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NYC Downtown Architecture Tour: Old, New & Exciting

This walk features the best from downtown architecture including the oldest buildings in NYC, as well as the brand new architectural masterpieces.

What's tour about

This walk features the best from downtown architecture including the oldest buildings in New York City, as well as the brand new architectural masterpieces.

You will learn extensively about the very beginnings of the city in the 17th century under the Dutch, and at the same time about the newest architectural development activities in the 21st century New York.

Besides that, the tour includes all memorial places connected to the September 11 terrorist attack in 2001. Additionally, you will discover designated NYC landmarks and the permanent installations of large-scale sculpture and public art located in Lower Manhattan.

This tour ends at legendary Ulysess pub based on Homer's Odysseys and James Joyce’s famed novel. This place is located on the oldest street in New York.

IMPORTANT: entrance tickets in One World Observatory aren't included in this tour but we can provide them additionally if you ask in advance.

Buy self-guided tour in the mobile app

One World Trade Center

The tour starts here

2-2,5

walking pace

5 km

Approximate tour distance

English

Language of the tour

Audioguide

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Price for the tour

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If you do not like it, we will refund the money. More info

Itinerary

— One World Trade Center
— The Oculus
— The National 9/11 Memorial
— Liberty Park-Zuchotti Park
— Red Cube
— Fulton Street Station
— St. Paul Chapel
— Woolworth Building
— African Burial Ground National Monument - Municipal Building
— New York by Gehry
— Sculpture "Gardens"
— Wall Street and Financial District: NY Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, Trinity Church
— Bowling Green
— Battery Park
— Stone Street

Start at One World Trade Center

The red marker is the starting point of the tour. You will stay within the circle marked on the map throughout the length of the tour.

Author of the tour

Monika I am Monika, I'm a researcher, curator, historian and an author. I'm offering one-of-a-kind urban adventures in New York, my beloved city. I create tailor-made tours in 3 languages designed for you.

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Don't be dependent on a guide or a group tour

Take a tour at your own convenience: just go to the starting location specified within the description of the tour. You can start and pause the tour at any time should you want to wander off the guided path and explore on your own

You control the tour

Each tour has built-in maps, so there's no chance for you to get lost. Anytime the weather doesn't cooperate, you can take a break in a nearby cafe. We offer 24/7 online support in your language

All content in your language

Interactive tours are filled with stories from local residents, audio guides, video clips, riddles and augmented reality – you will have a great time!

The most creative and experienced travel experts around the world make tours for you. It will show the city from the local point of view

Turn your journey into an adventure through secret courtyards and breathtaking views. You can explore the city on your own and take breaks any time.

Popular questions answered

How self-guided tours work?
The app will be your personal guide. With help of GPS the app will guide you along the route, show authentic places and tell stories about it. In some tours you will find simple quizes to get learn about the city like in game.
What is different from a guided tour or guidebook?
Unlike a guided tour, you do not depend on anyone. You can pause or go from the route and stop for an aperol at the bar. This is not just a list of places with descriptions, but a well-prepared route with interactive content that make you to interact with the city.
Do I need the internet?
No, the tour is downloaded to the app and works offline. It stays with you even after you finish it, so you can share your impressions with friends.
When can I start a tour?
The tour can be started at any time after purchase, it remains with you forever
Why is it cheaper than a regular tour?
You pay for the whole tour, not the person. Travel alone or with up to 5 people using up to two phones.

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NYC Downtown Architecture Tour: Old, New & Exciting
This walk features the best from downtown architecture including the oldest buildings in NYC, as well as the brand new architectural masterpieces.

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