Tour guide education is an on-going process. We can’t just write the tour script, hand it to a new tour guide, and force them to memorize it. That’s not how you get great tours. As often as possible, we take our tour guides out into the neighborhood to meet the chefs, eat the food, and learn more about the culture and history. It’s also a great way for the tour guides to spend time together and get to know each other, since most of their time is otherwise spent giving tours.

Last week, we went on a private Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl tour to learn even more about the neighborhood. The pub crawlers included tour guides from our Greenwich Village food tour and our Central Village/SoHo food tour, as well as owner Todd and Director of Operations Amy.