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“Fascinating 3 Hour Architectural Tour - MUST SEE!”

Better Adventures Tours
Ranked #222 of 707 Tours in New York City
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Owner description: There's no better way to see a city than with Better Adventures. Go on an urban adventure with a guide who will change the way you see NYC. Learn fascinating stories about the streets you walk through and learn the fun facts about landmarks that people often have no idea about. With friendly guides showing you a city they're passionate about this is a fun way to see NYC for locals or tourists.
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Over New Years 2013, Geovanni provided an exceptional "architectural" tour for my boyfriend and I through lower, mid and upper Manhattan as well as sections of Harlem. Geovanni ensured we travelled in style and provided us with a luxury town car and a well humoured driver. Our guide possessed a stack of local knowledge and over the course of 3 hours we discovered numerous photo taking vantage points - photos we will later use to decorate the apartment in Toronto. A few of the architectural highlights included the old Ghostbusters firehall, the Royal Tenenbaum's house in Harlem and the majesty of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. While touring the cathedral, the late afternoon sun touched the stain glass in the most magnificent way, spraying mauve hue across the interior. Geovanni had obviously done his research and we appreciated seeing hidden gems packed with fascinating stories. This was my 3rd year touring with Geovanni and we're already planning our 4th expedition with him again in the coming months. HIGHLY recommend!

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

took this walking tour on a very cold night, and it was great! tour guide was very informative & interesting. Just booked another one for Chinatown. We are new yorkers, and found it very interesting.

Thank Kathyneub
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

BE AWARE apparently this company doesn't exist anymore!!!

Worst company ever! I had a paid reservation for the Central Park Tour and the tour guide never showed up. Waisted half day trying to solve this matter with no success. We arrived half hour prior the tour and waited there for more than an hour after the scheduled time and the tour guide never showed up. I called the company several times but the answer machine answered every time. After waiting a long time we went to the company office on 5th street but the building was closed so we couldn't get in. I sent an email explaining the situation and it's been 3 weeks since we left NYC and still no answer.

4  Thank JA3100
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

On vacation trips we have always arranged for a walking tour of cities that we visited. We have found that it is a great way to appreciate, and get a better understanding, of neighborhoods that one cannot get from a tour bus-or trying to do it on our own. We thought that it might be fun to do a walking trip in New York, even though we have lived near there most of our lives. I can say that this was better than any of the others that preceded it.
Our tour was of lower Manhattan and Chinatown. Our guide, Geovanni Rey knew, and pointed out, so many interesting things that I never would have noticed, that the 2 1/2 tour was over before we knew it. A note about Geovanni: One cannot conduct a tour like this unless the guide truly loves his work. What an outstanding individual. We asked if he conducts tours elsewhere in the city. As he does, we obtained his business card and fully intend to be in touch.

Thank BS0407
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Of course you do. Your tour guide, Geovanni will surprise you with some of NYC's finest ethnic foods as he walks you through the history of an area in Manhattan made famous by the the movie, "Gangs of New York". Let him take you back in time to see how radically different NYC was once upon a time.

Thank Chaszy
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