If you favor having a private tour instead of a large group tour like the countless bus, boat, and walking tours offered, the following tours are recommended.

  • New York Fun Tours Your personal tour guide will show you New York through the eyes of a native New Yorker! They will be able to show you the places only the locals know, and answer any questions you may have about New York City. They offer tours in SUVs, Limousines and a classic chevrolet convertible.
  • On Location Tours With a variety of tours and tour packages, On Location Tours specializes in catering to private groups.  Whether you are looking to plan the perfect school trip, birthday party, ladies night out, corporate outing, or family reunion, On Location has a TV & movie tour for you. All tours are led by local actors.
  • FAB TOURS NY, Private, made-to-measure tours of New York City and surrounding areas to individuals, couples, families, and small groups looking for an exclusive boutique experience. Classic sites, but also the New York, New Yorkers know! History, architecture, and culture in tours which are offered in French, German, Italian, Spanish, and English.
  • PhotoTrek Tours Personal, private walking tours limit the group size exclusively to your party, so you can explore the sights at your own pace, in your own way. You will feel completely at home as you take in the culture, landmarks, and enthusiasm of New York.
  • Free Tours by Foot offers private tours in addition to their free, public, tip-based tours.  
  • Urban Oyster Tours take you off the beaten path into vibrant New York neighborhoods where you'll discover the hidden treasurers of New York City.  In addition to set tours such as of Beer Brewing in the city or of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Urban Oyster offers experienced tour guides that can show you the entire city
  • New York Food Tours takes tourists and locals alike to experience the colorful history, unique diverse culture and progressive development of New York City through food.  Their food tours are focused on Historic Neighborhoods (such as Chinatown, East Village, and West Village), Ethnic Cultures and Cooking, and Ethnic Vegetarian Foods. Its friendly and professional tour guides take you to secret local spots (neighborhoods, restaurants, eateries, and speciality supermarkets) where you can sample a whide variety of delicious cuisines from around the world.
  • Easy Riders JC offers bicycle tours and rentals for locals and tourists in NYC, Jersey City  and Hoboken.  Take a bike tour of  Statue of Liberty, Liberty State Park, Ellis Island and the NYC skyline or rent a bicycle and explore yourself.
  • Big Apple Greeters This is a FREE personal tour service offered by volunteers. You can select a particular neighborhood or location, or try your luck with "Greeter's Choice," where a Greeter might take you to his or her old neighborhood, or a less-traveled part of the city. You must register far in advance. Tours depend on the volunteers' schedules, so you won't get a confirmation until shortly before your arrival or at your hotel. But, it is always worth it!
  • Municipal Arts Society Walking Tours "Since 1956, MAS has been offering walking tours of New York’s cityscape, led by architectural, urban, and art historians, urban geographers, architects, teachers and writers. Most tours last about two hours and usually proceed rain or shine." Includes tours of Grand Central Terminal and Wall Street. If you join the MAS, tours are only $15, and you're elgible for members-only tours. Could be worth it for repeat visitors!
  • Lower East Side Free Tours "Take a journey down historic Orchard Street and discover the origins of New York’s first discount retail district. The two-hour tour highlights the integral role that the shopping district has played in the history and development of the Lower East Side. No reservations required! Meet in front of Katz's Delicatessen." Tours offered April through November.  You can also download self-guided pocast and cell-phone tours.
  • Inside Broadway Tours Have a professional Broadway actor show you Broadway!   They will show you the "real-life" drama and comedy of Broadway, the "must-know" history and gossip. Hear the personal stories of actors in the business of Broadway as they search for workand stardom. Get a "behind the scenes" look at Broadway and Times Square.
  • The Wall Street Experience takes you "inside" Wall Street and shares stories not available elsewhere.  Hear about the Financial Crisis, the culture on the trading floor of top investment banks and get some interesting trading ideas.
  • See Brooklyn from Williamsburg to Coney Island to the Brownstone neighborhoods with New York LIke a Native: electic, energetic tours since 2000.  
  •  Inside Out Tours is an award-winning company that specializes in off-the-beaten path tours of NYC including Harlem, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Gospel, Slavery and Underground Railroad,  Jazz and Street Art tours.  Tours are offered in six languages including Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and German.
  • Custom & Private New York Tours, Inc:  Tours are designed by you and yours with guidance.  Let's create a template of your itinerary that targets your interests, preferences and whims. Whether you've been here before or are a newbie will provide a most informative, entertaining, amusing and most memorable tour experience. You and yours will be met at the time and place you wish and off on a private tour experience that is yours and yours alone. Visiting sites is more than a drive by or a scripted speech; the folklore, the drama, the players, movers and shakers are explored in a way that  make it all come alive! Sure you want information but, if it isn't fun and filled with interesting and fascinating factoids, interaction and an exchange of ideas then it isn't a tour. Check us out and read what others have said.
  • NYC Adventure Tours Ike, our engaging tour director, walked us for 2.5 hours through Lower Manhattan and regaled us with stories of NYC's past and his experiences as an NYPD detective and private investigator.  Adding to the authenticity, he met several friends still on the force as we wove through streets that included Little Italy and Chinatown, covering almost 30 sights.  Ike was well prepared with a loose-leaf of past photos of former criminals and street scenes and, at the end of the tour, a handout that listed visited highlights plus a book he co-authored entitled: “A Cop’s Guide to Lower Manhattan.” 

NewYorkTourismGuide:afterernoon tea, Brooklyn Bridge and Downtown. Time Square? Check. Rockefeller Center? Check. But hang on a second - have you actually seen the REAL New York? Take a NEW YORK tour with a local guide and get up close and personal with this dazzling city.


New York truly has something for everyone, whether you're a culture hound, a history buff, a diehard shopper or urban adventurer. Let our local guides take you through the city where your guide will take you for a pint with the after-work crowd. Each day is a new adventure in New York.

You can choose from the New York tours offered by NewYorkTourismGuide(email: alexrobin2000@gmail.com), but feel free to suggest alternative places and activities that strike your interest. Your guide wants you to have the ultimate New York experience.