Private Walking Tour of Hoboken, Only Half a Mile from Manhattan!

Private Walking Tour of Hoboken, Only Half a Mile from Manhattan!

Join me on a private walking tour of Hoboken, a charming waterfront city only half-a-mile (0,8km) west of Manhattan, across the Hudson River. Look it up on Google Maps!

Hoboken is an oft-overlooked gem whose skyline views, riverfront parks, industrial past, immigrant influences, brownstones, cafes, shops and food offer a unique look at local life and history.

Accessible from Manhattan via ferry (5-10 mins), train (10-15 mins) or Uber/Lyft. Choose MEET IN HOBOKEN or MEET IN MANHATTAN when booking. Contact us to determine the best option for your group.

Step away from New York City's tourist crowds — feel like you're visiting a friend — leave with a better understanding of local life!

*Scroll down for full itinerary (under ITINERARY or WHAT TO EXPECT). Certain mobile apps do not show these details, so you may need to view on the web.*

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Hosted by Greg Guglielmo

I've been giving tours for years and began publishing online in 2023

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hoboken, Hoboken, New Jersey

The following attractions are only examples of where we can go and what Hoboken has to offer. We can certainly customize based on your preferences!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, On the Western shore of the Hudson River, Hoboken, NJ

Hoboken's Waterfront offers expansive views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline, which many of our guests say are worth the trip alone. We’ll explore both the northern and southern waterfronts. Check out the photos above!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pier A Park, 100 Sinatra Dr, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5781

Hoboken has transformed its former industrial piers into beautiful parks and promenades, with some bars and restaurants located immediately adjacent to the southern walkway.

The largest of these is Pier A Park, which extends almost 800 feet into the Hudson River and offers a unique combination of sunshine, serenity, open space, and Manhattan views.

The Urban Land Institute named Pier A Park one of the top 10 urban parks in the United States.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Garden Street, Garden St, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA

Hoboken’s residential streetscape is defined by picturesque, tree-lined blocks of three- and four-story Greek Revival and Italianate buildings, largely built in the late 1800s.

Together with its numerous sidewalk cafes (and a few cobblestone streets), we will enjoy a peaceful escape from New York City. You won’t believe you’re only a mile from Times Square!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ 07030-7427

Hoboken is the birthplace of baseball, Frank Sinatra, and the zipper; key player in American wars, immigration, and industrialization; and former home to some of the 20th century's most advanced shipyards and factories, including Maxwell House, Lipton Tea and Tootsie Roll.

We’ll discuss this history during our time together, and for guests who want to learn even more, we can stop by Hoboken’s quaint historical museum.

(Please note that the museum is only open in the afternoon, and it is closed on Mondays. The $5 entry fee is not included in the tour.)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hoboken / NJ Transit Terminal, 1 Hudson Pl, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA

Hoboken's ferry-and-rail terminal embodies the city's past, present, and future. The Beaux Arts station was built in 1907 and served as the starting point for the first multi-unit electric train in 1930, helmed by Thomas Edison.

Though often overshadowed by its New York City neighbors, it is the ninth-busiest railroad station in North America. (You'd never know it based on its quaintness.)

The interior waiting room remains beautiful and creates the sensation that you've traveled back in time.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Washington Street, Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA

Washington Street is Hoboken’s main commercial thoroughfare, running approximately one mile (1,6km) from the very top to the very bottom of Hoboken. It is home to restaurants, bars, bagel shops, bakeries, cafes, and shops – many of which are still locally owned and operated.

The American Planning Association once named it one of the “10 Great Streets in America.”

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Fiore's House of Quality, 414 Adams St #2693, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA

Located only two miles north of Ellis Island, Hoboken was a prominent destination for German and Irish immigrants in the 19th century and Italians and Puerto Ricans in the 20th century.

Their influences remain visible in contemporary Hoboken’s delis, cafes, bakeries, restaurants, churches, festivals, social clubs, and people.

Founded in 1913, Fiore’s House of Quality is among the most famous of these “original” local eateries, offering housemade mozzarella and locally famous daily sandwich specials.

Guests seeking a taste of Hoboken’s old Italian-American influence love to stop here. (Fiore’s is but one example. We can stop anywhere you’d like!)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Carlo's Bakery, 95 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA

Like Fiore's, Carlo's Bakery is a Hoboken original. Founded in 1910, the shop has gained national and international acclaim since TLC created "Cake Boss" in 2009, covering the bakery's owner (Buddy Valastro Jr.) and operations.

For out-of-towners seeking other well-known brands without Manhattan crowds, Hoboken also has a Shake Shack, Del Frisco’s Steakhouse, Nike Store, lululemon, and more – all within a 5-minute walk of Carlo's Bakery!

(If you visit the same places in Manhattan, you will be dealing with massive tourist crowds and all the stress that comes with that. A short trip away in Hoboken, you can usually walk right in and enjoy yourself.)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kikilu Gelato, 900 Garden St, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA

Kikilu quickly shot to the top of Hoboken’s must-see (and must-taste!) attractions with our guests. The family-owned shop makes its gelato on-site and is considered the best you’ll find outside Italy.

(Again, this is just one example of where we can stop!)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: JP's Bagel Express, 52 Newark St., Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA

Along with (allegedly) having “the most bars per square mile” in the United States, Hoboken features countless bagel shops and pizzerias, creating ample opportunity for our guests to sample New York style bagels, pizza, and bacon-egg-and-cheeses (the classic American breakfast sandwich) – in this case from just across the river in New Jersey!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Stevens Institute of Technology, 1 Castle Point Ter, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5991

Stevens is a top-100 American university perched on a hill above the Hudson River. The campus includes Castle Point, which is the highest point in Hoboken.

The campus offers still more spectacular views of New York City – including the Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan, One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) in Lower Manhattan, and the surrounding skyline.

(On clear days, you can see north to the George Washington Bridge and south to the Verrazzano Bridge and Statue of Liberty.)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Water's Soul by Jaume Plensa, 1 Park Ln S, Jersey City, NJ 07310, USA

OPTIONAL: For guests who'd like to venture into Jersey City, we can head about half-a-mile (0,8km) south of the Hoboken Terminal to check out Newport Green Park, Newport Sand Beach, and Water's Soul by Jaume Plensa (https://waterssouljc.com/), the latter of which is an 80-foot tall sculpture at the edge of a waterfront pier in Jersey City's Newport neighborhood.

(Visiting these sites in Jersey City adds about one mile of walking and can take up to 60 minutes round-trip, depending on pace and how long we stop for photos, etc. As a result, guests would be choosing to do this "side trip" in place of other, more common stops in Hoboken itself.)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Newport Sand Beach, 45 14th St, Jersey City, NJ 07310, USA

OPTIONAL: For guests who'd like to venture into Jersey City, we can head about half-a-mile (0,8km) south of the Hoboken Terminal to check out Newport Green Park, Newport Sand Beach, and Water's Soul by Jaume Plensa (https://waterssouljc.com/), the latter of which is an 80-foot tall sculpture at the edge of a waterfront pier in Jersey City's Newport neighborhood.

(Visiting these sites in Jersey City adds about one mile of walking and can take up to 60 minutes round-trip, depending on pace and how long we stop for photos, etc. As a result, guests would be choosing to do this "side trip" in place of other, more common stops in Hoboken itself.)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Oculus, 33-69 Vesey St World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10003

OPTIONAL: If you select MEET IN MANHATTAN (PATH TRAIN) at checkout, I will meet you near one of the PATH train stations in Manhattan. PATH stations are located at 33rd St, 23rd St, 14th St, 9th St, Christopher St and World Trade Center (Oculus).

The tour price for this option includes a one-way PATH train ticket for each member of your group. I will provide the tickets when we meet at a PATH station in Manhattan.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: West Village, West Village, New York City, New York

OPTIONAL: If you select MEET IN MANHATTAN (PATH TRAIN) at checkout, I will meet you near one of the PATH train stations in Manhattan. PATH stations are located at 33rd St, 23rd St, 14th St, 9th St, Christopher St and World Trade Center.

The tour price for this option includes a one-way PATH train ticket for each member of your group. I will provide the tickets when we meet at a PATH station in Manhattan.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ferry NY Waterway, 459 12th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA

OPTIONAL: If you select MEET IN MANHATTAN (FERRY) at checkout, I will meet you at the NY Waterway Ferry in Midtown Manhattan (459 12th Ave) or Lower Manhattan (Brookfield Place Terminal).

The tour price for this option includes a one-way ferry ticket for each member of your group. I will provide the tickets when we meet at the ferry terminal in Manhattan.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey St Between West Street and North End Avenue, New York City, NY 10281-1027

OPTIONAL: If you select MEET IN MANHATTAN (FERRY) at checkout, I will meet you at the NY Waterway Ferry in Midtown Manhattan (459 12th Ave) or Lower Manhattan (Brookfield Place Terminal).

The tour price for this option includes a one-way ferry ticket for each member of your group. I will provide the tickets when we meet at the ferry terminal in Manhattan.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Greenwich Village, 14th Street and West of Broadway 1A, New York City, NY 10014

OPTIONAL: If you select MEET IN MANHATTAN (PATH TRAIN) at checkout, I will meet you near one of the PATH train stations in Manhattan. PATH stations are located at 33rd St, 23rd St, 14th St, 9th St, Christopher St and World Trade Center.

The tour price for this option includes a one-way PATH train ticket for each member of your group. I will provide the tickets when we meet at a PATH station in Manhattan.

Duration: 10 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"At checkout, there are two options to MEET IN HOBOKEN (standard pricing) and two options to MEET IN MANHATTAN (costs extra). Please contact me if you need transit advice or help determining the best meeting option for your group."
"The MEET IN MANHATTAN options *include* the price of the one-way ferry or train tickets for each member of your group. They also require extra time and that I pay for myself to travel to and from Manhattan. (Hence the extra costs.)"
"MEET IN HOBOKEN (SOUTH) — 1 HUDSON PLACE: Take the PATH train from Manhattan ($2.75, 10-15 mins), NY Waterway Ferry from Brookfield Place Terminal in Lower Manhattan ($7.50, 10 mins, beautiful views), or an Uber/Lyft."
"MEET IN HOBOKEN (NORTH) — 1401 FRANK SINATRA DRIVE: Take the NY Waterway Ferry from 459 12th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan ($9.50, 5-10 mins, beautiful views) or an Uber/Lyft."
"MEET IN MANHATTAN (FERRY): Meet at the NY Waterway Ferry Terminal in Midtown Manhattan (459 12th Avenue) or Lower Manhattan (Brookfield Place Terminal) and take the ferry to Hoboken together."
"MEET IN MANHATTAN (PATH TRAIN): Meet near a PATH train station in Manhattan and travel to Hoboken together. PATH stations are located at 33rd St, 23rd St, 14th St, 9th St, Christopher St or World Trade Center."
"Not recommended for travelers who are uncomfortable completing a multi-hour walking tour"
"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"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Duração: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Ponto de partida: 1: 1 Hudson Pl, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA
2: 1401 Frank Sinatra Dr, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA
3: Battery Park City/Vesey St., New York, NY 10282, USA
4: Ferry NY Waterway, 459 12th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA
5: 14 St, New York, NY 10011, USA
6: World Trade Center, 10007, 70 Vesey St, New York, NY 10006, USA

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluído

  • A private, customizable walking tour of Hoboken (~3.5 hours) — feel like you're visiting a friend!
  • Enjoy majestic views of the New York City skyline from Hoboken's waterfront parks
  • Step away from Manhattan's tourist crowds and into a local neighborhood
  • Understand local life and history through Hoboken's street life, brownstones, cafes, shops, and food
  • Learn about Hoboken's unique industrial past, rich immigrant influences, and post-industrial rebirth
  • To get a feel for Hoboken: www.nytimes.com/1985/11/15/arts/hoboken-a-10-minute-ride-to-far-away.html
  • CERTAIN MOBILE APPS DO NOT SHOW THE TOUR'S FULL ITINERARY. IF SO, YOU MAY NEED TO VIEW ON THE WEB
  • If you select MEET IN MANHATTAN at checkout, the price INCLUDES your one-way ferry or train ticket

Não Incluído

  • Guests with children too young for a multi-hour walking tour should bring their own stroller(s)
  • Tickets to Hoboken Museum if you wish to stop there ($5). Only open in afternoon. Closed on Mondays.
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Instalações


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