Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  3,808 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 169 493 0 = 493 100% 5.0
Last 6 months 544 1,534 1 = 1,533 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 1,369 3,815 7 = 3,808 100% 4.9
All 14,764 39,839 148 = 39,691 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
mother/daughter trip
Wed, Dec 29, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
My daughter and I had this tour recommended to us by one of her colleagues. She said it was the most fun of their whole trip. I would have to agree! Our tour guide was knowledgeable about all aspects of New York City as well as the area we toured and the food tasting was an added bonus. We had dinner later in the evening at one of the restaurants we had seen during the tour and we were not disappointed. I can't say enough about this event. Loved it!
Rating: 5
On vacation travelling by myself from Los Angeles
Tue, Dec 28, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Cindy gave a great tour! The food tasting was excellent and the restaurant recommendations were very good. She also added some interesting facts and history regarding the village.
Rating: 4
Family vacationers from out of state
Tue, Dec 28, 04   10:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I would only recommend this to some one who is moving into Greenwich Village. The tour guide could have given us much more concrete historical facts, but instead it was filled with gossip and jokes about the area. i really didn't get a feel of the rich history that I know is there.

The food was from fair to awful.

Some of the restraunts were very unwelcoming to us when we walked in the door and I did not want to give them my patronage because of the looks on thier faces.
Rating: 5
tour helped to better organize a brief visit to the village.
Sun, Dec 26, 04   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
My wife and I,every year, vsit N.Y. as our Christmas present to each other.I thought the village would be a little different,so we booked the tour to help navigate the village during our stay.

The tour did that and a great deal more. Much of that was because Michael,our guide,provided so much insight about the village, its culture,and its very interesting history. It

definitly made this visit to N.Y. one of our best.Should be called Greenwich VillageTour,Its History,Its Food,Its culture,Its Uniqueness.

We truly had a great time.Thank you and Happy New Year

Donato & Joan Giaquinto
Rating: 5
local couple interested in moving to the village
Sun, Dec 26, 04   11:30 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Our tour guide (Mike) was exceptional. His knowledge of the history of the area was phenomenal. It was a fun time despite the freezing cold weather and the food tastings were good too! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for something different to do in the city (but dress warm or avoid going in the winter)! GREAT TIME!!
Rating: 5
The group was one of a kind, ask Andre if you don't believe me!
Fri, Dec 24, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
It was wonderful. The weather was cold, just right for walking. The guide, Andre, was the greatest. He was insightful, witty, and full of New York spirit. He give us alot of history about the area, and had the patience of Job with some of the group. The sample food was sooooooooo good. We returned to the village, and bought from three of the merchants. We had a wonderful morning, we would recommend the tour to anyone who is coming to New York. We went back to pastry shop, the cheese shop and the pizza shop. It was a great experience, and we would do it again.

David and Peggy Marsh, Tallahassee, Florida

P.S. You should have seen the lines in the pastry shop on Christmas Eve!!!!!!!!
Rating: 5
family of four from hawaii visiting NY for the first time
Wed, Dec 22, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
My family and I highly recommend this tour. My daughter found and booked this tour online and it was the best part of our week's stay in NY. We could have fumbled our way around Greenwich Village and wasted much time, but with Cindy's well organized and fun and informative tour, we thoroughly enjoyed walking about and learning the history of the village and tasting scrumptuous food. She guided us through quaint neighborhoods and showed us sights we could not have found ourselves. Thank you, Cindy, for giving us a great time - it went by so fast and you made it so much fun! We revisited some shops to buy gifts to take home. Julie Ishioka
Rating: 4
family of 3 on vacation from south africa
Wed, Dec 22, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
i would have liked to have more historic/factual information about greenwich itself - no problem with the food side of things. this is probably unrealistic on a food tour. maybe you should also offer separate tours of different areas such as greenwich by architects/historians/actors much like LONDON WALKS does in the UK and PARIS WALKS in france.

presenter (cindy) could have spoken a bit louder.
Rating: 5
People from all over, some locals with friends
Wed, Dec 22, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The tour was everything we expected. Our tour guide was great and she knew so much! the tour was a highlight to my New York Vacation and i think we truly got our money's worth and probably pulled a fast one on you! The tour was beyond worth the money and fun way to spend an afternoon. After the tour my mom and i revisited the places to purchase some of the delacasies we had tasted. We also returned to the villiage for dinner at one of out stops on the tour.
Rating: 5
toursits with 10 year old child
Tue, Dec 21, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Freezing cold day yet we enjoyed every minute of the tour! We were able to see parts of Greenwich which we savored literally and figuratively. Our daughter enjoyed herself too. It was a highlight on our trip!