For a personalized orientation to New York City, be sure to arrange a custom tour with “My Kind of Town New York.” In 2010 it was voted the winner of the “Best Private Tour Company in NYC by the Association of Concierges. Eager to make the most of my week-long stay in New York City last Thanksgiving, I booked a four-hour tour with “My Kind of Town.” This introduction to the geographical layout of city was invaluable as I confidently continued to explore on foot and in public transportation.
When Jerry Petrozelli, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, arrived promptly in his Mercedes SUV at my hotel near Times Square, I was in a for a special treat. He took me to many intriguing places a 50-passenger tour bus could not reach or would prefer not to go.
After asking what was most important for me to see and do, Jerry geared the tour to my interests in Upper and Lower Manhattan, making recommendations for return visits along the way. He explained the history of each neighborhood while pointing out the contrast in architecture and history which makes the city so unique and interesting.
Highlights of my tour in Lower Manhattan included: Wall Street; the Brooklyn Bridge; Ground Zero; Chelsea; Little Italy (where we stopped for a cannoli at a 100-year old bakery); SoHo; Greenwich Village; the Meat-Packing District (the night club area and major fashion houses); Empire State Building; Fifth Avenue; and Times Square.
In Upper Manhattan: Grand Central Station (the busiest train station in the world and the impressive market where the commuters shop); Strawberry Fields in Central Park; Morningside Heights (Columbia University Campus); Museum Mile; and a visit to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the largest church in America.
With wit and humor, Jerry enhanced my visit by sharing a life-time of personal experiences as he pointed out special restaurants and shopping areas and offered helpful tips.
If you’re a first-time visitor, instead of being overwhelmed or intimidated, arrange a fascinating private tour with a “My Kind of Town New York” guide. Then, you can feel at ease to thoroughly enjoy your entire stay.
While tours are usually 4-6 hours, they are flexible and no two tours are alike.
Mercedes Benz SUVs comfortably accommodate 6 guests and the Mercedes Sprinter is perfect for 7-14 passengers.
IF YOU GO
Other possible tours include:
o Cruise Ship or Airport Arrival and Departure Tours
o Night Tour
o Eating Tour
o The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island Tour
o Winter Snow Tour
For more information call 866-691-8687