New York City Original Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour

activities / History & culture

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New York City Original Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour information and booking

from
$35
Duration
2 hours
Departs from
Either the East Village or Greenwich depending on option chosen at time of booking
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 2 hours after the departure time
Time of departure
11am or 1pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

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!

What's included

  • 2-hour walking tour

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off