Guided tour

New York: Lower East Side 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Ben's Bagel Tours

New York: Lower East Side 2.5-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: Ben's Bagel Tours

From US$ 50 per person

Experience the history, food, and architecture of the Lower East Side neighborhood, a historical area of New York City. On a 2.5-hour walking and tasting tour, you will find out about the district's rich immigrant past and ever-evolving present.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Walk through NYC's historical Lower East Side neighborhood
  • Taste great street food that used to be the everyday fare of immigrants
  • Learn about the past and present through the eyes of the people who have lived in the Lower East Side
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Get to know New York City's Lower East Side on a 2.5-hour walking tour with food tastings included. Since the early 1800s, this area has been the home of immigrants to the United States wanting to start a new life in America.  This is reflected in the food, clothing, languages, and buildings. In addition a new wave of New York hipsters have now moved in and have dramatically changed the "scene” of the Lower East Side. Learn about this interesting past and changing present as you walk the streets of the Lower East Side, taking in the sights and hearing the history, and enjoy food tastings along the way.
  • Food tastings and a hot fresh bagel at the beginning of each tour

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    Meeting point

    Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery 137 E Houston St Manhattan, NY 10002

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    • This will be a walking tour so comfortable shoes are a must.
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    4.3 /5

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    Quite nice, professional, decent charge on foot too. Route may profit from including stops at VERY exceptional locations, e.g., the Forward bld on E Bway, office of the socialist paper that once had a circulation beyond the beyond, today an apt bld that charges $9,000/month for a 2 bedroom. If that's not gentrification... Thank you, UL

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    October 22, 2018

    A better understanding of NYC!

    Our guide Ben has been extraordinary! He explained the history of the jews in NY yesterday and today; he took us to several historical traditional jewish food stores in the quarter that we would have never found on our own. I suggest this tour if you are into history and food!

    August 28, 2017

    September 4, 2017

    Product ID: 31962