This was the BEST day we had. Tom was our guide, and he did not disappoint. Me, my husband, and my 27 year old son went on this tour. My 27 year old even loved this tour. Tom was very fun and interactive. We saw many places we had already explored, but we learned something new and interesting at each place. I would highly recommend this tour for any age.
Glen was a tour guide and he was fantastic. We only had two days in the city and had decided to do a guided tour the first day. I think this is the best way to learn about the city and also then feel comfortable about traveling the subway by yourself on the following day. The only thing I would have changed about this tour is I would pass on the ticket to the one world observatory. Although the views are beautiful to the city I just believe it is another tall building also they were so pushy on selling their tablet at the One World Observatory. So the tour is great, our guide was wonderful. I would have rather gone to the 9/11 museum than One World. If you are short on time this is the absolute best way to see the city. We did not feel rushed at all, yes it is a lot of walking but Glen did a wonderful job at setting the pace and also gave us plenty of time for lunch along with some wonderful suggestions for us. Highly recommend this small group walking tour as opposed to others which were much larger. We had fun speaking with others in our group and learning about them as well.
Lyndsey was our tour guide and she was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable about all of the places that she took us without sounding like she had memorized a script. She made it a priority to make sure everyone had a good time and got the most out of the tour. There was a lot of walking but she also made sure we got a break when we needed one. I highly recommend this tour if you have never been to New York City. There is no way we could have covered that much ground in 1 day on our own.
Joel was AMAZING! As a 10-year resident of NYC, he really knew The City well. We loved his insight at each of our stops like he was sharing a City Secret at each stop, his willingness to answer all of our questions especially those of our precocious 9yo son, his respectful age-appropriate sharing of the 9-11 memorial our kids are ages 9 - 15, and tips on what else to check out in NYC and how to navigate the Subway. We loved his food suggestions, too. It was the perfect way to start off our week in NYC. We saw other group tours that weren't small and it was definitely worth the extra cost to have a small tour just 13 in our group. Of all of our trip decisions, this was by far the best we made!
Read many reviews about my tour guide Tom before going on this tour and he did not dissapoint. I had 2 days in the city by myself so booked the tour hoping to fit as much is as possible. Toms knowledge of NY and the sights was second to none and gave some very good tips of must sees and things to do whilst in the city. Very enjoyable day! Thank you.
This is an excellent full day walking tour. Our guide Kernan was informative, knowledgeable, friendly and always very happy to answer any questions posed. We learned so much about New York. We decided to take this tour on our first full day in New York so that we'd be set up for the full week ....and we were not disappointed. We covered a wide area of New York as detailed in the tour itinerary. We particularly found using the subway helpful as Kernan demonstrated for us how to use the ticket machine and described how you might move around New York using the train in different areas of NY.
It is difficult to pick out what we liked best of all however amongst all our favourites were 9/11 memorial, South Pool, the Survivor tree, the Statue of Liberty, the ferry ride, St Patrick's Cathedral, One World Observatory and Grand Central Station, particularly the Whispering Gallery! There was nothing on the tour to dislike. The pace was good too. Not too slow and the group gelled well together as there were only eight of us.
Lunch too was a great experience and Kernan had considered the cost to us all for this venture ...always a very good point. Lunch was very enjoyable and value for money.
Instructions for meeting at George Cohan Statue were easy to follow and it was good to see all members of the group were there in well before the actual start of the tour.
It was a cold day, with snow on the ground despite being March 22, however the sun shone for us in the afternoon. It is most important that you are keen walkers for this trip and interested in the sights. You need good walking shoes or strong trainers and we needed plenty of layers to keep us warm with hat and gloves.
It was a great day that flew by. Thank you Kernan. An excellent tour!