We were first time visitors of New York and Rob was absolutely fabulous. Rob shared a lot of stories with us and by this gave us an excellent introduction to the City, its history and the people living in it. He was very flexible and adjusted the tour to our interests just on the fly. We enjoyed every minute of our trip and will surely come back! Thanks, Rob, this was really a great day! Jens from Switzerland
Suzanne ShafferUnited States
Robert was a knowledgeable native New Yorker that shared not only historical knowledge of the city and its architecture, but personal stories that made the tour more interesting and fun. Since we had a pregnant participant and someone with limited mobility, he was conscious of that effect and allowed us to stop as often as needed to rest. During these stops he provided fun facts and historical footnotes to many of the buildings we passed along the tour. I would highly recommend Robert as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks, Suzanne.
Last week we did the Tour of Greenwich/Meatpacking/Chelsea area with Robert. I highly recommend this tour. Robert had a wonderful knowledge of this area in New York and allowed us to learn so much of the history. He was also very informative about buildings, architecture, the people and New York in general. Such a great way to spend and afternoon. A highlight was ending up at the High line and Chelsea markets.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks, Katrina. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family.
Abraham SteinUnited States
Amanda FuquaUnited States
We engaged Rob to do 2 morning city tours in NYC focussing on architecture for a group of 17. Feedback from the entire group was overwhelmingly positive, he was enthusiastic and passionate about his city, extremely knowledgeable. His knowledge of the city and sites is very detailed, leaves you wishing the tour could last a little longer! I have visited NYC twice in the last few years and both trips were tours with Rob. The next trip will also!! If you are considering a tour, do it!! And choose Rob!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're very kind. Thanks very much. I look forward to the next visit!
We engaged Rob to do 2 x morning city tours in NYC focussing on architecture for a small group of 17 persons. Feedback from the entire group was overwhelmingly positive, he was enthusiastic and passionate about his city and extremely knowledgeable. He read the group well and connected well with the members, presenting in a lively and interactive manner. We'd definitely engage him on any future programs
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again , Mike. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.
Bulki BartzUnited States
We had a great time! Rob was very informative, friendly and helpful!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much, Bulki. It was a pleasure to meet you all.
Alan LarsonUnited States
We have had lots private guides..and Robert was the best! Well informed, flexible with interests and changes in our schedule desires! He has lived all his life in NYC...so knowledgeable to sy the least.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Ruth and Alan. It was a pleasure meeting you and I enjoyed very much spending a few hours together.
John LinehanUnited States
We had a great tour with Rob. He's knowledgable and articulate and a good guy. He's also very good at sizing up his quests and figuring out what they are most likely to enjoy and then tailoring the tour on the fly to his guests enjoyment. We've hired guides from TBL all over the world and Rob is a first class guide. Thanks for the enjoyable tour Rob!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks, John. It was a pleasure to meet you all and knowing you enjoyed the tour is what I aim to do. Happy trails! Rob
Dondeana BrinkmanUnited States
We had an excellent guide experience with Robert M. He kept us interested and enlightened throughout our tour of "the Village," the Meatpacking District, as well as a quick glimpse of the High Line and Chelsea Market. Insights into the history and people who lived and worked in these areas as well as the evolution of the sites over the years made us feel we had a general understanding of what we were seeing (and places to eat!). We will come back. Robert made it come alive. Thank you.
Carl Christian RibeNorway
What a perfect first day in NYC. Rob was on time and provided good information on our transportation needs in town. Rob is a walking encycliopedia when it comes to NY and American history and could answer all our questions related to what we saw and where he brought us. Rob opened doors and entered buildings we would never have visited on our own. We felt like beeing with a family member. With a good sense of humour numerous good stories were given to us on our way. Rob is perfect in his job- what a day !
Helen DempseyUnited Kingdom
6 of us from England went on this tour and really enjoyed the whole experience. A very interesting area. Lots of history from the guide. Opportunities for stops for photos and for looking around the market. Would recommend it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks. It was a pleasure to meet you all!
John RobertsUnited Kingdom
Very knowledgeable, Rob gave our party of six a fascinating tour of Greenwich Village. Would certainly book with Rob again if wanting a tour of another of New York's districts.
Had a fabulous time on this tour - loved the East Village and Robert had lots of stories to keep us interested and wanting more. Many thanks
Informative and a lot of fun with a great guide (Rob). Highly recommended. Ian and Jen. Adelaide Australia
Lars TitlandUnited Kingdom
Robert's very pleasant and calm personality, combined with his knowledge, insights, anecdotes and stories he shared, really enhanced our NYC trip. The neighbourhoods came alive and we suspect he took us through the very best streets and sights. It doesn't hurt that Robert was a professional photographer (so he has a trained eye), or that he is an architect (so he knows buildings also from that perspective). Warmly recommended!
Our party of five including a senior and two teens ALL thought that Rob was a fabulous guide. He was on time, very informative and fun as well which is important with teens as they can easily become disinterested. We enjoyed all the historical information and felt that Rob's perspective gave us a great introduction to our first day in this great city. 10 out of 10 - highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your rating. I hope the rest of your visit went very well. All best from Rob
Don S.United States
The perfect tour of Manhattan & Brooklyn with the perfect tour guide! Rob was very knowledgeable, a good listener, very cordial and attentive to our needs and wishes. If he were a college prof, I'd sign up for every class he taught. He showed us several maps on his iPad, gave us details about history, geography, and architecture, and transformed our fear of New York City into the desire to go again to see, experience, and learn more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your very kind review. It was a pleasure to spend time with you. I hope you had a great cruise and that you find the opportunity to see some of the things in the city which you passed in the car! All best, Rob
Ellen TrimboliUnited States
Great tour! Robert answered our specific questions and stopped at many points along the way to give great tidbits of information.
John WhittingtonUnited States
Rob opened up for us a whole new perspective on this part of New York! His knowledge is superb and his personality and obvious love for his hometown made this a wonderful experience for my wife and I. Rob will be our choice on our next visit to NYC!
Wynnell SchrenkNaples, FL, United States
Rob was one of the best guides EVER! He is energetic, steeped in history and knowledge and enthusiastic. I would recommend him to anyone!