I booked the Landmarks tour for myself during a family vacation while the others toured around on their own; as another reviewer mentioned, it was nice to focus on photographing the city without the grumbling that comes from slowing everyone down! Our guide, Louis, was very knowledgable, professional and patient with our small group. I was pretty comfortable with my camera going into it, but I appreciated having appropriate techniques demonstrated one at a time as we arrived at each landmark. (Long exposure in Grand Central was definately cool!). This also helped me to 'see' photo opportunities throughout the city on my own and know right away how to best shoot them. I'm not sure we hit all the landmarks listed on the tour, but I enjoyed what we did. As far as doing something 'offbeat' on vacation, this tops the list!