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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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Wonderful Two Days in New York or "I'm Walkin' 'ere!"

My 15-year-old goddaughter and I just returned from NYC. My goddaughter had never been to New York, and we only had two days to get a lot of sightseeing done--and Cliff made it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jmocpa
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El Centro, California

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El Centro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 15-year-old goddaughter and I just returned from NYC. My goddaughter had never been to New York, and we only had two days to get a lot of sightseeing done--and Cliff made it all possible! Not only does he know the most efficient ways to tour, but we saw sights we never knew existed along with lots of history and... More 

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

Thanks Jean, So glad that you and Keely had a wonderful time! I'm so delighted that all went well and that those two days will not ever be forgotten by your God-daughter. Thanks again! "I'm walkin' 'ere!" :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cliff was great. We discussed our travel plans several weeks before arrival and customized a list of places that would appeal to our group. He arrived on time in a very clean and comfortable van with a great driver and then we were on our way! He is great company on the tour, a fun guide and as professional as... More 

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

What a great day for us all! So glad that you took the time to share your thoughts with the TripAdvisor community. Thanks very much, I'm very flattered. Best, Cliff More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked Cliff for two days and what a fantastic memorable time we had! Travelling with family, one with mobility problems, Cliff was able to adapt the tour, along with Robert our driver came up trumps with accommodating the wheelchair. We saw all the sites from the comfort and coolness of the spacious Chevy. Cliff also organized tickets for the Top... More 

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

What more can I say? You're review covered it all. Two tours together and so glad that your mum was comfortable with her experience as well. We had fun and thank you for a delightful two days together. The opportunity is most appreciated! Keep well, Cliff More 

Holte, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family spent 2 days on this private guided tour. Cliff was an excellent guide that knows a lot of interesting inside things about his great city. He has spent his entire life here, and has lived though the massive development of this city. The stories he can tell - can only be told because he has lived here. We... More 

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

HI Nina, Many thanks for sharing your thoughts with the TripAdvisor community. So glad the children you and your husband enjoy the two days that we spent together touring the city. I do hope to see you all again and wish you all a safe and pleasant trip back to Denmark. Best regards, Cliff More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Cliff is an excellent tour guide....he knows this city in and out -where to go, what to avoid. Wonderful, informative, comfortable and relaxed. I will recommend this company to anyone looking for the best way to see the city far from the maddening crowd!!

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

Dear My favorite author, Thanks your "Short Story" review however you've included all that a TripAdvisor member needs to know to make the best choice for a custom & private New York tour. I rate your review five stars!! Thank you!! Cliff More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Before taking in as much of New York as possible on our 4-day sightseeing trip, my son & I planned a 4 hr tour with Private & Custom Tours and our special guide Cliff Strome & his driver. It was the best decision we could have made. We got to see & hear so much about New York from a... More 

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

Thank you Jean for posting a review for the TripAdvisor community. I appreciate your kind words of praise, true though they are :) It was a pleasure showing you both the wonders of "the city" and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your tour. I did too! All the best, Cliff More 

Portland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We (Family of 7) found Cliff and his company Custom Private Tours through Trip Advisor on our 2nd to last day in Manhattan. He called me on the phone quickly and we spoke for about 20-30 minutes about what we wanted to see and do in Manhattan based on our family size and our time schedule. Cliff is a professional... More 

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

Hey Mark, Thanks for your generous review, I'm delighted that you're so enthusiastic about your tour. There's no doubt that we accomplished all that we discussed and the plan worked out perfectly. It truly was a pleasure! Give hugs to all and I hope to see you all again Big Thanks!! Cliff More 

California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Cliff enthusiastically met us early for a custom tour of NYC. A pristine SUV with friendly driver chauffeured us to unique vistas in NYC. It is obvious that Cliff has vast experiences and knowledge of the BIG APPLE. Highlights included Hamiltons House and other lesser known historical landmarks. Having visited NYC on many occasion , this was a fantastic opportunity... More 

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

Thanks for your review Mike, much appreciated! Glad you and Linda had a wonderful time and that together we laughed, learned and "did New York!! "I'm walkin' 'ere!" :) All the best, Cliff More 

Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

You may find less expensive tours but you will never find one this unique and amazing. I live by the rule that "You get what you pay for"! I booked a 5 hour tour with Custom and Private New York Tours not really knowing what to expect or what to see, where to go but once Cliff Strome showed up... More 

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

Hey Darren, I'm thrilled and delighted that you and Connie and the boys had such a wonderful time touring with me. That's what this is all about. I have one shot in several hours to provide a memorable experience for my guests to take back home the real New York City in a way that they too can spread the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Cliff's tour of Harlem and Brooklyn was so knowledgable and interesting. We had to been NY before, but a private tour of the city is definitely the way to go and worth the money!

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

Hi Kevin, So glad that you and your family enjoyed the time we spent together! Taking in all the sites that you had requested and venturing up to Harlem, it wasn't what you had expected, eh? Brooklyn too is always a wonderful place to get into the "real" New York. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, that's... 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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