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Rating: 4.8  315 rating points
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Tour Sopranoland! Take a peek inside Bada Bing, go on location where Chris was shot, and enjoy many more sights, with the inside scoop!

Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Superb tour, well worth it!
Fri, May 6, 11   10:00 AM tel3005 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Excellent joining instructions; chance to meet a series regular before the tour; well informed and engaging host; excellent, air-conditioned transport; great choice of locations, a wonderful time!
Rating: 4
could be better
Sat, Apr 30, 11   2:00 PM romeinho Male 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
(+) comments and quotes from the guide (M.Baron) (-) too few major places
Rating: 5
Absolutely fantastic for any fan of the Sopranos
Sat, Apr 30, 11   2:00 PM jaybrookes Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Other
The day started when we were given the opportunity to meet Joe Gannascoli (aka Vito). We then commenced our tour with our extremely knowledgeable and friendly tour guide,Marc. Throughout the day, Marc conducted trivia games interspersed with facts and sights of New Jersey and of the Sopranos. Highlights of the day for me personally were: the former site of Satriales ( be prepared, the pork store was demolished after filming was completed), Holstens - Location of the final scene( including free onion rings!) and then to actually have the opportunity to have a beer in the Bada Bing - take note no photography is allowed inside the club. For any fan of the Sopranos, I can not recommend this tour highly enough.
Rating: 5
fantastic
Fri, Apr 29, 11   10:00 AM JohnPaul662 Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
excellent tour, authentic tour guide who worked on the show, alot of sights from the show and entry into the bada bing and the diner from the final episode. Fun trivia and clips throughout and also met vitto from the show before we set off.
Rating: 5
A great tour through soprano-land.
Fri, Apr 29, 11   10:00 AM poelma Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
It was a wonderful experience. The guide Marc was great. Much of the soprano television show comes alive. The place where Chris was shot, AJ 's school, the church of father Phil, the place where Ralphie dumped the body of the striptease dancer en last but not least the Bada Bing. We had a wonderful time and every sopranofan should make this tour. Herman en Willie Poelma
Rating: 5
Really enjoyable, great fun
Fri, Apr 29, 11   10:00 AM sreddi Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great fun, fantastic level of detail that was not over-kill. Very knowledgable and approachable tour guide
Rating: 5
SUPERB THROUGHOUT
Fri, Apr 29, 11   10:00 AM spin251 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A really well informed Guide with lots of excellent background information helped make this one of the best tours experience we have had. Never a dull moment in 4 hours and real value for money. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Great excursion for Sopranos fans
Fri, Apr 29, 11   10:00 AM BadEnglish Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We arrived at 9.30 am for a 10.00 am Friday tour. The meeting place (by the needle and button statue in the Garment district) was easy to find, as was Marc Baron, our tour guide. We checked in with Marc then went down the street to meet Joe Gannascoli who was selling his wares from the back of his SUV. He just says "What can I get you?", you say "a copy of your book", then he says "what else?", you say "a signed photo", "a Sopranos license plate" and this goes on until you've had enough. $20 an item. Then you can get a photo or two and it's onto the coach for the start of the official tour. It was a beautiful day, which obviously made things much better. Marc's detailed commentary and trivia questions (with regular prize questions) were fun and we got a great insight into the production side as well as the link between locations and the show. Yes, they show the video clips *after* visiting a particular location but that wasn't really a problem for us. The coach regularly stops and/or slows down for photo opportunities (Muffler Man, Pizzaland, AJ's school, Cleveland Auto Body and more). We got off the coach at certain locations: outside the Skyway Diner where Christopher got shot, but we we told not to go in (apparently the diner doesn't pay for the tour to bring its punters in...); outside Satriales (now a parking lot), Big Pussy's 'FBI alley', and Father Phil's parish church; at Holsten's Diner and of course, Satin Dolls/ the Bada Bing! The visit to the diner was great: the friendly staff welcomed us with onion rings and we all got to sit in Tony's booth, which they keep empty for the tour. We were able to buy food to go, and Sopranos merchandise was on sale. Before we arrived at Satin Dolls we had to sign a document stating that we understood the rules and conditions of the visit (no photography inside, minimum age of 21 and so on). You get 30 minutes at the Bing, which wasn't a problem for us as we sat at the bar and had a couple of beers (a bottle of Corona was $4, $5 with the tip. Frankly, I was expecting it to be more expensive). The barmaid was friendly and efficient and it was fun/an experience watching the dancers for a while. I was expecting them to be all over us for tips, but they kept their distance. I assume you could call them over for a chat/dance if you wanted that and were prepared to tip. We didn't go into the owner's back room for the merchandise, but many did. We preferred to get some pictures under the signs outside and around the back where Ralph killed the girl and where Patsy escaped from the hit in the Blue Comet. We were back in New York at 2.15 pm, having thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Now, back home, we're re-watching the Sopranos on DVD and it's great to say "Hey! I was there! Conclusion? If you are a Sopranos fan, do the tour! You won't regret it.
Rating: 4
Excellent trip for SOPRANO fans
Fri, Apr 29, 11   10:00 AM RonaldA Female 70+ Local Individual
This four hour trip went very fast. Marc was an excellent guide and we would recommend this trip to SOPRANO FANS
Rating: 5
Excellent - would highly recommend
Fri, Apr 29, 11   10:00 AM juliezacher Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Highly recommend for the Sopranos fan. Actor from The Sopranos gave the tour and was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. We took my 16 year old son who loves The Sopranos and it was a real treat for him - he especially liked meeting the actor who played Vito before the tour and was able to get a picture with him.