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“Can they be beaten?”

Custom & Private New York Tours Inc
Ranked #22 of 598 Tours in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Can they be beaten?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

unlikely! Custom & Private Tours is up there at the top of the tree as far as personalised tours are concerned. I have taken several tours in the past with different organisations and have always been left disappointed with the 'robotic' fashion they are conducted. This is the second tour I have arranged through Custom & Private. The reason I booked the second, was because the first was so good; the second was as good if not slightly improved. The informal, but professional way in which the tours are conducted is clearly natural and not forced. You are not just being told how many floors the the Empire State Building has or "thats the Hudson river over there", but you are given little know facts about the great city. I wouldn't consider using anyone else other than Custom & Private Tours either to conduct the itinerary as I want, or let them provide the best suggestions. Neil F, London, England.

Visited January 2013
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English first
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We wanted a personal tour of New York away from the crowded buses and to learn the history of the places we saw. With Cliff and his Custom and Private tour we weren't disappointed. He showed us all we requested and more and entertained us as well. Our party of 4 all would recommend this tour to anyone wanting something a little different from the norm. Worth every penny we paid.

Visited December 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“New York again!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Cliff is one of a kind! As our second year visit to "The Big Apple" Cliff was the first contact I called to arrange another tour. We were attended to like royalty! Not only will you and family have an amazing tour, you will gain a friend for life! See you next year!!!

Visited December 2012
Thank Dean B
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Munich, Germany
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Custom & Private Always Comes Through!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

As a repeat guest I am not surprised at the
delightful service that was provided for me
and a dear friend once again. Our guide took
us to places we've never been before and
created a wonderful, informative and most
memorable experience for us.
If you're looking for a sophisticated experience
that you'll never forget Custom & Private will
satisfy the most discriminating world traveler.

Visited December 2012
Thank saniretourner
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New York City, New York
1 review
“Recent 2 x day trips by Custom & Private New York Tours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Dear future traveller,
We have been in New York for 14 days and had two (2) day trips by Cliff from Custom & Private New York Tours, Inc late Dec-2012.
We had special needs and needed an electric wheel chair with us for both trips and were completely accommodated for by Cliff and his team.
Cliff is an walking database of New York and US history and is a huge resource of information during and after our trips.
We would like to pass on our personal thanks for Cliff's personal service at all times as well as his genuine concerns for us to get the best out of our trip during our stay.
I trust anyone using Cliff in the future will not be disappointed.

Note: we are travelling around the world over a 8 week trip and have used our travel agent in Australia "Concierge Travellor" who is a international member of Virtuoso. We have travelled with similar guides of similar great skills in Singapore, London, Vienna, Paris and now New York.

Keep up the great work.


Max & Susan Tomassian
Sydney. Australia.

Visited December 2012
Thank Max T
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