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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 #8 of 531 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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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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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Highly recommended! My Mum and I recently travelled to New York to celebrate her 80th birthday. We we’re keen to engage in a walking tour but didn’t want the usual ‘herded group’ following a florescent umbrella type tour. Well, we couldn’t have chosen better. We met Lina near City Hall (on a bench, under a tree…spot the tourist at 50... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

I took the Gotham Walking Tour of Chelsea/West Village/Meatpacking and it was fun and extremely interesting. Our tour guide, Lina Viviano, is very knowledgable about NEe York history. She tells fascinating stories about various streets and buildings. I am an art buff, so I loved how knowledgeable she was about the actual architecture of the buildings. I found myself asking... More

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

Lina has a deep understanding not only of the architectural styles of the area but the history of the evolution of this part of the city from the days of early development to its current incarnation. She gives you the context to understand and appreciate this marvelous part of Manhattan.

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

I took one of Lina's latest and greatest tours of Chelsea, West Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. As usual, I went in knowing little and ended up feeling like an expert on the history of the neighborhoods through what they've become today. I've been watching the new series, The Knick, and Lina spent some time discussing how the fictional hospital... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Lina was captivating and engaging. Her wide scope of knowledge underscores her vivacious and energetic personality. I highly recommend touring with Lina any time you are able. You will see New York from a whole new perspective. It was truly a pleasure. I look forward to touring with her again.

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