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“Heidi the guidi”

Real New York Tours
Ranked #2 of 642 Tours in New York City
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Owner description: The Original NYC Walking & Subway Tour Celebrating our 10th Year! Lets face it, New York tours are only as good as their tour guides. Real New York Tours gives people the opportunity to see the city through the eyes of real New Yorkers. Real New York Tours explores the history, the cracks and crevices, the side streets, and culture of real New York neighborhoods. We’ll ride the New York subway, pound the pavement, and meet the people who have become the fabric of this great city. Together we will feel the electricity that drives everyday New Yorkers. This is real New York!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Heidi our guide from Real New York tours was excellent, it was obvious the information we had provided before we arrived in NY to RNYT was used to form the type of tour we wanted and so it made it even more memorable for both me and my two kids. We chose the 6 hour private tour and it was only after we had finished did we realise how much ground we had covered but it was well worth it, really informative and highly enjoyable.

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

My husband and I did the big apples tour when we arrived in New York. Since it was our first time to New York, we thought it would be a great way to familiarise ourselves and gain our bearings. We were so right! We had Aaron as our tour guide and he was awesome! We managed to learn heaps on the tour (things we would never have learnt on a hop on hop off bus tour) we got up close to everything. We asked as many questions as we liked, with Aaron happy to answer all of them. Not only did we learn how to get ourselves around on the subway (that served us well for the rest of our trip) but we also visited many different parts of Manhattan so we found many places to come back to. We managed to check off a few items on our must see list all in one day. E.g. Greenwich Village (we even passed the friends building),Central Park, Wall Street etc.. It is amazing how much ground you can cover in one day without feeling tired. Aaron paced everything really well, and kept a check on how we were all going along the tour, he was very attentive. And I must make extra mention to Aaron, as not only did he do a great job on the tour, but he also put in extra effort by helping us at the end of the day find our way back to where we needed to be. He even showed us around Hell's Kitchen on the way back recommending places for dinner when we weren't sure where to go. Thanks again Aaron!! I highly recommend this tour for anyone coming to New York, it was one of the best experiences of our whole trip.

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

We have been to New York several times but this was by far the best tour we've ever taken in New York. We did the 6 hour group tour, Trey was our tour guide and he was great! The pace was just right for us (2 adults and an 11 year old), it was a cool day but a perfect day for walking and walk you do!! The walking though is the best part as you really get a sense of the city and get to experience it all up close and personal, unlike being on a tour bus. My son loved hopping on and off the subway, we loved visiting the different areas of the city and Trey was funny and informative. We also had such a nice group of people on the tour with us from Canada, England and Australia. We would all highly recommend this tour.

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

We loved our Dozen Apples Tour with Real New York City Tours! From booking to tour end, Real NYC Tours was a fabulous experience. Nathan our tour guide was a wealth of knowledge and we enjoyed his tour very much. The walking pace was very manageable. Another great thing about this tour is getting to meet other tour participants from all around the world. All-in-all, this tour is a great way to meet New York!

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Dear Real New York Tours,
Thank you so very much for a wonderful introduction to this magnificent city. Heidi, you gave us such a great taste of the infinite variety of cultures, styles, sights & sounds!

And you managed it all at such an unhurried, relaxed pace, with a seemingly endless supply of fascinating anecdotes & historical background. You even helped us overcome our reluctance about using the underground; that has been so liberating! And you planted the seeds for further adventures, which we subsequently undertook on our own, with great success!

We were a tad jet lagged but found the whole experience very up lifting & unforgettable. I hope you weren't too tired after so much giving!

We are eternally in your debt!
Sincerely,
Joan & Gavin

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