MacDougal Street New York City Walking Tour

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meeting point: SE corner of Macdougal & W. Houston Sts.
Manhattan, NY 10012


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A little music, a little history and a lot of fun. This is a fun-filled interactive walking tour of Greenwich Village's Italian neighborhood with an emphasis on MacDougal Street. See St. Anthony's Church, Raffetto's Pasta Store and then stroll Washington Square Park. Stroll past MacDougal Street's Caffee Reggio, Cafe Wha! and former beatnik site, Cafe San Remo. This 2-hour tour is led by a local, licensed NYC tour guide with Italian family roots in the neighborhood. Your guide gives you an insider's perspective into local history with music, serenades and vintage photos. Enjoy tastings from Ben's Pizzeria and Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant. Top off your tour with a tasty meatball sample followed by a delicious tiramisu at a local eatery.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

This walking tour, lasting around two hours, starts at St. Anthony's of Padua Church, the oldest existing Italian parish and the first Italian church in New York City, built in 1886. Learn about the Washington Square Park Arch and Judson Memorial Church designed by infamous playboy architect Stanford White. Saunter by Caffee Reggio, the first espresso and cappuccino coffee house in Greenwich Village founded in 1906. See the site of former, famous beatnik Cafe San Remo, frequented by poets Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs. Enjoy samplings from Ben's Pizzeria and Mamoun's Felafel Restaurant. See the daily selection of homemade egg, chocolate, basil and lemon pastas at Raffetto's Pasta Shop. Finish off the tour by enjoying a tasty meatball and Italian dessert sample. Get your walking shoes ready! Learn about local history and lore, with Meatball Greg, your local guide. He'll give you the inside scoop on the history and culture of meatballs in this famous neighborhood.

Inclusions

  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Walking tour

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks are available to purchase
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, dress appropriately
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Each walk is no more than 1 mile

Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information

Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Schedule & Info

Departure Point
West Houston and MacDougal Street

Departure Time

Duration
2 hours

Return Details
Raffetto's Pasta

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