Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  890 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 85 220 0 = 220 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 195 516 0 = 516 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 339 893 3 = 890 99% 4.8
All 2,847 7,469 26 = 7,443 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour

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Taste off-the-radar eats, hear tales of the 1960's music scene, and stroll through Washington Square Park, the heart of Downtown NYC.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
great tour
Sat, May 1, 10   12:30 PM mkprissy Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide Susan was great and paced the tour well. She is knowledgeable about the area.
Rating: 5
A great way to learn about the area.
Thu, Apr 29, 10   12:00 PM trishg Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We loved the tour and the tour guide was very good. She answered all of our questions and gave a lot of information we would have never known. It was very interesting. Everything we tasted was just delicious. We all would do it again and plan when we return to NY to take some of your other walking tours and visit some of the restaurants that were intoduced to on the tour. Loved it!
Rating: 5
a neighborhood worth knowing
Sat, Apr 24, 10   12:30 PM joanfred Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We greatly enjoyed getting to know this area with such a wide variety of food and entertainment options. Our tour guide Diana was very well informed about the area and able to give us local history along with our food stops. We brought home some pasta from Raffetto's and only regret that we didn't buy more.
Rating: 5
The tour was exceptional!
Fri, Apr 23, 10   1:00 PM vmortensen Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Tour guide was extremely knowledgable about the area and obviously had great pride and enthusiasm for the neigborhood. The food was so good that we went back there the following night to have dinner at one of the restaurants and then recommended it to friends who arrived several days later. I learned so much and would like to do another tour whenever I return to new york.
Rating: 5
Learned lots and ate well!
Fri, Apr 23, 10   12:00 PM LindaOlasov Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide, Rahim, was knowledgeable and accommodating. He gave us information about the history and highlights of the places visited, included some of the famous people who had frequented these haunts. The food and rest stops were timely. The food was tasty and the background of the sites was fascinating.
Rating: 5
Fabulous SOHO
Fri, Apr 23, 10   12:00 PM danavato Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
What a great way to see SOHO! Tasting one's way through SOHO and learning about it's history is a great way to spend the afternoon. Our tour guide was knowledgeable with a sense of humor. Don't plan on lunch before and maybe...a late dinner would be advised.
Rating: 5
The Highlight of our Great trip to NYC!
Fri, Apr 23, 10   12:00 PM turcsanyi Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Wonderful tour, guide - Raheem, fantastic, very knowledgeable. Excellent food and history of a very interesting area. Would absolutely recommend. Good luck to our tour guide on his wedding next week!
Rating: 5
Wanted More!!!!
Thu, Apr 22, 10   12:30 PM lbiberdorf Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I thought the tour was awesome, the guide was very knowledgable and provided useful information on the area and foods. We had a new food addition to the tour and the owner wanted to know what we thought. It was a focaccia place and it was very good but it wasn't the wow that you may be looking for in your tour. It was a bit messy also. I am only saying this as you mentioned that you wanted the first tasting to be setting the standard and I enjoyed the other tastings more than the first. Can't wait to come back again and try your other tours. cheers Laura Biberdorf Victoria BC
Rating: 4
Fun, Interesting and Yummy Tastes
Thu, Apr 22, 10   12:00 PM suejazz Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
A great way for those unfamiliar with this area of the city to experience it. The tastes were varied and generous in size. Our guide was very familiar with the area and had a terrific personality. Excellent way to spend some time in NYC.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour - Highly recommend
Sat, Apr 17, 10   12:00 PM MCummings Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Four of us took this tour on our annual Spring weekend in NYC. We had had great experiences on the Chelsea Market/Meatpacking District & Greenwich Village tours the past couple of years, so we were looking forward to this one. We were not disappointed. Raheem, our tour guide, was fabulous. He was extremely knowledgeable, very friendly & outgoing. The food at each stop along the way was fabulous. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It is a great way to tour a neighborhood, learn the history, and enjoy fabulous food. We made notes about restaurants we will want to visit the next time we come to NYC. We would never know about these places without having had the opportunity to take this tour, as well as, the others. We've recommended these tours to many other people who then went on the tour and loved them as much as we did. It's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in NYC! Thank you so much for a wonderful experience. Loved it!