New York City

SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown Walking Tour in New York

New York, United States
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From $39.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Pack highlights of New York City’s most interesting neighborhoods—SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown—all into one day with this walking tour. In SoHo, visit the Cast Iron Historic District and learn about 19th-century architecture. In Little Italy, see mob sites and hear about John Gotti, an American mobster. In Chinatown, soak up the sights, smells, and sounds of the neighborhood.
  • A great introduction to NYC’s SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown neighborhoods
  • Learn about New York City’s early days of immigration and gang violence
  • A guide knows the best ways around the city to see more in less time
  • A noon start time frees up the morning and evening for other plans

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A great choice if you're looking for an overview of these famed neighborhoods, rather than an in-depth tour. It's easy to fit into your day.

What's Included

  • Professional, entertaining, local guide in English
  • Explore the neighborhoods of Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown
  • Gratuities
  • Cost of food

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 155 6th Ave
    155 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013, USA

    Please meet at the SW corner of Spring Street and 6th Avenue at Spring Street Park. It is the corner across from 'Altro Paradiso'. The guide will be there 15 minutes before the tour starts and they will be wearing an orange hat AND/OR a blue top or jacket.

End point

  • Chinatown
    Chinatown, New York, NY, USA

    Tour ends at Columbus Park (Mulberry Street &, Baxter St, New York, NY 10013) in Chinatown.

What To Expect

Meet the tour guide and group in SoHo to begin this walking tour of three of New York City’s most interesting neighborhoods—SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown.

Walking toward Greene Street, see the site of the Manhattan Well Murder, the first recorded homicide case in New York City and the first murder trial in American history to be fully documented by a court stenographer. This well is currently in the basement of the Manhattan Bistro restaurant. Needless to say, there are a lot of requests to see the basement here.

Much of SoHo includes the Cast Iron Historic District, which consists of 26 blocks and approximately 500 buildings, many incorporating cast-iron architectural elements. Look out for celebrities in this area as SoHo is a favorite spot for movie stars and models.

In Little Italy, listen to stories about mobsters like John Gotti, plus the troubles Italian immigrants faced when they first arrived here. The name Little Italy doesn’t really apply today. It was once known for its large population of Italians, but the neighborhood only has a few Italian stores and restaurants remaining now.

Just a few blocks away is Chinatown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Manhattan and home to one of the largest concentrations of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere. Chinatown provides a fascinating cultural experience.

Finally, visit the site of Five Points, a spot that gained international notoriety as a disease-ridden, crime-infested slum in the 1800s, before you end the tour in Columbus Park.

Get a chance to sample some of the local foods in these historic neighborhoods.


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Little Italy

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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 a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:How much walking will we be doing on the SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour?

A:There’s 2-3 miles of walking at a moderate pace.

Feb 2021

Q:Will there be time for shopping during the SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour?

A:There’s no time built in for shopping, but your guide can direct you to any shopping areas of interest when the tour has ended, and you’ll enjoy plenty of window-shopping as you stroll the different neighborhoods.

Feb 2021

Q:Will there be time to purchase/sample foods during the SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour?

A:There may be short stops during the tour to purchase different types of ethnic foods. However, there’s no opportunity to sit down and eat a meal — we have a lot to cover!

Feb 2021

Q:What if it rains during my SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Walking Tour?

A:Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.

Feb 2021

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Traveler Tips

Don’t miss this tour or meeting this guide, so knowledgeable and her love of the city is contagious.
I recommended the tour at dinner last night to friends.


1,228 reviews
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Great tour
Nikki_K, Jun 2023
Jake was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He did a great job for bringing the stories to life and giving enough time to explore at each stop.
Great experience!
Jenny_D, Jun 2023
Steve was a wonderful tour guide! We really enjoyed all three places but especially China Town - it was a great experience that we would not have gotten if we’d tried to walk around on our own. Steve had some great insight to the history in each area and he was very pleasant to walk with.
Entertaining tour
Maike_K, May 2023
Jonathan was utterly funny and entertaining, but the trip is also informative. There is a break to try some food, too. Could be more of Chinatown
Highly recommend Angela
Tina_A, May 2023
Angela was amazing, very engaging and entertaining. I learned a lot. I wish there was more food tasting on this tour.
Tammy_W, May 2023
Guide was well acquainted with the history of the areas toured and did a great job sharing with the group
Good tour, but a lot of listening to the guide
Nabil_S, May 2023
nice walking tour although the guide shares a lot of historical information that may not be of interest to everyone. The tour ends up being a lot of listening to the guide while you could really just take a stroll around those neighborhoods independently and soak in the energy and vibe of the places.
Would not recommend
Angela_A, May 2023
Tour guide was not good at all. She fumbled all over the place, dropped her binder and paper twice, made inappropriate comments/jokes.
Get to know more places in NYC
Ismael_J, May 2023
It was an easy walk, nice to know about stories of the places and amazing restaurant recommendations on the way.
Nice afternoon stroll
Connie_Y, May 2023
The personal stories of new yorkers and the historical anecdotes were really interesting. We ate and walked. Beautiful weather.
Jonathan M. Was our guide...
Jill_C, May 2023
Jonathan M. Was our guide and we had a wonderfull time. In the evening we went back to Little Italy 😄
Fascinating contrasts
Peter_H, May 2023
Our very amusing guide named Jonathan who was very interesting and helpful. Well organized event and clear where to meet up
Wonderful tour!
JoAnne_S, May 2023
Our tour guide Angela was fantastic! With vibrant stories and great energy, she brought these neighborhoods to life!
Sandy_Q, May 2023
I liked history of Italian and Chinese immigration to area… prefer less info on few murders that occurred
Don’t miss this!
pmbartonwatt, May 2023
Excellent tour. Especially loved SOHO and Little Italy. Our tour guide Esa was fabulous. Knowledgeable, friendly, articulate and entertaining. Highly recommend.
Maria_W, May 2023
I really enjoyed the walking tour he knows a lot of the pertinent history of each area we visited. Very friendly!
Great tour! Wonderful guide!!
Cathy_C, Apr 2023
Verena made the tour come to life with her knowledge and enthusiasm! I had a bit of trouble booking the tour online, but the representative I chatted with was very helpful.
Great experience, highly recommend
Christie_M, Apr 2023
Great tour, good balance of history and general knowledge! Tour was organized, good pace and guide was knowledgeable.
Great tour - by a lifelong Greenwich Resident
Kevin_I, Apr 2023
Steven did a great job on the tour. He is a lifelong New Yorker, so he was able to share his personal experience with all the changes that have occurred within these 3 areas of NY from a personal point of view. Made the tour even better.
Soho, little Italy and China town tour
Shona_A, Apr 2023
Our guide Jonathan was excellent. He spoke 4-5 languages and remembered everyone’s name. He spoke loudly enough and was gregarious and interesting.
Very entertaining and educational.
Pamela_B, Apr 2023
Ariele was very good. Enjoyed the history. We could hear her clearly and she was very personable. Learned a lot!

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