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New York City Original Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour

From US$39.00
  • Experience New York City’s rock 'n' roll history on a walking tour
  • Visit landmark locations such as CBGB and the former homes of musicians
  • Learn about the East Village rock, punk, and glam scenes from your guide
New York City Original Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour
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Rock 'n' Roll Tour, 1pmMost Popular
2-hour walking tour of rock 'n roll sites of the East Village in New York City, departing at 1pm
From US$39.00
Rock 'n' Roll Tour, 11am
2-hour walking tour of rock 'n roll sites of the East Village in New York City, departing at 11am
From US$39.00
Greenwich Village Rock Tour
2-hour walking tour retracing the steps of the musicians and locales of the Greenwich neighborhood in New York City, departing at 11am
From US$39.00

This walking tour of New York City’s East Village was created with music lovers and pop culture junkies in mind. Learn the history of NYC rock, punk, and glam from your guide as you stroll the neighborhood’s storied streets. Visit spots that shaped rock culture and where bands such as the Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop, the Ramones, the New York Dolls played, lived and wrote.

What to Expect

Meet your guide and start your rock ‘n’ roll walking tour in Manhattan’s historic Lower East Side (or Greenwich Village if you selected that option at checkout). As you walk, you learn where rock, punk, and glam legends played gigs, lived, shopped, and shot album art.

During this tour, your guide walks you through music history. See where Andy Warhol, Madonna, Joey Ramone, and Iggy Pop once lived. Check out St. Mark’s Hotel and the iconic punk rock clothing shop Trash and Vaudeville. Pay tribute to the birthplace of New York City’s rock, punk, and folk music scenes at CBGB.

Many of these East Village locations have changed, with some, such as the Fillmore East, only being in existence for a short time, but their storied history remains. Your guide brings NYC to life as you walk the streets.

The tour ends at the original departure point.

Reviews (112)
1 - 5 of 23 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bobby Pinn Rocks

Bobby walked us around the East Village on this punk and rock culture tour. If you're a fan of the music from the glorious past, you'll enjoy this experience. Bobby's knowledge is great and his photos and album covers help tell the stories. I highly...More

1  Thank n2travel
Reviewed 7 October 2018

If you love 1970s Rock and Roll, this walking tour of the East Village is a must. Our guide was amazing and you get to meet other people on the tour who’s passionate for the love of music just like you!

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 September 2018
Don’t book this through Viator which is a trip advisor company!

No idea what the tour was like. Biggest waste of money. I booked and paid for tour through Viator, a trip advisor company. Only when printing details of trip the day before do I see that it is still necessary ( despite having booked and...More

1  Thank boggle62
Bobby P, Owner at Rock Junket, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hi boggle62 we're sorry to hear about your experience. How could you not know what the tour was like? It's a "Rock n' Tour" and we offer a description of each tour and there are many reviews posted by very satisfied customers. Our website www.rockjunket.com...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile
A great stroll down memory lane

This was an enjoyable and fun tour of some iconic music sites in the East Village. Our guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable and we saw things we wouldn't have known about without his guidance. The tour covers a broad range of music from jazz...More

Thank Jeffdee
Reviewed 18 August 2018
Hot fun in the summertime!

We did this tour a few weeks ago. Our guide was really knowledgeable and fun, lots of hidden facts and stories right at his fingertips. We had tons of fun puzzling out rock trivia questions, and since we're older, we did pretty well. We're from...More

Thank Marla1904
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