• Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Take a walk on New York's wild side to the sites where famous and infamous musicians played, lived and shopped. Ever wondered where the Ramones, Television and Blondie called home in New York City? Where Led Zeppelin, the Doors, the Animals and the Who would play until the wee hours of the morning? The Original Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour will help you answer these questions and many more as you stroll the streets of the Big Apple.
New York City's Lower East Side introduced new music, fashion and a way of life to the world. Now you can find out exactly what went down in the East Village during the years of rock, punk and glam. Check out sites like Joey Ramone's NYC pad, the St. Marks Hotel, Iggy Pop's former residence, Andy Warhol's Electric Circus, Madonna's first NYC apartment and much more. You'll hear stories of the New York Dolls, CBGBs, Velvet Underground, Fillmore East and Led Zeppelin. Visit the sites where famous album covers were shot, and be entertained by stories of rock 'n' roll mischief and debauchery.

Not only will you get the inside scoop on the rich musical history of this historic Lower East Side, you'll also get tips from an experienced New Yorker on the best places to eat, drink and shop.

This fascinating tour has been featured in VH1, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Rolling Stone, the New York Times and the New York Post!

NEW! Greenwich Village Walking Tour!

This 2-hour walking tour will take you to the historic Greenwich Village sites where the creative, the rebellious, the Beats, the musicians and Bohemian played, hung out, and lived during the 1960s in New York, including Café Wha and Gerdes Folk City. A must for folk movement fans worldwide, this tour retraces the steps of the musicians and locales of the neighborhood that put the Village on map in the 1960s.

Stroll the beautiful streets of NYC's Greenwich Village and discover the history and culture of the charming area that inspired the legendary musicians, such as Jimi Hendrix, Woody Guthrie, and The Animals, to write much of their epic material. You will see Scrap Bar, as well as Gas Light, Bitter End, and many other famous sites. Come and explore the neighborhood where the beat movement was born!

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Either the East Village or Greenwich depending on option chosen at time of booking
Departure Time:
11am or 1pm
2 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 2 hours after the departure time

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Rock 'n' Roll Tour, 11am
Code: ROCK

2-hour walking tour of rock 'n roll sites of the East Village in New York City, departing at 11am

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Rock 'n' Roll Tour, 1pm
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2-hour walking tour of rock 'n roll sites of the East Village in New York City, departing at 1pm

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Greenwich Village Rock Tour
Code: GWVR

2-hour walking tour retracing the steps of the musicians and locales of the Greenwich neighborhood in New York City, departing at 11am

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New York City Original Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour

New York City Original Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour

  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as there is a moderate amount of walking on this tour
  • Wheelchairs and strollers are permitted. Please keep in mind that the area can be congested with traffic, so smaller strollers are recommended, if possible
  • Tour is run rain or shine. In the unlikely event that the tour is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be given the opportunity to reschedule your tour
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Please advise phone number upon booking in the event of changes to the tour
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Colin M, December 2016

Highly recommend the Rock 'n' Roll walking tour,of the East Village,Bobby Pinn was very knowledgable taking us to some iconic sites with some great stories.

Reviewed by: Christopher G, October 2016

Fantastic! Many thanks to Larry who really brought the Village to life and gave the three of us an unforgettable experience. Fans of Bob Dylan in particular will enjoy this tour as Larry's knowledge is encyclopedic and he is a gifted raconteur as you weave through the streets of Greenwich. Standing right where the cover photo for Freewheeling was shot will stay with me for a long time!
If you have a couple of hours to spend on a Sunday morning and you enjoy the music of the 60s this is a tour you should certainly consider. Recommended!