Money, money, money! Feel the power as you walk the streets of the world's financial epicenter, and hear the stories of intrigue, influence and independence! New York's financial district, Wall Street, is not just home to the most powerful economic players in the world, it is the birthplace of our city - and in many ways - our nation.
In this tour we focus on finance - how Wall Street works, who the players are past and present, important events that occurred here and what may the future hold?
Wall Street or customized TBD
In this tour we walk the storied streets of the oldest part of NYC, and its famed financial center. We will see where the Wall Street players live, work and play. You will be regaled with stories of money, politics, and struggles of many kinds as we learn the fascinating history of this area and its people.
Lower Manhattan was home to ancestral Native Americans, our first European colonies, financiers extraordinaire, pirates, founding fathers and freedom fighters of every creed and color. A diverse and worldly town since its birth, learn how New York became the financial center it is today, how Wall Street and the NYSE work and all the secrets these streets hold. We will visit the biggest stars of Wall Street and also some hidden gems.
The tour ends at the World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial, where all details of this beautiful site will be explained and appreciated.
As with all my tours, I am happy to act as your personal photographer (your camera or mine) so that you may capture beautiful souvenir images of this special day.
Extensions can also be added to include touring / visiting more areas, such as: Battery Park and its art and museums, Brookfield Place, an in depth look at The Statue of Liberty, South Street Seaport, The Brooklyn Bridge and environs, The African Burial Ground and/or Chinatown. Message me and we can customize your Wall Street tour - what do you have in mind?
9/11 Memorial or customized TBD
Licensed, expert guide
Customizable meeting point and/or ending point
Tour can be extended for customizable route and inclusion of additional sites, attractions and neighborhoods
Entrance fees (9/11 Memorial & Museum ticket: Adult: $26 Youth (7 to 12 years): $15 Young Adult (13 to 17 years): $20)
I can also guide regionally (Boston, Washington DC, Hamptons, Hudson Valley) if you pay my transportation fee.
This is a walking tour. Possible entrance to the interior of public spaces/buildings is varied and subject to availability. Tour does not include entrance to the New York Stock Exchange or The Federal Reserve - though we will be viewing from the exterior.
Please wear comfortable shoes, bring water and be dressed for anticipated weather conditions.
We had a great time with Julia! Her tour was fun, lively, informative and we really felt the benefit of being shown round Central Park by a local.
Thank you, Elly! It was a pleasure spending the morning with you both. I am honored you included me in your New York City itinerary. All the best! Julia
Planning a trip to NYC is no easy task. But planning our NYC private tour with Julia and a driver was the easiest and best decision we made. We saw so much in 4 hours and Julia and our driver were very accommodating with having some of our party with limited mobility. That didn’t slow us down and we learned a lot about the city has we saw it. Julia is incredibly personable, patient, and knowledgeable. You’ll have a wonderful time with her has you tour NYC. NYC was a trip filled with lots of memories, thanks to Julia and our driver.
I cannot recommend Julia enough. I booked a VIP tour for my 2 elderly Aunts so that they would have a tour guide all to themselves who could go at their pace, rest when needed, snack when needed, and lead them from point A to point B. They both had so much fun with Julia. She was the perfect fit and was so knowledgeable. My Aunts were very pleased and would recommend her to anyone.
Dear Kristin, Thank you for your glowing review. Your Aunties were delightful and I was honored & grateful to help them find your grandfather’s name of The Wall of Honor. It was a fun day and I’m so glad to hear they were well satisfied! All the best, Julia
We had a Downtown tour with Julia and she was fantastic. Julia was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and the buildings, kept us all entertained with back stories and interesting tales and also had lively conversations about current affairs. She had a friendly attitude and was patient to take many photos. Highly recommend!
Thank you, Priya! Happy Birthday - it was lovely to spend the morning with you and your fascinating friends.