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Lower East Side Bagel Tour provided by Ben's Bagel Tours

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Lower East Side Bagel Tour

Recommended by 88% of travellers
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2 adults
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Departure Point
137 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA
2h 30m
Return Details
367 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA
  • Food tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Fresh Bagel to start the tour
  • Entry/Admission - Lower East Side
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tromatojuice wrote a review May 2019
Paris, France11 contributions3 helpful votes
The main thing I have to say about Ben's tour is that you have to experience it. His knowledge about the neighbourhood is amazing and shared with passion. I can't think of a better way to discover the city and it's mostly food related history.
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Date of experience: May 2019
Response from Benjamin W, Owner at Lower East Side Bagel Tour
Responded 29 May 2019
Oh wow Tromatojuice. I appreciate the review. Thank you for joining us and hope to see you soon.
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Rebecca B wrote a review Aug 2018
1 contribution
A misleading tour name but a good tour. The tour was informative, but we were expecting it to be a tour of bagel related thigns (from the tour name). unlike some other reviews state, there was no other food apart from the first bagel before the tour started. Interesting tour
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Date of experience: August 2018
Response from Benjamin W, Manager at Lower East Side Bagel Tour
Responded 17 May 2019
Thank you Rebecca. Based on your feedback we are now developing a proper bagel foodie tour. Stay tuned for more.
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mrhotwings wrote a review Aug 2018
Midland, Texas3 contributions1 helpful vote
Ben delivers as promised with an informative and tasty tour! We had never visited the Lower East Side and wanted to learn more of the culture and history of that area. Ben kept us entertained with stories and images of how the Lower East Side had changed over the years, while
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Response from Benjamin W, Owner at Lower East Side Bagel Tour
Responded 7 Aug 2018
Thank you so much for your nice review. Please "schmear" the word about Ben's Bagel Tours" Ben Wagenberg Ben's Bagel Tours
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cornflower02 wrote a review Oct 2017
New York City, New York1 contribution
As a lifelong New Yorker I wasn't sure I would learn anything new on this tour. However, I found it extremely informative! It included some 'off the beaten path' historical places I would have missed on my own. I've even made a note of of some sites to revisit when I have time
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Date of experience: October 2017
TJBick wrote a review Mar 2017
New York City, New York4 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I took the Lower East Side tour and arrived a little early. We were pleased to discover that Ben was early as well. We were the only two who had signed up for the tour on the day we went, so we had a private tour. We started with a bagel, but throughout the hour+ we
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Date of experience: March 2017
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By: Ben's Bagel Tours
So much fun with Bagels!
The tour was great. First we walked around Herald Square. I’d been there so many times, but had never heard the his
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Complete scam. Didn’t make bagels or even have really anything to do with bagels. Walked around midtown for an ho
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Bagel ‘making’ tour
To be honest, this was more ‘walk’ around and hear about Macy’s and other landmarks than anything else. We met at a
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Learned a lot about the Lower East Side
This was a cool tour. We came in expecting it to be about bagels, but it was more about the immigrant-filled histor
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What a Great Tour!!!
Growing up in the New York suburbs, living in Connecticut, working in NYC for a while, I have been in Grand Central
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Interesting and Delicious!
I took this tour with my sister and it was phenomenal! Ben was full of knowledge, both about bagels and the surroun
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Who knew where bagels came from?
Ben combines the history of the area around Ess-a-Bagel - Herald Square, Macy's, the original Gimbels building, Gre
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Matthew F
Great Day of History and Bagels
Great tour of the Herald Square area followed by a unique and educational tour of Ess-a-Bagel store. Behind the sce
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LOVED the walking tour for Ben's Bagels - Interesting & Tasty!!
This is so fun, for the family and fascinating as a participant! Delicious and engrossing, if you think you know so
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Wonderful Bagel Tour with Ben
Highly recommend this tour to get both history of the city and a birds eye view of how to make bagels. It is amaz
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Gail S
Ben’s Bagel’s Tour
What a fun way to spend time with friends and family. Learning the history of the Herald Square, Macy’s department
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Ben’s Bagel Tour, Lower East Side
Ben was a great guide, passionate about his home area. We loved all the stops into the different shops, markets and
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Jim D
Grand Central Tour
Ben was great, very knowledgeable and took his time explaining the history. Born NYC native and knew his stuff!
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Deliciously entertaining!
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Ben is so knowledgeable about NYC history, being a lifelong New Yorker it comes nat
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Ben Wagenberg may be the most knowledgeable bagel expert around. And he knows an enormous amount about NYC and its
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Key Details
  • Lower East Side, Economy Candy, and 1 more
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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