Travel across four continents as you taste your way along some of the most diverse streets of NYC in Astoria, Queens.
- Susan Birnbaum is a native New Yorker and travel consultant
- Try a smorgasbord of ethnic specialties, ending at the Bohemian Beer Hall
- Learn fun facts about the neighborhood at several historic stops
Named for one of the richest men in city history, Astoria today is a living monument to the rich cultures of its immigrant population As you explore its restaurants, cafes and food shops, partake in an international feast of four continents. Try Middle Eastern pastry, Italian gelato, Greek spanakopita, Colombian sweetbread and Brazilian, Chilean and Asian specialties. As you nosh and walk, learn the history of the neighborhood as a cultural and historic mecca.
Susan Birnbaum believes that NYC is the most exciting city in the world, where adventures await at every turn. After leaving social work to become a full-time travel consultant, Susan combined her passion and people skills to create one-of-a-kind local adventures. When walking the streets with Susan, expect to discover the beauty amidst the hustle and bustle and find the little known treasures that make New York unique—all from her New Yorker's view of the city.
Meet the Host
After many years of working with people as a social worker, Susan Birnbaum reinvented herself and redirected her people skills to become a New York City travel consultant and licensed sightseeing guide. She now has the opportunity to do her favorite things—meet new people, both natives and...More about this host
Alice BahlkeWe had such a wonderful trip "around the world" with Susan! She is a very knowledgable, fun, and a wonderful hostess. Although we live in the neighborhood, we still learned tips and tidbits, tried new places, and now have a much better grasp of our options in the area. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for a delicious day trip who doesn't mind a bit of walking.
Elizabeth SmithThe tour is completely enjoyable and exceeded my expectations. The diversity and delicious-ness of the food sampled and markets and eateries visited was outstanding. Susan, the guide, is very convivial and engaging with a great "New York" style and shares a lot of information about the history of the area which adds to the experience.