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Bronx’s Little Italy and Arthur Avenue

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 all year round

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.
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Reviews

"[The Tour Guide] was a perfect guide for this tour. It was fun meeting the business owners and learning the history of the area and best of all getting to taste the food!" --joyjoseph5, Fontana, California

"I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide ... was the best! So off the beaten path, this tour made me feel like I was experiencing the life in the Bronx firsthand. [The Tour Guide] has befriended a few shop owners and we were able to see how bread was made in coal ovens, how pasta is made, tasted fresh cannoli, tasted homemade mozzarella. It was phenomenal." --R0bina1, Austin, Texas

"This was one of the best tours we took. [The Tour Guide] was very informative and new a lot about the area. The places we stopped we all very good and the people that ran them were so friendly. I believe we purchased something at every stop, just wish there was we could have gotten some of the fresh pasta home! Highly recommend. Just remember you need to purchase a ticket for the train, subway pass does not get you on the train." --lwk2016, Ludington, Michigan

Reviews

"What a wonderful tour! We learned so many new things, tasted delicious food and had a great time. Our guide, ... was full of interesting facts and stories. We felt that we truly experienced life in Little Italy. Everything was on time and well organized. The entire afternoon was a very positive and professional experience. We would definitely recommend this tour and company to others." --Brenda K, Anaheim, California

"This was one of the best tours we took. [The Tour Guide] was very informative and new a lot about the area. The places we stopped we all very good and the people that ran them were so friendly. I believe we purchased something at every stop, just wish there was we could have gotten some of the fresh pasta home! Highly recommend. Just remember you need to purchase a ticket for the train, subway pass does not get you on the train." --lwk2016, Ludington, Michigan

"I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide ... was the best! So off the beaten path, this tour made me feel like I was experiencing the life in the Bronx firsthand. [The Tour Guide] has befriended a few shop owners and we were able to see how bread was made in coal ovens, how pasta is made, tasted fresh cannoli, tasted homemade mozzarella. It was phenomenal." --R0bina1, Austin, Texas

"Our family had a great on the tour . Our guide ... did a fabulous job he was well informed and in touch with the people. We would highly recommend." --X3646SZjohnd, Bristol, Tennessee

"Today was thoroughly enjoyable! Our guide ... was so informative and had a great sense of humour. My partner and I were not sure if we were going to enjoy it however it turned out to be one of the best days so far. Excellent and I would most definitely recommend this for anyone who wants to experience New York old school - 10/10" --Rebecca J

"[The Tour Guide] was a perfect guide for this tour. It was fun meeting the business owners and learning the history of the area and best of all getting to taste the food!" --joyjoseph5, Fontana, California

Getting Here

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