Carolina LaheraUnited States
Jared was an amazing tour guide. He was so knowledgeable about all the details in NY. We could have never done everything we did in one day without him. He made it so much fun and interesting. I truly recommend him if you really want to get the most out of your tour in little time. We got to see pretty much all the main spot in NY thanks to him. We were a party of 13 and it was simple and easy to keep up. Being so many people we didn't have any complications getting anywhere. It was a great trip. Loved it
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for sharing your review and your vacation with me! Some of my best memories included Central Park and wonderful pizza in the Upper East Side, followed by great coffee nearby. What a fun group of friends. I'm really glad that I could help you make the most of your precious time so you can have more great memories.
Jared was very accommodating with our itinerary, meeting us at the Neue Gallerie and then accompanying us by Metro to our start point. During the 3 1/2 hour walking tour, he gave thorough descriptions of the history of the areas in the Lower East Side, the buildings and the lives experienced by the immigrants who came to the area in waves over the decades. He was considerate of our walking abilities and our timetable. Also, he was fun to be with and had us laughing. We highly recommend Jared!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :D Thank you! Happy Memories.
Avril MillerUnited States
"Flexible" Mr. Jared, Thank you again for such an outstanding tour. You made it very specific for our young music group. This was truly the best tour for our first time in New York. Take care from your new Indiana family! Sincerely, Boom Squad, Inc. Evansville, IN
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: : ) I'll never forget your group! We went to Lincoln Center, Strawberry Fields, saw the American Museum of Natural History, Julliard, Carmegie Hall, Times Square, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and visited the World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial.
Monica H.United States
Jared was fantastic. We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful tour. No one can believe we got to see so much in four hours! Your willingness to customize a tour for the places we wanted to see was greatly appreciated. You made visiting the BIG APPLE so much fun. The tour was the highlight of the trip! Thanks again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is always my goal that my tours are the highlight of my guests' visit to NYC. It is a marvelous place, so I have a lot of competition! Your review means a lot to me. I try to provide value by making the sights come alive with details, the best views, and true stories. Being flexible is important, too, since you are on vacation and there were three generations on our tour. Thank you for sharing your experience with the Tours by Locals community.
Gregory AlexanderUnited States
We enjoyed the customized tour Jared put together for us. We had a limited amount of time and wanted to focus on Alexander Hamilton's presence in New York and historically significant sites relating to the American Revolution. New York sacrificed many locations contributing to America"s history in the interest of real estate development. Jared knew the "whos, wheres and whens" of many of these places which the unguided tourist would more than likely miss. We highly recommend Jared.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.
John MurrayUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Touring the East Village, Greenwich Village, and the Lower East Side was so meaningful. I have been living there since 1991, enjoying it since 1981, and I have family roots there, too. Since you have been to New York City many times, it was enjoyable to discuss immigration and how these neighborhoods changed. Thank you for rating our tour. It means so much that it was fun memorable! Please, let's tour again! Brooklyn?
Ding Wang-BramlettUnited States
Jared is a by far the best tour guide I have ever had. He is very prompt when replying to my messages. He is on time, and keeps track of time perfectly. We were a big group — 40 people! He kept us all together and moved us around fast. I really like how he keeps track of time down to the minutes, such as "we will have a bathroom break in 26 minutes". Jared is also a very knowledgeable tour guide. He knows a lot about NYC and Columbia. He has tailored the tour for our group. Thank you from the 40 of us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! :) I am not always down-to-the-minute. Just educated guessing, and I like featuring odd numbers as an attention-getting device, which is important when dealing with students. I really enjoyed their engagement and thoughtful questions. Positively memorable!
Jenny Da LuzPortugal
Jared was great from beginning to end. From planning the private tour as per our requirements to delivering the services as booked without a single problem. Thank you Jared for your patience and high standards!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your business and kind review! I have toured professionally for almost thirteen years (as of mid 2018), and I won't forget this tour. We had a great day, experiencing: Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Memorial; the Brooklyn Bridge; seeing the Empire State Building; lunch at a favorite local NYC spot; Empire Statue Building Observation Deck (using the express pass saved us hours); Central Park; Rockefeller Center; Grand Central; Times Square; and back to hotel. Memorable for 1st time visitors.