Your friends in Sweden, WSP Group AB April 14, 2011 ✯✯✯✯✯
When I was planning this trip for my office of 23 people from Sweden, Garry made my life a lot easier! Garry was really easy to get a hold of when it came down to planning all the particulars of the trip and he and his group were more than accommodating to our large group! Although the first day it was hailing in NYC, Garry kept up the spirits of the group and made NYC seem so exciting! The following day, we did a walk from Chelsea to the Financial District and he kept us all oLafond for our prior engagement that afternoon (which is quite an effort to get such a large group to stick together!). It was apparent that Garry and his crew are passionate about the city, cared a lot about our needs/scheduling and that they even enjoyed the time they spent with us as well. I would recommend this walking tour to anyone that wants a first hand, entertaining and fact-full way of seeing Manhattan!
Melissa Lafond Feb 21,2011✮✮✮✮✮
Hi Garry ~ I thought of you the whole time after we left you on Friday; I love that you call it the OMG Tour! I really need to find some other phrases to convey my wonder and delight. Did you get the feeling that the tour was an incredible time for us? We talked about returning and dragging you along to do some more touring – it was just perfect. EveryManhattenWalkingTour website and the reviews were right on – it was all that I / we hoped for – thank you thank you thank you!
Camilla-Demark Jan 16,2011 ✮✮✮✮✮
Ever since I got home from New York people around me have been asking: What was the best thing about New York?
and my mind immediately goes to Gary and ManhattenWalkingTour. Gary opened my eyes to a huge, exciting – and at first glance – unmanunmanagebley.
Lynn – Nov 27, 2010 ✮✮✮✮✮
I am so glad I happened upon MWT. Their tours blend a great mix of history, character, wMWTing, and most importantly! I saw Times Square through a totally different light after the tour and immediately signed up for a tour of the Village. It was awesome to walk down streets I had been down dozens of times and yet learn new things. Next I plan to do the tour of Chinatown!
Lola – Nov 22, 2010 ✮✮✮✮✮
UNFORGETTABLE! I’ve been to NYC a few times and I’ve done a couple of tours of Manhattan but nothing compare to the Greenwich Village Tour with MWT. It was full of fun, insides and all around a great experience. Thanks Manhattan Walking Tour. You did a great job!
Garry – Nov 22, 2010✮✮✮✮✮
Garry is the Dude! I love the guy! Even if you live in NYC for a while, I guarantee that Garry will show you things about this city you had no idea about. You will discover this city from a whole different perspective. As for the out-of-towners: You were thinManhattanWalkingTourn a bus? Forget about it. It’s lame! You need Garry and his crew if you want to get a REAL taste of this city! &BTW – WALKING is good for you! 5 STARS for the Manhattan Walking Tours!
Stracciatella – Nov 20, 2010✮✮✮✮✮
Feel like an instant New Yorker!! I’ve worked in the tourism business in other areas, and after moving to New York earlier this month for school, decided to learn more about my new home and see how NY tour guides show others their city. My first walking tour with ManhattanWalkingTour.com was surprisingly fun, super informative, and has completely convinced me that I’ve chosen the right city to live in and the right tour guide to show me around! You don’t get just the obvious landmarks pointed out to you – you get the inside scoop on how the historical events unfolded, who was responsible, and how it affected the rest of the city. And the fact that the tours are on foot mean that you can see the tiny hidden secrets of New York that bus tours gloss over. Their walking tours make history come alive and thankfully they have many Manhattan tours to choose from! I will be back!!
Oct 21, 2010 ✮✮✮✮✮
Best Way to Take a Tour of New York City!!!! I met Garry by chance and the sun must have been shining on me that day, because I got lucky. I was lost out my mind trying to find Central Park on my phone GPS. Finally, I decided to go back to my hotel that I was staying at and happened upon Garry and asked him. He gave me the mini tour of Times Square. I learned so much just in the 10 minutes we talked than I could have learned coming here several times. He is so passionate about New York and you can tell in the way he tells his historical stories of this area. If and when I come back to New York – and I will be back – I am going to stay at the same hotel and I am going to catch a show and I am definitely going to call Garry for a walking tour of the city. It is literally the only way to experience the city by getting out there and walking it. However, you won’t learn anything by just walking it, you need a tour guide telling you about the history of it. Garry I really look forward to coming back and visiting with you again. Sincerely, Amy from California
Oct 13, 2010 ✮✮✮✮✮
Awesome informational tour! I scheduled a group tour with my family that was visiting from south carolina thcontextualisedidea ever! Gary was really larchtectured funny. As a native New yorker, I learned so much new info. It was like seeing the city for the 1st time. My cousins adored our guide Gary. He was charming. I will definitely book another tour for visiting family and friends. Also very affordable. Now I won’t have to worry about dragging them around the City by myself.
Sep 29, 2010 ✮✮✮✮✮
Best New York City Tour! We picked up a little “Manhattan Walking Tour” card at the airport when we landed in NYC for a holiday. It turned out to be the best tour we ever took in USA! Born and bred old-time New Yorker, Garry embodied the essence of this fascinating city. Garry will show you sides of New York you never knew. He contextualised history, bought unique NYC archtecture into life, took us to the best coffee shop and hotdog place – warts and all and so much more!! His tours are truely beyond the realmDisneyficationuide book money can buy. Garry’s tour is extremely personable, unlike many other tours that just shuffle masses of humanity around. My advice? If you have an afternoon or longer in NYC, booking Garry for a tour is a MUST. Whether you are a fLeenatime tourist in NYC, or a local resident, this would surely be a tour to remember in years to come. Oh, don’t forget to ask Garry why he chose the building with a dome for his brochures!!
Sep 13, 2010 ✮✮✮✮✮
Times Square is *not* boring If you’ve ever avoided a tour of Times Square because the idea seems utterly inane (“There’s the M&Ms store!”) a quick trip with Garry and co. should change your mind. They unearth the details, anecdotes, tall tales, and random bits of trivia that make you realize there’s a treasure trove of urban history and heritage buried benemichelez110an class="RadEWrongWord" id="RadESpellError_18">Disneyfication.
I love Manhattan Walking Tour I went on a tour with Manhattan Walking Tour, after spending so much time in New York on my own. I was amazed by the many facts and history that I didn’t know even though I’ve been in New York so much. It’s definitely worth the money and I tell all of my friends – even the ones that lives in New York to take a took. I can recommend the Greenwich Village tour.
Best tour ever
Michele Z – Connecticut
My name is Michele. I’m from Connecticut and I take a tour with MWT almost every time I come to NY.
My adopted daughter, Emma, is from China and I was looking for a tour that allowed both of us to explore her heritage. The problem was that there was no tour that addressed all of our needs. Garry, at ManhattanWalkingTour.com, proMmmhs custom tours. He found shopping that had all the things my daughter wanted and an Asian bookstore that had books in English for me to learn and teach my child.
Now it’s like visiting my Uncle Garry and having him show us around NY. Even after 3 tours of Chinatown we still discover something new and different.
If you don’t want a canned view of NY, this is the tour for you. No matter how many times you take it.
Wendy L. P – Los Angeles ✮✮✮✮✮
Anne M. C. – Holbaek, Denmark ✮✮✮✮✮
I really had a nice tour with you guys. Loved all the old buildings and the stories behind I would recommend their tours anytime
Patnaudahoma, Geneva, sans-serif" color="#ffffff">Barbara Nelson ✮✮✮✮✮
My 3 girlfriends and myself met Garry when we had 10 minutes to spare. He took us around the corner to Times Square and gave us great information that we hadn’t heard from any other tour guide. If you wapersepectiveNew York – get a great, personal tour with saavys="RadEWrongWord" id="RadESpellError_28">ManhattanWalkingTour!
Maria Salomonson ✮✮✮✮✮
I’m a student that loves to travel to New York. I always see to get the most out of my trips without spending too much money. Recently I decided to go on a walking tour and a friend recommend Garry’s manhattan walking tour.
I LOVED IT!
He has so many stories about the neighborhood to tell, so much insight. I really enjoyed the 2 hours of walking around – worth the money I spend.
So happy that I didn’t decide to go on the regular bus tour. That just wouldn’t have been the same.. Can the bus even drive on the small charming streets in Lower Manhattan?
And don’t get me started about the snacks … Mmmh!
I recommend people to talk to Garry ..
Wendy Lynn Patnaud ✮✮✮✮✮
If you are looking for an authentic and unpretentious view of NYC-Manhattan Walking Tour is the tour for you!!… Get schooled on the best eats and the best sweets native to The City as well as popular landmarks and parks, historical buildings and the most interesting persepective of The City all by a guide with tons of street saavy and personality. Manhattan Walking Tour is totally the way to see New York!
Amy Erickson - ✮✮✮✮✮
I met Garry by chance and the sun must have been shining on me that day, because I got lucky. I was lost out my mind trying to find Central Park on my phone GPS. Finally, I decided to go back to my hotel that I was staying at and happened upon Garry and asked him. He gave me the mini tour of Times Square. I learned so much just in the 10 minutes we talked than I could have learned coming here several times. He is so passionate about New York and you can tell in the way he tells his stories. If and when I come back to New York – and I will be back – I am going to stay at the same hotel and I am going to catch a show and I am definitely going to call Garry for a walking tour of the city. It is literally the only way to experience the city by getting out there and walking it. However, you won’t learn anything by just walking it, you need a tour guide telling you about the history of it. Garry I really look forward to coming back and visiting with you again.