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Custom & Private New York Tours Inc

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Address: New York City, NY 10025
Phone Number: +1 212-222-1441
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Description: 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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What a Wonderful Whirlwind!

I'm a ballroom dance instructor in Charleston, South Carolina. A few months ago, my coworker and two students of ours decided to book a dance-themed weekend trip to NYC. The four... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I'm a ballroom dance instructor in Charleston, South Carolina. A few months ago, my coworker and two students of ours decided to book a dance-themed weekend trip to NYC. The four of us decided that, in our down time, we should find a way to see some of the biggest attractions that the city has to offer, especially since our... More 

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My friend and I had a great day visiting the NY Botanical Garden, 9-11 site, eating Joe's pizza and many other sites. Cliff and Robert made our visit to NYC a great one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

This was by far the best tour I have done in any city that I have been to !! Cliff's knowledge of the area was excellent and made our day tour an unbelievable experience. I would definitely recommend using Cliff when in NY !!

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

"My name is Cliff Strome and I approve that message!" :) Thank you for sharing your tour experience with the TripAdvisor community! Best regards, Cliff More 

Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I am taking my 89 husband and his 92 year brother to New York City for 3 days to see how New York has changed over the years. Since our 1st phone call to Cliff we became so confident that he understood our needs. Who writes a review BEFORE the tour, but I am so excited that he totally got... More 

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

Well! I don't recall ever receiving a TripAdvisor review BEFORE a tour! It pleases me a great deal knowing that your review is a reflection of how seamless your experience was to plan your tour and I'm delighted that we put it all together through our discussions. Planning tours is a vital part of the process ensuring that we provide... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were looking for something a little different having been to New York a couple of times before and we came across this company through some internet searching. Their approach is to have a separate driver and guide, unlike most companies like this who have one person filling both roles. You get a comfortable SUV-type vehicle and there's a minimum... More 

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

Hi Susan, Reviews such as yours provide TripAdvisor members the kind of information that they are looking for in order to make the best choices that are right for them. By outlining the benefits of a custom & private New York tour as you did those who are seeking the best tour experiences in New York are able to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Cliff is an excellent tour guide! If you want a New York experience to remember, hire Custom and Private New York Tours Inc.

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

HI Caroline, What can I say :) ? Tours such as yours are not just informative, they're fun and most memorable. With the excitement and enthusiasm that you all "brought to the table" your tour was fueled with laughter and connectivity. Who has the best "job" on earth? Me! And that's why I truly love what I do together with... More 

Corsicana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We're repeat customers and Cliff made the trip overt the top for my friends. Great way to start a trip to NYC - Cliff customizes your tour even as you go. Willing to share more than just general tour knowledge - we learned so much! The way to tour the city!

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

Information alone does not make for a memorable tour experience. We had fun and laughter in abundance. Posting a review on TripAdvisor is much appreciated and thanks for taking the time to do so. Thanks! Cliff More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My girl friends and I had a fun, informative and safe tour with Cliff and his driver all around the Big Apple. I recommend this tour without hesitation.

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

Hi Sarah, You and the "girls" were a terrific bunch! I posted a photo of all of you on the first page of my website. All of you were so giggly and high-energy and I'm so delighted that "you'll" had such a terrific "New York City experience." "You'll come back now, you hear!" Best, Cliff More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Cliff and his driver Trevor were amazing! He met us at our hotel at 10:00 and we didn't stop until 6:00. We saw sights and shopped at places that we would have never done on our own. Lunch in Little Italy was a highlight of the day. Cliff is super knowledgeable of NYC and customized the tour to meet our... More 

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

Many thanks for your generous and most favorable review. It was a long day but the time just flew by so quickly! Tours such as yours are always exciting and energized. So glad you all enjoyed lunch at La Mela in Little Italy. Hope to see you all again! Best regards, Cliff More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We are repeat customers of Cliff and would strongly recommend a tour of NYC. We brought our boys (11 and 9) back to NYC and they couldn't wait to spend another day with Cliff and his fabulous driver. Cliff is a true NYC gem and we had much fun and laughter during our day together. He customized our day based... More 

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

Hi Nathalie, Reviews such as yours fuel my undying enthusiasm. It's always a pleasure to tour with those who have "booked" another tour. We all had a terrific time and were able to visit all the sites that you had requested. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community. Best, Cliff More 

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