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Departure Point
National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, USA
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Entry/Admission - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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W. E. Ormond wrote a review May 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Ina Selden, the founder of Manhattan Passports, designed, arranged and led a tour of New York City on Mother's Day, specifically tailored to appeal to mothers, their children, and the mothers' mothers; appropriate for children and grandmothers alike. Given the occasion, she
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from inas702, Owner at New York And How It Got That Way - Guided Tour
Responded 30 May 2019
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review. It perfectly captures the spirit of the tour. Our mission, and it is a mission, is to introduce forgotten visionaries, dreamers and schemers who helped New York become the city it is today.
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MrPostMan43 wrote a review May 2019
1 contribution3 helpful votes
I learned a lot about New York and how such amazing people knew how NY would look today. My favorite person to learn was the man who was making sidewalks and put metal poles to vision where the sidewalks would be and how people would remove the poles he would constantly put them
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from inas702, Owner at New York And How It Got That Way - Guided Tour
Responded 30 May 2019
Thanks for your review, our first from a 12-year-old! Your favorite person on the tour was John Randel, Jr. In 1808, when he was only 20, he was handed the now famous grid plan for Manhattan and told to "Just do it." And he did it, making Manhattan navigable without a GPS. But not before unhappy residents pelted Randel with rotten fruit, stole his horse, threw him in jail for trespassing. Randel doesn't even rate a street sign or a plaque!
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NYCgal wrote a review May 2019
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A perfect mix of history and anecdotes comfortably combined with a well-appointed small coach and walking. Would be perfect for a visitor or New Yorker interested in a deeper understanding of how the Dutch shaped New York. Amazing that what happened 300 years ago shaped who we
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from inas702, Owner at New York And How It Got That Way - Guided Tour
Responded 30 May 2019
Many thanks for your review. Yes, the Dutch set New York's DNA. They imbued us with their can-do spirit, their respect for individual rights and the rule of law. Before New Amsterdam became New York women enjoyed amazing rights. Too bad the Dutch couldn't stick around longer. Women would probably have gotten the vote in this country much earlier.
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karin a wrote a review Jan 2019
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Theme and execution make this an outstanding tour of Manhattan. A sequence of critical moments from the city’s becoming – expectations, controversies, and results – are selected. Some of the “shapers” are not well known, and/or shown from a novel and interesting angle.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from inas702, Owner at New York And How It Got That Way - Guided Tour
Responded 30 May 2019
We love reviews like this. Our tour is meant to shake things up, and give credit where credit is long overdue to many unsung heroes who shaped the city, literally and figuratively.
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bwysfjoe wrote a review Jan 2019
New York City, New York4 contributions1 helpful vote
I am a licensed New York City tour guide and I learned many new things about New Amsterdamers from the Dutch days, New Yorkers from the English days and New Yorkers from the post-American-Revolution days ---- and how these famous people - and people I've never heard about made
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Date of experience: January 2019
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New York And How it Got That Way
This tour tells a fascinating tale, full of insights drawn from solid history, and unfolds with an energy which sui
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Enjoyable & Enriching
I had a great time on my tour, Manhattan and How It Got That Way, and was impressed by Ina's knowledge and enthusia
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Ina is the Best!
Amazing insight into the history of NYC neighborhoods and what makes them so unique. Ina is filled with insight an
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Completely changed my understanding of New York City
Had a great time on this tour with Ina and her fabulous guides! A very different tour experience than is usual, but
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Key Details
  • Battery Park, Wall Street, and 6 more
  • Duration: 4h
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