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Custom & Private New York Tours Inc

New York City, NY 10025
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NYC family tour

We researched a lot of tour companies and Cliff came the most highly recommended. He didn’t... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bcj350
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Denver, Colorado
Cliff is your Tour Guy

We had a private tour for 15 - Cliff took us to all the sights. His knowledge of the city, it's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ken D
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Winnipeg, Canada
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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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New York City, NY 10025
Upper West Side
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We researched a lot of tour companies and Cliff came the most highly recommended. He didn’t disappoint! Cliff and his driver picked us up at our hotel and took us on an exceptional tour. He had the agenda outlined based on a prior phone call...More

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Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi B . . , Thanks for your review and most of all for a most memorable day with your wife and daughters. It was a perfect day in New York and I'm delighted that we got to visit all the sites that were on...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a private tour for 15 - Cliff took us to all the sights. His knowledge of the city, it's history and the architecture are over the top! If you are in NYC Cliff's Tour is a must a must do! You get to...More

Thank Ken D
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Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Ken, Your business associates and spouses as well as you and your lovely wife were so enthusiastic and fun to be with. I suppose that that fuels my enthusiasm too. It was a delightful six hours and I had one of the most fun-filled...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I took a trip to NYC with my two sisters and mom back in March of 2017. It has taken me a while to get on here to write a review, but I am literally still thinking about our amazing trip, so I just had...More

Thank Alyssa A
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Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks Alyssa, I couldn't agree with you more :) What a title to your review! I couldn't have thought of something better if I tried. We had fun and got a lot done and that's what touring is all about. So many of my dear...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to New York many times over the last 15 years or so, but haven't had a tour quite like this one! I really enjoyed riding along with Cliff, and listening to him talk about all the best spots in NYC! He was great!...More

Thank Michelle H
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Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded today

HI Michelle, Your review is much appreciated, thanks! I'm flattered that you've taken the time to share your tour experiences with the TripAdvisor community, that's what makes it all work. So glad you enjoyed the time we had spent together. Best regards, Cliff

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only did Cliff provide us with the opportunity to structure our own tour before we arrived in NYC, he made wonderful suggestions and provided us with historical and humourous insights that we would never have known or experienced on our own. With my husband’s...More

Thank Sabra H
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Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sabra, Spending time with you and Steve was a pleasure for me. You we both fun to be with, and had lots of great questions and an insatiable appetite to learn more and more. Fortunately, I know the answers! :) That's a funny thing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I traveled to NYC together with our families and had an amazing tour! We had a mix of kids (6 yrs - 16 yrs) and discerning adults including world travelers, foodies, and even a huge history buff. We chose the 13 passenger...More

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Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lisa, I just can't say enough about your tour! We had all "the ducks in a row" and all the kids we "good to go!" We did a lot and had a ball. Such a great time and the fun was never ending! You're a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of six ranged in age from 37 to 75. Cliff met us right on time at our hotel. We unfortunately never could specifically determine our exact itinerary although Cliff diligently tried to nail us down in the weeks prior and of course on...More

Thank E M
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Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for posting your review! Much appreciated too. I know that many folks have difficulty providing the sites they want to visit and planning an itinerary it difficult for them. After all, they're coming here to learn and they need guidance. Some are happy to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a NYC vacation with my wife and family (17, 20, 21) and did a 6 hour tour with Cliff. Our first trip was 8 years ago with the bigger attractions seen at that time (Yankee Stadium, Ellis Island, etc). This tour was...More

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Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. I'll never forget from my childhood days, "follow up!" "stay on top of it!" "why are you late!" those were just a few of the barks of "advice?" that my father always laid out to me. I've learned and passed it...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

My husband and I have traveled to NY many times, so we have already seen many of the major attraction NY has to offer. This trip I was compromised with a back problem that made walking difficult, so we decided to see NY the way...More

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Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's always fun to visit new areas and explore for those who've been here before. Brooklyn is a wonderful resource and extremely popular now. Glad you were enthusiastically open to the idea of new and different places and I'm delighted that we saw many places...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

This review is long overdue! I contacted Cliff a few days before we were in New York to request a tour from him. I was excited by all of the wonderful reviews he had on Tripadvisor and knew he was the one for us. Our...More

1  Thank K S
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Custom_and_Private, Owner at Custom & Private New York Tours Inc, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you expressed your confidence and trust in me. I told you that I'd never put a guide in my place, when I'm booked, unless they fit my highest criteria. Annie is as good as it gets. She's a pro in every sense of...More

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
...More
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Sheryl C
7 March 2018|
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Response from Custom_and_Private | Property representative |
TripAdvisor guidelines will not permit me to provide the information your are seeking. Just do a google search for private tours in New York City and you'll find what you're looking for Cliff Thank you! Cliff
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ladybirdsAZ
24 August 2017|
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Response from Saul A | Reviewed this property |
Cliff's rate is $295/hr with a 4 hour minimum. He does not charge by the person. Assuming that you do four hours each day you are looking at a total of $2400 for the two days. Expensive but worth it!
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Please contact me directly at 917-334-1806 for details. TripAdvisor has posting guidelines that are limiting Thanks, Cliff Strome
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