"He took personalized to the next level."
"Adam is great for newbies and experienced NYC visitors alike. I am often in NYC for work so it was important that I get a guide that could show me something new. Adam took us to Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO and it was an amazing experience! I have taken many tours and work in the industry as a guide. I have a pretty high bar and Adam sailed right over it. Why? He took personalized to the next level -- really becoming our friend in the city for the length of our stay. He listened to us and gave the tour that best fit our needs (less walking, moderate amount of stories, and great photo ops). He is also just so friendly and fun! If you are going to spend a morning, a day, or several days with a guide it's important to be comfortable with them and being with Adam was like being with an old friend. I honestly can't recommend him enough."
- Hollijo M., Burley, ID
"We couldn't have asked for a more thoughtful guide..."
"We had a once in a lifetime trip for our mother and her 3 girls to New York City. The trip was priceless for us, We could not have been more pleased with Adam! I meet Adam through a referral from a friend and emailed him about 9 days before we were scheduled to leave for NY. HE CALLED ME right then .. not just email, not text but an actual phone call!! His tips, suggestions, help with our itinerary before we even booked a tour was most helpful! We decided on a tour of Greenwich Village, the High Line, and Chelsea Market —jammed packed with the best secrets! His knowledge of the area was incredible. His personality was the best… easy going, funny, genuine, and courteous. We couldn’t have asked for a more thoughtful tour guide to make already special trip even more spectacular!"
- Kim H., Springdale, AR
"Thanks for the best day, Adam."
"Adam was fantastic! Can’t recommend him highly enough! He was so knowledgeable whilst friendly and fun. We walked Brooklyn Bridge, toured Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo,
stopping at local quirky coffee shops, a chocolate factory & rode the carousel. He went so much further than the extra mile - even taking us to a swanky cocktail bar to finish, then making us dinner reservations at a great Italian place! Great value for the money and would definitely book him again! Thanks for the best day, Adam."
- Kay W., Derby UK
"Spending the afternoon with Adam was truly magical...."
"I can not say enough about Adam of 'I Know a Guy, New York tours'. He is an awesome communicator, reaching out before and after the tour to ask what we wanted to see and how we were after the tour. He is a wealth of knowledge and took us to breathtaking Roosevelt Island between Manhattan and Queens and then through Bloomingdales to tour Central Park. He is the kindest person and gifted us both amazing chocolates for my 50th birthday!
Spending the afternoon with Adam was truly magical and he is a true gem in every way. Thanks Adam for your kindness and thoughtfulness! Looking forward to our next tour with you in NYC."
- Maya A., Boston, MA
"He was extremely knowledgable..."
"Adam took me and a few friends on a tour of Hell’s Kitchen, Times Square, theater district, and Grand Central Terminal. He was extremely knowledgeable and had many great stories that helped our entire group connect with the rich history of NYC."
- Sam G., Long Island, NY
"Adam listened to what we wanted to see then personalized a tour based on our interests and limitations."
"On a trip to NYC, we booked a tour with Adam Guy, I Know a Guy NYC Tours. Our group consisted of 3 older women, so walking and stairs needed to be considered. Adam listened to what we wanted to see then personalized a tour based on our interests and limitations. He brought history into our tour with little known facts/details that made it so much more interesting. Adam is knowledgeable, personable, funny and kind. Thanks Adam for making my first trip to NYC such a wonderful experience."
- Janet B., Canton, GA
"We were enjoying our tour so much, we decided to book another tour for our last day."
"Adam took us through Brooklyn and Dumbo on our second day in the city. The tour routes are well planned and he’s full of information - historical, fun facts and even city plans for the future! We were enjoying our tour so much, we decided to book another tour for our last day! He took time to learn what we have not seen and took us to the spots we missed.
Adam showed us parts of New York City that we never would have found. He is personable, funny, thoughtful and will be the first person we call when planning our next trip to NY!"
- Linda M., Suwanee, GA
"The perfect match for a family tour."
"Adam Guy was wonderful. The perfect match for a family tour. Fascinating anecdotes, agile, and engaging in conversation, history, and sharing advice. The best way to experience NYC. Not just A Guy. He is THE Guy."
- Robert O., Conway, Arkansas
"Best tour I’ve ever taken in NYC!!"
"Best tour I’ve ever taken in NYC!! As a native New Yorker, I needed someone who both knew I knew NYC but also knew that I didn’t really! Adam setup the perfect customized tour of Greenwich Village. We ended with a perfect cronut. I learned a lot of history and uncovered small trinkets of the city I will remember forever and be able to tell friends about forever. Thanks Adam!"
- Natan E., New York, NY
"We highly recommend Adam and will use him again when we return to see more of NYC."
"My wife and I had never been to NYC, we are in our early 70ties. Our granddaughter had used Adam, so we set up a tour. The tour took us away from the rat race and was very informative as well as enjoyable. We highly recommend Adam and will use him again when we return to see more of NYC."
- Ron S., Tampa, FL
"I feel like we saw New York in "super high fidelity" compared to other times we've visited the city."
"My husband and I have been to NYC several times but we've never quite experienced the city the way we did when we were re-introduced to it by I Know A Guy NYC tours (aka Adam Guy).
Adam's intimate knowledge of the city is truly incredible. I feel like we saw New York in "super high fidelity" compared to other times we've visited the city. He took us through Grand Central Station and pointed out small details that have real significance but that, as a visitor to the city, we would never have noticed. We can't recommend "I Know A Guy" highly enough."
- Mardee A., Seattle, WA
"From the moment I booked our walking tour with Adam, I knew we’d made the right choice."
"From the moment I booked our walking tour with Adam, I knew we’d made the right choice. He contacted me before our trip to ensure we were all sorted and was happy to provide advice on other aspects of our trip, including recommending some good airport transfer services. On arrival at our hotel we were greeted with a small welcome package with maps etc and a note welcoming us to NYC, such a great and unexpected personal touch. For our half day tour Adam took myself and my 3 daughters round locations, many of which we would probably never have found by ourselves. He was very knowledgeable about all the areas (and where some celebs could be found which impressed my girls!) and gave us loads of interesting facts. He was incredibly friendly and the time just flew by as we walked and talked our way around the city. Post our tour, Adam continued to check in on us to see if we needed any other help while we in the city which was above and beyond my expectations. I’d never done anything like this before but would absolutely recommend Adam and ‘I Know A Guy NYC’ tours!
- Helen A., Huddlersfield, UK
"He gives amazing insight on his tours and knows where to go to get amazing views of the city."
"Adam is amazing and goes above and beyond. He gives amazing insight on his tours and knows where to go to get amazing views of the city and to discover the many gems of the city. He loves NYC and it shows. I can't wait to do it again."
- Jennifer A., Atlanta, GA
"Adam was genuine, kind and just so much fun to be with on our tour."
"Adam’s knowledge of the city is deep, but most importantly, he brings an intoxicating mix of color and passion to the stories that he shares that brings the city alive for visitors. I learned about why the New York subway system has both letters and numbers and where to take a killer Instagram photo of the Manhattan Bridge. He was a very empathetic, knowing precisely the right moment to offer bathroom breaks or a coffee pit stop. Adam was genuine, kind and just so much fun to be with on our tour. He may be the most curious and energetic GUY I KNOW in New York."
- Claire A., Liverpool, United Kingdom
"We went to places that we never would have gone on our own."
"This was the best visit to NYC thanks to Adam Guy! We went to places that we never would have gone on our own. Adam is friendly, knowledgeable, and professional! I highly recommend you book a full day. You won’t regret it! I’m so glad we Know a Guy! You must meet him too!"
- Bill W., Suwanee, GA
"He was warm, informative, funny..."
"Adam met us at our hotel and so began our amazing NYC adventure as we explored Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, and the financial district. He was so warm, informative, funny and interested in our lives and what brought us to this city that he loves so much. He provided great tips for Broadway shows, too."
- Tanya G., Ottawa, Canada
"He made the experience unique and tailored it to our interests."
"Best guide ever! We had an amazing day in New York City and that couldn’t have been possible without our guide, Adam. He is so witty and entertaining and let’s not forget about knowledgeable - everywhere we went, he shared all kinds of interesting information with us, the type of information that makes you wonder how on earth he knows all these tidbits and fun facts. He answered all our questions and made the experience unique and tailored to our interests. You can tell he really loves what he does. Our tour was fantastic and if you’re going to NYC, I absolutely recommend reaching out to Adam!"
- Linda A., Orlando, Florida
"Adam was very accessible via text, email and social media, he helped us our whole trip not just on our tour date."
"So many wonderful things to say about our tour where do I begin... He helped us get a great spot at the Macy's Day Parade. We were so close and could see everything, then on to the subway (hmm are we going uptown or downtown?) No worries… Adam knew exactly where to go! He was very knowledgeable of the history and knew tons of fun facts about the area. He even found the perfect pretzel stand. Highly recommend this tour, especially on your first day if possible. Adam was very accessible via text, email and social media, he helped us our whole trip not just on our tour date. Thank you Adam!."
- Karen S., Westville, OK
"Adam is about 98% charm and lovely human."
"Adam took us to the best views of the city, complete with funny and interesting historical and architectural facts. Adam is about 98% charm and lovely human and then about 200% curiosity about everything around him. He picked up on a lot of our random comments, edited the tour to hit some extra spots he thought we’d like (he was absolutely correct!). He also left us with a list of places to try for our favorite desserts!! If you want to feel like you’re touring NYC with a dear old friend, well, I KNOW A GUY!!! Adam loves the city and about a third of the way through your day with him, you will too!!."
- Katy H., Seattle, Washington
"The tour took us away from the rat race and was very informative and enjoyable. "
"My wife and I had never been to NYC. We are in our early seventies. Our granddaughter had used Adam, so we set up a tour. The tour took us away from the rat race and was very informative and enjoyable. We highly recommend Adam and will use him again when we return to see more of NYC.."
- Ron S., Tampa, FL
"The thought and consideration Adam put into our tour was clear right away."
"Adam isn't your typical tour guide. No words can describe the awesome experience he created just for us! The thought and consideration that Adam put into our tour was clear right away. He knows his way around and he knows the tiniest details about things you would only know if you google them. If you ever need the perfect tour guide in NYC, Adam's YOUR GUY!!! Perfect tour guide, energetic and kind and created a memorable experience...not one that you can just get simply by looking at pictures online. Thank you Adam! Next time we come back, we're calling you!"
- Karen M., Altamonte Springs, Florida
"I can't recommend his services highly enough."
"We only had 4 nights in New York and wanted to make the most of our first stay. Adam came to our hotel on the first morning which removed any stress. His pre-visit emails had enabled us to get to know him and for him to tailor the tour to us and our children. We saw so much of Brooklyn, crossed the bridge, then took a ferry ride up to Roosevelt Island. Unbelievably we felt fully orientated to the layout of the city. And with Adam advising us when and where to go for the things we wanted to do and see for the rest of our stay we really maximized our visit. Adam is so lovely and so passionate about the city and clearly lives his best life in NYC. I can't recommend his services highly enough. If you book a trip with a tour company, you'd only see one or two things, but Adam helped us see and do so much more. I can't wait to visit again and see him as a friend next time.."
- Alexandra S., Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
"...(he) took us to all of the places we would have missed."
"Adam was awesome! So friendly and helpful. He got us started on the subway and helped us set up for the week. He was chatty and took us to little places we would have missed. He was thoughtful finding us coffee and stopping for rest breaks. Recommending Broadway shows was another helpful sidelight."
- Pauline F., Sydney, Australia
"We managed to use the subway, which would have never happened without Adam"
"Adam was an absolute pleasure. Thank you so much for an amazing day. We all enjoyed every second. It was an honor and pleasure to spend so much time with him. We managed to use the subway, which would have never happened without Adam."
- Graeme G., Stambourne, United Kingdom
"... made us feel safe in this overwhelming city."
"My son and I had an unforgettable day with our new friend Adam. He was charming and funny and made us feel safe in this overwhelming city."
- Nicole H., Haltern am See, Germany
"He made the day really fun..."
"Adam warmly greeted us straight away. He made the day really fun (partly as he presented us with Christmas headbands to wear all day!) We had asked to see Christmas in New York, and we certainly did. We were really impressed with how Adam kept in touch with us during the rest of our stay with tips, hints and answers to our queries."
- Sue A., Leeds, United Kingdom
"It's not often that people go above and beyond these days, buy Adam does."
"If I could give Adam an 11 star review I would! Adam made our visit to NYC so easy, interesting, and complete. We had him draw up a custom itinerary for our 2 day tour with him based on our family’s interests. He did an amazing job and is the energizer bunny! So many hidden gems that Adam showed us. Adam also knows everything about the shows. He helped me pick one out and navigate seats and tickets. Really above and beyond. I was really confused as to how to plan the next 5 days. Adam planned a custom itinerary with links to buy tickets, organized by neighborhood. Made it so easy! He threw in great restaurants, attractions, modes of transportation. It’s not often that people go above and beyond these days, but Adam does. He also has texted me after our tour to check in and made himself available for questions, guidance and just good ole friendship. I wish there was an Adam in every port we visit. Simply the best!"
- Amy D., Atlanta, GA
"Adam tailored our tour to keep our 8 and 11 year old engaged."
"I came across Adam's tour on my local mom's Facebook page. After reading reviews and visiting Adam's webpage, I decided to book with him. He contacted me the day I made the reservation to discuss what I was looking for out of the tour. My kids had never been to NYC and my husband had only been twice before. I knew my kids, particularly my 11 year old, would be really interested in Chinatown. Although I had lived in NYC for a few years, it was nearly 20 years ago, and Chinatown wasn't a neighborhood with which I had much familiarity. Adam suggested a few possible tour routes that would incorporate Chinatown. It all sounded great. We decided on a route that started in Brooklyn (another neighborhood I didn't know well at all), crossed the Bridge, and ended in Chinatown and Little Italy. Adam checked in with us the day we checked into our hotel. And, on the day of our tour, he met us promptly in our hotel lobby. Adam tailored our tour to keep our 8 and 11 year olds engaged. Everyone loved the tour. Everyone loved Adam! By the end of the tour, the kids were asking whether he was coming with us to our show that evening. And, when Adam checked in with us on the day our departure, the kids were eager and happy to see him. We had a fantastic time! I highly recommend "I Know A Guy" and will be sure to spread the word!"
- Brooke R., Springfield, VA
"...by the end of our time together, we felt like we had made a true friend."
"Super impressed with Adam Guy!!! I would give him 10 stars if I could. We asked for an off the beaten path tour of Queens. Adam was super accommodating! He is personable, kind, witty, friendly and knowledgeable! He went out of his way to plan a very fun, informative and exciting tour covering some of the best highlights of “Queens”!
We had the best time! Even though we had not met him until the day of the tour, by the end of our time together, we felt like we had made a true friend! Highly recommend Adam and will definitely schedule with him again next time we visit NYC!"
- Dale G., Houston, TX
"We had a wonderful day with Adam."
"We had a wonderful day with Adam. It was like a tour of NYC with your brother, the one you like. Lots of history and great walking exercise. We would recommend for any looking to find the hidden gems in NYC."
- Tim R., Reno, NV
"Highly recommend to anyone visiting NY that needs a guide. Adam's your guy."
"The best tour we have had. The only way to see NY's best bits is with a local. We can't thank Adam enough taking us around parts that we wouldn't have found or had time for. We took, subway, fair carousal ride, bridge, ferry, cable car and even had great weather. All made our walk, views, photos and experience amazing. Highly recommend to anyone visiting NY that needs guide, Adam's your guy."
- Denis S., Adelaide, Australia
"Walking through NYC with Adam is a great experience - he knows so much about the city and so many great stories."
"Adam Guy was recommended to us through a friend and we contacted him right away to ask how this tour with him works. Adam asked us what WE want to see. He recommended some areas in NYC, and we built a trip through the city together with him.
Walking through NYC with Adam is a great experience - he knows so much about the city and so many great stories. He told us the whole story behind how the Brooklyn Bridge was built and especially by whom it was finished. Adam is a great guy, who not only knows a lot about his city but who also is fun to be around and made us feel comfortable in this big and great city! We now can proudly say we "Know a guy a New York City."
- Kerstin P., Hanover, Germany
"Imagine you have a good friend that just wants you to have the best time in their city -- that's Adam."
"Amazing experience! Couldn’t have asked for a better guide to NYC! My dad booked two half-day tours with Adam from “I Know a Guy” and we are so glad we did. Right from our first enquiry, Adam was helpful and informative, making sure that our plans aligned. Even though we were half a planet away in New Zealand, Adam made sure we got a tailored tour that fit us perfectly and kept up great communication both before and after we arrived. The best way I can describe it is imagine you have a good friend that just wants you to have the best time in their city, that’s Adam.""
- Renee B., Wellington, New Zealand
"Personalized and great service!"
"Adam took us around and was so knowledgeable about the city ! He will customize your tour to fit your needs! Not only was he an amazing tour guide, he helped map out an itinerary for our whole trip! Personalized and great service! 5 stars for this kind and sweet “guy”. Look him up if you are going to NYC ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
- Martyne, S, Atlanta, GA
"A wonderful time and experience..."
"I mean great person, personality and just a wonderful time and experience on our walking tour of the Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO."
- Marlene S., Trenton, NJ
"What kind of tour guide devotes this much engagement PRIOR to a tour? Adam does."
"My family did a tour with Adam Guy in July 2022 and had a blast. Adam is not your normal tour guide. We booked his tour a month in advance, and he reached out to us almost immediately. Because we were NYC novices, Adam provided lengthy e-mails recommending sites worth visiting, particularly those requiring advanced booking. Because he is a Broadway fanatic, he gave us opinions on what would work (and not work) well for our finicky teenagers. The day of our arrival (one day prior to our tour), he reached out to make sure we did not have any immediate questions about items such as subway fares and routes. What kind of tour guide devotes this much engagement PRIOR to a tour? Adam does.
He is both passionate and knowledgeable about NYC, offering anecdotes on everything from the origins of the city to how the Brooklyn Bridge was built to where Matt Damon has an apartment. Importantly, Adam also knows where to eat, whether that is the best bagel in town or an amazing lobster roll for lunch. We now know a Guy in NYC, and we will certainly book another tour with him when we visit next."
- Eric H., Atlanta, GA
"Adam is not only knowledgeable of special places, but he is aware of YOUR interests and mood."
"Adam is not only knowledgable of special places, but he is aware of YOUR interests and mood. So he can make your tour unforgettable like our stroll in Central Park. Highly recommended!."
- Atilla M., Budapest, Hungary
"All the stories and background he pointed out made us feel like insiders."
You would be hard pressed to find a more genuinely nice guy who truly enjoys showing people around a town he loves so much. Adam took us around Brooklyn and showed us a side of the borough that made it magical. All the stories and background of everything he pointed out made us feel like insiders. Adam listened to what we wanted from a tour and more than delivered a fabulous experience. I highly recommend I Know A Guy Tours for all your sightseeing needs. He is a NYC treasure!
- Robyn T., Arlington, VA
"He personalized the tour just for us and the things we wanted to see."
Adam was amazing!! He personalized the tour just for us and the things we wanted to see. He was very knowledgeable and kind. He even dropped off a NYC survival kit to our hotel. He has a definite passion for New York and giving you a real experience of NYC, not just the tourist attractions. He answered all of our questions before and after our tour, gave us pointers on where to go and places to eat which were all on point. I highly recommend taking his tour!!""
- RaLena N., Westville, OK
"Adam was such a helpful and enthusiastic tour guide!"
"Adam was such a helpful and enthusiastic tour guide! We had a fantastic time walking around Soho, the Village, the Meatpacking District and the High Line. It was a great balance of spontaneity and planning, and Adam took our interests and needs into account when planning the day. He was communicative before, during and after the planned tour and we couldn't speak more highly of the experience! Definitely a "must-do" in NYC."
- Angelica S., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
"Adam was most accommodating and lots of fun to be with."
"Three of us spent a wonderful day with Adam. I had been to NY before but saw and learned so many new things about this amazing city. Adam was most accommodating and lots of fun to be with. I would highly recommend “I KNOW A GUY NYC Tours” to anyone wanting a fabulous personalized tour of New York."
- Cyndy F., Alpharetta, GA
"A really fantastic experience..."
Adam was super friendly. One of our group was using a wheelchair so a relaxed walking pace. He had a lot of local knowledge. Adam made sure we got to next destination ok and messaged us in the evening to make sure we got home ok. A really fantastic experience and a brilliant guide.
- Ann S., Bulimba, Australia
"...bursting with enthusiasm, warmth and energy."
"From meeting and greeting to saying goodbye and all in between, Adam was bursting with enthusiasm, warmth, and energy. He took us all over the place, which enabled us to see places we wouldn't have otherwise."
- Martin H., West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
"He’s fun, witty and provides you with a fabulous time."
"Adam is filled with a wealth of fun facts while touring NYC! He’s fun, witty and provides you with a fabulous time. He makes you feel like a local by taking you throughout the city’s neighborhoods and showing you great spots to check out on your own, including where the best spot is to grab a slice of pizza! Be sure to ask him what shows to take in while NYC, too. He’s an expert when it comes to on and off Broadway shows and has seen an impressive amount himself."
- Coco B., Atlanta, GA
"We got to see areas we might not have otherwise..."
"Adam was very enthusiastic about the city, and his love of NYC came across clearly. We got to see areas we might not have otherwise and he gave us ideas for our other days. Our trip on the subway also gave us more confidence."
- Jane O., Plymouth, United Kingdom
"...he was very good at conveying small items about New York that are not in travel guide books."
"Adam was very informative and helpful. We walked a lot - which we wanted - so we could see neighbourhoods at a more leisurely pace. Not only did he cover the things we mentioned, he was very good at conveying small items about New York that are not in travel guide books."
- Russell P., Canberra, Australia
"...like visiting with a friend."
"Adam was warm, accommodating and fun - like visiting with a friend. He made our visit truly special."
- Ian S., Sydney, Australia
"WHAT A GUY!"
"Simply fabulous! It felt like we were meeting an old friend. Adam was so knowledge about the city and its history. We gained confidence using the subway. There is no way we would have seen as much on our own. WHAT A GUY!"
- Narelle A., Glenalta, Australia
"He goes above and beyond to create the best memories."
"Adam made the day the most memorable of our entire trip! He goes above and beyond to create the best memories. He was just amazing. Adam has since become a friend, and we have recommended him to other people we know."
- Lauren H., Southampton, United Kingdom
"...we had a friend in the city."
"Brilliant pre-visit communication from Adam. It felt like we had a friend in the city. Extremely welcoming, friendly and accommodating. Can't wait to come back!"
- Caroline W., Nottingham, United Kingdom
"The visit with him was very pleasant, informative and fun."
"My daughter and I visited NY in 2018. Adam picked us up from our hotel at the appointed time. We went to visit Brooklyn, our area of our choice. We spent all morning with Adam. The visit with him was very pleasant, informative and fun. Without a doubt, if we went back to NY, we would see Adam again.."