About Us

The Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) is an association of independent, professional tour guides based in New York City.  Each member is licensed by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. 

GANYC was founded in 1974 by licensed tour guides for licensed tour guides. We are one of the oldest and most active tour guides associations in America. Founded originally as an association of multilingual guides, GANYC has grown greatly since, encompassing a wide variety of guides that reflect the diversity of NYC's tourism industry. We provide a number of services for locals and the visiting public as well as for our members including tour guide education, familiarization tours (FAM Tours), professional advice and workshops. 

Take the time to enjoy our find-a-guide feature and learn what GANYC members have to offer.  And if you are a licensed tour guide in New York City (or plan on becoming one), please look over how to join our organization.  It will be the best decision you can make in your professional career as a Tour Guide in New York City!

Click here to read the GANYC Constitution.