​Writers, Prohibition, Drinks and History Tour

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Discover New York that tourists don't usually get to see. The tour starts in one of the oldest bars in New York famed by its literary history. A Prohibition-era speakeasy, it stayed open despite the law and survived in its original form.

We'll take a walk along the path not usually visited by tourists where we'll see a private park and facades of private clubs. We'll get to a vantage point from which we'll be...
Discover New York that tourists don't usually get to see. The tour starts in one of the oldest bars in New York famed by its literary history. A Prohibition-era speakeasy, it stayed open despite the law and survived in its original form.

We'll take a walk along the path not usually visited by tourists where we'll see a private park and facades of private clubs. We'll get to a vantage point from which we'll be able to see some of New York's most fascinating buildings. I’ll share some of my favorite New York tales filled with daring, ambition, movie characters, love, murder, Prohibition, and ladies' skirts. We'll finish our journey in one of the city's most elegant Prohibition-style parlor where exquisite whiskey cocktail and sounds of jazz will make you feel like a Great Gatsby.
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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Pete's Tavern, 129 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

One of the oldest bars in the city, it was a speakeasy during Prohibition. One of the best places to experience the old New York. O.Henry, a famous American short story writer, used to work in the Tavern.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gramercy Park, Gramercy Park, New York City, New York

The only private park in New York, it has a very interesting history which I'll tell you about. Also, it allows views to the glorious Chrysler Building. Irving Place is named after Washington Irving, a writer and a historian, known for "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" among other works.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S, New York City, NY 10003-1705

One of the city's private clubs open for members...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Pete's Tavern, 129 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

One of the oldest bars in the city, it was a speakeasy during Prohibition. One of the best places to experience the old New York. O.Henry, a famous American short story writer, used to work in the Tavern.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gramercy Park, Gramercy Park, New York City, New York

The only private park in New York, it has a very interesting history which I'll tell you about. Also, it allows views to the glorious Chrysler Building. Irving Place is named after Washington Irving, a writer and a historian, known for "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" among other works.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S, New York City, NY 10003-1705

One of the city's private clubs open for members only. We can admire its beautiful facade from the outside

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Players, 16 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY 10003, USA

Another private club with a lot of history behind it.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Flatiron Building, 175 5th Ave At 23rd St., New York City, NY 10010-7703

One of the most picturesque buildings in New York City, it owes its unique appearance to its shape. Of course, there is more to its story than what meets the eye!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: MetLife Building, 200 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10166-0005

The MetLife Tower used to be the tallest in the world in 1909. Also, look at those clocks!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Empire State Building, 20 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10118-0114

The most important building in NYC and one of the best known in the world. Our route will allow for some of the best views to the Empire State.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Madison Square Park, Between 23rd and 26 streets and Madison and Fifth Avenues, New York City, NY 10010

Lively city park which was the first home to the Madison Square Garden (thus, the name). The story of the second Madison Square Garden involves a beautiful woman, a love story and an actual murder.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Flatiron Room, 37 W 26th St, New York City, NY 10010-1006

The Flatiron Room has been recognized as a world-famous destination for whiskey enthusiasts, jazz lovers, foodies those seeking expertly crafted cocktails. This is an optional stop for people who appreciate whiskey (over 1000 sorts), really good cocktails and live jazz.

Duration: 40 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Licensed NYC Guide
  • Free maps of Manhattan
  • Information on live jazz events and NYC history
  • Very small group tour
Not Included
  • Food is available but not included
  • Drinks and cocktails are fantastic but not included
Departure Point
1: Pete's Tavern, 129 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
2: 18 Irving Pl, New York, NY 10003, USA
4:00 PM
Return Details
1: 193 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA
2: The Flatiron Room, 37 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010, USA
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.