Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  4,724 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 384 1,077 0 = 1,077 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 778 2,198 2 = 2,196 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,685 4,728 4 = 4,724 100% 4.9
All 16,638 45,116 152 = 44,964 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
Inside look at Greenwich Village
Thu, Nov 8, 07   11:00 AM Annemcclure Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Our leader Cindy was friendly, informative, and fun. She knew people passing on the street, as well as the people behind the counters at the food establishments. All of them were enthusiastic, warm and welcoming. The food was delicious - the community feeling of the neighborhood and her knowledge of it made the tour a GREAT experience.

Thanks !
Rating: 5
Experience this or else!
Sat, Oct 27, 07   12:00 PM mcryan52 Unspecified Unspecified Combination Group of Friends
My group of six consisted of four "repeat tourists' from Texas in our 50's, plus my daughter(age 25), who lives on 1st avenue in east village and her boyfriend(26y.o.), who lives in the west village. They thought it would "possibly" be interesting. Well, they were overwhelmed as were the rest of us. As tourists, it was fun for us to see all the streets and shops and restaurants('tasting' is accurate I am sure, but we felt like we more than tasted...we were 'fed')--. We didn't expect such a historical perspective--Ed really made us 'see' NY from the days of the origin of this area. As the "locals", my daughter and her boyfriend couldn't wait to go back and tell their friends about this cheese shop, this restaurant, this club....I am a travel agent and will either give this tour as a gift to my clients or tell them it is a must they must include in their visit to NYC. Tell everyone to get out of midtown; come see real NY.

Molly Ryan
Rating: 5
interesting tour
Thu, Oct 25, 07   11:00 AM johnbradwell Male Unspecified International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
very imformative tour, very interesting, and helpful tour guide ed, thankyou.
Rating: 4
Interesting and fun afternoon - Food ok
Sun, Oct 21, 07   12:30 PM hewong2002 Unspecified Unspecified Combination Unspecified
This is a fun way to spend an afternoon very interesting facts and history are imparted and our guide had lived in the neighborhood for years. I found him very genuine as people on the street passed by they all knew our guide by name. The food is okay don't expect anything gourmet (pizzas/breads/cheeses). I live in New York and know the neighborhood so I know most of the stores we stopped by but I still managed to discover one new store that I will return to. It was a lovely afternoon.
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.