Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  1,030 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 83 229 0 = 229 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 198 522 1 = 521 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 389 1,034 4 = 1,030 99% 4.8
All 3,322 8,736 30 = 8,706 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
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.
Rating: 5
Fri, Feb 15, 08   12:00 PM markfreeland Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Raheem did an exquisite tour! So good my wife and I will probably reatke in a couple years.
Rating: 5
Informative & Fun even on a bitter cold day
Sat, Jan 19, 08   12:30 PM scotpond Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A great way to learn where the locals go for the best food and sample a bit here and there. Little restaurants that you might otherwise miss or pass up and great food shops plus some history about the area. We loved every minute of the tour and meeting the others in our group. Wish the others had dressed warmer for the weather. It was hard watching them shiver in the cold while we were comfortable during the times we stood around outside listening to our guide Diana's stories. Diana was lots of fun with an awesome story of her own family history and she gave a great printed list so we were able to make notes for future reference.
Rating: 5
A real New York treat !
Fri, Dec 14, 07   12:00 PM TerryRedgers Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Rahim our group guide was excellent he was very knowledgeable and passionette about the area, the history different cultures and foods which abound. Our only regret was that we had not been able to do the tour earlier in our stay so that we could have gone back to some of the restaurants we were shown. Never the less we will now have the confidence to try them on our next visit to New York, when will will also be booking ourselves on the other tours available.

Thanks again for helping to make our first trip to New York such a great experience !

Terry & Sue Redgers
Rating: 5
3 Well spent hours in Central Village
Sat, Oct 13, 07   12:00 PM catholic Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Raheem led the group on a very interesting, informative, fun and stomach filling time on this tour of Central Village. It's amazing that there is so much to experience and enjoy in such a small area of Manhattan. In order to see everything the time is brief at many of the establishments but it gives a good excuse to return and explore and purchase newly discovered items on ones own. I only want to add one thing---Monte's cuisine is northern Italian---not southern which is no big deal since both are great.