New York City

Private Custom New York City Tour by SUV

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Private Custom New York City Tour by SUV

From USD 1,396.00

per group (up to 13)

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Group tours sometimes skip over attractions or details you’re interested in, making you feel like you got gypped. This private, customized tour of New York City by luxury SUV allows you to focus your time on your needs. Select from any number of popular locations such as Times Square, Central Park, and the Brooklyn Bridge—focus on one area or see it all. NYC hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Select from any area of New York City you'd like to
  • Choose from a morning, afternoon, or evening departure time
  • Perfect for families or groups—price is for up to six guests
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Separate licensed NYC Tour Guide
  • Separate professional driver
  • Luxury SUV or Mercedes Sprinter
  • Customized itinerary to your interests
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

Opening hours

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Pickup details

We pick up from any Hotel, Apartment or AirBnb in Manhattan We do transfers from any Airport in the NYC area We do transfers from any Cruise Port in NYC area - Manhattan Cruise Terminal, Cape Liberty and Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

What To Expect

New York City

1 hour Admission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Lower Manhattan

1 hour Admission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Upper Manhattan (Uptown)

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please indicate preferred departure time in the Special Requirements section upon checkout
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Price shown is per vehicle (up to 13 passengers maximum)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

If you want the best of New York take a tour with Sheldon, my kids thought he was a blast, it was a very fun and insightful tour will do again if we get back to New York Chris


374 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Sheldon the Historian
Koji_W, Sept 2023
Sheldon has a wealth of knowledge, humor and street cred to provide a first class experience. Thanks for keeping the entire group entertained and educating us with wonderful histories and trends.
Private tour is worth it!!
Kay_P, Aug 2023
This tour was made memorable because of our wonderful guide, Berenice, and our expert driver, Vadim. I think Berenice knows everything about the City and Vadim knows how to get there!! What a great team!!
Manuel_O, Aug 2023
Absolutely great experience, my kids will remember it for ever. Even the car was perfect Thank you Ryan!!!
Great, informative, fun...
Cindy_M, July 2023
Great, informative, fun tour of NYC. We had a day in NYC due to a missed flight connection. Sheldon was able to accommodate us at the last minute, which we really appreciated. Our guide, Ryan, was excellent.
Jam packed 5 hours, yet smooth and effortless!
Aimee_G, Mar 2023
Sheldon was an increíble guide, squeezing a massive amount of sightseeing and storytelling into a 5 hour tour - but it felt completely effortless and fun. He plans for every detail and was so accommodating to my elderly father who was with us for the day. Highly highly recommend his service!
See it all!
Biddy_S, Dec 2022
Marshall was excellent. We got to see everything we wanted to plus more. He was very informative it was an Awesome day!!
Historical NY
Jundira_R, Nov 2022
A recap of NY in 4 hours! Very interesting listening to the historical part of NY! Our tour guide Chris was able to answer all of our questions and was really entertaining!
Our guide Bernice was...
Federica_T, Nov 2022
Our guide Bernice was amazing! She explained everything ber clearly and me and my family really had a good time. 100% recommended!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi Federica and all ! Thanks so much for posting such a positive review of your Private Tour with Berenice ! Berenice is truly one of the best Guides in NYC ... So glad we were able to squeeze your Tour in at th elast minute and that Berenice was able to cover it ! Thanks again Best Sheldon Best New York Tours
None better!
Thomas_B, Oct 2022
Sheldon is the best!! What a privilege to have this knowledgeable man guide us thru NYC! We got to experience this city through his eyes and his heart! None better!
Excellent tour. Both the...
JOHAN_S, Sept 2022
Excellent tour. Both the chofer and the tour guide (Verenice) were outstanding. Verenice was very special, good details, tolerant, pleased. Just excellent and wonderful!!
Very Informative and fun!
Nathan_K, Sept 2022
Sheldon did an amazing job on our first time to NYC tour. He took us to all the spots we wanted to see and had a ton of knowledge and facts to share with us along the way. I highly recommend him and will be using him again our next time back to NYC
Best tour ever
Helen_C, Aug 2022
Amazing- Sheldon was a wonderful tour guide. Our teenager sons really enjoyed the knowledge and history he brought to our tour. Looked out for all of our family members- very considerate. Driver was amazing too!
The Way To See NYC!
Ronald_L, Aug 2022
Enjoyed the tour especially seeing the Williamsburg area and the 9/11 museum. Sheldon was very knowledgeable of everything New York.
Wonderful tour, with as much walking as you would like. I use a cane and the tour was just enough walking for me.
mmkeenan50, July 2022
We enjoyed our guide Marshall and driver Denis. Marshall was very knowledgeable and informative. His commentary on the 9-11 monument was very moving. It was raining when it was time for Joe’s pizza, so he ran in and brought it back to us in the car. I would gladly do the tour again
Great tour!
Shuronnie_M, July 2022
Great history on the burrows, tour guide was the best in the business! Can’t wait for the next one for sure.
All I can say is WOW!
Lindsey_B, June 2022
We were fortunate enough to have Hardy as our tour guide who completely catered the tour to the likings of my family. We were picked up from our hotel in a huge Sprinter van with a dedicated drive so it made jumping in and out of the car at different locations a breeze. While this might be more expensive than other tours, you get what you pay for, and they have the reviews to back it up. Don't hesitate to book this tour!
Response from Host, June 2022
Thanks so much for your wonderfully generous review and your praise of our great Guide - Hardy ! Hope to see you back in the Big Apple in the not too distant future. ...Thanks again for choosing us !
Really superb way to see and learn about the city!
Chris_M, May 2022
Sheldon has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the city, and we learned facts and heard stories I’m sure most New Yorkers don’t even know. He is funny and articulate and considers the group all the way from restroom stops, a slice of pizza to keep you going, to seeing the right sights he thinks everyone will enjoy. Travelling the city in a luxury SUV that magically seems to appear just when you need to jump in all around the city is a real treat. It was a rainy day we did the tour and this convenience was huge. Our driver was also really great, safe, knew the city and great personality. Fully recommend this tour. 5 star trip all the way!
Great tour to see NYC quickly
Will_C, May 2022
Chris (tour guide) & Mike (driver) we’re great. Chris was very knowledgeable about everything NYC such as tv shows and history.The car was clean and Mike drove safely. Obviously you will not see everything in NYC but I strongly recommend letting your tour guide know what you would like to see ahead of time to make the tour better for your group.
Great tour, great city!
GEORGIA_T, Apr 2022
The best part was ground zero. Our guide, Sheldon, not only was knowledgeable, but due to his personal involvement in the 9/11 events, he portrayed the events and explained to us the site from a completely personalised perspective.
Our Private Tour of New York City
Janice_W, Apr 2022
My husband and I booked our Private Custom Tour of New York City by SUV. I specifically asked for Sheldon, because of the good reviews I read on here. He picked us up at our hotel and was right on time. We were in a large comfortable SUV (I’m not sure what type.) He introduced us to our driver (I believe his name is Rajesh). We started off at Grand Central Station with Sheldon giving us the entire fascinating history of it. That is what the entire day was like. We went to so many places and he is so extremely knowledgeable. His driver really knows how to get around the city. I felt completely secure and comfortable. We went through Greenwich Village and got a wonderful slice of Joe’s Pizza, crossed over into Brooklyn and really just saw too many places for me to even write about. His suggestions are excellent. The cookies he suggested from Levain’s are off the chart. If you don’t have things in mind that you want to do, I would recommend just letting him take you around. I only have 2 suggestions: Leave out the crude humor and no talking politics. If he takes those suggestions, one would have to call it a truly perfect day!

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