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Meet your guide and start your rock ‘n’ roll walking tour in Manhattan’s historic Lower East Side (or Greenwich Village if you selected that option at checkout). As you walk, you learn where rock, punk, and glam legends played gigs, lived, shopped, and shot album art.

During this tour, your guide walks you through music history. See where Andy Warhol, Madonna, Joey Ramone, and Iggy Pop once lived. Check out St. Mark’s Hotel and the iconic punk rock clothing shop Trash and Vaudeville. Pay tribute to the birthplace of New York City’s rock, punk, and folk music scenes at CBGB.

Many of these East Village locations have changed, with some, such as the Fillmore East, only being in existence for a short time, but their storied history remains. Your guide brings NYC to life as you walk the streets.

The tour ends at the original departure point.

Locations visited
Greenwich Village
Lower East Side
Rock Junket
Overview

This walking tour of New York City’s East Village was created with music lovers and pop culture junkies in mind. Learn the history of NYC rock, punk, and glam from your guide as you stroll the neighborhood’s storied streets. Visit spots that shaped rock culture and where bands such as the Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop, the Ramones, the New York Dolls played, lived and wrote.

Highlights
  • Experience New York City’s rock 'n' roll history on a walking tour
  • Visit landmark locations such as CBGB and the former homes of musicians
  • Learn about the East Village rock, punk, and glam scenes from your guide
  • Get insider tips on where to go and what to do in Lower Manhattan
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Don’t book this through Viator which is a trip advisor company!

No idea what the tour was like. Biggest waste of money. I booked and paid for tour through Viator, a trip advisor company. Only when printing details of trip the day before do I see that it is still necessary ( despite having booked and...More

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Bobby P, Owner at Rock Junket, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi boggle62 we're sorry to hear about your experience. How could you not know what the tour was like? It's a "Rock n' Tour" and we offer a description of each tour and there are many reviews posted by very satisfied customers. Our website www.rockjunket.com...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A great stroll down memory lane

This was an enjoyable and fun tour of some iconic music sites in the East Village. Our guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable and we saw things we wouldn't have known about without his guidance. The tour covers a broad range of music from jazz...More

Thank Jeffdee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hot fun in the summertime!

We did this tour a few weeks ago. Our guide was really knowledgeable and fun, lots of hidden facts and stories right at his fingertips. We had tons of fun puzzling out rock trivia questions, and since we're older, we did pretty well. We're from...More

Thank Marla1904
Reviewed 10 August 2018
Best Tour in NYC

My husband and I took the east village tour and loved every minute of it. Our guide "Bobby Pinn" was extremely informative about the area and sights seen there. It brought back many memories of the good old days of rock and roll along with...More

Thank mariannetramontana
Reviewed 28 June 2018
Great introduction to musical history of Manhattan's East Village

As soon as this tour started I knew it was a good choice as Bobby showed and talked us through the impressive musical heritage of this part of the city. And he should know, as he was there at the time! Make sure you buy...More

Thank ShazyD
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