We Know New York - Custom Itineraries

Custom-Built Itineraries & Tours

Tailored for Your Budget & Length of Stay

In City Add-Ons Available

We know New York, so let us help plan and execute your trip. From making restaurant reservations to standing in line, we can do it all. With our help, you can make the most of your limited time in NYC!


Itineraries are custom to you and your party

We work with you 1:1 to learn your interests & budget, then we get to work planning

Arrive in New York with the peace of mind that everything is taken care of

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$50 per planned day. Additional per day charge for add-on services including making reservations, standing in line, and leading your group from one location/activity to the next. Please contact us directly for a custom quote.

Departure time

Your choice!

Starting point

Your choice!


Every day, year-round


Anywhere from a half day to a full week, depending on your wishes

Group size

We can accommodate any size.

Not included

Costs of activities planned, travel expenses, and hotel fees

What to bring

Weather and activity-appropriate clothing

About your Guide

The owners of Metro Tours are personally available to you for guidance from your touchdown in NYC to take off. Add-on services will be performed by one of the owners of Metro Tours or by a Metro Tours NYC-licensed tour guide.


New York City can be overwhelming. Uptown, Downtown, Midtown, Crosstown, Crazytown! But don’t sweat it. With more than 15 years of experience as locals, we know New York, and we’re here to assist you every step of the way. We do everything, from buying your MetroCards and leading you through subway transfers, to booking restaurant reservations and standing in line for you. You’re only here for a short time, and we want you to enjoy every second of it!

The owners of Metro Tours will work with you directly to develop an itinerary reflective of your personal interests and budget. For interested groups, all of our custom itineraries can also include private outings on our walking tours, which are awesome! But don’t take our word for it, check out what our past customers have to say about Metro Tours!

Check out two examples below of the perfect New York City getaways we have helped plan. For more sample itineraries or to inquire about pricing, please contact us via e-mail, and we will get back to you in a New York Minute! (See what we did there? But seriously, getting back to you quickly is kind of our thing.)

Elevated Bachelorette Weekend


A group of girlfriends from Charlotte, North Carolina reached out to us for help planning a weekend in New York ahead of one of their upcoming weddings. “Elevated Bachelorette” was how the group described their goal for the weekend. Having all been to NYC before, they did not want to do “touristy” things but also did not know the city well enough to assemble an itinerary of activities reflecting their interests: food, art, shopping, and exercise. After collecting information about their flight reservations, budget, and preferred hotel location, Metro Tours prepared the following two-day itinerary for the group:

Day 1: Chelsea/Meatpacking/West Village

  • Starbucks Reserve for light breakfast and coffee
  • Walk the High Line
  • Whitney Museum
  • Lunch and walk through Chelsea Market
  • Walk to the West Village, stop at Carrie Bradshaw’s stoop, Sockerbit Candy Shop, and neighborhood shops
  • Soul Cycle class
  • Back to the hotel to shower/change/relax before dinner
  • Aria Wine Bar in the West Village
  • Little Branch Speakeasy for after dinner drinks

Day 2: Financial District/Tribeca/Soho & Times Square

Father/Sons' (Ball)Game Plan


A Chicago family was planning one day and one night in New York City ahead of a relative’s wedding in Brooklyn. The girls in the family had one thing in mind for their day: shopping in SoHo. Dad and his two sons were not interested in shuttling between shops, and we were happy to help them set up a (ball)game plan of their own. They wanted to walk as much as possible, and since their hotel was Midtown, we kept their activities in that neighborhood until that evening when they caught the 4 Train for a game in the Bronx.

  • Upper West Side/Times Square/Bronx
  • Breakfast at the Smith, Lincoln Square
  • Walk to Spyscape Museum
  • Bike ride around Central Park
  • Burgers at Burger Joint
  • Yankees vs. Tampa Bay at Yankee Stadium


Socks are cool, but the best gift you can give is long-lasting memories of a great experience. Gifting one of our tours is the perfect way to help your loved ones make the most out of their stay in the city.


How much advance notice do you need?


We ask for a minimum of 48 hours notice to plan your trip. The more time you can give us, the more time we have to make everything perfect.

How much does a custom private itinerary cost?


All of our custom itineraries are based on the wants and needs of each visitor and group. We charge $50 per planned day to create your itinerary. Additional add-on services are available. Please contact us directly for more info.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!