Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,672 rating points
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Last 3 months 381 1,053 5 = 1,048 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 771 2,148 6 = 2,142 99% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,313 3,683 11 = 3,672 99% 4.9
All 14,094 37,966 147 = 37,819 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour

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Enjoy the history and culture of this Bohemian neighborhood, tasting delicacies from classic mom n' pop food shops and ethnic eateries.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Excellent!
Sat, Mar 10, 07   12:00 PM jcinco Unspecified 70+ Local Group of Friends
Don't expect to feel stuffed after the tour but it is definitely enough to get you through the day. All the samples and suggestions were amazing. It had an excellent balance of information on the history of Greenwich Village as well.
Rating: 5
very enjoyable
Sat, Feb 10, 07   11:00 AM eileengeiss Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our group of four had a very enjoyable time on the food tour. We enjoyed all of the food selections and learning about the history and culture of Greenwich Village. We highly recommend this tour. We plan on returning and participating in one of the other tours offered.
Rating: 5
Highly recommended
Sun, Feb 4, 07   11:30 AM ramseyt Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We took the tour on one of the coldest days of the year (something like minus 8 - without allowing for the wind-chill factor), yet still had a great time. The food-tasting element is more low-key than expected (a couple of bits of pizza, a rice ball, an Italian pastry and some cheese) but the informative, enthusiastic and entertaining style of our guide (Michael) - covering architecture, history and local anecdote as well as food - made it a tour to remember. We were a group of four from London and while we sometimes shivered in the biting New York temperatures (making London seem almost balmy by comparison), this was a highlight of our trip. Well worth sampling - but try to pick a warm day!
Rating: 4
Maria, our guide, did a good job.
Sat, Jan 20, 07   11:00 AM Migliorini Unspecified 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were introduced to some places we would never have found on our own. On one occasion, one of our party remarked that ".. knowing about that place was worth the price of the tour alone..." Next time in NY we will definitely be back to Greenwich Village!! Thanks.
Rating: 5
Interesting and Educational Tour
Thu, Jan 4, 07   11:00 AM babsullivan Unspecified 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The tour was very entertaining, with Kurt as our guide !! We not only tasted many different foods, but learning about some hidden gems of the Village was fancinasting!! Also learning about the Landmark area, that Jackie O had a hand in saving NYC history- and the stories about the Village- all of this was as deliocus as the food on the tour.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience
Thu, Dec 14, 06   11:00 AM mgibson Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Kurt was our tour guide and he was enthusiastic and interesting. We took this tour to familiarize ourselves with the West Village area but we enjoyed it more than we could ever have guessed. The food was good and I particularly enjoyed the comments about the architecture and history. We enjoyed it so much that we related our experience to our dinner companions and they all want to take the tour now. The most important thing to me is that, now, when I return to the W. Village, I will feel like I know where I am going and what I am doing. Thanks for a great tour!
Rating: 4
liked so much the first time, went again
Sun, Dec 10, 06   11:00 AM Kaycie Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I first went on this tour a couple years ago with a friend from Manhatten. I enjoyed it so much that I recently went again with a friend unfamiliar with Greenwich Village. I enjoyed it all over. My only slight criticism is that perhaps limiting the group to 10 would be more comfortable. (We were 15).
Rating: 5
Tour Guide a Winner
Sat, Dec 9, 06   12:30 PM davidgrubb Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Michael was the best tour guide we have ever experienced. His knowledge of the area was priceless.
Rating: 5
Excellent Experience
Sat, Dec 9, 06   11:30 AM bchung Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The walk was just enough to help us appreciate the food and not too strenuous. Liked the historical references and architecture lessons. The food was generous and a good variety of snacks, desserts, and heartier fare like pizza. Amy was a great tour guide.
Rating: 4
Great Food, Great Tour!
Sat, Nov 11, 06   11:00 AM stevepond Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Cindy knew a whole lot about the Village (both current and historically) and seemed to be well known and well liked by those in the community. Lots of sightseeing and discussion between the food tastings. Overall, we tried 2 different (half-slice sized) types of pizza, a wonderful rice ball from the Italian market, a delicious combined cheese, meat and bread sampler from Murray's, Amy's and the Italian market, the best cannoli we ever had at Rocco's and an "opera cake" at a Northern Italian bakery next to Rocco's. Would love to have a few more samples added to the tour, since it is truly a food tasting tour first and lasted over 3 hours, but we had a great time overall and hope to come back and do another tour (Chelsea/MePa) in the future