Lonely Planet Experiences Private LGBTQ+ History, Neighborhood and Pub Tour of Greenwich Village

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • minimum participants 4
  • age requirement 21+ yrs
  • age_requirement 21+ yrs
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  • Starts New York, USA
  • Ends New York, USA
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Drink at the oldest gay bar in NYC and sing with the locals at a café where many Broadway stars go to croon at the piano
  • Visit the location where ‘the shot glass that was heard around the world’ was thrown: Stonewall Inn, the gay bar that launched the civil rights movement for LGBTQ+ people back in 1969
  • Celebrate gay history at Big Gay Ice Cream; a fancy cone is included in your tour!
  • Tour the iconic West Village where celebrities, writers, provocateurs and social justice warriors used to call home (and see where they used to live and work)
The Lonely Planet Experiences Private LGBTQ+ History, Neighborhood and Pub Tour of Greenwich Village tour starts and ends in New York. The Lonely Planet Experiences Private LGBTQ+ History, Neighborhood and Pub Tour of Greenwich Village is a city sightseeing tour that takes 3 hours.

Explore the famous LGBTQ+ history of Greenwich Village with a local NYC guide by your side. See Stonewall Inn, the place where the gay rights movement kicked off in 1969, enjoy a drink in the city’s oldest known gay bar and grab an ice-cream covered in rainbow sprinkles at the city’s sauciest ice-cream parlor!
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers. 
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“Eric was the best! I took two tours and both were fantastic. Eric shares his love of San Jose and the local life. He is incredibly knowledgeable of the history and the local culture. He is happy to answer any question.”
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“Our tour guide was great. He had a deep knowledge of the city, showed us the historic sites and buildings in a thoughtful way, and gave us an insider's view of this wonderful city.”
ITINERARY

Your private LGBTQ+ NYC adventure begins in Washington Square. After we get the formal introductions out of the way we’ll head to our first stop of the day - Gay Street where you’ll learn the history of this former stable alley (hint: the street name has nothing to do with the gay rights’ movement) and see where various gay liberators lived in the area north of Washington Square Park.  

NYC’s oldest gay bar, Julius’, is next on our LGBTQ+ agenda, pull up a stool and soak in the atmosphere and drink in the ‘love is love is love…’   

Then we’ll take a sobering look at the NYC Aids Memorial to honor our sisters, brothers and others who we miss and will never forget.   

Next up is Christopher Street – arguably the most important thoroughfare in the West Village, where we’ll pass by iconic shops (the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop, Stonewall Inn) and the Stonewall National Monument, the country’s first (and, so far, only) National Monument to celebrate LGBTQ+ people and their achievements.   

You scream, I scream… it’s time for Big Gay Ice Cream! Our next stop involves a custom cone ice-cream from NYC’s iconic sweet shop founded by two gay entrepreneurs with a sweet tooth!   

Your private walking tour then goes past some of the major institutions (Cherry Street Theater! Chumley’s!) that have defined the West Village over the past half-century.   

Our LGBTQ+ adventure ends at our favorite piano bar, where you never know who you might spot belting out a Broadway Lullaby. Join in, sing out, celebrate! It’s Gay New York!  

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Guide
  • English-speaking guide
Others
  • One drink at an iconic gay bar
  • Ice-cream cone
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Additional food and drinks
  • souvenirs and personal shopping
  • tips/gratuities for your guide
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CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this Lonely Planet Experiences Private LGBTQ+ History, Neighborhood and Pub Tour of Greenwich Village tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.

Payment

For any tour departures within 18 January 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 January 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Lonely Planet Experiences Private LGBTQ+ History, Neighborhood and Pub Tour of Greenwich Village tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Lonely Planet Experiences Private LGBTQ+ History, Neighborhood and Pub Tour of Greenwich Village tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Washington Square Arch in Washington Square, NYC

Meeting end point :

Marie’s Crisis Café, 59 Grove Street

Lonely Planet extras
  • Free access to the Lonely Planet mobile app for one year
  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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