Monday, November 28, 2011

Looking for a unique gift this holiday season?

A tour can be the perfect gift.  Guests coming in from out of town? Want to show them the town?

Possibly the oldest photograph of the Upper West Side and the Bloomingdale road
The Old Village of Bloomingdale
The criminal and entertainment history of the area between the old Bloomingdale Road (Broadway) and Riverside Drive. Starting at the Cathedral Of Saint John The Devine (the largest gothic structure in the world) tour highlights include Humphrey Bogart's childhood home, Victor Herbert's home, buildings designed by famous New York architects. Former homes of Hollywood legends, legendary writers, legendary composers and even a couple of legendary criminals. See sites that played host to battles during the Revolutionary War, while George Washington escaped north. Approximately 2 and a half to 3 hours.

Lower Manhattan
Since 1609, the world has been attracted to lower Manhattan. The Dutch came, the British came and then the United States government set up shop here. Eventually the American government, with a constitution and a Bill of Rights in place, moved out and commerce (amongst other things) moved in. See the sights of the first congress, where George Washington took the oath of office and became the first president of the United States, The New York Stock Exchange, the Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine, Trinity Church, Saint Paul's Chapel and the World Trade Center site. We can also go to the Brooklyn Bridge.  Approximately 2 and a half hours.

What Do You Want To See in NYC?
As the song says "what street, compares with Mott Street, in July". Only Mott Street in May can compare. I would love to work with guests to our fair city on a tour of some of my favorite things about this town. Together we can personalize a tour of New York that covers what you want to see and do. Do you want to walk the Brooklyn Bridge? Do you want to find the best cheesecake in the world? Do you want to see Humphrey Bogart's childhood home? Do you want to see were John Lennon lived? Do you want to try one of the best restaurants in Chinatown? Do you want to shop? You tell me, we work it out together.  Approximately 5 hours.

My rates are reasonable, I can and do accommodate groups of up to 20.  These are walking tours, meaning I do not provide transportation.  We use the subways when traveling to different areas.  I can be contacted  Include your desired tour dates, what you want to see and how many people.  Many things can effect the length of time on a tour; subway delays, weather, how fast a walker the group is and how much I talk (my wife, kids and most of the tour bus drivers I have worked with say I talk too much).  

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