Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  888 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 110 285 3 = 282 99% 4.8
Last 6 months 213 568 3 = 565 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 335 891 3 = 888 100% 4.8
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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
Great Gift
Sat, Jun 14, 08   12:00 PM parlebene Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
My brother and I sent our mother and his godmother as a Mother's Day present. It was a huge hit. Both women love trying new resturants and found the selections excellent. They told us that one place was better than the next. The best part was they learned history about New York that after 47 years living here they did not know.

They are even thinking of brining some friends on one of the tours when they arrive from out of state in September.

Highly recommend for tourists and locals!
Rating: 5
A great afternoon..........................
Thu, Jun 12, 08   12:30 PM siacovantuon Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
An unexpected find.....The tour was awesome, the food fabulous. Our tour guide was

wonderful,very informative and charming. Can't wait to do Chinatown.
Rating: 5
was a fun afternoon
Thu, Jun 12, 08   12:30 PM annemariedan Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
our guide was very well informed and the tour was very well thought out.

We thought he was well mannered and we would take one of his tours again. Having lived in the metro area for a long time - this is a great way to reacquaint yourself with the area and the many changes.

He gave us many good choices for dining and we ate at Monte's and just loved it!

We would recommend this to all our friends.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience
Thu, May 22, 08   12:00 PM davidaseaver Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
What a great combination of neighborhood cultural/historical information and ethnic neighborhood food. Rahim, our guide, clearly knew the neighborhood and enthusiastically told personal and other stories. We were treated to food experiences that we would otherwise never have found. Take the tour at the beginning of your time in New York, because you find lots of places you will want to go back to for food and entertainment. We did, and we did!
Rating: 5
Village History with Taste
Fri, May 9, 08   12:00 PM Picoalaska Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It rained steadily for the entire 3.5-hour tour but our guide kept our interest and offered a strong distraction from the rain with his knowledge of the classic central West Village and its historic clubs, hotels, coffee shops and hangouts. We sampled eight types of food on welcome opportunities to go indoors, learning first-hand why the Village/Soho may be New York's most ethnically diverse neighborhood and why eating there is as much adventure as it is appetite arousal. The guide, incidentally, spoke to be heard above the street sounds, although he sometimes rattled off his stories a bit too speedily.
Rating: 5
Wonderful, fun, informative
Fri, May 2, 08   12:00 PM marlenescarp Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We thoroughly enjoyed both the guide and tour. I leaned much about the area and eateries. We particularily liked our tour guide, he made the tour very memorable. I just can't say enough about both and recommend it to all.
Rating: 5
We loved this - what a great tour idea!!
Thu, May 1, 08   12:00 PM hschultz Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was a "birthday" trip for me as my husband's retirement early this year put

a end to an annual "business for him and pleasure for me in New York" trip.

So he tried to make it fun-filled and entertaining. Found this tour online and was so excited to be to come up with it. We both love to find different restaurants and what a perfect way to be introduced to out of the way good little places to eat. Our tour guide, Rajim, was absolutely fabulous - so knowledgable, creative, very nice, courteous, organized and efficient. Did I say "nice"? His varied life interests fit very well in this tour guide capacity.

Rating: 5
yakky and delicious
Sat, Apr 12, 08   12:00 PM mcmoore Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Raheen is quite loquacious and full of quirky details about the Village and Soho. The spicey peanut butter was "WOW".
Rating: 5
The perfect way to feel like a New York insider
Fri, Apr 4, 08   12:00 PM susanguthrie Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgable, the food was excellent and well worth knowing about. We have done all three available tours and, because of this, we now feel quite at home in the Village and make for our favourite food stores and restaurants whenever we come to town. We eagerly await the tour of Chinatown.
Rating: 5
Informative,fun and filling
Fri, Feb 22, 08   12:00 PM jmr1378 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Learn alot about the area the food and the entertainment. Great tasting and met nice people who were rightfully proud of their products.