Depart your hotel and head downtown to explore the Lower East Side. During the late 19th and 20th century, many immigrants from Ireland, Germany, Eastern Europe, Italy, China, and Latin America called the LES home. During the tour you’ll experience the lives of the immigrants first-hand, from where they lived to where they worked. You’ll even get to experience what the area was like before the immigrants migrated to the city. Tour highlights include a synagogue from 1887 and a synagogue that has been transformed into a Buddhist temple. You’ll even get to hear about Mr. de Lancy and his famous orchard that once ran on Orchard Street. With so many immigrants settling in the LES, it has become a cultural mecca for the curious tourist to explore.
Following your morning learning about the immigrants and the Lower East Side, you’ll head to the Statue of Liberty to see what they first saw upon their arrival to America. The Statue of Liberty is a symbol for freedom and democracy. Experience the breathtaking statue up close and personal and take in the magnificent views from along the water.
A stop for lunch will be made during the tour.
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