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Financial Crisis Tour with a Finance Professional

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get the inside scoop on the 2008 financial crisis that sent the world economy reeling. This guided tour takes you to Wall Street and through the Financial District to explore the spots related to the economic collapse, with the inside story about how the world economy went into recession because of the actions that took place right in this neighborhood. An engaging way to tour one of the world's most famous streets.
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings on Wall Street
  • Learn about the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression
  • Guided by Wall Street insiders with front line experience at major banks
  • Recommended by the BBC and New York Times
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Professional and entertain guide with financial industry experience
Brings the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis to life with stories and explanation
Visit Financial District and Wall Street
Gratuities
Entrance to the New York Stock Exchange
Face mask available for a $1 fee.
15 Broad Street , 15 Broad Street, New York, NY 10005, USA

Please meet OUTSIDE 15 Broad Street, across from the NY Stock Exchange. The guide will be there 15 minutes before the tour starts and will be holding an orange flag.

10:00 AM
33 Liberty St , 33 Liberty St, New York, NY 10045, USA

Tour ends near the Federal Reserve Bank.

Meet your guide and begin your two-hour morning tour through the narrow streets of the Financial District, or FiDi as locals sometimes call it, exploring the sites and places associated with the 2008 world financial meltdown.

See the company headquarters that were involved in the shake up, from Lehman Brothers to Bear Stearns. Learn about how traders made millions and millions of dollars and how banks collapsed in the wake of the meltdown. 

Continue your walking tour to take in the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve, and even the imposing statue of the charging bull. 

Get an insider's look at what was portrayed in the acclaimed film 'The Big Short' and get a first-hand understanding of the complexities that is the 2008 world financial crisis, the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression in the 1930s.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
New York Stock Exchange
The tour does not go inside the Stock Exchange because it has been closed to visitors since 2001.
Stop At:  
Wall Street
Step behind the facade of Wall Street and learn the true stories of the collapse from the people who lived them.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull)
Pose for a photo with the famous Charging Bull, a powerful symbol of our economy.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Tour ends near the Federal Reserve Bank.
Stop At:  
Federal Hall
Visit this iconic landmark where George Washington became President.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. This tour is mostly an outdoor walking tour with a chance to visit inside a few buildings.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ExperienceFirst
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Financial Crisis Tour with a Finance Professional?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Financial Crisis Tour with a Finance Professional.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Financial Crisis Tour with a Finance Professional?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Financial Crisis Tour with a Finance Professional.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Financial Crisis Tour with a Finance Professional?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Financial Crisis Tour with a Finance Professional?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Financial Crisis Tour with a Finance Professional.

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Financial Crisis tour-Financial district
Katrina_D
, Oct 2021
We toured several areas of the financial district. Tom was a very knowledgeable tour guide who made the history real, accessible and fun. Some of the information my son was learning in his American History class in High School and the tour really brought the story to life!
star-5
Wall St Tour
Rebecca_Matthew_JR
, Aug 2021
Jared our tour guy covered all bases of the financial district Wall Street. We received a personal tour since it was just my family and I that signed up. Jared was open to any questions, very approachable, polite, professional. We would highly recommend signing up for this tour. This is an amazing tour for highschoolers, everyone of all ages including my oldest 20 yr son who happen to be on the spectrum of autism. When Jared asked if anyone knew of a Batman movie that was filmed at the financial district he quickly got my sons attention. It was nice to have him included because usually special needs individuals tend to get left out - But our tour guide Jared made us feel very comfortable and personal on the tour. Five stars ⭐️ thank you Jared!
star-5
James was very informative of the...
Kelly
, Mar 2018
James was very informative of the history of New York City, The Stock Exchange, and even had his own personal experiences to bring the facts of history to light. We stopped in front of the raging bull which was fun. James was very thoughtful and had us stop inside certain buildings during the walking tour to have us warm up a bit!
star-5
This is a great tour to do to learn...
Terry
, Feb 2018
This is a great tour to do to learn about the facts behind the Financial Crisis. Jonathon our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
star-4
Covers the main points, sometimes you...
dora
, Jan 2018
Covers the main points, sometimes you get the feeling its done in a hurry
star-5
Very informative! Time well...
Ash.Y
, Jan 2018
Very informative! Time well spent walking around and getting to know the district and its history.
star-4
Great experience and allowed us to go...
Brandon B
, Aug 2017
Great experience and allowed us to go back to Wall street and appreciate it more.
star-5
It was nice to get to know about the...
Tae Young C
, Jul 2017
It was nice to get to know about the history of the different parts of wall street. The guide was excellent being in first hand experience throughout his career in wall street.
star-5
As a former Wall Street insider, Jon...
travelingsenior
, Jun 2017
As a former Wall Street insider, Jon did a superb job of explaining the underlying causes of the 2008 Wall Street financial crisis which claimed many greedy as well as unwitting victims. His sense of humor, combined with simplified but detailed explanations of complex investment instruments such as CDOs and CDWs made the tour fascinating for the financially sophisticated and novices alike. Although I had enjoyed reading THE BIG SHORT by Michael Lewis and seeing the resulting movie several years ago, Jon's tour offered an excellent summary of the Wall Street failure for long-term retention. In addition to visiting the fabulous art museums and other well known attractions of New York City, I strongly recommend this easy walking tour by licensed guides who were once Wall Street insiders. By the way, the 2-hour walking tour ended conveniently within 2 or 3 blocks of the 9/11 National Memorial Museum, so plan accordingly if both of these subjects are of interest.
star-5
Mike did a great job! He was very...
solar
, May 2017
Mike did a great job! He was very well versed in all of the Wall Street financial crisis throughout the years as well as the history of New York City overall. He kept the tour interesting and was very personable. We would highly recommend this tour!

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