New York City

Private New York Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

New York, United States
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From $172.50

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Group tours of New York City can sometimes pass sights too fast, or not even stop at attractions you’re most interested in. This private New York City tour with a professional photographer lets you customize the tour stops to suit your interests. Select from any number of popular locations, like Times Square and the Theatre District, Central Park, Midtown Manhattan, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Go on a private walking tour of NYC with a personal photographer
  • Customize the tour to suit your interests
  • Take home at least 75 digital color photos as a memento of your trip
  • An easy-to-find starting point for a stress-free start

What's Included

  • Customized, private walking tour with a licensed NYC tour guide, personal, vacation photographer
  • At least 75 color photos from the tour delivered via zip-file and photo gallery no later than 48 hours after the tour
  • Personal orientation to New York City so you can get the most out of your stay
  • Invaluable insights & knowledge about NYC from a native
  • Subway Tips and Tutorial to make the most of your time and save you transportation expenses in NYC
  • Subway MetroCard
  • Hotel Pick Up. To ensure we maximize our time & photos, meeting location detailed on voucher is best

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 209 W 42nd St
    209 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA

    The New Victory Theater, 209 West 42nd street, Between 7th & 8th Avenues, (Theater has steps on two sides), Meet at the entrance of the New Victory Theater box office, Directly Across the Street from Aladdin.

End point

  • Brooklyn Bridge Boulevard
    Brooklyn Bridge Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

What To Expect

This private, customized 2-hour walking tour of New York City begins in Times Square. All tours can be customized by your professional tour guide and photograph. Suggested locations are below:

The bright lights of Times Square and Broadway serve as the heart and soul of New York City. These locations provide an unmistakable backdrop for any New York City adventure.

Spacious Central Park is a stunning setting for pictures. No matter what time of the year it is, the possibilities here are endless. It would be very easy to spend two or three hours here.

What about Midtown Manhattan? It includes some of New York City’s most famous landmarks, like Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Grand Central Station and Radio City Music Hall. A photo outside any of these buildings is a photo to remember.

Lower Manhattan features New York's more eclectic neighborhoods. SoHo includes the Cast Iron Historic District, which consists of 26 blocks and approximately 500 buildings, many incorporating cast-iron architectural elements. There are also the winding streets of Greenwich Village, which includes historic Washington Square Park. Both neighborhoods provide great photo opportunities.

And finally, the Brooklyn Bridge offers a stunning panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline. Get some pictures on the bridge with the city in the background. Perfect.

Also, while roaming the city, find out from the guide where the best places are for dining, shopping and entertainment.

No later than 48 hours after the tour, the photographer will deliver at least 75 color photos via zip-file and photo gallery.

Times Square

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Central Park

35 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Upper East Side

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Plaza

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Brooklyn Bridge

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Greenwich Village (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Frequently Asked Questions:
  • How will I get around the city?
  • Most of the tour will require a good deal of walking, however, because the tours are exclusive to your group, you can and will go at a pace that you are comfortable with. There may be occasions when you will need to go from one part of NYC to another (Times Square to the Brooklyn Bridge). The most efficient way to travel is by subway ($2.75 per person, per ride). If you prefer a cab this can be arranged (no more than 4 people to a cab). The cost will be at the expense of the group, usually about $10 - $15 from most points within Manhattan. If you do take a subway ride, this will be documented as part of the New York City experience.
  • How will I receive my photos?
  • Your photos will be delivered via zip-file and photo gallery no later than 48 hours after your tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

If you are, then this tour is perfect for you.
Having a professional walking photographer at the beginning of our week in New York City was amazing to see so much and do so much in two hours was appreciated


536 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Perfect Park Photos
Zachary_L, May 2023
Marc was amazing! The photos came out fantastic! We would highly recommend Marc as your next tour guide/photographer. He’s super nice and professional.
Wow… A MUST DO!!
Gaynor_G, Apr 2023
Marc was a wonderful knowledgeable guide. He helped us plan our itinerary for our visit, helped us figure out the subway and took some amazing photographs. This is a real must do in New York particularly at the beginning of your trip
NYC 30th birthday
Tiana_W, Feb 2023
This was such an incredible experience, Marc; our tour guide & photographer is knowledgeable & personable. He made us feel at home in NYC! Not only do you get an awesome tour you also get amazing photos to cherish. We received our photos the very next morning! This was my daughter’s 30th birthday & Marc made our day one for the books!
NYC on December
Jennifer_P, Dec 2022
Mark is an amazingly kind guy and a truly new yorker who knows how to get perfect shots in crowded spots. He really knows how to get shots that make us feel like we where part of the city. During the session, he was allways giving us great tips about what to do in New York, where to go and how to get there. Whe truly loved the experience with him and we couldn't be more happy with the memories of this amazing city that we take with us the in Mark's photos.
100% worth the time and money
Sarah_S, Dec 2022
Marc was great! Made the walk and pictures easy and fun! I had my two kids with me and he kept the energy going so they didn’t get bored or tired. He even went the extra mile to find batteries with some vendors we walked by for my Polaroid camera. I appreciated going through the city with a true local and love the photos we captured along the way!
Memories captured
Peter_J, Nov 2022
Marc was fantastic. Giving a bespoke tour, with a depth of keeping in all districts. When we received the photos we were very pleased with the quality, inventive composure. Excellent tour and excellent photos. Fantastic memories captured.
No profesionalism
Seidy_L, Nov 2022
Today we received the pictures . Nothing looks as profesional pictures, I have a feeling about it since we see the photographer, he was super intense when we meet, he did everything on a rush and he made Us feel uncomfortable all the tour, we feel like we does a favor to us, I had a photo sesión with other photograph at time square and the difference was huge, this potografer never look at the picture most of the picture we look unconfortable and distracted, we paid $290 and the result is nothing good, anybody can take better pictures with their own phone
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Unfortunate guest feels this way. Photos were of very high quality. Client was never rushed, All their many requests were accommodated. Our track record for the past 19 years providing insightful tours, delivering professional photos speaks for itself. We have 550 reviews on Viator, over 630 on TripAdvisor and hundreds on other sites. 5 stars across the board.
Loved this experience!
LaFaith_W, Oct 2022
Marc was very accommodating. Our flight was cancelled and we couldn’t make our original appointment. He was able to reschedule us and we had the best experience. This was for my daughter’s 13th Birthday and she now has amazing photos from this most special time of her life. Marc knows the city extremely well and is very passionate. You can cover a lot of ground in 2 hours! I will surely recommend him to my friends/family.
Fabulous photographer
Wendy_S, Oct 2022
Thanks Marc! You created memories we shall always cherish. It was a marvelous day in NYC touring with you!!
Wonderful experience
Saritha_K, Sep 2022
Kennedy is well aware of all the places and spots for beautiful pics .He is an excellent listener .made our experience memorable with NYC .Had been to City before But this an amazing experience.
Friendly, Informative, Accommodating
Tricia_B, Sep 2022
Our photographer was Mark. He was very informative on our tour and knew where all the best shots were. He was so accommodating to the photo shots that I had preplanned and really wanted even though they were not on the tour route. I highly recommend Mark!
Memories for a lifetime
Patrice_M, Jul 2022
Mark was so amazing! This was our second weekend together in NYC, but I’ve been there dozens of times for work. The ability to capture great pictures at the nations most iconic sites, with the impression we had the places to ourselves was very impressive. Mark was a pleasure to work with, he provided insights I had never heard before and even suggesting places to see while we were in the city based on our personalities. I’d suggest doing this tour in the morning so when it’s complete you can explore the places you’ve just seen! We did ours in the afternoon and had dinner reservations, but so wished we could have spent more time in Central Park! Mark, I can’t tell you how hard it is to choose just one image you took as our favorite! Thank you so much! You can’t create these with a selfie stick, you need Mark’s vision and execution on the shutter!
Marc is an excellent...
Rony_K, Apr 2022
Marc is an excellent photographer and we had a superb experience. We took pictures at times Square, central park, central Station and off course Brooklyn Bridge. Don't hesitate, take him.
Kennedy was SUPERB!
Jamila_Y, Apr 2022
OMG! If you are thinking about purchasing this excursion, DO IT! My daughter and I had a blast hanging around town with Kennedy as our photographer and the photos captured the essence of how much fun we shared. Kennedy was kind, funny, and very knowledgeable about bringing our desired photos to life. Kennedy spared no limits on making sure my daughter and I were comfortable, from holding our purses to making sure we understood how to get to our next destination. I am so grateful for this experience!
Unforgettable 1st Trip to NY!
Gretchen_A, Apr 2022
Marc was a great photographer and tour guide! He was funny & taught us how to ride the Subway on our own! He took great pictures of us that seemed like we were the only ones there! We enjoyed it & went to a lot of places in a day!
A great experience and tour
Michelle_J, Mar 2022
Marc was very helpful, good information gave me lots of tips on where to go and what to see on my own. He took lots of pictures which will be so wonderful for my daughter and I to look through when we are home.
Broadway Getaway.
Marise_M, Mar 2022
Thank you Marc for all that you did to make our trip a success and unforgettable. You are certainly one of a kind and it really shows that you love your city and your job. I have been to NYC on many occasions, but I can honestly say that it is the first time I really saw the city and fell in love with it. Your kindness, patience and respect to myself and my sister were exceptional. Teaching us how to use the Subway and showing us all the places we wouldn’t have seen made our trip complete. We feel we got to do everything we wanted to do and could only attribute this to you. The photographs were icing on the cake as we would never have captured those memorable moments without you. A huge thank you.
This is a MUST!!!!!!
Mandy_B, Dec 2021
Marc was exceptional! We had a great time and the photos came out perfect! I appreciate these memories so very much. Thank you so very much! ❤️
She said yes!
Russell_C, Nov 2021
I booked a walking tour of Central Park as a means to propose to my (then) girlfriend. I worked with Kennedy, who was extremely easy to work with. I told him what I was hoping for, and he knew exactly how to be accommodating. On the tour, Kennedy was even better. He was hilarious and warm and made for a perfect experience. We got amazing photos that will last us a lifetime. This was an incredible experience, and both my fiancé and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Thank you, Kennedy, for making this amazing time in our lives even more amazing!
Amazing Experience with Marc
Holli_M, Oct 2021
My daughter and I came to NYC and this was the first thing we did! What a great decision! Marc was absolutely amazing! He taught us the Subway and showed us so many great New York spots! He obviously loves his home and I cannot think of a better person to introduce a first timer to the city! His love Of New York is contagious! His knowledge is first rate! His photos are gorgeous! I want to go back with my whole family now and hang out with Marc and his family! He made our whole trip!!!! Thanks forever Marc!
Amazing photo tour by Kennedy!
Katrina_W, Oct 2021
Our guide Kennedy was amazing! He was at the location when we arrived and did a great job working with my six year old. Kept us moving and I feel like we got an amazing value for the money. Highly recommend both Kennedy and the tour.
Robin_G, Sep 2021
BOOK MARC FOR YOUR SESSION! Marc is an AMAZING photographer! He's an amazing person, too! I visited NY for my birthday over the weekend, and he was kind enough to work around my pre-planned schedule. He was very accommodating and I appreciate him for that! My brothers and I enjoyed the entire experience! When I return to NY in a few months, we will definitely look him up for another session!! THANK YOU, MARC!
Marc is amazing!
Gabriela_O, Aug 2021
Marc was amazing! We had the best time seeing the city and taking pictures. An experience I’m so happy we did.
Best Experience in New York City
Amanda_D, May 2020
My daughter and I went to NY City after the New Year and this Private Walking Tour is the absolute best. The photographer was on time to the meeting place in Times Square. The tour was just me and my daughter. Marc took us to places that we would not have ventured to go to ourselves. The pace is quick but worth it. We rode the subway and our photographer even gave us a quick class on how to navigate the subway, which was helpful in our last two days in NYC. I would highly recommend booking early in your trip so that you can scope out places to spend more time at or even just to get the pictures we would not have gotten otherwise.
Super fun and informative
Nancy_V, Mar 2020
Super fantastic walking tour...Marc our guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun. Lots of fun photo ops...
Renae_S, Dec 2019
My daughter and I enjoyed the tour. We have so many great photos of our trip. Marc was great, gave us a good start on using the subway and shared so much information. Highly recommend!
Absolutely amazing
Paul_N, Dec 2019
Myself, my wife & my daughter were met by Kennedy on 42nd street, he was informative, funny and a thoroughly nice guy. We went all over NYC for just over two hours, he took loads of pictures in lots of locations, was very relaxed, very easy to get on with. Would highly recommend. 10/10
Holiday pics in NYC
Julie_S, Dec 2019
Having a professional walking photographer at the beginning of our week in New York City was amazing to see so much and do so much in two hours was appreciated
Amanda & Ami
amandataylor78, Nov 2019
Very friendly and informative...great photos delivered very quickly. Would recommend this to anyone wanting some great photos of their time in New York.
Photo tour
Mike_G, Nov 2019
Had an awesome time with Kennedy. What an awesome person. Very friendly & very very knowledgable We had such an awesome time

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