Graeme ThurmanUnited Kingdom
Our first visit to New York, our first morning and we met Doug in our hotel lobby.. after a brief introduction we were on our Way. Doug's knowledge of all the places we visited, the buildings we could see from a far and the other places we want to visit is unbelievable. We had a fantastic day and having Doug with us has helped us find our bearings and plan our weekend of adventure in this unbelievable City. Doug thank you very much for being part of our family on our 1st day in NYC!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Graeme, was a great day getting to know the extended family! It was also quite nice to share a pint! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay : )
Thomas PalekaUnited States
Doug was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We'd certainly recommend him as a tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Thomas! Have a great holiday season and Happy New Year!!
Doug's one day tour provided us with a terrific overview of New York City. By foot, subway and ferry we were able to see many of the iconic landmarks of the City. During the tour Doug provided details on the history of the landmarks and the City itself. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and Doug.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael! Had a great day enjoying the city with you as well : ) Come back and visit us again!
Deborah SorgenfreiUnited States
As first time visitors to New York, we had a fantastic tour with Doug. We wanted a cute, young guide and he certainly met our expectations! We felt safe exploring New York on foot, by ferry, and by subway, with Doug, and he took us to a great restaurant and joined us for lunch. He shared his personal story of 9/11 with us, which certainly added meaning to our experience at the memorial. I would highly recommend this tour with Doug. Many thanks, Doug, for showing us the sights of New York! Debbie
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debbie, I am indeed blushing... just a bit! I think ladies day out was a hit and we had a great time together! Thank you for making me part of your time together here in the Big Apple : )
Howard D.United Kingdom
Doug is an ideal local guide for a first-time visit to New York. He is humorous, knowledgeable, attentive, tuned-in and turned on! This was a tailor-made tour for my 22 years old granddaughter and me. and Doug produced a full exciting tour of New York. We particularly appreciated hearing Doug's personal recollections and emotional reactions to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 Finally, Doug added great value to the tour by advising how best to use the remaining days and evenings in the Big Apple.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Howard! Was excited to share the day with you and your granddaughter, so wonderful that you got to spend such quality time together, and I'm grateful to have been a part of it. Thank you so much for taking the time to write : )
Benoit GadboisUnited States
We booked the 1st time in NYC trip with Doug, even though it wasn't our first time there. He was nothing short of amazing. His knowledge of the city is second to none and he managed to keep our 4 year old entertained while still being educational about city. Would definitely book him again and recommend him to any other travelers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ben and family! We really did cover a lot of ground and have a fun day!
Doug made out trip to New York, his knowledge was unsurpassed and his ability to give a history lesson and make it interesting was incredible. He gave us great advice on where to eat ! Best steak ever ( Thanks Doug ) He is personable and we can honestly say nothing about our tour was boring or disappointing. He picked up on what we were interested in during our tour and really catered for our interests. Thanks so much Doug and I cannot recommend his tour highly enough. We had the BEST DAY ! THANK YOU
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much : ) I had a great time spending the day with both of you and hope you'll come back with the kids some time! And I'm particularly glad you enjoyed a fantastic steak to finish off your day! All the best, Doug
Daniela CoroiescuUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Daniela! We had a great day together!
Candito CarrocciaUnited States
Doug, thanks you so much for the wonderful experience in New York. Your expertise, personality and ability to communicate with my relatives from Italy made was exceptional. By the end of the weekend you were part of the family! Feel free to pass on my contact information to anyone interested in using you and i am sure we will utilize your services again in the future. Ciao Candi
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Candito! Tante grazie Signore! Your family was a pleasure to spend a couple days with. And to celebrate a portion of your nephew's honeymoon made it that much more special : ) I hope the rest of their time in the States treated them well. Auguri a tutti! Doug
Excellent Guide, we loved his enthusiasm and knowledge, and his helpful nature. Thanks so much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank YOU so much! I had a great time with my "Neighbors to the North." : ) Hope to see you again next year, it was a great day!
June S.United States
Doug, was excellent at pacing our exploration of NYC so we were able to see as much as possible. He always had a plan in mind and by the fourth day we felt like pros.
Shannon HagenUnited States
Doug was extremely knowledgeable. He was very flexible around the sites we had already experienced and redesigned a tour specific to our group. We would recommend Doug as a tour guide to anyone visiting N.Y for the first time. Great time...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shannon, I'm so glad it all worked out! And the pastrami at Katz's deli is ALWAYS a treat! Thanks to you and your family for choosing me to spend the day with and I wish your daughter the absolute best wherever she decides to go to college : ) Take care, Doug
Doug is legendary. My sons, wife, and I were lucky to have him as tour guide. One of my sons said he was informative and entertaining. Our 8-hour tour seemed to be too short. He thoroughly knows every single thing and place that we went to. He was able to elaborately explain the stories behind of something and somewhere that we first ignored and make them extremely interesting and memorable e.g. islands around lower Manhattan, Bowling Green Park, Wall Street and etc. This tour was unforgettable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and all your family for such kind words : ) We packed a great deal into our day and I'm so glad it went the way you had hoped. Your review will help to keep my batteries charged as we move into the summer heat!
Janice BruceUnited States
I highly recommend this tour especially for those visiting NYC for the first time. We saw so much in our limited time there. Doug was so knowledgeable and made our time with him both pleasurable and memorable. Can't wait to come back!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Janice! We really did pack a lot in! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and do come back again : ) There's always more to see and do!
John MontgomeryUnited States
Doug connects you to the culture, the history, the feel, the rules, the pageantry and passion that is New York. The whole day: the pace, the schedule, the flow just got better and better and better and that is just to see the sights. In the interim, as we moved from one site to the next, he is hilarious as he acts out the different New York Cultures. Lastly, he makes you feel 9/11 and at the same time gives such great textured discussions of the politics within this great city. Go, Go Go with Doug.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John and Kimmy, what can I say?! Those are very generous and kind words and you get some of the credit too! A curious and enthusiastic client allows an already curious and enthusiastic tour guide to have that much more fun! Thanks for your questions, comments, and all around personable demeanor. I had a great time spending the day with you : )
Leah BlackUnited States
An excellent day! Doug was prompt, knowledgeable, gracious, and charming. I highly recommend this tour, and especially this guide. Just a completely enjoyable experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I learned a lot from you too! Now I know what Geocaching is and how much fun it can be! Thanks for choosing me to spend the day with and I wish you continued adventures in your travels : )
Shane DaigleUnited States
Doug was great! We had our daughters with us (age 9 and 11) and he kept them entertained! Doug was very knowledgable, entertaining and personable! Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Shane & Jenise, thanks so much! Your daughters energy and curiosity made the tour that much more fun! Sharing the Statue of Liberty is always a treat, but it's especially sweet when the kids get to see her. Thanks again for a great day : )
Susana FosterUnited Kingdom
Brilliant day with a very enthusiastic guide, crammed a lot of sightseeing in, in a day. The day ran very smoothly a great experience not to be missed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Susana! Spending the day with your family was a lot of fun and now I know I have friends in Manchester : ) And believe it or not, there's still so much more we can do if you can come back again!
Doug was amazing!!! Waiting for us at our hotel he enthusiastically showed us New York with a myriad of stories and facts we would never have discovered by ourselves. He tailored the tour to our needs and did everything possible to make it an enjoyable, fun, informative day learning about his fantastic city. Highly recommended!!! Our best Tours by Local guide yet (and they have all been excellent!!) Thank you Doug.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, you are all very kind indeed! I certainly enjoyed your company as well and the conversations we had about life in Australia, politics, culture, and all the other things that make a place and a people so unique. It was a fun day and I look forward to the next time : )
The tour with Brian and Doug was amazing! They both were extremely enthusiastic about showing us all the nooks and crannies of the Big Apple! We all enjoyed the tour a lot and would come back to tour with them in a heart beat.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your kind review! We had a great time with the kids and were grateful to have made this trip to the US and especially the Big Apple so memorable for all of them! We hope a touch of NYC returns with them to India and they feel compelled to come see us again in the future! There's always something new to see in NYC!
Babetta ChiaritoUnited States
What a great day we had! Doug kept us going with his informative commentary on all things New York. We were impressed with his patience and enthusiasm and felt we "knew" our way around by the end of the tour. We learned to use the subway with Doug's tutelage and made our way back the next day to revisit in more depth the overview he gave us. We highly recommend a day in New York to be spent with Doug! Jim and Bebe
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both! We had a fun day and covered a lot of territory! So glad you were able to feel comfortable navigating the city on your own the next day. I enjoyed your company and hope you'll find your way East again someday!
Chuck SimpsonUnited States
My wife and I (both fifty something) recently hired Doug for his 8 hour 1st Time New York tour and we were extremely impressed by this young man! Doug provided us recommendations of hotels based off of our preferences for nightlife and restaurants and we could not have been more pleased. He was more than willing to customize the tour for us based on what interested us the most and Doug knows his history!! We learned so much from him and really enjoyed his company! 8 Hrs flew by! We highly recommend Doug!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Chuck! Meeting the two of you was a blast and I'm glad we were able to pack so much into the day. Have a great summer and make sure you bring the kids next time : ) Happy 4th!
Pamela CampbellUnited States
We are four retired adults with diverse interests and Doug managed to captivate us all. Punctual and dependable, fun and well-spoken, he is a gifted historian and a master of logistics with a love of the city and its people we found contagious. Doug had us navigating the city like locals; traveling on foot, navigating the subway and riding the ferry. In his good care, we felt valued and safe, like spending quality time with an old friend. If we have the good fortune to return to NYC Doug is our guy!
Adriana GilcreestUnited States
Great job Doug, my family and I enjoyed our New York tour very much. Your tour was very educational and created wonderful memories for all of us. We had a great time, thank you very much. The Gilcreest Family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Adriana, it was great fun spending the day with your family! Wish you all the best and hope you come back to visit again some day!