Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,259 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 139 370 2 = 368 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 247 665 3 = 662 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 475 1,265 6 = 1,259 99% 4.8
All 3,462 9,106 32 = 9,074 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

Heart of the Village Food & Culture Tour

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Taste off-the-radar eats, hear tales of the 1960's music scene, and stroll through Washington Square Park, the heart of Downtown NYC.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Diana is amazing
Thu, Jun 11, 15   12:00 PM Kim32778 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was very nice to have Diana as our guide. A NewYorker to the core with a wealth of knowledge.
Rating: 5
Excellant experience
Fri, May 29, 15   12:00 PM quietsprings Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Diana was enthusiastic and informative. The food was yummy and plentiful and the ending Macaron topped off the experience wonderfully. It was a little bite of heaven. I hope we win the photo contest and can go on more tours.
Rating: 5
Eating drinking and walking
Thu, May 28, 15   12:00 PM Ntburton Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Diana was a great guide with real local knowledge, really hot day but lots of stops for some lovely food and drink. Very enjoyable and would definately do another one next time we are in New York
Rating: 5
Booked wrong tour but it worked out for the best!
Sat, May 16, 15   12:30 PM KaronBlue Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
So, I had friends who came into town for the weekend from Georgia, Japan, and Chicago...They're actually the ones who told me about the tour..I go online to book the trip for my boyfriend and I...Unfortunately the 12:30 time didn't show up immediately on the site..I had to do some other navigating to get to that tour time. Anyway, I signed up the same time my friend from Japan signed up...the day of the tour, I arrived with my friend from Japan and saw my boyfriend but didn't see my other friends there.. We check in and my friend from Japan is not on the list..but neither are my other friends... Turns out there was another tour at the same time and I booked the wrong one...I was so upset that we couldn't switch it out...Luckily our tour guide was able to walk my friend over to the other tour to meet my friends. I thought it would be a miserable day...It was even forecasted to rain...BUT the sun came out, and the tour was excellent...Thanks Susan for making lemonade out of lemons...I really enjoyed the commentary about the neighborhood and each and every spot we went to had great eats...It all started with Montes Trattoria..the vegetarian option of the pesto pasta was delicious, and they were so welcoming, you felt like family..After our tour we reunited with our friends and compared notes...what a day!!
Rating: 5
Love love loved it, highlight of our trip!
Thu, May 14, 15   12:30 PM Eltonf Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Brilliant tour, fab food, superb guide. Bona fide New Yorker gave us a huge bite of the big apple, loved her tales, knowledge and enthusiasm. Already recommended to several friends, can't wait to do the next one!
Rating: 5
Thu, May 7, 15   12:00 PM Krbriggs10 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Do not miss this tour! It is without a doubt, the best city tour I have ever taken.
Rating: 5
Delicious treats!
Sun, May 3, 15   12:00 PM kcriswell Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I throughly enjoyed our afternoon with Raheem walking around the neighborhood and enjoying the large variety of delicious treats availabe within a few short blocks. Rahemm was welcoming, informative, funny and a wonderful host. The tour was well paced with walking, sitting and talking. We both would highly recommend this tour to friends and family visiting NYC.
Rating: 5
Another great tour!
Thu, Apr 30, 15   12:00 PM dixckn87 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We did the other Greenwich tour a couple years ago and it was terrific. When we decided to take this trip to NYC another tour was on top of the agenda. Susan was fabulous! Very friendly and knowledgeable. It's evident she loves her city and wants to share that love with others. Next trip we'd like to do Chinatown. Enjoy!
Rating: 5
Great food!
Thu, Apr 23, 15   12:00 PM ermalyons Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Susan was a great guide. The food was fantastic, the history, the walking....We recommend the food tour to everyone! A+.
Rating: 5
Highly Recommended
Sun, Apr 19, 15   12:00 PM AndrewHigs Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We took the Heart of the Village Tour, April 2015. It was excellent. We had six or so eateries to visit and a reasonable amount of walking through the neighbourhood over the course of three hours so the portion sizes had to be (and were) appropriate. There were 18/19 on the tour and the tour guide (Rahim) was a highly personable (and knowledgeable) character, he held our attention throughout, obviously enjoys what he does for a living and was able to give our group an interesting insight into the history and make-up of the eateries we visited and the Greenwich district in general. This was probably the best time we spent in NYC in terms of value for money.