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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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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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Informative, interesting, and fun

This tour was wonderful. My wife and I travelled with our 4 daughters, and there was something for everyone. Cliff is an extremely knowledgeable professional. He was able to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Julie G
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Valparaiso, Indiana

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Valparaiso, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was wonderful. My wife and I travelled with our 4 daughters, and there was something for everyone. Cliff is an extremely knowledgeable professional. He was able to answer any question we could come up with, and he took us to places we would not have seen otherwise. His driver John is an expert, and was able to maneuver... More 

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

Thanks for your TripAdvisor review Geoff, much appreciated. Quite often we've got children, teens, mom and dads and grandparents too on family tours. Making it fun, memorable and informative is one of those things that we love doing most. So glad that you had a wonderful time and hope to see you all again some time. Beste regards, Cliff More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited New York in Dec 2015. We were a party of 7, including two kids aged 5 and 8. All I can say is wow! Cliff sadly couldn't make the tour himself but provided us a wonderful tour guide called Annie. We toured New York for 9 hours and my kids didn't moan once! The suggestions made for our... More 

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1 Thank Ursula9900
Custom_and_Private, Manager at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this review

HI Ursula, You trusted me! Thank you. I recall when you booked your custom & private tour that you were soooo disappointed that I was booked on the date you wanted to tour but, I told you that all of our licensed NYC guides are engaging, entertaining and informative. So glad that Annie provided a wonderful tour experience for you... More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cliff, is such an delight, showed us all the sights within a short time frame. He is so knowledgeable and brings New York to life. Would not have been able to have seen so much otherwise. Great value for what you are able to do/see and eat... he knows some fab places. Go for it, you will not regret it.

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

Hi Anne, So nice of you to post a TripAdvisor review for us, thank you! By doing so, you enable TripAdvisor visitors to make the best choices for their activities. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your tour experience with me and wish you and yours many safe and pleasant journeys for many years to come. Best regards, Cliff More 

Baker, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

It was our first time in New York and it was good to get a private professional tour of Manhattan from somebody that truly understands and knows the history and background of the city. From Central Park, the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal, Empire State Building, the Flat Iron, Meat Packing District, on and on, Cliff was very thorough and... More 

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

Hey Shawn, You are truly a man of your "word!" I know that you enjoyed all the time you were here as a "newbie" New York City is overwhelming and spectacular. I've been living here all my life and I still find it incredible. Hope you'll be back for more. Thanks for the review, most appreciated! Best regards, Cliff More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Our family of five had a fantastic day in NYC with Cliff. He personally helped plan our day and arranged everything including recommended places to visit, where to have lunch, and a great driver. We visited a range of locations including Grand Terminal, Yankee Stadium, Chelsea Market, the Highline, and Wall Street. Cliff is so knowledgeable, and being such a... More 

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

Gary, thanks for posting a referral on TripAdvisor. It's most appreciated. By doing so you help enable others to make the best choices for their private tour plans. Wishing you, Catherine and the kids a safe and pleasant journey back to Australia. Hope to see you all again. All the best, Cliff More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Family of 10 from 40 yrs to 84 years traveled to NYC -Cliff met our group and was so much fun, informative, open to whatever we wanted to do! He was very conscious that some of the group was older and couldn't walk as far as others..he took us up to the Top of The Rock, Grand Central Station, One... More 

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

Hi Mary Sue, Thank you for taking the time to share your tour experience with the TripAdvisor community. What makes TripAdvisor is such a valuable resource due to reviews, such as your, that enable travelers to make the best choices that are right for them. I'm delighted that you all have a memorable, fun and informative tour experience and that's... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We highly recommend this NYC tour. Cliff, our guide, a native New Yorker has an encyclopedic knowledge of all five Boroughs. With his fast, sharp wit he could be a stand-up comic. A first class experience from the planning through goodbyes. We had some must-sees and they added great ideas to supplement, and came up with the optimal route. They... More 

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

Thanks very much for taking the time to provide a review for the TripAdvisor community! Doing so enables TripAdvisor members to have the right tools to make the best choices for their travel plans and activities that are best suited for them. I'm delighted that you and the others in the group have also expressed to me in numerous ways... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Cliff met us at our hotel and sat with us and had a chat about what we would like to see in New York , gave us advise then off we went , it was the most informative fun four hours we have spent for a long time , Cliff is so knowledgable and enthusiastic about New York , we... More 

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

HI Di and Andrew, Well, I guess nothing is too much for you both either! Thanks very much for taking the time to share your custom & private New York Tour experience on TripAdvisor. I was delighted to get those photos in your hands of the two of you standing in front of the Charging Bull. We had fun and... More 

Commercial Point, Ohio
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Took me a while to determine how to describe the event. It was extraordinary! Cliff's knowledge of New York, mixed with that New York attitude made for an excellent outing. We had professionals from Europe, Japan, and the US and Cliff was able to ensure everyone had a great time. If you are looking for an add-on to a business... More 

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

HI Vidal, I remember provide your tour for you and your associates last month very clearly. It was a globally diverse group and many of the gentleman have never been to New York City. It was amusing how diverse their preconceived notions about New York City were. I was delighted to have had the opportunity to rearrange their "heads" knowing... More 

Garden City, New York
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Cliff brought all the memories of New York to life for us, I'm still smiling and chuckling at his very informative stories. He is indeed a book of knowledge about the past and present New York. As one with some challenges he made this adventure very easy and comfortable always with a backup plan. The luxury mini bus was all... More 

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

"Memories" Ah yes Gloria! That's a powerful word and one of my three tour objectives especially those that entail long time friends and family groups. The other two are fun and information. So glad that you enjoyed your tour experience and your TripAdvisor review is most appreciated. Best regards, Cliff More 

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