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Private Custom New York City Tour by SUV

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds


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

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
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


  • LaGuardia Airport, East Elmhurst, NY 11371
  • John F. Kennedy Intl Airport, Jamaica, NY 11430
  • Newark Liberty Intl Airport, 3 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ 07114


  • Manhattan Cruise Terminal
  • Cape Liberty

Departure Time

4 Hour Private Luxury SUV Tour
7/7/2017 - 5/30/2025
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6 hour Private Luxury SUV Tour
7/7/2017 - 5/30/2025
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 11:00 PM
5 Hour Private Luxury SUV Tour
7/7/2017 - 5/30/2025
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • 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
  • Price shown is per vehicle (up to 13 passengers maximum)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Best New York Tours
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Custom New York City Tour by SUV?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Private Custom New York City Tour by SUV.
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Custom New York City Tour by SUV?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Custom New York City Tour by SUV.
What is the social distancing policy during Private Custom New York City Tour by SUV?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Custom New York City Tour by SUV.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Custom New York City Tour by SUV?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Custom New York City Tour by SUV.

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  • "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" See review


257 Reviews
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Private Tours are Best
, Aug 2021
Very convenient and comfortable way to move around the city and see as many sites as possible in a limited time frame. The guide Chris was excellent and we loved his movie and television knowledge to tie all the different places together that were used for various productions. The history was excellent too, we really enjoyed the tour and learned lots. Having a private guide allows you to ask questions and interact with the guide in ways not possible with large group tours. Highly recommended.
, Jul 2021
Sheldon was beyond great. He was pleasant, accommodating and most knowledgeable. One could not have a better tour guide. We all felt better educated. I have had many tour guides. Sheldon is tied for first with a tour guide in turkey. God has not created a tour guide superior to Sheldon. I look forward to the next time.
Don’t Miss This One!!!!
, Jun 2021
We are a family of 5 and each one of us had an incredible time on this tour! Our guide, Mr. Sheldon, has knowledge regarding all the streets, shops or areas we asked about. He shared so much info that we nearly feel like New Yorkers! He was full of knowledge, smiles, positivity and adventure. This tour is a must-do! Whether you have a limited time in NYC or are here for a while, don’t miss this one! Worth every penny! And his driver, G, well, he was a true gentleman! Thank you Mr. Sheldon & G for a day we’ll never forget! The boys got home and each wrote a page in their composition books, which they brought on our trip to document the best days they have so they never forget it. One write about the info you gave us re: the Brooklyn Bridge - he was fascinated about the 13 elephants! And the other write about Grand Central Station and it’s amazingness. Thank you!!!!
Private Custom New York City Tour by SUV
, Dec 2019
Great way to explore and learn about NYC, We had a great time with tour guide Sheldon and driver Alex. We’re able to make the most of our limited time in the city.
Best New York Tours-Sheldon Lapidus & Crew
, Oct 2019
Sheldon picked us up from our Casablanca Hotel in Times Square in a large Mercedes Van. Perfect for our adult couples and 80 year old Mom. 5 adults for over 5 hours on a tour of "our" Lifetime. We heard history and information that you can't get in any book or from 99% of tour guides. We saw so much of the highlights of NYC, through Manhattan, Central Park, East & Hudson River views, Grand Central Terminal, 9/11 Memorial Ground Zero, Brooklyn, DUMBO and so Much More. We will always Cherish the time we spent with Sheldon and crew and Highly recommend them to all. Having spent so much of his life in NYC area- he will never run out of different areas to tour or stories and history for us to enjoy in his Favorite City. Highly recommend a private tour with this crew.
very informative
George K
, Aug 2019
we had a good time and was shown most of what new york has to offer. tour guide was very informative and knew most things to detail and we did also go back to visit ground zero as we didnt have enough time to see the museum
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wasn't worth the price
, Jul 2019
Pros: Tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared interesting details we would have never known otherwise. Cons: -Driver drove fast so was hard to really take in/see many of the sites. -Driver drove a bit recklessly and kept getting whiplash -Tour guide and Driver argued a lot which made it very uncomfortable for us. At one point the tour guide asked the driver to slow down, then the driver slammed on the breaks. -Tour guide wanted to sit with us so I had to sit in the middle and could see pretty much nothing. We wished we just took one of the cheap open bus tours so that we weren't in the middle of an awkward argument and could see the sites better.
The personal touch
, Jul 2019
The US women’ Soccer celebration threw a big monkey wrench in our planned tour,but even with huge traffic problems, our guide “Bernice” did a great job of improvising. We ended up seeing just about everything in spite of the crowds.Great folks. Knowledgeable,innovative and entertaining.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hey Charles (and family) ! Thanks so much for the generous review of your Private tour with Berenice. She is such a great Private guide ! I'm very gratified you had such a good experience in the BIg Apple despite the tough traffic conditions. Thanks for choosing and finding us - and thanks for the raisins ! Best Sheldon - Best New York Tours
Great tour,
, May 2019
Sheldon was a fount of knowledge and we found ourselves constantly saying” I did not know that” even though we have resided part time in the area for many years. Al, our driver handled the van with proficient skill and determination. A requirement when driving anywhere in NYC. Sheldon obviously loves what he is now doing and he communicates skillfully with the disparate ages of those he is guiding. He gave us and our 15 year old granddaughter an insightful and thoughtful tour of Manhattan from 96th all the way to GroundZero and back to our residential lodging spot. He offers humor as well as an intellectual perspective and clearly loves NYC and Brooklyn. He found great views of the city skyline from several vantage points. He insures your full attention by insisting everyone turn their cell phones off, except for photo ops in order to be able to impart his vast knowledge of the history of the city. It was a flexible tour giving us the chance to see things we particularly wanted to see yet offering him the chance to show us many things we never knew about. All in all it was a great day and we sincerely appreciate and applaud his efforts to insure we were satisfied customers. As with many things in NYC it was not an inexpensive tour, yet we think it was worth it thanks mainly to Sheldon.
Worth every penny!! What a great experience!!
, May 2019
Our tour was fantastic! In 5 hours Sheldon showed us at least 2 to 3 days worth of "New York" must sees AND many other NYC sites which makes NYC and its surrounding areas so unique to USA history and culture. Sheldon and Borris were great!!

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