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Gotham Walking Tours of New York City

New York City, NY 10282 (Financial District)
646 327-3995
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Ranked #7 of 512 activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hi had the pleasure of joining Lina on her upper east side walking tour. It was fantastic and I learned a lot from history to New York's one of a kind architecture. I highly recommend Lina's tours

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I took a tour around the perimeter of Central Park South and had never given much thought to the entrances. Now I know what the sculptures are, why they are there, who decided to put them there, etc. Lina is a true historian and did a great job explaining the symbolism incorporated in the entrances and the politics behind them.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have only lived in NYC on the upper east side for 35 years and never knew it until I took Lina's walking tour.She is magnificent with her knowledge of history and architecture. I didn't want the experience to end. I plan on taking other tours of the city when they are available and encourage anyone who hasn't had the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of taking a tour of Manhattan's Upper East Side with Ms. Lina Viviano of Gotham Walking Tours of New York City. This was a MOST enjoyable and informative afternoon which I'll recommend to anyone who wants to get a first-hand 'feel' for a New York City neighborhood. As an art historian and former teacher, what... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have gone on 3 of Lina's tours (Soho, West Village, and Upper East Side) and they are extremely informative as well as entertaining. She knows NYC like no one I have ever met before. I promise you will never walk around the city again with the same perspective! -Eric J

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

I am so glad that I joined the walking tour. Lina is an amazing tour guide who packed with a lot of knowledge and information about NYC history. I really enjoyed the tour because I learned so much and it opens my eyes. I shared the knowledge that I gained with my friends and family and I was impressed by... More

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

I took 2 neighborhood tours with Lina: Greenwich Village / West Village and Upper East Side. I love the arts, since I act and write myself, and had no idea that the likes of Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, and Louisa May Alcott all made the Village their home! Lina even pointed the house in which Alcott resided when she... More

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

As a" historically spoiled" European, I've only been interested in the modern skyscrapers of Manhattan and admired their beauty. But after Lina's tour Im so excited to become more mindful of the history of the old buildings of New York. Her knowledge and her passion to the history of New York made me inspired. After yesterday's tour this morning was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Lina never fails to bring more sides to the story than other tours! I love hearing about the behind the scenes city secrets, and having just finished a historical tour of the Upper East Side with her, I feel all the more New Yorker now than before! I'd recommend Gotham Walking Tours to anyone wanting to learn more about the... More

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

Lina is an excellent guide. I have been on a few of Lina's tours and each one is excellent. She is fun and passionate, a great storyteller and is so knowledgeable about the architecture and history of each neighborhood. I would HIGHLY recommend her tours!

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