Quintessential New York

Tour Number

Activity Level



Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

Full-day Private Tour of NYC Highlights

On this walking tour, we'll visit New York's most iconic sites in a single day.

In the morning, we tour highlights of Central Park, Fifth Avenue, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, the NY Public Library, the Chrysler Building and majestic Grand Central Terminal.

After a break for lunch, we continue to Lower Manhattan for views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the Wall Street Bull, Wall Street, the World Trade Center and the September 11 Memorial.

Your tour is fully customized, so alternate sites can include: the Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, Chinatown and Little Italy, SoHo, the High Line, Harlem, or the Lower East Side.

My NYC expertise allows me to maximize our time, so we'll explore more sites than tourists typically see in a day. And you'll have a richer experience, hearing a local perspective and the fascinating stories behind the famed sites.

This private walking tour is a superb introduction to New York City and ideal for those looking to explore NYC more deeply.


Central Park
Fifth Avenue
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Rockefeller Center
The New York Public Library
Grand Central Terminal
Battery Park (views of NY Harbor, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island)
The Wall Street Bull
Trinity Church
Wall Street and the NY Stock Exchange (outside)
The World Trade Center
September 11 Memorial.

NOTE: this tour is customizable. The itinerary can be tailored to guests' interests.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: TBD. I will meet you at your hotel or other convenient location.

End location: TBD. I can return you to your hotel or other requested location.

Duration: 8 hours


Walking, subway, bus, taxi.

What’s Included

An expert guide to provide in-depth commentary.
Pre-tour consultation and itinerary customization.
Insider advice to plan your entire NYC experience.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 USD - The only additional costs are transportation (quite modest using public transit). However, guests will want funds for discretionary expenses like food & beverage, souvenirs, etc.

What’s Extra

Food or beverages.
Fares for transportation.
Tickets to attractions, when applicable.


Like most New Yorkers, I do not drive.

The best way to experience NYC is walking its streets and neighbourhoods. Tours are designed for exploration on foot, using public transportation or taxis/Uber as needed. A driver can be arranged upon request.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Jeff D.

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