Guided tour

New York: Wall Street and Financial District Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

25 reviews

New York: Wall Street and Financial District Walking Tour

From $24.95 per person

Wall Street is the financial capital of the world! This tour covers the heroes and bandits of Wall Street. From John D. Rockefeller and Warren Buffett to Bernard Madoff and the Wolf of Wall Street. Hear their stories of triumph and defeat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 - 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Find out what caused the 2008 Financial Crisis
  • Understand the Gamestop and Robinhood Debacle
  • Visit Wall Street, the financial capital of the world
  • Enjoy the tour upgrade available for tickets to Statue of Liberty
  • Benefit from the guide's large posters used to narrate the tour
Full description
Get deep insights into how consulting firms, investment banks, and financial markets work on Wall Street, the financial capital of the world. Explore the 2008 financial collapse and the more recent headline news of GameStop and cryptocurrencies. Strolling through cobblestone streets, hear how Bernard Madoff executed the largest Ponzi Scheme in history. Learn why in 2020, oil prices plummeted from $18 a barrel to -$37. Yes, oil producers were paying people $37 a barrel to take it off their hands. Later, visit the Wall Street District and the World Financial Center. Choose the optional Statue of Liberty upgrade to include admissions to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Marvel at the Statue of Liberty, a universal symbol of freedom that has greeted millions of immigrants, embodying freedom and opportunity. The Immigration Museum is teeming with historical displays dedicated to the millions that passed through its gates. Both islands are self-guided experiences, where visitors are encouraged to explore until closing.
Includes
  • Local, professional guide
  • Narrated walking tour
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum admission ticket for roundtrip ferry (if Statue of Liberty option selected)
  • Liberty Island access, grounds only - no pedestal or crown access (if Statue of Liberty option selected)
  • Ellis Island and Ellis Island Immigration Museum Access (if Statue of Liberty option selected)
  • Free audio tour on each island (if Statue of Liberty option selected)
  • Gratuities are welcomed and appreciated
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US

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Meeting point

Meet at the entrance to Starbucks Coffee which is located on Dey Street between Broadway and Church Street. Please arrive 15 minutes before your departure time to check in. The Statue of Liberty Ferry does not wait for late guests.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to security, this tour does not go inside the New York Stock Exchange, but we will be able to view it from the outside on the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5

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Excellent tour. Our guide was knowledgeable. The history of the big financial institutions, while sitting and looking at them, was memorable. Our guide knew where to take the perfect pictures (of the bull, of fearless, of the NYSE, etc). The pace was leisurely. It was quiet due to COVID and many workers still working from home. The tour was outside and inside (the Oculus is very cool). Our guide knew how to navigate the buildings to be inside for a good portion of the tour. It was a memorable tour, and I high recommend it.

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August 5, 2021

Richard has to be our best tour guide in New York and we have been to almost every attraction here. Definitely have to request for Richard if you are planning on taking the Wall Street Financial District tour or if any tour he has to offer. He is very knowledgeable about basically everything. If you are confused about where to eat definitely go to any of the places he recommends. We appreciate you Richard!

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July 24, 2021

Richard was very thorough and told us many interesting facts about Wall Street and the area. We had a great time walking and he gave us many rest breaks (we were pretty tired from days of sightseeing.). He also took our photos and recommended great places to eat. It was the best and easiest tour yet. So worth the money.

September 30, 2019

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