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Gotham Walking Tours of New York City

Address: New York City, NY 10282 (Financial District)
Phone Number: 646 327-3995
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Ranked #9 of 809 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Lina Viviano, the Founder of Gotham Walking Tours, conducts private tours of New York City...
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Owner description: Lina Viviano, the Founder of Gotham Walking Tours, conducts private tours of New York City (Manhattan and Brooklyn), with an emphasis on the extraordinary historical, cultural, architectural, ethnic, and culinary traditions that have made New York City one of the greatest and most diverse cities in the world. Experience New York City on foot. Experience New York City up close and personal with a licensed guide who has been researching New York City history for over twenty years and who has a passion for this incredible City. All tours are conducted by Lina. Walk Gotham!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have done a number of tours with Lina, both with my family and with groups of Australians that I have accompanied through my job. New York is an incredible city with so many layers and the only way to really "get beneath the surface" and get to know all the intimate stories, history and hidden treasures, is with someone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My partner and I have travelled all around the world and have discovered that the best way to really explore is to gain insights and see how the locals live. Of course, it is important to see the sights, however, there is so much more to these amazing places aside from the bright lights and souvenir shops. Whilst in New... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Lina is wonderful! She's brings a wealth of knowledge and an engaging storytelling style to her tours -- which are endlessly fascinating, filled with great insights about what you're seeing, and filled with great tips about how to uncover even more about your own favorite corners of the city. I've lived in New York for more than thirty years, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

To me, travel to foreign countries and new cities is as much about experiencing life and the perspective of the locals as it is seeing the sights. Lina, the tour guide for Gotham Walking Tours, provides an amazing and informative local insight into New York. We took the Harlem tour and I am so glad we did. We learnt about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went as a family in a Greenwich village tour. We are New Yorkers, so we were looking for something educational for the kids! An 11 and 8 yr old. Lina kept it fun and interesting for the kids. We loved the noshing part! We will definitely do a different area in the near future. Thanks Lina!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Wow, is all i have to say. This woman is amazing.She has so much knowledge and passion for what she does. Lina blew my away with her stories of old New York, I felt as if I had been take away to a time of long ago. She has such a passion for what she does that it is contagious.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Lina is amazing, just the best!! If you want to exponentially increase your love, enjoyment & appreciation of NYC, take Lina's wonderful walking tours!! As you will discover, each block of every neighborhood is jam packed with the fascinating and rich history of this amazing city and country. And, what you learn will stay with you for many years to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I have had the pleasure of joining Lina for additional tours, in Greenwich Village, East Village, and Gramercy Park. If you are looking for a true New York experience with a true New Yorker, take one of Lina's tours. You will learn about the history of the neighborhood as well as the local favorites, secrets and have a ball while... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I accompanied a friend visiting from Paris on one of Lina Viviano's tours. We learned so much about the rich history and architecture of Gramercy Park along with colorful anecdotes about some of the early inhabitants of the neighborhood. I enjoyed the tour so much that I have since gone on a couple of other tours. It's a pleasurable and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I recently took Lina Viviano's tour of Chelsea and the Meatpacking district. It was fascinating to hear how the neighborhood has evolved since the 1800s--when it was farmland! Lina's deep understanding of the history of New York City, and her ability to communicate that history quickly, interestingly and with humor, results in a neighborhood tour that more than scratches the... More 

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