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Bronx’s Little Italy and Arthur Avenue Walking Tour

Tour

Summary

Taste the authentic culinary delights for which the Bronx's Little Italy is known.

Discover local small businesses that have become Arthur Avenue staples.

Learn about the rich history and cultural heritage of Belmont, long home to generations of Italian-American families.

Explore Belmont and Arthur Avenue, known as New York's culinary center because of its authentic Italian bakeries, butcher shops, fish markets, specialty stores and more. First, learn the history of Belmont and Fordham Road while exploring how generations of Italian, Irish, and other immigrants shaped the history of the Bronx. Then, shop and sample optional culinary treats in the Bronx's Little Italy.

Details

$35 per person

Wednesdays at 11 AM during March through December

3 Hours (1 MI / 1.6 KM)

Meeting Place: Grand Central Terminal [near the intersection of Park Avenue and East 42nd Street]

End Point: Arthur Avenue

Transportation is not included. Please purchase your Metro North Railroad Off-Peak Ticket before your tour. Metro North Railroad tickets are sold at Grand Central Terminal. When purchasing tickets, select destination to Fordham Station. For those of you who are returning to Manhattan and other boroughs, purchase a roundtrip ticket.

This tour is not wheelchair-accessible. Please contact us for further information.

Please note that the Metro-North Railroad is a different rail system from the New York City Subway system. Metro-North tickets must be purchased separately.

This tour is included in the New York Pass, Explorer Pass, and Go City Build Your Own Pass.

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Reviews

"We had an amazing time in Bronx! Without the tour we wouldn't probably go there and we would definitely miss this part of the NYC. Our guide was very knowledgeable, warm and interesting. We got to learn more about the history and the heritage Italians keep so alive even to this day. We have absolutely loved the fact that we got to taste real Italian treats - and they were the best :) I highly recommend this tour and can't wait to visit Bronx again!" - Zrinx90, Croatia

"What an amazing 'new york' experience. The best way to do this is with an Inside Out Guided tour. You will learn about the history and culture of the Bronxs and get to sample some amazing authentic Italian food. Our guide was very knowledgeable and rather entertaining. You can stay on after the tour to have lunch etc." - Troy T, Australia

"Excellent tour, most informative, punctual, interesting, friendly and well worthwhile. Gave us a really good idea of the area and such fun meeting local shopkeepers and tasting their homemade old fashioned Italian foods." - Jane57Sydney, Australia

Reviews

"I just loved this tour. Little Italy in the Bronx is such a unique neighborhood, and our wonderful tour guide, brought us into shops that were a treat to the eyes and the taste buds. (So yummy!) She lead us in sampling cannolis, freshly-baked bread ... We also stopped in a pasta-making shop. I also bought a cappuccino at Gino's. It was so good and memorable that we had to return to Gino's a couple of days later to buy cappuccinos before leaving New York." - elle32522017, Canada

"Excellent tour, most informative, punctual, interesting, friendly and well worthwhile. Gave us a really good idea of the area and such fun meeting local shopkeepers and tasting their homemade old fashioned Italian foods." - Jane57Sydney, Australia

"This was a fantastic tour to understand this area, it's culture and best of all tasting the food at three different places: a bakery, pasta maker and deli. The traditional cannoli and bread were delicious. I stayed on in the area for lunch at a restaurant suggested by our fabulous tour guide and it was divine. I had no idea the Bronx was such a fantastic place to visit :)." - VickiShamae, Australia

"We had an amazing time in Bronx! Without the tour we wouldn't probably go there and we would definitely miss this part of the NYC. Our guide was very knowledgeable, warm and interesting. We got to learn more about the history and the heritage Italians keep so alive even to this day. We have absolutely loved the fact that we got to taste real Italian treats - and they were the best :) I highly recommend this tour and can't wait to visit Bronx again!" - Zrinx90, Croatia

"Myself and my 14yr old son went on this tour Wednesday 7/19/17. We enjoyed her personal warmth and passion for this iconic NYC neighborhood. She explained she shops there regularly and knows the store owners personally, and our tour was privileged to meet owners, get a history of the place, a tasting of the items made fresh that day, and an opportunity to see up close a 100yr old coal fired bread oven! We were treated like family from the shopkeepers, and would highly recommend taking this tour if you want to see a sliver of old NY that is alive and kicking in 2017." - heidipbj, New Mexico

"What an amazing 'new york' experience. The best way to do this is with an Inside Out Guided tour. You will learn about the history and culture of the Bronxs and get to sample some amazing authentic Italian food. Our guide was very knowledgeable and rather entertaining. You can stay on after the tour to have lunch etc." - Troy T, Australia

"If you want to experience real life in New York; this is the tour for you! The tour takes you to many family run shops where you not only get to taste the food, but also get to have a personalized chat with the owners/employees. They even demonstrate how they make their special treats!" - ameran, Wisconsin

"I had a most enjoyable tour , the tour guide was excellent providing a wealth of knowledge. It took us to another borough off the beaten path . We saw many historical establishment, met a lot of great people and tasted Italy in the Bronx. It was a delight to walk freely on the charming little streets away from the big and busy streets in Manhattan." - angelasP985, New York

Getting Here

Subway Options: 4, 5, 6, 7, or S to Grand Central Terminal