Lower East Side

Lower East Side

If you want to have a glimpse of the first immigrants in New York at XIX and early XX, you must visit Lower East Side Tenement Museum, which offers tours and the opportunity to see first hand the constructions of that time, and it offers an intimate and authentic portal to the past for people of all backgrounds. It’s a 6 level building, which is located at number 97 on Orchard Street in the Lower East Side neighborhood, one of the oldest in the city, known as working-class and thriving sector, which extends from Chinatown and Little Italy to the East River, and reached the place where Jews and Eastern European immigrants used to arrive. Recently Latin American immigrants have located there. In the area you will find several museums and attractions such as Eldridge Street Synagogue, which currently has a museum, the first great house of worship built in America, can be seen on a guided tour.

Our advice:

The main streets are Bowery Street and Orchard Street, This sector is the world's largest Jewish community, it’s a spot of shopping and delicious food, there are always people hunting for a bargain along Orchard Street, that are well known for clothes and shoes at a great price.

Sunday is the ideal day to go shopping, many restaurants offer delicious corned beef, and where the best delicatessen is eaten.

Another site is Essex Street Market, between Delancey and Rivington, open daily from 8 am to 6 pm, is famous for its grocery stores.

If you want to know the movement of the night, plenty of bars, lounges, and clubs; if you just want to dance, visit Sapphire Lounge and Element. There are also sites for live music as Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge and Rockwood Music Hall.

Free Tours By Foot Spanish

Free Tours By Foot Spanish

Free Tours By Foot Español/ Spanish

Free Tours by Foot offers free services for guided tours in Spanish through the city of New York. The daily routes cover all the tourist attractions and places of the Big Apple with kind guides that offer these services for the pure pleasure of inviting you to know the wonders of the city. Tours in Spanish during the winter are more limited or scarce, the peak season for these tours begin in spring. You can enter the page to select the tour and register for the desired date, you do not need to do it long in advance, but remember that in high season the tours fill up fast.

Our Advice:

As these tours do not have a fee, the philosophy is that, if you enjoy it,you put a price, thanking the guide for the good service, pay according to your budget.

The excursions are help with rain or sun. Wear clothing that is suitable for the weather conditions. If the weather is bad, your guide will include as many indoor stops "for bad weather" as possible. Comfortable shoes are recommended. However, Free Tours by Foot can cancel or postpone the excursion due to extreme weather conditions

They offer more than 30 different tours of New York.

Free Tours By Foot / English

Free Tours By Foot / English

Free Tours By Foot English Free Tours by Foot, offers interesting visits to the different neighborhoods of the city, meals, attractions, important events and also offer tours by bicycle. Do not forget that if your tour guide has given you good service, you are invited to give a tip for a budget agreement. On your website you will find The List and the schedules and you will have the option to choose the route you are looking for:   http://www.freetoursbyfoot.com/new-york-tours/

Free Tours Big Apple Greeter

Free Tours Big Apple Greeter

Big Apple Greeter shows every corner of the city for pleasure. They offer tours from two hours to a full day. You must book online three to four weeks before your trip, provide the name of your hotel; since it only covers hotels, apartments or hostels located in Manhattan. Remember to enter the language in which you want the tour to be. These tours are completely free and the guides work only for the tip so if you feel you received good service, you are invited to give their deserved tip per person.

Our advice:

The registration form for guide’s assignation should be submitted only in English. Submit it at least 3-4 weeks before arriving in New York.
Sending the form doesn't mean you will have a guide assigned. To fill the form please visit http://goo.gl/x8FFGM.

Federal Reserve Bank of NY Tour

Federal Reserve Bank of NY Tour

Schools tour:            Monday to Friday (except holidays)
                                    Between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
General public tour: Monday to Friday (except holidays)
                                    Between 1:00 pm and 2:00 p.m.

The Federal Reserve Bank is where the whole banking system is centralized and therefore, it has a vault where gold is saved, banks left it in custody  as a back-up of their financial capital. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York offers guided tours to school groups and the general public, its vault is five floors below street level and it’s built on Manhattan’s rock. 

Our advice:

Registration for public tours opens 30 days before the requested date. Space is limited, only 25 visitors on tour at a time, register on https://goo.gl/6oewiL

Visitors must enter at 44 Maiden Lane. Tours are free, and they last one hour.

Tours begin at the exact time. No late arrivals will be accepted. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Please limit the bags and belongings leading to the museum. Storage is not available. The building is wheelchair accessible. they do not provide wheelchairs to use during visits. Please note that there are No strollers, they’re not allowed.

Paper tickets are required to entry. We recommend being there 30 minutes early, so you can pass through a security check without being late. visitors that are 16 years old and older must present valid identification, government issued with a photo, like a driver's license or passport. The name on the ID must match the name printed on the ticket. Taking pictures is not allowed.

Brooklyn Brewery Tour

Brooklyn Brewery Tour

Horario:             Saturdays: 1pm, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30 and 5pm

                          Sundays: 1pm, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30 and 4pm

                          Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday: Closed for free tours 

                          Monday – Thursday 5 – 7 Only tours for 30 persons

 

Brooklyn Brewery Company offers free tours on Saturdays and Sundays at their place. The tour is going over one of the largest craft breweries in the United States and one of the most famous breweries around the world, You can have a snack or a meal to go to walk a few blocks along the coastline, looking the view of Manhattan, before going to the tasting room. Weekends at the brewery are a matter of a whole day. There are stellar bars in Williamsburg to visit after the tour.

Monday through Thursday from 5:00 pm there are private tours for groups for more than 30 persons, which is free, reservations are released one month before the tour, if a reservation is canceled, they will inform you through the website, it is the opportunity to take a tour guided by four breweries in Brooklyn Brewery, Its History and a deep tour, a souvenir glass to take home. These small tours have a cancellation policy, if you need to cancel your reservation, please send an email to cancel@anyroad.com 24 hours before the tour to get a refund. Late Cancellations won´t get any type of refund or transfers of tickets. Kids under 5 years old don’t need to buy a ticket in the tours, Children from 5 till 21 years old must buy a normal ticket and still receive a souvenir glass Brooklyn Brewery, filled during the tour with water or soda. Guests under 21 years are not allowed to consume alcohol under any circumstances.

Our advice:

ID is required for all visitors over 21 years to buy beer. advance booking is not allowed, only tickets the day of the tour, only deliver a maximum of two tickets per person. Tickets can be claimed 1 hour before the tour  you want to attend starts. Each tour has a maximum capacity of 40 people.

Beer coupons are priced at $ 5 per beer or $ 20 for 5 beers. Tokens are available at the company store at the entrance to the tasting room and must be brought to the bar to be served.

In the brewery they allow to bring food, but also you can buy it there. Minors are admitted into the company of an adult. Open-toed shoes are not allowed during the tour to avoid any kind of accident.

No table reservations in the tasting room. First come, first served. Please share tables fairly. Your neighbors are likely very interesting people anyway.

If you have a New York Pass, book your Tour Small Batch online and take the pass with you to the brewery on the day of the tour. By showing the pass you will be issued a cash refund of $ 2.

Central Park Free Tour

Central Park Free Tour

Schedule:                From 6 am to 1 am

Cost:                       The entrance to the Park is free

                              You have to pay for the entrance to some places like the Zoo.

The Central Park Conservation Office offers different tours, some of them paying and others Free. The Central Park offers two free tours: Central Park's Welcome Tour, you will visit some of the major attractions of the Central Park, the Lake and the wonderful view from The Belvedere Castle. Keep in mind that the tour lasts 45 minutes and includes stairs, hills and rocky tracks. For meeting point information, call 212-794-6564. The second tour is Northern Welcome Tour, Walk from the Conservatory Garden, along Lake Harlem, to the North Woods. The tour lasts 45 minutes and the walk only includes few stairs. For meeting point information, call 212-794-6564.

Our Advice:

Tours are done raining or not, they are only canceled in case of extreme weather conditions. Groups of more than seven people must book three weeks in advance. For information, reservations and schedules visit this link: http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/tours/guided-tours/

In the following video you can see the best of Central Park, visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChweYMNAs0c

Flat Iron District Free Tour

Flat Iron District Free Tour

Location:                  Southwest corner of Madison Square Park

                               23rd Street and Broadway

Schedule:                 Every Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

The Flatiron District is Manhattan´s neighborhood in New York City, which is named after the most emblematic district building, The Flatiron Building, which enjoys a reputation to be regarded as the first skyscraper in New York. It is located between the streets Broadway, 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue. The District Flat Iron offers a free tour, all year round on Sundays at 11am, about the history of this area of ​​the city, highlighting the architecture of the famous surrounding buildings like the Tower of Met Life, Las Cortes, Flat Iron Building and Madison Square Park among others.

Our advice:

The tour is done no matter if it rains, no prior registration is required and it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.

This tour is offered all year and lasts 90 minutes. If you feel that your guide gave a good service feel free to give a tip according to your budget.

For more information http://flatironbid.org/tour.php

Grand Central Free Tour

Grand Central Free Tour

Location:               Atrium at street level 120 Park Ave.

                            Located on the southwest corner of East 42nd St and Park Ave

                            In front of Grand Central Terminal

Schedule:              Every Friday at 12:30 p.m. including

                            Christmas and New Year's Day

The Grand Central Partnership offers a free tour every week, no reservation required. This tour provides information about the architecture and history of interest places, such as The Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station, and Pershing Plaza.

Participants in these 90-minute guided tour will learn the secrets of the Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; Contemplate the hubcaps and roadsters on the side of the Chrysler building; Discover Midtown Manhattan's favorite gathering place for Mercury, Hercules and Minerva; Learn that Pershing Square is not really square; go around the world in a matter of seconds like Superman; And visit the original Lincoln Memorial of Daniel Chester French. Everything is fine here in the heart of Midtown Manhattan!

Our Advice:

If you want to do the Grand Central Terminal tour, there are a number of options available through the Grand Central Terminal website, including an audio tour and a daily guided tour by the Municipal Society of Arts.

Duration of the visit varies depending on the different contents of the guides every week, but tours usually run from 90 minutes to two hours.

All tours are free and open to the public. No reservation required. If you would like to join a group of six or more, please contact info@gcpbid.org for assistance.

For more information visit http://www.grandcentralpartnership.org/things-to-do/tours

Union Square Park Free Tour

Union Square Park Free Tour

Meeting place:           Abraham Lincoln Statue

                                16th Street transverse

Schedule:                  Every Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

 

Union Square Park, also known only as Union Square, is an important and historic intersection in the city of New York, is located where Broadway and the Bowery joined in the beginning of XIX century.

Our advice:

Conservation Center of Union Park (Crossroads of NY Union Square Park) offers a 90minute tour every Saturday at 2:00 pm. The guide will tell about the political and social history of the neighborhood, architecture and drastic changes that the area has taken. No reservations are needed for the tour, but if you go in a group of more than 10 people you should call before at (212) 517-1826

Union Square is home to some of the most famous restaurants in the city, earning a reputation as the "Best Tasting Neighborhood". Look for your food in this area.

Union Square also has a variety of performing arts centers, cinemas, and is the home of the best theaters in the city Off-Broadway. Find your entertainment on this site.

Remember to go with comfortable clothes and shoes for the walk.

Sandeman's New York Free Tours

Sandeman's New York Free Tours

Meeting Points:          In front of the National Museum of American Indians

                                  In front of the Bowling Green Metro Stop, Line 4, Exit 5.

Schedule:                   Every day at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

The free tours that take place on the streets of New York are entertaining and unforgettable, you visit places that are icons of the city, where guides are well informed, entertaining, they don’t receive a public subsidy for the free tours they offer.

Our Advice:

Rain or thunder, all excursions are done as scheduled.

The guides only work with tips, which guarantees the highest quality, therefore, if you feel satisfied with the journey made, be generous in your tip.

Private tours are available; groups of more than 10 people must register on the website http://www.sandemansnewyork.com/daily-tours.html

Lower East Side
Free Tours By Foot Spanish
Free Tours By Foot / English
Free Tours Big Apple Greeter
Federal Reserve Bank of NY Tour
Brooklyn Brewery Tour
Central Park Free Tour
Flat Iron District Free Tour
Grand Central Free Tour
Union Square Park Free Tour
Sandeman's New York Free Tours