Greenwich Village Walking Tour - New York City

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Overview

Become engrossed with Greenwich Village walking tour, the stomping grounds of artists and bohemians from Edgar Allan Poe to Dylan Thomas to Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan. This fun, 2-hour guided Greenwich walking tour will take you to the New York City’s most beautiful and historic neighborhoods. On this NYC tour, explore the leafy, narrow streets where legendary and soon-to-be legendary bohemians worked and lived. An expert tour guide will lead a small group through the tangled streets relating fun historical anecdotes about the famous artists of Greenwich Village and the places where they worked (and played).

Highlights

  • 2 hour guided Greenwich Village tour.
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors to Greenwich Village.
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the New York City.
  • Informative, friendly and professional NYC tour guide.
  • Fully narrated Greenwich tour.

Know More about this tour

Do you want to see the spot where poet and writer Dylan Thomas drank himself to death? Where Jimi Hendrix made some of his most famous recordings? Where Bob Dylan first wowed audiences in small clubs? See and learn about these places and more during this intriguing 2-hour guided walking tour of Greenwich Village, one of New York City’s most famous, historic and beautiful neighborhoods.

When the street grid of Manhattan was developed in the early 19th century, Greenwich Village had long been in existence — hence the area’s crooked and winding streets. Today the neighborhood is a charmingly confusing tangle of leafy lanes flanked by bars, restaurants and beautiful, historic brownstone residential buildings. It was on these streets that some of the city’s most legendary bohemians worked and played.

Your expert guide will share intriguing historical anecdotes about where the gay rights movement began and where radical thinkers like John Reed and Upton Sinclair started counterculture movements. See some spots that will look very familiar from TV shows such as Friends and Sex and the City. Walk through Washington Square Park, the heart of the neighborhood, where today folk and jazz musicians still try to make a living playing for passersby. See where the Beat Generation of writers wrote and hung out. Learn where 1960s icons Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin played and drank and got wild.

The tour, covering a small geographic area but more than 200 years of history, concludes at the iconic Washington Square Park, leaving you free to continue to explore the area on your own.

Inclusions for Greenwich Village Walking Tour

  • Professional guide

Exclusions for Greenwich Village Walking Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes

Not wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately

Not recommended for children 12 years and younger; if you choose to bring children 12 years and younger, they are free

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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48 reviews by the users

  • Tour was excellent. Pace was just right, and our tour guide Elizabeth imparted her knowledge and wisdom in an extremely engaging way.
    I would recommend this walking tour to anyone!

  • Excellent tour guide Nathan. Was extremely knowledgeable and a delight to be with.

  • Kevin did a great job on our Greenwich Village Walking Tour. He was super knowledgeable about the region's history, and his experience as a history teacher was a definite plus. I don't think we could have had a better guide!

  • It was my second time I had this tour guide , she's great and knos her stuff , I have a new appreciation of Greenwich Village.
    Thank You , Yours Truly, Phillip Cowell

  • A great tour with Elizabeth full of history and anecdotes that you wouldnt get from a guide book.
    My criticism is that the group of 25 was too big. People dawdled and tgen you had ti wait for them to catch up amd this is why it took 3 hours. Group should be smaller.

  • Had a great time. Tour guide was open to show us things we were most interested in.
    He was very personable and entertaining.

  • Justine was great. Showed us a lot of sights in Greenwich Village that we returned and was able to enjoy. Wear comfortable shoes since there is a lot of walking. Check out Washington Square and then into the village where there are many sights to see. Loved the TLC theater. We were blessed with a beautiful day. Justine had a speaker system so when we were out on the street we could still hear her. Very nice.

  • I wish I could give this tour more than 5 stars!!! It was like a 10 star tour. I learned a lot and received answers to all of my questions. Such a fun experience!

  • Informative two hour stroll through the Village. Guide was enthusiastic and kept the tour flowing. Would recommend.

  • Excellent guide helped us u dears tans one of the coolest most desirable neighbourhoods in the city.

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