From Sails to Sales - The South Street Seaport

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From the earliest days of sailing ships to the bustling retail center of today, discover the old streets, bars and taverns, shops, houses and ships that made this area the "gateway" to the world.


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New York
Meeting Point:
The Titanic Lighthouse
2 hours
Saturday at 11:00 AM
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The best of the Seaport's spellbinding history and lore, salted with hidden treasures and trendy hotspots.

Perhaps no other New York neighborhood more beautifully blends its legendary past with the trend-setting allurements of the present than the South Street Seaport Historic District. And on this tour, be assured, you will experience every thrilling aspect of it. Roam a quarter renowned for its majestic tall ships, 1830s Greek Revival warehouses and counting houses, and Federalist buildings dating from the late 1700s. Visit the watering hole where pirates once hoisted grog with ladies of ill repute, and the famed Paris Café, where Thomas Edison, Annie Oakley, Teddy Roosevelt, and Buffalo Bill were guests.

Your expert guide weaves riveting tales of seafaring intrigue as you explore little-known historical nooks few tourists ever see. Equally impressive are the Seaport's chic bistros, shopping emporiums, clubs and cultural attractions you'll be introduced to. Trust us. This is one tour simply not to be missed.


  • Famed historic Tall Ships, one of the world's largest collections

  • The Seaport Museum and its fascinating cultural exhibits

  • Titanic Memorial Lighthouse, dedicated to those who perished

  • Site of George Washington's first Presidential Mansion

  • Home of Capt. Joseph Rose, third oldest building in Manhattan

  • The Bridge Café, New York's oldest drinking establishment


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  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Meals and drinks

Please Note

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 15 guests. For groups of more than 15 people, please inquire.

  • Children under 5 years old are free of charge.

  • Distance covered is roughly 1.5 miles.

  • Optional photo pass with six 5 x 7 printed photos available. Please inquire.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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