East Village, New York City
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  • Greenwich Village: Cupcake Bakeries Walking Tour

    1. Greenwich Village: Cupcake Bakeries Walking Tour

    Learn about the history of cupcakes as you visit some of the best small bakeshops in New York City. Your host will take you to secret bakeries as you search for the best the city has to offer. From the mini classic buttercream cupcake to the red velvet cream-cheese cupcake, you will discover a range of eclectic flavors baked daily. You'll visit local bakeries and taste some of the most desired cupcakes the locals are raving about. At the same time, discover local street art and music as you stroll around the West Village. You will have the opportunity to shop at the bakeries to take some delicious goodies home to share. Depart from this experience with a newly-discovered love for New York's bakeries.

  • Greenwich Village Tour

    2. Greenwich Village Tour

    Begin your 2-hour tour at the corner of 6th Avenue and Waverly Place, and learn about the history of Greenwich Village. Head to the Edgar Allan Poe house and the Washington Square Hotel. Explore Washington Square Park, a former potter's field, and learn how this area became the destination for musicians and protesters. Visit the Brown Building, site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911, an event that led to the American labor movement. Head up McDougal Street, and see Cafe Wha, Cafe Reggio, and the Comedy Cellar. Learn where the best pizza in NYC is sold. Stroll down Christopher Street and visit the Stonewall Inn, where a riot in 1969 began America's Gay Rights Movement.

    James, our tour guide, was personable, informative and entertaining. We loved every minute!

  • East Village Rock n' Roll Walking Tour

    3. East Village Rock n' Roll Walking Tour

    Explore the East Village and learn about rock culture on a 2-hour guided walking tour. What a great neighborhood and one that you may not have explored on your own. The tour takes you through the East Village, Alphabet City and the Bowery. The East Village rock 'n' roll tour explores the music scene from the 60's through to the present. It is a historical tour that will leave you asking 'why didn't I do this tour sooner'. Rock, Punk and Glam are the three genres of music that helped form the history of rock culture and you will explore them all. New York City's East Village helped introduce new music, rock 'n' roll fashion and a way of life to the world. Now you can check out the sites and stories of The Ramones, New York Dolls, CBGB's, Andy Warhol, The Velvet Underground, The Fillmore East, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop and more. Find out where they played, lived, shopped and ...

    Interesting tour of the East Village and Alphabet City and an insight into the lives and lifestyle of some of the icons who lived there in the 1970s and 80s, ending at the CBGBs building, which is now a store stocking clothing and with an interior design that pays homage to the building's rock n' roll history.

  • NYC: East Village TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour

    4. NYC: East Village TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour

    The East Village is home to many new and classic TV and film locations. This tour offers a new way to experience this unique neighborhood for anyone from first-time visitors to residents. You'll stop at the coffee shop from in "Sex and the City" and "Spider-Man 2." Visit Veneiro's Pastry Shop seen in "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Law & Order: SVU," and "The Village." Stroll through the park featured in "Russian Doll," "Die Hard: Wiith a Vengeance," "Eat, Pray, Love," "The Godfather: Part II," "Sesame Street," and "the Wigstock Drag Festival."

  • New York City: East Village Curated 4-Course Food Tour

    5. New York City: East Village Curated 4-Course Food Tour

    Enjoy a culinary experience in the East Village, the birthplace of punk. Try great food as you explore this artsy neighborhood with an experienced guide. Meet your guide outside Theater 80. Follow them through the heart of the East Village. Visit four restaurants for two appetizers, one entree, and one dessert, with a sprinkling of culinary history and stories in between. For example, indulge in a savory fried selection of eight Pierogi filled with ingredients like sweet potato and arugula and goat cheese at a historic Ukrainian restaurant known as a local institution. Following this, enjoy duck croquette pintxo and manchego membrillo pintxo, or an off-menu homemade hot dog at a trendy Basque restaurant run by Chef Jonah Miller, star of the book Generation Chef. Then, taste lobster knuckles escargot-style and fluke crudo with carrot puree and black sesame at a local oyster bar and Eas...

  • NYC: Food Tasting and Washington Square Park Walking Tour

    6. NYC: Food Tasting and Washington Square Park Walking Tour

    From the crazy colors of the mini cupcakes to the cheesy slice of pizza or hot falafel ball, there are many iconic foods to sample on this fully guided walking tour of Greenwich Village and New York City’s fun foods. Learn about the history and the landmarks of the Village and make sure you bring an appetite.  Afterwards, visit the famous Washington Square Park, a 9.75-acre (39,500 m2) public park in Lower Manhattan, New York City. One of New York City's most well known public parks, it's an icon as well as a meeting place and center for cultural activity. It's operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. The park is an open space, dominated by the Washington Square Arch at the northern gateway. Spend some time enjoying the music and entertainment around the Washington Square fountain area that has become one of the most popular spots for New Yorkers and tourists. ...

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What people are saying about East Village, New York City

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 208 reviews

Fascinating, fun, interesting for 2 teens, 2 seniors, great guide.

Greenwich Village is full of history and is still a great contributor of arts and activism in NYC. The guide did a great job of being informative but not dry. All info was conveyed with knowledge, great attitude, smiles-he was a great storyteller. The walking was easy for us seniors. The teens were totally engaged. I will look for more of your tours as the occasion arises.

An informative couple of hours.

If you are a fan of the CBGB era of New York music you will really enjoy the tour and there is also things you will find out about other musicians who lived and played in the part of NYC that the tour is based. The pace of the tour is just right and you are not moved so quickly that you think you are racing around it.

A must if you love music.

Loved this tour and probably one of the best things we have done this holiday. Bobby Pin is like an encyclopaedia of music. If you are a music fan, this is a must! Bring some extra cash for Bobby’s book at the end, well worth it and such an interesting read. Couldn’t really recommend it anymore if I could. LOVED it.

Absolutely Awesome Tour

This was a brilliant tour, our guide was so knowledgable and had actually really been there in many of the stories he told. His passion for this genre of music and the area was infectious and really made the tour.

James, our tour guide, was personable, informative and entertaining. We loved every minute!