• Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Get the inside scoop on the financial crises from Autumn 2008 that sent the world economy reeling. This informative and entertaining guided tour takes you to Wall Street and through the Financial District to explore the spots related to the financial crisis of 2008. Learn the secrets and get the inside story about how the world economy went into recession because of the actions that took place right in this neighborhood. An enthralling and intellectually stimulating way to tour one of the world's most famous streets!


  • 2-hour New York City walking tour of Wall Street
  • Learn about the most significant financial crisis since the Great Depression
  • Guided by Wall Street insiders with front line experience at major banks
  • Explore the history of lower Manhattan
  • Recommended by the BBC and New York Times
  • As seen on Oliver Stone's "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps"

What You Can Expect

New York City and Wall Street Financial Crisis Tour

Wall Street, New York

Weave 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. 

Stroll the streets, seeing the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve, and even the plus-sized statue of the charging bull. 

So live through 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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very informative!
Time well spent walking around and getting to know the district and its history.

Tae Young C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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!

Don H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This was a fun and very informative tour. We had James and he kept it interesting for our two teenage sons as well as my husband who works in the banking industry. It truly appealed to all of us! It was a fantastic way to give our boys a lot of financial history from someone who ecpefienced it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

A tour done by a former financial expert who really gave us valuable insights into the walls of Wall Street. If you are into finance, that's the tour for you

Ruth B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is a fantastic tour! The guide was knowledgeable about everything that happened during the financial crisis. In fact, he had previously worked on Wall Street as a bond trader so he really knew the ins and outs of how things work there. The most interesting thing was the history of the area. Did you know George Washington was sworn in as President there? The tour group was small so you could easily hear the leader and feel his passion for the area. I noticed other groups were about 3 times the size of ours. It was expensive, but we really felt we learned a lot and had a great experience on this tour.

Ed M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was the best thing we did in NY..
OUTSTANDING... James was fantastic...
the tour was so good the wives did not want to go
to the Yankee game as planned...they wanted lunch on Stone Street

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