Dream Queens Greenwich Village Tour

Explore the Village During this Truly Unique New York City Tour

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Decadence, deviance and a Drag Queen are all in store during this two and a half hour Greenwich and West Village Walking Tour of Manhattan. This unique experience gift is the most fun you can have on a Sunday afternoon with your clothes on! 

Part comedy show, part pub crawl, part walking tour rolled into one, the fun begins when you meet your Dream Queen Guide, Glace Chance, at one of New York's oldest continuously running gay bars. After enjoying a cocktail or two, you will head out with the rest of the group. Throughout the tour, you will learn about the 200 year history and culture of this iconic New York neighborhood, making a few stops along the way. From Lily Law to Duane Reade, you will hear about the personalities that have shaped the Village.

Once described as a mash up of “This American Life” with “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” there is never a dull moment during this afternoon adventure. So whether you are visiting the Big Apple for the first time or you call yourself a New Yorker, this Dream Queens Tour is one of the best ways to spend a Sunday and makes a truly unique gift.

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  • New York, New York

Who Is Included hide

The Dream Queens Greenwich Village Tour Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant, unless additional participants are added onto the certificate. There will be up to 16 participants in total on the tour.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests or spectators.

When It Is Offered hide

The Dream Queen Tours are offered Sunday afternoons year-round, subject to availability. The Village Walking Tours typically begin at 3:30 PM.

How Long Is It hide

The Dream Queen Walking Tours are 2½ hours in duration. There are multiple stops throughout the tour.

Weather hide

The New York City Tours take place rain or shine.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably according to the weather, walking shoes and layers are recommended for this Village Tour.

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Participation is limited to individuals 21 years of age or older. Restrooms are available during the tour. Food and beverages are not included in the price of the tour, but participants are encouraged to bring additional spending money as there will be stops to purchase food, beverages and souvenirs along the tour. Participants are also encouraged to show up 15 minutes early for a pre-tour drink to get to know the group.

Gratuities are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the event.


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All changes to reservations for the Dream Queens Greenwich Village Tour Experience require ten (10) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

drag-6During my years of employment at Experience Days, I’ve been lucky enough to take part in a wide variety of activities that range from bungee jumping to fire eating and everything in between. Although each of these experiences have been memorable in their own way, few have stuck with me so emotionally as the Dream Queens Greenwich Village Tour with Dream Queen Tours. Lead by the wonderfully flamboyant Glace Chase, we gathered on a cold Sunday afternoon for several hours of drinking, laughing, and the occasional tear as we were taken on a journey through America’s LGBT history.

drag-1The tour started at Julius’ bar in West Village, the oldest gay bar in the city. There were only ten of us taking part, so there was a great intimate vibe that complemented the style of the tour perfectly. The idea of the Drag Queen Tour is to combine sightseeing with historical anecdotes and a few drinks along the way, made all the more enjoyable by Glace’s witty and over-the-top commentary as we walked. Glace herself was the epitome of Drag Queen extravagance, with bright make-up, wild hair and sky-high heels that had to be swapped for more sensible shoes about halfway through the tour. Every few blocks she’d stop a passer-by for a chat, so there was a lot of improvisation and off-the-cuff humor to keep us entertained between points of interest and bars. I was even tasked with handing out flyers to these passers-by to spread the word!

drag-2Glace took us on a journey through the history of the LGBT community in New York and America as a whole, and even though the jokes and sarcasm never ended, we still left with an overwhelming understanding of how difficult it was for transgender people to be themselves in such a divided environment. We theatrically crept passed Lilly Laws’s house, toasted margaritas at La Loteria bar, and held hands to remember those who had died in the battle against AIDS that was so widely ignored by the US Government. We finished the tour at the famous Stonewall Inn, where in 1969 a raid on the bar caused thousands of people to gather and riot against police treatment of LGBT people, sparking the gay rights movement.

drag-3That’s where the tour ended, but we all headed over to Monster Bar to continue chatting and drinking and discussing how we were going to change the world. This may sound dramatic, but with the current political climate and the emotional stories we’d heard, it was great to feel so revolutionary and united like a little tour family. Can’t thank Glace enough for inviting us on such an incredible tour, and I’d highly recommend it to anyone visiting the city, whether you’re part of the LGBT community or just a supporter!



If you’re looking for a NYC sightseeing tour with a difference, then look no further than this Dream Queens Greenwich Village Tour. The tour is run by the fabulously flamboyant Glace Chase as your personal Dream Queen Guide. This tour is a mash up of comedy, drinking, pub crawling and sightseeing, all rolled into one exceptional experience. We’ve caught up with Glace to find out a little bit more about the tour…

Q:  Please can you tell us how it all began for Dream Queen Tours?

A: My sister came to visit and wanted to do the Empire State.

My sister came to visit me two years ago but I find mainstream tourist attractions (aka the Empire State) and the crowds totally overwhelming so I made a deal with her: I’d go with her if I was in full drag. I did a gig and my friend had family visiting from Mexico who thought this was a hoot so we all trekked up the Empire State at 1130pm and it was a hoot! People running up to take our piccy! And it gave me an idea: A drag queen tour guide? What a no brainer! And voila: a Draq Queen Entrapanoor immaculately concepted!

Q: It certainly looks an interesting experience! What can customers expect when they take part in the tour?

A: Gonhoerrea? Definitely gonhoerrea! Lol maybe not but two patrons did go home together once. Listen I think the best thing is the street interactions which are totally improvised and change from week to week – who knows who we’ll run into. I’ve been compared to Billy on the Street by way of Drunk History which I find totally offensive because I’ve been a drunk and obnoxious for YEARS!!


Q: Who is the experience best suited to?

A: It’s a really mixed bag tbh. Anyone with an open mind and open heart. I love people with open wallets especially. Basically anyone interested in some intrepid off road city touring- and those wanting to do something TRULY unique. Also- you know- you should be ok with a drag queen. And sex. But who isn’t these days.

Q: What would you say is the best part of the experience you offer?

The cheap drinks that we find along the way. I have a rule – if I can’t afford it neither can you! So I try and find places that offer cheap drinks! And you know- the thing people often say they love the most – is that it’s very moving. People often cry in some bits. Everyone knows coming in that it’ll be funny – what people aren’t expecting is that they’d be so touched. That means a lot.

Q: Are there any funny customer or drag queen anecdotes you can share with us?

A: My personal favorite was one day I had a strike of inspiration and started asking passers by if they’d ever been arrested. One woman – late 30s, great blow out, cute partener looked at me wide eyed and said “Yes”. The bf looked at her in shock – she apologized to him and said she’d never told him. So I discovered that she’d been arrested for skinny dipping which didn’t seem so bad until I made her tell us that it was in a town fountain which was frankly- well- slutty! She spent the night in the lock up. As she left the bf was looking at her in a new way and I told the group we’d just witnessed the start of a break up – which you don’t get on every tour! Lol!


Q: What’s next for Dream Queen Tours? Any plans?

A: World domination!! Actually I’m developing a food tour which should be launched in a month or two. Fun!! And more comedy! I love comedy. And maybe a boyfriend. Who’s rich. And a top. If anyone knows of anyone please send em my way… GCxxx

Thanks Glace for taking part in our Expert Interview. We had a ‘hoot’ learning about the tour and are looking forward to adding your food tour in the near future! Evie from our team was lucky enough to take part in the tour and you can read her experience here.

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