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Custom & Private New York Tours Inc

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Address: New York City, NY 10025
Phone Number: +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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This is the way to do it!

My mother, niece and I had only a few hours within which to be introduced to New York. Cliff and Aline made sure we did so in the most memorable and informative manner. What an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My mother, niece and I had only a few hours within which to be introduced to New York. Cliff and Aline made sure we did so in the most memorable and informative manner. What an exciting adventure! Aline gently guided us on options for our brief tour and Cliff and his driver made it happen in style! They know the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was privileged to be part of a private coach tour of the city with Mark as our guide. We were able to see many different parts of the city that were of interest to us. Adrian our driver negotiated traffic like a pro and got us to each destination. We were able to choose what we wanted to see... More 

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

Thanks very much for posted your review. Mark and all of us at Custom & Private New York Tours are delighted to receive feedback from those who take the time to acknowledge the good work that we do. Oops! Correction :) It's not work it's not a job it's a joy. With a town like New York and our love... More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the most entertaining tour of New York you could possibly wish. Cliff was charming, informative and kept us giggling for the entire tour. The exception to this was our visit toGround Zero where he made us feel the absolute horror that the people of New York felt on the day of 911. Can't believe how much we packed into... More 

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

Could it have been better??? Nah! If so . . . please let me know how to :) Such a great day and it was Gilly, Tricia, Barry and you who made it happen, Such enthusiasm and verve, what a wonderful day. The lunch in Little Italy was just too much fun :) Thanks to all for the opportunity to... More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment I contacted Aline I knew this was the kind of personal attention we were looking for. Our family's get together for my mother's birthday really required customization, with 10 of us between early twenties to early 80s, some having seen NYC 30 years ago, and a few even living in NYC for a few years already, it... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a day in New York with Cliff as our guide and are still talking about the fun we had even two weeks later! As "newbies" to the city, Cliff was great with helping us to decide what to do (and maybe more importantly, what to skip). He even helped us learn how to navigate the subway. During the... More 

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

Many thanks Fran for sharing your custom & private tour experience with the TripAdvisor community. As I recall, that's how we came together, you found me on TripAdvisor. Tours succeed best when folks such as you and your are enthusiastic and excited about touring New York City! It was a pleasure spending time with all of you and I do... More 

Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Cliff was fabulous in working around the weather and the ages of our children. He engaged my young one and my older two. We enjoyed seeing parts of New York we would normally not have seen or heard of. Great trip!

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

HI Rhonda, Thanks for taking the time to share you tour experience with the TripAdvisor community! The children were a pleasure, attentive, very interested in learning and having a great time. They made if fun for us all and it was "a piece of cake" Best regards to all! Cliff More 

Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Attentive, accommodating, detailed and beyond thoughtful, Aline worked with us to ensure a wonderful 5 day experience for my boyfriend, who requires a wheelchair, and me. We saw more than we could have anticipated and our guide, Bill, was simply dedicated to our unique situation. NY is not easy to maneuver and Bill's knowledge, determination and willingness to listen to... More 

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

Hi "J" and "M" Aline, Bill and I are all delighted with your glowing referral. For us, it was truly a pleasure putting together all the details to provide your tours in a way that would be "over the top" experiences, most memorable, fun and captivating. We, at "Custom & Private" go beyond striving for excellence we achieve it time... More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We can highly recommend Custom & Private New York for your private tour of New York. Cliff as a New Yorker is passionate about the city and what he doesn't know about the various attractions and the stories behind them is not worth knowing ! It is very worth specific identification of what you want to see in detail before... More 

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

Thanks for your review Les, much appreciated. Just one quick comment about walking; Walking has its benefits however if the group is large then it can be a challenge for all participants to hear the presentation. Weather is alway iffy in New York City , extreme heat, cold, rain or snow will "dampen" the outcome. In addition, if you want... More 

Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

From the very start of our inquiry for booking a private tour, this group is top-notched! They are responsive, listen to your requests and add good tips for making your tour tailored to you. Cliff is funny, informative and knows how to read your group to take advantage of your time. He really was the highlight of our New York... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is my first review. Cliff was so great I felt compelled to write this. My parents are in their 80s and cliff took them and I around Manhattan in style, with the perfect mix of history, architecture, unusual facts, gossip and laughter. Cliff made sure their was no effort required by mum and dad except to enjoy the experience.... More 

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

Hi Craig, Welcome to the TripAdvisor Community!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and tour experience on TripAdvisor. I'm delighted that your parents had such a wonderful time and I'm so happy that their tour was a highlight of their trip. I was truly a pleasure spending time with you three :) Best, Cliff More 

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Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighbourhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being the home of a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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