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Rock Around the Block Tours

260 W 72nd St, New York City, NY 10023-2817
+1 212-877-7980
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Highlight of our trip!

Thank you Bob for sharing your knowledge, humour, insights and stories with us on our recent trip... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2012
Nanaimo, Canada
For Dylan fans and Hippies.

I was really looking forward to this tour, but after half an hour I knew we were on the wrong tour... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2012
Belfast, United Kingdom
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If you love rock and roll you'll love Rock Around the Block tours! Music business veteran and rock journalist Bob Sarlin offers three different walking tours about rock history in New York City - in Greenwich Village, in Times Square and on the Upper West Side. Bob offers unique insights based on his personal experience with such artists as Elvis, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Don't miss this unforgettable New York experience.
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23 Sep 2012
“Highlight of our trip!”
22 Sep 2012
“For Dylan fans and Hippies.”
260 W 72nd St, New York City, NY 10023-2817
Upper West Side
+1 212-877-7980

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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Thank you Bob for sharing your knowledge, humour, insights and stories with us on our recent trip to NYC during your Greenwich Village Tour. Even in the humidity and occassional downpour we had a truly wonderful time & will surely join you for another tour...More

Thank mtinbc1
Reviewed 23 September 2012

I was really looking forward to this tour, but after half an hour I knew we were on the wrong tour. Im 47 but this was stuff well before my time. If Bob Dylan is your thing you will enjoy this Village tour is near...More

Thank JenRobo6983
Reviewed 10 September 2012

My brother and I took an amazing tour with Bob! It was like walking around all day with a friend....EXCEPT that THIS guy (Bob) had been a manager on tour with Don Mclean, had Thanksgiving dinner with Janis Joplin, and had personal stories and experiences...More

Reviewed 8 September 2012

You don't have to be a native New Yorker to conduct city tours - but it sure helps! Bob Sarlin's enthusiasm and knowledge of the rock and roll legends that got their start on the Upper West Side truly come to life - especially when...More

Thank LIMoe
Reviewed 5 September 2012

WOW!!!!! Bob is Totally Amazing!!!! My wife Sheri and I on Saturday September 1st, spent an Absolutely Unforgettable day with Bob. We started in Greenwich Village and eneded near Central Park (many hours later I must add) and Bob was a walking time machine!! Bob...More

Thank Pete M
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Great time touring with Bob Sarlin yesterday. We took the upper west side tour and really enjoyed his music artifacts as relived by Bob. He is certainly entertaining and knowledgable, a walking book of really interesting music history. I recommend the tour for tourists and...More

Thank barbler
Reviewed 27 August 2012

I look Bob's Times Square tour and loved it! In addition to being a treasure trove of rock & roll history and personal stories, Bob is a genuinely nice man, and took the time to learn our names, where we were from and the music...More

Thank AudioVIdya
Reviewed 17 August 2012

I took Bob's Greenwich Village Tour. I love to read rock musician and music industry bios. So a lot of what Bob said on the tour I knew already. That did not take away from a really great tour that put what I had read...More

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 15 August 2012

I enjoyed the rock & roll tour on a nice summer day. Bob was impressive. His vast knowledge of the industry and love of the city shined thru in his story telling. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and recommend it highly. I think the walk...More

Thank chrissya444
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Growing up in a house where music was constantly being played, my music history education began young. However, Bob didn't just grow up listening to the music, he lived the music and throughout his life has seen and done things that will make any rock...More

Thank Avi B
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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