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)
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.
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.
Tl;dr - highly recommended, super fun tour! Now that’s out of the way, let's start with the initial setup. Was traveling solo and it's my first time in NYC. I wanted a local guide, so I don't have to look at my phone every 2 minutes for directions and context. Whilst covid restrictions were relaxed, was still not comfortable with large groups; her price is simply perfect for a solo tour. Communications was fast and efficient (I honestly don't think this woman sleeps!) and we were able to work out a customized plan for the tour quickly. We started the tour at around 9 am from my hotel and ended at approx. 1430. Julie is extremely knowledgeable and funny. Honestly felt more like having a nice stroll and chat with a long-lost friend. Topics of discussion ranges from the founding of the United States of America, New York City gentrification all the way to Wu Tang Clan! She’s an absolute riot, and Jules - no, I tried a nice NY style bagel later and it's way better than the Montreal style bagel we had for lunch! Did my feet hurt? YES! Did I see all I wanted to see? Positive. In fact, we saw the statue of liberty two ways; from the overcrowded ferry and from an almost empty paid ferry. Did the pictures come up a treat? Instagram worthy - though I still chuckle remembering our distain for the many-many Instagram models we met during the tour. Will I do it again? Absolutely! Loved it and will bring the missus next time. In short, if you want a super fun, knowledgeable tour guide you can't go wrong with Julie. Two thumbs up!
Thank you, Maslan! What a super fun day we had! I thoroughly enjoyed the sightseeing and conversation - and my feet hurt, too - but in a good way :) Really appreciate the great review and hope to see you again!
I would highly recommend Julia. She has a humorous and delightful personality. Her knowledge of greater New York is outstanding. She is committed to doing all she can to accommodate her guests. To accommodate our group of 4, Julia hired a driver and van for our half day tour of Manhattan. We were fortunate to have toured on a beautiful spring day. This allowed us to walk and explore many of the locations Julia included in our tour. Several highlights were, our stroll through Central Park, Grand Central Station, Hudson Yards and the 911 Memorial. Julia was conscious of our lunch reservation in SoHo and delivered us right on time. We would definitely tour with Julia again.
Dear Lance, Thank you for such a thoughtful review. It was a pleasure spending the morning with you. I hope you had a fabulous weekend in New York and look forward to your next visit! All the best, Julia