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Bill G.

New York, NY, United States

The tours I give always have a level of enthusiasm that is beyond scripted - because I live here and know that each day brings changes that will interest me and let me excite the tourist.

I know the landmarks, but I know the locals, and I can make a tour of an "ordinary" neighborhood exciting because I also know the history of New York. I know why this is the Empire City, and can convey the excitement of discovery on virtually every corner.

I have learned to love this city perhaps as one learns to love a beautiful yet willful woman. For me to make a real and true connection with it, I had to become better acquainted with New York through an elaborate series of "dates" with its neighborhoods and their histories. I felt the city telling me to learn more about it first; I had to prove that I cared.

Every neighborhood, just as every business in them, is like a library of melodramas and romances written by its denizens, past and present, all informed by a history that is growing every day from the hands, hearts and minds of those people. By running and walking, and making contacts with people in these neighborhoods and businesses, I have fully embraced my lover's assignment. In fact, after entering all these neighborhoods and businesses I felt compelled to "check out" and read their literature.

I have became a licensed tour guide. I taught students how to pass the city's tour guide exam at City College. I lead groups, both large and small, that include high school students, businessmen and other adults, as well as retirees, both from the U.S. as well as abroad. I love taking people around my city.

A Recent Review of this guide

We (8 seniors) did the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island tour. Our guide was Bill. Excellent & knowledgeable tour guide. But most of all, Bill was so pleasant and patient with all of us. Commendable to the Nth degree and I assured him to expect us when we return next year.
Jorge Avelino

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Credentials

Licensed New York City and Washington, DC Tour Guide; B.A., M.A., English; urban historian.
My NYC license No. is 0975275; D.C. is TGL11706

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A Special One-day Visit to New York City,...

From Airport to Cruise Port - or the reverse - with New York City in,...

690 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

5 hours

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Downtown and Midtown Manhattan with your,...

See the Brooklyn Bridge, City Hall, the World Trade Center Site and,...

375 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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Greenwich Village - A Private walk through,...

A day's stroll through the vibrant bohemian and university community,...

350 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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A Walk across the George Washington Bridge,...

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A walk from the City to the woods - and an historic suburb - just across,...

375 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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A Deluxe Visit to New York for Persons,...

A Multi-Day Private & Personalized excursion in New York City

1000 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

2 days

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New York Airport Transfer? Make it a,...

Make the most of your layover in New York with a Private Guide

850 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

5 hours

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Explore the markets of Chinatown and,...

An Introduction to the Far East nearby with a private guide

150 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

1 hour 30 min.

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A Walk through New York for Cruise Visitors,...

Docking in Hell's Kitchen Can Be A Great Occasion!

300 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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An Immersion in Manhattan private tour

A brief introduction to New York with a private guide

350 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

4 hours

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A Full Day in New York City!

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A city private tour for a school group

375 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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