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Miriam Bourin

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Hi, I’m Miriam, a Swedish transplant that moved to New York from Stockholm in 2004. I live in the “hip”, historic Hudson Valley, in the small village of High Falls. Coming to New York City for the first time can be over-whelming for anyone. Coming to New York City as a foreigners can be quite dramatic, depending on where you’re from. Sure, everyone speaks English (well, almost), but the pace, the smells, the impressions! You know the sights from TV and movies, but still, you really don’t. I can relate to all of that as a foreigner myself and can calmly easy foreigners into the pace and get them over their first New York City jitters. Even though I live “Upstate”, I have both lived and worked in the city. Now, as a professional guide, I get to use my knowledge as a pro. My journey as a tour guide started out with leading student tours. Later this year, I will also lead adult tours. My favorite areas in the city are East Village and Lower Manhattan, so packed with history, tales and stories. But, I’m equally excited to show e.g. Rockefeller Center, to talk about the stories of the people behind it, the magnificent buildings, the wealth and the little tidbits. I hold licenses in NYC and Washington DC and I’m an ITMI Certified Tour Guide & Tour Director. I speak fluent Swedish (native), English (nearly perfect), French and German (semi-fluent) and Spanish (basic).

Tours & Services Offered

Special Tours: 
  • Multi-lingual tours
  • Specializes in Hudson Valley, great combo with NYC!
Services Offered: 
Airport/Pier Meet & Greet,
Convention Staff,
Corporate Meeting Staff,
Hospitality Desk & Staff,
Tour Consultant,
Tour Escort,
Tour Guide,
Tour Manager
Tours Offered: 
British Colonial History
Central Park
Chinatown/Little Italy
Civil War History
Culinary Tours
East Village
Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty
Fashion District
Grand Central Terminal
Greenwich Village
Hell's Kitchen
Immigrant Experience
Lower East Side
Olde New York
Private Bus Tours
Private Tours
Revolutionary War
SoHo & NoLita
South Street Seaport
Step-On Guides
Student Tours
Theater District
Times Square
Upper East Side
Upper West Side
Walking Tours

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