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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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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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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
Top Contributor
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

Sherman, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I don't believe our group could have had any better guide than Cliff Strome! Cliff was knowledgeable, entertaining, personable, humorous, alert to our surroundings, and knew alternate routes to take when necessary due to traffic issues. The travel accommodations were first class as well as Trevor, our driver for the tour. Without hesitation, I would recommend Cliff to anyone considering... More

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

Great review, even if I say so myself. Trevor loves when I tell him that he's mentioned in TripAdvisor reviews, Hey, without a chauffeur who is more than just a chauffeur it just wouldn't be possible to provide such wonderful tour experiences for "our" guests. Thanks again!! Cliff More

Sherman, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My six girl friends and I have been to NYC several times, but have never taken a tour of the city. We didn't want the typical bus tour, and were referred to Cliff Strome of Custom & Private Tours by the concierge at our hotel. (Note: we called the concierge, then arranged the 5-hour tour before our trip to NYC.)... More

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

OMG! Could there have been a better group of ladies to enjoy the time we spent together? That's a definite NO!!! So much fun and you all learned a lot!! Thank you all for perhaps the most memorable tour ever!!! XOXOXOX Cliff More

London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We spent time over two days with Cliff as tour guide to Manhattan. In these two compact half days, we were able to see, experience and learn about so many of the wonderful sites and background to the city, all annotated by Cliff in his humorous and New York style. The tour was alive, constantly evolving according to our interests... More

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

Great review! I approve "your message" Thanks for taking the time. Best, Cliff More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My wife Kathy and I have made several trips to New York City and believed we were up to date about the city that never sleeps. However, the tour that Cliff provided gave us insight on the City that was different from the normal tourist attractions. If you only want to see the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and... More

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

Outstanding review! You're hired :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts so thoroughly with the TripAdvisor community. That's what TripAdvisor is all about, informative and veracious information! Best regards, Cliff More

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