Julia R.

5.00(9) reviews

Available Areas

New York (Living)



English (Native), French


Response Time

2 hours on average


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About Tour Guide Julia R.

Hello! Welcome to my page and hopefully soon, New York!

I am a born and bred NY Native, having grown up in Manhattan on the Upper West Side. The city, its people, food, neighborhoods, rich diverse history, cutting edge innovation, storied nightlife and world-renowned cultural treasures were my playground and classroom; and I am so grateful to have had this teacher. After University, I lived for three years in London and Paris - and then returned to my home town where I have been enjoying my work in Tourism and Hospitality ever since.

I’ve been a professional guide for many years working for companies like Tui, Globus and Disney. I have lead groups, both large and small, that include students, adults, business professionals, and retirees from the U.S. and abroad. I love taking guests around my beautiful city, and re-discovering its majesty and wonder with visitors - this is truly a privilege.

I excel at private tours and in sharing the magical experiences that can only be found in this dynamic and daunting city. Together, we will unlock it's secrets and discover why NYC, the star of so many memorable movies and novels, is such a beloved, romantic and exciting city.

What do I do in my spare time? I write, act, garden and hike. I teach kids financial literacy in an after school enrichment program. I walk my wonderful dog in Brooklyn Bridge Park and I take advantage of the world-class museums and restaurants this great city has to offer.

If you wish, I would be happy to work together and plan your perfect itinerary with a customized experience - or you may choose from one or more of my predesignated tour options.


I can also guide regionally (Boston, Washington DC, Hamptons, Hudson Valley) if you pay my transportation fee.


Best of New York Highlights Tour - with private car & driver

New York
3 hours

No matter how much time you have to visit New York, from a few days to a few hours, the number one "must-do" is taking in the spectacular highlights of the Big Apple. In this tour, we will see the top sites from Central Park to the glittering shops along Fifth Ave, through Rockefeller Center and Times Square, taking in Grand Central Terminal, Empire State Building & more. Time permitting: SoHo, Wall Street, The Statue of Liberty - all in luxury, safety and comfort from your private vehicle.

FROM$950/ per group

Best of New York Highlights Tour - on foot & subway

New York
4 hours

No matter how much time you have to visit New York, from a few days to a few hours, the number one "must-do" is taking in the spectacular highlights of the Big Apple. In this 4+ hour tour, we will see many of the top sites from Central Park to the glittering shops along Fifth Ave, through Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, Empire State Building, SoHo, Wall Street, Statue of Liberty and more - and we can do the whole thing like a local does - by walking & taking the Subway!

FROM$450/ per group

Wall Street and 9/11 Memorial Tour (FiDi / WTC)

New York
2 hours 30 min

Money, money, money! Feel the power as you walk the streets of the world's financial epicenter, and hear the stories of intrigue, influence and independence! New York's financial district, Wall Street, is not just home to the most powerful economic players in the world, it is the birthplace of our city - and in many ways - our nation. In this tour we focus on finance - how Wall Street works, who the players are past and present, important events that occurred here and what may the future hold?

FROM$325/ per group

Central Park on Foot - nature & culture walking tour

New York
2 hours 30 min

Is Central Park the most beautiful park in the city? It is surely a vast and verdant oasis in the center of an urban jungle - filled with the most interesting natives, who are doing the most amazing things! Come discover the history & culture of New York's "back yard" as we explore some of Central Park's 843 acres of winding trails, bridges, ponds, lakes, classical features and woodlands. Along the way we'll see spots from your favorite movies, hear lovely music, and see famous landmarks.

FROM$350/ per group

Statue of Liberty and Empire State VIP/Express - in One Day!

New York
7 hours

Do you want to see the world famous Statue of Liberty AND go to the top of the iconic Empire State Building all in the same day!! Then this is the tour for you! Let your private guide whisk you through the city on this incredible whirlwind tour of tow of NYC's most recognizable highlights!!

FROM$350/ per person

Secrets of the Statue of Liberty Private Tour + Tickets

New York
5 hours

Visit the world renowned Statue of Liberty with an expert, private guide who will take care of all the details of your visit. Enjoy VIP treatment as you learn about and experience everything you ever wanted to know regarding the famous Lady Liberty. The actual visit will be tailored to your needs and wants - no need to join a big group and be herded about like cattle. This private experience will allow you to "skip the line", relax and enjoy yourself - every detail will be seen to in advance.

FROM$275/ per person



Eleanor C.

Feb 5, 2023

An excellent time!

We had a great time with Julia! Her tour was fun, lively, informative and we really felt the benefit of being shown round Central Park by a local.

Julia R.

Thank you, Elly! It was a pleasure spending the morning with you both. I am honored you included me in your New York City itinerary. All the best! Julia


Lori E.

Nov 19, 2022

So glad we booked the private tour with Julia

Planning a trip to NYC is no easy task. But planning our NYC private tour with Julia and a driver was the easiest and best decision we made. We saw so much in 4 hours and Julia and our driver were very accommodating with having some of our party with limited mobility. That didn’t slow us down and we learned a lot about the city has we saw it. Julia is incredibly personable, patient, and knowledgeable. You’ll have a wonderful time with her has you tour NYC. NYC was a trip filled with lots of memories, thanks to Julia and our driver.


Kristin V.

Jul 4, 2022

Highly Recommend!

I cannot recommend Julia enough. I booked a VIP tour for my 2 elderly Aunts so that they would have a tour guide all to themselves who could go at their pace, rest when needed, snack when needed, and lead them from point A to point B. They both had so much fun with Julia. She was the perfect fit and was so knowledgeable. My Aunts were very pleased and would recommend her to anyone.

Julia R.

Dear Kristin, Thank you for your glowing review. Your Aunties were delightful and I was honored & grateful to help them find your grandfather’s name of The Wall of Honor. It was a fun day and I’m so glad to hear they were well satisfied! All the best, Julia


Priya K.

Jul 2, 2022

A great experience

We had a Downtown tour with Julia and she was fantastic. Julia was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and the buildings, kept us all entertained with back stories and interesting tales and also had lively conversations about current affairs. She had a friendly attitude and was patient to take many photos. Highly recommend!

Julia R.

Thank you, Priya! Happy Birthday - it was lovely to spend the morning with you and your fascinating friends.