, and one of the best ways to explore it is with a Private, Personal, Licensed NYC Guide (me!)!
Whether you'd like to explore a specific neighborhood, iconic site or get a sampler of the city (perhaps a Classic New York - Private Tour), or anything in between, let's chat - it's your time and I'm happy to discuss how we can make your visit the one you're looking for! I'm an experienced, professional guide who was shared the sights of the city with thousands of visitors annually from around the world.
I love exploring the many neighborhoods of the city (5 boroughs, 8. 5 million people!), seeing the storied architecture, never getting tired of the iconic NYC skyline viewable from so many vantage points. New York, of course, is everything because of its people and what an incredible diversity we have here with so much delicious food - the sampling of which is a passion of mine (ask me about my favorite Greek restaurant!). I've taught in classrooms, have a background in marketing and real estate and would love to be a part of your next tour here. See you soon!
Here's what visitors have said about me:
"Helpful and Funny!" - Visitor, Australia
"Derek was fabulous, he was very informative. I certainly felt we got an insider scoop and he was incredibly knowledgeable. Highly recommend. " - Visitor, US
"Derek was our guide. He was really good. Very informative and his jokes were funny! He made this trip a great experience. " - Visitor, UK
A Recent Review of this guide
Derek was a true professional. He customized a tour for myself and family. Stellar service, competent, professional, accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable. Best highlight of our trip. Derek shuttled us through Lower, Mid-town and Upper Manhattan explaining several different tourist attractions that we chose. We cannot believe how much of NY we were able to see thanks to Derek. We very much appreciate Derek and his commitment to excellence. You won't be disappointed.
- Licensed NYC Tour Guide
- Member, Guides Association of New York City
- Member, National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations-USA
- Member, International Association of Tour Directors and Guides
As a licensed NYC tour guide, I have no restrictions.