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“joe's pizza”(2 reviews)
“hour tour”(5 reviews)
A highly personable and totally customizable approach to touring the greatest city on earth. Our expert tour guides can even take guests to the lesser known and more obscure parts of the Big Apple. We provide specialty custom tours such as food...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
New York City, NY 10118
+1 516-349-7671
Most Helpful Review
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We booked a tour with Sheldon and Best New York Tours for our family of seven, including two teenagers and an 11-year-old, and we all agree: it was the highlight of our week-long spring break trip! From the first phone call with Sheldon, the process...More

1  Thank jamiejonkuhn
Sheldon L, Owner at Best New York Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Our tour was at least as much fun for me as it was for y'all ! You guys were so engaged and open to do anything, go anywhere, and experience NYC as fully as possible. Thanks so much for your wonderful review - I actually...More

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Reviewed yesterday

If you’re reading this review, you’re already entertaining the idea of a private tour. If you’re entertaining the idea of a private tour, you’re probably looking for a quality experience that provides a great ROI on the limited time you have to explore and learn...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had high expectations for my first time in NYC and Sheldon and his tour did not disappoint. Sheldon and our driver Sam did a great job of showing all the sights we wanted and then some. There was never any waiting on our car...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Sheldon was our guide and a man with a mission - to give us the best exclusive look at everything we wanted to see plus more!! Picked up at our hotel we heard details of NYC history no one else has. We knew much about...More

1  Thank Doug M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We would highly recommend Sheldon' tours to anyone wanting to be guided by truly 'the best'. The level of hospitality, attention to detail and knowledge was amazing. Sheldon was interesting, passionate and a true gentleman. We had advised him prior of some mobility issues and...More

Thank Inabruzzotours
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The private custom tour was amazing. So much to see and so much to learn. What we really liked about the tour was the customization of it. AND the flexibility of the owners of Best New York Tours! We had a person with us who...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

October 28, 2018 we had the pleasure of taking a 5 hour tour of Manhattan and Brooklyn with Sheldon and Sam as the driver. We had met Sheldon 2 years previous on a group tour and were absolutely delighted - we found ourselves running to...More

Thank Maryann M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sheldon met us at our hotel with a driver to provide 4 of us a custom tour we had requested. We had an extensive list of places we wanted to see and he hit them all. We highly recommend Sheldon if you want to see...More

Thank pampsp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour was superb. We saw all the sites that we specifically requested, and arrived at each by routes that additionally offered New York's best. Our guide's narrative was stunning with non-stop history, details, and human-interest stories. Both driver and guide knew just where to...More

Thank rseemueller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently arrived in New York by Cruise ship and was delighted to see Sheldon ready to collect us in a smart SUV. He showed us around for the next 2 hrs and explained history and relevant info about this huge city. 2 hrs wasn't...More

Thank Lyn R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in NYC a day late due to a canceled flight and thought we would miss the tour we had scheduled, but Sheldon rescheduled it with no problem whatsoever. Sheldon was very helpful as far as scheduling the tour and tailoring it to exactly...More

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Gail P
2 July 2018|
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Yes Absokutely ! Which day ?