Cititrek and MANHATTAN travel

It's not just buildings that make Manhattan a visitor's mecca. It's the vibrancy of its sights, sounds, smells, and tastes that leaves the travler wanting more. Manhattan is like no other place on Earth. Once you step onto its pavement, you can feel the life of the city. Trains rumble under your feet, tall buildings swarm around you, crowds engulf you or travel anytime to find the perfect nosh.

So hitch onto a Manhattan experience as you travel with your Cititrek guide!

Cititrek can customize any tour in Manhattan. Don’t know what to do, what to see or how to travel there, contact us for ideas

Many public walking tours are 2  hours.*  Reservations are required

MANHATTAN TOURS

THE HISTORY of IMMIGRANT POPULATIONS TOUR of THE
LOWER EAST SIDE

2 hours – $35/adult, $30/senior and student

The Lower East Side represents the true melting pot for three centuries Book this Tour of the Lower East Side of Manhattan
Lower East Side (LES) was once part of the sprawling estate of loyalist James De Lancey, later it would become an American icon, symbolizing the first home for the massive waves of immigrants seeking a better life.   And so the story unfolds:  Europeans came in droves; Germans in the early 1800s, establishing kleinedeutschland, followed by Eastern and Southern Europeans. After WWII, a new wave settled, from Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.  The housing in which these immigrant populations lived, the TENEMENT, became synonymous with overcrowded living conditions.  Today, store signs are now in Chinese  as this new immigrant group has replaced the previous ones.  Gentrification is fast changing the neighborhood’s character, especially north of Delancey Street.   Some of the older houses of worship still exist, others have either been demolished or changed direction.  New to the Lower East Side are the small storefront Buddhist Temples.   And so the story continues!


Above: The Wall Street Bull, a bronze sculpture by
Arturo Di Modica that stands near Bowling Green Park in the Financial District of Manhattan.

THE ACADEMIC ACROPOLIS TOUR of MORINGSIDE HEIGHTS

2 hours – $35/adult, $30/senior and student

A neighborhood rich in religious and educational institutions Book this Tour of Morningside Heights
As the sun rises, it illuminates a bluff overlooking the lowlands leading to the East River.  So describes how Morningside Heights was named.  The community, straddled between two parks, Morningside on the east and Riverside on the west, is home to several academic centers, famous houses of worship, the resting place of Civil War hero and 18th President Ulysses S Grant and wife, and incredible vistas from sunrise to sunset. Just slightly south of Harlem, this community has been on the upswing and is becoming extremely attractive to growing families who are looking for multi-bedroom apartments. Competing with them are students from Columbia University, the theological seminaries, Bank Street College and local hospital staff.

THE ART AND ARECITECTURE TOUR of ROCKEFELLER CENTER & FIFTH AVENUE

2.5 hours – $45/adult, $40/senior and student

Midtown Manhattan’s centerpiece, Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue Book this Tour of Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue
Explore the 22 acres of Rockefeller Center, its history, architecture, paintings, murals, sculpture, seasonal gardens and attractions.  Cross busy 5th Avenue to capture the grandeur of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and then onward to Central Park South. "Shop after the tour!"

 

TESTIMONIAL:
I wanted to thank you and Meredith for providing tours for the groups this past Thursday. They all really enjoyed seeing Lower Manhattan. I will definitely contact you if we ever bring groups to New York again. Thank you so much for all of your assistance and patience.
Jay E.
Washington, DC

THE HISTORY TOUR of CHELSEA & MEAT PACKING DISTRICTS

2 hours – $35/adult, $30/senior and student

The HighLine Park, Chelsea Pier and Market and more! Book this Tour of  the High Line and Chelsea
This neighborhood is booming!  Chelsea with its famous hotel, its artists, writers and musicians that called it home and often considered tangential to the “norm.”  Stroll along the tree-lined sidewalks with stops at the first Gay Men’s Health Crisis Center and the majestic General Theological Society.   Learn of the urban cowboys who corralled the herds of cattle through cow tunnels and eventually led them to the slaughterhouses.  View the former warehouses that have been replaced with upscale shops and trendy restaurants.  Take a walk along the HighLine and see how it changed into an elevated urban park.  Last stop on the adventure is the former NABISCO warehouse, now the Chelsea Market, for an experience worth remembering.

THE HISTORY of NYC’s NOTORIOUS SLUM TOUR of FOLEY SQUARE

2 hours – $35/adult, $30/senior and student

From Collect Pond to Five Points to NYC’s Civic Center Law and Order fans will recognize Foley Square immediately. Book this Tour of Foley Square where Law and Order is filmed.
Surrounded by municipal, state and federal buildings, the area is quite different from its humble beginnings as Collect Pond.  This spring-fed, serene body of fresh water changed into one of the city’s most notorious slums , FIVE POINTS, with its gangs and outbreaks of riots throughout its history.  It was not till the 1890s that FIVE POINTS was condemned, to emerge as NYC’s Civic Center.


Above: Times Square

THE FLATIRON BUILDING AND MORE - TOUR of MADISON SQUARE NORTH DISTRICT

2 hours – $35/adult, $30/senior and student

The original home of MSG, the district is known for the Flatiron building Book this Tour of THE FLATIRON BUILDING AND MADISON SQUARE NORTH DISTRICT.
One of NYC’s icons, the Flatiron Building, is known for its unique shape and decorative facade.  It is located across from Madison Square Park, in a district rich in history for music (TIN PAN ALLEY) and as a center for fashion, toys, entertainment, photography and publishing.  And like its past, it still draws visitors from near and far to its boundless variety of buildings, museums, shops, restaurants, and events.   Trace the origin and changes of this neighborhood, centered at the intersection of Broadway and Fifth Avenue.

THE COLONIAL TO MODERN HISTORY TOUR of THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT

2 hours – $35/adult, $30/senior and student

The district’s history from a colonial village to a world financial center Book this Tour of the Financial District in NYC
Walk through NYC’s financial district with a focus on its past and present.  Learn how Manahatta (Manhattan’s native American name), has changed by visiting famous landmarks, including Customs House, Canyon of Heroes, Golden Hill, Trinity Church and cemetery, Wall Street, Federal Hall, Fraunces Tavern and more.

 

Cititrek can customize any tour in Manhattan.  Don’t know what to do or what to see, contact us for ideas, 718-447-2587 or info@cititrek.com.

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REFUND POLICY:  48 hours cancellation required for refund, $5-$10 surcharge applies.

*Tour release waiver is required

DISCLAIMER: Cititrek is not responsible for injuries that you might incur while on any tour including, health problems, personal injury, physical damage or property theft and damage.

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