New York City

Gangsters and Ghosts Tour New York City

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Gangsters and Ghosts Tour in NYC

From $35.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover New York City's storied past with a gangsters and ghosts walking tour. Meet your guide for a history tour with a twist and learn about the city's crimes, gangsters, back room deals, and haunted buildings. Stroll between several downtown neighborhoods including Little Italy, Chinatown, and the West Village while listening to spooky stories and mob tales.
  • Discover downtown Manhattan with a history tour
  • Hear spooky stories and mob tales during a city stroll
  • Cover ground in several neighborhoods in one tour
  • Learn about local history from your guide

What's Included

  • 2-in-1 guided tour of NYC’s gangsters and ghost stories
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 24 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013, USA

    On the corner of Mulberry and Worth Streets

End point

  • Washington Square Park
    Washington Square, New York, NY 10012, USA

    Very safe and centrally located area in the West Village

What To Expect

This fun gangsters and ghosts tour of NYC takes you by foot through at least three of the city’s areas, including Chinatown, Little Italy, and the West Village. When booking, choose from multiple starting times, including two nighttime options for those looking for more of a spooky atmosphere. Because this is a walking tour, it also helps first-time visitors get their bearings in a new place.

Plus, get more by going with a guide who knows New York City’s history and tells you stories of ghosts, criminals, and mobsters of the past.

Your tour ends in Washington Square Park, where you can continue exploring on your own, if you choose to do so.

Little Italy

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

West Village

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Washington Square Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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490 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Disappointing and unprofessional
Sierra_R, Apr 2024
We never took the tour, so obviously I’d rate it zero stars if possible. It rained that night and after being extremely hard to get ahold of hours before the tour, when they finally responded, the company would not cancel our tour or refund our money. There is no way to call them… the only option is email or through viator messaging, which they must not check often. I guess they thought it was appropriate for people to be walking around in the rain when it was 45 degrees outside at night. They offered to let us reschedule, which isn’t helpful when we live 2,500 miles away. Disappointing handling of the situation and extreme lack of professionalism.
Tom did a wonderful job!
Elliot_W, Apr 2024
Tom, our guide, was very knowledgeable, interesting, and personable. He kept a steady narrative, telling us stories, facts and anecdotes about many places in our tour, especially in Little Italy, and Washington Square Park. He did a great job!
Joy was awesome
Kellie_K, Apr 2024
We had such a great time. Highly recommend. We came from Ohio and we were able to see so much in just 2 hours.
Weather is big factor
Paulette_R, Apr 2024
Although the weather was cold and wet, our guide seemed knowledgeable-unfortunately we had a 3 year old that wasn’t intrigued with the gangster life as we we were and had to leave early.
Super fun tour
Teresa_P, Mar 2024
Super fun really knowledgeable!! Didn’t know how haunted NYU was! Our guide really knew how to hold our interest and made the tour fun and enjoyable.
What a let down
amber_m, Mar 2024
Super disappointed although our tour guides stories were informative it was super difficult to hear most of it. She has no mic system and relied on her voice traveling which it didn’t. Also the tour states a max of 15 people but there were 24 in our group. That also made it difficult to hear and stay together. Half of our group ended up leaving early due to them not being able to hear and getting bored. And the ghost stories were very lame.
Great day
Susan_M, Mar 2024
Had a great tour with our guide joy. Even tho the weather was rainy we still had an interesting time. Joy took us to some interesting places . Thanks again
Great gangster and ghost tour.
Renee_K, Mar 2024
Loved the stories about NY “underworld” and especially about the ghosts roaming the streets and buildings of Manhattan. Our guide Rose was very knowledgeable and entertaining.
Good walk through nyc neighborhoods
Bonnie_D, Mar 2024
It’s a good history of gangsters tour if you are interested in gangsters. Not much ghost stuff. But a good intro into the neighborhoods. Food tour would be more fun I think.
Excellent Tour so interesting and fun.
Yuri_B, Mar 2024
Pierre, our tour guide was amazing. He's friendly, funny and very knowledgeable. We arrived 2 minutes late he text us that he was waiting. Perfect location to meet and we walked at a good pace. Loved the tour and highly recommend.
Get your steps in and have fun learning about the past
Susan_B, Mar 2024
So much fun on this trip. Our guide made this an enjoyable experience super friendly and knew how to answer any questions. Totally recommended. Just don't go under the arch at Washington Square 😉
Personalized Experience
Jocelyn_M, Mar 2024
Pierre was a great host, very knowledgeable and friendly. Made us feel welcomed and took his time explaining everything he could!
Not to be missed !
bg2m84jxym, Mar 2024
Tom was an informative host who explained the five points, the Chinese gangs & the Italian families which controlled the streets. Toms passion and own experiences made the tour so much better than we could have hoped.
Neil_W, Mar 2024
Really enjoyed this tour as it provided a lot of history for the areas covered. We had Rose and she was very knowledgeable and professional. A+
Gangsters and Ghost tour with Rose
Emily_N, Mar 2024
We booked on a 'why not' and it was a great decision. Saw so places we wouldn't have without this tour and learned so much about the city. Rose was a great guide and gave a great tour, she was super friendly and as a former ghost tour guide I really enjoyed talking with her. Definitely book!!
Great History
Sharon_C, Mar 2024
Guide was very knowledgeable in the history of the area. Interesting to hear about how it all began.
Great tour for the price.
John_S, Feb 2024
Braden was super enthusiastic and invested in this tour. A good family night out, lots of walking, China town is great and the food smells from little Italy are amazing.
Great tour with Seth
Paula_E, Feb 2024
Seth was ready and waiting at the meeting point. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend. Thanks Seth.
Excellent Gangster Tour
Leisa_R, Feb 2024
Tom our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the gangsters of New York. The tour was so informative and enjoyable we would highly recommend it particularly with Tom. Being a born and bread New Yorker with Italian heritage really added to the authenticity of the tour. Thanks so much Tom Xx
Pierre was great
Summer_R, Feb 2024
Pierre was a great storyteller. The tour was informative and we enjoyed learning new things about a city we love. Would definitely recommend. .

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