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Once a hub for newly arrived immigrants, then later, a gritty part of New York City largely populated by struggling artists, the Lower East Side is now one of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods. You’ll find unique boutiques, small galleries, and plenty of character in this district bordered by East Houston, Essex, Canal, and the Bowery.

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NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour

NYC Lower East Side Walking and Food Tour

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Delve deeper into the food and multicultural history of Manhattan’s Lower East Side than you could alone on this small-group walking tour. Rather than guessing at eateries and foods to try, let a guide showcase local hotspots and specialties; and chart their European, Jewish, and other cultural roots. Taste snacks such as “knish” doughballs, “bialy” filled rolls, and more; and learn stories of 19th-century immigrant life that many travelers miss.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.34
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NYC Lower East Side Food and Culture Small-Group Tour

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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.63
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Lower East Side Eats Food Tour

Lower East Side Eats Food Tour

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Foodies experience the diverse flavors of New York City’s Lower East Side on this culinary walking tour. Join your guide to begin your stroll, where you can uncover the immigrant history of the neighborhood, and learn how diverse cultures contributed to the rich culinary world of the Lower East Side today. Highlights include the tastings at six different shops, restaurants, and cafés, where you sample everything from traditional Jewish delicacies and bagels to old-fashioned candies, donuts, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Tastes of the Lower East Side
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Tastes of the Lower East Side

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The Lower East Side can seem intimidating to explore on your own, but this Tastes of the Lower East Side food tour is a perfect introduction to the neighborhood, its history, and, of course, its food. Explore the LES on foot and learn about its rich immigrant past. Hear about the various groups who immigrated to New York City and sample some of the delicious foods that they brought with them.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise
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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

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Avoid the mobs of people sightseeing on land, and opt for this Manhattan architecture yacht cruise instead. From the teak deck of the boat, learn about New York City's architectural landmarks as you circumnavigate the island and listen to the 'Around Manhattan' narration provided by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). One beer or glass of wine is provided, as well as soda.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
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$106.00
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Stories from the Dark Side of New York City, NYPD Created Guided Crime Tour

Stories from the Dark Side of New York City, NYPD Created Guided Crime Tour

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Learn tales of Manhattan’s historical organized crime that most people never hear on this walking tour. Meet your guide—a retired New York City police officer or detective—and walk to once crime-ridden locations in Chinatown, the Lower East Side, and Wall Street. Visit crime sites, hear stories of gang warfare, crime rings, and the Mafia; and discover how, and to what extent, today’s city has cleaned up its act.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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Private New York City Jeep Tour: Exploring the Urban Jungle of Lower Manhattan

Private New York City Jeep Tour: Exploring the Urban Jungle of Lower Manhattan

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Cruise around New York City like a VIP in a private Jeep Wrangler with a personal chauffeur. Cover far more ground than you could on foot as you drive the streets of the Big Apple and explore all of the city's most famous neighborhoods including Greenwich Village, SoHo, TriBeCa, Chinatown, and the Lower East Side.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$399.00
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Lower East Side Bagel Tour
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Lower East Side Bagel Tour

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New York City’s Lower East side is home to many cultures and plenty of good food. Focus primarily on this area’s Jewish culture during this food tour. Start your tour with NYC’s most iconic food—the bagel—and follow your guide to bakeries, delis, candy shops, and markets that celebrate Jewish heritage. Visit synagogues, museums and local landmarks to hear stories about daily life and traditions in this colorful NYC community.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$58.67
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Private Downtown Street Art Tour With Guide/Muralist

Private Downtown Street Art Tour With Guide/Muralist

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New York City has been a street art destination for close to 50 years. On a private walking tour through downtown neighborhoods, your guide points out hidden murals that visitors often miss. Along the way, learn about the evolution of Lower Manhattan, from the influx of immigrants to how it became the city’s first artist colony. Booking a private tour ensures a tailored experience and your guide’s full attention.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$328.67
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Street Art & Graffiti Tour in NYC Private Tour
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Street Art & Graffiti Tour in NYC Private Tour

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New York’s vibrant Lower East Side neighborhood has, in recent years, become a hub of some of the city’s most experimental and boundary-pushing street art. Go on a small-group, cultural walking tour of the neighborhood, and spot noteworthy works by internationally renowned artists. Meet your guide at the Houston Bowery Wall in Nolita—famed for its ever-changing murals—and then venture to the LES. You’ll admire pieces in the 100 Gates Project, will see work by Shephard Fairey and Space Invader, and learn more about the vibrant local street art community.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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Sidewalks and Skyscrapers: Street Art Is This Way

Sidewalks and Skyscrapers: Street Art Is This Way

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Focus on New York City's vibrant street art scene on this walking tour with an art-expert guide. Strolling the streets yourself means you'll get a much closer look at the urban works of art, from graffiti to murals, than you would from behind the windows of a tour vehicle. Traveling with a small group of just 10 people or fewer means you'll enjoy some personalized attention and the chance to ask questions.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Private Tastes of the Lower East Side Tour

Private Tastes of the Lower East Side Tour

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On this private tour, get up close and personal with the Lower East Side: one of Manhattan’s most diverse and dynamic neighborhoods. Pick a departure time that works for your schedule, and meet your guide. You’ll see the Eldridge Street Synagogue, popular eateries like Katz’s Deli and Russ & Daughters, the Manhattan Bridge, and more. As you go, learn about the immigrants who shaped the area, the history of tenement housing, the Lower East Side’s rich culinary culture, and more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.00
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Lower East Side Contemporary Art Tour with NYC Art Critic

Lower East Side Contemporary Art Tour with NYC Art Critic

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Art enthusiasts can unpack the nuanced contemporary art world with this guided tour to several standout New York City galleries on Manhattan's trendy Lower East Side. Follow your guide to explore outside-the-box art spaces featuring contemporary works and experimental exhibits. Chat about the work with your art critic-guide as you go, and learn about the most important shows up in NYC.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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Tip of Manhattan Bike Tour

Tip of Manhattan Bike Tour

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Traverse New York City's streets like a local on a bike tour of Lower Manhattan. Pedal along as your guide navigates the city’s numerous bike paths and side streets to the Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street, New York Harbor, and beyond. Learn about Manhattan’s top sights as you pedal through iconic neighborhoods, such as the Lower East Side, Greenwich Village, and Battery Park.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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Lower East Side Prohibition Pub Crawl

Lower East Side Prohibition Pub Crawl

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Experience what Manhattan’s Lower East Side was like in the roaring twenties on a three-hour prohibition pub crawl. Tour original speakeasies of the era and stop into hidden modern day examples that you need a secret password to enter. Learn about the notorious gangsters who ran the city decades ago and hear what Lower East Side parties were like during prohibition. Stop at various venues and enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne along the way.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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Should I book Lower East Side tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lower East Side can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Lower East Side 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lower East Side costs USD 40.00. Guided Lower East Side tours start around USD 40.00 per person.
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