Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  4,192 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 463 1,302 2 = 1,300 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 904 2,543 2 = 2,541 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,490 4,195 3 = 4,192 100% 4.9
All 15,966 43,220 151 = 43,069 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 Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
A fabulous experience!
Sun, Oct 21, 07   11:30 AM RMiddleton Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My sister and our adult daughters took this Greenwich Village Food tour and found it to be wonderful. The weather happened to be perfect and the 3 hour walk around the Village was both informative and fun. Our leader, Ed, was great at his job and gave us lots of information about the area. The food "tastes" were scrumptious and more than a taste. The samples truly were enough for lunch. We would highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 4
A very informative and enjoyable day--good food
Mon, Sep 10, 07   11:00 AM snaves Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My 4 grown daughters and I feel we experienced Greenwich Village with this tour. The food was varied and excellent--so happy to have a chance to sit sometimes. Learnining about some of the restaurants was worthwhile, as they are unique to the area. Hearing about the history of the area was helpful, but just too long. Michael, our guide, had so much info and tried to impart as much as possible to us in an interesting manner. However, the tour was 3 1/2 hours long--just too long to focus. I believe 2 1/2 hours should be the max. I would like to go back there some day.
Rating: 5
great tour - great guide - much better than expect
Sat, Sep 8, 07   11:00 AM susanmackrol Unspecified Unspecified Local Family Without Children
two out of towners - two locals - what a great time - lots of interesting info and guides to great places - much better than expected - and i had heard great things -
Rating: 5
Wonderful Time!
Fri, Sep 7, 07   1:00 PM YCuffee Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Other
The tour was absolutely amazing,the selected stops were wonderful. Our group had a wonderful time and days later everyone is still talking about what a great time we had. We are looking forward to another tour in the future and will recommend to anyone who is looking for a great activity in the city. It was an amazing time! Thanks!
Rating: 5
perfect, best ever,
Mon, Aug 27, 07   11:30 AM ALISONSCHMID Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
i have taken a lot of group tours (all over the world) and Cindy was perfect. I thought that the walking trip was balanced between the history of NYC and the food shops. Great job.
Rating: 4
Recommend the tour but with a different tour guide
Sun, Aug 5, 07   12:00 PM carolynchoo Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
In general, I would recommend this tour, however, with a different tour guide than the one we had. The direction clearly states that we should be at the meeting locating 15 minutes PRIOR to the tour. This means that the tour guide should have been there earlier than 15 minutes. Our guide showed up late (at noon) and started to yell at me for calling the office to confirm the location and time. He also said that the direction on the internet is not very clear. Is this true?? Did we waste our time and show up too early???

There was no apologies for being late. The simple I am sorry (and I was running late) would have been appropriate. His attitude was very unprofessional and almost degrading. His attitude and stupid jokes ruined that tour that would have been very pleasant otherwise.
Rating: 5
Wonderful and Entertaining Tour!
Thu, Jul 5, 07   11:30 AM SANDYGANDOLF Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting New York! Our tour guide, Mike, was extremely knowledgeable about the area, as he must have been a resident of Greenwich, which really added to the tour experience - it gave you a flavor or what it was like to live in Greenwich - past and present! The food we sampled was delicious, and with the great commentary from our guide made this tour well worth the time and money!! Thanks for a great experience!
Rating: 4
enjoyable tour, knowledgeable guide, lots to eat
Wed, Jun 27, 07   11:30 AM HollyEland Female Unspecified Local Family With Children
Tour guide Michael was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Greenwich Village and its culture, food, history, etc. We were well fed (I was stuffed) by the end of 3-hour tour and well informed about available food establishments and specialty food shops plus restaurants in the neighborhood. All of the food was good. However, there was too much pizza - 3 different pizza stops in 1 tour is excessive. There was too much fried food, pastry and dessert . We had no fresh vegetables or fish or fresh fruit which was kind of disappointing. All of those items should have been incorporated even if that required a slight increase in tour cost.
Rating: 4
a fun way to learn about the Village
Sat, Jun 9, 07   3:00 PM RosemaryLee Female Unspecified Local Family Without Children
This was my birthday treat for my husband!

We were very happy with the service of our guide- he was fun and warm and entertaining. He guided us through the Village with witty stories and interesting facts . It was fun walking through the small resturants, too bad there wasn't any samples there. The food samples from the specialty shops were very delicious! We were stuffed. (tip: don't overstuff yourself on the first Pizza stop!)

I always find that being in the place where history was made and being made aware of it gives one great insights into why things are the way they are. throw in the food aspect and you've got yourself one heck of a great tour!

The village is a facinating area and we were very happy with my special gift !

Rating: 5
REALLY excellent. One of the highlights!
Wed, Jun 6, 07   11:00 AM dnacrady Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Curt (our intrepid guidemeister) was friendly, civilized, extremely knowledgeable about food and local architecture but, more than anything, VERY enthusiastic about the neighborhood, the eats, the shops. The food we tasted was wonderful, we wanted to go back to the village and eat more of everything. Just a wonderful introduction to the neighborhood and a thoroughly great time led by a very amusing but very gentlemanly, upbeat, articulate guide.