Family Tour

Customize your own private walking Gangsters Tour for you and your “associates” to include highlights from any of our public or private walking tours.

Up to 10 people

Discount rates apply for children & student groups.

NYC Gangster Tours to Choose From:

Little Italy and Chinatown Gangsters Walking Tour

On our Little Italy and Chinatown Gangsters tour, learn about the earlier era of street gangs of NYC from the 1840s through the 1920s. Find out how these gangs went from small packs of immigrant thugs with tightly knit loyalties to an evolved, corporate style American syndicate. We walk down Mulberry Street, from Chinatown to Little Italy, where most of the notorious gangsters in New York rose up. Stroll through New York’s most notorious slum known as Five Points, to the narrow alleys of Chinatown’s “Bloody Angle.” In Little Italy’s historic district, we learn the ruthless tactics of the first Mafia bosses of New York, and the proud efforts of NYPD Lieutenant Joe Petrosino to fight against these thugs. Organized crime as we know it was born on these streets.

“The Rise and Fall of the American Mafia” Tour

Join us after the sun goes down and the city comes alive to learn about The Rise and Fall of the American Mafia. This tour focuses mostly on the 20th century arc of organized crime in America, specifically anchored by the Five Families of New York: A secret society that began in the 1900s, expanded massively in the 1920s, got organized and flourished from the 1930s through the 1950s and experienced a slow and ugly decline through the last decades of the century. This premium tour goes from the East Village down to Little Italy and tells the tale of Lucky Luciano’s ruthless rise to power and his affiliation with other notorious criminals such as Carlo Gambino, Vito Genovese and Meyer Lansky. The tour stops outside the tenements, cafés, restaurants, social clubs, funeral homes and even alleyways where it all happened, in an epic tale that spans 100 years and across the Atlantic and back!

Jewish Gangsters of the Lower East Side Tour

Otherwise known as the “Kosher Nostra,” two generations of Jewish gangsters introduced loan sharking, large-scale gambling and contract killing to the world of organized crime. In the cramped tenements of the Lower East Side, they swore that they would never suffer and flee like their forefathers did.

Admire the faded glory of what was once one of the largest Jewish communities in the world while hearing the stories of wise guys with colorful and notorious names like Meyer Lansky, “Red” Levine, “Bugsy” Siegel and “Gurrah” Shapiro. This was where the greatest Jewish gangsters in America got in, got rich, and got out!