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Rating: 4.9  3,378 rating points
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Last 3 months 190 523 1 = 522 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 466 1,314 2 = 1,312 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,213 3,391 13 = 3,378 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Great to experience local culture and food
Sun, Jul 5, 09   11:30 AM apatriciak Female 30-39 Local Unspecified
Barri our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The food choices were a bit too heavily weighted on breads, pizza, and italian selections. But all in all the quality of the food was impressive and the historical facts presented were most impressive. Did the Central Village Soho tour two days before and found it to be much better in terms of variety of foods offered and variety of ethnic options offered (indian, cuban, italian etc) If you want to experience the "real" NYC you need to do one of these tours. You will learn about eateries that you would normally pass by. Eat where the locals eat and really feel a part of the city. Soak up the culture. We went back for dinner at a restaurant that was highlighted on the tour and it exceeded our expecations-some of the freshest food we have eaten. These tours are the real deal. You must try it!!!
Rating: 5
Enjoy great food and history in Greenwich Village
Thu, Jul 2, 09   12:00 PM alexhull Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
I have gone on the tour twice--the first time I went with my daughters and enjoyed it so much that I encouraged my husband to go when we visited New Your again. My guides both times--Barrie (sp?) and Sephra were outstanding. I enjoyed both the food and historic part of it. I did a similar tour in Boston, but this was 1 hour longer and the amount of food we received was substantially more. All the food was delicious. I liked it that the food reflected the neighborhood. Also, we received some tips about restaurants that we returned to that although not in any of the books, were gems. Stopping at the wine bar midpoint provided a good rest. This tour we stopped at Palma's for a food tasting which we did not do the first time and it was fantastic. I liked going to Palma's because it was a restaurant and added something different in addition to the shops we stopped in. Thanks for a great experience.
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Sat, Jun 27, 09   1:00 PM pnphipple Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
All the food was amazing! We had such a great time!
Rating: 5
Don't miss it!
Sat, Jun 27, 09   11:00 AM evelynppope Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We had a delightful and enthusiastic tour guide (Kurt) for our tour of Greenwich Village. The amount of food that was served was very generous and all the food establishments seemed pleased to be a part of the tour. I would highly recommend this tour and look forward to taking a tour of another neighborhood in the future.
Rating: 5
A great way to learn about the best of New York
Wed, Jun 24, 09   11:30 AM mckravet Female 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
A fantastic way to spend an afternoon! Would definately do it again and recommend it for anyone wanting to learn about the history of New York and its delicious food offerings.
Rating: 5
Fun, informative and great food.
Mon, Jun 22, 09   11:00 AM Milroy Male 70+ International Tourist(s) Unspecified
The tour guide was efficient, well informed and very professional. She judged the group very well and paced the tour to suit their needs. We learned a lot about the history of New York as well as Greenwich Village. The food was always produced very quickly so there was little 'hanging around'. While it was great to try two different kinds of pizza it would have been good to have a little more variety - we really loved the risotto at the modern Italian restaurant. Overall a great experience.
Rating: 5
enjoyed authentic Greenwich Village tour
Sat, Jun 20, 09   11:00 AM lawlord Male Unspecified International Tourist(s) Unspecified
liked it; enjoyed the tour & getting a taste of the real authentic Greenwich Village; very personable tour guide; right amount ot time & food
Rating: 5
highlight of our trip to New York
Mon, Jun 15, 09   12:00 PM mmcgowan Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
What a fabulous day in Greenwich village. I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon than eating your way through a funky neighbourhood and learning about the history of the area. Our tour guide Sephra definately knew her stuff, and presented the tour in a very humourous way. Very enjoyable. The food was great - Bleeker street pizza was amazing, (I think that was the name of the place) as was the cheese at Murray's cheese shop. Thanks for a great afternoon. We will definately do a tour in another neighbourhood next time we are in New York City. Be sure to book your tour ahead of time, as they do fill up. The girls from Toronto
Rating: 5
Deliciously Wonderful
Mon, Jun 15, 09   11:30 AM clevermonk Male 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
This is a such a great deal and experience for anyone who loves New York and food. Not only do you get to visit some incredible restaurants, but you also walk away with a greater understanding about the history of New York. I am easily recommending this adventure to my friends who will be visiting in the next few months.
Rating: 5
One of the best walking tours I've done.
Sat, Jun 13, 09   11:00 AM kvackerman Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
This tour not only covers the history of the West Village, it keeps you full as well. The choice of stops for food tasting is excellent and the variety is well thought out. Highly recommended. Ken