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


Matthew Swope

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 10/20

Gary was an ABSOLUTE professional. I have used guides all around the world and Gary is one of the best. It was my 10 year old daughter's first trip to New York and Gary tailored the trip brilliantly. Gary is a wealth of knowledge about the city's history. He made to most out of the 5 hour tour. I cannot believe all that we fit into the 5 hour tour. He was absolutely amazing with my daughter. I love that he made my daughter the center of the trip. He talked directly to her not down to her. THANK YOU

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words. You and your daughter were absolutely a guide's dream. I am proud to have guided your child's first visit to this rock. Thank you again and please send my best to your daughter.

Tammy Jones

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: Jan 28/20

Gary was an awesome tour guide! I highly recommend him. He showed us around to all the places we wanted to see and then some. Thanks Gary for a wonderful time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a wonderful time! I am so glad you had a good time. Please send my best to Clyde.

Patricia Mcgavic

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 24/19

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 Anderson

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 9/19

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.

Les Bohem

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: Oct 14/19

Gary knows everything- a great tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's true, I do and I am incredibly modest. Thank you and I hope I helped.

Cherie Gibson

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 23/19

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
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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 17/19

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 Elegante

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: Aug 15/19

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 Griffiths

United Kingdom
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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: Jul 29/19

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

Karen D.

United States
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Tour: #6718, New York City's Upper Westside - A Private Guided Tour of the old village of Bloomingdale, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 27/19

Our walking tour through Morningside Heights was interesting, informative and fun. We loved every minute!!! Gary is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! I had such a great time with you. Please send my best to David and I hope he has a great first year.

Valerie Pflug

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: Jun 21/19

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 Romank

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: Apr 2/19

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.

Kesha Dougan

United States
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Tour: #6718, New York City's Upper Westside - A Private Guided Tour of the old village of Bloomingdale, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 11/19

Gary was fantastic! He is extremely knowledgeable about this amazing city! His passion and love for this town show through at every turn! Highly recommend Gary for this tour and really for any of his tours as it is clear his knowledge of the city is deep!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. You and your family were a pleasure to take around the neighborhood. I hope you enjoyed the pizza at V & T.

Scott Remington

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 29/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Your children are charming and I hope you all had fun with me and a great time in NYC.

Brent Rogers

United States
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Tour: #199461, Private, Guided, Forty Second Street Architecture Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 28/18

Our guide, Gary, was amazing. Not only did he know his stuff backward and forward but he was also able to share his knowledge in an entertaining manner. If you have an interest in New York history and architecture this is well worth your time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again, I hope you all dried out and Happy New Year!

Jacques Taschereau

Canada
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Tour: #416594, Art Deco Manhattan - Private tours, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 25/18

Gary is a great story-teller, a true New-York lover and a fine expert of this city's ArtDeco buildings. His knowledge of the intricate interweaving of people, cultures and ambitions that contributed to building the Midtown district's most prized buildings is simply astounding. Speaking like an architect himself, he made the story of these creations' facades, lobbies and distinguishable features come alive. Gary has made us aware to never take this City for granted, and that will keep surprising us.

Erin Howard

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 21/18

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 Davenport

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 14/18

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 Smith

Helena, AL, 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 1/18

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 Dougan

Germantown, TN, 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 17/18

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 Hair

Lake Kiowa, TX, 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 19/18

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 Wildash

United Kingdom
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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 10/18

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 Schwartz

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: Aug 21/18

Great stories and insight from a true New Yorker! Gary is also fantastic with kids.

Greg Smithers

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: Aug 16/18

Suzanne Ferrio

United States
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Tour: Custom Tour For Suzanne Ferrio, New York City, New York, United States
Date: Jul 31/18

Gary was a wealth of information all things New York from the beginning to the end of our tour. Being a born and raised New Yorker, I truly felt like we got the full experience of New York City. He took us places we never would have thought of without him. We could have never had seen that much of NYC in a day on our own. He knows the city inside out and whatever we threw his way, he was game. He is also funny and laid back which added to our amazing experience. Highly recommend him!!

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


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