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Custom & Private New York Tours Inc

New York City, NY 10025
212-222-1441
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Ranked #5 of 512 activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Columbus, Ohio/Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

First of all - hats off once again to all tripadvisor reviewers for the good steer. Cliff made our "girls" weekend. He listened to my thoughts (and then promptly - and accurately - told me what we REALLY needed to do). My 12-year-old niece and my 70-year-old mom loved him equally. We were amazed with his knowledge of the city... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Cliff and his driver were a great addition to New York City experience. Cliff has an electric personality and is very knowledgeable about the city. I felt very safe with Robert behind the wheel.

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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was the best New York city tour we have taken! We take clients to NYC a lot so we always book a tour for them to see the city. Cliff was so informative and entertaining. Usually the tours we've taken seem like a boring history class but with Cliff he kept our attention and was very receptive to questions.... More

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Southside, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We just returned from New York City, and had one of the most amazing tours we have ever had of the city. Cliff was so knowledgeable about the history, architecture and the way the city works. He shared so much that you just could not get from a normal public tour. His planning and execution of the tour was the... More

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West Point, Mississippi
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Yes! Yes! Yes! Need I say more? We had an amazing time in New York. Cliff and his driver Robert were the best. We never got stuck in traffic. Cliff always got us front-row views of all the sights. Cliff has such knowledge of the City. Cliff will show you the city in a way that only a New Yorker... More

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Cliff and Robert (our driver extraordinaire) gave us the tour of a lifetime in the BIG APPLE!!! The planning, execution of the entire day could not have been better--take that to the bank from this former Marine. I looked into other ways to try and see as much of NYC as possible in a day and soon realized we could... More

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

Hey Brad, Thanks for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. That's what it's all about, providing others with similar experiences. What a joy, not a job and I enjoyed the time we spent together. Wishing you all the best, Cliff More

Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I was a member of a small group of history teachers. Cliff asked us what kind of subjects we taught, and he customized our tour. We would not have been able to do that with a cookie cutter bus tour. Cliff is a born and raised New Yorker, and his personal stories brought the city alive for us. I wanna... More

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

Reviews such as yours "Make my Day :)" This business provides not only my guests, such as you with fun, but if you only knew how much fun I had with you guys you might not have paid me! I have a blast perhaps because I take this business very seriously. "Who could ask for anything more?" Thanks! Cliff More

Wyoming
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Cliff and his fine driver saw that the eight of us (a girls' trip - for grandma, daughters, daughter-in-law and 4 granddaughters) got a great over-view of the city! Cliff and I worked on the details of what we wanted to see - and what we didn't. We were picked up on our first full day in the city at... More

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

and so did I! It's the dream "job" of a lifetime. In fact, it's almost criminal that I'm paid for this. Oops, not a job rather, it's a joy! Thanks for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. Much appreciated, Cliff More

Sherman, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Cliff Strome of Custom and Private Tours surprised our party of seasoned travels with a thoughtfully planned and well executed tour of sites in which we had expressed interest. He also took us to places of which we were unaware. We loved it all and voted it was the highlight of our trip. The transportation was 1st class and Cliff... More

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

Thanks so much for your review. If you can think of anything that could have been better please let me know. As a licensed New York City private guide I take great pride in showing my city to my friends and guests that I passionately want to be the one to show all my guests how truly terrific this place... More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Booked a trip to NYC to get married on May 23. We had our parents who are in their senior years and two kids (ages 8 & 12). I had initially thought about us all hoping on the double decker city tourist bus at some point during our stay but I couldn't imagine all 8 of us getting seats together,... More

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

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. So glad that I was able to be a part of your big celebration. We did so much and all of you guys had fun too, and across three generations, that's a very good thing. Wishing you my sincere congratulations and many safe and pleasant journeys for many years to come. "You'll... More

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