New York is probably the most famous city in the world.

It is a city that never sleeps, a cosmopolitan city full of culture, different ethnicities and ideologies.

Also New York has plenty of history to discover, from architectural buildings to technical and engineering feats.

Known as ‘the big apple’, New York is the most populated city in America with plenty of amazing attractions.

The best way to get the most from your visit and avoid crowds of tourists is on a private tour.

In other words, you can explore New York in style on a personalized, custom tour and make the most from your visit. 

1. New York City Tour by Classic Muscle Car Convertible

Most visitors love American muscle cars.

If you are one of them, you will love exploring New York City in a 1971 Buick Skylark GS.

Tour the city in this classic convertible and enjoy a luxurious tour with a native New Yorker guide.

Along the way expect to see famous attractions including Greenwich Village, Brooklyn and Manhattan. 

Other sights included are Chinatown, the largest population of Chinese people in north America.

Also you will see over 20 historical landmarks in Little Italy, SoHo, and South Street Seaport.

This tour is a great way to get your bearings and see some of New York’s interesting areas. 

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2. Central Park Pedicab Tours

The best way to explore Central Park is on a Pedicab tour.

Allowing you to sit back and enjoy the ride and the sights while your guide takes to you the park’s highlights. 

During your tour you will see the Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge and Strawberry Fields Jon Lennon memorial. 

Over 350 movies have used areas of central park as filming locations so you will see these sights too. 

In addition, if you choose the extended 2 hour tour you will see Onassis Reservoir, Alice in Wonderland and the Swedish Cottage.

This tour is great for families who want to explore the park but at a quicker pace than on foot. 

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3. Private SUV Tour: Best of NYC

New York is so huge it’s difficult to know where to begin or what to see.

Luckily this Private Manhattan SUV tour will give you a great overview of one of New York’s most popular districts. 

During your three hour tour of lower Manhattan, you will see the historic West village, trendy SoHo and TriBeCa.

Along Hudson River, you will see the world financial centre and South street Seaport. 

Continue along Brooklyn Bridge, one of the worlds first suspension bridges built in 1870, for great views. 

Alternatively, upgrade to a 5 hour tour to include upper and middle Manhattan and sights such as Rockefeller Center and central park. 

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4. Private Tour: New York City by Jeep SUV

Marvel at the human ‘wildlife’ of New York from a luxury, Safari style Jeep Wrangler SUV. 

Beginning in the historical west village you will see past and present combined with bohemian roots and modern day influencers. 

Continue to the artistic district of SoHo and the emerging area of TriBeCa, home to the annual film festival.

Discover some of the worlds most impressive boats at the cobbled Southsea street port.

Afterwards see the Brooklyn Bridge and busy Manhattan bridge.

Finally, explore Chinatown and Little Italy for a taste of other cultures in America. 

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5. Private Limousine Tour: Best of NYC

Limo’s are almost as common as the iconic yellow taxi in New York.

Blend in with style during your 3 hour private chauffeur driven tour of New York. 

See many of lower Manhattans attractions including the West village, SoHo, and Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

Along the way you can stop at most attractions for photo opportunities.

Its an easy way to see the all that Manhattan has to offer.

Alternatively, opt for the 5 hour tour and visit upper and middle Manhattan too. 

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6. Private Motorcycle Sightseeing Tour of Downtown Manhattan

A private tour that is perfect for couples or motorbike enthusiasts. 

Spend 90 minutes zipping around New York while your guide commentates the journey using special headsets.

Along the way you will have fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower and and South Street Seaport. 

Enjoy a stop at the New York Stock Exchange and see where George Washing took his oath of office. 

Additional sights include Chinatown, Little Italy and and Battery Park, but the tour is fully customisable.

This tour is great for seeing the integration of historical buildings with modern architecture. 

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7. New York Tour by Subway and Bus with Private Guide

Spend a day learning how to navigate New York’s subway and bus routes with the aid of a local guide.

This tour is great for first time visitors who wish to discover New York city like a local.

After meeting your guide at your Manhattan hotel you can discuss your custom itinerary.

Following the purchase of your tickets (not included, approx $15pp) you will navigate New York’s public transport.

During the 9 hour day tour, you should be able to see 11 sights including Rockefeller Center and SoHo

Also get great views of the Empire State Building and Chelsea Market from Madison Square park.

Additional sights could include Central park, Chinatown and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. 

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8. Guided Private Underground New York Subway Tour

Discover the history of New Yorks subway system, created in 1904.

During the tour you will discover why it was built and see the art, architecture and technical breakthroughs.

Beginning at the original first line you literally delve into the subways past, following the underground system to Times Square.

Afterwards, you will have seen more of the subway than many New Yorkers, and give you a new perspective of open areas such as Grand Central Terminal. 

Exploring the tunnels will give you an alternative perspective of New York.

This tour is especially popular with families, and has the added benefit of being wheelchair accessible.

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9. Private Access One World Observatory, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Step back in time and discover New York in the footsteps of 12 million immigrants.

During the 5 hour walking tour you will uncover 400 years of history and learn how New York has changed. 

Beginning at the statue of Liberty you will discover more about this iconic statue. 

Continue to Ellis Island, where the first place immigrants set foot after their time at sea.

During the tour you will also see the Custom house, Wall Street, SeaGlass Carousel and Charging Bull statue. 

You can also add on a visit to One World Observatory. 

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10. Private Guided Walking Tour of the Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO

This tour is the best way to discover more about the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge. 

The bridge is famed for being one of the oldest suspension bridges in New York, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. 

During the 2.5 hour walking tour you will learn about the bridges history, which dates back to 1869. 

Brooklyn Bridge was the first steel suspension bridge and spans 1,595 feet of the east River.

From here you will have fantastic views of iconic buildings including the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty.

In addition, you will explore Down Under the Manhattan Overpass (DUMBO) area known for its great restaurants, art galleries and waterfront views. 

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11. Skip-the-line Private Combo Tour: The Met Museum & Museum of Natural History

Combine two of the best museums in New York on a private tour, to ensure you see the exhibits you are most interested in. 

Beginning at The Metropolitan Museum of Art you can discover several different areas. 

There are over 2 million pieces on display.

Different areas include Ancient Egypt, Medieval Europe, Modern Art, and everything in between.

Afterwards enjoy a brief stop for lunch before continuing on to the American Museum of Natural History.

Inside you can learn all about Earth’s history from Earth’s creation, the ages of dinosaurs, and the cosmos of space.

Don’t miss the huge blue whale in the Ocean section, or the giant Sequoia trees. 

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12. New York City Food Lover’s Tour

America is famed for its food, from large portion sizes, greasy fast food and its cosmopolitan globally influenced cuisine.

During your private 4-6 hour food tour you will be able to discover the best the New York has to offer.

Choose between different types of food to gain a great insight into the best places to eat.

Included in your choices are Asian, French, Spanish, Italian and American Cuisine.

As well as restaurants, you will visit food shops and delicatessens such as Dean and Dulca in SoHo. 

Also visit markets such as Chelsea market and Eataly Italian market. 

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13. Private New York City Food Tour of East Village and Greenwich Village

Couple culture and culinary delights on this 2 hour tour through East Village and Greenwich, 

The fully customized tour begins at Tompkins Square park, a lovely green area with great coffee shops.

Continue on to Little Tokyo when you can enjoy some authentic Japanese flavors. 

Relax on a stroll at Father Demo Square and Minetta Garden frequented by students.

After, enjoy some bohemian culture at Our Lady of Pompeii and charming Becker Street.

At Greenwich village there are several high quality food stores such as Murrays Cheese and Italian Faicco Market.

Also stop at Washington Square Park, New York University and Little Italy if you wish. 

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14. Private Downtown Street Art Tour With Guide

Manhattan has plenty of intriguing murals and street art to discover.

The best way to see it is on a private walking tour of the area, so you won’t miss the best works of art on the streets. 

As well as being a native New Yorker, your guide is also a talented muralist.

In SoHo you will see modern day murals and learn about the districts past and present connection to art.

Continue to Little Italy and Chinatown, where you will learn about immigration to the areas, and see some impressive murals.

Finally, visit Lower East Side and discover murals with a big ethnic influence. 

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15. Views of Central Park Private Walking Tour

Take a stroll around central Park for a breath of nature amongst the sprawling city.

Central park has been used as locations for countless movies and TV series.

How many will you be able to spot?

During the tour you will stop at highlights such as Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge and Belvedere Castle.

Other stops include Strawberry fields, the Shakespeare garden and Pulitzer Fountain.

In addition you will head to the Upper East Side to see attractions such as Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue.

Also visit Upper West Side to see sights including The Dakota Building and Columbus Circle. 

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16. Private New York Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

Have fun and feel like a star on a 2 hour walking tour photo shoot of New York.

Alongside your professional photographer you will have plenty of photo shoots at iconic New York buildings.

The tour can be fully customized, but popular stops include Times Square, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, and Grand Central terminal.

Also stop at Greenwich Village, Upper East Side and The Plaza Hotel.

Following your tour you will receive 75 color photos in a zip file within 48 hours of the shoot.

As well as the photos, you will gain an insight into getting around New York using public transport, and gain insiders tips from your photographer/guide. 

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New York is a big busy city with a whole host of amazing attractions to discover.

First timers will enjoy a sightseeing tour, especially ones with a unique mode of transport such as a classic convertible muscle car. 

Returning visitors or those interested in specific history will love a tour of the Brooklyn Bridge or Subway tour.

Also discover more about New York’s culture at the cities great museums and art galleries. 

Alternatively, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a stroll in central Park.

In addition, enjoy discovering more of the multicultural cuisine available on a fantastic food tour. 

So which New York private tour would you prefer?