Frequently asked questions
How are The Wall Street Experience tours different than others?
These are the only tours designed and guided by Wall Street insiders, which provides first-hand accounts of Wall Street. If you want this additional depth of experience, these are the tours for you.
No other Wall Street tours have our depth of content and relevance. Our guides have managed billion dollar trading businesses, taught economics at MIT and written for finance and trading publications.
This is why Oliver Stone filmed us for the Wall Street 2 Movie DVD feature and why leading financial institutions such as Bank of America, Credit Suisse, and MF Global, as well as leading universities including UPenn and Columbia selected us for their group events.
The stories we tell, the answers we give and the interaction we can create is the difference.
For a list of sites visited see the specific tour's details.
Our tour gives the narrative for visitors to understand the current financial events and icons based on first-hand experience. It is similar to a military veteran taking visitors to a battlefield explaining where he was pinned down and where he flanked the enemy. The veteran is able to make the battlefield come alive in the visitors' mind.
Without the veteran, the visitors just see a patch of grass, trees. Similarly for Wall Street visitors, they see buildings. The guide makes these inanimate objects come alive.
We find those with an appreciation of finance and understanding of current events enjoy these tours more. You do not need to have a financial background as we don't assume that our audience do. Our tours are narrated without finance lingo. These are interactive tours and questions are encouraged. Check out the testimonials.Do we go inside the New York Stock Exchange?
No. The NYSE has been closed to visitors since 2001. However, we are able to take high end VIPs inside. Contact us for details.
Where do we meet?
See the specific tour's details for meeting location.What do I need to bring on the tour?
If the weather is cool you may want to bring warm clothes as this tour takes place outdoors. It can be particularly windy in downtown Manhattan. If the weather is warm, you may want to bring something to drink. Feel free to bring a camera.Are there toilets available?
It is best to use the bathroom before the tour. There are no planned bathroom stops. However there are public restrooms along the way.Does the show still go on if it rains?
Yes, the tour will go on unless severe weather prevents your enjoyment. If we cancel the tour, you can reschedule the tour. Please Clients to find out if a tour is cancelled due to inclement weather. We will refund the ticket if we cancel the tour.Are baby strollers, wheelchairs allowed?
Yes, they are allowed.How much walking is there on the tour?
Approximately 1 mile or 1.6 kilometers over 2 hours for the Financial Crisis Tour. While there are no hills, there are some steps.Where will the tour end?
The tour will end near our starting point.Can I bring food on the tour?
Yes, but only if you share with the rest of us. :)How should I dress for the tour?
No dress codes required. You should dress in comfortable clothing. If the weather is cool you may want to bring warm clothes as this tour takes place outdoors. It can be particularly windy in downtown Manhattan. In the wintertime, DEFINITEY bundle up, wear extra layers and hats and gloves.
Can I reschedule or refund my ticket?
Yes, you can reschedule or transfer your ticket. You can refund your ticket if you let us know 24 hours before your tour.Can I purchase the ticket at the tour?
Please purchase your tickets online in advance. We cannot guarantee availability at the tour.Are group or private tours available?
Yes, please contact us for more details.
Email us at: info[at]thewallstreetexperience.com
Or call 212-608-0130