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Rating: 4.8  313 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 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.
Rating: 5
Vito robbed us!!!!
Fri, Apr 22, 11   10:00 AM jamsiemac Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
I booked the tour as I had previously been on the SATC tour and really enjoyed it. My husband and I loved The Sopranos and thought it would be a bit of fun. When we arrived for the bus, we were told to go around the corner and we would meet a big star from the show. Excitement!!! Vito was standing at the back of his car and looked like he was selling memorabilia... people were queuing up to meet him and get their photos taken. When it was our turn the first thing he said was "What do you want?", so we felt obliged to buy something. A numberplate of the Bada Bing and an A4 coloured print off picture of the cast signed by Vito totalled $40. Once we paid THEN we could get the photo. I was genuinely shocked! A bit of a scam if you ask me! The rest of the tour went well, the guide was very knowledgeable, so much so I felt like I'd missed out on parts (and I've watched the entire series!), we saw lots of sites used in the show. For a fanatic it's a great tour. The highlight for me was the diner in the last scene. It was great to go in and see the booth were Tony sat!! If you like The Sopranos, go on the tour. If you love The Sopranos, you'd be mad to miss it!
Rating: 5
We were 'WHACKED' by this tour.
Fri, Apr 22, 11   10:00 AM destkelly Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Naturally, this was a tour for enthusiasts, but you didn't have to be a complete Sopranos nerd to enjoy it. Our guide, Marc, is an actor and actually had played a number of small roles in the series. He seems to know EVERYTHING about the programme, and guided the tour with genuine humour. Clips from the show were played at the locations at which they were filmed, which made it really interesting. We even got to visit the diner in which the final scene takes place (they sell the best homemade ice cream), not to mention the Bada Bing. Would recommend this to Soprano fans.
Rating: 5
Very Good, Unforgettable!
Fri, Apr 22, 11   10:00 AM Flindow Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Excellent the job of the guide man! Congratulations to him!
Rating: 5
good not have been better
Sat, Apr 16, 11   2:00 PM GaryTaylor Male 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
great
Rating: 4
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Sat, Apr 16, 11   2:00 PM melwit Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I tought the sopranos tour was very funny to do. But it would have been even nicer if they played more moviescenes between the different places we were driving. But I had a lot of fun!
Rating: 5
Highly Reccommended to Soprano Fans Out There! :)
Sat, Apr 16, 11   2:00 PM staceybatty Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Wow, i bought tickets for my fiancee as a gift while we were visiting New York frim the UK on April 16/11. We had an amazing day - started with meeting Vito before we even got on the bus! the tour guide was fantastic, some great inside tales to tell and a lot of facts about the shows actors etc. Visted the bada bing which was amazing to sit right where tony and the boys sit!! I would highly reccommend this trip. well worth it. Bad weather but that didnt matter whatsoever. Had such a fantastic time and got great pictures with tony's very own double who i have to say was veru convincing. All ages and nationalitys where on this trip and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Our tour guide was fab too, really lovely guy who literally knew everything you want to know . wow!! Truely great experience :) x