- Fascinating alternative history of New York
- One of the Big Apple's most unique guided tours
We love this exciting New York guided tour - it’s one of the most unusual and gripping out there, and led by a genuine ex-NYPD officer as well! You’ll walk the beat through the Lower East Side, exploring neighbourhoods that were once home to some of America’s most notorious criminals. Discover how immigrant crime gangs did battle in the streets around the infamous ‘Five Points’ - shown in Scorsese's ‘Gangs of New York’, how the Mafia took control of the city’s criminal landscape, and how Chinese turf wars dominated the 70s and 80s. Your expert and knowledgeable guide helps separate truth from myth, and reveals some thrilling and gruesome stories along the way.
This New York gift experience covers everything from historic figures such as Boss Tweed and Captain Kidd to modern no-gooders like John Gotti. You’ll hear about underworld stories popularised in ‘The Sopranos’ and for a grand finale, head into Wall Street where you can find out all about today’s white collar criminals, and how they present an even greater challenge to New York police, as well as the going rate for a ‘Get out of jail free’ card! Want to learn the darker side of the Big Apple? This tour is a must.