Richard KaplanUnited States
Richard spent a lot of time planning this customized tour. I would highly recommend him as a guide. He was very personable, interesting, and well prepared. A very nice gentleman.
Rebecca BroomeUnited Kingdom
Very informative, I got to see everything I wanted and was advised on how to make the most of the rest of my trip, very good guide and very helpful
Amy ResnerUnited States
Melissa SutherlandUnited States
Mandy MachoUnited States
Richard went above and beyond. He was great with our 11 years old daughter and very knowledgeable. We scheduled with him on the first day of our visit and he really helped us learn how to navigate the city.
Siri Elisabeth HellandsjoeNorway
Amy ResnerUnited States
Richard is a terrific guide: very knowledgeable, professional and attentive to all our questions. We learned a lot about Harlem and can now more thoughtfully appreciate its history. Thanks to Richard, we can see what an amazing neighborhood it is. We will definitely book another tour with him!
Dana PassmoreUnited States
Richard was wonderful. He was very flexible and personable with me and my eleven and thirteen year old. He engaged the kids very well as well as myself. Richard paid attention to our comfort and interest levels and was able to switch gears as needed. We definitely would recommend him and use him again for any New York tours. Our tour was between 7-8 hours and we highlighted 9/11, Battery Park, Wall Street, Chinatown, Grand Central Station, The MET and Central Park as well as learning the subway system.
Richard is an amazing guide, knowing everything about NYC and much more. We did an individual tour and he showed me very interesting places and had a lot of very useful additional information on how to have a great time in this city.
Helaine B.United States
Excellent tour guide. Customized to what we requested. Many special things to see with the customization he provided. Will definitely use again when next visiting New York City.
Stephen H.United States
John MccarthyUnited Kingdom
A great tour guide who tailored the tour to our needs
Barbara PlotnickUnited States
We took Richard out of his comfort zone by requesting a change to a tour with an approach he had never done before. He was very responsive on putting together the new tour and did some research to bring interesting information to the table. We had fun, even took the New York subway to get to and from our destination. Richard was interesting and easy going. Would definitely recommend using him.
Richard gave us a comprehensive and informative tour of New York on Manhattan in 8 hours. We could not have covered these highlights on our own in one day. This not only gave us an excellent introduction to the city, but informed our choices for the remainder of our stay. With Richard's local knowledge you can go straight to the highlights without standing around like dumb tourists reading a map for half the day.
My wife and I spent 6 hours touring New York with Richard.We found him to be very personable and knowledgeable.He was able to put togeather a wonderful tour of areas we requested as well as being able to adapt and change things on a moments notice to fufill spur of the moment requests.Anyone wanting a great New York experience should feel comfortable hiring Richard. Randy &Rhonda
Nancy BishopUnited States
Richard dove into research for this very particular tour. He arrived with cheer and gusto and led us through many parts of town walking, then taxiing places... caught all of the special spots we were interested in. He's a very friendly and smart guy. A pleasure to be with. Nancy Bishop
Ms Terrell SmithDeLand, FL, United States
Oh, boy Rich was amazing her was very patient & knowledgeable about every where we went . He confessed that he did go Harlem ,but it was on our wish list . He Googled Harlem before we meet & learned much as he could to appease us . He even found a Soulfood rest. In Harlem where we had lunch .. I can tell he stepped out of his comfort zone to make our tour awesome.. I had a fear of Subways & I let my guards down because he was so Professional & assured me everything will be .ok..Rich you Rock !! I
Yvonne GuillotNew Zealand
We had a great day with Richard, who went out of his way & well beyond duty to make the experience excactly what we were looking for. Fantastic way to see NYC off the beaten tourist track. Can highly recommend it!
Kelly GambleUnited States
Richard was excellent! From first contact I could tell he loved his city and looked forward to showing visitors the small and large gems of the city. He made us fall in love with the city. His knowledge and excitement showed in every step and word. He kept finding exciting things to discuss and show. It seemed he knew us for a lifetime and knew exactly what we wanted to see - even before we knew ourselves. If anyone is thinking about choosing Richard -do it. It'll make your trip. Thanks again!
William (Bill) LetendreUnited States
Richard had a very thorough knowledge of the historical facts regarding many features of the city that were fascinating. My wife and I enjoyed his descriptions and his easy going style as a narrator. I would recommend him for anyone who wants to learn of the unique historical aspects of NYC.
Nomsa K.South Africa
Richard was absolutely fantastic. We had a full experience of NYC. His knowledge of the history of the city is incredible and he helped us to get the real feel of the city by pointing out perfect sights and places to eat which catered for the entire family. He was patient with the kids (7 and 12) who found some of the walking strenuous! Overall a great experience for all of us!
Altough the weather was really dreadful, Richard never lost his good mood. He even brought an umbrella in case, one was missing (which indeed was the case ...). His tour was informative and a lot of fun. He showed as a LOT in 6 hours and additionally even found time to write down some sites we might like to visit on another day. We very much liked his way of explaining the town to us and afterwards were able to find our way through the city with no problems at all. 5 STARS AND THANK YOU, Richard!
Harlan H.United States
Richard did a very good job with our tour. He was very welcoming and tried to accommodate our group (which range in age from 2 to 80 years old).
Crystal F.United States
Enjoyed the tour. It was a large group of youth and he made the sites of NYC interesting for these high school students.
Richard displayed his immense knowledge of the area as he guided us through the streets and subways. His voice was articulate and interesting and his manner pleasant and courteous. He tailored the tour to suit our expressed needs and adjusted it with no apparent difficulty as we neared completion. Richard came across as being interested HIMSELF and this made it so for the whole group. The only suggestion I have is to schedule more drink breaks including the option of a beer - the walking is thirsty work !
Tim WilsonUnited States
Richard provided us wonderful walking tour of Manhattan. We able to enjoy the sights along the route he guided while he added local information that he had experienced in his life in the neighborhoods. He found the buildings and shops we wanted to see and was very patient and accommodating with the route as we changed our minds throughout the day. The walk across Brooklyn Bridge provides another view of the rich history and beauty of NY Landscape and history. We ended our day walking in Central Park.
Alexander MaljersUnited Kingdom
Our Guide did an excellent job in customizing a tour of Manhattan to suit our interests and was able to adapt the day's agenda as we explored SoHo and the west village. Our entire family was able find teasures from our exploration. Richard was able to give us some great recommendations on sites and resturants that we would have othersire overlooked or never found without his local knowledge. Richard's tour helped us take a bigger bite out of the big apple!
Marilyn BurgerUnited States
Marsha CoxbillUnited States
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour that Richard set up for us. He is truly a New Yorker and appreciated his thoughts, information and the area that he set up for us. I wanted to see this part of the city, and he fit the bill. He expalined the subway system to us so that we were able to use it the remainder of our trip. We ate at a wonderful little restaurant on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village and had some great desserts at a little shop. Thanks Richard.
Pamela BlackUnited States
Richard was awesome!! I highly recommend his tour if you will be visiting NYC. He took time to personalize our tour and also he is very personable himself, giving us tons of information about what to do during the rest if our stay. He was also great with my 9-year old daughter! She adored him. A tour with Richard is the perfect way to start out a trip to New York.
Cindy BauerUnited States
Richard was a great tour guide and personalized our tour to accomodate my octegenarian mother who is hindered by a cane--his knowledge and anecdotal stories were a great source of enjoyment for both my mom and me. We loved the French restaurant L'aille Ou La Cuisse on Bleeker Street and would never have known about it without Richard--he gave us several other tips that we followed the rest of the week while in NYC! He is intelligent, kind and considerate as well as a true Garmet district rooted Nyorker!
Stephen HardingUnited States
Richard provided us with a once in a lifetime experience. He went above and beyond expectations. He was on time, professional, patient, educated and fun to tour with. We were presented with paid for metro cards (very generous). Taught how to navigate the subway system. We completed grand central station, little Italy, Chinatown, Soho, and too many other places to mention. He related to all four of us and we won't ever forget our visit...thank you from our hearts! Steve, Holly, Kyle and Baylee
Linda GoodmanUnited States
Richard B. earned a 5+ for his private New York tour for Stan Goodman. It was informed, enthusiastic, and sensitive to his client's special needs. The only request Stan would make is to schedule a 3 hour instead of 4 hour tour, to accommodate his energy level as an elderly tourist. Many thanks again to Tours By Locals for having such an outstanding guide on your roster.