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The designation Certified Guide means the marked individual guide has successfully completed and fulfilled all the requirements of GANYC's professional development program that focuses on how to research, plan, and conduct high-quality tours. These guides are entitled to use the designation, "GANYC certified guide."

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Alvin Alexis Born and raised in NYC.  Alvin has been a Licensed Guide over 15 years, hosting individuals and groups from student to seniors. Whether seeing NY by Foot/ Bus/ Subway, or Motor Coach  I  am very flexible and can cater tours to your individual needs.  I like to mix… Read More
Maria-Leena Kerr I'm a native Dane who decided in 2006 to make New York City my home. Thirteen trips later I moved here, and I now call myself a professional NYC tourist and tour guide. I hold two degrees in hotel and tourism, manage an online concierge service for Danish tourists and speak fluently Danish and… Read More
Bruce Bernstein I am a licensed NYC tour guide and have led tours of NYC for individuals, groups, camps and universities as well as Open House New York. My tours are fast paced and usually cover at least two miles. I have been leading tours for more than 12 years.   My fast paced walking tours of New York… Read More
Michael Koenig Born and raised, third generation New Yorker who loves to help visitors make the most of their time in the city. Over the years I have worked with student, adult and corporate groups, helping them to enjoy the city on their Motorcoach, on foot or by the subway. I firmly believe you should have… Read More
Susan Katz A Guide Named Sue has been exploring and living in New York for well over 30 years. You can customize a private tour with me. You choose the start and end locations and I will create the content in-between. Travel will be on foot or public subway/bus. I think the best time to see New York is early… Read More
Wesley Greenbaum Born and raised 15 minutes outside of Manhattan, Wesley has been enthralled with New York City his entire life, perpetually exploring, discovering and studying its neighborhoods, buildings, parks and museums as his favorite pastime. With a Bachelor's… Read More
Evelyne André I am a French native Professional Tour Director originally licensed in France and now with 30 years of experience guiding visitors throughout the USA including NYC where I reside and never cease to be awed by the richness of the history, the amazing architecture and the unexpected sights. I have… Read More
Ben Gollan Hi I'm Ben - an Australian, a reformed lawyer, and a food nerd otherwise known as ‘A Man and His Sandwich’. For as long as I can remember, I've been on the quest for the world's best sandwich. Documenting my adventures along the way, I've published articles, recorded podcasts, and spoken on… Read More
Ray Rosato I was born and raised in Brooklyn and lived in New York City all my life. (So I guess that makes me a native.) I've been conducting guided tours of NYC for over a decade and loved every single minute of it. Some of my favorite spots are Chinatown with the wonderful soup dumplings, Greenwich Village… Read More
Robert Zhu You haven't been to New York City without my tour. Read More
Jocelyn Taub I am a native New Yorker whose connection to the city began at Ellis Island when my grandparents emigrated from Eastern Europe.   My background is in promotion and marketing within the music business, radio and sports. I am therefore very well versed in the history of sports and music in New… Read More
Krikor Daglian I'm a resident of New York City for about 20 years, mostly living in the East Village. Since 2013, I've been a licensed tour guide in NY and have lead hundreds of tours in various neighborhoods, including the East Village, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, SoHo and many more. My focus has always been… Read More
Yaroslav Bondarenko "My name is Yaroslav and I'll be your tour guide today" - these are words that I start my every tour with. I've been doing sightseeing tours since I my college years - then I was showing my home town Kyiv and Ukraine to tourists from USA. Now I show my home New York City to tourists from all over… Read More
Cynthia Leder I'm fluent in French (I lived in Belgium for 2 years and enjoy other cultures) and have spent all my adult life in New York City. I specialize in planning cultural programs in New York, especially theater (off Broadway, Broadway, and classics); dance, and music. Read More
Minna Scharff Born in Brooklyn, a soccer mom in Greenwich Village (no minivan, just the "3" and "F" trains) and now a tour guide that explores everything old and new in her native city.  A social worker by profession and licensed New York City tour guide of 12 years. Has experience doing everything from… Read More
Valentin Borriello Hi I am Valentin, a proud New York City Tour Guide. I am French/Italian bi-national and I have been living in New York for 11 years. My career has always been travel related having worked as a Tour Operator, a Tour Leader and finally a Tour Guide which gives me the opportunity to do what I love the… Read More
Sonja Bredel I was born and raised in Switzerland, studied Theologoie in Vienna, and lived and worked in Beijing and New York. Discovering the history and secrets of the places where I live has always been a passion of mine. Therefore in my sixth year in NYC, I decided to turn my passion into a profession and… Read More
Jennifer Wright Half Country, Half City makes city guiding in Central Park the perfect fit!  Walking & Biking Tours including Central Park plus More... - Central Park  - Harlem  - Famous Fifth Avenue - Central Park to Brooklyn Bridge Licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide, I work for myself and other… Read More
Paula Salay Native New Yorker (with Bronx accent to match) I can show you the delights of New York and Queens (and da Bronx if you dare!) with charming walking tours of this wonderful city. Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Matthew Baker Matthew Baker has been a New Yorker since 1992 and a licensed tour guide since 2005. Having worked in such venerable institutions as the New York Public Library, Saks Fifth Avenue, and FAO Schwarz, he has seen, known, and loved an incredible cross section of New York City cultures. And now, he… Read More
Leigh Hallingby Leigh is a licensed New York City tour guide who specializes in Harlem, Morningside Heights, and the Upper West Side. She is passionate about exploring all five NYC boroughs and beyond on foot, mostly through organized walking tours. Leigh holds Masters degrees in both Social Work and Library… Read More
Jason Platzman A boy with a dream to return to the home of his ancestors, became a man who can't get enough of the city of New York. Jason has lived in New York for 10+ years. Several instances during this time, life has taken him elsewhere, but everytime, whether that be from across the world or across the river… Read More
Mark Herdter New York Walking Tours Start at Your Manhattan Hotel. I give private walking tours to tourists and locals alike. I will take you to any neighborhood in New York and show you what it is like to live in our great city. My specialties are NYC architecture, NYC neighborhoods, and NYC immigrant… Read More
Heidi Zsa Zsa Benedikt I decided to become a licensed tour guide after the attacks of Sept 11, 2001. Strange to say I have the greatest job from the worst day in New Yorks history.  Read More
Tim Ries ★ Hi there! My name is Tim Ries and I founded Tourist New York in 2019 and have worked in the hospitality & tourism industry in New York City for the nearly 20 years. My boutique company offers engaging, informative, and fun in-person professional tour experiences of NYC attractions, landmarks… Read More
GANYC Certified Guide Michael Morgenthal A lifelong New Yorker born and raised in Greenwich Village, Mike is a seasoned tour guide who has designed and led great tours of New York for hundreds of clients from around the world. He loves to show visitors the real New York, off the beaten track places known and loved by locals! In particular… Read More
Bryce Hill Flexible & Fun NYC tours. Experience the greatest city on earth! NYC arts/history/pop culture tours. 10 years experience with group tours (both student and adult) and with private tours. Read More
Philip Schoeberg We specialize in ghost walks of all kinds, walks across the Brooklyn Bridge, Jewish Walks, and literary walks of Greenwich Village and Harlem. We find guides to do tours for other companies that need a guide that speaks French or Spanish. Read More
Peter Laskowich Since 1987 I've indulged my passion for New York by giving classes, lectures and tours of its history. We go beyond the usual who-what-where-when and into the why and how. The Museum of Natural History, the Municipal Art Society and New York University are among those who have sponsored my tours.… Read More
Hardy Phippen Over 15 years of experience leading a wide variety of NYC tours, both general and specialized, for adults or students, organizations as well as individuals. Read More
Joseph Landon Come venture NYC with Jojo! Read More
Gardiner Comfort I am a native New Yorker, an actor, and teacher with a unique, friendly, and performative approach to touring. I am highly knowledgeable about known, and lesser known, historical and cultural aspects of New York City. As a performer, I am great at reading people and can provide a fun, informative,… Read More
Jeff Riback Jeff Riback is a born and bred New Yorker, raised in Queens, and now a long-term resident of Manhattan's Upper East Side. Whether you’re visiting New York for the first or 15th time, Jeff is eager to share with you his love of the City, its history, and the ever-changing character of its many… Read More
Eric Ramos Rodríguez Eric Ramos, a licensed sightseeing tour guide of the City of New York and founder of Big Apple Walks has over 20 years of experience in the fields of art and design. He studied architecture and urban planning at the University of Puerto Rico and at the Pratt Institute in New York. To his… Read More
Bill Auer Born in Munich Germany, three years US Army, honorable discharge.  Bachelors Degree in Engineering from City College of New York, Masters Degree in Engineering from New York University.  Engineering manager, International marketing manager. Interested in travel and international events. Read More
Susanne Koster I'm Susanne, a native New Yorker from Long Island with lively and engaging custom tours.  Allow me to create an adventure for you, your family or group.  Let me be your personal guide and have your touring through New York like a local.  Consider me your best college friend that… Read More