GANYC Certified Guide

Michael Dillinger


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.


Special Tours:

Private, custom tours created just for you.  




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

Services Offered:

Airport/Pier Meet & Greet Tour Guide Tour Manager

Tours Offered:

Central Park Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty LGBTQ Interest Private Tours Theater District Times Square Upper East Side Walking Tours