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Review for Big Apple Greeter, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

On January 5, 2011, I had a literal "private" tour with a fine greeter with Big Apple Greeters. I was in NYC with my husband (who was on business), and though I had been to NYC many times previously, there are still so many areas of the city which I haven't experienced. Hence, signing up for a tour with Big Apple Greeters. Since it was only myself in our tour, my greeter met me in the lobby of my hotel, and we had a wonderful day walking (and walking and walking!), first across the Brooklyn Bridge (where I learned so much about the history of the building of the bridge itself), then into Brooklyn itself. We spent a little time in the area nearest the bridges, looking at the architecture, and taking photos from the Promanade, which gives marvelous views of the entire Manhattan skyline. We walked back across the East River via the Manhattan Bridge, and I learned more history of the area as we walked and talked. The Manhattan Bridge comes into Chinatown, so we walked through there, eating lunch at a popular noodle shop in Chinatown. My guide even took me to a specialty fish store in Chinatown (after he learned I volunteer at an aquarium in FL), where specialty koi and ornamental carp are sold, which was most interesting. After a tour of Little Italy, we ended up on the Lower East Side, concluding our tour. What a fun day it was, and with Big Apple Greeters, one ends up not only learning so much about New York City, but making a new friend (in your greeter) as well!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the knowledge I received during my tour, as well as the basic learning experience during my tour with a Big Apple Greeter

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing at all! I was entirely pleased with my experience. My tour and the tour guide were fabulous and very educational.

Role:  Client Served & I received a personalized walking tour of parts of Brooklyn, Chinatown, Little Italy and the Lower East Side, from a Big Apple Greeter tour guide.