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Rating: 4.8  889 rating points
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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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Great Food, Great Culture, Great Value!
Sat, Oct 23, 10   12:00 PM skfischer21 Female 50-59 Local Other
This tour was excellent! Our guide, Susan, was friendly and knowledgable, and took us through lots of interesting local landmarks. The choice of eateries on the tour was designed to provide a flavor of the various ethnic offerings in the Village, and each stop was better than the last.

I live in New York and come to NYC regularly, and this is my first tour, but certainly not my last! This is a terrific value, and one that will leave you with a better understanding and appreciation of what this great city has to offer.
Rating: 5
Great tour
Fri, Oct 15, 10   12:30 PM garethmoody Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
We thoroughly enjoyed the food tour and Susan, our guide, was excellent as were the samples of food we tasted. The many interesting facts she told us about The Village added to the occasion . We have visited New York many times so it was interesting to do something different. We will definitely go on one of your other tours on our next visit.
Rating: 5
Worth every penny!
Fri, Sep 24, 10   12:30 PM melindahoope Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
From the word "go," our tour was as informative as it was entertaining. The sampling of the various neighborhood foods was almost bested by the entertaining narratives provided by our guide, Barri. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in learning about the area's culture, food, architecture, and people.
Rating: 5
Enjoyable on many levels
Fri, Sep 24, 10   12:00 PM liebhirst Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My friend and I decided to take the tour as part of a weekend in NYC. We couldn't have enjoyed it more. The combination of a delightful tour guide (Raheem), wonderful, diverse tasting experiences, and information about the area made it a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I look forward to another walking tour on my next trip!
Rating: 5
Wow! Great tour
Thu, Sep 23, 10   12:00 PM BHock2010 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This is the 2nd tour that I have done (the first one was the Chelsea Market we did 2 years ago. This one did not disappoint at all. Excellent food (more than expected), great side notes and history. I highly recommend this tour to friends and fellow reviewers. The only negative about the tour (if you can even call it that), is that we didn't get Kurt as our tour guide, as hoped. But ours did a fantastic job!!! If you haven't had Kurt, he absolutely rocks. He is the best guide you will ever find, and is a gem. He is the reason we came back.
Rating: 5
It was terrific
Sat, Sep 18, 10   12:30 PM dianeeymer Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We did a similar tour last year and this year was even better. Guide (Barri) was wonderful and food was really good. The history parts were so interesting and loved the people stories. Would recommend it and would do it again.
Rating: 5
Will do it again . . .
Fri, Sep 17, 10   12:30 PM liverwoman Female 50-59 Local Other
My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was lots of fun and knew much about the neighborhood - both current and historical events. We went back to two of the selected restaurants for a full dinner and were completely satisfied.

We would do this tour again and look forward to doing the other tours offered by this company next time we're in New York City.
Rating: 5
Wonderful!!!
Fri, Sep 17, 10   12:00 PM swright32 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
What a fabulous way to enoy the Village and SoHo. Our guide, Raheem, was wonderful!!!! Can't wait to visit the city again and do another tour.
Rating: 5
Awesome Afternoon
Fri, Sep 3, 10   12:00 PM karyn_davis Female 50-59 Local Other
We were a group of 15 co-workers on our annual summer outing. We took this tour because it was something different from what we usually do, but we had no idea of what to expect. It was WONDERFUL! It was such fun to be "tourists" in our own city. In fact, many members of the group are talking about doing it again with their family and friends. First of all, our tour guide Barri was interesting and informative. Secondly, the food was delicious. Book this tour with confidence. You will NOT be disappointed in any way. The value was excellent. The delight of the senses was priceless.
Rating: 5
Put this on your list of "must see and do" in NYC
Thu, Aug 26, 10   12:30 PM trussnak Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
The Central Village/SoHo Food & Culture Tour was a definite high-light of our visit to New York City. Our tour guide, Susan, was friendly and provided very interesting information about the history of buildings, culture and people that have made this neighborhood their home over the last hundred years. The food was an excellent sampling of different types of ethnic foods available in the area. I would recommend taking a tour as soon as you get into NYC, and then you would have time to go back to eat at each of the restaurants during the rest of your stay. The next time I am in New York City I will be including another food tour in our itinerary.