Gotham Walking Tours of New York City

Gotham Walking Tours of New York City

Gotham Walking Tours of New York City
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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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tanialouise1970
Melbourne, Australia33 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
I am a writer and looking to get an in-depth look at NYC in the Gilded Age. Lina’s tour gave me a fascinating insight into life in the era. She specially prepared a three hour tour of the hot bed of action that was this most progressive time. We visited Union Square, Ladies Mile, Madison Square, Gramercy Park amongst other things and she was incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly.
Written October 22, 2019
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gillbarr
Edmonton, Canada18 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We had a tour with Lina a few years back and enjoyed the knowledge and experience Lina shared with us as we toured Manhattan.
In August we returned to NYC and we had another couple with us and wanted to share the experience of a Gotham Tour with them.
Lina tailored the tour to meet our needs - one member of our group required a slower pace and Lina was very accommodating. Our leisurely stroll through Lower Manhattan, Wall Street, World Trade area, China Town and little Italy was very informative. For the other couple it was their first trip to NYC and they enjoyed hearing the history of these various areas as well as the personal stories and experiences Lina shared.
Lina has a very easy going and relaxed way with people which immediately sets you at ease. We were able to ask questions without feeling the questions were silly or frivolous. On our tour, we had asked Lina to allow time to stop for snacks in each district in order to sample some of the various cuisines and cultures - she did not disappoint! We stopped for Dumplings in China Town, a deli in Little Italy and a few other shops along the way. Highly recommend the dumplings!!
Finally, as the tour ended and Lina took her leave, Lina recommended Lombardi’s Pizza for our late lunch and that was amazing!
We will without a doubt be contacting Lina again on our next visit to arrange further tours of other Burroughs! Thanks Lina!
Written September 1, 2019
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zyvox01
McAllen, TX25 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Lina toured Manhattan with my 9 year old and me for 6 hours, our experience was the highlight of our trip, she was the most personable, friendly, knowledgeable guide that you could ever have. She tailored our tour to make it the most entertaining and educative for both. There were amazing stories all over the different sites we visited. Can't wait to return next year and continue touring with Lina.
Written July 3, 2019
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MeighanH
Chicago, IL2 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Lina, in addition to being a very nice, friendly and outgoing person, is incredibly knowledgeable and insightful. The quantity and quality of information she shares is amazing. This is a must do, because you will learn so much. She can answer any questions you have and add interesting and anecdotal color. We had a spectacular time and would strongly encourage anyone to go. She effortlessly shares so much interesting and useful information you will walk away with such a fantastic understanding of NYC.
Written July 17, 2018
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nusrattropa
Dhaka City, Bangladesh2 contributions
Apr 2018 • Business
Having this tour with Lina is one of my best memories that I have had in NYC. She is a living history. I was so fascinated with her description while crossing the bridge. With the wonderful view I got a solid knowledge about what I was going through. The stories behind each construction indeed made my day. Extremely satisfied. It was a very special tour --loved it.
Written May 7, 2018
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SDonlan
Brick, NJ2 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
My husband and I booked a tour with Lina to celebrate my birthday. I wasn’t sure what to expect considering there are a multitude of tours to choose from. I was hoping that we chose the right one. We couldn’t be happier with the day, the tour and the information that Lina provided us with during our walk. It was truly a remarkable experience. Lina’s love of the city and the information she provides was enlightening. We wanted her to walk around with us for the rest of the day so we could continue to ask questions and she could show us the city through her eyes. We hung on her every word and will be forever changed by our experience.
We have a new friend and will always thing of her when we think of the lower east side.
Written May 2, 2018
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Wendy K
Seattle, WA462 contributions
Apr 2018 • Business
I was fortunate to be part of a small group walking across the Brooklyn Bridge and into Brooklyn Heights with Lina. It was a fabulous experience. Lina's knowledge of the history, of the buildings, of all aspects of the area is phenomenal. She did not just tell us dry facts. Instead she told stories that made what we saw come alive. I had walked across the Bridge before, had been on the NYC side several times. But going there again as part of the walking tour was a totally different experience. I look forward to going on another one of Lina's walking tours again in the future.
Written April 27, 2018
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Thank you Wendy! Always a pleasure! Lina
Written April 27, 2018
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jabba70
New Zealand118 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
We had a recommendation from friends who had done this food tour and Lina was kind enough to fit us into her schedule to fit around our trip. We spent over 4 hours eating and walking, learning about the city and eating! My word so much food, it was amazing. It was really relaxed and Lina is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. It feels like you are mooching around a city with a friend, truly good way to spend time and see a different side of New York. Get in touch early with Lina, she is in huge demand, but she will do everything she can to fit you in :). Thanks Lina, sorry it took me so long to write the review.
Written September 11, 2017
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urbino91
Jericho, NY3 contributions
May 2017 • Family
Lina is a wonderful! I visit Little Italy with my 8th grade Italian students every year for a tour of Little Italy. Walking with her is like walking with a member of your Italian family! She is informative, full of knowledge, & has great stories.She keeps my students engaged throughout our walk with her questions, trivia, and her storytelling talent! She is very personable and a knowledgeable tour guide.
Written August 15, 2017
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Alex T
3 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
Lina is amazing! She is just full of knowledge and seems to know every detail of the city. We had a group walking tour through Chinatown, Little Italy and Soho. Lina did an amazing job at pacing the tour and keeping everyone engaged throughout the walk. Thank you thank you thank you!
Written July 22, 2017
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