Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  4,554 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 347 981 2 = 979 99% 4.9
Last 6 months 819 2,306 3 = 2,303 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,612 4,558 4 = 4,554 100% 4.9
All 16,259 44,050 152 = 43,898 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour

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Enjoy the history and culture of this Bohemian neighborhood, tasting delicacies from classic mom n' pop food shops and ethnic eateries.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
A wonderful experience.
Thu, Mar 29, 07   11:00 AM wendyfrances Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
A special thanks to Curt for his knowledge, enthusiasm and humour. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the tour. Later, we went for dinner at one of the recommended restaurants and enjoyed a memorable meal and a wonderful evening.

Many thanks from Canada.

Rating: 5
Fri, Dec 10, 10   11:00 AM wendyf9 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had an absolutely fabulous time on our tour of Greenwich Village. Our guide, Carrie Ann, was the best you could possibly want. She was informative, funny, helpful, organized, easy to be with and follow. All the tastings were delicious and satisfying. We ate at Rocco's Bakery after the tour, continuing the great time we had. When we signed up, we thought, "What could we be doing for 3 hrs.?" It went so fast, and we were sad when it was over. We especially congratulate Carrie Ann as it was a very cold day, and she moved us along at a good pace and gave us opportunities to "warm up". We will go again when we return to New York. It was the best. And, we will always ask for Carrie Ann as our guide. She was the best, too.
Rating: 5
Thu, Jul 28, 11   11:30 AM WendyCwinar Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was fun, the guide was excellent , very knowledgable , attentive and funny i.e. good sense of humor.

My only recommendation is that we be given more ice water over the 3 hours, it was extremely hot out and one of the food places was really hot. Some of us are not used to the intense East coast summers.
Rating: 5
I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats!
Sun, Sep 28, 14   11:30 AM wendyclift Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Sunday, September 28 was the perfect day for a food tour of the Village. Weather was warm and sunny, our group was just the right size, our guide was knowledgeable, entertaining, and very professional. Our party of three enjoyed every minute of the tour and would definitely do it again, and recommend it to others.
Rating: 5
Best Area Tour
Thu, Apr 12, 07   11:00 AM WendyChase Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Even though it was pouring rain we had the best time on our Greenwich tour and I would highly recommend this tour service. I loved how we got significant size samples of food along the way instead of sitting to eat an entire meal in only one shop. The guide, although I forgot his name, was very knowlegeable of the area and NYC in general and did a great job teaching us about Greenwich Village area and the local cuisine.

Thank You
Rating: 5
Wed, Oct 17, 07   11:00 AM WendyBarber Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our leader Curt was not only knowledgeable about the food but also about the area.

I would suggest this activity to anyone who loves food and history. He was highly entertaining as well.
Rating: 5
Great Tour!!!
Sat, Jun 9, 12   11:00 AM wendy24 Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This is the second time I have done this tour and I thoroughly enjoyed both times. Both tours were with friends who appreciate good food and were interested in a taste of Greenwich Village. Our guide was very funny and entertained the group with stories while still enlightening us with details about the food and some history of the area. It's a great way to get restaurant recommendations. We returned to Palma the next night and had a fabulous meal in the garden, plus we purchased items at several of the shops we visited on the tour.
Rating: 5
What a fantastic tour!
Wed, Dec 5, 07   11:00 AM WendiTeeple Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The only thing that could have made this tour better is if it was 30 degrees warmer! Our tour guide, Curt, was phenomenal - funny, personable, knowledgable and considerate. The tour was well paced and the food awesome. We particularly enjoyed hearing about the history of the area, both the restaurants and shops while trying the delicious foods. My only regret is that we took the tour on our last day - there were many places we are going back to next year. On a side note - I have "bad' feet and found this tour very managable - there were opportunities to sit down a couple times so don't think that you will be on your feet for the full three hours. I would hate for someone to pass up this opportunity. The tour also attracted a really nice group of people. I don't think I've ever toured with a more polite and friendly group. I won't take this tour again next year - only because I am already looking forward to taking a different tour. Enjoy! And, Curt, I'll be looking for you on TV one of these days - keep them laughing!

Wendi (and Dave) from Myrtle Beach
Rating: 5
Way exceeded our expectations!
Thu, Dec 22, 11   11:30 AM wendellgries Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our guide, Sefra, was adorable! She was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We will do this again and recommend to others. The food was all delicious and it was fun and interesting to learn about the history of the neighborhood.
Rating: 5
Entertaining, informative & relaxing
Fri, Oct 24, 08   11:30 AM wendell214 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide, Curt Upton, was so warm and inviting. Not only was he very

knowledgeable about the Greenwich Village area, he shared that knowledge with our group in a way that was entertaining, informative and relaxing. My group was astonished at the wide variety of foods and the "behind the scene" shop areas that we were privy to. We felt as if we had finally seen the "real" NY.

I highly recommend the "Food and Cultural" tour (in any area) as a way to get to know the city, beyond the usual tourist attractions. The tour is definitely worth the time and money.