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Artistic, Alternative Greenwich Village Walking Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Artists have always called New York City’s Greenwich Village home. Learn about the artists of this area from past and present during this Greenwich Village walking tour. Perfect for new and seasoned visitors to NYC, hear little-known facts about Edgar Allan Poe, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and countless others, that you wouldn’t hear if exploring independently. Walk the winding streets and visit Washington Square Park, reliving more than 200 years of history.
  • An intriguing and fun tour of Greenwich Village
  • Learn about famous artists who once lived here
  • Hear about how elements of the gay rights movements were born here
  • See some famous locations you’ve seen on TV, like the apartment building on Friends
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Professional, entertaining, local guide
2 hrs tour of NYC most artistic and alternative neighborhood - American's Bohemian capital
Gratuities
Face mask available for a $1 fee.
375A 6th Ave , 375A 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014, USA

Please meet your guide on the SW corner of 6th Avenue & Waverly Place. The corner diagonal from the subway station. The guide will be there 15 minutes before the tour starts and they will be holding an orange flag.

1:30 PM
Village Cigars , 110 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014, USA

Tour ends near the intersection of Christopher Street & 7th Avenue.

Greenwich Village and its winding streets were already here when the rest of Manhattan’s streets were laid out as a grid in the early 19th century. See those crooked streets and more during a guided walking tour that covers more than 200 years of history. Check out the beautiful, historic brownstone residential buildings and the area’s bars and restaurants.

Edgar Allan Poe lived and wrote in this historic and beautiful neighborhood. The poet Dylan Thomas drank himself to death here. Radical thinkers John Reed and Upton Sinclair started counterculture movements, and the Village has been a haven for bohemians and a birthplace of the Beat movement. Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix played the small clubs and created some of their best music here. Your guide will also share the history of the gay rights movement as you pass landmarks.

Experience the present, learn a lot about the past and maybe even get a glimpse into the future of this iconic space in New York City. Finish the tour in iconic Washington Square before your tour ends at Village Cigar, a West Village relic.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Greenwich Village
Explore one of NYC’s most cultured neighborhoods with one of our expert guides
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Washington Square Park
Stroll Washington Square Park, a peaceful oasis built atop a forgotten cemetery
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriatel
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ExperienceFirst
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Is the Artistic, Alternative Greenwich Village Walking Tour wheelchair accessible?
A:Yes, this tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.
Feb 2021
Q:
How much walking will we be doing on the Artistic, Alternative Greenwich Village Walking Tour?
A:There’s 2-3 miles of walking at a moderate pace.
Feb 2021
Q:
What if it rains during my Artistic, Alternative Greenwich Village Walking Tour?
A:Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.
Feb 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Artistic, Alternative Greenwich Village Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Artistic, Alternative Greenwich Village Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Artistic, Alternative Greenwich Village Walking Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Artistic, Alternative Greenwich Village Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Artistic, Alternative Greenwich Village Walking Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Artistic, Alternative Greenwich Village Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Artistic, Alternative Greenwich Village Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Artistic, Alternative Greenwich Village Walking Tour.

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  • "I recommend this tour to anyone looking for a great overview of the neighbourhood." See review
  • "Perhaps very young children would not be particularly interested but it was a delight for myself and my adult daughter." See review
  • "She was able to Tailor the tour, to fit all clients young old novice or expert." See review

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Highly recommend
Muhammad_S
, Aug 2022
Angela is funny, friendly and clearly passionate about Greenwich village. She covers the history, different architectural styles and the pop culture.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time with Angela. Thanks for taking the time to leave this review.
star-5
bring the streets of Greenwich Village alive
Noa_R
, Jul 2022
I used to live in NYC and came for a solo vacation alone and decided to take this tour because it sounded interesting and different, and definitely Steve knows how to bring the streets alive with his stories, the information he knows from living in the Greenwich Village area for so many years. It is not just walking, but you can see how much Steve is passionate about what he does, and he creates an experience that he really wants us, the people in the group, to get the best experience to enjoy our time with him. True joy and very eye-opening. It is a tour you do not need to be a tourist to take, if you live in the city it will teach you many things you didn't know about it.
star-5
Great tour!
Catherine_N
, Jul 2022
Steve was fabulous! He was thoughtful, very informative, and was cognizant of the grouos needs and pace. I highly recommend Steve as a tour guide!
star-5
Fabulous tour
LesleyAnne_W
, Jul 2022
Our guide had lived in the area most of his life and was well informed and entertaining. He went with the pace of the group and had some great stories. I’m going to do this trip again with my son - ideally with the same tour guide.
star-5
Well informed interesting visit about the history of Greenwich Village.
Marilyn_C
, Jul 2022
The visit to significant places, the history of the people who lived there (including important activists), and how the area has changed over time.
star-5
My favorite walking tour in NYC.
John_B
, Jun 2022
I have made this tour 8 times with a different guide each time, but this was one of the best, if not the best, of my experiences. His voice carried well and he really seemed to enjoy giving the tour. My granddaughter, age 18, really enjoyed the tour.
star-1
A big waist of time!
Francoise_C
, Jun 2022
The guide was nearly one hour late. she started the tour by getting the group crushed into the crowd of the gay pride parade; it took 45 minutes to go around a small block. There was space to take another route. It was very unprofessional. I left the tour to experience it some other time with another guide
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best tour ever!
Garry_L
, Jun 2022
Steve was AMAZING. Entertaining, informative, passionate and highly highly knowledgeable. His tour was the highlight of our trip to New York. we would recommend you do this trip with Steve! Thank you Steve.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this terrific review! It's so great you had such a nice time with Steve. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to him.
star-5
Gave it a sense of what...
Ronald_S
, Jun 2022
Gave it a sense of what the area was like, how it evolved, and how it is. Local color from a local. Mixed humor and serious.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Guide was enthusiastic...
John_B
, Jun 2022
Guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. I have been on this tour several times with friends and family. This was the best tour and best guide.
star-5
Best tour guide ever - Steve
Rabab_H
, May 2022
Hands down our tour guide Steve! Bar none one of the best I’ve ever had the pleasure of getting a tour with- he made every detail exciting and every story fascinating!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for this terrific review! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed Steve. We will be sure to pass along this high praise.
star-5
Tour of Greenwich Village
Aaminah_N
, May 2022
I Loved hearing about the women of Greenwich Village and getting coffee from Reggio’s. Steve is 👍🏽!
star-5
Angela is an amazing...
Terry_V
, May 2022
Angela is an amazing guide and funny, the best tour all week, loved it. She knows so much and took the time to take pictures of me so at leat I am also on one of mine
star-5
Great tour of Greenwich Village
Valerie_D
, May 2022
Our guide was a local, knowledgeable and personable. We learned a lot of history and more about the area, and the people who lived there and live there now.
star-5
Fun and history filled
Elizabeth_L
, May 2022
The tour guide was entertaining, fun, and knowledgeable. Incredible experience walking through these history filled Greenwich Village streets!
star-5
Great tour guide in...
Steven_N
, May 2022
Great tour guide in Angela, very interesting and enjoyable. Learnt a lot about the area, the culture and counter culture.
star-5
Alternative and insightful
Stephen_M
, May 2022
Excellent guide with knowledge of living and working in the village. Sharing personal stories and giving great recommendations.
star-5
Great tourguide, interesting neighbourhood
Laura_K
, May 2022
Steve was a great tourguide. His story was very interesting. From politics, to history, to music, architecture, art and the live in Greenwich.
star-5
Fascinating insight into greenwich Village
gdscrimgeour
, May 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Greenwich Village with Steve. With an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhood, he told us facts and anecdotes about the Village past and present with charm and humour. His passion and enthusiasm made our tour memorable. We’d thoroughly recommend it.
star-5
Great tour with Rob
Leo_B
, May 2022
Rob was a great and a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. I enjoyed it very much. Definitely will look forward for more tours with Rob

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