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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.

Departure Point

375A 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014, USA

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

110 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014, USA
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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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What is the maximum group size during Artistic, Alternative Greenwich Village Walking Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Artistic, Alternative Greenwich Village Walking Tour.

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Enjoyable tour with Helene
Shlomit
, Jun 2021
Helene was great, we enjoyed the tour!! Helene presented the information in an interesting manner with stories and anecdotes.
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Fantastic! Recommended
etan_p
, May 2021
Loved it. I typically spend most of my time on the upper west side and don't really venture off into new neighborhoods. The guide was great. He knew everything and answered all our questions. Definitely recommended!
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Interesting, fun way to spend an afternoon and learn about a unique NY neighborhood
Lawrence_G
, Apr 2021
We learned so much about the history of Greenwich Village even though we are lifelong New Yorkers! Rob is a knowledgeable, caring guide who made the the entire experience fun . Well worth the price. Can't wait to sign up for another tour.
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Very very basic information
Eugenia_G
, Nov 2020
The gentleman was very nice and accommodating but the information given was very very basic. We did not learn much. All of us had an impression that he thought all of us are very simple village gals from New Jersey. I was not sure how to change that situation during the tour.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Hi Eugenia- thank you for this feedback, we'll be sure to pass it onto our guide. We're sorry to hear you didn't feel the tour was in-depth. We cram quite a bit of history into 90min so certainly, some topics could be discussed deeper if we added more time.
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Best Tour and Guide Ever
Dennis_M
, Oct 2020
Tour guide was impressively knowledgeable, and courteous. She was able to Tailor the tour, to fit all clients young old novice or expert. Can not recommend enough. Was not to demanding Physically had my 13 year old daughter as interested if not more than I was.
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Washington Hotel
Alan_J
, Mar 2020
The guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour of Greenwhich Village covering the major highlights of its history
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Excellent tour of Greenwich Village
Scenic124346
, Dec 2019
Our guide, Nathan, was both personable and extremely informative. We learned a great deal and had a lot of fun doing it. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Perhaps very young children would not be particularly interested but it was a delight for myself and my adult daughter.
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Brandon and Greenwic Village
663leonards
, Jul 2019
Brandon was great. He made a super enjoyable and informative walking tour for two native New Yorkers.
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Great way to spend an afternoon in NYC
Sherpa428492
, Jun 2019
Our guide, Ashley, was enthusiastic and informative. In two hours we got a great glimpse into the cultural and artistic history of Greenwich village. Heard many fascinating and humorous stories along the way. It was easy to understand why so many people love this area of the city. Highly recommend this tour.
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Great Tour
Traveler61734134785
, May 2019
Evan was a great tour guide - knowledgeable and charismatic! I recommend this tour to anyone looking for a great overview of the neighbourhood.
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