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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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Brilliant, fabulous, amazing ,not to be missed!

It has taken me a while to get around to writing this - sorry Cliff! We visited New York back in August to celebrate my 50th birthday. We booked a tour with Cliff and had the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Denise L
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Conwy, United Kingdom

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It has taken me a while to get around to writing this - sorry Cliff! We visited New York back in August to celebrate my 50th birthday. We booked a tour with Cliff and had the most fabulous, wonderful, amazing and interesting day. His knowledge and enthusiasm knows no bounds!! It was a brilliant way to see things we would... More 

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had the private SUV lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Tour! Jimmy handled these 5 Southern ladies like a true Southern Gent even though he is Brooklyn born and raised. We learned so much history and fun facts and saw sites we would never have seen on our own. He knows his stuff!! I've been to NYC many times and taken many... More 

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

Hi, The review that you've written and placed on our TripAdvisor page was not intended for us. We do not have a guide named Jimmy therefore your review should be directed to the proper company that provided your tour. Please remove this review from our page and re-post to the company that applies. Thank you, Custom & Private New York... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Experience a tour with an authentic New Yorker (Cliff Strome) who presents New York as it really is with gusto, verve and candor. No fake or made up info, it's the honest and direct presentation that only a person whose DNA is 100% the New York style can do. What a wonderful experience, you must do this!

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

Your review is much appreciated; that's what makes TripAdvisor such a valuable resource. So glad that we had the opportunity to spend time together touring the city in a way that made it possible for you and yours to understand and appreciate what this city is all about. Let everyone know back home and spread the word! Thanks for booking... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I and my brother took a private tour in New York with Cliff, it is so perfect with the best experience. Cliff had guide us on the highlight places in New York. I appreciated on his care and focus on me and my brother which make us love New York and wish to come back again.

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

Thanks for your review! So glad that we all had fun and accomplished all that you had wished for. I hope that you will have enduring memories of New York and spread the word that New York City is a wonderful city and not what is often portrayed on TV and the movies. So glad that you and your brother... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour was amazing with Cliff. He took us to Grand Central Station, the 9-11 Memorial, the statue of liberty and more. What made the tour amazing is that Cliff and his team understood the sights and history behind New York. Cliff was able to keep my wife and I engaged as well as my 14 and 12 year old... More 

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

Hi Dan, Just a word of gratitude for the opportunity to provide your tour in honor of Mindy's birthday. It was a pleasure spending time with your family and your review is most appreciated. Wishing you all many pleasant journeys for years and years. Best, Cliff More 

Cocoa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mom booked a tour with Cliff and he went above and beyond!!! Saw many sights of NYC that I never thought i would ever see. He is extremely informative and an all around great tour guide. Anyone I know that is going to the city i will DEFIANTLY recommend they book Cliff as a tour guide! Thank you again,... More 

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

Hi Taylor, So glad to have had the opportunity to provide the tour in honor of your aunt's 50th birthday. We really "did" New York with fun and laughter. Surely, you all learned quite a bit too. It was fun! Cliff More 

Cocoa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a tour with Cliff for my sisters 50th Birthday. From the beginning to the end of our tour, Cliff felt like a longtime friend. We let Cliff decide what we would see and do and he did not disappoint us. His knowledge is endless as well as his humor. One would say: "How do you Know" this is... More 

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

Hey Debbie! Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with the TripAdvisor community! We had fun and I too enjoy the time we all spent together! All the best, Cliff More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everything is first class with Custom & Private New York Tours, from arranging the tours to the knowledge of the personal tour guide and the driver. Because of this we were able to see more of New York city in four hours than I have seen in several years of traveling to there for business. Speaking with Cliff, the owner,... More 

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

Thank you David for what I would consider to be the most comprehensive and complete summary of the benefits of a Custom & Private Tour! Far too many visitors look for tours based on price and overlook the likelihood that the value is just not there. For us, we strive to accomplish as much as possible during our guest's tours,... More 

Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I booked a tour with Cliff for me and my husband when we were recently in NYC simply because the reviews were so good! I can honestly say that they were all TRUE - Cliff is absolutely wonderful! He was easy to contact and communicate with, and he creates such a personal experience for you. We are big history buffs... More 

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

Ashley, Thank you for such a generous review!! It was a pleasure providing your tour for the both of you. I look forward to touring with you "guys" again and meeting your mom and sister in March. We've got time to plan your itinerary and discuss all the details. Sharing your thoughts is most appreciated! All the best for the... More 

Kent UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Had a tour with Cliff for a friends wedding last week and he was amazing. Sometimes tours can be bland and feel like you are being talked at, but he knew how to pitch it perfectly, really knew his facts, and interacted with everyone and made us all feel part of the tour (although rather jet-lagged we didn't feel quite... More 

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

Hi Paul, With such a wonderful wedding party from top to bottom you all were "ready to go" and embrace the experience enthusiastically. I enjoyed the time we spent together and it all fell into place for the lovely couple most of all. I appreciate that you took the time to share you thoughts with the TripAdvisor community. All the... 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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