Stroll the streets of SoHo where former factories and brothels have since been converted into gorgeous, cast-iron buildings. Learn about 19th-century architecture from a knowledgeable guide as you do some window shopping in the trendy boutiques located where slaughterhouses and meat markets once stood.
Wander the world-famous neighborhood of Little Italy as you absorb the sights, sounds and tastes of this colorful neighborhood rich with history. Take in the wonderful aromas of pasta or pastries as you explore buzzing Mulberry Street. For a sweet break, sample some cannoli at any of the pastry shops nearby.
Finally, venture into vibrant Chinatown--once the largest enclave of Chinese expatriates in the Western Hemisphere. Hear about the struggles of the earliest immigrants, arriving to the Big Apple to build a new life. You'll even learn about the Tong Wars, a violent period of gang violence spanning 25 years.