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One of these New York custom travel planners can help you find your way around the Big Apple. And remember, there’s more to New York than Manhattan.  See the top ten list below for additional ideas. Choose from this list of experts based on your interests:

Conde Nast New York Travel Experts

New York Custom Travel Planner: Lia Batkin: In the Know ExperiencesBatkin and her partner, Seth Kaplan, created the travel-and-lifestyle firm In the Know Experiences to cater to a younger set of savvy travelers who crave insider knowledge and local connections. In Batkin’s hometown of New York City, that means access to coveted restaurant reservations, a shopping day with a personal stylist, and tickets to sold-out events (including front-row tables at the hit show Queen of the Night) in all five boroughs.
Phone: 212-776-1784
Email: lia@intheknowexperiences.com
Website: In The Know Experiences

New York Custom Travel Planner: Kitt Garrett: Discover New York, LLCIf you can afford it, Garrett provides access to experts in the world of theater, art, architecture, food, and shopping. For theater buffs she can arrange for you to go backstage with a Broadway cast member, for foodies she can secure private cooking lessons with notable chefs, and for art lovers she can arrange meetings with gallery owners or with artists in their studios. Previous Listing 2009
Phone: 212-370-1319
Email: kittgarrett@dnykg.com
Website: Discover New York

New York Custom Travel Planner: Paul Bennett: Context TravelSo you’ve booked your own hotels but still want access to a city’s culture and history far beyond what a guidebook can offer. Bennett arranges half-day walking tours (group or private) in 24 major European, Asian, and U.S. cities, led by professors, curators, architects, chefs—even a “history of finance” tour with the New York Stock Exchange’s former chief technology officer.
Phone: 800-691-6026
Email: info@contexttravel.com
Website: Context Travel

 

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New York Custom Travel Planner: Lia Batkin: In the Know ExperiencesBatkin and her partner, Seth Kaplan, created the travel-and-lifestyle firm In the Know Experiences to cater to a younger set of savvy travelers who crave insider knowledge and local connections. In Batkin’s hometown of New York City, that means access to coveted restaurant reservations, a shopping day with a personal stylist, and tickets to sold-out events (including front-row tables at the hit show Queen of the Night) in all five boroughs.
Phone: 212-776-1784
Email: lia@intheknowexperiences.com
Website: In The Know Experiences

Wendy Perrin’s WOW List

New York Custom Travel Planner: Paul Bennett: Context TravelContext Travel runs in-depth cultural walking tours in cities throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia for groups of up to six travelers. Each tour is designed and led by a scholar or specialist—in disciplines including archaeology, art history, cuisine, urban planning, history, environmental science, and classics. These professors, researchers, and experts in their field provide exceptional insight and open doors that would otherwise be closed to most travelers
Phone: 800-691-6026
Email: info@contexttravel.com
Website: Context Travel

Read Paul’s New York Insider’s Guide.

Additional New York Custom Travel Planners Ideas:

Birdwatching:

New York Custom Travel Planner: Brett Ewald: Lakeshore Nature ToursAll tours will be led by Brett M. Ewald, a biologist and naturalist with extensive field experience. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Buffalo State College and has been studying and enjoying birds and nature for over 35 years.
Phone: (716) 628-8226
Email: bmewald@lakeshorenaturetours.com
Website: Lakeshore Nature Tours

Photography:

New York Custom Travel Planner: James Maher: James Maher PhotographyJames has lived in the City for his entire life. He has worked as a portraiture and fine art photographer in the City for the last 9 years, has a regular feature for the NY Daily News reporting on different neighborhoods of New York through street portraits and interviews with locals, and has sold his photography of the City to collectors and companies from around the world (his work is located in Tiffany & Co. stores throughout the world.)
Phone: (917) 494-6712
Email: james@jamesmaherphotography.com
Website: James Maher Photography

Read James’ Digital Photographer Magazine article on exploring and photographing New York.

Top Ten for New York: Ideas for working with your New York Custom Tour Planner

1 – Ride the Maid of the Mist boat to the base of Niagara Falls

2 – Admire the vista of the Big Apple from the top of the Empire State Building

3 – Drive through the scenic Hudson Valley

4 – Explore the wineries of the Finger Lakes region

5 – See the clear world of glass at the Corning Glassworks

6 – Discover the history of a nation of immigrants at Ellis Island after visiting the Statue of Liberty

7 – Take in a Broadway show

8 – Relax lakeside in the Adirondacks

9 – Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square

10 – See the “I Love Lucy” museum in Jamestown

New York Custom Travel Planners Ideas

New York Skyline

 

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