Private Greenwich Village: Music, Culture, Cuisine Walking Tour

  • 2-8 Hours
  • Walking Tour
  • Max Guests: 12
  • Private Tour
  • Daily

Private Greenwich Village Walking Tour Details

Highlights Tour

The neighborhood of Greenwich Village has long been associated with the 1960s counterculture movement and historically has been a haven for artists, writers, musicians, and actors. On this 2-3–hour private walking tour, we’ll introduce you to the best of the neighborhood’s beatnik past and more.


We’ll take you back to the era of American bohemia, visiting Washington Square Park and nearby hangouts where the greats like Bob Dylan performed and practiced during their time in the city.


Nearby, we’ll spot some historic buildings belonging to New York University as well as some quieter streets used for filming locations.

Half-Day Tour

Spend 4-5 hours with us to really experience Greenwich Village and its unbeatable food scene.
Your guide will introduce some favorite West Village foods including NY-style pizza, bagels with a secret ingredient, and decadent cupcakes. We’ll even get a chance to see the oldest cappuccino place in America!


As we nosh on our New York finds, we’ll pass by venues where comedians like Chris Rock and Ray Romano got started and learn more about the Revolutionary history of the area.

Full-Day Tour

A full-day tour up to 8 hours will include all the trappings of our Highlights and Half-Day options, with an opportunity to add in some stops at West Village’s live music venues.


Choose your own libation or let your guide select a Prohibition-era cocktail to enjoy as you listen to local artists perform anything from jazz numbers to folk tunes.


From here, continue your bar crawl in the Village or strike out into another part of the city for more exploring!

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Souvenirs
  • Guide gratuity
  • Additional food & drink


Greenwich Village

Your private Greenwich Village walking tour takes place in this small Manhattan neighborhood known for its tree-lined streets and charming brick townhouses. You’ll learn about the neighborhood’s counterculture past, connection to the nearby New York University, and the incredible food and drink scene you can enjoy following the tour!

Washington Square Park

Your Greenwich Village walking tour starts in this small park packed with history. While it’s known for its massive Memorial Arch, we’ll uncover its deeper history, from Native American settlement to urban green space. We may be lucky enough to catch a live performance by a local street busker, who you might want to throw a few bucks or follow online – you never know, they could be the next big thing!

The Stonewall Inn

Your New York City walking tour will wrap up at this historic landmark, known for the 1959 riots that helped promote the fight for LGBTQ rights. Your tour guide will lead you through the events leading up to the riots and the impact they had on the gay liberation movement. Following the tour, we’ll encourage you to stop in for a drink and support their case as a safe place for the LGBTQ community!

Comedy Cellar

Your tour will pass by this legendary Manhattan comedy club where many of today’s top comedians got their start, including Jon Stewart, Robin WIlliams, Patton Oswalt, and many more.

Cafe Wha?

Many musicians and comedians performed early on in their careers at this historic Greenwich Village music club, including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Rivers, and many more.

Caffe Reggio

Our Manhattan walking tour includes a pass by this historic cafe, opened in 1927, and known not only for its many cameos in major films but purportedly being the first American cafe to serve cappuccino!

Community Impact

Our tours are designed with our communities first in mind, offering opt-in stops that support small businesses, restaurants, and food stands in Greenwich Village.

We’ll pass by a neighborhood community garden, where we’ll discussing the importance of locally grown food, urban green spaces, and horticulture education.

During our tour, we may see musicians performing live and offer the chance to our travelers to support local and up-and-coming artists.


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