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Custom & Private New York Tours Inc

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Address: New York City, NY 10025
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+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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EXCELLENT! Perfect for a custom experience!

I booked a tour with Cliff for me and my husband when we were recently in NYC simply because the reviews were so good! I can honestly say that they were all TRUE - Cliff is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ashley L
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a tour with Cliff for me and my husband when we were recently in NYC simply because the reviews were so good! I can honestly say that they were all TRUE - Cliff is absolutely wonderful! He was easy to contact and communicate with, and he creates such a personal experience for you. We are big history buffs... More 

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Thank Ashley L
Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this review

Ashley, Thank you for such a generous review!! It was a pleasure providing your tour for the both of you. I look forward to touring with you "guys" again and meeting your mom and sister in March. We've got time to plan your itinerary and discuss all the details. Sharing your thoughts is most appreciated! All the best for the... More 

Kent UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a tour with Cliff for a friends wedding last week and he was amazing. Sometimes tours can be bland and feel like you are being talked at, but he knew how to pitch it perfectly, really knew his facts, and interacted with everyone and made us all feel part of the tour (although rather jet-lagged we didn't feel quite... More 

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

Hi Paul, With such a wonderful wedding party from top to bottom you all were "ready to go" and embrace the experience enthusiastically. I enjoyed the time we spent together and it all fell into place for the lovely couple most of all. I appreciate that you took the time to share you thoughts with the TripAdvisor community. All the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time! Very knowledgeable on history and so easy going !! We stopped for lunch went at our pace! It was cold but we stayed warm walking !!

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

Hi, I believe that you have provide a review for our company by mistake since we do not have a guide named Glenn nor can I recall a 7 hour walking tour. We are Custom & Private New York Tours, Inc. Thank you, Cliff Strome cliffstrome@gmail.com More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cliff, Thank you so very much for the amazing day. I'm sorry that you were under the weather, and hope that going out that day didn't make it worse. Your time with us, the sights, and detailed information you provided gave me and my family a wonderful glimpse into the true beauty of New York. There is so much history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic private tour with Cliff. Loved that he is authentic NY from his look to his personality. He was very knowledgable and shared NY history, stories and fun facts as we toured. Highly recommend him!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My Mom has always wanted to see New York City. I wanted to make it special but also take into account that she is 79 and crowded bus tours would not work. Cliff was our guide and he took time to customize our tour and highlight the stops my Mom wanted to see. Top of the Rock was definitely a... More 

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

Your mom was like a "kid in a candy store" taking it all in with such relish and delight, what a pleasure to "see the lights go on" and the wonder light up her eyes as we visited one site after the other. It's truly a pleasure to provide tours for "bucket listers" provided by their adult children. We all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough about my experience in New York City with Cliff. Incredible memory of the city's history, pleasantly paired with funny local jokes and inside stories & facts you wouldn't hear anywhere else! Perhaps most importantly, Cliff made us feel safe and secure. His knowledge of the city was so impressive, along with his care for our comfort... More 

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

Reviews such as yours continue to fuel my love and devotion to what we do at Custom & Private New York Tours. For us all here it's not a job it's a joy. We believe that your private tour is likely to be the highlight of your visit and giving you and yours an experience that will be a lasting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

My mother, niece and I had only a few hours within which to be introduced to New York. Cliff and Aline made sure we did so in the most memorable and informative manner. What an exciting adventure! Aline gently guided us on options for our brief tour and Cliff and his driver made it happen in style! They know the... More 

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

Please let us know when you're coming back "our new friend!" Welcome to the bunch! Tours are more than information as you know. It's about fun, memorable and informative experiences that turn into lifelong memories, that's what we do. So glad that you all had a wonderful time and as we because providing wonderful New York City experiences is our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

I was privileged to be part of a private coach tour of the city with Mark as our guide. We were able to see many different parts of the city that were of interest to us. Adrian our driver negotiated traffic like a pro and got us to each destination. We were able to choose what we wanted to see... More 

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

Thanks very much for posted your review. Mark and all of us at Custom & Private New York Tours are delighted to receive feedback from those who take the time to acknowledge the good work that we do. Oops! Correction :) It's not work it's not a job it's a joy. With a town like New York and our love... More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Simply the most entertaining tour of New York you could possibly wish. Cliff was charming, informative and kept us giggling for the entire tour. The exception to this was our visit toGround Zero where he made us feel the absolute horror that the people of New York felt on the day of 911. Can't believe how much we packed into... More 

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

Could it have been better??? Nah! If so . . . please let me know how to :) Such a great day and it was Gilly, Tricia, Barry and you who made it happen, Such enthusiasm and verve, what a wonderful day. The lunch in Little Italy was just too much fun :) Thanks to all for the opportunity to... More 

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Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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