Guided Tour Takes Approximately 4 Hours
Appropriate for All Ages
Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
This fantastic district has been described as the cultural and economic center of the US and is home to Wall Street and the United Nations Headquarters, among other notable buildings and landmarks. On this tour of the Bronx, you will see some of the most famous sites and landmarks in the district. Just a few of the sites you will visit include a boulevard decorated with 1920's Art Deco style buildings, the 20-block Grand Concourse, and Little Italy, and you will drive by landmarks like the Yankee Stadium, Bronx Zoo, Fordham University, Edgar Allan Poe's cottage in Poe Park, and numerous others.
Also included in your tour is the Graffiti workshop, where you will join artists and professionals alike in a space dedicated to graffiti work and learn techniques from artists who regularly practice the art, and learn the history of graffiti while you interact with artists and their craft. This is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the best landmarks and attractions in Manhattan, so be sure to bring the whole family on this interactive and informative experience, and bring extra film for your camera!
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Tour Stop at Little Italy
Little Italy is filled with restaurants, shopping and more designed with the sights, sounds and smells of Italian culture, all right in NYC. Escape from the modern-day rush of the New York streets and retreat into Little Italy. At every corner, you'll be immersed with the smells of delicious Italian pasta, pizza and other cuisine. With over 35 restaurants, there's no shortage of authentic Italian dishes to be had.
Drive By Brooklyn Botanical Garden
While visiting the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, you will experience the beauty and serenity of the parks' roses, cherry trees, and various unique gardens. Enjoy the serenity of the gardens by first taking a stroll through Judith D. Zuk Magnolia Plaza. The plaza is known for its magnificent trees and pleasant scent of magnolias. Be sure to bring your cameras and capture the picturesque view of the variety of 17 different blooming magnolias.
Drive By Bronx Zoo
The Bronx Zoo is the perfect way to discover the wonders of our natural world while in the big city of New York. The Bronx Zoo features thousands of different animals, many in natural environments. In fact, the Bronx Zoo was one of the first zoos in the nation to showcase animals in an environment more suited to their natural conditions, as opposed to plain cages.
Drive By Yankee Stadium
The new Yankee Stadium was completed just in time for the 2009 season, after about two and a half years of construction. The stadium replaced the original one, which opened in 1923. The new stadium is across the street from the old stadium location. Yankee Stadium was constructed on the former site of Macombs Dam Park.
Drive By Mott Haven Historic District
Located in Mott Haven in The Bronx, the Mott Haven Historic District has 125 contributing buildings. Four and five-story row houses from the last half of the 19th century, two churches, a library and the 40th Precinct police station are all included in the district. The row houses are known as Doctors Row and Irish Fifth Avenue. The library was built in 1905, the Mott Haven Branch of the New York Public Library. Saint Jerome’s Roman Catholic Church is another historical building.
Drive By Fordham University
Fordham University was founded in 1841 as the Jesuit University of New York. It was originally St. John’s College, designated so by the Right Reverend John Hughes, the Coadjutor-Bishop of New York. St. John’s College was founded on Rose Hill Manor in the village of Fordham. It was the first higher education Catholic institution in northeast United States. The name of the college was changed to Fordham University in 1907.
Tour Stop at Wave Hill in New York
Wave Hill is a 28 acre estate, consisting of public gardens and a cultural center, in the Hudson Hill section of the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx in New York City. It is situated on the slopes overlooking the Hudson River and the New Jersey Palisades. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the estate includes two houses and a botanical garden. Contemporary visual arts exhibits are on display in the Glyndor Gallery, as well as outside on the grounds.
Drive By Grand Concourse in New York
The Grand Concourse is a major thoroughfare in the borough of the Bronx in New York City. Built during the height of the City Beautiful movement, it was modeled on the Champs-Élysées in Paris but is considerably larger, stretching four miles in length, measuring 180 feet across, and separated into three roadways by tree-lined dividers.
Drive By Poe Park in New York
Opened in 1902, the park was named after famous American poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), who rented its white farmhouse, now known as Poe Cottage, for $100 a year from 1846 to 1849. Built in 1812, it was here Poe wrote “The Bells,” “Eureka,” and “Annabel Lee,” while living with his wife Virginia. The cottage was originally located near the intersection of Kingsbridge Road and Valentine Avenue, but was moved in 1913, about 450 feet north of its original location, before opening to the public November 5, 1913.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.