Greenwich Village Private Walking Tour

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Reservation System:
API Provider: Rezdy
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Location: New York
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Discover the home of the famous and infampus
Explore America’s bohemian scene
Stroll through charming Abingdon Square
Pass by such landmarks as the Jefferson Market Library
See where Louisa May Alcott lived, author of Little Women
Summary
Explore the home of America's bohemian scene on this walking tour of Greenwich Village
Description

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.

Included A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take memorable photos
Excluded Food and drink, though your guide will be happy to recommend places to stop along the route
Know before you book Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Kids under 4 are free
Know before you go Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time
Please bring waterproof clothing in case it rains
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

All year: From 01-01-2020 To 12-31-2020
Sunday 10:00, 12:00, 14:00
Monday 10:00, 12:00, 14:00
Tuesday 10:00, 12:00, 14:00
Wednesday 10:00, 12:00, 14:00
Thursday 10:00, 12:00, 14:00
Friday 10:00, 12:00, 14:00
Saturday 10:00, 12:00, 14:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.731478, -73.997085
Address: Under the Washington Arch in Washington Square, New York, New York, US
Notes:
Start Location Notes Under the Washington Arch in Washington Square, New York, New York, US
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes Under the Washington Arch in Washington Square, New York, New York, US
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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