Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In New-York-City by Tour Guide Michael D.

Michael D.
  New-York-City
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Jennifer Michaelis

United States
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Tour: #292074, Private Two Day City Tour., NYC, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 1/20

My family enjoyed our two day tour with Michael. He was very thorough and energetic. He tailed the tour to include items that my nieces would enjoy, since they are eight and nine. He answered all of our questions, and he gave suggestions of other things to do or eat. Our favorite part of the tour was our lunch at the Ukrainian restaurant. We would highly recommend this tour!!

Curt Selman

United States
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Tour: #25787, Private Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 29/19

Great tour, very knowledgeable. Also very patient and accommodating. Really cant think of anything more we could have asked from a guide. 5 stars!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Curt. I had a wonderful time meeting you and the family. Enjoyed sharing some of out great city with you. Michael

Nancy Rowland

United States
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Tour: #25792, Private Tour of 9/11 Memorial World Trade Center and Museum tour, NYC, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

We hire tour guides where ever we go - Istanbul, St. Petersburg, New Zealand, Sicily, Tuscany - - you get the gist. Michael is among the best. It was great to have a native New Yorker orchestrate our 9/11 memorial and museum tour. The pace was right as well as the amount of detail. Outside of the tour, he appears to be committed to the tour guide business /education not only in NY, but everywhere. His recomendations of what else to do in NY were also great. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy, Thank you so much for your kinds words. It was such a pleasure to meet you and share this important part of NYC history with you. Please let me know when you return to our city.

Mark Wurzel

United States
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Tour: #25792, Private Tour of 9/11 Memorial World Trade Center and Museum tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 30/19

Michael has been conducting 9/11 tours since before there was much to see at the site. Meaning, he knows where to go, what to see (and why), and what not to see (and why). His insights are very helpful in preventing a visitor from wasting a lot of time and not getting to see what should be seen!

Barbara P.

United States
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Tour: #25792, Private Tour of 9/11 Memorial World Trade Center and Museum tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 6/19

Michael was very informative and very interesting in his explanations and sensitivity on a very emotional subject.

Simon Davies

Wellingborough, SELECT ONE, United Kingdom
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Tour: #25787, Private Tour of the Statue of Liberty /Ellis Island and Midtown, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

Thanks to Michael for a super day! Hope to see you again! Totally recommended! Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Simon. I had a great time too. Next time we’ll hit Staten Island!

Marilyn Pilipina

United States
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Tour: #292074, Private Two Day City Tour., NYC, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

We had a such a great time during our 2 days tour with Michael D. He is very knowledgeable. He took us to every place we wanted to see and more that we didn't even know about. I would highly recommend getting a private tour if you are new in NYC and hiring Michael as your guide. It is well worth it.

Chad Blackard

United States
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Tour: #25792, Private Tour of 9/11 Memorial World Trade Center and Museum tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 23/19

Michael did a great job with our group of 6. Would definitely recommend.

Carlene Cristiani

Austin, TX, United States
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Tour: Private Tour of Metropolitan Museum, NYC, New York, United States
Date: May 1/19

Wish we would have just rented the headsets from the museum! Anytime we asked a question, he would turn and read the info next to the item/painting, he really did not have any additional info, he just apparently spends a lot of time there - real waste of money!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carlene, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your tour. I am very sorry that the tour did not meet your expectations. The tour was designed to provide a broad overview of the METs vast collection. Covering 2 million square feet of space is challenging for most people and the tour was created to provide a brief taste of some of the many wonders at the MET. Again, I am sorry this tour did not meet your expectations.

Malcolm Cox

Napier, HAWKES BAY, New Zealand
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Tour: #6446, Your City - Malcolm Cox, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 2/19

Michael, thank you for a wonderful day in New York. I expecially appreciate your friendly manner, and huge knowledge of the city. Thank you for making this time so memorable. Sincererly, Malcolm.

Kristen Parmelee

United States
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Tour: #292074, Private Two Day City Tour for Kris Parmelee, NYC, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 28/18

Wow! Best investment we could have made. Hired Michael to provide a private tour to our family of 5 for a whirlwind weekend trip to NYC. He delivered! We saw it all and his knowledge of the city saved us literally hours of waiting in line at attractions like the Statue of Liberty and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition, he shared very interesting facts and history of the city as we went along. He had a great sense of humor and was a fantastic add to our time in NYC. Highly recommend Michael!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Helli Kris, Thank you for the kind words. I has such a great time with you, Jeff and the boys (Sam, Andi and Phil). While the crowds in New York at holiday can give even a hardened New Yorker pause, sharing it with such a delightful family makes it all worthwhile. Have a wonderful new year! Look me up when you're back in NYC.

Marion Connelly

Australia
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Tour: #7314, A Private tour of Midtown, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 10/18

We had a great tour with Michael in New York. We learnt many interesting facts and found the tour very informative. We highly recommend touring NY with Michael.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marion. It was great fun spending time with you, Mark, Luke and Chris. Have a great time on the rest of your US trip and have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Beryl De Smedt

United Kingdom
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Tour: #25787, Private Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 5/18

Friendly and knowledgeable guide who was easy to get on with and very helpful. Made the tour enjoyable and would recommend.

Jacqueline Ludwig

United States
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Tour: #25787, Private Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 29/18

Michael was an excellent source of knowledge. I enjoyed my private tour very much. Highlight of my New York experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jacqueline. Hope your visit to Peter Lugers worked out. Let me know when you're back in NYC!

Carol Lovelady

Union, KENTUCKY, United States
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Tour: #6446, Your City - Private tour., New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 24/18

If you want to see NYC- Michael is the guy to get your around and tell you the stories of his home town. What an excellent job he did on our day together. His knowledge and expertise allowed us to see more of the city than we have done in one day than we could have ever done on our own. He went above and beyond what we expected and we highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Carol. I had such a good time with you and your group. Hope the rest of your cruise went smoothly.

Jeff Keough

Canada
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Tour: #6446, Your City - Private tour., New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 21/18

Michael was very knowledgeable and passionate about New York and it's rich history. We were happy with his stories and pace of the tour. He is a true New Yorker! Thank you Michael.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeff. I had a wonderful time showing you and your friends around NYC. Let me know when you plan to return. Michael

David Zona

United States
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Tour: #25787, Private Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 4/18

Michael did a nice job adjusting to our special interest in Ellis Island and the history of my grandmother's immigration thru Ellis in 1921. Thank you and well done Michael.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure. Had such a great time with you all. Thanks for allowing me to share this important piece of history with you.

Randy Peretzman

United States
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Tour: #25792, Private Tour of 9/11 Memorial World Trade Center and Museum tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 29/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Randy.

Rick Truman

United States
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Tour: #37972, A Private tour for Theater lovers. - Broadway Baby!, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 23/18

Michael was great! He was very knowledgeable, and he connected well with all of our participants. He paced the tour well so that everyone could keep up, and he personalized it to things that would interest our group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Rick, Thanks so much for the kind words. It was great fun meeting your group and sharing some of the Broadway lore with them. Enjoy the rest of your stay and the wonderful line up of shows you're seeing. Michael D.

Mark Kelleher

Ireland
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Tour: #6446, Your City - Private tour., New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 23/18

Michael is a fabulous guide for guests visiting New York, looked after our family as if we were his own family. Thanks Michael, appreciate your professional approach.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Have a wonderful cruise Mark! It was pleasure showing your family New York.

Shelley Richler

Canada
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Tour: #25792, Private Tour of 9/11 Memorial World Trade Center and Museum tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 21/18

We spent 2 days touring with Michael and one day we went to the 9/11 Memorial. We all had our own memories of the day but it was especially interesting to hear it through the words of someone who lived through it. Absolutely recommend Michael as a guide if visiting New York.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Shelley. I had a wonderful time with you and your group.

Shelley Richler

Canada
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Tour: #25787, Private Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

Had a great day touring the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Michael was especially nice and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Ellis Island and got us through the lines very efficiently. I would highly recomend Michael as a guide if you are visiting New York.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Shelley.

Roger Swenson

United States
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Tour: #25792, Private Tour of 9/11 Memorial World Trade Center and Museum tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 10/18

This tour made our trip to New York. Michael's personal sharing of the 9/11 history, events and personal stories of that day was both educational and emotional. From the moment he met us at our hotel and guided us through the subway and streets of New York and his insight at each stop, it was a day our family will always remember. I cannot recommend him enough. He also guided us to an amazing lunch location before he left us too. The best way to see New York and the Memorial.

Roger Freidline

Midland, TX, United States
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Tour: #25792, Private Tour of 9/11 Memorial World Trade Center and Museum tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Michael. After meeting us at our hotel, we rode the subway to start our tour. He offered a great deal of information about the 911 memorial and sites around the area. He also added a great deal to our understanding because he shared much of what he experienced on that day. For many of us, we have a shared memory of that fateful day and we truly appreciated what Michael added to our tour of the museum and memorial. I strongly recommend Michael for his tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Roger, thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed the time we spent together. Please keep mean ind when you return to NYC. Michael D.

Darren G.

Australia
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Tour: #292074, Private Two Day City Tour., NYC, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 16/18

We decided to do our tour (2 days) via the subway as we wanted a true New York experience and that is what we got from Brian. We had the best hotdogs and papaya juice from the local hotdog store, waffles from the sidewalk, we visited places that you would not find on a normal tour. The little church at the 9/11 Memorial where the fireman would hang their shoes at the start of their shift some never to be reclaimed. This tour was exactly what we wanted so we could learn the history surrounding New York.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Darren, Thanks so much for your comments. I really enjoyed meeting you, your sister and son. I usually tell people that if they didn't like the tour they should refer to me as George, but since you gave me a Five Star review, I'll let the Brian pass. Thanks again, Michael D.

Elaine Hastings

United Kingdom
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Tour: #25792, Private Tour of 9/11 Memorial World Trade Center and Museum tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 10/17

Michael was a super guide. We have never taken a private tour before and it was the perfect way to take the 9/11 tour. We learned and saw so much more than if we had walked on our own. Michael brought each of the memorials to life and we felt honoured to see hidden and almost forgotten statues. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and memories with us.

Andrew Chung

United States
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Tour: #25792, Private Tour of 9/11 Memorial World Trade Center and Museum tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 3/17

It is VERY informative... You learn so much about 9/11. It is definitely something to visit (at least once) when you visit New York City.

Andrew Chung

United States
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Tour: #25787, Private Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 2/17

I have been to New York so many times, but this time my friend and I got to learn so much about the history of this great city thanks to Michael, a New Yorker born and raised. Hope to have Michael guide us through New York again focusing on other tours he offers on this site.

Lance Williams

United States
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Tour: #25792, Private Tour of 9/11 Memorial World Trade Center and Museum tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 25/17

Michael is a knowledgeable and passionate native NewYorker and guide to NYC. We spent 4 hours with him at the 09/11 Memorial and walked away from the tour more knowledgeable about 09/11, the memorial, museum and NYC in general. I highly recommend Michael for his knowledge, passion and easy going manner.

Jacquie Talbot

United Kingdom
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Tour: #25787, Private Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 4/17

Brilliant tour by a knowledgeable guide who is clearly enthusiastic about his home city Thank you Michael

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jacquie. Hope you enjoyed the fireworks!