Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are some of our frequently asked questions. If you have questions or concerns that we did not address, please feel free to contact us.

  • How will we get to Brooklyn?
  • Transportation to Brooklyn via climate-controlled coach is included in the price of this tour. You’ll be met by your guide in Greenwich Village and then will be escorted to Brooklyn. Along the way, you’ll be passing through some historic areas of lower Manhattan before crossing the Williamsburg Bridge into Brooklyn.

  • What is the maximum number of people on each tour?
  • The tour is limited to 23 people.

  • Is this also a walking tour?
  • Yes, although we do spend the majority of the time traveling to Brooklyn by vehicle, you will be walking through some of the great areas described in the tour.

  • Is there food and drink served on the tour?
  • Yes. We’ll be sampling delicious food from various establishments on the tour. A bottle of spring water is provided to every guest at the start of the tour.

  • Is the price of all the food included in my ticket purchase?
  • Yes. The price includes all the delicious food tastings that you’ll be eating on the tour with the exception of alcohol and soft drinks.

  • How much food is served on the tour?
  • There are plenty of stops for tastings on the tour. For most people, there is enough food that you’ll likely be satiated until dinner.

  • Are there vegetarian options on the tour?
  • Yes. There are only a few tastings that involve meat on the tour, however vegetarian options are available with advance notice and are just as delicious. (Please specify any food restrictions when booking)

  • Is this also considered a sightseeing tour of Brooklyn?
  • Without a doubt! We cover many different and unique neighborhoods of Brooklyn and there will be great photo opportunities as well. Be sure to bring your camera for our photo contest! The tour is fully narrated by your guide, who will discuss the history, culture, architecture, entertainment offerings, and of course off-the-beaten-path food establishments.

  • Are there kosher options on the tour?
  • Unfortunately not, however our vegetarian options may suffice. (Please indicate when booking)

  • Are gift certificates available for the tour?
  • Absolutely! Gift certificates are available and they make perfect gifts for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion!

  • Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? Can I pay cash?
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance, and tours often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express. Cash is not accepted.

  • What type of vehicle will be used on the tour?
  • Normally a 23-seat coach, but depending on the number of people attending the tour on that day an alternative vehicle may be used.

  • Are your vehicles air-conditioned?
  • Yes! All of the vehicles used for our tours have air-conditioning for the summer months and heating for the winter months.

  • Does this tour have anything to offer a native New Yorker?
  • Definitely! Many of our attendees live right here in New York City! Locals often attend to learn about the neighborhoods and the city in which they live. We mainly stay off the beaten path, and thus avoiding crowds of tourists.

  • Do you run the tour rain or shine?
  • Yes, the tour runs regardless of weather. Although we spend a good amount of time in the tour vehicle, we do make several stops. Please dress appropriately for the weather so you are comfortable inside and out.

  • Can I bring wine, beer, or other alcoholic beverages on the bus?
  • No. It is against New York State law to consume alcohol on a bus. Some of the restaurants we visit do have alcoholic beverages for sale, so please be sure to bring sufficient cash and a valid ID.

  • Are the tours conducted in English only?
  • Yes. However, since the tour is mostly visual, the tour can work wonderfully even if you have only a basic understanding of English.

  • Is there assigned seating on the bus?
  • There is no assigned seating on the bus – it’s first come, first serve.

  • Where does the tour begin?
  • It starts in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village (The Cornelia St. Café – 29 Cornelia St.) where you’ll be met by your guide. Greenwich Village is easily reached by taxi or subway. Exact meeting location details, including a map and subway directions, will be provided to you immediately upon purchasing your e-ticket.

  • How long is the tour?
  • The tour is approximately 4.5 hours long, but it can run a bit longer or shorter, depending on traffic.

  • Where does the tour end?
  • The tour ends at the original meeting location, in Greenwich Village. Alternatively, you may choose to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge after the last stop on the Brooklyn side.

  • Can I bring my pet?
  • No. Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Are tour guide gratuities included in the price?
  • Gratuities are not included in the cost of our tours. A standard gratuity for a tour guide in New York City is 15% to 20% of the tour price. Gratuities are gratefully accepted.

  • Do you offer discounts for travel agents?
  • The standard travel agent discount is 10%. This discount is valid for travel agents who will be attending the tour, and requires the agent to provide advance notice and a business card at the start of the tour.

  • Can I bring luggage?
  • Yes. We have a limited amount of luggage space available on our vehicles. Please let us know in advance if you will be bringing luggage on the tour.

  • Are there child tickets?
  • No. All tickets are full price.

  • Is the tour wheelchair and/or stroller accessible?
  • There is storage space for either strollers or folding wheelchairs, however the vehicles are not wheelchair accessible.