In 1920, the United States enforced the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which banned liquor production, public consumption and the selling of anything alcoholic. This catapulted the criminal world and helped the gangsters monopolize and grow their illegal business of alcohol. It made some of the most vicious gangsters gain fortune and fame. Illegal bars known as speakeasies opened by the tens of thousands all over the country and served bootleg liquor to the thirsty public. When something is illegal it creates an underworld that will stop at nothing. On this tour you will walk in the footsteps of the gangsters and visit some of the watering holes that served illegal liquor during Prohibition. While sipping on your now "legal" alcoholic beverage you will hear stories of the Mafia and how it infiltrated into society. At the end of the tour you will be a "wiseguy" about prohibition and the mob. DEPARTURE TIME: 10 A.M.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Nolita, New York City, New YorkExploring the historic Little Italy section of Manhattan which today encompasses two neighborhoods—NoLIta and modern Little Italy. We’ll see shops, restaurants, churches and of course pubs. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Little Italy, New York City, New YorkSee the modern day boundaries of Little Italy. We’ll enter onto Mulberry Street and see the restaurants that are open today. You will get a general sense of this still popular tourist destination. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Nolita, New York City, New YorkThe pubs themselves. Unlike other tours, the pubs we visit on this tour were actual speakeasies from Prohibition still in business today. Duration: 1 hour