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Custom & Private New York Tours Inc

New York City, NY 10025
+1 212-222-1441
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Dads Birthday

All of us kids and dad went to NYC for his 80th Birthday. It was a three day celebration that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RodneySchoening
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Pequea, Pennsylvania
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Not enough good can be said!!

My wife and I, in our 50’s, have done private tours in a number of U.S. cities and other countries... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BGRDFN
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Omaha, Nebraska
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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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New York City, NY 10025
Upper West Side
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All of us kids and dad went to NYC for his 80th Birthday. It was a three day celebration that included an incredible personal tour by Cliff. He used his knowledge of the city and its history to provide us with facts and information you...More

Thank RodneySchoening
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I, in our 50’s, have done private tours in a number of U.S. cities and other countries we have visited. This was absolutely, by far and away, the single best private tour experience we have ever had. Our group was 11 people,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cliff kick started our 2017 trip to New York with a five star tour of New York City at Christmas. Cliff was fun, humourous, well informed and quick to adapt to our every request. His “ride” was impeccable and his Driver was a pro at...More

Thank RoyalWestmoreland
Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Barbara, You promised that you'd write a review and you wasted no time doing so. That means a lot to me. I appreciate your kindness and so happy that you "came through." It was a pleasure being with Owen and his family too. Best...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We learned more in the time spent with Cliff than we would ever learn in 20 years of visits to the city. He contacted me shortly after I left a message and we booked a time for the tour. After explaining what we were interested...More

Thank madelynreass
Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Madelyn, You and Dick were ideal guests! Such enthusiasm, interest and great questions too! I hope that your tour was the highlight of your visit to New York City, spread the word that this is the place with everything! So glad that you took...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT TRULY SEEING NEW YORK CITY CLIFF's TOUR IS A MUST! Today we spent a spectacular 5 hours touring New York City and leaning about it's history;how the it has evolved since it was settled in 1624; along with many personal...More

Thank Dick R
Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dick, A fun, memorable and informative experience is what I promised you and I'm delighted that your review reflects the fact that you got what I promised. That's my biggest "paycheck." It's making people such as you and yours happy that that keeps me...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cliff gave us the best advice about what to do (and not to do) on a tour, provided the most informative, behind the scenes information on so much of what we saw, and ensured we ended the tour knowing NYC’s history, culture, and legends. It’s...More

Thank lcs20152015
Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Larry, Glad you and Charlotte enjoyed your tour. How nice of you to take the time to write a review for the TripAdvisor community! I know that it was going to be a real challenge for me to provide a tour for a PhD...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We could not imagine a better introduction to New York City! Cliff was so accommodating and welcoming. Our next visit to NYC will definitely include another tour to more awesome sites with Cliff. Booking, scheduling, pickups and drop offs were flawless and done with ease....More

Thank Dean H
Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dean, Sorry for not getting this review of yours written. It's a very busy time of year. I appreciate that you took to the time to share you experience with the TripAdvisor community, they depend on member info to make the best decisions that...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017

This was my first trip to NYC and my "mom" suggested we do a private tour with just her & I to get a full view of NYC. She arranged all the booking and all I did was show up with her. We arrived in...More

Thank Jen J
Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Jen, You and your mom were like kids, filled with such energy and eager to catch it all. You both enjoyed all the time we spent together and the time flew by so quickly. I do hope to see you both again and with...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017

Cliff's tour gives you the chance to select the places you want to see and escape from the crowd. We spent a couple of weeks on email sorting out what places to go. Some were the normal and some which suited our party. We were...More

Thank MikeP290550
Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Mike, You and your family were so eager to get to see everything and when you consider what we accomplished I think that we missed nearly nothing! So glad you found me and I'm very grateful that you booked your tour with us and...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017

Cliff is an excellent tour guide. He guided 16 of my friends and family through NYC and provided lots of interesting information and facts about what we were seeing. Months before the tour I spoke with him by phone to set up the tour. He...More

Thank _tltaylor1
Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Tammy, I'm so glad that I was available to provide your tour this year for your friends and family. Time flies when you're having fun and it was a wonderful day for us all. I loved the enthusiasm and laughter from the children too. What...More

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ladybirdsAZ
24 August 2017|
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Response from Saul A | Reviewed this property |
Cliff's rate is $295/hr with a 4 hour minimum. He does not charge by the person. Assuming that you do four hours each day you are looking at a total of $2400 for the two days. Expensive but worth it!
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Nataliev1970
28 December 2016|
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Response from Custom_and_Private | Property representative |
Please contact me directly at 917-334-1806 for details. TripAdvisor has posting guidelines that are limiting Thanks, Cliff Strome
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KPPerez
14 August 2016|
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Best is to go back to TripAdvisor page and look for the obvious answer.
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