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Tour Operators

I have worked with Jared "The Tourguide" Goldstein for years and wish I have known him longer. We get nothing but accolades for his tours and I never have a second thought about putting him with a family or a corporate group. His knowledge and love for NYC shows in his work. He is very professional, but always fun.

Eric Gordon, Beyond Times Square CEO and owner.
We were very pleased with our tour of New York City with Jared. His knowledge of NYC, along with his personal experiences – and his great sense of humor – was a perfect combination for our group.

He was great to work with during the planning of our tour and created a day tailored especially for our group. We received lots of positive feedback from our tour participants and will definitely book with Jared on our next NYC tour.

As a group tour planner, I highly recommend Jared.
Dear Jared,

... I can't thank you enough for your services. [We] will certainly be in touch with you re future groups. Thank you for taking such good care of my clients. I greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Owner (of an American-based private and custom tour operator)
"We were very pleased with our tour with you. Your knowledge of NYC, along with your personal experiences – and your sense of humor – was a great combination. We received lots of positive feedback from our group. Thanks for all of your assistance and the attention you gave to creating a day tailored especially for us.
We will definitely contact you on our next visit to NYC."

Family Owned Tour Operator serving the South.

Testimonial from a client's client, a Tour Operator

Thanks again for your excellent remarks and introduction to our two historical destinations last week. Your "wrap up," which wove the whole day together, was perfect!"

Owner of a California Theater Tour Tour Operator.

Testimonial from my Client's Client:

"Spoke to E_ today. She said you did a good job last night. [Thank you for working so hard on this job.]"
"Jared, I meant to tell you that I have been getting great reviews for your tours. Thank you."

Client in September 2012.

I have provided dozens of tours for her groups of international youth since February 2011.
Jared Goldstein is the reason I became a tour guide. I took a tour with him in 2009 and was so impressed by his professionalism and knowledge that I decided to give it a go myself. Now I run my own company, Boroughs of the Dead, and I love what I do. Most of all, I am happy to be counted among a group of professionals who are passionate and committed to sharing their love of this great city!

Andrea Janes, Boroughs of the Dead owner and operator

Individuals and Small Groups

Testimonial from Girl Scouts of Charleston Carolina area

"Jared, all the girls loved you as well as their parents...we were so blessed to have you as our tour guide!
I love New York and will definitely come back and when I do, we will look you up! Thanks again."

"An amazing glimpse of NY's Lower East Side..."

We booked a tour with Jared Goldstein... It was a fantastic glimpse into the lives of the Jewish, Italian and Chinese immigrants living in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

We walked and talked for almost three hours and stopped in many restaurants and stores for mini-visits and refreshments along the way. Jared pointed out lots of interesting places and shared many "inside" stories; he also shared additional suggestions if we wanted to extend the tour on our own.

I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history of NYC whether they are native New Yorkers, or not!

— August 2, 2011

Subject: TOUR GUIDE EXTRORDINAIRE!!

Hey Jared

Just a quick email to say a BIG thank you for giving me a fantastic tour of New York last week. Am now back in the UK and boy I need to be back in the US. ...

I had an amazing day with you ...!!!

... Take care and speak with you soon.

E***** F******, London

August 2, 2011

Review of my World Trade Center Tour

Jared was patient, as two of us arrived at the tour a few minutes late. He handled an awkward intrusion in a funny, professional manner at the start of the tour. The level of information he shared was top notch and full of detail, but also sympathetic and caring.

Overall, a very nice young man doing an emotional job in a sacred place.

"AhisMom", Danville, California

Visited June 2012

Testimonial for Williamsburg and Brooklyn Heights tour: "fun, fabulous and factual day."

"Thank you Jarad* for a fun, fabulous and factual day. Looking forward to next time!

______________________."

(Private Walking Tour for a couple. We went to Williamsburg and Brooklyn Heights from Chinatown, 9/12/2010.) They referred their friends to me the following year.

* These are actual quotes, so sometimes my name is misspelled.

Testimonial about my John Lennon NYC Tour

"We loved your tour! You were fantastic and made our trip so special. It was so fun walking around in NYC with you. ... Jared. Do you have ANY idea how good you are? Fabulous, actually....Your brains ...blew both me and Robert completely away..."

K.S. from Massachusetts
Jerry* was very knowledgeable and really excited to show me the city; I could tell he loves New York. And it was contagious!
Jerry* knew the history of all the places we visited, and was able to answer all my questions. Plus, he gave me pointers on what other places I should visit on my own.
Jerry* was fun and engaging, and really showed me New York he knows and loves. It was my first time in this city and I would definitely get another tour when I come back. Thanks for a great tour and delicious pizza, Jerry!"

Nataliya B, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Reviewed November 20, 2012

* These are actual quotes, but my name is really Jared

Regarding a private tour to Greenwich Village:

"... Ellen and I very much enjoyed our time with you in NYC. Your knowledge and on the fly tour decisions made it a fun and educational day for us. Your help made my first NYC experience a great one. Hopefully we will see you again on our next visit."

Peter and Ellen from Lake Tahoe.
Tour guide Jared Goldstein is smart, warm, and lively and his command of all things Santa /Christmas is almost preternatural for a nice Jewish boy. The thesis of his tour — Mr. Claus was born in New York and this city more or less invented Christmas-as-we-know-it — is convincingly presented with intriguing facts and terrific stories. His route — Federal Hall, Gramercy Park, Madison Square, and beyond — takes us to sites that are both classic New York beauties and perfect settings for his Christmas spiel.

Judy Richheimer, Tour Guide/Journalist
Jared Goldstein was more than we could have wished for! He was not only knowledgeable in his guide but was lots of fun. Very personable. Our group was from Waco. Tx, all of us loved Jared !!!

Jill
Our tour guide, Jared Goldstein, was just great — very knowledgeable, witty, and entertaining.

Victor
Me and a friend took the Heroes of the World Trade Center Tour in late April with Jared and it was one of the best things of our trip to New York. Jared made us understand more about what happened that day and how it affected the city and the people that lived and still live there. It was emotional but inspiring at the same time.

Visitor from Portugal
He was brilliant. It was amazing to get to know about the heroes of the WTC. I had the chance to talk with Jared afterwards about several aspects I was interested in. I can absolutely recommend this tour to all visitors of NYC!

Marc from Essen, Germany
Jared our guide wove poetry and literature into pointing out to us the sites. He told personal stories and gave great recommendations for coffee shops and restaurants. I will be spending more time in the village next time I'm in the city.

Sarah
He is very knowledgeable about the financial history of New York, and it is clear that he is genuinely excited to show people around and tell New York's story in order to educate people as to the path of the city to being the world's financial center.

Thanks, Jared! From your repeat customers from Chicago and Nebraska.

Visitor from midwest, USA

School Tours

Testimonial from a Dance Mom and Director of a Dance Center

"Thank you again for a great NYC experience for our dancers and parents."

A Teacher and Curriculum Developer's Testimonial about Brooklyn Bridge tour for teachers

Hello Jared,
Thank you for a wonderful tour of the Brooklyn Bridge, we all learned a great deal about the bridge's importance not only to New York's history, but the nation’s as well.
I know the group was very appreciative of your flexibility
...
Teacher in charge of Florida school district's curriculum development
You were pretty amazing on the tour for Titusville [High School]. Thanks. —Shelby

Press

The Jewish Daily Forward

"His eyes flash as he waxes rhapsodic about the city’s past. Goldstein... comes well equipped to give these walking jaunts."

Read more: www.forward.com

The New York Times

"The aptly named “Jared the tourguide” reminded me that tour guides don’t always have to be expensive."

Read more: Readers Go Even Deeper for the Cheap in New York

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