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“Lena was so knowledgable and we enjoyed our tour thoroughly!”

Gotham Walking Tours of New York City
Ranked #48 of 648 Tours in New York City
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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!
Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Thank you Lena for the insightful and very enjoyable walking tour. It was great to experience a whole different perspective!

Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

My family and I (including three kids aged 17, 15 ad 10) booked a walking tour with Lina this past January in an effort to get a real feel for the areas of Greenwich Village, Soho and the Lower East Side. Lina customised a wonderful walking tour for us covering these areas, where we learnt so much and grazed all day on wonderful local specialties. We got a great feel for this part of Manhattan from someone who has lived worked and studied here. Information provided was both of a historical and pop culture nature - something to suit everyone. Lina was generous with her knowledge and patience as we soaked everything in. One of the BEST things we did in this wonderful city - we will be back to discover more with Lina!
PS Am still dreaming about the pastrami sandwich from Katz Deli and those grand finale donuts!

Thank Liza E
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

My husband found Gotham Walking Tours on trip advisor when we were planning a family trip for our youngest's 21st birthday. He then contacted Lina for more information and told her we were interested in a tour of Central Park which would include the upper east side as our daughter was a huge fan of Gossip Girl. She told us she didn't know a lot about the show but the area was definitely worth seeing. When we arrived we began in Central Park. Lina's knowledge is extensive and she is fascinating to listen too. Her love for her city and job is clearly evident. She makes you want to live in NY! When we got to the upper east side, almost everything we saw she related to a scene or a set from Gossip Girl. We were very impressed that she took the time to research the show. Our daughter was thrilled! We can not recommend the tour enough if you want to know anything about the city - past, present, future, architecture, society, etc... She even concluded the tour by taking us on the subway and showing us how to navigate the system, which we used for the remainder of the trip saving a ton in taxi fees! We feel like we made a friend and will definitely take another tour next time we are in NY. Thank you Lina, you were truly a highlight of our trip!

Thank Rhondamol
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Lina is a one-gal show: she is flexible, easy to find, and fun to be around. Our tour (and snacking adventure) was a birthday present to my wife who loves history, walking, and eating! Our 13 and 18 year old daughters are museum-phobic, but this activity was different and quite acceptable to them. In Lina's New York, each block has a story, every architectural style has significance, and all ethnicities are worth celebrating. Walking and talking with Lina is like meeting an old friend who has much to say! She has a wealth of knowledge and a trove of trivia to share. If Lina can improve in any area, it would be weaving her observations and knowledge into a tighter, crisper stories. That notwithstanding, we four found our 4 hour stroll through the Lower East Side, Chinatown, and Little Italy to be engaging, tasty, and a great way to know New York better.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

My family took a tour this Christmas on a blistery and cold day. We had a large group of 11 which included children ages 15, 13, 12, 10, 7 and 3. Our children loved it. The information was great and Lina has a very special touch with kids - she made them feel important be talking to their interests as well as to those of the adults. The time flew by and we did not even notice the cold (and snow). Half of our group had lived and work in NYC and the other were from out of state. Lina's information and stories impressed the locals and tourists alike - a real challenge! We have used many private guides all over the world and we would come back to use Lina in a heartbeat. Already thinking about booking something -- when the weather is warmer!

Thank craiggirls
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