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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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BEST private tour in NYC for sure!

We are a family of 6 including 2 boys ages 8 and 10 and we booked a private 4 hour tour with Cliff. He was fabulous! We started with a trip to the Top of the Rock which he had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Irvine, California

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Irvine, California
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We are a family of 6 including 2 boys ages 8 and 10 and we booked a private 4 hour tour with Cliff. He was fabulous! We started with a trip to the Top of the Rock which he had recommended and it was a great way to get your bearings in NYC. We tried to customize the trip with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Cliffe is the star of the show with his knowledge and humour. He arrived in a fantastic Mercedes air conditioned van with a really professional driver . The tour was comfortable , informative , fun and we covered a lot of ground in 5 hours . But I must say his prices are on the high side compared to other... More 

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

Thanks for your review, much appreciated! I'm delighted that you shared your tour experience and it's flattering that you classified me as "the start of the show" and that you felt that you and your family were in good hands with a "really professional driver." You commented that the prices were high, the reason for the four star, not five... More 

Waynesboro, Mississippi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Cliff made our first family trip to New York City one that we will never forget. My son is still talking about him and what he learned about NYC. Cliff's knowledge and love for the city made our trip fun, memorable and one that we will remember for a lifetime. I would highly recommend him for any age group!

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Cliff made our New York trip very memorable. We learned things about NY that we would have never been exposed to unless we read tons and tons of literature on it. He personalized our tour for us to make it interesting for not just the adults but our teen enjoyed herself as well. we saw more in five hours then... More 

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

Well! That's quite a statement, thank you very much. So, if you're ever looking for tons of books to enhance your knowledge of New York City I know exactly where you can find them, int my office!! It was such a pleasure touring with the three of you and I'm delighted that you foresee a another trip including a tour.... More 

Florida
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Cliff made our New York experience a 10! He showed us things I've never seen before and I visit the big apple yearly! Cliff's your man if you want the insider tour of the Greatest City in the world!!! Highly recommended!!8

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

Short and sweet, great little review and much appreciated! Glad you perceive me as an expert, that's very flattering, even though I'm constantly working on that. This town is constantly changing and just keeping up with everything is really a full time job :) All the best, Cliff More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Cliff's dynamic personality, unbelievable bank of knowledge of his beloved city and his overall presentation of information made each day of our experience fabulous. I found myself truly on the edge of my luxury van seat waiting for the next day's adventure.

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

Hi Laurie, Thanks for your review. I remember mentioning to you during one of your tours that I felt such a robust and passionate interest in you as the tours were conducted. You expressed all that perfectly and I'm delighted that you enjoyed yourself so much. I have a wonderful picture of you taken at EWR before your flight please... More 

Marquand, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Make Cliff a list of places you THINK you want to see and then tell him that you want to see the REAL New York and leave the rest to him. He will tell you what you should see, what you must see, what you can see on your own time, and what you can skip!!! Take my word for... More 

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

HI Anita, I love your expression of confidence. It was funny how you and your kids wanted to see and visit so many places seen on TV, movies that were so far flung and otherwise not historically or culturally the best places such as, Grand Central Terminal, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Wall St, etc etc and you "folded your cards"... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Took the 4 hours tour and it felt like an hour. Cliff born and raised in New York, gave us some of the most interesting insights of the city which made us appreciate the city even more. The tour itself was very efficient and we got to see many places. there was never a dull moment. Thank you Sir!

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

"Never a dull moment"! With so much to see, experience and learn about in such a short time, four hours, We try to make every minute count without injecting a sense of chaos or rush, rush. Over the years and thousands of tour we have learned how to take "short-cuts" maneuver through traffic the best possible way and keep the... More 

Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were eight women looking for a full three days of stress free New York City sightseeing. Cliff delivered everything we could have hoped for and more. Traveling in a comfortable climate controlled Mercedes van, we covered dozens of stops at fabulous well known and hidden treasures all around the Big Apple. Cliff made sure we saw everything we had... More 

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

Yes! We did it all, from lunch at The Red Rooster in Harlem to Economy Candy and everything in between. Moving around New York City with eight lovely ladies and keeping us all together every step of the way can be a bit daunting but in this case it was seamless. I enjoyed the time I spent with all of... More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I brought my 82 year old parents to NYC to visit my 25 year old son; they hadn't been to New York in over 40 years. Cliff's tour was fun and fabulous...even the 25 year old loved it! Cliff's tour took into consideration my father's reluctance to get out at all the sites and he picked 5 that were absolutely... More 

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

Thanks for your review, much appreciated! Although your dad had mobility challenges I organized your tour to set an absolute minimum upon his capabilities and also provide the best opportunities for him to experience and visit all the sites that we had discussed. "Fun & Fabulous" a great way to describe the time we all spent together."My name is Cliff... More 

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Address: New York City, NY 10025
Phone Number: +1 212-222-1441
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