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Gotham Walking Tours of New York City

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Here knowledge is amazing. The best tour I have ever taken - anywhere.

Lina, in addition to being a very nice, friendly and outgoing person, is incredibly knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Brooklyn Bridge

Having this tour with Lina is one of my best memories that I have had in NYC. She is a living... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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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...more
New York City, NY 10282
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

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...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

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...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

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,...More

Thank SDonlan
Reviewed April 26, 2018

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...More

Thank Wendy K
Lina V, Owner at Gotham Walking Tours of New York City, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Thank you Wendy! Always a pleasure! Lina

Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2017

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...More

Thank Alex T
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Great way to learn the history and past of the lower part of Manhattan from a New Yo r k native. Lina knows the city like no one else and offers of history, trivia. And curiosities with equal measure. Highly recommended.

Thank barymad
Reviewed April 27, 2016

Lina was a veritable treasure trove of information, facts, stories, anecdotes. It felt like we were living a documentary as we walked through the streets of the village. While we were there in the present, Lina's extraordinary storytelling ability transported us into the lives of...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

What a truly interesting tour! Having never been to New York before, this walking tour was amazing. Lina is incredibly knowledgable and a wonderful guide.

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