker Tape Parade Route Brooklyn Bridge Statue of Liberty and NYC Skyline via Staten Island Ferry Trinity Church National 9/11 Memorial Wall Street New York Stock Exchange Federal Hall One World Observatory (ticket included)

NYC: The Story of Alexander Hamilton Walking Tour

4. NYC: The Story of Alexander Hamilton Walking Tour

Embark on a shared group or private tour to discover the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the most charismatic and controversial founding fathers. Explore New York City’s oldest neighborhood, the financial district, and learn how Hamilton has his fingerprints on nearly every historic landmark. Begin the adventure at Trinity Church, where Hamilton was buried as a result of one of the darkest days in American political history. Learn how Hamilton arrived in America and quickly became one of the most influential minds of his day, only to be shot dead before his 50th birthday. Stop by Zuccotti Park and uncover how more recent revolutionary movements like Occupy Wall Street trace their roots to Hamilton’s ambitious plans for American prosperity. Learn how Hamilton’s role as America’s first Secretary of the Treasury led to the creation of the New York Stock Exchange. Across the street sits Federal Hall, where Hamilton looked on as George Washington was sworn in as the nation’s first president and where he served in the first cabinet. Then check out the two Wall Street skyscrapers that still stand as reminders of the epic feud between Hamilton and Burr. You will also see one emblazoned with the name of one of the United States' more recent presidents. Stop by Hamilton's graveside at the Trinity Church to pay your respects to this legendary figure. Finally, make your way down the first paved street in New York City to one of the oldest bars in town, where Hamilton himself used to drink with the nation's first president, George Washington. During the tour, discover not only Hamilton’s history in New York but also how he came to epitomize the American Dream, created the modern world you live in today, and inspired many wealthy leaders who continue to shape the city and world.

Financial Crisis Tour

5. Financial Crisis Tour

This highly acclaimed Financial Crisis Tour has been recommended by both the BBC and The New York Times. Guided by real Wall Street insiders, you will explore world-famous financial landmarks, such as the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Reserve. Founded by a Vice President of Deutsche Bank, the tour meanders the narrow streets of Lower Manhattan. As you walk past attractions such as the iconic Charging Bull statue, hear exclusive stories from inside the trenches that will truly shock you! Get first-hand knowledge of the causes and effects of the crash from the people that were part of the Wall Street breakdown. Discover why some traders made billion-dollar profits, while banks collapsed. Learn more about the Financial District's rich history, architecture and trivia as you stop at major zites such as Federal Hall, Trump Tower, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, and many more. Leave with a deeper understanding of the financial markets and recent financial innovations, and a greater knowledge about the hectic trading culture and lifestyle.

Lower Manhattan Tour: Wall Street & 9/11 Memorial

6. Lower Manhattan Tour: Wall Street & 9/11 Memorial

Meet your guide in the Financial District to learn about the early history of New York City, the early Dutch settlement and the transformation into today’s financial capital. It was like the Wild West, a trading outpost on the outskirts of the law where guns and ammunition were traded in exchange for beaver pelts from the Native Americans. You will see financial and historical landmarks such as Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, House of Morgan, the Charging Bull, as well as go inside Federal Hall and Trinity Church. At the New York Stock Exchange building, you'll learn how a group of 24 traders wanted to formalize their trading and created the Buttonwood Agreement, which gave birth to the stock exchange. You'll stand at the site of the first terrorist attack on New York City, which remains unsolved to this day.  Walk along Wall Street to 40 Wall Street where your guide will share the story of the Skyscraper Race within the concrete jungle, when two buildings simultaneously being constructed to out-do one another in height takes an surprising turn. Your guide will bring you inside Trinity Church, whose graveyard contains the remains of many great Americans: signers of the Declaration of Independence, and founding Father, Alexander Hamilton and inventor Robert Fulton.  Hear about the political rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr that came to a bloody end. Next, you will have the chance to reflect at the 9/11 Memorial.  Against the peaceful background sounds of the trickling water coming from Reflecting Absence waterfalls, which are built on the actual footprint of the former World Trade Center buildings, your tour guide will give an overview of the events of that day, as well as more emotional and heroic stories of the people who were involved in the attacks and immediate rescue efforts. You'll also learn about the symbolism and design of the memorial itself as well as the new WTC buildings, such as One World Trade. For the last stretch of the tour, walk south down Broadway where you'll see the famous Charging Bull statue, Bowling Green Park, and the Canyon of Heroes. Your tour concludes in Battery Park where your guide will give an overview of our country's immigration history as you stare out the harbor towards the Statue of Liberty. Itinerary includes: New York Stock Exchange Wall StreetFederal HallHouse of MorganTrump BuildingTrinity Church National 9/11 MemorialCanyon of Heroes/Ticker Tape Parade Route Charging Bull Alexander Hamilton Custom House Battery Park and Castle Clinton

New York City's Financial District: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

7. New York City's Financial District: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Head to the birthplace of America’s political and financial might: the Federal Reserve, Federal Hall, and Wall Street. On this 90-minute walking tour, you’ll parade down Broadway’s Canyon of Heroes in the footsteps of royalty, presidents, and famous athletes, and find out how New York’s famous Charging Bull statue found a permanent home outside Bowling Green. You’ll discover how the aviator ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan ended up flying 28 hours to Ireland instead of Los Angeles, and why more men died while imprisoned by the British than on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War. Other highlights on this tour include: • Standing on America’s most prestigious street corner, One Wall Street • Joining the chants of the Occupy Wall Street protesters in Zuccotti Park following the 2009 financial crash • Plotting the largest gold heist in history outside the Federal Reserve, where more gold is stored than anywhere else on earth • Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the Fearless Girl statue that was only meant to spend a week in front of the Charging Bull, but became a permanent feature • Gazing up at Trump’s other tower, America’s number one location for financial scam artists From seeing the scars of the 1920 Wall Street bombing, to hearing about JP Morgan, the man who inspired Monopoly’s Uncle Pennybags, this tour has something for everyone. CREDITS: The additional voices recite actual quotes, performed by actors. And by actors we mean our dear friends and neighbors who work for beer & wine: Tom Eich, Mattie Goldberg, Clara Marshall, Penny O'Brien, Paul Safsel, Bob Tracy, Lisa Wagner, Josh Wallach, John Williams, Sofia Williams.

How Money Was Made: Wall Street Walking Tour

8. How Money Was Made: Wall Street Walking Tour

Discover the financial and political roots of Wall Street, from the Native American origins of early trading in the Americas, to the influences of the Europeans merchants and the rise of the American Financial system. We explore the financial crises caused by stock market crashes, the impact of aggressive economic growth on diverse populations, and the rebirth of Lower Manhattan after the devastating events of 9/11. Meet the visionaries, financial innovators, women pioneers, Robber Barons, and forgotten enslaved laborers who helped shape the history of Wall Street.

Early Access 911 Memorial Pools & Lady Liberty 60 Min Cruise

9. Early Access 911 Memorial Pools & Lady Liberty 60 Min Cruise

Meet your guide for a truly unforgettable experience in New York City, and immerse yourself in the culture of the "Big Apple" through the eyes of a local. Build an understanding about the origins and history of the complex city, and learn about the horrific events of September 11, 2001. Pass the Federal Hall National Memorial, built as the US Customer House on the site where George Washington was inaugurated. Stop at the New York Stock Exchange for a memorable photo opportunity, and then continue to Battery Park, originally built as a fort before it became an aquarium and eventually fell under the agency of the National Park Service. Pay tribute to the thousands of citizens and first responders who lost their lives on that fateful day in 2001 at the 9/11 Memorial. Gain an insight into the events from your guide's commentary, provided before the crowds arrive later in the day. Then, Climb aboard your boat at Pier 15 on the east side of New York City, and take a 60-minute boat ride to within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty. Cruise right under the Brooklyn Bridge and see the most famous skyline in the world. Your live English guide will point out the sites as you journey along the river including the Empire State Building, the new Freedom Tower, the Manhattan Bridge, Governor's Island and more. Make use of both the indoor and outdoor seating, along with large open windows for your viewing pleasure. Get within touching distance of "Lady Liberty" and then move on to Ellis Island to take photos of the famous entry point to New York City. Marvel at the skyline of Manhattan and its famous skyscrapers, including the new One World Trade Center. Glide down both the east and west side of Lower Manhattan, and purchase drinks and food from the concession stand aboard the boat.  Option Two: Positioned on top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, on levels 100, 101, and 102 of the 1,776 foot tall One World Trade Center building, One World Observatory™ provides unique, panoramic views of New York City, its most iconic sites, and surrounding waters. Upgrade to include the One World Trade Observatory located in the Freedom towers.

First Responder Guided 911 Memorial,Lower Manhattan, Wall St

10. First Responder Guided 911 Memorial,Lower Manhattan, Wall St

Local born guides some retired NYPD first responders guide this experience. Beginning at Wall Street, the financial capital of the world we walk through history learning the origin of the City. Discuss famous financial crimes and the inner working of the Stock Exchange. Explore Federal Hall, the birthplace of America. Visit the Fearless Girl and with the Charging Bull of Wall Street Statues. Stand where George Washington took the Oath of Office to become the first American President. Visit Trinity Church, the final resting place of Alexander Hamilton. White Star line Titanic survivors and families. This tour finishes at the National Museum of the American Indian. This tour is ideal for anyone interested in history, crimes and Wall Street. Gratuities welcomed.

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Jonathan was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. He kept me engaged and wanting to stay outside and learn more, even in cold and wet weather.

Julie is AMAZING! Super knowledgeable sharing insights and with great spirit!!! Duration is also ideal!

Our guide, Sam, was wonderful and knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed the 2 hour tour. Thank you.

Great. Guide was Very knowledgeable of sites and history. Pleasure listening to him.

Fantastic! Informative! Well packaged in the given time! We'll Organised! 5 Star!