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Custom & Private New York Tours Inc

New York City, NY 10025
212-222-1441
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Ranked #4 of 483 activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Together with our sister tour company, Best Guides in New York, our unique approach to private tours in NYC, with a staff of licensed guides who... more » Owner description: Together with our sister tour company, Best Guides in New York, our unique approach to private tours in NYC, with a staff of licensed guides who collectively speak 14 languages, insures that our guests tour in their mother language. Together, we create an itinerary built on your site choices together with our suggestions that focus on your interests, preferences and whims. You decide what you wish to pursue. We do not provide scripted speeches. We "tell you the story", the folklore, and the drama, enabling you to experience NYC as it really was and is. Your participation is invited in order to experience a dialogue, an exchange of ideas, peppered with the who, why, when, etc. in the most amusing and entertaining way. Our tours are fun, fascinating and informative. Whether you're here the first time or have visited NYC before, you'll see more, hear more and experience a genuine NYC experience in the most memorable way. For us, this is not a job, it's a joy! « less
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Rochester, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I contacted Cliff about three weeks before our visit to NYC. He was very responsive and open to my ideas. He stayed in touch, which was reassuring, as it was a surprise for my wife's birthday. On the day of the tour he was on time and we felt comfortable right away. Cliff has an endless supply of stories, facts,... More

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Venice, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Visited NYC with 2 of our grand daughters in April and enlisted Cliff to ensure we gave them the ultimate overview. Not only did he achieve this, he made the planning so easy and helpful and was timely in his replies back to me! He made the information educational and fun and engaged the girls ( ages 12 and14), on... More

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

Hi Karen! What a blast ;) Such great young ladies, not just your granddaughters but you too! Coulding't have been better, an experience of a lifetime, for sure. Many thanks for your generous review. Best, Cliff More

Ashburn, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time with Cliff today - he had great stories and showed us lots of different sides of the city. I really liked that we could customize the tour to do as much or as little as we liked with him, as it was priced by the hour.

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miami
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I just returned from an amazing New York City Girls Trip with some of my best friends and I had to take a moment and share my experience with this wonderful tour company and in particular owner, Cliff Strome. I had wanted to surprise my friends with a unique way of seeing the Big Apple. All of us had been... More

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

Thank you! That's about the longest review I've ever seen. I started reading it yesterday and just got finished :) I've called my publisher and it's already on the press. Seriously, I can't write reviews that describe the fun and enjoyment that I have with my guests because I'm the tripadvisor provider but if I did have that opportunity I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We took 6 highest sales achievers from one of our commercial partners on an incentive trip to NYC. As part of the trip I booked a two day NYC tour with Cliff since it was ranked so highly on Tripadvisor. We were NOT disappointed. The first day was packed with action, sights, banter, historic and contemporary facts. We all felt... More

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

It's so gratifying to me when guests such as you express that your tours "made your trip." The hospitality industry is so special because we have the opportunity to "work" with people who are seeking fun experiences and that enables us to "ply a trade" that's fun for us too. Thanks so much for your referral. Best regards, Cliff More

Cinnaminson NJ
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We enlisted Custom & Private Tours and Cliff Strome for a tour of NYC for my parents on their 70th wedding anniversary. My parents wanted to visit the places they lived and frequented when they first met. Obviously, things have changed in those 70 years but Cliff made our tour uniquely enjoyable and my parents are still talking about it.... More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your tour experience with other tripadvisor members. That's what makes it happen for others just like others did for you. Best regards, Cliff Strome More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Answer - Just about everything ! After much deliberation chose to book with Cliff Strome - a private tour for myself and six family members (all adults) to see as much of the City as possible prior to joining a cruise from New York. Not the cheapest way to see the City BUT most certainly the best. Cliff took time... More

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

Wow! Your review makes me so happy and that's the reason why I love what I do. When folks like you take the time to sit down and spend the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community it's a big plus for everyone. Thank you! It's very gratifying and most appreciated! I wish you many safe and pleasant... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic day out , exceeded all expectations . Totally flexible custom fit day, with Cliff's guidance , knowledge and witty banter! Thanks again . Phil & Carol Bowden

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

Hey!! :) "My name is Cliff Strome, and I approve this message!" You're the best, Cliff More

Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

If you are trying to decide on a tour company, then stop whatever you are doing right this minute (including reading this review) and reserve your time with Cliff. Are you back from calling or sending an email? Then read on ... It may seem like a pretty penny, but the experience will be priceless. Our "girls getaway" spent four... More

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

You're hired!! Your title, out of 218 reviews on tripadvisor "BOOK CLIFF NOW!" has got to take the cake. You're the number #1 tripadvisor guest in my book because such reviews fuel all tripadvisor clients who write reviews to the highest levels of inspiration when well deserved. My job is to exceed everyone's expectations and it's not a job but... More

Elkhart, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I will start by saying Cliff is an amazing tour guide. Our trip was planned to give my daughter and myself an outline (broad) tour of New York City. We began at Columbus Circle and the tour started with interesting facts about residential life in the city and building codes. People are spending a billion dollars to knock buildings down... More

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

Oh My! I just thawed out from our tour!!! It was the most unbelievable coldest day of my life! But, we did it! We kept pushing and how's that for esprit d' crops, eh?I congratulate you all for your perseverance and courage and much appreciated review on triadvisor. You know, we all give back and to those who's referrals drove... More

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