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.
At your hotel or other Manhattan localtion tbd
The list of the top sites in Manhattan include:
Central Park, Fifth Avenue, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal, The Flatiron Building, Wall Street, World Trade Center (9/11 Memorial) and The Statue of Liberty. This is a great place to start - we can also customize your list to include other locales such as The High Line, Hudson Yards, SoHo, Chinatown/Little Italy, Brooklyn Bridge, Harlem or whatever you request. This is your trip! I want to make your itinerary exactly what your heart desires.
While we will be using private, luxury transportation to whisk through the streets at our own pace, there will be many opportunities to disembark and experience the various sites on foot and in person.
I am happy to plan the itinerary alone, or with you, meeting your specific requests and unique needs. The time duration is also customizable (3 hours and up), taking breaks as needed. Weather and traffic conditions beyond our control may affect the tour duration and route.
Additionally, I will act as your personal photographer (using your camera or mine) to capture these memories in beautiful compositions - making souvenir images that can last as lifetime.
Licensed & Experienced Private Guide, Luxury Private Vehicle, Experienced Driver, Hotel pick-up.
Tips for guide and driver.
I can also guide regionally (Boston, Washington DC, Hamptons, Hudson Valley) if you pay my transportation fee.
We will move at your pace and take breaks as needed.
Absolutely! Often the tour is so much fun, that guest wish to extend the tour... this is customizable and can be addressed in advance or even on the day of the tour. Additional hours will be billed at $275 - 350 per hour, depending on # of guests.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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!
Thank you, Priya! Happy Birthday - it was lovely to spend the morning with you and your fascinating friends.