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Private Custom New York City Tour by SUV provided by Best New York Tours

Private Custom New York City Tour by SUV

Private Custom New York City Tour by SUV
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from $1,390.77 per group (up to 13)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Explore New York City with a guide on this personalized excursion for up to six people, a tour with special appeal for first-timers. Opt to see the city’s highlights or focus on one area, and customize the itinerary according to your personal preferences, choosing from locations such as Times Square and the Theater District, Central Park, Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, or areas in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Explore New York City with your own private group of up to six people
Travel to and from New York City highlights with ease
A fully customizable tour ideal for first-time visitors
Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off in a luxury SUV
What to expect
Your private tour of New York City begins with hotel pickup in a luxury SUV. Choose from a 4-, 5-, or 6-hour tour and build a custom itinerary according to your preferences. See the highlights of New York City or focus on a specific neighborhood or borough, and choose from any number of locations such as Times Square and the Theater District, Central Park, Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and so much more. You can also plan your itinerary around a particular subject matter such as food, history, art, architecture, or anything else that interests you. The focal point is up to you. Your guide takes you to all the best spots, and there’s no driving past attractions; you can hop in and out of the vehicle as often as you want. This tour ends with drop-off at your New York City hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 25836P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Separate licensed NYC Tour Guide • Separate professional driver • Luxury SUV or Mercedes Sprinter • Customized itinerary to your interests
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
6h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from any Hotel, Apartment or AirBnb in Manhattan We do transfers from any Airport in the NYC area We do transfers from any Cruise Port in NYC area - Manhattan Cruise Terminal, Cape Liberty and Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
Airports:
LaGuardia Airport, East Elmhurst, NY 11371
John F. Kennedy Intl Airport, Jamaica, NY 11430
Newark Liberty Intl Airport, 3 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ 07114
Ports:
Manhattan Cruise Terminal
Cape Liberty
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Separate licensed NYC Tour Guide • Separate professional driver • Luxury SUV or Mercedes Sprinter • Customized itinerary to your interests
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from any Hotel, Apartment or AirBnb in Manhattan We do transfers from any Airport in the NYC area We do transfers from any Cruise Port in NYC area - Manhattan Cruise Terminal, Cape Liberty and Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
Airports:
LaGuardia Airport, East Elmhurst, NY 11371
John F. Kennedy Intl Airport, Jamaica, NY 11430
Newark Liberty Intl Airport, 3 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ 07114
Ports:
Manhattan Cruise Terminal
Cape Liberty
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Please indicate preferred departure time in the Special Requirements section upon checkout
Price shown is per vehicle (up to 13 passengers maximum)
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    New York City
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Midtown
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Lower Manhattan
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 4
    Brooklyn
    Stop: 60 minutes
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travelbug31522
Saint Simons Island, GA2 contributions
BEST guide in NYC!!
Apr 2021
Hands down - the BEST tour guide in NYC!!! Our family has been on 6 tours with Sheldon and each time, we see more and learn more than we thought possible! He is so knowledgeable and such fun and shows us places we would never have known to see or explore on our own. It is time and money well-spent and we look forward to tour #7!
Written 8 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

J M
1 contribution
Awesome!
Apr 2021 • Family
This was so much fun! Sheldon responded quickly and got us all set up for a last minute tour of NYC.
Our travel plans home from Orlando got so messed up with cancelled flights and rebooked on a different day, we found ourselves looking at an 8 hour layover in JFK. We would still have to be on a plan for 5 more hours , so sitting around in an airport sounded miserable. I called Sheldon the day before and he hooked us up! It was the perfect solution! The 4 hour tour gave us plenty of time in the city and we talked it through with Sheldon to make sure we’d have enough time to get to/from the airports for our flights and it worked out great. The rides to/from the airport was extra, but that was only fair—I’ve been to NYC enough to know what private rides between the city and airport costs and it was fair. Our 4 hour tour didn’t start until we arrived at our first site in the city and meet Chris, our tour guide.
Our family of 7 was traveling all with carry ons and it was great.
Our luggage could stay in the mini bus the whole time. They monitored our flights and gave us all the contact info for our driver and guide. We walked out to the curb at the airport and our driver rolled up right then. Impeccable timing. Gee, our driver, was wonderful and fun to chat with. It was so great he was always able to drop us off and pick us up quickly the whole tour.
Chris, our tour guide made the whole thing fun for our family with kids ranging in age from 4-15. We were tired from traveling but this tour just made it so easy to see and do soo much. (We’d been walking all over Disney World for days)
My husband and I had been to NYC 4 times before and we saw new things and went new places. We also learned awesome details about the city and the places we had been before. I appreciated how he customized the tour to our family.
Sheldon called and texted to give us all the information we needed. Warned us about the rainy weather. Even grabbed some umbrellas for us. Got us all taken care of on such short notice. Turned a travel nightmare into a great adventure!
Written 29 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jessica B.
Franklin, TN14 contributions
This is THE BEST WAY you WANT to see NEW YORK!
Apr 2021
My husband turned 40 this month, and he’s never been to New York. I wanted to give him the ABSOLUTE BEST EXPERIENCE of the city, so I happily obliged to book with Best New York Tours. I knew it was going to be good; I didn’t expect it to be SO AMAZING!

Within 24 hours of booking, I received a warm and welcoming email from Sheldon, and from that moment, I knew he had a vested interest in making our tour personally unique and special to us. We exchanged emails and texts in the days leading up to our tour, and I felt like I had a personal NYC expert I could call on any time! The tour hadn’t even officially started, and I was receiving so many interesting nuggets of information. Sheldon knew all the best tips and tricks for getting around the city and making the most of activities that didn’t necessarily include the tour. I was so appreciative of his knowledge and expertise!

Sheldon is a walking Wikipedia of New York. He’s well versed in the culture, history and geography of the city and its surrounding areas. He knows all of the best places to eat, drink, take photos and create memorable moments you’ll remember for the rest of your life. He’s personable, friendly and knowledgeable, always eager to offer an interesting tidbit to pique your interest, based on your personal tastes.

Our ride around the city was comfortable, relaxing and exciting. My husband and I were treated like VIPs, and there was never a dull or boring moment. Sheldon keeps you engaged, and frankly, thoroughly entertained in the most fun ways!

I’ve been to New York City before, and I can say that there truly isn’t a better tour offered. Sheldon is passionate about offering the best experience of New York and ensuring you have a great time. I’m grateful for Sheldon’s hospitality and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour to anyone.
Written 24 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sheri M
Ardsley, NY244 contributions
Beyond AMAZING! New York in a whole new perspective! Sheldon is the BEST
Apr 2021
We just finished a memory filled tour with Sheldon. From the first email, to the sad goodbye, the experience exceeded my expectations. We brought friends from out of town, and acted like tourists! What fun!!!! The driver G made us feel super safe....and the super sized Mercedes Van was extra comfortable! I can not give enough praise to Sheldon for stuffing our tour with so many facts, interesting stories and photo opportunities. We saw more than I thought humanly possible!!! We can not wait to go again. Book with confidence and remember life is a one way street, so enjoy all you can. THIS WILL NOT DISAPPOINT!
Written 3 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Melissa J
Indianapolis, IN4 contributions
Sheldon, our tour guide
Mar 2021 • Family
Our tour guide, Sheldon, was absolutely amazing. He was funny and gave us a wealth of knowledge. So happy we chose this tour guide company. We had a large group of 10 and we all felt at home. I would recommend this company to anyone traveling to NYC and want a tour. Also, it felt so good to not have to walk many, many blocks to see it all.
Written 1 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shonta
3 contributions
Best tour ever
Mar 2021 • Family
Sheldon was informative and hilarious at the same time. Best tour ever. My next trip to New York, I will book with Sheldon again.
Written 25 March 2021
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Raymond C
2 contributions
AWESOME
Mar 2021 • Couples
Sheldon was fantastic. Couldnt ask for a better person and now a friend. Overall a beautiful experience. Were from cowland in kansas and thought new york was going to be a scary place. He made us feel at home. 5 stars for sure. Anybody reading this and may have some concerns on the pricing because he is not the cheapest, dont look at the price. Well worth the money. Trust me. Im very blunt, if this tour sucked, definitely would say so. Sheldon is a Rockstar!!
Written 18 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mr L
Fort Lee, VA2 contributions
Best Family Tour Yet....!!!!!
Feb 2021
From the moment I book this tour online, I received a fast response from the company. Sheldon email me and informed me that he would be our tour guide. We chose the 6 hour private tour. I can say that it was the best money spend on this trip. My wife, kids and I had a blast. I grew up in NY and after this tour, i knew more about the city of NY than I did while living there for 6 years as a young kid. My 9 year old daughter was amazed and putting things together she recently learned in school, to all the information Sheldon had to offer. Sheldon's vast knowledge of the city is what makes this tour worth every penny. We traveled in style, comfort, and the driver was very good which is needed in NYC. Sheldon took us to every spot we wanted to see and took us to some great eating spots in the city. I can't say enough about how good this tour was. My family and I spent another 4 days in the city after this tour and by fr this tour was the best part of our 5 day trip to NYC. If you are planning on visiting NYC, do not plan your trip without booking this tour. Sheldon, my family and I thank you for making our trip a memorable one.
Written 21 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sammy Joed Caraballo
1 contribution
Best private tour of New York by far!!!
Together with my wife and a couple of friends, we had the great pleasure of taking the private 5 hour tour led by Sheldon and his driver through New York City. From the moment we contacted him, Sheldon was very professional and inspired a confidence that we rarely experience. He arrive extremely punctual to pick us up at the hotel, in a very comfortable and ideal vehicle for the tour. His driver is super professional, friendly and charismatic at all times. Although it was not the first time we were in New York and we have taken other private tours, we have to admit that Sheldon surpassed by many pur previous experiences. His knowledge, passion, and personal experience in New York City made the tour from start to finish a valuable, interesting and educational one. We visited some of the main attractions of NYC, ending in DUMBO, where we learned many things that we did not know. His sense of humor is impeccable, without excesses and spontaneous. Everything he know about New York is incredible, and believe me we were surprised! Sheldon knows the city in all its facets such as food, culture, architecture, history, in short, a masterful command of the city for which he shows his love and passion. Our only regret was not choosing the six hour tour. Thank you Sheldon, you made our short trip to the Big Apple extremely worthwhile !!! Our perspective on New York changed greatly. We will definitely call you to learn more about NY with our children on our next trip.
Written 1 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

165cindib13
Oklahoma4 contributions
The best!
Jan 2021 • Friends
Absolutely the best travel decision I ever made while traveling. Sheldon was an amazing tour guide. Very knowledgeable and witty. You may initially think the tour is priced too high but I promise worth every penny!
Written 11 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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