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New York City

Greenwich Village, Old, New & Delicious by The New York Times

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    Stop At: SoHo, South of Houston Street, New York City, NY 10022

    In the hip neighborhood South of Houston Street (Soho), we visit two businesses (one fashionable photography gallery and one unique food stop) and meet the people behind them. We also learn how this was once considered part of Greenwich Village and discuss the Italian and Irish immigrants who once called this area home.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: 403 Bleecker Street, New York, 403 Bleecker St, New York City, NY 10014-2157

    From there, we’ll dive into the history of Greenwich Village. Your guide will share with you the story of how the neighborhood went from pastoral estates to bohemian enclave to one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in NYC. Walk past sites of historical significance, like old speakeasies and clubs, and learn where wealth became poverty and then became wealth again. After working up an appetite, we’ll stop at a Brazilian bakery for special Brazilian delights, and on most days see fresh pasta hand-made and cut to order in a 100+ year old pasta shop. On other days we'll visit a modern Lebanese bakery making a unique dish that is difficult to find elsewhere else in the city.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: New York University, 70 Washington Sq S, New York City, NY 10012-1019

    As we get deeper into Greenwich Village, you discover that NYU is all around us. We'll pass many of their iconic buildings and learn about the student lifestyle including on certain days visiting a local game shop to see where many come after their studies.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Comedy Cellar, 117 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1267

    The Village is home to New York’s most famous venues for comedy, theater, and jazz. You’ll be treated to special VIP access to a venue like the Comedy Cellar and see the stage where great comedians like Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, and many more got their start. Stop by the Cellar's restaurant, the Olive Tree, which functions like a workspace for off-duty comedians. Have a drink and keep your eyes peeled for comedians enjoying brunch or giving interviews.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Rocco's Pastry & Espresso Cafe, 243 Bleecker St, New York City, NY 10014-4438

    Right around the halfway mark, we'll stop for a Greenwich Village specialty: a cannoli. Pasticceria Rocco is another second-generation family business and makes cannoli to order — only this time you get to make it to your own order with a hands-on pastry experience.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Blind Tiger Ale House, 281 Bleecker St, New York City, NY 10014-4106

    We end our tour at one of the city's oldest and most famous craft beer bars. Learn a little about the local beer scene and pair a beer with one of the bar's delicious comfort food dishes.

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    116 Prince St, New York, NY 10012, USA
    Departure Time
    1:30 PM
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    281 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014, USA
    • Local, English-speaking guide
    • Brazilian pastries
    • Cannoli
    • 3 drinks (beer or soft drink)
    • Additional appetizers with the drinks
    • Tips/gratuities for your guide
    • Additional food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • For your tour you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
    • Dress standard: Dress comfortably and for the weather.
    • Dietary Notes: We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please note that stops are subject to change and some places we visit on certain days only.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My friend and I had a day to spend in Manhattan, and this was definitely the right way to spend it. The small group was great; Josh was able to answer all of our questions. Between making cannoli, playing board games and trying local brews, it was a fantastic tour.
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    Great afternoon, helped by gorgeous weather making new friends. We were very fortunate to be in a very small group so we all had a great experience learning about the old and the new in Greenwich village. The spots Jill took us to eat were such fun places with interesting
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    My husband and I had not visited NYC in over 35 years and this was a fantastic way to spend an afternoon and get acquainted with parts of lower Manhattan. Our guide, Brian, was an absolute wealth of information and if he didn't know answers to questions, he looked them up
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    My husband and I had such a great time on this tour! Josh took us to some offbeat places, not the usual tourist sites. He was so knowledgeable about all aspects of the neighborhood; everything from the most delicious food joints, to the music and comedy scene, culture, history,
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    The tour itinerary has been really well thought out, leading us to some of the most interesting and fun spots around Greenwich Village, the theme being 'look how eclectic this area of the city can be.' It was such a privilege to check out the Comedy Cellar and have the stage to
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    • Duration: 3h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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