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Maria Gorshin
NYC Tour Guide Manhattan Sightseeing with CityGirl Writes

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Available 7 days per week. Please contact me 48 hours before your preferred time and date for a tour.


"Travel is intensified living,” says Rick Steves. I wholeheartedly agree! Seeing visitors' eyes light up at the sight of all that is amazing about this city is a real joy to witness and an experience I love creating for my guests.

I'm a Licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide and love sharing the history, stories, quirks, beauty and larger-than-life aspects of the city where I was born and raised. I've traveled all over the world as a writer for travel companies but this is the city my heart calls home.

The vibrant beauty of Central Park, 5th Avenue, the Upper West Side, Riverside Park and Upper Manhattan await you as does the heart pumping fun of cardio sightseeing along NYC's magnficent rivers and the iconic skyline view from the Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise, sunset or on a moonlit night. I mention these particular highlights because they are my specialties but I am ready to share with you ALL of Manhattan. Ready to explore and discover with a guide who knows and loves this city through and through? Let's go!

Y si usted prefiere descubrir a Nueva York con una guia que habla Espagnol, aqui estoy lista para mostrarle todo lo bello y mas unico de esta ciudad extraordinaria! 


Tours & Services Offered

Special Tours: 

Join me for one of these special experiences or let's customize one according to your tastes and interests!

Live a Day in the Life of New York City: You may have always wondered, "What would it be like to live in NYC?" We will walk together, savoring the nuances and excitement of life in one of Manhattan's most vibrant neighborhoods - the Upper West Side. We will begin by meeting in a charming "pocket park" - Verdi Park then jump right into the flow of a day in the neighborhood. First stop is the Apple Bank for Savings - like the city it stands in, this place is extraordinary; its interior is breathtaking. Next, we will visit one of the neighborhood's most epic residences, discovering it's history (and learning about its most bizarre amenity). From there we will pop in and out of the neighborhood's liveliest food shopping destinations - a classic New York experience where you will witness the rigors and rewards of grocery shopping in Manhattan. We will sample classic NYC snacks too! The beauty of Central Park and the many iconic landmarks and cultural hubs that are a part of everyday living on the Upper West Side are highlights of this walk.

Cardio Sightseeing: How much of Manhattan can you discover during a 90-minute cardio sightseeing walk? A LOT! We cover just under 4 miles, moving from one neighborhood to the next, taking in parks, gardens, architecture, the bustle of the city and the unexpected sights, scents and sounds that are a part of life in New York. We start at the location of your choice, cardio walk for 90-minutes with some commentary along the way, then return to your starting point via subway.

Sights & Souvenirs: You will be able to bring home extraordinary souvenirs from your stay in NYC after this lively walking tour that features 7 stops in unforgettable shops - each one stands in a culturally or architecturally significant location in the city's most beautiful districts. What you will find in each shop are memorable gifts that are relevant to New York - souvenirs you will be proud to present to your friends and family back home. 


Services Offered: 
Airport/Pier Meet & Greet,
Tour Escort,
Tour Guide,
Tour Manager
Tours Offered: 
Central Park
Private Tours
Step-on guide
Student Tours
Upper West Side
Walking Tours

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