1st Time in New York - Private Tour


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City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes. All children are welcome, their questions and observations keep us all on our toes!

Friendly: Yes.
Together we would determine the most important sights to be seen in the event that a more comfortable walking pace is required with a wheelchair. As the subway is sadly not very wheelchair friendly, city buses might also be used for transportation in addition to taxis.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Italian (advanced)

And we only have one day!

If I told you that we could visit Central Park, Times Square, the 9-11 Memorial, Rockefeller Center, and the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world all in the same day would you believe me? Oh and I forgot to mention, we would also sail by the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, see the Brooklyn Bridge, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the Wall Street Bull, the NY Stock Exchange, and Wall Street! That's right, in one day!

Have your walking shoes on (flip flops not recommended!) and get ready for a well-paced adventure as we hop on and off the subway, take a ferry ride and jump in a taxi if necessary. You are going to see more of NYC in one day than you could have ever imagined!


The Big Apple awaits us! Depending on where you are staying, I will map out the best order in which to see all the sights mentioned! It is always possible to make adjustments on the day if desired to spend more or less time visiting any of the sights. It's your day, we'll spend the time to best suit your interests!

This tour will include a ride on the Staten Island Ferry and views of the following:

Statue of Liberty
Ellis Island
Brooklyn Bridge
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
New York Harbor

PLEASE NOTE: This tour as designed does not include a visit to Liberty & Ellis Islands. Please see the "Visit the Statue of Liberty" tour for such an excursion.

We will also visit, pass by and/or explore the following:
Battery Park
Castle Clinton
Wall Street Bull
Wall Street/New York Stock Exchange
Federal Hall Memorial
Trinity Church
9-11 Memorial (*** 9-11 Museum is not included in this tour)
St. Paul's Chapel
Rockefeller Center
Times Square
Central Park
St. John Divine Cathedral

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We can meet at your hotel or any other city location that is convenient for you.

End location: We can end the tour at your hotel or any other desired location.

Duration: 8 hours


Subway, unless otherwise requested.

What’s Included

1 full day of enthusiastic, informative, and professional guiding!

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 dollars - For transportation, food, souvenirs, 9-11 Memorial donations (if desired),
Church admission (for guide as well)

What’s Extra

Transportation (Subway, bus, taxi)
St. John the Divine Cathedral admission

A Recent Review of this tour

Our first visit to New York, our first morning and we met Doug in our hotel lobby.. after a brief introduction we were on our Way. Doug's knowledge of all the places we visited, the buildings we could see from a far and the other places we want to visit is unbelievable. We had a fantastic day and having Doug with us has helped us find our bearings and plan our weekend of adventure in this unbelievable City. Doug thank you very much for being part of our family on our 1st day in NYC!!
Graeme Thurman

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