We're here to create a memorable and enjoyable orientation tour for you to experience the sights, and sounds of the city in first-class comfort and style! Take a look at what some of our clients have to say about MY KIND OF TOWN NEW YORK!

Hi Jerry,
We just returned from our cruise last night and I wanted to contact you immediately to let you know how much we enjoyed our tour with you on May 16th. With only a few hours in New York, you gave us a fabulous whirlwind tour of lower Manhattan, highlighting all the things that we particularly wanted to see. Thank you so much. We loved your humorous commentary. Thanks again for a great tour. 


Thanks so much for the photos, Stephanie…We had a ball, just as you promised. Thanks again.


Hi Stephanie,
The girls and I had a wonderful time with James on Saturday.  He is a great guide and made a fun time of our hours together. There was just sooo much of interest that he managed to impart to us all.  I was glad for the journals given to us at the start of the tour which allowed the girls to take many notes. He was amazingly generous with his time and I thank him so much for that. You can be sure I will recommend MKOTNY to any of my friends coming your way.
Should I find myself planning another trip to NYC in the future, I will not hesitate to contact you again.


Best of luck to you, James and your tour company,

Julie S.


We had a great time with John! He was wonderful. We’d take a tour with John or James any time. Next time we’re in town, I’ll be calling again!!




Hi, Stephanie...

The tour was wonderful! I think Jerry did a masterful job of satisfying as many needs as possible!  He probably felt that we let the kids dictate too many of the stops, but that's kind of the way we do things on family trips! Dylan's Candy Bar, the chocolate factory, Patsy's Pizza, Grand Central Terminal, etc. really delighted them!  But we also got much history and architecture thrown in there, too!  They got just enough to want to go back and see everything in detail!  It was a fabulous tour!  I wouldn't hesitate to call you guys again or recommend you to anyone traveling to NYC.  Jerry has an incredible knowledge of the City, and I'm sure we could have hired you guys for the entire week and still not have seen or heard everything!  What a great city--made even more exciting by the fabulous tour!

Thank you for your patience and for introducing the Big Apple so well to the M. clan!  By the way, being able to have Jerry with us during the stops was a stroke of genius--it worked wonderfully!



Dorothy M.


Just a quick note to say thank you for a great tour today.  We got to see parts of the city we would never get to see on our own. John was a great guide, really informative and great company. Please pass our thanks on to him.

Kind Regards,

Steve and Sarah W

Hi Stephanie,
David asked me to send you this message. As you can see, he is very pleased that his parents had such a good trip. Very big thanks for the tour they took with your company. 


Kind regards,


More than a week later, and my parents still can't stop talking about their wonderful trip around New York City.  They clearly had a fantastic time, probably the best day trip they've ever experienced.  And they keep telling me how wonderful Jerry was!  The city tour and Jerry's personality were clearly the highlights of their whole vacation.  I am truly delighted and want to thank you all very sincerely for the first class service.  Hopefully Louise and I will be able to take one of Jerry's city tours some day!



I meant to write you sooner but I wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our tour in New York. Jerry did a great job and the car was spotless and the water and notebooks for everyone was a very nice touch. I will be using you again. I also wanted to mention that you did a great job organizing everything and I appreciated that you were always quick to get back with me. Thanks for everything, and next time I am headed to New York I will call.

Lynne B.

Hi Stephanie
We all had a fantastic day and as mentioned found that "My Kind of Town" catered for the whole family and their interests. Keeping a 17 year old teenage boy interested and raving about the tour for days afterwards gives it my highest recommendation! Our tour guide, the wonderful Jerry, drove us around New York taking us to historical places, shops, movie locations, typical New York eateries, pubs, and even a church all while giving us an interesting commentary that was informative and amusing! Nothing was a problem and we made several unscheduled stops. Our tour was one of the highlights of New York.

Kind Regards,
Jan M.

Dear Stephanie,
One week ago we took our very special "My Kind of Town" Tour. It was more than expected and better than I planned as our expert guide Jerry took us to places not on the schedule. At first, I was apprehensive, worried that in 4 hours we wouldn’t see what I wanted to see, but Jerry said with his great smile, "trust me" And, he was delightfully correct – as we saw it all! (and more!)...

And Stephanie, without your friendly, inviting manner, I may not have booked this wonderful experience. Thanks for encouraging my son Michael to come on the tour. He really enjoyed it and now feels even more a New Yorker.

Mary C.

Hello Stephanie,
Just a short note to say thank you for your kind care and attention to our travel requirements in New York.

We wanted to take a trip over to Long Island and you filled our request, helping us to have a very interesting, enjoyable and relaxing day.

Our driver Jerry Petrozelli was very attentive and thoughtful, stopping first at a wonderful bakery so that we could purchase coffee and pastries to set us on our way. Than later finding us a little restaurant for lunch. He was very knowledgeable about all areas of New York and Long Island so gave us a very interesting trip.

We will certainly recommend "My Kind of Town" to anyone we know who is visiting New York.

Joan and Henry A.

To Whom it May Concern:

My family had the please of taking a trip thru the streets of Manhattan with your tour guide John. My family and I wanted to let you know that John went beyond the call of duty with us. I even felt comfortable calling him after the tour for directions to one of the places that he had recommended. He was pleasant and very knowledgeable. This was my husband's and Nephew's first time in New York and they really enjoyed the tour.

Archana P.

Hi Stephanie!

What a great tour! Jerry was a suberb tour guide. My "sometimes hard to please" husband VERY much enjoyed this tour, as did my children. Of course, I also loved the experience. Thanks for all your help in making this a wonderful New York visit for my family and me.

Christine B.

To My Kind of Town Tours,
The inevitable question, "what was the best thing you did in New York?" has only one answer. It is not, "The Lion King," "Wicked",..."21" or shopping the glamour stores. It is, in fact, spending five hours with John Bahr. With no agenda we simply let John show us the town as he would want it to be shown to him. He is a wonderfully engaging personality and a living history book that conveys both the facts (big and little) and a true sense of the city. We were instantly "at home" and felt as if we were spending the day with a friend who just happened to know everything we ever wanted to learn about New York in a time limited drive by. Thanks to John we feel like we "mugged THE CITY".

The next time we are there we are going to ask you to get John to help us mug some of the outlying attractions. Thanks so much for making our trip a perfect little slice of life.

Gregg and Glenna N.

Dear Stephanie,
We had a marvelous time in New York thanks partly to the excellent sightseeing tour which everybody enjoyed immensely!!! Our Guide John did a terrific job and he is indeed an asset to your company.

Once again I would like to thank you for your efficient service and support.

Very Best Regards,

A long overdue "thank you" for the tour you gave my aunt and uncle at the beginning of August. I finally connected with them a few days ago…they raved about what a wonderful experience it was and what a terrific guide you were. Thank you for taking such good care of them –you made their 50th anniversary present a memory that they will never forget.

I'll definitely recommend you to anyone looking for this service in the future and I just might have to hire you myself for a tour around the Big Apple when I'm in NYC one of these days. Thanks again.

Kind regards,
Deborah C.


Thanks so much for the wonderful tour of New York that we received from Jerry. He showed us so much of the city! All 6 of us thought this one day in New York was the highlight of our trip to the east coast. Jerry was very knowledgeable and informative and was willing to put up with a bunch of crazy ladies. I do think we were somewhat entertaining to him though. Maybe we should have charged him!

I would highly recommend "My Kind of Town" to anyone visiting the city.

Becky H.

They tell me that if it were any more memorable that they would still be in NY touring with Jerry. You could have sent them in a Subaru and all they would remember was Jerry.

Their best day ever in NY.

Thank you,
Jim K.

Good Morning James,
We were very happy with the tour that Jerry gave us in New York City and I will definently recommend you to the clients that I have going to New York. I also am going to call the tourism department of New York and tell them what a great job that you do. Thanks so much for all of your help.

Linda H.

Hi Stephanie - Just a note to let you know that John was fantastic, in showing us around New York. We saw a lot (and ate a lot). Our impression of New York has changed considerably. We saw quiet streets (no honking allowed) and safe streets (cops on every corner). Again, John did a great job for us and we will recommend "My kind of Town" enthusiastically.

Ray Harikian

Please forgive me for the lateness of this "thank you." But a big THANK YOU is in order to you and Jerry for making our very brief trip to NYC "perfect." Because of your kindness and interest when booking and our wonderful tour guide Jerry with his tremendous knowledge of NYC, we got everything in we had always talked about seeing plus more! We even had time to have a pizza at "Patsy's" in Harlem, and made a quick trip to "Little Italy" for late night desert pick up. Plus we got to see a lot of other wonderful NYC sights, we didn't think we would be able to fit in!

I would never recommend anyone else but "My Kind of Town", I don't know how many other services we called and they either never returned our phone call or said they would call us back and never did.

I would like everyone to know who might be contemplating about booking a private tour to see NYC that, THIS IS THE ONLY COMPANY YOU SHOULD BOOK WITH! They take wonderful care of you from the time you place your phone call, until the time they drop you off at your hotel.

Next time we will be bringing our grandchildren...and you will be the first people we call after getting our hotel reservations...

Thank you so much Stephanie and Jerry.

The Athey's from Ohio

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Triple WOW!!! What a great guy/guide James is. We had the best time possible. Please pass on to him our heartfelt thanks for the tour- the best part of our trip. I am going to send you some photos of our trip via e-mail if I can figure out how to do it. You’re the best thank you also... Love ya'll"

Kim Canter


We had another great tour with John. He was gracious and accommodating and we could not have been happier with our tour.

Thanks again,


What can I say? The Tour you took Laurie and I on was all I hoped for and then some! We had a great time. You are a great company and an awesome Tour Guide.

Kind regards,
Lori Ford

Hi Stephanie

Wanted to thank Jerry for the time he spent showing us around Manhatten. We thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend your firm and Jerry to others.

Thank you once again,

Eileen & Jack

We had a great time and it was the best I could of asked for. Jerry was the greatest and when we come back we want him again. We saw everything and the history was fantastic. You are great and Jerry was perfect. See you again very soon.

Thanks so much
Jay Hampton

We had an absolutely wonderful time with Jerry and would be honored to be in your testimonial page. I would highly recommend your tours for anyone visiting the area. Jerry was great and my daughter still talks about him.

Have a great day!

Hi Stephanie,

Wanted to let you know that the tour was fantastic. My parents loved it and they really enjoyed John. This was the perfect tour for them as they got to see more of New York than they ever would on their own and the pace was just right for them. John was probably bored ;) but he was very entertaining and super knowledgeable. We will definitely recommend your tour any chance we have.


Hi Stephanie,

Mark and his group absolutely loved the tour and the guide. They thought the guide was fabulous. Flexible, great at what he does and very informative. The restaurants - both of which were perfect he was really pleased. I must say we would recommend you anytime and will as a matter of fact, we are planning another trip to New York for Mark and another customer the last part of September and as soon as I have the dates I will contact you. Thank you so much for all your help, it is really appreciated. And I will be sure to recommend you.


Hi Stephanie,

Just a quick mail to let you know that we loved the tour we had with Jerry :)
We had an wonderful day :)


Hi Stephanie,

Our final thank you! We almost died last night at Smith and Wollensky! Both service and food were out of this world! We loved Felidia's today for lunch as well - and a special thank you for our additional treat!

I really can't find the words to thank you for all your help and advice - the restaurant recommendations alone were worth a million. We loved the tour and fell in love with New York City as well. I'm insisting that we come back next year.

Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!

Warmest regards,
Mike and Linda Tumchewics (very satisified customers)

I wanted to thank you and especially to John for a great time while we were in NYC. I was hesitant that the 6 hour tour would have been too much time, but as it turned out, and John later stated, we only scratched the surface of what New York had to offer. The kids had a great time at the candy store, Dylan's, one we never would have found on our own, and going to the Conservatory Water/Alice in Wonderland statue in central park. John especially dispelled any Hollywood myths and misconceptions/stereotypes of New York that seem to be attached to it. Showed us great neighborhoods in Harlem to Brooklyn Heights. We've already decided that the next time we get back to New York, we want to do it again because it turned out to be well worth it. Thank you again for a wonderful and insightful time. Wishing you both continued success,

Michael and family


I just got off the phone with Trip. He just kept going on and on and on about how wonderful John was and what a great time they all had! Thank you so much setting them up with him. Please tell John how much they raved about their time with him.


I really cannot tell you how much I appreciate your help with this. They really had a day they will never forget.

Hopefully, the next time I will get to come too!! ;)
We'll be sure to give you a call.

Thanks again Stephanie. It's not easy to plan something like this from so far away. You made it possible.



Dear Stephanie and Jerry,

I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and personal support that made our very complicated trip a fabulous, super trip!! You two people are the kindest, most caring and greatest people I have met in a long time. You seemed like friends we where visiting, surely not a tour group!


Thank you so much, we had the best time in your town and I can't wait to return. Thank you with all my heart!

Cindy Arnold


Well we have returned home, and we wanted to get this email out to you before we get back into the hustle & bustle of the real life of working.


Our trip was one we will talk about for sometime. We both agree, we want to make another trip again some day. The best part of our week that we spent in the beautiful city of New York was with the tour we received from "My Kind of Town" New York Tours.


We will be telling all of our family & friends about the tour we had. Our driver (Jerry) is the bomb!! He makes it such a wonderful adventure. So to you both Stephanie & Jerry, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a wonderful tour, and seeing that it was all about us and what we wanted.

D & P Hip

Good Morning:

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you, James and Jerry for making our trip last Thursday a success. The precise itinerary of our Tour incorporated exactly what my family wanted to do, to include my 15 year old daughter.  I’m very impressed with your services and look forward to telling my friends and business associates about My Kind Of Town.

I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Catherine Gail Reichl

Dear James and John,

It's the AlARai family from UAE and we just wanted to say thanks for the tour. I haven't had a chance to e-mail yet. We're overlooking beautiful Cornell U right now in Ithaca.

We loved the tour and saw things we wouldn't see otherwise on any other tour of New York.

Thanks alot and John you were great!


Dear Stephanie and John,

I thought I would write a quick email to say how wonderful our 4 hour trip with you around lower Manhattan was last week.

We were both a little apprehensive about taking a "private tour" but John soon made us feel as ease. I think you even enjoyed our humor at times too! Glen thought the tour was amazing too, so it turned out to be a great birthday present.

The tour itself could not have been more comprehensive and I’m still surprised that we saw so much over the 4 hours. The highlights for me were driving over Brooklyn Bridge (woo-hoo!), Tudor city and Greenwich Village/Meat-Packing district.

Throughout our week in New York we took you up on many of your bar/restaurant recommendations. We sampled the delights of "the spotted pig" and "Johns Pizza" - both were fantastic. (No sign of Leo though!!)

Another highlight of the trip was getting engaged! Glen popped the question after the tour with yourselves, whilst in Rosa Mexicana. Of course I said yes and so we had Glen’s birthday and our engagement to celebrate!

Once again thanks for a great tour. It really helped us to get a feel for the city, to get an idea of places we wanted to go back to, as well as sussing out the layout of the city and how to use the subway!!

I'll definitely recommend you to friends and family.

Thanks Again,
Clairann and Glen , Staffordshire England
Our tour was unbelievable. James was the BEST. He's like a living history book for New York City. I would tell anyone planning to visit or tour NYC to call him to book a tour.

James is a very friendly person, who makes you and your group feel so comfortable. Our tour consisted of 7 people, ages 73 to 9 and everyone had a GREAT time. He actually taught us things we really didn't know and the children are still talking about things they saw. We had our own agenda of things we wanted to see and when we finished doing that James had so much more to show us. The tour took us into the night, he showed us sights during the daylight and then showed us some of those same sights in the evening. Awesome!!! You need to understand that we live in the state of New York and James showed us things we didn't expect to see.

Months have gone by since we had our tour and now I call him when I go to the city and he still tells me where to go to have a good meal or answer any question I have about my trips. You couldn't get to know a better person if you really want to get to know NYC.

Vanessa Santiago, Poughkeepsie New York
Hi Stephanie,
Just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the incredible tour. Please pass along our thanks to Jerry.

We were able to visit SO much in such a compact amount of time. I read over and over on the website testimonials that customers were able to see more on the tour than they possibly could have seen on their own during their stay. Let me just go a little bit further and tell you that I had one friend tell me we saw more on the tour than she has seen in 10 visits to New York. A native New Yorker told us that we went to places he didn't even know about. This tour was worth every penny. We traveled in style, we were safe, we had a personal tour that allowed us to see only what we were interested in. Jerry let us take our time and was happy to do what we wanted to do.

Beyond that, we had a little personal drama back home that we had to deal with via cell phone while on the tour. Jerry was courteous enough to let us have our personal moments to handle the situation, but was engaged enough in the tour to pick right up where he left off each time he had to pause for us. I'm just not sure I could have had that level of service on a tour bus, etc.

I wouldn't change a thing about what you guys are doing... Next time we're in New York, we'll see you again.


Best regards,
Rita Barnes

Hi James,
Thanks so much for making New York...Our Kind of Town for our entire group. You were super fantastic and we recommend you to everyone we talk to about our trip. Hope to see you again when we visit New York in the future. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! Thanks a bunch!


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