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Dave G.

United States of America (USA)

I am a New York City tour guide and have been doing bus tours for 14 years and walking tours for eight. I can easily do a standard tour on, say, Central Park, Greenwich Village, or the World Trade Center but I offer a general tour with many popular places in New York. I also have my own niche tour of "Titanic Sites in New York City". I like tour-guiding in the city because I am also a tourist and I like to feel the vicarious thrill of visitors. Being a tour-guide AND a tourist, I have traveled to Nova Scotia, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Anchorage, Cleveland, Niagara Falls, Washington DC, London, Liverpool, Belfast, Bangkok, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Fukuoka, Yokohama, Nara, Mt. Kosaya, Mt. Fuji and many other places.                                                                                                                                 

Iren G.

5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
United States of America (USA)

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).                                                                                                                                 

Adam G.

United States of America (USA)

My name is Adam, and I’m a licensed tour guide here in New York City. With so many places to visit and an extensive subway system, New York City can feel overwhelming. There's nothing I love more than helping someone feel at ease and have a great experience exploring the amazing areas of New York. I offer private and fun full- and half-day neighborhood walking tours for families and small groups. With every tour, I aim to help people learn to navigate around town, hear great stories, capture wonderful photos, laugh a lot, and make amazing memories together. I am passionate, energetic, quick-witted, and love making people say "wow" at all the sites. I'm originally from Orlando, FL, but have lived in numerous places, including San Francisco, Atlanta, and even Sydney, Australia. Prior to becoming a guide, I worked for years helping well-respected non-profit organizations tell their stories and raise funds to support their critical work. For the past 10 years, my wife and I have called New York City home. We absolutely love living here and are always out exploring the city. It'll be an amazing day out in the city for you and your traveling companions. I can't wait to meet you.                                                                                                                                 

Jennifer W.

United States of America (USA)

Call me Jen or Jennifer! For over 10 years, NYC guiding is my side hustle. While it's not uncommon for locals to have side hustles, little did I know that my love of NYC would change me on a cellular level. Number one rule is no stress, no pressure. We are a team and we work together. Big picture thinking is my goal. We will love New York City while loving each other. It's that simple. While many of my guiding years have been by foot, I am an experienced bike and bus guide too----Don't worry, I am not the driver! To walk NYC is to understand it best; soaking up its unexpected serendipity!                                                                                                                                  

Jonathan G.

United States of America (USA)

Hello there! I am Jonathan and I'm so excited to share my New York City with you! I have family roots in New York City stretching back over a hundred years, mirroring the classic immigrant experience from Ellis Island to the Lower East Side. This background has inspired an ongoing quest for the best of the city past and present, from the suspension cables of the Brooklyn Bridge to the hot pastrami at Katz’s deli. I moved from the depths of Jersey to Manhattan’s Morningside Heights at 18 for college and have since split his time between Tel Aviv and New York City. I studied American History at Columbia University under Kenneth Jackson, one of the all time great historians of New York City. After college I worked in finance before heading back to school in Israel to study for an MA in Archeology from Bar Ilan University. I currently guide tours in both New York and Israel, depending on the season. I love exploring the city’s history, from the footprints of George Washington to Malcolm X, and discovering hidden gems from the best pizza slice to the coolest dive bar. New York City is an endless playground of culture, history, and energy where every day seems to yield a new adventure.                                                                                                                                 

Julia R.

5.00 / 5
(9 reviews)
United States of America (USA)

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.                                                                                                                                  

Rory L.

United States of America (USA)

My experience as a NYC tour guide spans the better part of a decade and has helped cement my reputation as one of the most sought-after tour guides in town. Indeed, I have had the honor of being named one of New York’s top tour guides. My exuberance, theatricality, passion and extensive knowledge of the city's history speaks for itself. I have a lifetime of exposure to the art of storytelling as a professional ballet dancer, actor and musician and I continue to grow in my abilities. You see, I am New York. My great-grandfather was the architect and musician to the King of Norway. His journey impressed me. My father was a prince of his tribe in Nigeria. His journey inspired me. My Grandmother was first generation Irish American. Her journey motivates me. And her parent's legacy begins a trail on Ellis Island. They all have a story to tell that lives through me. My fascination with immigration has been, in turn, the discovery of myself AND New York. As a true amalgamation of ethnicity, I am New York and my story, albeit specific, generically lives in the American dream. So what is it about New York? In discovering my own family history, I discovered the answer and it lies deep beneath the surface of the city, within the heart.                                                                                                                                  

Anette M.

United States of America (USA)

I am Anette - immigrant from Germany, NYC licensed Tour Guide and member of the Guide Association of New York City. I love to explore my beloved new home, its' history, the well-known and also the hidden sights. As a NYC licensed tour guide I want to share my love and knowledge of the Big Apple with you. Learn the secrets and stories about this fascinating city and follow the footsteps of everyday life, take in new views, and join me in exploring spots that are away from the tourist hustle and bustle. In addition, I am happy to give you helpful tips for your unforgettable vacation in New York City. Let me show you the city and entertain you with stories from my everyday life as a German New Yorker. I am offering guided tours in English and German.                                                                                                                                 



Eleanor C.

5 / 5
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.

5 / 5
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.

5 / 5
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.

5 / 5
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.

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