Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in New York City by Tour Guide Richard B. (Guide #2856)


Harry Callahan

United States
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Tour: #28243, The Real New York new york private tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 10/18

Richard was very knowledgeable about our tour. We were able to edit in mid tour based on immediate needs with the baby and our guide did a tremendous job accommodating our needs. Even though we did more than one reset, Richard was able to adapt and his knowledge and commentary was exactly what we wanted. We would recommend this guide to anyone. Thanks Richard.

Robert Sparks

United States
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Tour: #166327, The Sparks Private New York Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 23/18

Richard did a great job I would rate this a 4.5 tour he was knowledgeable friendly and enthusiastic about his work would definitely recommend him as a tour guide my two sons of 30 and 32 agree without reservation Robert

Simon Davies

Kettering, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, United Kingdom
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Tour: #28243, The Real New York new york private tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 18/18

Thanks as always to Richard - hugely knowledgeable, always thoughtful and flexible, a joy to explore with. Thoroughly and highly recommended.

Richard Kaplan

United States
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Tour: #28243, The Real New York new york private tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 26/18

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 Broome

United Kingdom
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Tour: #28243, Rebecca's New York new york private tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 11/17

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 Resner

United States
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Tour: Manhattan Pastoral, New York City, New York, United States
Date: Jul 8/17

Melissa Sutherland

United States
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Tour: #166327, The Ultimate Downtown Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

Mandy Macho

United States
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Tour: #28243, The Real New York new york private tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 26/17

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.

Simon Davies

Kettering, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, United Kingdom
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Tour: #166327, The Davies Downtown Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 6/17

Thanks as always to Richard - hugely knowledgeable, always thoughtful and flexible, a joy to explore with. Thoroughly and highly recommended.

Siri Elisabeth Hellandsjoe

Norway
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Tour: #58257, The Ultimate Uptown Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 6/17

Amy Resner

United States
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Tour: #58257, The Resner Uptown Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 25/17

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 Passmore

United States
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Tour: #28243, The Passmore New York new york private tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 21/16

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.

Jonas Felix

Switzerland
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Tour: #166327, The Ultimate Downtown Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 17/16

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
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Tour: #166327, The Ultimate Downtown Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 17/16

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
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Tour: The Hyman Lower East Side and Chinatown Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States
Date: Aug 3/16

John Mccarthy

United Kingdom
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Tour: #28243, The Real New York new york private tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 13/16

A great tour guide who tailored the tour to our needs

Barbara Plotnick

United States
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Tour: #166327, The Plotnick Private Harlem Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 19/16

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.

Bryan Timmons

Australia
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Tour: #28243, The Timmons Real New York private tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 11/16

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.

Randy Vollweiter

Canada
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Tour: #28243, The Real New York new york private tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 2/16

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 Bishop

United States
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Tour: Bishop Moonstruck Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States
Date: Apr 30/16

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 Smith

DeLand, FL, United States
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Tour: #28243, The Real New York new york private tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 24/15

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

Linda Bond

Australia
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Tour: #28244, Art Beyond the Museums, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 30/15

Yvonne Guillot

New Zealand
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Tour: #28243, The Real New York new york tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 16/14

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 Gamble

United States
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Tour: #28243, The Real New York new york tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 20/14

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) Letendre

United States
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Tour: #28243, The Real New York new york tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 17/14

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
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Tour: #28243, The Khoza New York new york tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 15/13

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!

Monika B.

Austria
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Tour: #28243, The Real New York new york tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 13/13

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
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Tour: #28243, The Real Midtown and Downtown Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 1/13

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
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Tour: #28243, The Real New York new york Bus (and some Walking) tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 26/13

Enjoyed the tour. It was a large group of youth and he made the sites of NYC interesting for these high school students.

Tony Skinner

Australia
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Tour: #28243, The Real New York new york tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 20/13

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 Wilson

United States
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Tour: #28243, Scene City, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 12/13

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 Maljers

United Kingdom
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Tour: #28243, New York walkers intro tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 29/13

MIke Campigotto

Canada
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Tour: #28243, The Real New York new york tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 10/12

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 Burger

United States
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Tour: #28243, The Real New York new york tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 7/12

Marsha Coxbill

United States
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Tour: #28243, the romance and real new york tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 2/12

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 Black

United States
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Tour: Girl in the City, New York City, New York, United States
Date: May 28/12

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 Bauer

United States
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Tour: New York City Overall plus Art tour, New York City, New York, United States
Date: May 8/12

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 Harding

United States
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Tour: #28243, The Real New York new york tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 2/12

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 Goodman

United States
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Tour: A Stroll Through the Park, New York City, New York, United States
Date: Jan 11/12

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.