Patricia McgavicUnited States
Gary was a fantastic guide. He knows a lot of interesting things about the city. He was also very kind in trying to get my sulking teenager out of a funk! ��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Maybe I am used to it but your teenager was fine. Thank you again, you 4 were a pleasure to take around.
Terri AndersonUnited States
Gary was great! He was very friendly and knowledgeable. He tailored the tour to suit or requests, and we had a great time. I highly recommend him. He even took the time to make sure we knew exactly how to use the subway to find our way back to our hotel without any problems. This is a great way to get to know NYC without the big crowds
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again, you 2 were wonderful. Thank you for texting me that you got back ok - remember I never want Lester Holt saying my name on Dateline.
Cherie GibsonUnited States
Gary was fantastic! So knowledgeable and easy to talk to.... we really enjoyed our experience !! Thank you Gary! Cherie Gibson
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! What a pleasure you 4 are - the FAB 4!
Peggy P.United States
Thank You Gary!!!! You helped so much in giving us the experience of Manhattan!! We would not have seen all we did without you, your knowledge is fantastic! Any first time visitor's would be thrilled by your assistance. Thank you Again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both so much. You 2 were so easy to take around. I hope that you enjoyed the Statue of Liberty cruise and thank you for letting me know that you were ok. My best to you.
Julie EleganteUnited States
Gary was a fantastic tour guide! I have a little boy who wanted to see the Statue of Liberty. He met us at our hotel, gave us a tour of Grand Central Station, the Statue of Liberty, and Alexander Hamilton's grave (we were going to the Hamilton show that night). Gary was very patient with my son and answered all of his questions. His knowledge of Manhattan is impressive! I would definitely use him again and recommend him to my friends and family. Thank you Gary
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You and your son were so cool. Leo is a sweet kid and as long as he keeps asking questions, will certainly go far. With or without the cape. Please send him my best and thank you for such a great day. Gary
Dorothy GriffithsUnited Kingdom
Thank you again, Gary! This tour was a fantastic way for a first-timer in NY to get under the skin of the city. From the moving experience of the September 11 Memorial - to cheesecake at Junior's - and all points in between. Your knowledge and enthusiasm made it the highlight of my trip - and you rose to all the extra challenges I threw at you …! I really hope to get back to NYC in the not too distant future - and if I do, I hope you'll show me some more of your home town?!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Absolutely, there is more to show and you were a pleasure to take on a tour. Thank you again. Gary
Valerie PflugUnited States
The tour was so informative. The history of the rivalries of NYC I found most fascinating. Rivals in finance, theatre, transportation, journalism, even food, most everything. Perhaps these rivalries are what pushed the city to be so much more than most people can even imagine. Thanks to Gary for showing me his city in a way I never would have found on my own.
Sharon RomankUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Gary. He shared 100's of great stories about New York and pointed interesting unique places and sites that someone not knowing New York would never find. My husband had a leg injury and Gary was great to slow the pass down for us but keep the day full . Our only regret was not booking Gary earlier in our visit. Our tour was on the last day of our trip but would hav been better had it been the first day. Gary sets a high standard. We feel fortunate to hav had him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You two were awesome. Thank you.
Scott RemingtonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Your children are charming and I hope you all had fun with me and a great time in NYC.
Erin HowardUnited States
Gary is probably one of THE BEST guides we have ever had-our tour was exactly what I wanted for our first time in NYC. Great history, how best to get around, where to go AND not go, when we were on our own. Our group of three consisted of two adults and a 15 year old. I will be contacting Gary again when I bring my mother and best friend back!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I am very glad you had a good time with me. Happy Holidays and best to you and yours in the new year.
Angie DavenportUnited States
Gary was just terrific! He is so knowledgeable, witty and insightful. Gary is a lifelong New Yorker who sprinkles his continual delivery of information with personal experiences that are delightful. He is friendly and thoughtful even walking us through the process of using the subway system and giving advice about the rest of our stay in New York. We had such a wonderful time and experience with him - we highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! You were a pleasure to take around, I am glad you had a good time with me and I hope your lunch at Macy's was what you wanted. Best regards to all. Gary
Cynthia SmithHelena, AL, United States
Gary was incredible. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and designed our tour around our interests. I highly recommend Gary as your guide to New York City.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words and for letting me know you got back to the hotel safely. Best regards, Gary
Mike DouganGermantown, TN, United States
Our family absolutely loved Gary. We felt like he was an old friend who was showing us around his home town. He gave each one of us his undivided attention. His caring was obvious and it showed. We really appreciated his knowledge and historical facts. He gave us lots of tips on do's and don'ts. By the time the tour was over we were well prepared for the rest of our week in NYC. We highly recommend visitors to NYC take this tour. He obviously loves New York City and it shows.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and wow. I knew you would all be fine once the Metrocard swipe was mastered. Have a great rest of your stay.
Greg HairLake Kiowa, TX, United States
Gary is a fantastic guide and kept us busy a a leisurely pace. Saw all of the major sights and got great background material for each one. Can't recommend him highly enough.
Mark WildashUnited Kingdom
Gary gave us a really great tour. It was very informative, and informal. Would highly recommend this as the best way to get to know the city for the first time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry about your feet! I am very glad that you had a good time and I hope that River Cafe was what you hoped for. Gary
Steve SchwartzUnited States
Great stories and insight from a true New Yorker! Gary is also fantastic with kids.
Greg SmithersUnited States
Kelly IrvinUnited States
GO WITH GARY! You will not regret your decision touring with Gary. We weren't just impressed with his vast amount of knowledge of New York, he went out of his way to individualize our family's interests. The best part of our tour was Gary's excitement and passion for sharing his city. Gary obviously loves what he does and we were fortunate to pick a guide who's all in. Thanks Gary, Your continuous research into everything "New York" is evident, even impressed a teenage, Hamilton expert. Well done.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sp much for your kind words. I hope that Amelia got her Churro. You guys were great to be with, a guide's dream of a client. Best of everything to you.
The tour with Gary was amazing and i enjoy every minute of our tour.He knows a lot about New York and for someone who is for first time in America and in New York he is the one. Highly recommend to everyone
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. Good luck with everything.
Kylie HerbertSOUTH AUSTRALIA, Australia
Great guy. Very helpful and interesting. Thankyou!!
Beverly ToledoUnited States
Our tour with Gary was one of our best spent afternoons. During the 6 hr. tour we got a comprehensive overview of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Central Park & Grand Central Station. We felt like we understood, just a little bit, what it is to be a New Yorker and love your city. Gary's knowledge is vast & varied and we felt that we lucked out with him as our guide and look forward to return visits and more tours with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words! I had a blast with you and the other ladies. Best to you and please send my regards to the other ladies.
Roger ElliottUnited States
Gary was very informative about the history of NYC landmarks like Grand Central Station and the evolution of the city's transportation system. My wife and I enjoyed the subway and can now get around easier knowing the basics. We recommend Gary to any visitor who needs a primer about NYC.
Kevin QuinnUnited States
Gary was both knowledgeable and entertaining. He was able to work with us to customize our 5 hour tour to really hit the things our children would most appreciate. thanks Gary!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. I hope you liked Juniors and the cheesecake. Thanks again and hope you had a great time during the rest of your stay.
Virginia W.United States
Gary was a wonderful tour guide for a first time visitor. He enjoys what he does and his energy for the history of New York is evident. He loves the historical facts and the tour was perfect. He took into consideration our goals for the day and reached out to us by email both prior and after the tours. Our trip was fantastic and we owe a lot of that to Gary. Thanks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You two were fantastic, great to be with. I wish that we could give our clients stars ratings - you would have 5 stars. I am glad William Wallace got a suit at Saks and I hope that you got to go to Century 21 for the grandchildren. I hope that your visit to the 9/11 Museum was more than you had expected it to be, and I hope you loved Jersey Boys. Best to you and Mr. Wallace.
Donna ArmerUnited States
I recently traveled to NYC with sisters for a week's stay. I have not been to NY for 30 years so a private tour the first full day of our stay was a great way to become acclimated with the city. The emails with "Tours by Locals" & then Gary (our tour guide) went smoothly. Gary arrived on time & we quickly realized that he was a fabulous source of information regarding historical aspects of the city. The pace was great & Gary covered everything we wanted to see. We highly recommend the tour and Gary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. The 3 of you were great to be with. I am more than happy that you had a good time with me. Best of everything to you and your sisters. And please send them my regards.
If i have to describe Gary in one word it will be: delightful. It was a pleasure spend 5 and a half hours with someone so knowledgeable and witty. We really lerned a lot, and we look foreword to do it again. Thank you!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, you and family were great to be with, a real pleasure. Best of everything to you guys and when your son starts at Columbia University, please let him know if he needs anything he should contact me.
Karen MorenUnited States
Gary was a superb guide, exactly what we wanted. He was prompt, fun, enthusiastic, well informed and knew the city! It was great walking, taking the subway and eating at his favorite bagel restaurant. We will definitely recommend him! Karen and Jim
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys so much. I had such a wonderful time with you two. I hope that the 5 Borough Bike Tour was what you had expected and that you had a great time. Thank you again and hope all is well. Gary
Sarah WagersUnited States
Gary was an absolutely wonderful guide! He showed us everything we wanted to see and many things I had not even thought of. His knowledge of all of the history was really quite impressive. He also made the trip enjoyable for my two children.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! You and your family were a pleasure to take around and your children were just great. Send my best to everyone.
If you want to "experience" New York, Gary is your guy!! We spent the better part of a day with this amazing guide and all we can say is it was the highlight of our trip to New York. We have done many of these tours in different areas of the world but nowhere have we encountered someone as passionate about his City as Gary is about New York. He is incredibly knowledgeable, funny with a true New York perspective. He truly LOVES his City and we feel so lucky to have experienced it through his eyes.Love Him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I cannot tell you enough what a pleasure it was to show you around. I love this town, I love to guide and people like you naturally bring it out. I am so happy that you had a great time while you were here and that Haley got to see the Museum of Natural History. Thank you again and my best wishes to all of you.