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Ben's Bagel Tours

New York City, NY, USA
About Ben's Bagel Tours
To experience one of the best tours of New York, you have to look beyond the standard New York sightseeing tours. You'll find that there's nothing quite like Ben's Bagel Tours. These special walking tours of New York City all start out with a fresh NY bagel and it only gets better from there - great NY food tours and some of the absolute best tours of New York!
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Lower East Side Bagel Tour

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2 hours 30 minutes
from $58.67
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Capechemode wrote a review Apr 2022
Kent, Washington1 contribution
If you’re at all interested in the history & transformation of the lower east side this is your tour. It’s personal & informative & fun. We loved it!!!
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Esther A wrote a review Feb 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our first organised tour in NYC and loved it. Ben's encyclopaedic knowledge of the station and its history was fantastic! And the bagel was lovely too - so much so we visited the same bagel store the following day for breakfast!
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Kara R wrote a review Nov 2021
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This was a great way for our family, with 2 teenagers, to learn about the history of the Lower East Side. Ben's knowledge of the area weaved with some personal stories made the information he shared understandable and relatable. The historical pictures he shared on his iPad were interesting to see. COVID made the waits a bit longer to get into places but we were able to try many foods of the area while on the tour.
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Date of experience: November 2021
mvicksdog wrote a review Aug 2021
Lansing, Michigan2 contributions3 helpful votes
The tour was what I was looking for and having actually read the description, unlike the negative reviewers, learned a lot about the lower east side and the Jewish community in particular. Ben was a great guide. It is always good to have a tour guide who clearly loves the place they are teaching about. He has a great personality, and a good sense of humor. This was like a history lesson mixed in with some really good food. This was not a bagel making tour. Bagels just played a part in the history of this interesting part of New York.
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Response from Benjamin W, Owner at Ben's Bagel Tours
Responded Aug 13, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words. Please spread the news about Ben’s Bagel Tours!
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Angel L wrote a review Jan 2020
Pittsburgh, United States6 contributions1 helpful vote
The tour was great. First we walked around Herald Square. I’d been there so many times, but had never heard the history of this little area of NYC. Then we learned the history of bagels. The best part was learning to roll the bagels. Ben the tour guide was great. Highly recommend it to bagel lovers and their friends.
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Date of experience: January 2020