Iconic Monuments

Unbeatable Views

2 Cities in 3 Hours

How The Underprivileged and Working Class Built New York City

The Wall Street/Downtown NYC area was originally the entirety of New York City, know then as New Amsterdam during the initial Dutch occupation in the 1600s. Everyone lived and worked below Wall Street in the early seventeenth century, most of life was within the famous wall for which it is named.

The Dutch West India Company, which owned the colony accepted any European willing to work the land in what was then a very brutal place in which to live. The Dutch needed soldiers to kill Native Americans and labor to develop a strong balance of trade with Europe and the Caribbean. Eventually, enslaved Africans three hundred of them by the time the Dutch left in 1664 were used for all essential labor. The English peacefully threw out the Dutch Government in 1664 and renamed the area “New York,” after the Duke of York.

The Wall Street area features many American Revolutionary War sites … reminding us of a significant historical change. In the 1770s, and 1780s, it was okay to be revolutionary, but today it is tabooed, we’re all supposed to go home, watch TV, and buy as many products as we can charge to our credit cards.

Tour Highlights Include:

This is one of a slate of Radical Walking Tours to expose our visitors and guests to the often forgotten and marginalized people, groups, and movements whose ideas and activities significantly influenced the evolution and development of life in New York City and beyond, from the days of colonial settlement to the modern era.

Learn about the priceless contribution and experiences of the enslaved peoples, the working classes and the underprivileged who did the heavy lifting to build this city from the ground up.

The National Museum of the American Indians, Battery Park and Wall Street are memorials to the demise of the American Indian tribes at the hands of the European colonists from the 1600s and well into modern times.

In Battery Park, you will enjoy the naturally beautiful gardens and the close-up view of the Manhattan Bay where the waters of the Hudson River from the North West, and the East River meet and mingle with the Atlantic Ocean. See its many monuments that tell of the historical legacy of New York City and much of the US as a whole.

Take in the breathtaking views of a part the coastline of the 'Big Apple'; View the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to the US in July 1881 to celebrate the end of slavery in the US. The parts of the monument that symbolizes the breaking of the chains of enslavement of African people were later removed by the US.

We will catch the PATH Subway train for a pleasant 15-minute ride to Hoboken, NJ.

This is the only tour that includes two states and two cities in a 3-4 hour walking activity.

You will visit 5-7 interesting, significant sites in Hoboken, including a visit to a couple Mafia Safe House Locations.

The experience will be informative, health-supporting and fun.

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Tour Details

Tour Details

Price

Adult: (13-75 Yrs)

  • 2-3 persons: $186.00 per person
  • 4-6 persons: $176.00 per person
  • 7-9 persons: $166.00 per person
  • 10-13 persons: $150.00 per person
  • 14-25 persons: $135.00 per person

Youth: (6-12 Yrs)

  • 1-2 persons: $166.00 per person
  • 3-5 persons: $156.00 per person
  • 6-9 persons: $150.00 per person
  • 10-25 persons: $140 per person

Senior: (76+ yrs)

  • 1-5 persons: $166.00 per person
  • 6-25 persons: $150.00 per person

Child: (5 & Under) Free
Youth and children must be accompanied by an adult(s)

*Groups of 14 or more individuals, please contact Our Group Manager.
* You may also be entitled to one FREE Admission: info@rovecitytours.com, PH: 201-963-8830


Departure time

Customizable, select at the time of booking.


Meeting point

This tour will meet at the Monument of the Charging Bull in the vicinity of #26 Broadway New York, NY 10004 USA

Take the number 4 or 5 Subway train to the Bowling Green Station. The Charging Bull Monument is at the Broadway exit. Take the 2 or 3 Subway to Wall Street and walk down Broadway to the bull monument.

*Look for the CityRove Guest Assistant with the white & Green Banner/flag at the rear of the bull Monument.


Availability

Available from March 15th to December 30th. 
Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat

Tour Is Offered During The Hours: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Mon – Fri
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sat – Sun.

*Appointments may be accepted before March 15th, or after December 30th. *PRIVATE TOURS ARE AVAILABLE PLEASE CALL TO BOOK.


Duration

Around 3-4 hours


Group size

Max 25 persons per booking.

* Shared, not private. (Private tours are available, please contact CityRove Email: info@rovecitytours.com, PH: 201-963-8830)


Included

  • All admission fees and taxes
  • Admission into the tour group
  • A live Tour escort
  • Subway transportation to Hoboken, NJ

Not included

  • Food & drinks
  • Transportation to and from meeting point
  • Foreign language translation/interpretation

Participation requirements

This tour is mostly walking – you will be exposed to the natural elements during much of the tour; we advise wearing comfortable footwear for walking and clothing for weather conditions. High heeled shoes should not be worn for this activity.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.


Additional Info

  • Wheelchair accessible (including all transportation)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation

What You’ll See and Do

This tour starts at the famous Charging Bull statue near Wall Street, where you’ll meet your CityRove tour guide. Learn the story behind this 7,000 pound bronze statue made by Italian-American sculptor, Arturo Di Modica, and what it symbolizes for Americans. We’ll snap some pics with this famous statue before heading to Battery Park.

Battery Park, also called the Battery, sits at the southern tip of Manhattan and boasts lush gardens and many historical monuments. The Battery overlooks Manhattan Bay where the waters of the Hudson River and the East River meet and mingle with the Atlantic Ocean. This 25-acre park has a breathtaking view of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. Learn the little-known history of New York’s iconic monument which was a gift from France to the US in July of 1884 to celebrate the end of slavery in the US. Parts of the monument that symbolize the breaking of the chains of enslavement of African people were later removed by the US.

Before we move on from Battery Park, take a spin on the SeaGlass Carousel! Both kids and adults alike will love this aquatic-themed carousel, which was inspired by the Battery’s history as the original location of the New York Aquarium.

Next, we’ll take a stroll down Wall Street and visit Zuccotti Park, the privately-owned public park which was the headquarters of the 2011 Occupy Wall Street movement. Learn the history of this movement before we visit some of the most gorgeous architecture in downtown Manhattan, including Trinity Cathedral and St. Paul’s Chapel.

After taking in the beauty of St. Paul’s Chapel, one of New York City’s oldest buildings, we’ll head to the Oculus. This transit hub was designed by acclaimed Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and cost four billion dollars to build, making it the most expensive train station in the world!

From the World Trade Center Oculus, we’ll take the PATH Subway train for a pleasant 15-minute ride to Hoboken, NJ.

Hoboken, New Jersey is nicknamed the MIle Square City, because it’s just about that size, with a population of around 60,000. It’s one of the most walkable suburbs in the country and the proud hometown of Frank Sinatra, baseball, Mafia hideouts, and home of Carlo’s Bakery, of the television series’ “Cake Boss”. We’ll visit 5 different sites in Hoboken before enjoying a leisurely stroll on the Hoboken Waterfront Walkway to take in the truly unbeatable view of Manhattan and the Hudson River.

Finally, our 3 hour tour ends at the Hoboken/NJ Transit Terminal, where you will hop on a PATH Subway train back to New York City, or you may decide to have a drink or a meal in the Mile Square City.

  • Tour Starts at the Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull), 26 Broadway, New York City, NY
    10004-1703
  • National Museum of The American Indian – One Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004
  • Battery Park and Lower Manhattan water front
  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), 20 Broad St, New York City, NY 10005-2601
  • Zuccotti Park @ Broadway & Cedar Street (A privately owned public park Headquarters
    of the Occupy Movement 2011), Liberty St., New York City, NY 10006
  • Trinity Cathedral, Broadway, New York, NY 10006
  • St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway b/t Fulton Street & Vesey Street, New York City, NY
    10007-2977
  • The Oculus, 33-69 Vesey St World Trade Center, New York City, NY
  • 911 Memorial Park, Vesey Street, New York, NY 10003
  • Subway ride from World Trade Center NYC to Hoboken NJ
  • Visit to 5 locations of Interest, Visit a Former Mafia Safe House and other former
    Mafia Locations in Hoboken, NJ
  • Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, On the Western shore of the Hudson River, Hoboken, NJ
  • Tour Ends in Hoboken/NJ Transit Terminal, 1 Hudson Pl, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

Good to Know


Booking Process

Ticket purchase deadline: up to 2 hours prior to the start of the tour.

Notification emails for each booking: Yes.

Confirmation method: Instant notification via email.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund or tour credit, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the start time of the tour or activity.

Cancellation must be made via an email message to CityRove Tours.

If you cancel less than 24 hours before the start time of the tour, the amount you paid may not be refunded.

Any changes made less than 24 hours before the tour’s start time may not be accepted.

Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

CityRove Tours reserve the right to cancel a customer's booking for a full refund in the case of

Bad weather.

Not enough travelers.

Any emergency situation in the City that may affect walking in the areas of this tour.

Note: Please be sure to have access to your phone or other mobile communication devices as we may need to reach you in the event of an emergency or change in the tour's program.

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