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Michael Dillinger
GANYC Certified Guide

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Flexible availability but for best times book at least two weeks in advance.


I am a life long New Yorker and my family roots in this great city go back to the 1840's.  There is a lot of NYC in my DNA.

As a guide I believe my job is to help visitor's fall in love with New York.  I have been a professional, full-time, guide for the past six years.  I love being a guide because I get to share this great city with visitors from around the world.

Prior to guiding I spent many years working in the entertainment industry as a performer and behind the scenes.  I've also spent time in the hospitality industry.

As an experienced traveler I know how important a guide can be for enhancing a visitor's experience.  Getting to know a new place with a local makes all the difference.   I've given tours by boat, bus, on foot, car and subway.  I will always give the best possible options to maximize your time with me.

While there are some tours listed here, my favorite is creating a custom, private tour just for you.  Feel free to contact me regarding what you would like to see while here and I will create a tour.

Looking forward to being of service to you on your next visit to The Big Apple.


Tours & Services Offered

Special Tours: 

Private, custom tours created just for you.  

Services Offered: 
Airport/Pier Meet & Greet,
Tour Guide
Tours Offered: 
Central Park
Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty
LGBTQ Interest
Private Tours
Theater District
Times Square
Upper East Side
Walking Tours

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