Our Approach to Guided Tours in New York City

My name is Sal and I was born in Brooklyn and I’m a proud New York native. I spent years down in the financial district, where I perfected the art of customer service in a demanding environment.  When I couldn’t stand being cooped up in that office for another second, I decided to put my love of history to use and become a tour guide. I started giving guided tours and soon after, City Tales Sightseeing was born.

At the start, I realized something very important; I don’t own the streets, the sights, the landmarks, the attractions or places of interest that you want to see, and neither do the other sightseeing or tour companies who want you to choose them to take you there. I knew that the value in a guided tour is how you, our guests, experience it.  So I put a lot of thought and planning into creating every tour, from what route to take, to what content to include and how it should be delivered so that it’s interesting, entertaining, and memorable. I know you have many choices for guided tours so I have to make ours special. I also emphasize how we treat you and the service we provide to create that experience. I promise you’ll always feel welcome like you have a friend or family member showing you around, you’ll have fun, and you’ll experience things you wouldn’t on your own.

I  like to give you options and variety because I  understand you need to save time and make the most of your visit to NYC. Our custom New York City tours allow you to create the tour that you want, not just a typical Manhattan food tour but focus on a particular food like bagels or pizza. Please visit our Custom Tours page(opens in a new tab) and see some of our example itineraries or get in touch and start your own, personal NYC private tour today!


What Makes Our Guided Tours Special?

It’s our guides. Thanks to their experience and know-how you save time and see more. Your passionate, friendly guide will entertain you with engaging stories that accent your visit, capture your imagination, and bring it all to life. And to make sure you don’t miss any of it, we take the extra step to provide you with headset radios complete with earbuds and personal volume control. Instead of huddling around your guide struggling to hear, you’ll be immersed in the experience and free to soak in the local flavor, take photos and enjoy the experience. That’s what makes our New York City small group and private guided tours so special, fun, and memorable for all ages and interest levels.

I am proud to say that our excellent feedback demonstrates the high quality of our guides’ knowledge and ability to entertain, leaving our customers with everlasting New York City memories.

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