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.
Accompany us on a 2 hour English-language tour and…
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.
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.
We only cancel the tour during extreme weather conditions. Otherwise the tour goes on. Please check the weather report and be prepared.
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.
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.
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
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..."
"[Our guide] made the tour so worthwhile we booked another one..."
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