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Frederique Antoinette Barbier

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Please contact me for availability and rates via e-mail. I am in New York most of the time unless traveling with a group.


I am a licensed tour guide in NYC and Washington, D.C., and have over 15 years of experience in tourism.  I specialize in private, made to measure tours for individuals and small groups, opera/cultural tours, incentive & corporate travel, and medical conventions.  Born in Switzerland, I am French and studied philosophy, comparative literature, and opera in the U.S. and Germany before coming to New York.  I speak French, German, Spanish, Italian, and English fluently.  I emphasize architecture, history, and culture in my tours which are meticulously prepared and researched.  I enjoy people and travel and also act as tour manager/tour escort on trips of 7-14 days in the U.S. and Canada.  Recent destinations include:  East Coast from Washington, D.C. to Boston and New England; Ontario and Quebec; Canadian Rockies; National Parks of the Southwest from Yellowstone to Mesa Verde; Cowboys and Indians in the American West; and Jazz & Blues from New Orleans to Chicago.  I am always excited to learn about new regions of the U.S. and open to all destinations.  I am professional and dependable, creative, and very flexible.

Tours & Services Offered

Special Tours: 

Private, Made to Measure Tours; New York Highlights and Night Tour; Harlem Gospel Tour; Brooklyn Tour; Bronx Tour; Queens Tour; Combined Harlem-Bronx-Queens-Brooklyn Tour; Hoboken; Hudson River Valley; Historic Philadelphia and Amish Country; Washington, D.C. Highlights and Night Tour; Annapolis; Niagara Falls; National Parks of the Southwest from Yellowstone to Mesa Verde.  New England including Boston.

Services Offered: 
Airport/Pier Meet & Greet,
Convention Staff,
Corporate Meeting Staff,
Hospitality Desk & Staff,
Tour Consultant,
Tour Escort,
Tour Guide,
Tour Manager
Tours Offered: 
African American History
Architectural Tours
British Colonial History
Central Park
Chinatown/Little Italy
Civil War History
Culinary Tours
Dutch New Amsterdam
East Village
Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty
Grand Central Terminal
Greenwich Village
Helicopter Tours
Hell's Kitchen
Immigrant Experience
Irish Immigrant History
Italian Immigrant History
Jewish History
Lower East Side
Manhattanville/West Harlem
Private Bus Tours
Private Tours
Prospect Park
Revolutionary War
Step-On Guides
Theater District
Times Square
Upper East Side
Upper West Side
Walking Tours

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