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Reviewed December 16, 2018

We booked a New York City tour and were pleasantly acquainted with STERLIN CITY TOURS and in particularly, TOM ORZO (tom@sterlingcitytours.com). The tour lasted approximately 5 hours from pick up to drop off. Tom was professional, courteous and very, very, knowledgeable about the city, its...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

We booked a full day tour for the day we returned from a cruise and this tour may have beaten out what was an excellent cruise! What a day we had with Tom! First, Tom's knowledge of the area and the customized tour he put...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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TourGuideTom2014, Tour Guide at Sterling City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you, Tyler! I greatly appreciate your kind words and wonderful review. We had established a very good game plan from the emails prior to our BIG day touring around town - a little planning goes a L-O-N-G way! Thank you for making such a...More

Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Tom Orzo was extremely knowledgeable, informative and passionate about the city. We had a fantastic day and saw many sights that a typical average tour or city bus hop on hop off do not cover. He had a lot of maps that showed us the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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TourGuideTom2014, Tour Guide at Sterling City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you, Sherry - I'm glad you found us too! Your family fun made the tour fun for me too - and all the Santa Hats were our first official Christmas 2018 celebration! It was fun going "off the grid" just a little bit to...More

Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Tom takes you on a tour that is unforgettable. Not only is he kind, charismatic & knowledgeable he allows you to create the experience you are looking for. This private tour with Tom is for anyone that is visiting New York from fist timers to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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TourGuideTom2014, Tour Guide at Sterling City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

THANK YOU, CHELSEA! Sooo much fun touring around town with Sheena, and so glad that she liked the first tour we took last year to come back to town and tour with you! Now that the "two sistahs" of the Lower East Side know their...More

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We booked this tour not really knowing what to expect. But we are so glad that we did. We had been in the states for 10 days prior to the tour and it is pretty close to the best thing we have done since being...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TourGuideTom2014, Tour Guide at Sterling City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

"Lots of love" from the Aussie honeymooners? OH MY! What can I say? Yes the tour was fun - especially all the food stops, from Zabar's to Russ & Daughters, and in-between. You both were so discreet - I never knew that you were on...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We just got back from the city with our 11yr. old daughter. It was her first time there and we didn’t know where to start to show her the city, after talking to our concierge at The Viceroy- we took their recommendation and went with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TourGuideTom2014, Tour Guide at Sterling City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

WOW, Denah, thanks for that awesome review and all the kind words and L-O-V-E. Yes, no question, our BIG tour, our first-ever "Mystery Birthday" tour was sooo much fun! When you mentioned a very special birthday visit to NYC for your daughter for some reason...More

Reviewed October 12, 2018

Tom Orzo gives new meaning to Private Tour of NYC. He has sooo much knowledge about the city and lots of little known facts.My husband and I were in a comfortable Mercedes van (with a skylight roof) with our friends who live outside the city....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TourGuideTom2014, Tour Guide at Sterling City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Wow, thank you, Mary! Yes it was a very full day of touring, with just enough good food and healthy snacks along the way to keep us touring. Great to meet you and Randy, finally, after the planning emails, phone calls, texts, before the tour...More

Reviewed September 2, 2018

I surprised my husband with a trip to NYC for his birthday, and since he has bad hips we hired Tom Orzo to give us a private tour of the city on our first day, with the intent of seeing all the major sights. WOW...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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TourGuideTom2014, Tour Guide at Sterling City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

Wow, Denise! thanks for all that! So glad that you and George enjoyed our tour 'round town...on a HOT day...ouch! Fortunately the van was comfortable and we got to see the sights without breaking a sweat. I appreciate your kind words and your observation that...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018

August 9 and 11, 2018, we had the privilege of touring through 3 boroughs of NYC with Tom Orzo. My wife and I had been to NYC a few times, but our 17 and 19-yr old sons had never seen the City. They loved it....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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TourGuideTom2014, Tour Guide at Sterling City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

Thank you, Eric! and thanks to Robin...and those handsome young sons. I'm so glad our 2 day excursion around New York City allowed us to cover A LOT OF GROUND! I greatly appreciate your kind words about our tour, and my growing on-board library that...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

My family and I booked a tour with Tom in July and it far exceeded my expectations. Im not a city lover, but our 4 children who are 7, 11,12 and 13 wanted to visit NYC while we toured the east coast. We looked into...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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TourGuideTom2014, Tour Guide at Sterling City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

Thank you, Keia! your young children were amazing on the tour! So well behaved and interested in everything we got to see - touring with the young folk can be challenging sometimes, but their attention span was definitely up to the task - which made...More

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October 30, 2016|
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I'd be happy to discuss anything with our concerning our tours, or NYC in general. Tomorrow, Monday, 10/31/16, is convenient for me - anytime at all that is good for you. Thank you! Tom Orzo... More
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September 29, 2016|
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Oh my! so sorry to have missed this inquiry! Yes, we can pick up at the ship terminal. I'd be happy to discuss any and all particulars, any questions at all. My tel#: 914-912-1350 I can usually be reached directly Monday... More
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Very accommodating tours. We asked to stop for coffee and then Chinese Dumplings...of course we shared w Tom! Extremely comfortable way to tour the highlights of the city!
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