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Rating: 4.9  3,676 rating points
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Last 3 months 338 914 4 = 910 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 805 2,229 6 = 2,223 99% 4.9
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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 Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
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: 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
Rating: 4
more tasting
Sun, Oct 29, 06   11:30 AM freiler Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
did this on a recommendation of a friend who did the same Greenwich Village tour and she had 2 more food stops than I. Needed another food taste - of something other than pizza or desert.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour
Sun, Oct 15, 06   12:30 PM eaplunkett Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Cindy kept us on schedule, informed, entertained, and full. What more could you ask? I will recommend it to all my friends visiting NYC.
Rating: 5
Very Good
Wed, Oct 11, 06   11:30 AM BradDenis Unspecified Unspecified International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our guide (Barb from Brooklyn? Beatrice from Brooklyn - anyway she was from Brooklyn) did a number of things that we were impressed with: 1) she gave us some background on the various food shops, and also some history of the Village itself, which was nice and 2) she didn't B.S. her way through something. When she didn't know the answer to a question, she gave you her best guess and made it clear that she wasn't sure. So all in all it was time very well spent. We made a reservation at Palma's (?) for the following night and of course the food was excellent. thank you