Iren G.

5.00(2) reviews
 

Available Areas

New York

 

Languages

English

 

Response Time

2 hours on average

 

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About

I fell in love with New York the moment I set foot here. It's been over 30 years now. I love this city so much that I became an NYC tour guide.

I enjoy showing people different faces of NYC - from the bustling city of skyscrapers to the quiet streets of out-of-the-tourists-way neighborhoods. I love telling stories of people who made New York what is it - the self-made millionaires, famous writers, daring architects, beautiful and powerful women. I can show you major landmarks as well as secret spots and cozy old bars where you can feel NYC history. I can take you to places where sounds of jazz rule the night and people swing-dance - a dance which was born in Harlem, NY, and had swept the world with its infectious joy.

I'm a licensed sightseeing guide with many years of experience. I'm truly fascinated with the unique history of New York City and love to share my passion for it. I've studied History of Art at Harvard Extension School (Cambridge, Mass) and New School (NYC) and took classes on NYC Architectural History at Cooper Union (NYC).

Tours

New York Must-See Places Tour

New York
7 hours

You cannot visit NYC without seeing the Brooklyn Bridge and it would be crazy to miss the Empire State Building... But there’s also Rockefeller Center, Statue of Liberty, the Grand Central, the Chrysler Building, the Flatiron, Wall Street, Times Square, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and so much more. Come with me and meet Manhattan! This tour covers the most important "must-see" places in New York and more!

FROM$520/ per group

Brooklyn Bridge and more - Financial District Tour

New York
3 hours

The very south tip of Manhattan Island boasts some of the best and most recognizable views in New York: one can see Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and the New York Harbor. This is the most historic area in New York - the city started here in the 17th century as a Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. This is a home to Wall Street with the world's most powerful financial institution - New York Stock Exchange. On this tour, we will walk through the history of New York and enjoy magnificent vistas

FROM$300/ per group

Fifth Avenue Walk and Live Jazz

New York
3 hours 30 min

The best that New York has to offer: amazing history, dizzying landmarks, and sounds of jazz! Join me for a walk along Fifth Ave - the name associated with wealth, glitz, and glamor. Fifth Ave, one of the best-known streets in the world, used to be lined with the finest homes of the wealthiest people -- a place of ambition, intrigue, scandal, and the most spectacular balls ever given. Along the walk, we'll see famous sites, learn their stories and finish the evening with jazz and cocktails.

FROM$350/ per group

Flatiron and Gramercy - History and Architecture Tour

New York
2 hours

Discover New York that tourists don't usually get to see. This tour starts in one of the oldest bars in New York that used to be a Prohibition-era speakeasy. We'll stroll around the Gramercy/Flatiron neighborhoods and see the only private park in Manhattan, beautiful 19th-century mansions, and iconic New York skyscrapers. I’ll share some of my favorite New York tales filled with daring, ambition, movie characters, love, murder, prohibition, and ladies' skirts.

FROM$220/ per group

Central Park and Gilded Age Mansions Walking Tour

New York
3 hours

We will meander through Central Park's romantic landscape and walk along the Mall — the only straight road in the park. We'll admire the Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and the Reservoir with its breathtaking views. We will stroll along the Museum Mile — a section of 5th Ave that hosts 11 museums, and will see spectacular Gilded Age mansions that once belonged to the wealthiest New York elites.

FROM$300/ per group

​Architectural Masterpieces of Manhattan

New York
3 hours

Manhattan's architectural landscape is incredibly eclectic. 19th century aesthetics demanded recreating the old-world look, giving birth to a variety of revival styles. The 20th century produced a completely new architectural vision - that of modernity, technical progress and practicality. We will look at some spectacular examples of Beaux-Arts such as the Grand Central Terminal, Gothic revival - St. Patrick's Cathedral, and, the glorious Art Deco masterpieces such as the magnificent Chrysler.

FROM$300/ per group

Reviews

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John G.

May 14, 2022

Like sightseeing with a good friend!

Iren was friendly, on-time, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, well-prepared, and just a joy to spend time with. By the end of our time with her we felt like we were seeing the city with a good friend. We had told her what we were interested in seeing, and she set it all up in a very logical order. We has such a good time with her.

Iren G.

Dear John and Elaine, thank you! It was a joy exploring the city with you, and - you took the words right out of my mouth - it did feel like spending time with friends. I'm very happy you had a good time in New York and hope you'll come back to visit again, there are just too many stories left to tell!

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Christie B.

Apr 10, 2022

Absolutely awesome!

Our tour with Iren was absolutely awesome! She was very friendly and accommodating, and extremely knowledgeable of all the sites we visited. She made our experience most enjoyable, and gave us an appreciation of the city that we otherwise may not have had. I highly recommend Iren for any tour when you are in New York. We will definitely be looking her up again and will recommend her to everyone! Thank you Iren for an unforgettable day! ❤️

Iren G.

Dear Christie, thank you so much for your warm words, for choosing my tour and for being such a fun group! You made it a pleasure to share my enthusiasm for New York with you. We did have a wonderful day! There is so much more to see and do in the city; I hope you will come again and hope I can be a part of your next visit!