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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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Most recent review
NYC with Cliff

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Sarah K
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Lindsay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Landed in New York at 10 and meet Cliff at our hotel by 1:00--great way to start our trip. Cliff was very informative and entertaining, we learned a lot about the city and shared a lot of laughs. He took us to places we would not have discovered on our own and had loads of tips and helpful hints for... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review Paula! What enables our tours to reach the highest levels of success is enthusiastic participation from our guests. Everyone was energized from the moment your tour began. The children were "wide-eyed and bushy-tailed" taking it all in from A-Z. As first timers or "Newbies" they were enthralled with all the sites and the stories... More 

Indianola, Mississippi
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had a great time with Cliff today on a wonderful tour. A friend and I took a 10 year old and two 13 year olds to NYC for Spring Break. We decided to do a tour in order for the kids to see an overview of the city. Cliff was one of the best decisions I have made on... More 

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

HI Paula, Together we all made it happen! The kids were filled with wonder, enthusiasm and energized with the sites, the stories and laughter. Having fun and learning what interests you and the kids is a two way street. That's what "seals the deal" Wonderful, memorable, informative and fun experiences are what we provide best when we all "come together."... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Apologies for the delayed review! My family (3 young boys, my in-laws, and my husband) spent the day with Cliff in March 2014 and it was incredible. We saw more than we planned and enjoyed every minute of it. My father-in-law is legally blind and I asked Cliff if he could make sure he "saw" the City has much as... More 

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

"Better late then never!" Thanks so much for sharing your tour experience with Custom & Private New York Tours with the TripAdvisor community! I'm delighted that you've expressed many reasons why we are worthy of your five star review. Honestly, your acknowledgement of our honesty is also appreciated too. We pride ourselves on our authenticity and commitment to the highest... More 

tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Cliff did all he said he would do and more! We had a diverse group to include an 8 year old, two "20 somethings", 2 "40 somethings" and a couple of grandmothers. Cliff catered to everyone to ensure we all had a great time. I would highly recommend Cliff and Custom & Private Tours. Worth the money!

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your kind words regarding your family's tour experience with me. Tours should achieve a level of focus on all group or family members enabling all to have a wonderful and memorable experience. What's what we do! Best regards, Cliff More 

Allentown, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We had customers in from overseas - what a fantastic way to introduce our amazing NYC sights! Central Park was the highlight of our tour. The landscape was just lovely. If your looking to share a memorable experience of our city this is absolutely the best choice.

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

Hi John, Many thanks for your generous review. I'm delighted that you provided Custom & Private with the opportunity to conduct your tour for your overseas clients. Moreover, knowing that you were delighted with the outcome makes me very happy. It was fun and I do hope that your business activities were a success. Best regards,, Cliff More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We spent a day with Cliff Strome of Custom & Private New York Tours, and it was an outstanding day! We have been to New York City before, but we had never participated in a tour. We found Custom & Private New York Tours through Trip Advisor. Cliff met us at our hotel with Robert (a fantastic driver) and a... More 

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

Hi Michael, What a wonderful day spend with you, Amy and Jane, We really moved around quite well and took in each and every site that was on your wish list. Spending time with those whose enthusiasm and sense of wonder is powerful fodder and always enhances the experience. Many thanks once again for the opportunity to provide your custom... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We booked quite late and as it was just after New Years, we thought we would have no luck in getting a tour of the Bronx and Harlem in before we left New York city. We asked our Concierge and they said "Cliff was the best". They where absolutely correct, We embarked on a 4 hour tour with Cliff he... More 

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

Hey Michael, So you made my day, yesterday when I read you post. I'm thrilled that "the world" will know about your last minute request to get your son into a boxing gym in The Bronx and do a little sparing with one of the locals. A last minute request, one never presented before so I went into action and... More 

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