Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,710 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 442 1,249 1 = 1,248 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 662 1,858 2 = 1,856 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,322 3,718 8 = 3,710 100% 4.9
All 13,938 37,550 143 = 37,407 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 Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
one person looking for some great food
Sun, Jan 9, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The guide was great and knowledgable. He knew a lot of history and was always animated enough to be interesting! The food that I tasted was excellent, and the restaurants we visited looked top notch (and were surprisingly affordable for Manhattan!). I took my wife back that night and we ate at a great little Italian restaurant. I would highly recommend this to foodies or others!
Rating: 5
locals, people moving to NY and tourists. good group
Sun, Jan 9, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We thought the tour was fabulous and enjoyed the snacks along the way. We are recommending the tour to family that are coming to NY on holiday next month. Before we left, we actually went back and ate at several of the restaurants.
Rating: 5
A couple locals, and mostly out of towners looking to experience the realNY
Sat, Jan 8, 05   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I would recommend this tour to anyone going to New York and even the people who live there now. I will be trying probably atleast one of the tours each trip I take to New York from now on. It is the best way to really get to know the city and the wonderful things it has to offer.
Rating: 5
weekend trip for young adults
Sat, Jan 8, 05   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This trip is highly recommended. We enjoyed every minute. Our next weekend adventure will include a day trip on our own to Greenwich Village. Had we not taken the tour our view of the Village might be very different. The tour provided information and fun from a locals perspective. Make sure to wear your sneakers and weather permitting clothes. We were soaked in the rain but still enjoyed the tour.
Rating: 2
overseas visitor looking for info re american way of life
Sat, Jan 8, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I think this activity would be good for locals but a waste of time for international visitors
Rating: 4
Houston couple on work/vacation
Fri, Jan 7, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I would highly recommend this delightful tour with Cindy. She dispelled all my pre-conceived ideas about New York and its natives. In spite of the January chill, Cindy created a warm jovial atmosphere as she introduced us to the charms of the Village. The variety of foods, ambiance, and places, blended with the history and wit of the guide created quite a delightful memory for us.
Rating: 4
visiting from Boston with a friend
Fri, Jan 7, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our guide was knowledgeable, funny and gracious: I very much enjoyed the history and colorful facts about New York and the Village; however, it would have been nice not to have been standing outside in the cold so much of the time listening to those historical facts. Also, it wasn't exactly what I'd describe as an "eating" tour: 6-7 tastings (several of which I didn't care for) over a 3+ hour experience. Champagne could definitely liven this tour up, so BYOB!!!
Rating: 5
Couple looking for fun NY experience
Fri, Jan 7, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Cindy, our tour guide, was by far the crowning jewel of the tour. She was knowledgeable, bubbly, witty, friendly and wonderful. Her insight into the village gave the tour more depth and made us feel like we were really getting to know the area like a true native. The restaurants, bakeries, and shops we visited were both great eateries and interesting places to visit and shop. We went back and shopped at a few of the places and plan on making reservations at a few of the restaurants for our next visit to the city. I would recommend this tour to anyone, local or tourist as a great meal and interesting and fun time.
Rating: 5
multi gen women from Missouri
Wed, Jan 5, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The best money we spent in NYC. We had a great time, very insightful, and our guide was GREAT!
Rating: 5
group of friends who really like good food
Tue, Jan 4, 05   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide was great - knowledgeable and fun. We definitely got a flavor of the Village and it's wonderful food and interesting stores and history. We're from SF, which has a lot of good food, and we were all quite impressed with the quality and variety of the food.