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Gotham Walking Tours of New York City

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Address: New York City, NY 10282
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Lina Viviano, the Founder of Gotham Walking Tours, conducts private tours...

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!

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A great way to see New York

Walking tours with Lina are an ideal way to see, enjoy and learn about NYC, especially if your time there is limited. Through her knowledge and enthusiasm we experienced vastly... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2015
Geoff H
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

Walking tours with Lina are an ideal way to see, enjoy and learn about NYC, especially if your time there is limited. Through her knowledge and enthusiasm we experienced vastly more than we could have on our own. Two days well spent. Lis and Geoff, Melbourne Australia

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

I had a free afternoon in NYC and booked a 3-hour tour of the Lower East Side with Lina. Lina has great knowledge of the city's history and tells stories in a way that brings the past to life. She also personalizes the tour to your interests. She talked about a street of pickle vendors, then brought me in to... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

Last year I came to NY and I did tours with Lina, I loved so much that this year I came back and I did a new tour with her – this time we went to Brooklyn. It was amazing – she knows a lot about the history and curiosities. I hope I come to NY and do tours with... More 

Thank MCeciliaGI
New York City, New York
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

We had the pleasure of having Lina taking us around NYC for a walking tour of 4 hours. She's an amazing story teller and incredibly knowledgeable about all the most interesting and characteristic parts of the city. She clearly has an enormous passion and depth of understanding and she's able to share that in a engaging and fun way. Absolutely... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

We had an incredible four hour walking tour with Lina in early July. There was a great deal of rain during our four day stay in NYC but we lucked out and got a beautiful sunny morning for our tour. We met Lina at Grand Central Station which was near our hotel and she immediately started the tour, telling us... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

I visit the city for business on a regular basis so it was a nice change of pace to take this walking tour. Lina allowed our small group of travelers to see a different side of NYC and each person walked away learning something new. She is a wealth of information and I particularly enjoyed her architectural insights. This was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

Our family of four (with sons 16 and 11) walked all day with Lina incl Downtown, Brooklyn, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown, Greenwich Village on a tour that she personalised for us. She shared with us her vast knowledge on NYC history, architecture and fantastic places to eat. She told us stories of her personal experiences & took us to see... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 10 May 2015

I consider myself a history buff, but usually when on vacation I like to lay low. This tour, is simply perfect to balance the two. It was a casual afternoon and Lina allows you to sort of navigate the tour to fit your needs. Her wealth of information was fascinating, covering everything to food culture to architecture to the depths... More 

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Our group of 9 (two families with members ranging in age from 20 to 60) had a wonderful tour of Little Italy, Chinatown, Greenwich and SoHo. Lina is a fabulous, informative guide and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our morning with her. She has a wonderful grasp of the history of the City as well as of the current scene.... More 

Thank Leslie W
1 review
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Lina was a wonderful tour guide...informative and engaging. She kept it interesting for both my 11 & 14 year old as well as for my husband and myself. I look forward to exploring another neighborhood with Lina - the tour exceeded my expectations!

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