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NYC: Sex and the City Sites Bus Tour (On Location Tours)

1. NYC: Sex and the City Sites Bus Tour (On Location Tours)

Take a guided coach tour of Manhattan, and follow in the footsteps of the sexy Sex and the City characters. Follow your guide on a 3-hour journey into the world of Carrie & Co. and discover the places that they conquered in New York City. Sip on drinks at their favorite bars, shop their most-beloved retail haunts, and gossip where they gossiped. The tour takes in more than 40 locations, including the bakery where Miranda stuffed cupcakes into her mouth, and the church where Samantha met "The Friar." You will get the chance to shop at The Pleasure Chest, where Charlotte bought her Rabbit, and to go to the gallery in Soho where Charlotte worked. Stop at a bar used in the Sex and the City series and get discounted drinks. Visit the furniture store where Aidan designed his tables and chairs as you get a sneak peek at locations from the Sex and the City movie. You are invited to dress up as your favorite Sex and the City character, or just come as you are and discover the sassy side of Manhattan! Small private tours are typically 1 hour shorter than public tours.

New York City: 2-Hour Chocolate Tasting Tour

2. New York City: 2-Hour Chocolate Tasting Tour

Enjoy a stroll around some of the New York's most decadent dessert stores, and discover some of the finest chocolatiers in Manhattan. Stop for 8 tastings on-the-go, walking in small groups of no more than 20 people. Meet your guide at Washington Square Arch and head off to sample tasty truffles and salty caramels, including dark chocolate almond bark and the most exquisite chocolate mousse you’ve ever tasted. Discover one of New York’s best kept foodie secrets at Chelsea Market, and sample the amazing chocolate creations of Jacques Torres (“Mr Chocolate”). Go to Manhattan’s cult candy store at Lilac Chocolates, where the homemade mocha truffles, maple walnut fudge, chocolate cream rolls, and almond bark are to die for! Have a “chocogasm” at the Chocolate Bar, Alison Nelson’s pioneering shop in the West Village, and try the legendary cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery. No chocolate experience would be complete without a warm baked chocolate chip cookie at Milk and Cookies, while the mango paprika slate at Xocolatti provides the perfect introduction to Soho's most innovative chocolatier. Savor the best chocolate canoli at Pasticceria Bruno, and discover chocolates spiced with an array of exotic flavors, including allspice, ginger, hemp seed, and wasabi at Vosges.

New York City: Haunted Greenwich Village Ghost Tour

3. New York City: Haunted Greenwich Village Ghost Tour

New York City is known for its hustle and bustle, and has been the living space for many of America’s most historically significant people. With every step you take in this concrete jungle, there’s a good chance you’re coming across something that has a story to it that you’ve never heard before. Throughout this dense city filled with generations of historic events, there’s one area with a real reputation for paranormal activity: Greenwich Village. Come explore a side of Greenwich Village that many people have never known about. The town has been inundated with a history that is fascinating, tragic, and strange. Embark on a life-changing experience and explore a side of New York that few are brave enough to see. Throughout the tour you will visit 9 haunted locations in and around Greenwich Village whilst seeing historical places that are home to some of the strangest tales you’ve ever heard. You'll encounter the Jefferson Market Library, where architectural curiosity catches the eye due to its unique tower. If you look closer however you’ll see a dark past, as this building once served as a prison for Manhattan’s female criminals, and was also the first night court. Following that you will visit the site of the Triangle Factory Fire, a tragic event which led to the death of nearly 150 people. You'll conclude by visiting the Mark Twain House and a haunted restaurant, where ghosts from 200 years ago have been seen consistently since 1910. Whilst at the Mark Twain House you can see if you can catch a glimpse of the famous author walking about in a white suit, which many witnesses claim to have seen.

New York Pizza, Beer, and History Tour

4. New York Pizza, Beer, and History Tour

Explore the best pizza and beer in Greenwich Village, a historical and cultural mecca on the Westside, with the help of a licensed tour guide. You will enjoy learning interesting tidbits and increase your cultural knowledge, all while savoring three pizza samplings and two beer tastings. About the Pizza: No neighborhood does pizza quite like Greenwich Village, with everything from amazing coal-fired thin crust pies, to traditional New York slices dripping with mozzarella cheese and oil, to newer pizzaiolos (pizza makers), many recent immigrants from Italy, who are showcasing how pizza is cooked in their home regions in the Old Country. Three amazing spots have been scouted to try three different styles of pizza. You will examine what makes each so unique, from inspiration to ingredients, to ovens. About the Beer: Drinking in Greenwich Village has always been as big a part of the culture as music, painting, and writing. Not even a little thing like Prohibition stopped the party, the Village was home to some of New York’s most famous speakeasies, and you will enjoy a beer at one of its better-known former speakeasies. Learn how they snuck in the booze and kept their customers from getting arrested while enjoying drinks in the bars that helped transform Greenwich Village into The Village, as much a state of mind as a physical neighborhood. You will be walking the same streets as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jackson Pollock, Dylan Thomas, Bob Dylan, and other Village legends, chatting about what drew them all to this amazing corner of New York. You will schmooze, take photos and sightsee as well as eat and drink, learning the amazing stories of the Village and all of the establishments you visit.

New York: 2-Hour Cupcake Tour of Greenwich Village

5. New York: 2-Hour Cupcake Tour of Greenwich Village

Discover why trendy cupcake shops have opened up all over New York City on a 2-hour tasting tour of some of the best bake shops. Sample a diversity of heavenly cupcakes, and build your own customized cupcake! Perfectly formed, lovely to look at, and delicious to eat, the cupcake is an elaborate, sweet, and decadent dessert that speaks to your inner child. In the last few years, the humble cupcake has taken on new popularity, and trendy cupcake shops have opened up all over New York City. Traveling in small groups for a more intimate experience, you will enjoy 6 tastings at favorite venues, such as Baked by Melissa. Go to Crumbs Bake Shop to see where more than 50 varieties of cupcakes are baked daily. Visit the cutest bakery in the West Village at Milk & Cookies, and create your own cupcake at Molly's Cupcakes. While strictly a cupcake tour, it would be criminal to overlook the amazing gelato on offer at Amorino in Greenwich Village. Here, you can sample 22 different flavors of gelato in one bite!

Greenwich Village Food Crawl

6. Greenwich Village Food Crawl

Join a food loving, like-minded New Yorker to explore Greenwich, one of the city’s most historic and foodie neighbourhoods, and eat your way around its diverse food scene, discovering how its immigrant communities brought their own unique heritage and delicious flavours to NY! This lively neighbourhood is known for its wide range of cuisines that reflect the ethnic diversity of NYC. But despite the daily new arrivals, many cafes, restaurants, delis and bakeries opened almost a century ago, and are now local institutions, where owners greet their customers by name and you’ll get a taste of the community spirit that the area still has.  Wander through the East Village, which is known as the heart of the Italian community and sample delicacies like cannoli and Sicilian aranchini, then visit a pizzeria that’s a local institution to taste a slice of the best pizza in NY!  Stop by a beloved local deli to try sample some Italian cheese or cured meat, indulge in something sweet at a tiny donut shop or explore the West Village which is known for its Jewish bakeries where you can sample traditional treats. Spend time getting to know your Local host, chat about your favourite food and get some insider recommendations of the most authentic locals places to eat and drink on the rest of your trip, at places your Local knows you will love.  The supplier will be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do. Your host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary. Although you will see the main attractions in the area, they will also help you to discover the places, things and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique.  This experience is better suited for adults. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.

New York West Village Food Tour

7. New York West Village Food Tour

The sidewalks of New York offers irresistible New York food options in the cultural hotspot of the West Village. The tastes, traditions, and old-world class of these landmark establishments are a true New York experience. Embark on the ultimate best-of food tour of the historic and savory West Village. Flavorful food specialties are served from: (subject to change) • Sweet Revenge – Unique cupcake & drink pairings in a cozy neighborhood setting (Est. 2008) • Mamoun’s Falafel – The oldest falafel restaurant in the city (Est. 1971) • Faicco's Italian Specialties – Mom-and-Pop shop owned and operated by a fourth generation of the Faicco family (Est. 1900) • Hudson Bagels – Authentic New York bagels; always boiled before baked (Est. 1997) • Artichoke Pizza – Serious pizza aficionados (Est. 2008) • Molly's Cupcakes – Finalist on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars, named after the owner's third-grade teacher (Est. 2011) Behind every great food establishment in this city, there is an equally great story of history, tradition and even innovation. You will discover these amazing histories while tasting what has made these eateries so prized among locals.

NYC: Cupcake Bakery Crawl in Greenwich Village

8. NYC: Cupcake Bakery Crawl in Greenwich Village

Learn about the history of cupcakes as you visit some of the best small bakeshops in New York City. Your host will take you to secret bakeries, starting in the West Village and continuing to the East Village as you search for the best the city has to offer. From the mini classic buttercream cupcake to the red velvet cream-cheese cupcake, you will discover a range of eclectic flavors baked daily. This bakery crawl will take about 1.5 hours throughout which you will walk for 1.5 miles. Visit the local bakeries and taste some of the most desired cupcakes the locals rave about, whilst also discovering local art and music as you crawl from the famous Washington Square Park to the streets of the East Village. You will depart from this experience with a newly discovered love for New York's Bakeries and the East Village. You will also of course have the opportunity to shop at the bakeries to take some delicious goodies home to share.

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What people are saying about West Village

Incredibly fun experience for all ages. Our guide made sure the tour was fun, educational, and, of course, delicious! As out of towners we learned about areas of the city we had yet to visit. The tour was suggested by a local New Yorker who found it equally as fun.

Good after-dark walking tour of the area with an energetic and entertaining guide: much fun with lots of local lore. Serena was great tour guide and story-teller

Nichholl, was fabulous! She was very knowledgeable, upbeat, and passionate. She made this tour one of my and my grandson's favorite! Thanks again!

Great tour! Jonathan was awesome and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

Fun and just what we expected with lots of information and cupcake samples