New York City's Pizza Bus

Scott's Pizza Tours

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Activity #1316
  • If you love pizza, you’re sure to enjoy the rich history and delicious slices served on this Pizza Walk of NYC’s Lower East Side!

  • Take a culinary expedition in the form of a Pizza Walk through Greenwich Village and learn the history of pizza while tasting it.

  • There's more to New York than Manhattan so take a short ride to Brooklyn for a deep study of one neighborhood's pizza landscape.

  • Retrace the steps of pizza history as we explore the birthplace of modern pizza, 150 year-old pizzerias, and more!

  • Join Scott Wiener for a customized Pizza Tour tailored to fit your group's preferences as we visit some of the best pizzerias in NY!


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Description

This Sunday-only tour makes use of the lightest traffic day of the week to extend our pizzeria reach to the outer boroughs. The NYC Pizza Bus lets you explore the New York City pizza landscape without the hassle of traffic, parking or waiting for subways. Visit pizzerias you've only seen on TV and some that the Food Network doesn't even know about with this culinary adventure of epic proportions as you grab slices from four of the city's top pizzerias. Our stops change every week!

Pizza rules New York
and you'll find out why at four of the following top-rated pizzerias:
  • America's first licensed pizzeria
  • One of NYC's oldest coal-burning ovens
  • Brooklyn's best Sicilian pie
  • A classic New York slice shop
  • Authentic Neapolitan pizza
  • Frank Sinatra's favorite slice
You'll tour Manhattan and at least one outer borough (Brooklyn, the Bronx or Queens) during this exploration of one of New York's most celebrated foods. Each tour is a unique road trip that visits pizzerias heralded by Zagat's, AOL City Guide, Time Out New York, the Food Network and New Yorkers alike as the city's best.

The Pizza Bus is the Only Guided Tour in New York Given on a Big Yellow School Bus!

What Is Not Included?

Beverages are not included.  It is strongly suggested that you bring a refillable container for water.  A wedge of lemon will aid digestion!

Meeting Location

Visits multiple boroughs (Little Italy, NY) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)

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628 Reviews Rating: 5 5 out of 5.0
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Rating: 5
Awesome!
Sun, May 17  11:00 AM Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
 
Went on the pizza bus tour over the weekend and had a great time! I loveeee pizza, but I think Scott loves pizza more then me!! He was knowledgable, funny and personable. I would definitely go again! Way to go Scott
Rating: 5
Scott makes the tour interesting and fun.
Sun, May 17  11:00 AM Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
 
This was our second pizza tour and would do it again.
Rating: 5
Scott knows his pizza
Sun, May 17  11:00 AM Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
 
Scott was a cool dude who made 4.5 hours of pizza very fulFILLing
Rating: 5
Birthday Fun!
Sun, May 17  11:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
A friend and I purchased the tickets for the tour as a birthday present for another friend who has been heard to exclaim "I like a lot of pizza!" We thought it would be perfect for her, and it was.

We booked the Sunday bus tour and were very happy with the entire experience from start to finish. One pizza in Manhattan, three in Brooklyn, all very different from one another, and all good. Scott explains pizza--sauce, mozz, dough, oven, temps, times, shapes, region, history--you get the whole pie (sorry, I had to).

On the way back to Manhattan from Brooklyn he led everyone on the bus in singing happy birthday to my friend and handed out "slices" of a gummy pizza that someone overseas had sent to him.

Scott remembers "alums" and encouraged us to email him we were returning so that he can pick places different from the first time around. We will definitely take this tour again. Personable, interesting, worthwhile.

Take this tour!
Rating: 5
Deliciously informative
Sun, May 17  11:00 AM Unspecified 30-39 Local Group of Friends
 
This was probably my third bus tour, and I'm still just as fascinated as I was on the first one. When it comes to pizza and all things related (ovens, history, ingredients, science...), Scott's enthusiasm is unwavering and his knowledge is limitless. There are always a mix of people on the tours--those who say they're obsessed with pizza, those who are indifferent, young and old, local and international--and Scott manages to create a fun, warm, interactive energy every single time. Anyone who is in NYC, likes eating, and enjoys unique facts should absolutely take a Scott's Pizza Tour!
Rating: 5
Fabulous afternoon
Sun, May 10  11:00 AM Female 50-59 Local Unspecified
 
We had a great time on Scott's pizza tour and would highly recommend it to everyone. Do not miss a terrific New York City experience. Scott is extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic when it comes to pizza. Our entire party had a blast.
Rating: 5
Scott loves his pizza and it shows!
Sun, May 3  11:00 AM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary in NYC and on the recommendation of our favorite local pizza maker, we took Scott's Pizza Tour on Sunday - the bus version. We'd been on a pizza tour in another city in the past and had fun but this one was a blast! Scott is in love with pizza and wants everyone to share the love he feels. You can feel his excitement and passion for his favorite food and he clearly loves to share every nugget of pizza knowledge he's acquired over the years. We are looking forward to being able to visit again in the future for one of his neighborhood pizza walking tours!
Rating: 5
Went for good pizza, stayed for the tour!
Sun, May 3  11:00 AM Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
If you go to New York and you want to experience pizza you HAVE TO take this tour. The pizza is just as good as you'd imagine but what what I really found myself enjoying was the quirky and fun way we got to experience new York and learn about pizza. Scott was great and he'll show/tell you everything you need to know including getting a look at the old coal fired and wood fired ovens. Just make sure to stick with him because his enthusiasm can sometimes get the better of him as we are left behind at one of the stops (first people to be left behind according to Scott). He did his best to make it right and they came back and we still got to experience the last stop to no hard feelings. All in all a memorable experience I totally recommend.
Rating: 4
Fun day
Sun, May 3  11:00 AM Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
 
Scott's personality and knowledge makes the lots of fun. And of course the pizza is great
Rating: 5
Best experience in NYC by far
Sun, May 3  11:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
If we could hire Scott to tour us all over NYC, I would pay almost any price. Take this tour. Don't even hesitate. Even if pizza is not your favorite food, Scott will be your favorite tour guide of all time. Best quote - when explaining how dented cans will speed up oxygen in a can of tomatoes - Scott said, "You don't want to get involved with a can like that." Fantastic.
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Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Yes. This tour only runs on Sundays and often sell out. If you are planning to make reservations for several people, it's a good idea to purchase tickets well in advance before spots fill up. Tickets may be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
What do I receive for the price of a ticket?
Tickets guarantee you a seat on a yellow school bus that has been specially licensed for sightseeing use throughout New York City. You will be treated to four slices of pizza, one from each of the four pizzerias we visit. Each participant will receive a goody bag complete with candies and other items that will enhance the tour experience.
What are the differences between the bus tour and the walking tours?
The Greenwich Village Pizza Walk covers a broad spectrum of pizza as it evolved from Naples to New York City. We stop at three different pizzerias, each of which represents a different phase in pizza's evolution. The NYC Pizza Walk focuses on the evolution of pizza after it came to NYC in the late 1800's. Our stops include three pizzerias that serve New York style pizza in its various forms. The NYC Pizza Bus takes passengers to the city's remote pizza outposts, including the outer boroughs. We'll stop at four pizzerias, eating a slice at each. All tours include pizza tastings, goody bags, and explanations of pizza culture and tradition.
Am I required to purchase a ticket for a child?
Tickets must be purchased for anyone requiring a seat on the bus. Children between the ages of 4 and 12 are invited to purchase a reduced-price child ticket. Children under the age of 4 are invited to join us free of charge, but must share pizza and seats with their guardian. There is a limit of 1 non-paying child per adult.
I noticed I can donate to Slice Out Hunger when buying tickets. What is Slice Out Hunger?
Slice Out Hunger is our way of giving back to the community. Proceeds benefit our favorite hunger relief organizations. Find out more at www.silceouthunger.org.
Does weather affect the tour?
The Pizza Bus runs rain or shine! Tour itineraries may change if weather becomes a problem but we will always run complete tours. Please dress appropriately for the weather, as we will be getting on and off the bus throughout the tour.
Where does the tour end?
All Pizza Bus tours end at the corner of Bowery and Prince St, just two blocks from the starting point.
Where will we go on this tour?
Each tour with Scott's Pizza Bus is unique. We draw our destinations from a bank of participating pizzerias throughout New York's five boroughs. Few tours will have the same itinerary but all will visit four of the city's best pizzerias.
How many pizzerias will we visit?
We will visit four pizzerias on the trip and eat a slice at each.
How much time will we spend in each pizzeria?
We'll spend approximately 25 minutes at each pizzeria.
Do we stay on the bus for the duration of the tour?
No. We exit the bus at every pizzeria. Depending on the weather, we may even get to eat some slices outside!
Can I bring alcohol on the bus?
No. It is against New York State law to consume alcohol on a bus. The pizzerias we visit do have alcoholic beverages for sale, so please be sure to bring sufficient cash and a valid ID if you would like to purchase this.
Who will be my tour guide?
Scott Wiener is a licensed New York City tour guide and dedicated pizza enthusiast. Scott's love for pizza and fascination with pizza culture has led him to create a forum in which pizza lovers can dish about their favorite slices and broaden their pizza palates.
What type of bus is used?
Scott's Pizza Tours is the only guided tour in New York City that uses a big yellow school bus! All buses are new models and pass weekly inspections by the NYC Board of Education. We only use buses that are up to code with the city's regulations and ours even has air conditioning for those hot summer days!
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
No, unfortunately our buses are not wheelchair accessible.
Am I permitted to leave possessions on the bus?
You may leave personal items on the bus, as the bus driver will always stay with the vehicle during our tastings, but it is strongly recommended that you keep valuables with you at all times. Several seats will be open for luggage and strollers.
As a New Yorker, will I enjoy this tour?
YES! No matter how long you've lived in New York there are certainly pizzerias you have never visited. In fact, New Yorkers tend to be least aware of the pizza possibilities in their own backyards!
How do we decide on toppings?
We don't! The group will taste only cheese slices. This maintains a uniform standard upon which to evaluate the slices we consume. If you would like any extra slices with toppings, you may order them at your own cost.
Are restrooms available during the tour?
While the bus has no restroom, the pizzerias do! It is highly recommended that you visit these restrooms at the first and final stops while the group is eating inside the restaurant.
How large will the group be?
We usually cap tickets at 24 per tour, but there's room for 32 if the pizzerias on the schedule are large enough to accommodate a group that large.
Are cameras allowed on the tour?
Yes to the thousandth degree! Pizza pictures are usually worth framing because everyone is always smiling in them. We even have a special web site where you can share your photos with other pizza pals.
Do I need to bring anything on the tour?
It is highly recommended that you bring a refillable container for water. We discourage the use of bottled water because of its negative impact on the environment, plus New York tap water is tasty!
Should I eat before taking this tour?
It's always a good idea to start your digestive engine before the tour begins.
Are tours conducted in English only?
Yes. It is the belief of Scott's Pizza Tours that pizza defies all language barriers.
Can I purchase a gift certificate for this tour?
Absolutely! Gift certificates are available and they make perfect gifts for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate please click on the "Gift certificates: Purchase" link in the box above.
Can I book a private/custom tour?
We are more than happy to accommodate your requests for private tours. Just click “Contact PizzaTours” and let us know the size of your group, whether you'd like to tour by bus or on foot, and what date/time you have in mind.

About

Scott's Pizza Tours

Scott's Pizza Tours have combined history, science, culture and flavor of NYC's favorite food for over 7 years! 

Over 33,000 pizza lovers agree:

<span>"Next time we come to NYC we will definitely do one of these tours again!" - Brook B. (yelp)</span>
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<span>"T<span>hey take you to delicious, unique and history-filled pizzerias around the boroughs." Lin K. (yelp)</span></span>
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<span><span>"<span>I can't recommend this tour highly enough!" Travelfamily10 TripAdvisor)</span></span></span>
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<span><span><span>"Great way to discover the history of pizza and eat like a true local in NYC!" Suzanne U (TripAdvisor)</span></span></span>
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<span><span><span>"Off-beat and fun" Lonely Planet</span></span></span>

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