Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in New York City by Tour Guide Gary D. (Guide #1647)


Judy Boer

Australia
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Tour: Statue of Liberty, Lower Manhattan and the 9/11 Museum for Judy Boer and friends, New York, New York, United States
Date: Feb 22/18

Fantastic day. Very easy getting there Gary arranged all the tickets. The history was amazing. Gary is a very funny story and knowledgeable. We learnt a lot and laughed a lot. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. I was lucky because the 3 of you were great to be with.

Judy Boer

Australia
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Tour: #186050, Private Guided Tour of Central Park, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 21/18

Gary was great fun. We enjoyed the tour very much. He had lots of great story's that went along with the history. A great few hours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You 3 were fun! We were so lucky with the weather, a beautiful day and great company.

Kelly Irvin

United States
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in New York City? A Private Guided Tour Can Help!, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 9/18

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.

Brian Bollard

United States
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Tour: #150705, Underground New York City Private Guided Tour., New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 28/17

Gary was extremely enthusiastic, took his time, and answered all of our questions. His knowledge was excellent. I highly recommend this tour to any subway enthusiast.

Stephen Esses

United States
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Tour: Central Park Private Tour - Central Park is beautiful and full of stories!, New York, New York, United States
Date: Dec 11/17

My wife and I have been to New York many, many times. We always walk Central park but really don't know what in detail. Arrange this tour to explore some of the attractions in the park. Unfortunately I had to leave town but my wife and daughter went on this trip with Gary. He was knowledgeable and customized the trip for my family. I think this entire app is awesome and recommend it to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words and please thank your wife. I did a weeks worth of walking in one day and had a great time in the process. Hope you will join us next time. Best regards, Gary

Lidija Velichkovska

Macedonia
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in New York City? A Private Guided Tour Can Help!, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 4/17

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.

Anna Hipp

United States
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Tour: #186230, Private Guided Tour of the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 8/17

Gary did a great job...but gave almost too much information. Hard to digest everything.

Steven Mellor

United States
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Tour: #150705, Underground New York City Private Guided Tour., New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 15/17

Gary was a pleasure ! Well spoken and passionate about his city

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much and I hope you enjoyed Come From Away. Safe travels! Gary

Jonathan Rosenblum

United States
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Tour: #189256, Private Guided Tour of the Greatest Movie Set Ever Built, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 11/17

Knowledge of the industry, sights, people, architecture and a great sense of humor. We had a great time. He kept my kids with a variety of ages interested the whole time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, best to you and the family.

Joe Bosley

United States
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Tour: Tour for the Bosley Family, New York City, New York, United States
Date: Jun 16/17

Outstanding tour, Gary is great

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and I hope that you all had fun and got home safe. Thanks again.

Frederique Dufresnoy

France
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Tour: #186230, Private Guided Tour of the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 6/17

Very well documented tour with many historic and architectural details. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and hope all is well with you and your mother.

Brian Whitlock

United States
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Tour: Private 6 Hour Tour Brian Whitlock, New York, New York, United States
Date: Mar 4/17

Gary went way above my expectations and I would never had seen as much of NYC without his guidance. His passion and knowledge of the history of NYC was infectious and so enjoyable to listen to. Not once did he check his time, matter of fact I had to remind him on several occasions, which just proves he's not a clock watcher and he went above and beyond. It had been 20+ years since my last visit to NYC, but this tour with Gary was so memorable and I will never forget.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again and thank you for your kind words. I had a great time and very glad you did too.

Kylie Herbert

SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Australia
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in New York City? A Private Guided Tour Can Help!, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 29/16

Great guy. Very helpful and interesting. Thankyou!!

Kathy Kollker

United States
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Tour: Private Tour for Kathy Kollker & Co., New York City, New York, United States
Date: Oct 10/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, hope you are having a great time. Safe travels!

Beverly Toledo

United States
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in New York City? A Private Guided Tour Can Help!, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 7/16

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 Elliott

United States
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in New York City? A Private Guided Tour Can Help!, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 27/16

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.

Keith Lockley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #186230, Private Guided Tour of the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 29/16

Gary was very knowledgeable, nice guy and made our tour something that we will not forget in a long time. I would highly recommend. Thanks again Gary. Best Wishes Nigel & Michelle from the United Kingdom

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and I hope you enjoyed Juliana's.

Ingrid S.

United States
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Tour: #150705, Underground New York City Private Guided Tour., New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 1/16

Gary is very knowledgable, friendly and guides his tour with passion. The tour was very interesting and gave a lot of insight into the history of the NYC subway.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I had a great time with you and the group, I loved the questions and I hope everyone had fun.

Kevin Quinn

United States
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in New York City? A Private Guided Tour Can Help!, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 11/15

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.

Roger Elliott

United States
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Tour: The "Other" New York: Harlem, Queens, Bronx & Brooklyn Tour, with your own Private Driver-Guide & Vehicle. 6 Hour Tour., New York City, New York, United States
Date: Nov 17/15

Gary stepped up to do the tour to all NYC boroughs after our original guide was already committed. Gary used his own vehicle which he doesn't normally since he uses subways, etc. for his tours. His knowledge of all the neighborhoods plus taking the side streets the tour buses don't take added considerably to our adventure. We recommend Gary highly for his personable manner and his many courtesies. He has a lot of pride initial the city as he grew up in the upper west side of Manhattan. Roger & Nancy E.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. I had a fantastic time with you and your wife. We certainly did cover a great deal of the city that day. Thank you again and hope you have a great holiday season.

Virginia W.

United States
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in New York City? A Private Guided Tour Can Help!, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 4/15

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.

Dennis Swift

United States
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Tour: #186230, Private Guided Tour of the Brooklyn Bridge for Dennis Swift, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 17/15

Donna Armer

United States
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in New York City? A Private Guided Tour Can Help!, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 24/15

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.

Victoria Heeley

United Kingdom
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Tour: Private Tour For Victoria Heeley & Husband, New York City, New York, United States
Date: Sep 4/15

Gary was very informative, and adapted his information for his audience. It was fun to bump into a couple of New York characters along the way, who were clearly acquainted with Gary. His enthusiasm for his city is infectious, and he was very obliging with all our tour requests. On the day he was also flexible enough to incorporate an area of town that wasn't part of the original plan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Like I said, I wish that we guides could rate our clients! You two were a pleasure to be with and I had a great time with you. I am very happy that the rain held off, that you got what I hope you wanted and we got to see things that visitors normally do not get to see while on a tour - like a Coca Cola delivery severely damaging a car. Best of everything to you.

Rod Powell

Australia
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Tour: #186050, Private Guided Tour of Central Park, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 24/15

What a great introduction to New York City! Gary was a feast of information and kept us on our toes for the entire tour. We learned so much about New York and Central Park development and history. Our tour lasted much longer than the specified time and at the end of the tour, Gary assisted us in the use of the Sunway ticketing system. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. We covered quite a bit of ground that day. I hope you got your phone issues resolved.

Tammie King

United States
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Tour: #11528, New York City College Neighborhood Tour With a Private Guide, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 31/15

Great tour! Gary was knowledgeable and personable. He even gave us fun facts about things on our way to and from the subways! He had a great sense of humor. Gary was very concerned for our well being and extremely flexible when it came to the tour. Upon learning that my husband was a Hendrix fan he even altered the tour a little bit just for my husband! I would definitely recommend Gary to anyone I know!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. You and your family were great and put up wonderfully with a very hot day.

Robert Cleveland

United States
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Tour: A Private Pre Tour for Robert Cleveland and Family, New York City, New York, United States
Date: Jun 28/15

Fantastic Personable/ Knowledgeable Professional! Given our time constraints, Garry D ensured that our objectives were fulfilled, and so much more. He was like a walking encyclopedia giving history and background of every site. From older adult to a high school junior, each of us were completely satisfied with every aspect of this NYC tour - Gary is highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. I had a great time with you and your family.

Sharon S.

United States
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Tour: Tour for Sharon Szewczuk and husband, New York City, New York, United States
Date: Dec 17/14

Gary is a wealth of information. His knowledge of the history of NYC and his love of NYC made the tour informative and fun. He went over and above to make sure we got the most out of our time when our bus arrived an hour late due to an accident. We enjoyed the visit and look forward to returning. We will absolutely ask for him and recommend anyone looking for a friendly, respectful guide that knows NYC, I highly recommend Gary.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, I had a great time with you two. I am glad that you had enjoyed the tour and New York City!

Ernesto Ruiz Olloqui

Mexico
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Tour: Private 7 hour tour for Friday November 21, 2014, New York City, New York, United States
Date: Nov 21/14

Great guide. Great person, very knowledgeable, friendly, eager and willing to help, answer questions and make sure that I was having a good time. I'll look for him next time I come back to NYC

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry for the late response, I forgot to check. I had such a great time with you, you had great questions and it made me very happy your reactions to things that even I take for granted every day - all the beautiful sounds and as well as the sights all over this town. I hope we meet again and thank you.

Alva Cervera

Mexico
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in NYC?, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 5/14

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.

Lisa McCluskey

United Kingdom
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Tour: You've Got Mail tour for Lisa McCluskey and family, New York City, New York, United States
Date: Oct 12/14

The tour was excellent. Gary was so friendly and knowledgable. Our tour was centred round locations for a specific film however Gary added in lots of extra information and knowledge about the area. We had a great time with him and would highly recommend him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. I had a great time with very movie hip people. I hope that Las Vegas was kind to you.

Bethelene H.

Canada
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Tour: Special 2 day tour package for Bethelene Hart Da Costa, New York City, New York, United States
Date: Sep 18/14

Gary is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed learning about New York with Gary as our guide. He made us feel comfortable and confident to explore on our own when the tour was over. Our party consisted of myself and my daughters aged 29, 18 and 12. We all had a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You and your daughters were incredible to take on a tour. I had a great time with you on our adventure around this town. Thank you again and hope the tea at American Girl was fun. Gary

Gladys Pierri

Brazil
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Tour: Custom tour for Gladys Pierri, New York City, New York, United States
Date: Sep 13/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to meet you. I hope you had a safe return and a great trip. Your English was great.

Janice Connie

United States
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Tour: 4 and a half hour tour, New York City, New York, United States
Date: Aug 14/14

Gary was great and very knowledgeable about the areas we visited. He was also very engaging. We had two teens that had colds and didn't feel well and Gary managed to keep them smiling and engaged. We all loved his energy and enthusiasm. Also, my nieces loved his personality. Thanks Gary and see you next year. Take care and be well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words and I hope that every one is feeling better.

Anita Nicholson

United Kingdom
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Tour: Custom tour for Anita Nicholson, New York City, New York, United States
Date: Feb 17/14

Thank you Gary for a wonderful day. We have seen and done so many things that we couldn't possibly have done on our own and you made New York a really fascinating place. We can't wait to come back for another tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! You, Tony and Kerry handled one of the worst winters here and braved the ice and the cold (even though it was incredibly sunny)with such grace and good humor. You all were a pleasure to take around. I am so glad that we got to do everything and that you rode our much beloved subway system at it's best. Please send my best to Tony and Kerry.

Don McEwan

New Zealand
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Tour: Custom tour for the McEwans, New York City, New York, United States
Date: Oct 16/13

Gary devised a great tour based on what we asked to see. he is knowledgeable, communicates extremely well and the whole experience was great. Thoroughly recommended!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for you kind words, I hope that you are in Toronto and having fun as you make your way around the world. I ma very pleased to be a part of your 12 week adventure.

Dolores Mogg

United States
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Tour: Special 2 day tour package, New York City, New York, United States
Date: May 30/13

Thank you Gary for a wonderful tour - We are from the other coast and were intimidated by the City (crowds, traffic, subway, etc.). Gary customized a tour based on our schedule. He met us at our hotel, showed us how to ride the efficient, clean subway system, and showed us the keys we wanted to see and much more. Gary's delightful stories made the tour. His extensive knowledge of architecture, movies, history, train systems, parks, founding families... was astounding & based on a lifetime of knowledge.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys, I am very happy that you had a good time while in my fair city. It was a pleasure to be a part of your experience here. You 2 were great to travel around with. And I got to wear a 2009 World Series Ring because of you so thank you!

Karen Moren

United States
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in NYC?, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 3/13

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 Wagers

United States
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in NYC?, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 28/12

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.

Helen Dordevic

Australia
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in NYC?, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 21/12

Kathy Gynane

Canada
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in NYC?, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 4/12

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.

Katie Johnson

United States
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Tour: #6718, Upper Westside - The old village of Bloomingdale, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 16/12

Tom Morrison

United States
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in NYC?, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 26/11

Gary guided us around the city on a very cold and windy day for 6 hrs. He has a vast knowledge of the city and more importantly a great love for it. With Gary as a guide you will learn more than you thought possible and also gain at least a little of the magic that is NYC.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. You, your daughter and your friends were a pleasure to take around.

Scott Cunningham

United States
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in NYC?, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 12/11

Our family had a super tour with Gary... we learned so much from him in one day.. he was very personable, enthusiastic, passionate and a wonderful ambassador!! for NYC.. we highly recommend any of his tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I hope you guys had a great time during the rest of your stay and the shopping was fun.

William (Bill) Lord

United Kingdom
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in NYC?, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 24/11

This tour was exactly what we wanted. Gary was informative and passionate about the history of New York. He communicated with our nine year old daughter and kept her interest throughout the five and a bit hours tour by relating to parts of the city she knew, which made the distance we covered seemed less that we actually did. If we go to New York again which we want to do we would definitely use Gary D again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You and your family were a pleasure to meet and take around the city. I hope that you all had a great time with me and New York.

Jessica Snipes

United States
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Tour: #6718, Upper Westside - The old village of Bloomingdale, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 10/11

An anniversary gift from my girlfriend, we met Gary at the Cathedral where he proceeded to give us a private tour of the Morningside Heights and Bloomingdale areas of the Upper West Side. The tour was scheduled for two hours, lasted three, but felt like an hour and a half. Gary's immense knowledge of the neighborhood's history and architecture was only exceeded by his enthusiasm. I highly recommend Gary's tour, and will no doubt take another one myself. A scholar and gentleman through and through.

Dave Forgrave

Canada
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in NYC?, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 16/11

We took this tours by locals our guide was Gary. This was our first trip to NYC and it was awesome our guide was well vers in the history of NYC. We just love ever part of this tour and it was so well done we are thinking we will be back to book with Gary again in the near futrue. Thanks again Gary for a job well done Dave & Heather

Chris Kuiters

Australia
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Tour: #11526, What do you want to see in NYC?, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 12/11

Thank you so much Gary. Your tour was not only full of information and also fun as well. We have a fantastic time touring NYC and will highly recommend your services to anyone we know traveling to the city.