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Greenwich Village Tour

Explore the Birthplace of American Counter-culture

Greenwich Village is long known as the home of artists, writers, and eccentrics. So much of authentic American culture is born on these streets. It is hard to find another neighborhood with a more colorful history.


  • $ 35 (free for under 13y/o)

  • 1:30pm
    Daily

  • 2 Hours



  • Waverly Place & 6th Ave SW corner Click Here For Map

  • From 6163 Reviews
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Accompany us on a 2 hour English-language tour and…

  • Explore one of NYC’s most cultured neighborhoods with one of our expert guides
  • Walk the streets where Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan began their careers
  • Stand where the first battle-lines were drawn in the fight for gay rights
  • Stroll Washington Square Park, a peaceful oasis built atop a forgotten cemetery
  • Spot the backgrounds of famous movies and television shows, including the apartment from “Friends”



How much walking is there on this tour?

There is between 2 to 3 miles of walking at a moderate pace. If mobility is an issue please arrange for a private tour. Please dress appropriately for long distance walking and for the weather.

What happens if I am late and miss the group?

It is important to arrive at the tour starting location at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time, as we do start the tour promptly. It would be unfair for the others if we need to wait for those that are late. We cannot guarantee you’ll be able to find your tour group if you are late.

Does the tour happen during the rain or snow?

We only cancel the tour during extreme weather conditions. Otherwise the tour goes on. Please check the weather report and be prepared.

What is the tipping or gratuities policy?

Tips are always appreciated by our guides, but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job, and further, if you as an individual want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide for that job well done.

Is this tour included with the New York Pass?

Yes, this tour is included with your New York Pass. You’ll need to make a reservation with your credit card. No charges will apply IF you show up with a valid New York Pass. You can cancel 48 hours prior to your tour without penalty. You can always reschedule your tour. This allows us to better manage our group size and make the tour experience better for you.

Important Restrictions

  • Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour starts on time. You will not be able to catch up to the tour if late.
  • Just tell the guide your name. No need to print out the ticket or confirmation email.
  • ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE RAIN OR SHINE: The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability) or offered a refund.
  • ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE OUTDOORS: Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • NY Pass is accepted for this tour.

Rescheduling Policy

  • We understand that your plans sometimes change. That is why we try to be as flexible and accommodating as possible with our Flexible Reschedule Policy.
  • Free Rescheduling Anytime: Reschedule your tour anytime without penalty even if you missed the tour.
  • Refund after rescheduling: Once you have been rescheduled, there can be no refunds if you decide not to take the tour.
  • NY Pass: For NY Pass holders, you can always reschedule as long as your NY Pass is valid for the day of the tour. If your NY Pass is no longer valid on your rescheduled tour date, you’ll be charged for the full amount of the tour.

Meeting Location: South-west corner of 6th Avenue and Waverly Place

By Subway:

to West 4th Street station

By Car: Click here to view a map of nearby paid parking spaces. Not recommended due to unpredictable traffic which may cause you to miss the tour.

Tour Bus Loading/ Unloading and Parking: Click here for a list of DOT’s authorized bus layover locations.

Tour Ends: Sheridan Square, 7th Avenue and Christopher Street

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Join us as we reveal the secrets of this tiny village nestled inside this massive city. Our top-rated guides will pull back the velvet curtain and share with you the forgotten history written inside these smoky cafes. Hear the stories of folk heroes like Bob Dylan and Edgar Allen Poe; or revile in the ghostly presence of America’s greatest villain, John Wilkes Booth.

Stand in solidarity where the gay rights movement began or just sip a coffee made with the oldest espresso machine in America. Of course, Greenwich Village’s rich history is just prelude to its modern vibrancy. Wander with your guide through the beauty of Washington Square Park, home to musicians, artists, and hustlers. Explore the glamorous side streets, home to the rich and famous. Spot the famous street corner from “Friends” or the alfresco venue from “Mozart In The Jungle”.

"You got a real feel for how it must have been there during different periods in time..."
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meet our awesome guide Remy

while showing your around town

Let our guides show you an insider’s view of Greenwich Village. From the most talented musician in the park to the most mouth-watering slice of pizza in the city, our people are passionate about giving you a memorable afternoon in the Big Apple.

"[Our guide] made the tour so worthwhile we booked another one..."

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