The Secret New York Tour
List of sights you will see on this tour
Your tour may be customized to spend more or less time at particular sights of interest to
you, as well as ones you’d rather skip. On all our private tours, sights are seen from both
inside and outside the vehicle.
Greenwich Village: Meander through the narrow, tree-lined
streets with your guide and you’ll instantly be caught under its
spell. Far removed from the skyscrapers of Midtown, here you’ll
feel like your in a small town somewhere that’s not New York,
yet this is probably the most characteristically New York
neighborhood of them all! The history of Greenwich Village that
is. Cafes, artists, reformers & intellectuals. More has happened
here to influence popular culture than perhaps any other
neighborhood in the world. You’ll LOVE this place. LOTS to
Meatpacking District: This trendy section of The Village is ripe
with contradictions. By day men in blood-stained white coats
unload truckloads of fresh meat and whole pigs. By night the
area morphs into one of the City’s hottest night life destinations.
Discover some of the secrets of this neighborhood–of-the-
Gramercy Park: Home to the only private park in Manhattan
this elegant neighborhood has some stunning architecture and
wonderful history few New Yorkers even know about.
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East Village: It’s here where Abraham Lincoln gave a speech
that kick-started his presidential campaign in 1860. It’s also the
birthplace of punk music and was home to the Beatnik
movement in the 1950’s. Learn about the Rock ‘n’ Roll history
of this amazing neighborhood, discover the secrets of an old
church dating back to 1799 and find a few other unexpected
discoveries in this very diverse, very historic neighborhood.
Wall Street / Financial District: Take a walk through the
City’s and our nation’s financial capital. This is also the oldest
part of the City, when it was originally called New Amsterdam.
How did it all start? What made New York the capital of
commerce? Learn all this and more.
Chinatown: Full of interesting history and culture, Chinatown
offers plenty for the curious-minded adventurer. Discover what
used to be a secret tunnel for the Chinese tongs (mafia). Go off
the beaten path and wander through this other-worldly
neighborhood’s crooked, narrow streets.
Brooklyn Heights: A beautifully serene neighborhood with
some fascinating history, little-known landmarks and great
architecture. A visit here promises to be one of the highlights of
your trip to New York.
D.U.M.B.O.: What was once a gritty manufacturing and
warehouse district on the waterfront has been transferred into
a vibrant, artsy and pricey neighborhood. Learn about the local
history of this waterfront and discover its secrets.
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