Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,285 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 157 420 4 = 416 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 261 700 6 = 694 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 487 1,294 9 = 1,285 99% 4.8
All 3,481 9,156 35 = 9,121 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Great way to get an introduction to the area!!
Sat, Jun 5, 10   12:30 PM karenhb20 Female 50-59 Combination Other
We gave the tour as a gift to our grown children including a spouse and girlfriend. We decided to go with them and had a great time. Diana was our tour guide and she provided great insight into the history, culture and food. It was obvious that the neighborhoods mean very much to her. The food was very good and we had enough to eat so did not need to eat after. Now, we have a list of places that we intend to go back to for entertainment and great dining places. She shared the menu from several of the restuarants so that we could see how resonably priced they are during non-tour times. Overall, great....we will do another tour!!
Rating: 5
More Fun that I ever expected
Sat, May 29, 10   1:00 PM kimono507 Female 20-29 Local Other
I received tickets to this from my best friend as a birthday gift. Originally it was supposed to be me and her , but she had a conflicting school trip so I took my mom with me. We arrived early at the meeting point (cafe del mare) and were met by a very nice and enthusiastic guide named Susan. The whole tour was more than I could have ever expected or hoped for. We had three sit down tastings (cuba, bellavitae, monte's) and three on the go tastings (focacceria, once upon a tart, joe's dairy), as well as taking in various sites and learning about the history and culture of the area. The food I was prepared to enjoy, and I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed all the knowledge I absorbed about the history/culture. I took plenty of pics so my friend could feel like she was a part of it, and I am definitely coming back again to do the tour with her. I was so pleased with the tour I actually went back and shopped at three of the stores (raffettos, joes dairy, once upon a tart) before heading back to long island.
Rating: 5
Well worth the money
Thu, May 27, 10   12:00 PM dellaura1 Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would certainly book another one when visiting NY again. Davy from Edinburgh, Scotland
Rating: 4
Enjoyable way to spend an afternoon in nyc
Sat, May 22, 10   12:00 PM juliesig Female 50-59 Local Other
I took my boyfriend into the city for his birthday and thought this might be something different to do before going to the theatre in the evening. We both enjoyed it very much. Every place we stopped at had something good for us to try. We were quite full when it was over because the servings were a good size. We learned alot from our tour guide, Raheem and enjoyed his sense of humor. We are looking forward to trying some of the restaurants that we visited. I would recommend this to anyone and I am planning on doing another tour in the future.
Rating: 5
If you love food and history this tour is GREAT!
Thu, May 20, 10   12:30 PM court8304 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I loved loved loved this tour. We did many tours while in NYC and this tour by far was my favorite. Our tour guide was very nice and very knowledgeable about the area. It's a great way to see the city and get some great history. However don't forget the star of the tour, the food. The food was so tasty and we were full by the end of the tour. Well worth the money. I would recommend this to anyone. If you do only one tour in NYC do this. I will for sure be going back to this company when I go back.
Rating: 5
Thu, May 20, 10   12:30 PM Carolsawyer Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Susan was a great tour guide; she gave us lots of information about the Village. The food was way more than we anticipated. Just needed a snack for dinner after that.
Rating: 5
I'd go on this one again!
Wed, May 19, 10   12:00 PM SRoche Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The tour guide was very informative about the history of the neighborhood and the places we visited. The food was fantastic!
Rating: 5
Great Tour, Great Food!!!
Sat, May 15, 10   1:00 PM cflores4 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My wife and I have taken several trips to NYC and always try to stay downtown. We knew that there were great places to eat there so we figured we'd explore some more. This tour was not only great, but the samples were good as well. Everything from the fresh mozzrella, to the Cuban dining was a pleasurable experience. On top of all the great tasting we also got a charming guide who shared the colorful history of the area. We totally recommended for others, and we plan on going back to eat at the places we sampled from!!!
Rating: 5
Great tour! Susan was a wonderful guide.
Fri, May 7, 10   12:30 PM candy79 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My daughter and I really enjoy the tour and food. The only recommendation I would have is that we spend less time at one of the restaurants and more time in SoHo. I would have liked to get a little more background of SoHo and walked a few more streets in that section.

Susan was a very knowledgeable tour guide. I have taken two other tours with your company and have enjoyed all of them. Great guides on all the tours (this was my third tour).
Rating: 5
Great way to spend a day in NYC
Thu, Apr 15, 10   12:30 PM paulmagid Female 50-59 Local Other
The tour was interesting and the food thoroughly enjoyable. Rahim was a wonderful and informative tour guide. This is the second food tour I have taken and plan to do them all. You do not go away hungry! This is a great way to learn about the city and places to go back to when you just want to go in for a meal. I highly recommend this tour.