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New York City Little Italy Tours

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New York City Little Italy
Little Italy, located in the heart of Lower Manhattan, was once the commercial and residential epicenter of New York’s Italian immigrant population. The area is now visited for its selection of nostalgic Italian eateries, historical mafia landmarks, and the annual Feast of San Gennaro street fair.

The Basics
Little Italy is a stop on many hop-on hop-off bus tours, and its restaurants, bakeries, and side streets can be easily explored in a single afternoon. Some walking tours combine this neighborhood with nearby Chinatown, SoHo, and the Lower East Side, while others offer a more in-depth look at the area’s history, including its 19th-century tenement buildings and historic mafia hangouts.

Little Italy is one of Manhattan’s top foodie destinations, and food tours that include tastings from pizza to pastries are a popular way to explore the area. Joint tours of Little Italy and Chinatown are sometimes offered due to the neighborhoods’ proximity, offering an even broader selection of the area’s hidden gems and eateries.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Little Italy is a must for foodies and history buffs.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, as Little Italy and its surrounding neighborhoods are best explored on foot.
  • Bring cash: Some of the area’s smaller eateries do not take credit.
  • Visit the MTA’s website for updates on subway detours and weekend transit schedules.

How to Get There
Sandwiched between SoHo and the Lower East Side, Little Italy is easily accessible using New York City’s comprehensive public transit system. The nearest subway stops are Canal Street on trains N, Q, R, W, J, Z, and 6 and Grand Street on trains B and D. Bus M1 also stops at Centre and Broome streets, a 2-minute walk from the heart of Little Italy. Alternatively, a Citi Bike bike-share dock is located on the corner of Lafayette and Howard streets.

When to Get There
As one of Manhattan’s most frequented neighborhoods, Little Italy is almost always buzzing with locals and visitors. To avoid the crowds, go for a morning coffee and pastry and explore before the 1pm lunch rush. Little Italy is best known for its annual Italian-American Feast of San Gennaro festival, held in late September. Crowds flock to Mulberry Street for food, drinks, and the Grand Procession parade.

Where to Find the Best Cannoli in Little Italy

Cannoli are quintessential Italian-American cuisine, and Manhattan’s Little Italy offers myriad opportunities to sample and compare. Locals and visitors often agree that Caffe Roma, on the corner of Broome and Mulberry streets, has the best cannoli in town, but La Bella Ferrara, just north of Canal Street, is close competition. Decide for yourself during Little Italy’s annual Feast of San Gennaro, when vendors line Mulberry Street selling a selection of the neighborhood’s best pastries.
Address: New York City 10013, USA
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat (seasonal) and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour.
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3 New York Neighborhoods Small-Group Tour : SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy

3 New York Neighborhoods Small-Group Tour : SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy

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New York City is so big, it can be difficult to fit everything into one visit. This tour makes seeing NYC’s most interesting neighborhoods—SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown—in one day easy. In SoHo, visit the historic Cast Iron District, and learn about 19th-century architecture. In Little Italy, see mob sites, and hear about John Gotti, an American mobster. In Chinatown, see top highlights and where get the best bargain.
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Private New York City Tour by Classic Convertible

Private New York City Tour by Classic Convertible

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Experience New York City in serious style by seeing it from the window of a classic car. Hop in the convertible 1971 Buick Skylark GS and let your guide regale you with interesting tales and facts about New York City as you cruise past some of the legendary landmarks and sites of the city.
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SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour

SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour

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Pack highlights of New York City’s most interesting neighborhoods—SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown—all into one day with this walking tour. In SoHo, visit the Cast Iron Historic District and learn about 19th-century architecture. In Little Italy, see mob sites and hear about John Gotti, an American mobster. In Chinatown, soak up the sights, smells, and sounds of the neighborhood.
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  • 2 hours
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Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest

Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest

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Tuck into the flavors and traditions of two of New York's top foodie neighborhoods on this Chinatown and Little Italy food tour. While exploring these neighborhoods can be overwhelming on your own, traveling with a guide enables you to focus on the food rather than worrying about getting lost. Plus, the guide takes you to off-the-beaten-path establishments where you can sample items such as homemade mozzarella and dim sum.
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Best of NYC Private Half-Day Lower Manhattan Limousine Tour

Best of NYC Private Half-Day Lower Manhattan Limousine Tour

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See New York City in style in a chauffeured limousine on this private tour. Cruise the streets of Lower Manhattan in style, passing through Greenwich Village, Chinatown, TriBeCa, and Little Italy. Stop to take photos, learn more about the city from your guide, and see landmarks including One World Trade Center and Brooklyn Bridge. Upgrade to continue your tour into Upper and Mid-Manhattan.
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  • 3 hours
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New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

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See as much as you can in fast-moving New York on this comprehensive 5-hour coach sightseeing tour of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Listen to live commentary as you tackle NYC from top to bottom, starting with Uptown highlights like Harlem and the Dakota (once home to John Lennon) before heading towards downtown. After admiring the Flatiron and Empire State Buildings, catch a glimpse of Greenwich Village and Soho and beholding the Brooklyn Bridge. Make sure to watch for the new World Trade Center as you head back to Herald Square.
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  • 5 hours
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New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option

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Explore New York City at your own pace on a private tour that lets you customize your itinerary. Your personal guide helps you to craft your dream journey around NYC, making this trip a rewarding adventure for everyone from first-time visitors to NYC regulars. Plus, while many tours have one driver/guide, on this trip you can choose a separate guide and driver so you can ensure your guide’s full attention.
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  • 6 hours
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New York City Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Half-Day Private Tour

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Tour Manhattan with your own private guide once your cruise docks at its New York City port. Your native New Yorker guide can fill you in on local history while leading you to top sights and attractions. Discover neighborhoods like Chinatown and SoHo and drive across the Brooklyn Bridge for stunning Manhattan views. Once your excursion is through, your driver will drop you at your hotel or area airport of choice.
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  • 5 hours
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New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission

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Experience the best of New York City in one day by following a professional guide through Manhattan's top attractions on this 6-hour NYC 360 tour. Make stops at Central Park, Rockefeller Center, 9/11 Memorial and Flat Iron and Financial districts, among others. Travel in a luxury vehicle to all locations, and learn about the the history and stories of this incredible city from your guide as you walk around each sight. Cap off a day of sightseeing with skip-the-line entrance to One World Observatory (admission included), where you'll travel more than 100 stories in less than 60 seconds .
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  • 6 hours
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NYC Tour with Statue of Liberty Pedestal Access

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Maximize your sightseeing time in high-energy New York City on this tour offering skip-the-line access to the city’s most iconic landmarks. This guided excursion helps you avoid long lines at popular sights including the Statue of Liberty, meaning you have more time for an included bus tour as well as visits to Big Apple attractions like the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and lunch in Little Italy (at your own expense).
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New York Tour by Subway and Bus with Private Guide

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Avoid group excursions packed with tourists and instead discover New York City like a local on a private tour by subway and bus. While the city can be intimidating to explore on your own, on this tour a personal guide leads the way to top attractions and historic landmarks. That way, you don’t have to worry about navigating the public transportation systems and hectic streets.
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NYC Lower East Side Food and Culture Small-Group Tour

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From stroopwafel to mozzarella to knishes; there are many amazing eats on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. On this small-group walking tour, discover the neighborhood's diverse cultural heritage and learn how its immigration history has influenced its dynamic foodie scene. Along the way, visit markets, bakeries, and restaurants, and sample delicacies from all around the world.
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New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including One World Observatory Admission

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Put the 'big' in the Big Apple by covering a huge swath of Manhattan on this 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour and then gain entry to the sky-high One World Observatory in lower Manhattan. Save your feet and leg muscles by riding comfortably on the double-decker bus, learning about the history of the city as you go, getting off when something strikes your interest. Then head to One World Observatory for a stunning view. Upgrade to a 48-hour 'all loops' ticket to see even more.
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Chinatown, Five Points and Little Italy Walking Tour

Chinatown, Five Points and Little Italy Walking Tour

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Take a walking tour of three of Manhattan’s most storied neighborhoods with an informative guide. Perfect for first-time visitors and anyone who loves New York history, this fully-narrated excursion offers a fascinating overview of Little Italy, Chinatown, and Five Points. Hear about the various groups of immigrants who settled here and learn about the political and social influences they’ve had on the city.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Tour of Soho, Chinatown, and Little Italy

Private Tour of Soho, Chinatown, and Little Italy

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Explore the history of three well-known neighborhoods in Manhattan on a New York City walking tour. Your informative guide shares the highlights of Soho, Chinatown, and Little Italy, giving you a glimpse of each district's history, culture, and landmarks.
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Private New York City Full-Day Walking Tour

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Take a full day to see the areas of NYC you’ve always wanted to on this private walking tour. Together with your own personal guide, you and your group of up to nine can spend the day exploring the New York sights and neighborhoods that interest you the most. Your customized itinerary takes you to the places you request, and your guide's commentary is based on your interests.
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  • 6 hours
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$506.67
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New York Double-Decker Bus Night Tour

New York Double-Decker Bus Night Tour

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See New York City shine in all its glory on this illuminating night tour. From aboard an open-top double-decker bus, see the lights and evening activity of Times Square, Greenwich Village, SoHo, the Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, and more. Savor incredible panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline at night.
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New York Best of Manhattan Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Cram as much fun as possible into your visit to the Big Apple thanks to this guided sightseeing trip covering some of New York’s top highlights. Take a spin aboard a double-decker bus as you explore Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Little Italy, One World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial, and much more. A New York Harbor cruise and brief walking tours in select areas are also included.
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  • 6 hours
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NYC Gangster and Mob Private Walking Tour

NYC Gangster and Mob Private Walking Tour

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Stroll the streets where some of the most powerful gangs in New York City once ruled during a walking tour. Your guide shares stories about ruthless gangsters as you visit Little Italy, Chinatown, and the Five Points neighborhood. See a FBI hideout, an opium den, clubs favored by mob bosses, and landmarks like the historic St. Patrick's Old Cathedral.
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  • 2 hours
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See 30 Top New York Sights! Fun Local Guide! (Kids Free!)

See 30 Top New York Sights! Fun Local Guide! (Kids Free!)

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New York City can feel overwhelming for visitors but this small-group guided tour can ensure you get the most out of your visit. Your guide will take you to see all the major landmarks, ensuring that you don't miss a thing, and provide essential historical and cultural context for a fully rounded experience.
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  • 5 hours
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New York City SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour

New York City SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour

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Discover three of New York City’s most iconic neighborhoods on a 3-hour walking tour through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. Walk alongside an experienced guide as you explore Mafia haunts and historic pizza joints, landmark buildings and vibrant neighborhoods. See SoHo’s famous cast iron buildings and glamorous boutiques, then hear stories about New York’s history and culture while you stroll through the old Five Points District. Get a glimpse of the city’s rough-and-tumble past in an opium den, a mafia club and the city’s former police headquarters.
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  • 3 hours
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$45.00
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New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Downtown

New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Downtown

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Enjoy a sightseeing tour of New York City with tickets for a hop-on, hop-off bus that visits downtown’s most important sites. Explore the city at your own pace, with time to stroll the grass at Central Park and join the crowd at Times Square, climb to the top of the Empire State Building or browse downtown shops. Choose the stops that interest you most, or simply enjoy the view and recorded narration as you wind through Chinatown, Little Italy, Greenwich Village and all of downtown Manhattan’s most exciting neighborhoods.
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  • 2 hours
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$40.00
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