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Greenwich Village Walking Tour

New York, United States

From $35.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the people, cultures, and arts of Greenwich Village on a walking tour that takes you through 400 years of New York City's history. Led by a native New Yorker, wend your way slowly through the winding village streets, and discover the hangouts of artists, writers, and gangsters throughout Greenwich Village. Your guide may customize the tour based on your interests.
  • Walking tour of Greenwich Village in New York City
  • Experience the atmosphere of Greenwich Village up close
  • See New York City from a historical perspective
  • Personalize the tour with insights from your native New Yorker guide

What's Included

  • Professional, licensed guide

    Departure & Return

    Departure Point

    • W 14 St/8 Av, New York, NY, USA

      At the NW corner of 8th Avenue and 14 Street outside CVS. I will usually be wearing a hat.

    Return Details

    • 20 Washington Square N, 20 Washington Square N, New York, NY 10012, USA

      Inside Washington Square Park

    What To Expect

    Make your own way to the meeting point near the High Line to start your walking tour with your native New Yorker guide. In a small group, your guide will walk at a leisurely pace through Greenwich Village streets lined with early 19th-century town houses. Hear stories of past residents, local architecture, Native American history, and personal anecdotes that bring this fabled New York City neighborhood to life. Discover the 'castle' of great Native American sachems (chiefs) and learn about the scandals of the founding fathers of the Republic. Your guide provides two rest breaks during the tour.

    Meatpacking District

    High Line Park, Whitney Museum, and history.

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    The Garden at St. Lukes in the Fields

    Garden

    5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Operated by Marc's Village Walk

    Cancellation Policy

    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.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

    Q:What is the social distancing policy during Greenwich Village Walking Tour?

    A:The policy on social distancing is:
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

    Traveler Tips


    If this part of NYC interest you, then take this tour!
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    Marc is a very friendly...
    Jonathan_R, Apr 2022
    Marc is a very friendly man with a lot of knowledge. He is very kind and passionate to his clients. However, the tour was not structured, or tailored to the interest to the participants. A few interesting facts were mentioned in between long dialogues of personal stories. I would only recommend this tour if you want to meet Marc and a new friend in New York. However, if you are visiting and want to learn about general west village history and details, I would recommend a larger, more generic tour. This tour did not meet my expectations.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Thank you for your feedback. I include personal anecdotes with history because I lived the history. Information included in the tour writeup, "Stories of past residents, local history, Native American history, architecture and personal anecdotes enliven this tour." General history alone may be obtained in any guidebook.
    Wow! Marc really covered...
    Daniela_C, Jan 2022
    Wow! Marc really covered all of the bases in this two and a half hour tour of Greenwich Village. From actors, poets, politicians and various historical figures who once resided/ made names for themselves in the area, to the oldest theatres and watering holes, to the architectural evolution, and so much more. As a lifelong New Yorker, he knows this city like the back of his hand, and wove many enlightening and humorous personal anecdotes into the narrative. I highly recommend this tour.
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    Thank you so much. This means a lot to Marc. From Sherry, his wife and business manager.
    Disappointed, I want my money back
    Fernando_G, Sep 2021
    Overall we didn’t experience what we were expecting. The tour guide was on time and really nice but we were interested in learning about the history and architecture of West Village and he spent 80% or more of the time talking about personal experiences and old families stories. We weren’t able to finish the tour even we were over time. This is not what was advertised.
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    Advertised as stories of past residents, local history, Native American history, architecture, and personal anecdotes enliven this tour. Sorry you were disappointed. If you wanted to change the focus of the tour Marc would have accommodated you.
    Very Good Tour With A Historical Legend!
    Peter_D, May 2021
    My wife and I choose this tour because of the artistic history of Greenwich Village. Our guide Mark has lived in this neighborhood his entire life birth to gray hair! So after being in NYC 7 days, our feet and legs were already like spaghetti and our Mark kept us at a sustainable comfortable place. I think we covered every square inch of the village and I burned through a camera battery really fast taking pictures of all the historical sites. When we arrived in Washington park it was alive with music, laughter and beauty. This location has been in so many movies including one of my favorites, August Rush. Our guide told us that back in 60’s the city wanted to kill the music, so him and a bunch of his friends protested for weeks to keep the music in the park. He even showed us a picture of the rally with him in the middle of it! Mark is truly a historian of Greenwich, a gentleman, intellectual guide and a community historical celebrity! If this part of NYC interest you, then take this tour! Five stars and roll tide!
    Response from Host, May 2021
    Thank you so much for your glowing review. Much appreciated.
    Tour with Greenwich Village native
    Jerry_W, Sep 2020
    Mark gave a great tour of the Village and meatpacking area. He grew up there and pointed out architecture and gardens that I never would have spotted. Did not feel rushed and he was happy to entertain all my questions. Highly recommended.
    Response from Host, Sep 2020
    Thank you for the nice review.
    Great Tour
    satojs, Oct 2019
    The tour was very interesting and Marc really knew the Village from living there his whole life. Highly recommend for everyone!
    Response from Host, Oct 2019
    Thank you very much.

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    Product code: 40613P2