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Greenwich Village Tours

Updated: April 14, 2024

This post reviews and compares the various sightseeing tour options in Greenwich Village available to you, including our name your own price tours, and our GPS-enabled audio tour.  


If you want to learn all about this fantastic neighborhood, a walking tour may be your best bet.

Typically clocking in at 2 hours in length, these trips will give you an entirely new appreciation for the Village.

Aside from our pay-what-you-wish options, ticket prices typically fall in the $30-$40 range, but some tours may be even more affordable depending on how much you want to spend.

Several of the tourist concession passes offer free tours of Greenwich Village with the purchase of a pass.

Alternatively, you can take as much time as you want to explore the Village at your own pace by taking our GPS-enabled audio tour, narrated by one of our tour guides.

Here's a sample.

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Free Tours By Foot

All of our tours are pay-what-you-wish, meaning that you get to decide how much your experience was worth.  

We also offer ghost and food tours in Greenwich Village as well as the High Line.

It may be easiest just to check out the booking schedule for all of the Greenwich Village tours that we offer.

The tour information below is for our 2-hour walking tour devoted entirely to Greenwich Village.

Sites we cover on the tour:

Tour information


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Where: The intersection of Waverly Place and 6th Avenue. Look for your guide with the Free Tours by Foot logo in front of the Waverly Restaurant.

Click here for detailed directions to the start of the tour from nearby subway stations.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Tour distance is approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km)

When: @9:45am Saturdays (year-round), @ 2:00 pm on Mondays (mid-March through Dec) or anytime with our GPS-led audio tour. Tours go out rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Greenwich Village is also covered on our Greenwich Village, High Line, and Meatpacking District Tour as well as our All-in-One Downtown Tour. View our full tour calendar.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done.

A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone's budget.  For more tips on saving money, check out our Guide to New York City on a Budget.

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Reviews for this service are excellent on both TripAdvisor and Get Your Guide (read the reviews).

Several reviewers mentioned their tour guides by name, indicating that they were very helpful and informative.

Guests were especially pleased to note that their guide typically answered any and every question they might have had.

Some visitors actually appreciated the length of this trip, as it didn't take them all day to explore the Village.

This trek was especially popular among couples, families, and friends.

  • $35 for Adults | Free for Children (13 & Under)
  • 2 hours
  • Daily @1:30 pm (13:30)
  • Click here to get your tickets.

TIP: If you are considering either the New York Pass or the Sightseeing Pass, please note that this tour is included for free with the purchase of either pass.

Social Justice Tours

This company offers two tours of Greenwich Village: A Women’s History of the Village and A Gay History of the Village. Find our more here.


As if the history of this neighborhood weren't weird enough, there are actually quite a few reported supernatural hot spots in the area as well.

Given all of the history of the Village, it shouldn't be too shocking to discover that there are also several disturbing stories to learn about.

Uncover the spooky legends surrounding this area with the help of a fun and informative ghost tour.

Expect each trek to run for about 2 hours with an average price of $35-$40 per ticket, unless you take our pay-what-you-like options.

Be sure to check out our other ghost tours in NYC.

Free Tours By Foot

In addition to our daytime tours of the Village, we also provide a few night tours which delve into the spooky history of this neighborhood.

Our main Greenwich Village Ghost tour includes stops at Mark Twain's House of Horrors, Aaron Burr's Haunted Carriage House and The White Horse Tavern.

Alternatively, you can also check out our Dark Side of High Line tour which features locations and subjects such as the Titanic, the Chelsea Hotel, and Death Avenue.

Each of these trips is pay-what-you-wish.

Greenwich Village Ghost Tour

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Availability: @7pm Saturdays (mid-March through mid-November)
  • Reservation required

Dark Side of High Line Tour

  • Duration: 1 ½ hours
  • Availability: As a private tour only (year round).
  • Reservation required

When it comes to our ghost tours, most reviewers on TripAdvisor have left exceedingly positive comments.

A majority of guests were very pleased with the amount of information they received from their tour guides, suggesting that they had an interesting story to tell for every stop on the journey.

Top Dog Tours

This tour company also offers a ghost tour through Greenwich Village, revealing several dark and disturbing tales which may or may not have ties to the supernatural.

Visit what is often reported to be the most haunted house in Manhattan after seeing the hanging tree and learning about the origin of its name.

Ticket costs are affordable and the duration of this trip is more than reasonable.

  • $35 for Adults | $26 for Children | Infants tour for free with parents
  • 2 hours
  • Daily at 8 pm (20:00)
  • Click here to get your tickets.

Reviews for this particular trip are quite excellent, with most guests giving it a 5-star rating on both TripAdvisor and Get Your Guide (read the reviews).


If you're looking for a more personalized trip around Greenwich Village, this will probably be your best bet.

Depending on how many guests you bring along, you might even find yourself paying less for this experience than you would for one of the options above!

Reviews for our private tours are very positive, with an overwhelming majority of customers giving us a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor.

  • Ticket Price: $275 for up to 2 ½ hours for groups up to 9 people, $400 for groups of 10 to 20 | $450/$550 for up to 6 hours
  • Availability: Whenever you wish
  • Click here for more information.

About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: April 14th, 2024
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