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Private Tour

Greenwich Village Walking Tour

Explore the home of America's bohemian scene on this walking tour of Greenwich Village.
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Things to know

Duration:

2 hrs

Suitable for:

Couples, Culture Vulture, Friends, Looking for Local

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

No tickets required 

Type of tour:

Walking tour - the cost of all public transport is not included between sights. Your guide will help you with this.

Other inclusions:

Gratuities optional
Customisable - simply ask us
Meeting points: Under the Washington Arch in Washington Square

What makes this tour special

Greenwich Village is New York City’s most storied neighborhood. It has been home to the famous and infamous; and it still is! See the locations and hear the stories that for decades have attracted locals and visitors alike to this fascinating area.

The Village
 

 Simply known as “The Village” and much loved by native New Yorkers, Greenwich has been, and still is home to America’s bohemian scene. You will start at Washington Square Park, a buzzing city hangout, where you will discover cobblestoned mews and 19th century brownstone carriage houses. You will glimpse some of New York’s rarest sights, for example, the home where John Wilkes Booth spoke openly of his plan to murder President Abraham Lincoln. Pass by such landmarks as the Jefferson Market Library and Bleecker Street, as well as where Hemingway, Edgar Poe, Jackson Pollack lived and worked. 

Highlights of the tour include a stroll through charming Abingdon Square and a walk along Bleecker Street, immortalized by Simon & Garfunkel in their song of the same title; and a visit to one of The Village’s hidden gems, the garden of the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, a 200-year old Episcopal congregation. The Washington Arch and Lower Fifth Avenue, with its historic NeoGothic-styled churches are part of the tour too, as well as the eclectic Jefferson Market Library. Learn why West 10th Street and West 4th Street intersect!

Greenwich Village is a quirky mix of quiet streets and charming townhouses, some dating to the 1820s. You will see one of the last remaining wood-frame houses in The Village, as well as the narrowest house in New York City. You will visit a Village area that was once a thriving neighborhood of Italian immigrants. Its anchor, the 1928 Italian Renaissance-styled Church of Our Lady of Pompeii is still an active part of the community.

You will walk along a quiet lane named for an underground brook before we see the house where Louisa May Alcott lived, and where she may have written part of Little Women. The tour ends at Washington Square Park, where you get to see a spectacular view of One Fifth Avenue and the monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi, known as the George Washington of Italy.

What you'll see

Greenwich Village
The bohemian capital of the world - and these days one of America's priciest neighbourhoods.
Washington Square Park
Dominated by a triumphal arch, this beautiful park has a tradition of celebrating nonconformity.

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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