Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in New-York-City by Tour Guide Brian F. (Guide #5559)


David Im

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 20/18

Great guide. Brian was very accommodating and knowledgeable about manhattan. My family had a great experience and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to friends and family.

Dan Whitham

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 10/18

Great. Right on time, very flexible, and great info.

Ken Metzger

United States
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Tour: #283446, Cruise Port or Airport Transfer Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 1/18

The tour was everything we had expected. Brian was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting. We got to see everything we had told him we wanted to see plus. He was willing to drive us to places that we wanted to see as the tour was being conducted, but weren't on our original list. I would highly recommend using Tours by Locals and especially Brian.

Susan Hunt

Australia
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 30/18

We had a fabulous day with Brian. His knowledge and personal insight of the 9/11 memorial and new construction was amazing. Thank you Brian for sharing your extensive knowledge with us.

Adriana Melgoza

Mexico
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Tour: #283446, Cruise Port or Airport Transfer Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 27/18

Excellent option for long layovers in NYC. We were first time visitors and we got to see a lot of the city. Brian stopped in the city main spots and we hopped off and walk on tour, and we enjoyed discovering on our own too. It was completely worth it. It was raining and Brian kindly lent me a jacket that saved the day.

Virgina Johns Duppenthaler

United States
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Tour: #43149, Private Tour of Wall Street, Downtown and National 9/11 Memorial, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 25/18

Barbara Sprick

Austria
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Tour: #43884, Exciting Midtown Manhattan Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 24/18

wonderful tour, as was the last one we did with Brian! Thanks once more!

Barbara Sprick

Austria
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Tour: #43149, Private Tour of Wall Street, Downtown and National 9/11 Memorial, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

My parents were very satisfied with Brian, as he showed a great amount of knowledge, but most importantly also patience with the older couple. And was also willing to push the 2nd tour to their desired timing the last minute. Thank you Brian! You made my parents' first trip to New York a wonderful memory!

Gloria Sullivan

United States
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Tour: #283446, Cruise Port or Airport Transfer Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 17/18

Brian was so knowledgeable and really made the tour fun. Would definitely recommend him.

Barbara Burnette

United States
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Tour: #283446, Cruise Port or Airport Transfer Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 16/18

Brian was a great guide! He provided information and explanations we would never have found on our own! Even though we were very late getting off the ship, Brian still managed to show us the highlights of New York we wanted to see. Thank you, Brian, for a great tour!

Michael Wallace

Saint Johns, FL, United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 15/18

Let's get this out of the way up front; Brian is AWESOME!!! You could not have a more knowledgeable, personable, interesting, fun, etc guide leading you around NYC than him. My family learned so much about the city through his stories & insight that one could never pick up simply by reading a book, surfing the internet, or watching a YouTube video. With him, you're getting someone that was born & raised in NYC and knows his town intimately, inside & out. Thanks again Brian; until next time! Mike

Peter-Florian Albrecht

Switzerland
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Tour: New York Layover Tour | Private Driver-Guide & Vehicle | JFK Layover? Newark Layover? Could be the best part of your trip!, New York City, New York, United States
Date: Oct 11/18

A nice layover tour from our cruiseship to the airport with some important Manhattan landmarks: Ground zero, financial district, Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central, Rockefeller Center. And a good lunch in between. Unfortunately, time calculation was very bad - although we skipped Highline and Harlem, we arrived 1 hour later at JFK than scheduled (wasn't a big deal for us, because we had a late flight). Okay, there was heavy traffic. But an experienced guide should take this into consideration.

Tracy M.

Jersey
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Tour: #283446, Cruise Port or Airport Transfer Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

Brian was a fantastic tour guide. We only had about 6 hours in New York but he managed to cram so much into such a short time. He was so knowledgeable and as he drove around he gave us a great insight into the history and day to day life in the city. He drove us to many of the must see sights, stopped the car for us to take pictures and to experience first hand many of the famous buildings and exhibits. He could not have been more accommodating. I would definitely recommend Brian and tour with him again.

Lisa Sakamoto

United States
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Tour: #283446, Cruise Port or Airport Transfer Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 6/18

This was a great tour. Brian knows the city well, took us to great photo stops, gave us loads of information and had great stories. He navigated the streets well in all the traffic and even picked us up early. This was the best way to kill time before catching our flight. I would highly recommend this tour!

Peter-Florian Albrecht

Switzerland
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Tour: Chinatown Private Food Tour, Chinatown, New York, United States
Date: Sep 30/18

Nice tour with a knowing guide and some great tastes from the far east. Unfortunately I had to abort the tour after slightly more than halftime due to spinal issues, I had been having for some days already. Until then, it was a great experience - worth to repeat it on our next time in NYC.

Stacy Crnkovich

Swan Valley, ID, United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 19/18

We had a fantastic custom tour with Brian. We had requested to tour "mafia" spots in NYC. He had several details about different famous mobsters and stories we had never heard. Although I have been to NYC several times, he was able to give us very easy helpful hints on getting around the city so the remainder of our trip was improved. He took us to several points of interest that allowed for great photo opportunities that we would have otherwise missed. Thanks again Brian for a great day!!

Julie Hughes

United Kingdom
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 7/18

We liked Brian a lot. He gave us a fascinating tour and insight into the life of a New Yorker - now and in the past. His stories about 9/11 were very moving, but told in a sincere and compassionate way. We did not think 8 hours could pass so quickly! He also gave us useful tips to help us in planning the following day. Thank you Brian - wish we had had 2 days with you!

Jamie Birkett

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 29/18

Brian has great knowledge of the city and shares it through wonderful stories. You leave feeling like you have really experienced New York.

Lisbeth Pietersien

Indonesia
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 20/18

My mom and I had a wonderful journey to New York City. Our main attraction was Statue of Liberty as I held the Crown ticket. Brian took us to SoL as well as other attractions in NYC and explained very well the history of each sight. Traveling with Brian was like traveling with an old friend with lots of stories to catch up. It was a memorable experience that we will never forget. I would definitely recommend traveling in NYC with Brian.

Patricia Belsey

Australia
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 14/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Amy Schlinkert

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 9/18

Brian was awesome! We had a larger group including 8 Boy Scouts from a small town in Wisconsin. We hit everything they wanted to see and a lot more. Brian knows his history and is passionate about his city. He was cognizant of things that might not be interesting or appropriate and checked with us as we went to ensure we were getting the tour we wanted. So much better than the canned tours provided by the big companies.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Amy, had a great time with you and the group. Glad you enjoyed the tour.

David Cumberland

Malaysia
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

We (two adults and two teenagers) had a great day with Brian. He has vast knowledge of New York past and present, and gives really informative and entertaining descriptions at each site. He is very flexible in timings and sites to visit. Many thanks to Brian for a memorable day.

Shane White

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

Brian was great!!

Mike M.

United States
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Tour: #115185, Special 2 FULL Days of Private New York City Touring, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Brian was a wonderful tour guide! This tour was filled with so many sights and such interesting information. We were wanting to really get to know the city and feel comfortable with how to get around the city and that is exactly what Brian accomplished for us! We even took the subway on our own a couple of days after our tour and didn't get lost! Thank you Brian for such an awesome experience! You made our vacation so enjoyable and memorable!

Jeremy Thompson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

Brian took the time to tailor our family trip to our pace and requirements. He was flexible when tickets were not available for attractions we would have liked and quickly substituted other pleasing locations. Knowledge and those little pieces of trivia showed he had a great grasp of his role and delivered a great all round experience. Brian....thanks you and 'Tours by Locals' again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeremy for your kind comments and thanks to you and your wife for your service as police officers.

Maggie McFarlane

Australia
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

This is a must do tour of NYC. We learnt so much about the history with Brian. We have 3 children (6-13) and he made sure they were engaged and that we were all happy and catered to us all. :) A highlight of our trip we saw so much in one day. Thank you Brian! We will see you next time we are in new york! :)

Edward Klawansky

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour for Edward Klawansky, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 14/18

We could not have asked for a better tour guide!! Brian was so knowledgeable and passionate about HIS New York and esp the World Trade Center. My husband is in a wheel chair and Brian was accommodating and compassionate and eager to please in any way possible. It was just the kind of day we had hoped for.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sharon and Ed, I had a lovely day with you.

Richard Smith

United States
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Tour: #294628, Private Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 9/18

From the time he met us at the hotel, escorted us to the subway and then on to Liberty Island and Ellis Island, Brian gave us the experience of the immigrants and what it was like to come to New York. He had great knowledge and details about these areas as well as the growth of New York City. And he allowed us as much time as we wanted at the locations to truly enjoy our experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Laurel and Richard for a wonderful day.

Renee Davis

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 28/18

Brian was fantastic!!!! He showed us everything we wanted to see and more, plus he was also a wealth of knowledge on the history of New York. We never would have seen as much of the city as we did without him. Thank you for making our trip so enjoyable. I highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments, glad you enjoyed the trip.

Renee Davis

United States
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Tour: #294628, Private Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 27/18

Alan G.

apopka, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 26/18

Thank you Brian for making our trip to New York the best,!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alan, please to have spent time with you and your family.

Alan G.

apopka, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #294628, Private Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 25/18

Brian is the best! His knowlegde is remarkable

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alan.

Jay Rosensweig

United States
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Tour: #269944, Central Park Private Tour - Jay Rosensweig, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 19/18

Kristen Herr

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 1/18

All 5 of us were totally thrilled with our time spent touring with Brian. It was like spending the day with your good friend who knows all about the incredible history, personal stories and more in New York City and around the events of 9/11. He offered to adapt our trip to our "must see" list and taught us about using the subway system. When any of us or our friends visit NYC, we will highly recommend Brian!

Lyndon Naicker

South Africa
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Tour: #43149, Private Tour of Wall Street, Downtown and National 9/11 Memorial, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 14/18

We travelled with a toddler (2 years old) And we travelled with a stroller everywhere and Brian was patient and accommodating with us. It was the first time travelling to America and Brian made us feel so welcome and made Our trip special and unforgettable. I can truly recommend him to anybody who wants a personal tour of New York. Brian became a part of our family for those days and we are still talking about him back home in South Africa Book a tour with Brian you will never regret it

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lyndon, glad you enjoyed the trip!

Robert Perkins

United States
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Tour: #43884, New York Private Tour for Robert Perkins, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 14/18

Fun, knowledgeable and made the time fly by. Learned so many interesting, odd and fun facts about New York as we saw the sights and sounds. A great guide and I would highly recommend to anyone.

Lyndon Naicker

South Africa
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 13/18

Brian really made New York come alive for my family and I. Coming from South Africa We were really not sure about how and what to do but Brian took all our fears away with an amazing and informative tour where we really got to experience New York On a personal level and truly we are so grateful to Brian for this experience Wish i could give you ten stars That's how good you are Brian! Brian is kind and accommodating and knows everything about New York Best of the best

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lyndon, touring with you family is what makes my job great!

Nicole Splawn

United States
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Tour: #269944, Central Park Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

Despite the cold, this was one of my favorite activities of the week. First of all, I love the peace of mind that comes with a guide meeting you and returning you to the front steps of your hotel. Secondly, even though this was a Central Park tour, Brian began giving us information about other points of interests and even the subway before arriving at our Central Park destination. He obviously knows NY and enjoys sharing it. He was very accommodating and interesting. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nicole for you kind comments. It was a most pleasant afternoon with your and your daughter, and we did get some sunshine by the end of the day!

Carla Mettler

San Diego, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 16/18

Steven Williams

United Kingdom
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Feb 13/18

The most fantastic day in New York with Brian ! Brian was a friendly, knowledgable and a highly professional guide. He guided us efficiently and safely where we didn't feel rushed or under pressure to move on to the next attraction. Brian happily answered our questions about American life and we learnt so many fascinating facts and stories about New York. Would definitely book another tour if we return to New York one day. A brilliant day enjoyed by all the family!

Cassandra Brice

United States
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Tour: #294628, Private Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 15/18

I'm not certain words can express how WONDERFUL/ AWESOME our experience was with Brian. Brian showed us( including my 70 year old parents) the "ropes" of the subway to/ from Liberty and Ellis Islands. On our tour, the knowledge shared was FAR better , in our opinion, than listening to it on a handheld audiotape. Brian sincerely comminucates his interest, knowledge and passion for NYC and all it has to offer. We highly recommend BRIAN as your tour guide 100%. Money well spent. Thank you, again, Brian!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! What a great review, thank you so much!

Bryan Olufson

Australia
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 2/18

Brian spent the day showing us the World Trade Centre & we were so lucky for him to share his personal knowledge & experience with us. It was a very personal experience & unforgettable.. We were also able to cover a lot more with Little Italy & Chinatown as he was very flexible for us considering the weather... Hope we catch up soon again..

Bryan Olufson

Australia
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 30/17

Brian was an awesome guide who was able to be very flexible with what we were trying to arrange with the time we had available in New York. Nothing was too hard for him to work around & the pace of the tour was excellent. His knowledge of the city & the history of the areas/landmarks is great with him willing to spend anytime needed to fully learn about & a native New Yorker to boot, would recommend him as a guide to anyone as well as book him again for ourselves.

Warren Harper

United States
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Tour: #283446, Cruise Port or Airport Transfer Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 18/17

All good things to say about Brian. Our group of 4 had a travel day, about 5-6 hours before our flight. Brian picked us up at our hotel, and gave us a memorable experience. Brian gave us lots of history as we drove around the city...from the 1600s to modern day; from art to entertainment; from Little Italy to China Town; from Central Park to Brooklyn; from NYC hotdogs to NYC pizza; from Wall Street to 911; etc. Plus he knew great photo spots. I considered booking a tour 2X $$ of Brian's..SO glad I didn't.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Goodness!

Sonia Gallagher

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 17/17

We booked an 8 hour walking/subway tour with Brian on Sunday December 17 which just happens to be one of the busiest holiday weekends in New York. Brian met us on time in our hotel lobby and talked with us before we headed out. I was there with my 3 daughters so we felt safe, informed and really enjoyed Brian's knowledge of the city as a native New Yorker. The little details and history he shared about everything along our tour was amazing. He truly enriched our New York experience! Great job Brian!!

Hermiena Lombaard

South Africa
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 30/17

Very good knowledge and enjoy his stories allot

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I'm glad you and your family enjoyed the trip.

Barb Ellis

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 24/17

Brian was a fabulous tour guide who gave a wonderful tour of the 9-11 Memorial with personal stories. We had a great day and I would highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! That was the quickest feedback I ever got! I didn't even make it to my bus yet! Thank you so much and glad I could be a part of your trip to N.Y.

Riki Petracci

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 22/17

Brian was a fabulous guide...we had a group of 9 and he was very accommodating with regards to changes in our tour to satisfy our curiosity on somethings that were not "officially" part of our tour. He was extremely knowledgeable on the city and kept us busy, but also kept a reasonable pace for us all. He even pushed back our start time as we had morning rain. Great day and great tour guide, thanks Brian!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind comments Riki, had a great time with both families.

Todd Madden

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 19/17

Brian was fantastic! I wish we would have reserved him for daily guide service for our entire vacation. Organized, cheerful and informative.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Todd, had a fun day with the four of you, go Tigers!

Silvia Wadasinghe

Canada
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Tour: #283446, Cruise Port or Airport Transfer Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 10/17

Brian was an excellent tour guide! He was knowledgeable, professional and accommodating. I would recommend his services to family and friends and would definitely tour with him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nothing better than spending the day with five wonderful ladies! Thank you and glad you enjoyed the trip!

Barbara O.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 5/17

I needed a guide to help me get round New York on race day as my son was running the marathon. From my first contact with Brian with this unusual request he could not have been more accommodating. He responded promptly to all my emails , questions and anxieties! He managed to get me to three places to see my son run by and he very kindly videoed them and sent them to us. He is kind, thoughtful, professional, great company and I felt very safe with him. I highly recommend Brian as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words Barbara, it was a great experience watching Tom run!

Joan Jarvis

United States
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Tour: #269944, Central Park Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 27/17

Brian gave us an excelllant tour. I have been going to Central Park for many decades but learn 3 hours of new information. I would highly recommend Brian as a tour guide and hope to take another tour with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind comments Joan and thank you for the unusually warm weather you brought! ;)

Dale Goldberg

United States
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Tour: #115185, Special Tour for Dale Goldberg, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 15/17

We enjoyed our tour with Brian. He took us to the locations we requested and explained much information about those places. We felt very comfortable with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Dale, I had a great day with the two of you from the time I met you at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal to dropping you off at LaGuardia. Just a nice day start to end.

Jeff Carter

United States
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Tour: #283446, Cruise Port or Airport Transfer Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 14/17

Brian was awesome... very knowledgeable and friendly. He got us to all the sights that were important to us with ease. Thank you Brian.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind comments, I'm glad the four of you enjoyed your trip to New York.

Rachel Parker

Australia
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 12/17

We had a great day with Brian. Brian knows all there is to know about NYC and more! Got to see and do more than we ever would with a Bus Tour. Thank you, Brian!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rachel for your kind comments; I had a lovely day with you and your beautiful family.

Edwin Phillips

United States
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Tour: #43149, Private Tour of Wall Street, Downtown and National 9/11 Memorial, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 30/17

An absolutely wonderful experience! Our guide (Brian) was amazingly quick to respond to initial request and follow ups were immediate. He sought to find out what our interests were and then developed a tailored route proposal based on what we were most curious to explore - always ready to "adapt" even up to the last minute! We couldn't have been more pleased with our half day with him. He was on time at the designated location and sought to relax us so we could enjoy our day! Would recommend HIGHLY!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I'm glad all six of you enjoyed our city so much.

Nurdan Yucel

Turkey
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

We did 8 hours Manhattan walking tour with Brian and It was a great experience. "Thank you very much Brian". The tour was very well organized and we were very happy that we did it on our first day. We learned all parts of Manhattin island. A lot of valuable information were given by Brian. Definitely, one of the must do tours of New York. 8 hours tour was just enough, but, of course a bit tiring.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments Nurdan, I had a lovely day with you and your sisters. I'm glad you enjoyed out little town.

Jeff S.

San Diego, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #115185, Special 2 day Private New York City Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 21/17

Brian is pure New York. From his accent to his incredible stories, he will keep you excited the whole day. You will also be tired as he covers a lot of ground! You are certain to enjoy any tour you make take with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lol, but as I said, when we're in New York I'm not the one with the accent! Thank you for your kind comments.

Todd Buch

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

Brian was fantastic! We did the 8 hr tour and covered a huge amount of ground. He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and organized. He stayed with us and helped us navigate the confusing subway system, etc We would highly recommend Brian for this and any tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Todd, I'm glad you enjoyed the tour.

Tracy Katz

United States
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Tour: #76722, Greenwich Village Private Tour With The High Line, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 9/17

We toured the Village with Brian. It was ok. The first HOUR was spent at Washington Square Park and walking past NYU buildings. This part dragged and was a non-inspiring start to the tour. The tour improved in hours 2 and 3, but overall it was average at best. I would not recommend to a friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I take full and complete responsibility for this. I had two tours in one day and didn't make sure I had enough time between the two, so for the first time in my career I was late for a tour and this experience has taught me to never let it happen again. Being late had the guest, understandably a little unnerved and it was hard to establish a rapor from that point. I do sincerely apologize to Tracy and her companion and with TBL will try to work something out to make her happy again.

Steve Amos

United States
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Tour: #294628, Private Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 4/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve, I had a great time with you both - she's a wonderful kid!

Steve Amos

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Sep 3/17

Brian did a great job for my 8 year old and I! I mentioned a movie my daughter enjoys and Brian watched it the night before our tour and pointed out filming locations throughout the city during our tour. He was always on time and very professional. He is also very tall and easy to spot in a crowd! We had a great time and I would definitely recommend Brian for a tour. Thanks Brian!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve, I had a great time with you both - she's a wonderful kid!

Brian Nguyen

United States
Rating

Tour: #294628, Private Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 29/17

We had a great time with Brian on the trip to statue of Liberty. Even though it was a raining day in NJ and NY, we still enjoyed the tour. Brian told us about history of statue of Liberty and got us a ticket to pedestal. Again, Brian is the best private tour guide that we ever met. I'd recommend you to take a tour with him and you won't regret at all. If I come back to New York for another tour, I still looking for him to be my tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brian, I had a great two days with you, your wife and your sister.

Brian Nguyen

United States
Rating

Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 28/17

We took one day New York private tour with Brian and we loved it. Brian was very professional, courtesy, and very kind. Brian always wants us to have a great time without rush. He's very knowledgeable about New York and how to get around New York with less traffic and low price possible. I strongly recommend Brian Fisher to everyone. He's an excellent tour guide. We don't have any negative experience with him. Thank Brian very much for a pleasant tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brian, I had a great two days with you, your wife and your sister.

Andie Macmillan

Canada
Rating

Tour: #43149, Private Tour of Wall Street, Downtown and National 9/11 Memorial, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 24/17

Brian was wonderful, we both really enjoyed the experience Brian shared with us. He had a full range of knowledge with every place he took us to. The stories Brian explained were informative as well as emotional, you really get the whole package with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andie and congratulations on your engagement!

Annie Stephan

Australia
Rating

Tour: #115185, Special 2 day Private New York City Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 20/17

Thank you for two awesome days. The stories were the best part. It made the things we were looking at and going to mean something to us. It wasn't just a statue or a bull or a building. It was a story and we ate it all up. We enjoyed our travels through the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for two wonderful days and thank you for bringing the good weather with you. Hope NYC was a great way to top off you trip of the USA.

Rebeca Ojito-Torrens

United States
Rating

Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 14/17

Brian was excellent! We are a family of 9. Four adults and 5 kids ranging in age from 10 to 17. Tour was very family friendly. Brian is extremely knowledgeable. He demonstrated genuine love for the city and obviously enjoys his position as a tour guide. At first we were hesitant about hiring a guide, but definitely no regrets. He took us to so many places! He even added a bit more to our wish list. Brian thanks for a fun filled day! Will definitely recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Rebeca, had a great time with you, your sister and the extended families. Always enjoy that great weather down there in Miami!

Kate Couden

United States
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Tour: #76722, Greenwich Village Private Tour With The High Line, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 12/17

Brian's tour was the highlight of our anniversary weekend! Must do in NYC!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comments - Happy Anniversary!

Mickey Ballard

United States
Rating

Tour: #269944, Central Park Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Aug 1/17

Punctual and personable. Shared a vast amount of information that was interesting and informative. Sensitive to the needs of those within the group -- rest periods, restroom breaks, et al. Highly recommend Brian to anyone looking for a Manhattan tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words, glad you enjoyed the tour.

Mark Akin

United States
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Tour: #294628, Private Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 30/17

We had Brian take us from our hotel and tour The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Battery Park. Brian was an excellent guide and a true historian of NYC. Friendly, personable, and answered all our questions with all the knowledge of someone who not only knows "his city" but also loves "his city". We would strongly recommend Brian F. and Tours by Locals to anyone who is visiting New York City. A definite 5 out of 5 for Brian F and Tours by Locals!! Mark and Carol Akin Collierville, TN

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark, had a nice day with you and Carol, hope you enjoyed the concert.

Cristina Clemente

Australia
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Tour: #269944, Central Park Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 17/17

Brian was fantastic. He met us at our hotel which was 17 blocks away from Central Park and although our tour was for Central Park he actually started telling us information about NYC along the way. He told us stories about prominent individuals in the history of the city and not just about buildings or lakes etc. he gave it a real personal touch and was really easy to talk to. Recommend not only the tour but choose Brian as your guide!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comments.

Daniel Burger

United Kingdom
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Tour: #43884, Architecture of New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 14/17

My second time with Brian and he is such a fabulous tour guide - until the next time!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Daniel, so nice to spend the evening with you and your lovely wife. Hope you all had a good birthday celebration when you got back.

Ingrid Rothe

United States
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Tour: #115185, Private New York City Tour for Ingrid Rothe, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 13/17

Trust me on this, Brian will exceed all of your expectations as a tour guide! I was visiting from Texas with daughters and I knew that I didn't want to 'spin my wheels' trying to find my way around the big apple, so Brian gave me the grand tour! He and I worked together to personalize the tour to suit our needs. But, to be honest, the best part was Brian's background knowledge of the statues, buildings....history. The stories he shares allow you to leave New York rich with knowledge and love for NYC!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, had a great couple of days with you and your daughters.

Alli Woods

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jul 1/17

Brian was fantastic - flexible when our flight was incredibly delayed and on what we wanted to see in NYC. His stories were entertaining and it made everything we saw that much more interesting. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alli, I had a wonderful day with your mother, step-dad and of course your fantastic little girls.

John Williamson

United States
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Tour: #43149, Private Tour of Wall Street, Downtown and National 9/11 Memorial, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

We appreciated Brian's flexibility in handling scheduling/location changes.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Not a problem John, always willing to accomodate guests any way I can.

John Williamson

United States
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Tour: #43149, Private Tour of Wall Street, Downtown and National 9/11 Memorial, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

We appreciated Brian's depth of historical knowledge about various NYC sites from the Revolutionary War. He was prompt and easy to contact. He also provided good recommendations on activities that we used later in our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John for your kind comments, it was my pleasure to guide you.

Anna Pelletier

United States
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Tour: #76722, Greenwich Village Private Tour With The High Line, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

HIGHLY recommend Brian. I could write a lot of flowery words, but it's easier to just say he is everything one would want in a tour guide. He confirmed the day before, showed up on time, followed the tour we signed up for, and brought visual aids to help us understand the history of what we were looking at, which I appreciated because it really brought the tour to life.. We never felt rushed and he never made us feel like we were just another client. Thank you so much, hope we see you again soon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again Anna, I enjoyed both parts of the day.

Anna Pelletier

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 14/17

HIGHLY recommend Brian. I could write a lot of flowery words, but it's easier to just say he is everything one would want in a tour guide. He confirmed the day before, showed up on time, followed the tour we signed up for, and brought visual aids to help us understand the history of what we were looking at, which I appreciated because it really brought the tour to life.. We never felt rushed and he never made us feel like we were just another client. Thank you so much, hope we see you again soon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anna for the glowing review!

Shelby Garmon

United States
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Tour: #115185, Special Tour for Shelby Garmon, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jun 6/17

Brian gave us an ENTIRE tour of NYC over 5 days. One minute we toured historical places of the 1800s and the next homes of movie stars. He made it interesting to our entire family, including a 9, 11, and 15 year old. There wasn't just something for everyone but everything was for everyone. The best analogy of his tour is the view of the skyscrapers - we stood at the base and saw everything up close then went to the top and saw the whole 360 degree view. Brian is a premiere tour guide of NYC! Excellent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comments Shelby and thank you also for welcoming me into your family for those five brief days. It's these kinds of tours that make me love being a tour guide!

Rodlyn Pal

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 22/17

Excellent Tour guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Mavis Baker

United States
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Tour: #115185, Special 2 day Private New York City Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 20/17

Brian is amazing!! awesome tour guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mavis, it was my pleasure spending time with you and your family.

Sarah Gordon

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: May 11/17

Brian was absolutely amazing! He is SO knowledgeable about NY and this history that comes with it! We couldn't have gotten a better tour guide and will without a doubt use Brian next time we come!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

Marcia Campbell

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 21/17

We could not have been happier with our tour of Lower Manhattan. Brian was thoughtful and knowledgable. And he was so accommodating. He even met us in Brooklyn and helped us get into the city on the subway! And he brought us back! A wonderful day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Marcia. I'm glad you enjoyed NYC.

Joanne Curwood

United Kingdom
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Tour: #43149, Private Tour of Wall Street, Downtown and National 9/11 Memorial, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 7/17

Worth every penny/cent! Tour was so interesting that the time just flew by. In fact Brian.F was so good he even managed to keep our teenage children engaged (one of them only looked at their cell phone once during the tour!!). I would whole heartedly recommend doing this tour it was very interesting and Brian was excellent at explaining and answering our questions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Those are just so very kind comments. I enjoyed my time with the whole family and I hope you guys had a great lunch at Hudson Eats.

Janette Tabora

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Apr 6/17

This was our first walking tour, and despite the steady rain that day, it was a great experience altogether! Brian's customized tour of NYC depicts his knowledge of and pride in his beloved city. He was able to accommodate the main places of interest we listed and was able to give us interesting tidbits about people and places. I personally enjoyed our subway experience as this was a first for us, too. Have already recommended this tour and Brian to several friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Janette, I did also have a great time. I will always remember - albeit because of the rain - having Central Park all to ourselves!

Christa Spaeth

United States
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Tour: #43149, Private Tour of Wall Street, Downtown and National 9/11 Memorial, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 29/17

Brian provided an excellent tour of the WTC and Wall Street area for my husband, two teenage boys and myself. My boys were most impressed hearing the personal stories from 9/11! My husband was also intrigued and impressed learning about the history on Wall Street. The four hour tour flew by quickly! We highly recommend Brian and hope to meet up with him on our next visit to NYC!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comments Christa, I'm glad you enjoyed the tour.

Dawn B.

United States
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Tour: #269944, Central Park Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 23/17

Brian was an incredible guide for our group. Students and chaperones were interested and entertained by Brian's tour. He knows his material and loves his city!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comments Dawn, I'm glad I was able to be part of the students' senior trip. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time here in New York.

Amy Pearman

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 19/17

We give Brian 5 stars!!! We only had one day in NYC and we r so grateful we had Brian to show us all the highlights of New York. He knows his stuff!!! I highly recommend him to anyone wanting a tour of NYC!!! Thanks Brian!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Amy, it was a pleasure to spend the day with you, Jodie and the children. I hope you had a safe and pleasant trip back to Texas.

Nancy F.

United States
Rating

Tour: #212901, Gangs Of New York City Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 15/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy. I Enjoyed the time with you and your family.

Nancy F.

United States
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Tour: #43149, Private Tour of Wall Street, Downtown and National 9/11 Memorial, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 14/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy. I Enjoyed the time with you and your family.

Melissa Barsanti

United States
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Tour: #119126, Special Barsanti Family Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Mar 12/17

Amazing! Best decision we made in regards to this trip. Brian was so knowledgeable and made the day and a half so very interesting! We would have been lost without him. We would highly recommend Brian without a doubt. Courteous, loves his city and very patient with all our questions. Great guy!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much to the Barsanti Family for making my job so enjoyable. I had a great time with you and am so glad to hear you enjoyed the visit.

Erika Myburgh

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Jan 8/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Erika for your kind comments.

Rick Sansovini

United States
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Tour: #76722, Greenwich Village Private Tour With The High Line, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 20/16

I am so glad I decided to book this tour. Our guide Brian is great. He has a great personality and his knowledge of the areas we walked through is outstanding. The tour was fun and his delivery of the historical facts was extremely informative. He also is a wealth of information about some of the shady history was interesting. We are definitely going to use him again and the haunted tour sounds like the perfect choice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rick for the kind comments; glad I could be of service.

Andrew Mobeck

United States
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Tour: #115185, Andrew's 5 day Private New York City Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 12/16

I gave Brian big list of places to see and he suggested advice. Did a great job getting us to places. He was really good at what time and where to go. Suggested places maybe not to see. Was very honest on what to see, didn't make up stuff is he didn't know anything. Was lot of fun walking around with in in New York. Can't say enough how happy we were to get him as our guide. Got lot of information. knew lot of stuff about New York.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andy, had a great time with you guys too. Safe trip back for both of you!

Heidi Reimer

Canada
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Tour: #43149, Private Tour of Wall Street, Downtown and National 9/11 Memorial, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Dec 3/16

What a great tour! Brian was so knowledgeable and full of interesting and engaging information. When we come back to NYC we will definitely book another tour with him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for you kind comments Heidi. I had a great day with you, your mother and your daughter. Love those three generation tours!

Dian Purnamasari

Indonesia
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 22/16

It was my first time visiting NYC so I decided to get a local guide. I am so grateful that I chose Brian as the guide He is a very friendly gentleman who is passionate about his city. I very much enjoyed strolling the city and listening to his stories about 9/11, Audrey Munson, John Lennon and the Strawberry Fields, and also the bear in Centrall Park zoo. Just like New Yorkers, we visit many places by walking and subways. Thanks so much Brian for giving me such a memorable experience. GBU!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: LOL, I forgot I told you about Gus, the Central Park Bear! (Future guests, let me know you actually read the feedback, ask me about Gus!)

Dian Purnamasari

Indonesia
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Tour: #269944, Central Park Fall Foliage Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Nov 20/16

Central Park is a huge park that is impossible to be explored by a first time visitor. Thank God I had Brian as my guide. Brian took me to all popular locations in Central Park. He was also willing to take pictures here and there and made sure I got nice pictures to remember. If you are looking for not just a guide but also a friend who is easy to be with, don't look any further. Tour with Brian. I am glad I did.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for your kind comments Dian. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

Nicholas Tatum

United Kingdom
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 25/16

We can't recommend Brian highly enough. It was the attention to detail from the start.Asking what we want to cover, the email the day before on the weather and what to wear. The tour was great, I know how good it was as we are using it to talk to our friends and our 17 year old daughter is using it to talk through her photo's when showing them. A great day thank you Brian

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nick. I love to do this type of customized tour and the fact it was a hit with the family makes it that much better. Glad you enjoyed your trip to New York.

Ross Cecil

Newburgh, IN, United States
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Tour: #269944, Central Park Fall Foliage Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 24/16

Brian was a wondeful guide. He took us on a tour from the door of our hotel to the heart of Central Park. He is knowledgeable about the city, it's history,and it's residents. We had a most enjoyable tour with Brian and would take his tours in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ross, I hope you and Joan enjoy the rest of your time here in our beautiful city.

Evonne Clay

United States
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Tour: #119126, One Day New York Private Tour, New York City, New York, United States    view tour
Date: Oct 22/16

We were very happy w/Brian F. as our guide. He was very knowledgeable of the history in NYC. Even though the day was windy and chilly he took us to what we wanted to see and hear about. A fun day was head by all!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry about the wind and rain, not much I can do about that but am glad you enjoyed your day.