Avoid the loud and distracting crowds of the large public tours. Our private walking tour of Greenwich Village in New York guarantees you a comfortable and interesting time for your group of friends and family. We accept even tiny groups of two people.
One of the most famous neighborhoods in the world, Greenwich Village has a storied Bohemian history. More recently referred to as the “West Village,” it is one of the most important and unique neighborhoods in New York City. Its rich history is a testament to this fact. Many artists, writers, poets, intellectuals, as well as film and stage personalities, flocked to “The Village” and made it their home. It thus became one of the most creative neighborhoods in America, and was embedded on the map of the world’s interest.
Greenwich Village is the place where many great films, plays and other art have been produced. Even the modern day set of Friends was in The Village, and great films like Butterfield 8 and Chinese Coffee with Al Pacino, were filmed in the neighborhood, while Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window was set there.
What made Greenwich Village famous, were the people who lived there, including the likes of Edgar Allen Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Henry James, Nobel Prize Winner poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Thomas Payne, Eleanor Roosevelt, Marlon Brando, Dustin Hoffman, Bob Dillan, Paul Newman, Jimmy Hendrix, Edward Hopper, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Barbara Streisand, Oliver Stone, Bette Midler etc.
As an enclave of counterculture, The Village has been a neighborhood where folk music and beat poetry flourished; where Bob Dylan and other greats got their start. Even today’s Greenwich Village draws celebrities such as Sara Jessica Parker, Anderson Cooper and others who call it their home. We'll show you where they live.
The winding, charming streets and old townhouses are reminiscent of the Left Bank in Paris. Unlike much of New York, which is on a grid, with streets and avenues numbered, Greenwich Village streets have names.
Our licensed tour guides will show you special nuances that other tour operators are not even aware of. This is because of our intimacy with the neighborhood, as your guide will be a native Villager. Book your private walking tour of Greenwich Village in NYC today: