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Skip the Line NYC Speakeasy Walking Tour Ticket provided by Alex's Tours

Skip the Line NYC Speakeasy Walking Tour Ticket

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Discover the speakeasies of 1920s New York on a leisurely evening walking tour. Skip long lines as your guide brings you through hidden entrances that are nearly impossible to find on your own. While you sip on specialty cocktails over the course of the evening, learn about the history of Prohibition-era New York.
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    Lower Manhattan
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    Alex's Tours
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    New York City
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • Learn about the history of speakeasies in Prohibition-era New York
  • Discover hidden entrances that are difficult to find on your own
  • Skip long lines and savor award-winning, vintage-inspired cocktails
  • Small group size ensures an intimate experience
What to Expect
Meet your guide in downtown Manhattan for a brief introduction to Prohibition-era New York. At the first speakeasy of the tour, enjoy a craft cocktail (own expense) as you listen to the history of the city’s clandestine bars and breweries. This tour guarantees you breeze past long lines to make the most of the evening. Going with a local guide is a necessity, as most speakeasy entrances are hidden or unmarked as they would have been in the 1920s. Follow the guide to bars that even locals can’t find, in back alleys, through phone booths, behind a psychic shop, or past doors marked “No Entrance.” By the end of the tour, leave feeling more in the know than most New Yorkers.
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Important Information
Departure Point
West Village, New York, NY, USA East Village, New York, NY, USA Lower East Side, New York, NY, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local, professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small-group walking tour
  • Special treatment at the speakeasies
  • List of all the visited speakeasies (only after the tour)
  • Highly accurate and documented history facts
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Dress code is smart casual but lenient
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Tonya P wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Alex is a walking encyclopedia and his passion for history and his delivery made this tour my favorite I’ve ever been on! Definitely recommend this tour!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Steven C wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
Got to the venue at 3.45 an hour before 15dollars in a cab stood in the pouring rain waited till 5.05 pm no body turned up another15dollars back we want a full refund and reimbursed for cab fares absolute con always gone with trip advisor this is a discrace don’t think I will
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Date of experience: December 2019
Carolyn O wrote a review Dec 2019
Short Hills, New Jersey52 contributions17 helpful votes
Great experience with a private East Village tour given by Alex To help celebrate a 21st birthday. We enjoyed all the stops and all the drinks. Alex was incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful with booking our party of seven people in some exclusive and unique bars. We would
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Date of experience: December 2019
Mengdan S wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
We got to visit a couple of speakeasy bars that have different characters. Three hours of tour filled with histories and stories felt short and totally worth it! We will come back!
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Date of experience: November 2019
Jessica Cohane wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
Awful! Don't waste your time, money or enthusiasm! I purchased two of these on Groupon to do with my family and it wasn't even worth the discounted price! Originally booking was my first sign of poor customer service, we couldn't find the meeting location and when we called the
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Date of experience: November 2019
About the operator

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Speakeasy Tour Lower Easy Side
George was a fun and engaging tour guide as he took us around to various Speakeasies. They were all unique and had
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The most informative and FUN tour!
We’ve now completed each of the speak easy tours offered by Alex’s Tours. Each of them were distinctly different an
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East Side Prohibition Tour
Highly recommend. Our group of 10 had the most wonderful time on the Lower East Side Speakeasy tour. Bridget was
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This was our second speakeasy tour with the company. This time we got Alex. We learned a lot of history and got ent
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Brooke N
Great tour
My mom and I were in New York for a few days and booked the East Village tour. We met in daylight at the entrance o
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Speakeasy Lower East Side
Very knowledgeable and interesting tour. Lots to discover and learn in a friendly atmosphere. Would recommend it to
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NYC East Village Walking Tour
We enjoyed the tour. We even saw a celebrity or two. Though Alex is very knowledgeable I found that he added a bi
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Great Diversion from the Regular Tourist Sites.
We recently participated in the West Village Speakeasy Tour. At first it was a little confusing as the meeting pla
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East Village speakeasy tour
My wife and I had a great time with a knowledgable guide (Alex), and some wonderful people. We were led to interes
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West Village Tour Just OK
We tried a couple of times to book this tour but were unable to because they didn't have the required minimum of si
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West Village Speak Easy Tour
Okay I will admit I was apprehensive about this tour, as trying to organise was difficult. I had a Groupon voucher
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The Good and The Bad
We--3 couples--booked the LES Speakeasy tour. We arrived and our tour guide was late by 15 minutes. We were told we
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Linda B
10 of us went on LES Speakeasy tour. We were met by Ryan, who explained Alex wasn't available (not that i think th
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We booked the West Village Speakeasy Tour. So much history. Our guide Brent was fantastic, lively, engaging, knowle
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Excellent experience, ótima experiência!
Excellent experience! We went inside four great bars in lower east side of Manhattan - one of them was a real speak
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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