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Custom & Private New York Tours Inc

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Address: New York City, NY 10025
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+1 212-222-1441
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Providing memorable, engaging, fun and informative tour experiences in New...

Providing memorable, engaging, fun and informative tour experiences in New York City is our passion. By targeting our guest's interests, preferences and whims by collaborating with them enables us to create perfect tour itineraries.

Every tour focuses on our guest's specific desires ensuring that everyone will enjoy experiences on the highest level of satisfaction due to our fastidious attention to detail.

An experienced, enthusiastic and informative licensed New York City guide will meet you and yours at the time and place you wish together with a chauffeured luxury vehicle, sized to accommodate your group. You will be captured by an entertaining presentation of "the story" at each site as well as sites along the way in the most entertaining and amusing way. We stimulate conversation and questions providing informative answers within a social and cordial atmosphere.

Whether you are planning a first visit with friends and family, an anniversary celebration, a corporate event, a college candidate's orientation or any special occasion, even a marriage proposal, we create the perfect experience delivering outcomes beyond your expectations.

Accommodating those with special needs such as walking challenges is never a problem for us navigating to minimizing walking.

Our staff of licensed New York City guides speak over fourteen languages enabling us to embrace a global audience and fill the needs of those who prefer tours conducted in their native language.

Let's plan your tour built around you topical (architecture, history, famous people, neighborhoods, etc.) interests as well as your site requests. We ensure that your time with Custom & Private will enable you to take home a piece of The Big Apple in your head and heart as well. Thank you!

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Couldn't have asked for a better tour and guide. Extended family of 9 people (2 seniors, 3 adults, 4 teens) from Canada....and Cliff made us completely forget the inclement... read more

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Edmonton
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Couldn't have asked for a better tour and guide. Extended family of 9 people (2 seniors, 3 adults, 4 teens) from Canada....and Cliff made us completely forget the inclement weather on this day and simply not want the tour to end. He was professional, funny, insightful, eloquent and -- most importantly -- extremely knowledgeable about the sights and stories of... More 

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Florida
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I first called Cliff with a mile-a-minute explanation of all the things I wanted to do and see while in NY and with the worry of how to do it with my 80-year-old aunt and my eight-year-old son in tow. That's a big disparity in interests and activity levels, and I wanted our visit to be "perfect." Cliff dissuaded me... More 

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Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cliff Strome is a wealth of knowledge about NYC and life - and knows humour is the best way to make a point. He catered to our trip in ways I could never have imagined. This was not my first or second time to visit the city, but it certaintly was the best... Cliff engaged us intellectually, artistically and whole-heartedly.... More 

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Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this review

It was about as good as it gets . . . guests who are enthusiastic, inquisitive and energized to see the sites and have a wonderful time doing so. That's what fuels me and my team of excellent licensed New York City guides to continue to provide the best tours in the city with the best folks who come here.... More 

CT
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best time with Cliff and I would recommended him to anyone wanting to discover new York, no matter what your interest Cliff will know what to do and where to go.

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Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this review

Hi Usala, Thanks very much for taking the time to write a little review. Brevity is a virtue :) Kind regards and wish you many safe and pleasant journerys Cliff More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Over the TOP Good The world should experience NYC like this I cant wait to come back with people from South Africa to experience what I experienced Thank you Cliff

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Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this review

Thanks Xavier for your review. I'm delighted that you had a wonderful time during your tour and hope to see you again. With kind regards, Cliff More 

Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After my husband and I had a wonderful tour with Cliff back in December, I immediately booked him again for a trip with my mom and sisters. This would be their first time in the city, and our time was extremely limited (only one day in NYC for a quick weekend trip!)! Before I share how much we love Cliff... More 

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Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this review

Ashley, your review is most appreciated!! Why? Because it's all true :) Seriously, I'm flattered and delighted that you all had such a wonderful time and this time your mother came along with all three lovely daughters. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences both times with the TripAdvisor community. It really means a lot to me. All the... More 

Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

College roommate reunion/girl's weekend in NYC March '17! Cliff took us out on a late Saturday morning 4 hour tour - and what a tour it was! Started at Grand Central, with MANY points of interest (Chrysler Bldg, Central Park, Radio City, etc), including one of my fave's - Chelsea Market - on through Soho and ended with lunch at... More 

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Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this review

Hi KG, So glad that I had the opportunity to spend the time touring New York with three lovely ladies! I'm delighted that you had a wonderful time, as I, and that we were able to see all the sites that you had requested. Thank you all for taking the time to post your thoughts on TripAdvisor, that's what makes... More 

Cape Girardeau, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My daughter chose Cliff to show us NYC, because he had done such an excellent job of showing her and her husband the city on a previous trip. My three daughters and I had just one day in NYC, and we wanted to make it count! Cliff did not disappoint! He went above and beyond to make the day extra-special!... More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We asked Cliff to give us an off the beaten track tour and he did not disappoint. From Harlem to SoHo, the Village and many more. Great, great knowledge - a true New Yorker that can give you a great New York experience.

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Custom_and_Private, General Manager at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this review

What a day! The energy and enthusiasm that you and your wife, the three children as well seemed to really take it all in. Thank you for the opportunity to provide your tour and I appreciate that you've shared your tour experience with the TripAdvisor community! Best, Cliff More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We had an amazing tour with Cliff today, he truly is a professional!! Anyone thinking or booking a private tour around NYC should look no further than Custom & Private. We conducted a lot of research about what tour company to use (there are lots out there!) and landed on Custom & Private due to the exceptional level of customer... More 

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Custom_and_Private, General Manager at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this review

Hi Harry, It was truly a pleasure to spend time with you and your family touring New York City. So glad that we were able to accomplish so much and that girls and your mom were so engrossed with all that we saw and visited. Many thanks for the opportunity! Best, Cliff More 

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