After doing a fantastic Central Park tour with Max in 2012, I booked another tour with CityRover Walks for my family and I the weekend before Christmas.
This time it was to do the High Line, Chelsea Market and Meatpacking District. Max was unavailable on the day of our tour and instead we were with Danielle. I was unsure at first if anyone could possibly compete with Max, as I felt that my Central Park tour was perhaps one of the best I've ever taken, but was so pleased that Danielle was every bit as good and informative as Max.
There's a reason that this is one of the top TripAdvisor activities in NYC with as many excellent reviews as there are: They are simply GREAT.
From start to finish Max was fantastic about communication with me prior to the tour in helping me set it up, the times (which they adjusted to meet our schedule), and even put it together fairly hastily as I was very last-minute in my planning.
Then the tour itself with Danielle was so informative, insightful and all four of us (including our two teenaged daughters) were really engaged and felt as though we'd really learned a lot about what we were seeing, the history and fun facts that we'd have never known.
Don't even think about hesitating to book a tour with CityRover Walks. You won't find one better. PERIOD. Thanks Max and Danielle! We loved it and will be back to do another as soon as we return to NYC.