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Big Apple Greeter

752 reviews
About Big Apple Greeter
Since 1992, Big Apple Greeter has been pairing visitors with New York City volunteer Greeters who explore the city together, free of charge, on foot or by public transportation. Warm and welcoming, a Greeter meets up to six people and shares his/her personal knowledge of New York City's culture, people and diverse neighborhoods. A Greeter is not a professional tour guide. Instead, a Greeter is a new friend who is ready to spend two-to-four hours sharing the city he/she knows and loves.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a girls weekend in the Big Apple, we started our visit with a day organized by Joel Weiner, our guide from the Big Apple Greeter! He was an absolute delight; a wealth of knowledge to share with us foodies and history buffs. We asked...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lana_O_Smith
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have been told about Big Apple Greeter and what an amazing experience they give tourists. We were so lucky to have been paired with Bob - he took us far and wide to places we would never have known about....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Adam Guy our Big Apple greeter meet us at our hotel , showed us the tricks of using the subway ,took us to Brooklyn,Dumbo and we walked over Brooklyn bridge .Adam showed us amazing sights of the Manhattan skyline ,brownstone avenues and Brooklyn bridge .But...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mairead F
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Met at our hotel by Marian (Goodside) and taken to see the historic areas of Wall St. and then walked over the Brooklyn Bridge and the sights on the other side. It was just the three of us and Marian provided so much interesting information...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

If your reading this, you must grab a big apple greater. Being an Aussie, this was the best start for our first trip to NYC. We were privileged to have Sy Lukin, what a gem. He has real passion and knowledge of his home town....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

The day with Madeline Rogers was a highlight of the vacation. We contacted Big Apples Greeters in August to request a greeter even though our trip wasn't until November. We had done the research and knew this service was in high demand. Madeline met us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank BarbF185
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

This day with Joel Weiner definitely belongs to the best days we had in New York ! It was really so very interesting and new what we saw and what we learnt about the town from him . Beginning with a lot of interesting architecture...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

I had heard about Big Apple Greeter through a money saving forum, and as a surprise for my husband booked a greeter for the first day we were in NYC. We had the privilege of having Sy Lukin as our greeter. He was punctual, which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank larbar1671
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Thank you Fatime for showing us your world. Fatime contacted us & confirmed our meet up & was very punctual. We wanted to learn how to use the subway & Fatime took us uptown to Harlem. Somewhere I wouldn’t have normally gone being 2 females....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

I meet up with my greeter Gustavo and he showed me how to use the subway and we headed over to Bushwick and a little bit through Williamsburg. It was nice seeing Manhattan from a different point of view. We took the subway to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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We booked our Greeter two months in advance. I think it is worth giving it a try now though you may not get a confirmation until much closer to the date. It puts you at the head of the line.
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You are given a sheet at the end to complete a review, and in this sheet is the opportunity to donate an amount of your choice, or denominations of $50, $75 or $100. Given it cost the four of us around $40 for lunch in NY... More
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