Tony has been a licensed guide since 1998. In January 2002, he began working with New York City Vacation Packages to build the first ever tour of the World Trade Center site (Ground Zero). For this reason, it makes him the foremost tour guide on September 11 and what has, is and will be happening at the site. This tour has been featured by such media outlets as CNN, The London Times and The New York Times. Since January 2001 he has also held the position of New York City Student Tour Manager for Student Travel Services, of England. In addition to that, he was the sole tour manager for Contiki Holidays’ regular, three-day guided tour of New York City from 1998 though 2003. Since 1999 he has also been working as a free lance, step-on guide for various companies including Brigg’s, Explore New York, Consortium Tours of North America, Levy’s Unique New York, Raglin Associates, Shackman and Associates, and many more. He also has over 20 years experience working in New York City hotels such as The Grand Hyatt, The Waldorf=Astoria and The Hotel Millenium. Tony is also a past President of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC).
Tours & Services Offered
In addition to the tours listed below, I also offer:
A Full-City Bus Tour: Manhattan from top to bottom.
The Lower Manhattan/Financial District Walking Tour: The historic area where the colony of New Amsterdam first took hold plus the modern-day excitement of the "financial capitol of the world."
The 9/11 Memorials Walking Tour: I can truly say that I am the guide who has been conducting tours there the longest since September 11.
Fifth Avenue Walking Tour: from the Empire State Building to the world famous Plaza Hotel.
The High-Line Walking Tour: This former rail line that was built 3 stories above street level on Manhattan's west side, then abandoned, has been revived as a totally unique park.
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