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AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING !!
This is the second time I’ve done the tour with Marc, its the most amazing whistle stop tour of NYC with lots of hidden gems that Marc knows all about as he’s local. The best tour in New York, on top of that we got lots of fabulous pictures! Would thoroughly recommend as the best thing I’ve done in NYC – you’ll love it!! Natasha & Sally. United Kingdom
Great tour friendly guide
My husband and I came to New York for the first time and Kennedy gave us our tour on our first day, he kept in touch via email. He took time to show us how to us the subway helped us get a weekly subway ticket and showed us different areas which we would not have found by doing a google search. We were happy with our experience and would recommend it to our friends and family.
Great Tour and Pictures with Jesse
Jesse is a great tour guide. Told us some great facts about the city and took stunning photos. I have used PhotoTrek Tours 3 different times for tours with different friends and family. I always learn something new and get amazing pictures. Best tour and value in NYC.
Best experience and tour that I ever had!!
Can’t describe enough how much happy I feel with the result of the pictures!! Marc is an amazing photographer and tour guide!!He was really punctual and informative for any place and area we visited, arrived a bit earlier than tour was scheduled which that gave us a bit more time to discover the greatest city in the world NY!!Appreciated the fact that he asked what my location preferences was and he took me to the most fabulous ones to have our photoshoot!!It’s a 3 hour tour, so the faster you walk the more you see!!Though with a guy like Marc, there is no doubt that you will have the greatest experience anyway!!He knows NY really well and makes you feel that you are a part of the city that never sleeps!!This is definitely a MUST DO tour. Especially if you stay for a limited time in NY…and pretty sure that you wouldn’t regret not even a single moment!!The experience itself will pay you off and the incredible memories will always stay within your heart and mind!!Lots of appreciation for Zerve, PhotoTrekTours and Marc himself!!
Definitely Worth The Money
The tour was amazing! I spoke with Kennedy ahead of the tour and surprised my girlfriend by proposing in Central Park. Kennedy helped me plan the best location and did an amazing job capturing the moment! My fiancée and I now have amazing pictures of our engagement and fun pictures showcasing her ring throughout the city! I would absolutely recommend this to someone and truly believe it was well worth the money!!
Kennedy was fantastic. He kept us on a very quick pace so that we could get as many shots at as many locations as possible. He was helpful through the subway system. He took fantastic photos. Highlights of the tour include the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park. Kennedy did give us various options. I will definitely be referring Kennedy to anyone I know that will be visiting New York in the future.
Great time and Great Pics
Marc is a great guy. Right on time and knows how to keep things moving without ever being pushy. Gave us some great tips for the remainder of our trip, and despite the fact we were caught in some heavy rains, Kennedy was willing to go the extra mile at every turn.
Best Memories of our Trip
We booked very last-minute following recommendations from friends!
We arrived at the meet up point early as we didn’t want to waste any time. So, did Jesse so we made an early start.
Photos in Times Square and then we discussed the itinerary for the rest of the time together. Bryant Park, Grand Central Station, Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village was just perfect.
You immediately feel at ease with Jesse and you also get the added bonus of insider knowledge of where to go after!
The photos landed with us within 48 hours and we couldn’t be more thrilled with them! Such an amazing time for us – getting engaged. We’re very lucky to have had an ‘Engagement Shoot’ in the amazing City where our next adventure started.
Don’t delay and book yourself a PhotoTrek Tour. Don’t settle for group selfies – this is the real deal!!
Our first trip to NYC
This was my first time visiting NYC. I brought my little girl and wanted pictures of us exploring the sights. Our photographer, Kennedy, was excellent. He was waiting for us at the designated location and immediately got to work snapping photos in Time Square. My little one felt like a princess visiting the Plaza Hotel. We also visited Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge. Kennedy gave us instructions on navigating the subways and he managed to include taking of picture of me on the Brooklyn Bridge with the Watchtower headquarters in the background even though he made it clear he didn’t normally walk that far on the bridge for pics. Although the tour was a little pricey, the entire experience was worth it and I would do it again. All my friends keep asking who took my beautiful pics. As a tourist if you don’t do anything else in NYC, I would advise you to book this tour.
I lot of walking & quick pictures. Photos are beautiful, I would do it again.
Excellent Tour and Photos!
We met Marc from Photo Trek Tours in the early morning for a tour and pictures. We got down to business right away with Marc taking pics in Times Square. At first, we felt kind of funny, but Marc quickly put us at ease. He snapped our pic at Times Square, The Plaza, Central Park, a residential neighborhood, Brooklyn Bridge and City Hall Fountain. He helped us navigate the subway and gave us tips for other places to see and places to eat. He was a really nice guy and fun. It’s amazing what you see, learn and the number of photos he takes in two hours.
He took 200 pics and they were fantastic. Having him there to take the priceless pics really took the pressure off and we got fabulous pictures of us together and individually. No blurry and/or awkward photos.
I highly recommend this photo trek tour, you get a lot accomplished in a short amount of time. The photos are emailed to you within 48 hours. I wish I could take him on all my vacations!
Photo tour of New York with Mark
What a brilliant choice it was for us to choose Mark for our photo tour of this amazing city. From the moment we met up with him in Times Square he was giving us tips on where to go, where to buy theatre tickets, how to buy subway tickets and which restaurants to choose. We are all in our 70s and chose the two-hour tour and we got more than value for our money because when the photos arrived 48 hours later they were amazing – Mark you are a STAR and we would recommend you to anyone the same as someone had recommended you to us? Thank you for amazing memories of our trip to the big Apple!!!
Awesome Pictures & Great Insights into NY
The Photo Trek tour with Jesse was awesome and we got a lot of great pictures from out two-hour tour/session. Not only did we get great pictures, we got a great tour of some highlights in NY, including Times Square, Central Park, Upper East Side, Brooklyn Bridge, and the Plaza Hotel. Jesse provides great insight restaurants to try and things to do in NY. She also provided us a tutorial on how to use the subway, which came in handy for us. Highly recommended service!
Highlight of our trip to NYC
Marc was awesome! We have been to NYC a couple of times, but never had pictures of us at all these iconic locations. I would have to say that I am not particularly photogenic, but the pictures Marc took of my wife and me were fantastic. When we got home we showed our kids the pictures and they loved them too! Do yourself a favor and book this!
Wonderful way to start our trip!
Great experience. Jesse is very knowledgeable and so very friendly. A definite must for any first time visitors!
Private Personal Photo Tour
Was quite a treat getting into town from Cincinnati and having our guide meet us at our hotel. Off we went to exciting places for awesome photos of me and the wife. She loved it and so did I.
New York Photo Tour
We really couldn’t have had a better way to see different areas of New York. Marc was great company; friendly, knowledgeable and the best person to show us the City. It was great to have an insider’s view. We booked the 3-hour tour and it was so worth it, as we got to visit areas outside the usual tourist haunts. Marc gave us essential tips for using the subway, other places to visit and made us feel relaxed when posing for photos. The photos are great quality – if you only book one thing in New York – do this!
Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words
Kennedy was our tour guide and photographer.
He provided us with valuable information helped us greatly with the subway.
After the tour he suggested Fish even called to see what their specials were.
The food was amazing!
Kennedy made my husband feel comfortable about taking pictures which my husband hates to do..
I would recommend this tour to anyone traveling to NY the only thing I would have done differently, was to book this as soon as we got to NY..:)
Our pictures are a work of art..
Michelle a Texan. Great and highly recommended.
Photo Tour and Vacation Photographer!
Great blend of tour guide and photographer. 2 great hours on the best of NY tour around Times Square, plaza hotel, Central Park, walk thru upper east side and subway over to walk the Brooklyn Bridge that resulted in 158 pictures. There are quite a few keepsakes in the pile! We received instruction on how to navigate the subway and tips on which neighborhoods we may enjoy exploring after the tour based on our interests. I recommend this to everyone!
Wonderful Vacation Photographer and NYC Guide.
My family and I had a wonderful morning with Marc! Excellent learning experience and fabulous pictures!! Marc is very knowledgeable and super fun! I highly recommend this Photo Trek Tour!!!!
We found that Kennedy’s knowledge of the city was second to none and invaluable to us. We got many many great photos that we will keep for years. Would highly recommend this tour to other friends who will be visiting the city in the future.
The Best Decision in NYC!
Kennedy was brilliant & provided quite a bit of historical information, whilst on the tour. He modified the tour to cater for our requests, which took in a number of areas we would not have visited.
Fun way to see the city and capture your memories
We had a great couple of hours with Jesse. She was knowledgeable and interesting and made us feel instantly comfortable. I would say this tour was the highlight of our trip, although the surprise proposal on the Brooklyn Bridge may have biased me a little. 🙂 I would highly recommend this experience to anyone! Friends, couples, family… you name it. You will get a taste of the best New York has to offer, take home a wonderful souvenir, and feel like you’re leaving with a new friend. Totally worth the money. Thanks so much, Jesse.
Amazing Journey through New York Immortalized
Marc was our tour guide. Having done the same tour with him in 2006, I had no hesitation in booking this with my wife. As expected, the tour was amazing and Marc was very informative and proactively helpful. We covered a lot of ground. The pictures came out amazing and we are very pleased with the tour and promise to return with our children once they are a bit older. All in all, it was very fulfilling. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone aspiring to see New York in a short space of time.
Birthday Weekend Made Even More Special
Totally worth the price!!!! The blizzard may have delayed our session but left a beautiful background for our pics. Kennedy did a great job and gave us great information about New York that made our trip even more complete.
Terrific Tour! Lots of Fun!
We had a great morning with Jesse. She took us to a zillion places and shot great photos. We had a fabulous time.
Fantastic way to capture NYC memories
So much energy, so many places, thank you Jesse!
Best experience in NYC
We recently returned from a mother/daughter trip to NYC. We had a tour with Marc on our first day in the city. Not only was the tour informative, but it was also fun. The pictures were simply amazing! Highly recommend.
Excellent gift for a first time NY experience
I am a New Yorker, born and raised and now living abroad. I bought the photo tour as a gift for my boyfriend who was spending Xmas with me in my home town and we both loved it. We took home some fantastic photos of us in central park, the UES, Brooklyn Bridge and Grand Central. We did all of that in 2 hours. Rain was forecasted on the original date we booked and Marc was really flexible to reschedule for another day which turned out to be beautiful! I even learned some things about the city I never knew before. Recommended!
Excellent way to experience NYC
Kennedy was a terrific guide and took some wonderful photographs. This tour is very much worth taking if you want to see the real NYC. So much more than just meeting a vacation photographer. Super we were able to get both a tour on NYC and vacation photographer in one package.
Excellent photo tour. Pics are amazing. We could never have captured such moments ourselves. Photographer was also a great tour guide and gave us loads of tips for the rest of our vacation. Highly recommend this tour during the early part of your vacation.
Absolutely loved this tour & the photos.
A relative had taken a tour with Marc in August & recommended it as being worth it. As the person usually behind the camera I wanted lots of family pics to make our trip of a lifetime into lasting memories. Managed to squeeze into a spot with Marc on our first full day in New York & we’re all so pleased we did it. We have 3 teenagers-19, 18 & 13 all who would not have let me take the pics that Marc was able to get them to pose for. We had photos in various combinations which was also great. Marc had a suggested tour but was happy to swap things in & out depending on where we wanted photos.
But it was not just about the photos -Marc gave us a tour from a New Yorkers perspective with tips & hints & places to go etc. He taught us how to use the subway & helped purchase our tickets in a few minutes that would have taken us longer to work out ourselves. He rode the subway with us to take us to sights to see & photograph so we saw firsthand how simple & convenient the subway is. We used the subway multiple times every day after that. Our tour finished at 3pm on Christmas Eve (thanks Marc for fitting us in!) We had our photos well within the 48-hour time frame even with Christmas & we couldn’t be happier. The photos on the Brooklyn Bridge looked as though there was no one on the bridge but us…but it was actually packed. If you are prepared to listen to Marc & get into place quickly you’ll have some fantastic photos that you would never get yourself.
One tip: try to plan your tour on your first full day in New York so that you get the overview of the City & most importantly the subway as well as knocking a few sights off your list early. Highly recommend Marc-he is energetic, funny & full of ideas & tips & his photos were great.
Amazing tour with great photos
Absolutely an amazing way to start your time in New York City. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, learnt heaps about where to go (and not to go), how to use the subway which we used every day since.
Highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting a great waking tour of New York with great photos to cherish the memories.
This was my family’s first trip to NY. We booked our tour based on the reviews, and we were not disappointed. Kennedy is a fabulous tour guide and takes beautiful pictures. We had some rain on our tour, but that did not stop us from having an amazing experience and wonderful pictures. As first timers to the city, it was perfect that we booked the tour for our first day. Kennedy gave us some ideas for dining and sightseeing that were great. He even taught us how to use the subway!
Booked as recommended for our 1st day in NYC. Kennedy was excellent & introduced us to the city by way of the subway and restaurants. The photos have made our holiday complete. The memories when we look at these will be priceless. Thank you.
A Great Time
This was actually my second time on the tour. Last year I did it with my teenage daughters and loved it so much I did it again this year with my wife. She loved it too!
You cover a lot of ground in NYC, see a lot, and learn a lot. The cherry on top is that you also get wonderful photos (with you in them!) in iconic New York places and circumstances that you would not otherwise get.
My wife set her personal record of ‘likes’ with photos posted from the tour. That says it all.
Take this New York City Tour-you won’t be sorry!
Everyone should do this
This was the best decision I made in planning a trip to New York. Marc is knowledgeable, fun and makes sure you get the tour you want. I’d suggest following his recommendations, we got to see neighborhoods and parts of the city that we never would have gone through ourselves. It is the difference between being a tourist and really getting to experience a place. Wandering through SoHo, the Village, the Upper East Side, ducking into the Plaza and getting recommendations on bars, music and food helped make our trip. Marc wasn’t a goofy, overly cheery guide – he knew all about the places we were going, didn’t feed us a line of bull about things to see and gave us some of the history of the city that we were really hoping for on the tour. We set a good pace and Marc made sure we saw things we were interested in while getting some amazing pictures. New York deserves more than a selfie stick and we couldn’t be happier with our pictures. Marc managed to make it look like we were alone on the Brooklyn Bridge which probably deserves a standing ovation from everyone who has ever tried to do the same. He was also patient enough to get some specific poses we wanted. I read the reviews recommending doing this your first day and I couldn’t agree more. You learn about the subway, get an idea of what you want to see and then it’s easier to do everything else. When friends ask about my recommendations to go to New York I will tell them pack the comfiest walking shoes you own and book this tour.
Christmas in New York
I cannot say enough good things about our Tour Guide, Kennedy and Photo Trek Tours. This was our first trip to New York, and it was the beginning of December so you can imagine the crowds. Kennedy took us to all the hot spots, took great photos and showed us short cuts for later in the weekend and even recommended restaurants. This tour is a must!
This was my 2nd time-Because it’s just that great!
I attended this tour in 2008, sent my parents on it when they went to NYC in 2009 and I again this went this past weekend. It is such a great tour, lots of fun, great photos and informative photographer. The tour focuses on things you most want to capture and gives you unforgettable keepsake photos.
My now, fiancé and I took the tour early Saturday morning, which turned out to be the best because it wasn’t too busy and offered us a lot more opportunities than the afternoon mob crowd would have. He captured wonderful pictures and even caught the proposal at the end for us. Overall, this tour was once again amazing and something I recommend to anyone going to NYC.
Mothers and Daughters Christmas Shopping Weekend
I had done this activity with my husband six years previously so when I visited NYC this year on a Mothers & Daughters trip it was the first activity I booked for us…. loved it then and our group loved it this time. Jesse’s energy and enthusiasm was matched only by our own! she goes out of her way to ensure you see lots of interesting places and she takes the best photos ever of your Big Apple trip.
Can’t recommend it highly enough it was just the best fun ….and with great photographic memories to treasure forever!
Dress for the weather synonymous with the time of year …. best if the ladies resist taking their handbags, they just get in the way of clean-line pics. Wearing nice coordinated colours and sun glasses produce cool results too.
Marc was amazing
Marc immediately put us at ease, so we forgot we were being photographed half the time! He is a knowledgeable New Yorker who not only answered almost all of our questions but also gave us loads of hints and tips and places to explore for the rest of our stay in the city. He was informative, fun and good company as well as being a pretty good photographer! Thank you! Sam & Toby
Wedding day perfection
We met Jesse at the city clerk’s office, where he kindly acted as our witness for the ceremony. She took some wonderful pictures there and put us both at ease. We then proceeded to tour New York, taking some excellent pictures and giving us the best memories that we could have asked for. Thank you sooooo much!!!
Excellent customized photography tour
Jesse, our guide was punctual, friendly and knows to make us feel comfortable. Best to know what sites you want to cover beforehand so they can include whatever is possible within the time duration as there are plenty to see!
Everything you wish if you can keep up the pace
We asked for a lot and got a lot. But we needed to hurry a little bit since we wanted so much in only 2 hours. We got stunning photos. We highly recommend the tour. But take your time. It’s not a problem for your photographer to keep up, but probably for you if you don’t do so. Best regards from Switzerland.
Great way to see NYC and have great pics too!
My girlfriend and I wanted to see NYC without the hassle of getting on a bus and spending our day with a ton of strangers. Jesse was great! She was funny and knowledgeable and he took amazing pictures that we will cherish forever. She also gave us great tips on neighborhoods to see and how to get around the city in an efficient way. Highly HIGHLY recommended!————————————-
I highly encourage anyone to go on this tour, it was fantastic. Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable he had fantastic tips for getting around, eating, great ideas to make the rest of our stay in New York as memorable as possible. And the photos he took were fabulous. If you want a fantastic New York experience I highly recommend going on the photo trek tour.
Our guide Marc was very knowledgeable with the best sites to take photos as we did the walking tour from Times Square, Central Station, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge and views of the NY City. The photo quality turned out brilliant. Highly recommend this tour.
Great time on a lovely NYC day
The meeting location was easy to find and ideal. Kennedy is an expert regarding New York and its history and its present day. I thoroughly enjoyed my time and after a few visits to the Big Apple now have photos of me at great locations. I would highly recommend to anyone single, couples and group enabling photos taken with expertise in great places.
This is a must!!!!
Marc Samuels was a great guide who made the best memories of this trip for me, my Mom and sisters! I will be recommending this to everyone I know who wants to visit NYC and come home with some great memories to look upon for years to come!!!
Thank you Marc!!!!!
This was a fantastic tour we took on our first day in New York. Kennedy showed us places and details we may not have seen otherwise. We took some really fun pictures gained some great insider knowledge about the city that helped us plan the remainder of our trip. Thanks so much!!!
Jesse knew exactly what she was doing. Central park, the Brooklyn Bridge and elsewhere made for perfect backdrops. We thought it was going to me just a vacation photographer taking our photos. It was so much more. What a great memory of our Honeymoon in New York City.
Great photo tour of NYC
We really enjoyed this tour. Saw all the major sites and had great pictures taken there. Wear good shoes it is a walking tour and covers a lot of ground. We had a lot of fun and would highly recommend it. We got our pictures within 48 hours after the tour.
Great tour and even better pictures
Thank you Marc! A great experience for me and my two kids. Marc has a lot of great insight on NYC and recommended places to go and see. I would not have taken the subway without your help! The pictures are fantastic. Allowed me to get some great pics of me and my kids in that I would never have been able to get. I would recommend this to anyone looking to have some memorable pictures to remember your trip to NYC. Thanks again.
Awesome way to document our honeymoon…
We would highly recommend everyone to do this at the start of your visit to NYC…Kennedy helped us understand the subways, gave us info on the city… Make sure you wear comfy trainers as you cover so much ground in 3hours… Brilliant experience we will never forget… Plus have the photos to remember it by… Amazing.
We booked this tour for our daughter’s 15th Birthday. Kennedy did a great job showing us around the city. The whole family had a wonderful time. Very memorable you will not be disappointed! Our daughter loves her pictures. Thank you!!
AN ABSOLUTE MUST DO IN THE CITY!
On our recent trip to New York City we booked a Private Personal Photo Tour with PhotoTrek tours. It was an incredible experience; our tour guide Marc took us on a journey of the city that we could have never done and seen on our own. One of the biggest reason we booked the tour was because of the photos, we rarely get photo of the two of us together on vacations because I am normally taking the pictures. It was a great experience to get to see lots of New York City and have someone taking photos of us all along the way. The photos we got are awesome. Our guide was knowledgeable of the city and did a great job recommending places for us to see and visit on the rest of our trip. All along our tour our guide gave us facts about the area, showed us areas not every tourist would know existed, answered tons of questions we had, engaged in great conversation, and provided us with amazing memories of our trip through photos. Anyone planning a trip to the city, whether it’s your first time like ours or a return visit should definitely book this tour…..take it from us it will be money well spent and give you wonderful photos to remember your visit for years to come.
Would recommend my friends
Just great. There was a lot of room to shape the time the way we liked. The photograph (Kennedy) was friendly, professional and worked hard. The photos worked out very well.
We saw a few places in the city that we didn’t know yet. It was a fun experience (with lasting memories!)
Fun tour, Great photos
We had much fun seeing different parts of New York and the photos were fantastic and will provide great memories of our time in New York. Not just a vacation photographer but a wonderful tour on New York City.
Outstanding – Highly Recommend
My daughter and I came to NYC to visit colleges & decided to do this tour not only to have keepsake photos, but also to have a local resident handy for 2 hours in order to get oriented in the city. Our photo tour guide, Marc, was a wealth of information. In addition to getting professional photos in landmark areas of NYC, in between he showed us how to navigate the subway system, get our metro passes, gave us insider tips of where to eat & go for entertainment (historic old stone street, The Garage in Greenwich Village, and east village were all winners) as well as what areas to avoid. It was like having a human Fodor’s take our professional photos on a guided trek through NYC. The photos turned out to be beautiful – so many good ones it will be impossible to isolate some chosen few to frame. I cannot say enough good things about this tour. Worth every penny and then some.
Fun, fun, fun
Our photographers were amazing. They were informative and fun! An overall great experience.
Great. Kennedy was great. Exceeded my expectations.
After doing much research on tours in NYC we chose PhotoTrek tours based on all the positive reviews it had. We wanted a personalized approach to seeing the city. Our 3 hour Best of New York experience was very much in keeping with all the other positive reviews. Marc is an awesome tour guide and talented photographer. He took beautiful photos quickly without interrupting the pace of the tour. Even my husband who isn’t fond of picture taking enjoyed it! Marc gave us such a good orientation to the NYC subway that we were able to take the subway all over Manhattan or the rest of our trip. I would not hesitate in recommending Marc and PhotoTrek Tours to anybody visiting NYC. It’s the best way to go!
Amazing pictures and tour
We had a wonderful tour with Kennedy. He shared so much information with us and took amazing pictures that we will treasure always. I could not have asked for better pictures to capture our first trip to New York. Kennedy is so friendly and knowledgeable on the city. He shared tons of interesting facts and info that we would never have known if we had not done this tour. I highly recommend anyone who would like beautiful pictures to capture their trip and see some pretty amazing spots to book this tour. Thank you Kennedy!! We loved it!!
Amazing experience !!!
it’s a fantastic experience in New York City, we went to Time Square, Central Park, the subway, Brooklyn Bridge…
Jesse is a good and professional photographer, I recommend this tour to everybody. It’s a different way to visit New York. I think I will do it again!!!!
Great photographic memories forever – awesome!
Just completed my second tour with Marc & Phototrek only this time with my family of 5. Three teenage kids are sometimes difficult to manage in group photos but Marc seem to know exactly what he was doing and the kids co-operated much to my delight. Thankfully this tour kicked off our New York experience where Marc was most helpful with subway tickets, places to go & how to get there, restaurant tips & suggestions (which only a local would know). We enjoyed much of New York’s great sights & iconic locations while being photographed along the way. The images were completed and downloaded the same day. I now have so many professional good-quality shots to choose from with the most amazing backdrops of New York. Thank you Marc for persevering with my large family and the extra attention given to us on the day. I will cherish these memories forever. Linda
Recommended by a number of co-workers
I was recommended to Marc through some co-workers as a must do excursion while in NYC. Great to do on your first day since Marc helps you navigate the city and understand how to use the subway system. He was personable and very informative. His tour made us feel much more comfortable in the big city and allowed us to squeeze in so much in an extended weekend. His photos were excellent and will be used in a variety of ways to remember our special trip. Couldn’t recommend him any higher!
No Better Way To Experience NYC
Over the last several years, we have taken several different high school foreign exchange students on Phototrek tours. It is always the highlight of our NYC visits. There is simply no better way to see the city “up close and personal”. The fact that it is a customizable tour means you can focus on the areas in which you are interested. Or, if you have no preferences, your guide will make sure you have a well-rounded tour. You will also gain insight in how to navigate the city as well as what to see and what to avoid.
This was our first tour with Kennedy as our guide. He did an amazing job, and we have wonderful pictures & memories from our day. This is generally a 2 – 3 hour tour but you get to see and do so much in that short amount of time. A Phototrek tour is a must!!! I think the fact that we have done the Phototrek tour multiple times speaks for its self.
This photo tour will NOT disappoint! Our guide, Kennedy, was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. It was just me and my ten-year-old daughter who went on this tour. It was FREEZING outside and I forgot my daughter’s scarf 🙁 Kennedy immediately took off his scarf and gave it to her! (and it matched perfectly!) I wish you could see the photos … then you would know what a great photographer he is! It had snowed the day before and we went to Central Park … it was SOOO beautiful! We both had on red coats and the backdrop of the beautiful white snow was stunning. People commented that the photos were so perfect that we looked photo-shopped in! Kennedy taught us many things about NYC (did you know there’s a cupcake ATM?!) He was funny and sweet and made us feel safe and comfortable! The pictures are absolutely priceless! My husband was initially hesitant about the price, but when he saw the photos he said “wow! that was worth it!” … and he does not part with his money easily, so that’s a HUGE compliment 🙂 In closing, I just want to say: if you have any hesitation about spending the money on this tour, just DO IT! You will NOT be disappointed!!! Thanks Kennedy for a fabulous experience and amazing photos!!
Bezaubernde Fotos / unvergessliche Erinnerungen
Wir haben diese Tour für den Einstig unseres NYC Aufenthalts gebucht. Entstanden sind wunderschöne, tolle, bezaubernde und nie in vergessen geratene Fotos voller Erinnerungen und Freude an die tolle Zeit in NYC. Ich kann diese Tour von herzen jedem Empfehlen. Es ist das Geld mehr als wert. Marc hat uns viel über die Stadt erzählt. Er ist ein professioneller Fotograf und Stadtführer.
Einzig und wenn überhaupt kann angemerkt werden, dass er ein wenig ausgelaugt den Eindruck erweckte. Jedoch kann man über das bei den vielen anderen Vorzügen darüber hinweg sehen. Nochmals vielen Dank für die super Tour in die wunderschönen Fotos.
My girlfriends and I planned a girl’s trip to NYC and while looking for things to do on our trip, we found the Photo Trek Tours and we booked it. We had an amazing time, and our tour guide/photographer Jesse did a great job of showing us around the city. We saw so many places that we wouldn’t have seen without her, and she was very knowledgeable about NYC and he was so helpful, showing us how to work the subway, and giving us maps of the city and telling us new areas to explore and see. It was a great experience and I would absolutely do it again.
PhotoTrek Tour was awesome! Tour guide shared a lot of information about each area we visited in addition to taking countless photos. Shots were very creative and some were even a little daring! 🙂 Definitely recommend this tour for anyone visiting NYC!
ES UN EXCELENTE SERVICIO!!!
DESDE LA CONTRATACION DEL SERVICIO, EL SEGUIMIENTO, LA CONFIRMACION, LA PUNTUALIDAD Y SOBRE TODO LA ATENCION PERSONALIZADA DE MARC ES EXCELENTE. LA CALIDAD DE LAS FOTOS ES MUY BUENA Y LOS LUGARES TAMBIEN.
EN POCO TIEMPO SE CONOCE MUCHO Y CON FOTOS.
A VERY HAPPY EXPERIENCE
My friend and I hired the services of Kennedy and cannot be more professional.
They were two hours and made 150 photos. We strolled through downtown NY and then took the subway to Central Park to finish in Brooklyn Bridge. Certainly, I will repeat the experience
Our photo tour with Marc was wonderful, we met in the city and he immediately begun to take our picture. The tour itself was quite fast paced and we covered a fair bit of space in a short amount of time. Marc gave us tips on how to navigate around the city as well as some handy information on cool places to check out. We got some excellent photos and would definitely recommend!
Great Photos Capturing a Memorable Trip
Marc did a great job of providing historical context and perspective while taking photos that will be treasured by our family for many years to come. I would highly recommend this tour. We scheduled an 8 am tour so the streets were a little quieter and the lighting was great. Marc was professional and courteous checking with each of us throughout the tour that he was capturing the memories we wanted.
Jesse was amazing….HIGHLY recommend!!! Vacation photographer and private tour together Brilliant!
This is the perfect to do it!
Kennedy, our photographer, was Great!
So much fun!
Mark tailored the tour for us to make sure and hit the best places, especially the decorations for Christmas! We loved all the photos and all of the advice he gave us along the way. Well worth it!
We were given great historical information during our tour! Everything we saw we were given information on and boy did we cover a lot of ground! So well worth it! And the photos we received taken during the tour are priceless! See the city with someone that knows the city!!! I Highly recommend this tour!! You won’t regret it!
Great Tour…Great Photos
I would recommend this tour with Jesse to anyone. I love to take pictures and these pictures of our family all around NYC were stunning! She took us to some out of the way areas that we would never have gone on our own. I highly recommend this!!
Perfect tour of New York for International tourist
This photo tour was perfect for our very short stay in this vast city. Without Marc and his knowledge of his home land, we would never have covered as much ground and got the best photos on our own. We, Glenn and Joy Woods from Queensland Australia, thoroughly recommend this photo tour. Marc was more than a tour guide. He became our friend. The tour was safe, fast and fun. Do it. You won’t regret it.
I’m terrible about taking pictures so having someone do it for us to get some memorable photos was perfect. We had a great time and enjoyed visiting parts of the city we would not have discovered on our own.
This was the best tour! Whether you are in town for a short trip or longer one, you should do this tour. Marc is the quintessential New Yorker who combines interesting stories and history with his humor and outstanding photos. You will absolutely love the quality of your pictures. And, the turnaround time is fast. Marc sent a link and zip file within 36 hrs. We spent a little time in Central Park, Upper East Side, SoHo, Brooklyn Bridge, the Village, and Times Square. Do this tour early in your stay so you’ll know where you’d like to return for further exploration. Marc was very personable and professional, with a quick wit and fast pace. I’ll be doing this again with my other daughter, when she turns 16, in a few years:)
Worth it and so much more.
My friend and I were recommended to check this tour and we are so glad that we did. First Kennedy is awesome. He knows what he’s doing and is personable and knowledgeable. I really recommend that you do the tour early into your trip (we did our first day) because he shows you how to use the subway (if you don’t know already) and he told us of some things to check out that we didn’t even know about.
And lastly but so important the pictures are really really great.
central park time square
nice trip inside new york for nice pictures to recommend. Great job by our vacation photographer, tour guide Jesse.
Must do for first timers in NYC!
My boyfriend and I are so glad that we did this tour. Not only did we get a private tour of the city we got wonderful pictures to remember our trip by. I highly recommend doing this tour at the very beginning of your visit. Marc, our guide was friendly, energetic and very knowledgeable. He made us feel very comfortable taking pictures all over the city. He also gave us great tips of what to see, do, eat and where to go. A very invaluable part of the tour was learning to use the Subway as neither of us had ever been on one before. All in all well worth the time and money! Thank you Marc for a memorable experience as well as the great pictures!
Kennedy was punctual, knowledgeable and fun. Would highly recommend.
A must do while in New York
This tour was the highlight of our trip. My husband and I were on our honeymoon and had this tour with Mark the second day. Not only did Mark show us all the sights in New York, but he also taught us how to use the subway and have us some tips on taking greats pics with our new camera. Mark was extremely knowledgeable and without him we would not have seen 99% of New York. The pictures were delivered to our email the same day and were unbelievably good. This is Definitely a must so while in New York and is definitely worth the money.
Worth every penny!!!!!!
We travel a fair bit and were sick of coming home with a camera full of selfies. So, I found this tour online and it sounded perfect for us. Marc was fantastic!! He is very knowledgeable about the city and open to molding his tour around what we wanted to do. He showed us around, talked about the areas we visited, and recommended certain places and activities he thought we’d like. All while snapping a ton of pictures. The next day he emailed us both a gallery and a digital file of all the pictures he took. All were an amazing quality and of over 75 shots, I’d say there are at least 45 in the bunch that would be worth blowing up and framing. All in all it was a great experience and I would highly recommend it to anybody.
Great New York Experience!
Kennedy was our guide and photographer. We were a family of 4 with two teenage daughters. He made the entire experience fun for everyone! The girls were so excited to do this and once we saw the pictures, we were more than pleased we did. Kennedy has a great personality and talked easily with all of us. I’m not sure if he “touched up” the pictures, but it was so hot the day we did it and we were all drenched but you can’t tell from the pictures. I love taking pictures, but I’m never in any so this was the best thing we could have done. We have 130 beautiful pictures and I got to be in most of them and we all look better than if I’d have taken them! Plus, Kennedy knew all the “right” places to stand and best lighting. We highly recommend this experience!
fun, relaxed, historical knowledge, interesting
Kennedy presented the history of Brooklyn Bridge in an interesting way. Really considerate (help taking picture, navigating the way to the next station after tour individually), the whole tour was rounded by chocolate trying in Brooklyn neighborhood.
A must do when in New York
So glad I booked this, not just for the excellent photos but also for the native New Yorker information. I booked it for the beginning of our stay (myself and adult granddaughter) and I’m so glad I did. Without it we would have been travelling by taxi everywhere as we were very nervous of the subways, and had decided not to use them Marc took us to the subway, helped us buy a ticket and explained everything to us. After this we used them every day and loved it. We visited many out of the way places that we wanted to see with Marc that would have taken all day on our own. I definitely recommend, but be aware it is fast paced! blisters the next day! 🙂
Kennedy was excellent at taking my details of wanting to propose to my gf in New York. He kept everything professional but entertaining along the way. He nailed the shot and set up the perfect place for my proposal.
Great tour, great guide, great fun
Great introductory tour of New York, as shown both landmarks and hidden gems. Moves quickly, and can accommodate requests. Strongly recommend any traveler to undertake as Marc has a great insight into New York and gives great tips along the way (wrt events, restaurants and bars) Our group had a ball and was the perfect way to start our US adventure., with everything caught on camera.
Great way to experience New York City
My 14 year old daughter and I loved our tour with Marc. He made it very informative and lots of fun. I was so happy that we could get pictures of both of us in New York. I never would have gone to the Brooklyn Bridge, but I am so glad we did. Marc gave great recommendations for restaurants and other sightseeing opportunities. And then we got the photos and we couldn’t have been more pleased! I highly recommend taking a photo tour with PhotoTrek Tours.
perfect souvenir of our 25th wedding anniversary
Fabulous photos – delighted! Thank you, Jesse!
Best way to see New York
This was a great experience. Mark our photographer and guide knew his way around New York and helped get a much better feel for areas off the tourist trails. The photos turned out great. We would strongly recommend this to everyone.
Wonderful walking tour yet again with Marc!
This was our third walking photo tour with Marc. Each time we visit NYC, I request specifically that Marc be our photo guide because each tour with him has been so positive. He is knowledgeable and very willing to accommodate, so that each time we have an experience tailored to our interests. I cannot say enough about how wonderful his pictures are -without fail.
This is definitely my favorite souvenir from each of our visits! Thank you Marc!
Love our pictures!
You can’t go wrong with hiring phototrek. It was a great way to capture our anniversary trip. I only wish we were able to change shirts or something so they weren’t all the same. Get ready to do a lot of walking in a short time.
New York Photo Tour
This was the best tour we took during our week’s visit to NYC. Excellent, useful and helpful information given. Plenty of pointers where to eat, to visit and what to do. Marc entertaining and full of knowledge. Brilliant 3 hours.
What a wonderful experience! Kennedy (our photographer) was extremely knowledgeable and gave lots of information on our 3 hour walking tour about New York and was more than happy to answer any questions we had. We have some fantastic photos of us as a family group and also of our boys (aged 19 and 16) on their own in places where we wouldn’t have taken photos. We covered a lot of ground in the 3 hours so you need comfortable footwear.
Loved this walking / photo tour with. Marc !!!!
This was a fabulous walking tour – just sorry that we couldn’t have done it earlier on in our stay – so I’d recommend it as early as possible when you get to NY – cos Marc will show you all the best spots to check out & you’ll want to revisit !!! Also leave all bags behind !!! They are just a BIG pain in the arse !!! You’ll only need a tiny purse / wallet !!! Maybe Marc you could put that in your booking info ??? But we really loved this tour !!! It was informative – fun – interesting & real from a true local !!! We were recommended it & would do the same for anyone going to NY who wanted to see some of the quirky & best bits !!! Just wish we’d had more time to go back & check out some of the places he showed us !!!! Looooved it !!!! Especially the Brooklyn bridge !!!!
An excellent tour!
We were recommended by some friends to do this tour. It was worth every cent! A great way to see New York, and the photos were fantastic! Lots of different locations and variation of angles and ideas! Overall, would definitely recommend this tour to everyone!
A Delightful Morning in NYC
My husband and I took this tour as an overview on our first trip to NYC. Kennedy was a lot of fun and really seemed to enjoy showing us around. The locations and itinerary were well thought out but Kennedy was also willing to go a little out of the way to get some photos we specifically requested. He answered our questions and was very personable. We really enjoyed the tour and the pictures are a wonderful keepsake from our trip.
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Especially great for first time visitors to the city.
We really enjoyed the Photo Trek Tour. Mark is very knowledgeable and shared a lot of history and gave us information on different activities we may enjoy. We had a group of 6 and we had well over 200 photos. He had great suggestions for our pictures and was agreeable to anything we suggested. Our group ranged in age from 24 to 54. Everyone enjoyed and we have gotten a lot of comments about the pictures we shared from the tour.
Fabulous Tour with Marc around NY!!
My girlfriends and I enjoyed a great tour with Marc! This was our first day in NY and we learned a lot in the 2 hours we toured. Lots of great photos that we could not have taken ourselves and lots of great advice on things to see and do the rest of our week! Would definitely recommend this tour!
We were in New York to celebrate our 40th birthdays. Kennedy has taken a lot of great pictures of our group. A highlight of our trip to New York. Great pictures and tour.
I have great photos!
We recommend enthusiastically Photo Trek Tours. Jesse is very professional and friendly and now we have great photos in New York!! 😉
My wife and I decided that we wanted some pictures of ourselves when we visited New York recently but with neither us really like being herded around so after doing a few searches we found various recommendations for this tour.
Everything went very smoothly from the booking process to receiving the information about the initial meeting point.
The tour started off well, our photographer, Marc, was waiting for us so there was no standing around wondering if every tourist with a camera was our guy. After he suggested some spots and we agreed with him on what we were looking for we headed off onto the Times Square, Central Park, Upper East Side and Brooklyn Bridge.
Marc was pretty chatty during the tour, giving some welcome hints and tips about getting around New York, areas to eat etc and was kind enough to give us easy directions to the River Cafe where we had a reservation that night.
The photos were delivered to my email later the same day and I was able to download them to my laptop without any problems and I was quite impressed by the quality and framing of the shots, it was hard to believe that in some of the pictures taken on the Brooklyn Bridge we weren’t the only ones there.
All in all, I would heartily recommend this tour to anyone who doesn’t want to spend all their time asking strangers to take their group pictures whilst they are in New York.
We are tourists from Germany. The tour was expensive but we enjoyed it! The photos are great and we learned a lot about New York. Our guide was very friendly!
Great tour!! Strongly recommend!!
I would strongly recommend this photo tour. We received 195 pictures of my husband and I with our children. The color was great, the pictures were fantastic. I was so happy not to have to drag my camera all over NYC. There is a lot if walking but well worth it. Kennedy was a great tour guide and was very friendly. He knew the city and where to get great shots. These pictures will be great memories for us.
My husband and I decided to book a phototrek tour to commemorate our first trip to New York together (without kids!).We were searching for a tour of New York, however, the typical group tours do not appeal to us – then we discovered Phototrek tours. The tours were highly recommended and came with great reviews, so we gave it a shot. We loved it! Our photographer, Marc, was amazing – so informative and pleasant. He provided us with options for our preferences ie Grand Central Station vs SOHO…other areas we visited included Central Park, Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, subway stations, Upper West Side….so much fun. Marc showed us the ropes for the Subway, gave us a suggested itinerary for the rest of the day and restaurant / tourist hotspots. The photos were stunning. We recommend good walking footwear, comfortable clothing, the least amount of baggage possible (i.e. coats, backpacks) – Marc moves quickly to maximize your time with him and coats and bags can get in the way and slow you down. We had an 8 AM tour…perfect time….quiet and cool in the morning and amazing morning sun! Also, a recent tip I used with the tour, try and wear clothing that can be modified throughout the photo shoot…i.e. ladies, dress it up or down with a scarf…and guys…a nice vest/hat, etc. to change up some photos. We would love to thank Marc for such a wonderful experience and so many memories (over 100!!!!). A definite 5-star tour highly recommended!!!
Best NYC Tour Ever
We have been to NYC multiple times and taken this tour multiple times (with different guests) and it is always the highlight of our trips. We threw Marc a couple of curves this time with regards to logistics and he handled them with ease. That’s the beauty of this tour; it’s yours to customize. A great way to see the city up close and personal — plus we have 150 great pictures of us all over NYC! If you do only one tour in NYC; do this one. I highly, highly recommend it!!!
Awesome time and beautiful photos!!!!!!!
We had an incredible time taking our family pics with Kennedy. He is AWESOME!!!! We chose the two-hour tour. On our tour we went to Times Square, Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Brooklyn. We had over 160 pics. They are fabulous!!!!!!! Kennedy was very informative and took pics everywhere. I would highly recommend this tour to EVERYBODY!!!!!!!! Kennedy will take you anywhere that you want to go!!!!!!!!! 🙂
Great tour and great photos!
The tour provided a great overview of several neighborhoods within the city and lots of historical and cultural detail. Our tour leader, Marc, is a very knowledgeable and personable guy, fun to tour with, and easy to work with. We threw him a curve ball at the last minute with my Muscular Dystrophy (which affects my activity levels), and he was able to modify the tour on the fly to accommodate my needs. We love the photos, and highly recommend the tour to everyone!
outstanding intro to NYC
what a fantastic way to get a feel for the city of NY, and have your photo taken too. Marc our guide was simply fabulous. He was fun, quirky, and really loves his home town. we were a group of 5 girlfriends and we did the 3-hour tour. the time simply flew by. we had all been to NY previously but some of us has had not been there for years. this was my 3rd trip and i still saw and did new things. Walking over the brooklyn bridge was a highlight, as was going into Grand Central. Touring Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights were a bonus! Central Park and 5th Avenue etc. were fun too. Notwithstanding we were staying in the neighbourhood, Marc still showed us some places that we would not have seen otherwise! Highly recommend this tour for any visitor to the city of new york
Fantastic Tour – Would definitely recommend!
This tour was the best decision we made, it was the first thing we did when we arrived in New York and we couldn’t have picked a better way to start our trip. Marc was very helpful, especially for two sisters who didn’t know their way around the city, and the photos are fantastic. He showed us how to use the subway and pointed out to us the option of purchasing the weekly unlimited metro ticket for $31 which saved us at least $35 in subway fares let alone what it must have saved us in taxi fares. Being a local he knew a lot of interesting things to tell us and told us about some great places to eat. All round – I would highly recommend this tour & Marc to anyone.
LOVED THIS TOUR. Jesse was great. She was on time, personable, knew and loved the city. We had a great time seeing the city in a way we would not have had the chance to. I love getting my picture taken, but seems so boring when it is only myself or my husband in the photo. I hate to ask strangers to help. This is the perfect option. It was very cold on Saturday, but that didn’t stop her. The pictures are fun. I am having some of them converted to canvas, but out of the 100+ I am having problems deciding which ones. They are all so good.
We were a group of 14, 7 gymnastic girls, age 12 and parents. Marc tailored a tour for us that was so much fun. It was great to be able to just follow him around and not have to worry about getting lost with such a large group. The girls had a blast and were calling Marc our own Paparazzi. We saw parts of the city we probably wouldn’t on our own. Marc took photos of the girls as a group and each parent and child for some really great memories! He was fun and we all had a great time. I would do this tour again myself and will definitely recommend it!!
Thanks for the great memories and photos!!
I booked the tour with Marc as I was planning to propose to my girlfriend on our trip to New York. He was more than happy to take photos of my proposal and provided some excellent suggestions for some great locations to pop the question. Marc was very easy to communicate with, even from the other side of the world and he was very quick to respond to any questions. We met at the recommended location and he was there on time and ready to take us through his tour of the city. We were given a lot of good tips on how to get around and where to eat and also some general things only a local would know. He had our photos ready almost immediately and even though we didn’t get to view them until we got back home it was fun showing family and friends the shots from the tour. Traveling as a couple we would never have been able to take the photos Marc took of us specially the ones of my proposal. To top it off she said YES and I have some great photos to remember our special day. All-in-all the tour was definitely worth it and it is perfect for first time visitors like ourselves. We really enjoyed it and can’t thank and recommend Marc enough.
A fun walk around town
We did this tour at the end of our holiday which was good and bad as Kennedy had some great ideas for restaurants to eat at. We had been to most of the places he took us to, but it was great that we could go again and have photos with both of us in them. Great tour and great photos
My wife and i went on this tour, we met with Marc our tour guide at a previously arranged location. ( A theatre in Times Square) Marc was very professional and made us feel instantly at ease. Marc gave us a few options of where we could go on the tour and allowed us to see the places we wanted. Marc was full of interesting facts about New York and advised us of places to eat and drink that we probably would never have found on our own. We got nearly 150 beautiful photographs that captured our first time in The BIg Apple. Marc was a lovely guy and really knew what he was doing, I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants beautiful reminders of their time in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. THIS TOUR IS A MUST
Repeat trip! Another amazing success!
Marc captured our family trip to NYC perfectly! We concentrated mostly on Central Park, and it was amazing how many of the photos made it look like we were the only family in the park. Loved the park feel with the amazing skyline in the background. Our 4 children range from 11-15 years old and we only had mild grumblings from our 11-year-old (and even that was at the end of the 2 hours!). Marc makes it feel like an informative NYC tour vs. a photo shoot, yet I have well over 200 photos…all worthy of framing. Thanks, Marc!
I highly recommend this to all, It was our first visit to The Big Apple and our guide was so informative with lots of tips about this beautiful city and we got over 100 lovely pictures to show and friends and family in New Zealand and Aussie the next day on Facebook.
well worth it! Jesse rocks, great tour. WEAR RUNNING SHOES — you’re going to see a lot!!
Tour and photographer were excellent.
Marc was quick and efficient, took great pictures, responded to our likes, and provided excellent advice about what to see/ do in NYC, how to get around, and what to think twice about doing. Highly recommend Marc.
Will definitely recommend!
The photos turned out great, the tour was also amazing. We saw so much in a short amount of time that we would’ve never found on our own and got great advice from our guide. This will be one of the moments I remember first and forever when thinking about our trip to nyc. I will definitely recommend this activity!
it worth every cent and more
Jesse is an excellent guide, Makes your experience in New York, really unforgettable, we cannot wait to return and take the photo tour in other zones!! DO IT!!!
We went on the phototrek tour for our honeymoon trip to New York. Marc was so much fun and very informative. We crammed so much into the 3 hours and have amazing pictures as a result which will serve as wonderful memories for years to come.
I cannot recommend Marc and Phototrek enough – highlight of our trip. We are already thinking about our next trip to NYC and which areas we would like to visit with Marc next. A huge thank you to Marc for an amazing experience.
A once in a lifetime experience!
Our photographer, Mark, met us on time and we had a short discussion about what we wanted to do. So, we were able to tailor our 2-hour tour to exactly what we wanted. His pace was good, and he took so many pictures of us in a variety of configurations. The shots in the middle of the street with the taxi were so creative! We traveled between neighborhoods by subway, which was a new experience for some in our group. But Mark took good care of us. The walk across the Brooklyn Bridge was freezing cold, but we were so glad we did it. The pictures were amazing! He made a CD for each of us in our group (since we all live in different cities), and delivered them to our hotel the next day. This was truly a once in a lifetime thing, and we were very glad we booked this tour!
We spent 2hours on a cold November morning with Kennedy and had a blast! He kept us moving, he kept us interested – we didn’t even feel the temperature.
Would very much recommend this as a neat way to see the city and to capture memories along the way. Marc has a series of reliable photo ops along the way and he is very open to ideas and suggestions.
The pictures that we got back were terrific…highly recommend. 2hrs is probably the ideal amount of time…
My daughter booked a phototrek tour in NYC for my 60th birthday surprise! I was absolutely amazed at how fun and interesting it was. Not only did we get so many amazing pictures, but our photographer Mark also gave us an action packed 2-hour tour of the City from Times Square, to Central Park, Upper East Side to the Brooklyn Bridge and ended down in SoHo. I have never seen so much of New York City in 2 hours, including riding the subway, and we have a beautiful photo diary of this memorable occasion. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a lasting memory of their trip to the Big Apple!
Fantastic Photos of New York Forever
Wow after 6 trips to New York I finally have amazing photos that I have always wanted. I wish I had got onto this tour earlier. we have awesome shots of Central park in all its Fall splendour. Kennedy knows exactly where to shoot from in order to capture the park, the city and different landmarks. Also, fabulous shots in different neighbourhoods and the Brooklyn Bridge of course. Worth every cent, everyone should do this tour. Thanks for the memories Kennedy!
The photo tour was amazing! Our guide/photographer Kennedy was so much fun and extremely knowledgeable. We highly recommend this experience. Would love to photo trek again. Thanks!
I loved the photos the tour and Jesse was helpful with giving us tidbits of information about where we were and where to eat, how to use the subway while we were in New York… She was fantastic. My husband and I decided we would do this every time we go somewhere we didn’t have to lug the camera around either to take pictures.
A great way to get pictures of you in NYC
My spouse and I toured all around the city with Kennedy, as it was our first day in NYC it was a great introduction to all the sites some of which we went back to afterwards to actually explore. The tour guide was knowledgeable about the city and its local it’s for food & fun without the crowds. A great way to spend half a day!
Great Photos and Tour
Marc was a great. My husband and I were in NYC for our honeymoon. We took great pictures in Times Square, in the subway, Central Park, a picture in front of the Plaza Hotel which was used in Home Alone and the Brooklyn Bridge. He also took us to a quieter part of NYC near the Central Park with some really nice Brownstones. All the pictures were awesome and really nice shots were taken. Marc sent us the link to the pictures the same day of the tour. This tour is HIGHLY recommended!!!!!!!
We had a fantastic time. The guide was very knowledgeable and provided a wealth of information. I would suggest that this tour be scheduled early in your trip. The photos were also fabulous! I was just expecting a vacation photographer but it was so much more. Thank you, Kennedy.
Great way to spend the afternoon
Every year my husband and I go to NYC for our anniversary and we come home with 1 or 2 photos of ourselves together. We have been married long enough there aren’t too many things to buy each other, so this year we did the photo tour. We saw parts of NYC we had never seen before, got a personal tour with great history, fun facts, and wonderful recommendations, but best of all, we had GREAT PHOTOS to keep forever. Our photographer was on time, professional, knowledgeable, and a real New Yorker. It was a great afternoon and would highly recommend
Great Tour….Would Do again!!
My husband and I did this tour on our anniversary. Marc was amazing!! He met us at our hotel and delivered the pictures to our hotel the next day. The quality of the pictures was excellent!! We were able to see everything we wanted plus some. Marc provided us with wonderful information related to the subway system and restaurant suggestions that would appeal to us. I look forward to taking this tour next time I visit New York!!
A must do for both amazing photographic keepsakes
A wealth of local information. Marc was an absolute gem, he was funny, accommodating, knowledgeable and on top of that he knows his city and his photographs. We have some amazing photographs that will now go into a keepsake of my 50th birthday that neither myself or my friends will ever forget.
Marc was punctual on both his arrival for the tour and his delivery of the photographs which were in our email boxes within hours of the actual shoot.
New York highlights in 2 hours
our photographer Kennedy Moore was great- he was waiting for us on time and gave us some Input wherever we have passed by. he did a great Job, is a very open minded and funny guy who could also give us some more suggestions where to go and what to see.
even though we had only 2 hours it was not stressful, we walked a Little faster however it feels very comfortable as Kennedy knows the City best and as we reached a lot by subway we have been able to visit as much as possible in that time.
the photos have a great Quality and we have been already able to download them at same day of our tour.
I would recommend this tour to anybody who wants to have high-Quality memories of New York and who is also interested in inside suggestions to explore the City best.
Great Tour and Great Guide
Mark was very good at the history of every place he took us. He kept things moving along which was a good thing,
when at least two of us were women and kept passing great stores for shopping! This was our second time
doing this with Mark. It was just my husband and I the first time in 2010. You cannot go wrong with this
very personal guided tour of New York! The pictures of the different elements of the city were awesome!
Thanks to our tour guide/photographer, Kennedy, for a wonderful two hours showing us the sights, offering tips and advice and making us feel comfortable for the photos. Highly recommend.
First time to NY for 10 Anniversary
Just got back from an awesome wknd in NY! My husband planned this entire trip including each day’s activities as a surprise for our anniversary, except this one activity. This one was my surprise to him. And boy am I so glad that I did! We actually took this tour the day we arrived in the city…Best decision ever. My husband even said this was the best thing we did the entire trip! ( that’s huge people!) Marc, our photographer, not only knew the best locations for photo ops, but he was very informative about the subway system (this saved our cookie), the city surroundings, the dining locations, the do’s & don’t suggestions. I highly recommend this tour…. Great tour, great memories!! If we go back to NY, what am I talking about, WHEN we go back with the kids, we will be booking this tour again and capturing more memories!! Thanks Marc, you were awesome!!
Mark is Great!
My wife and I had a wonderful time exploring New York while Mark shot great photos of us. Mark was very nice and he guided us to various local hot spots so we could take beautiful photos. He also talked to us a bit about the background and history of locations as we visited them. Mark was extremely friendly and very polite. I’m glad my wife and I decided to reserve Mark as our personal photographer because it gave us an opportunity to create wonderful memories in beautiful New York. Mark also provided us with several restaurant suggestions as well as other places to visit while we stayed in New York. We would highly recommend Mark to anyone interested in having photos taken of themselves. Thank You Mark!!
Couple snaps only possible with a photographer!
Kennedy was a professional photographer who also gave us a personal tour of the NYC area. We covered many destinations in our 2-hour tour which would not have been possible without him. Highly recommended to other couples travelling together!
Great introduction to the highlights of New York
Knowledgeable guide able to answer questions. Very accommodating. Was expecting just a vacation photographer. I was wrong. The tour was packed with information. Thank you Jesse.
We did the photo tour the morning after we arrived in NYC and loved it. Marc was so passionate about the city and gave us heaps of neat info (even dictated notes for me to write down about which lines to take to get where we wanted to visit). To me it felt like a personal tour of New York, showing us lots of neat stuff we wouldn’t have found for ourselves (such as the super skinny apartments built in an alleyway, and Cafe Wha?), and we got some neat photos as a bonus. I really am not a photogenic person, but the sheer number of photos Marc took meant that I’ve got some good photos of my husband and I together to share with people. We’re glad we chose a Sunday 8.00am tour because the roads were quieter and the temperature hadn’t yet reached the 100+ it got to in the afternoon. Thank you Marc for a fabulous time and great orientation to a wonderful city that we fell in love with.
My husband and I enjoyed the tour and photos with Kennedy. We have 3 children, ages 11, 8 and 6 and all of them said they enjoyed it, as well. As you tour the city, Kennedy is great about providing you with information that is helpful to make the most of your entire vacation and of course is an excellent photographer! We will treasure the photos for many years!
Quick introduction to different parts of manhattan
Mark took us to places we might not have visited on our own, taught us how easy it was to use the subway system, and this time we have photos of our whole family on vacation. The photos came out really well. You can see the difference a professional with the right equipment makes. Mark also recommended we visit the Highline on our way back to our hotel. The visit ended up being one of the highlights of our trip. We enjoyed the tour and now we have the memories captured in photos.
We enjoyed our tour with Jesse very much. We got to see a lot in the two hours and the photos are great memories. As we took the tour on our first day we had the chance to really take use of Marc’s tips on what to see and where to eat. The photos were delivered very quickly via email. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and don’t take any bags with you!
Forever Lasting Memories
Amazing tour of the city with photos that will last forever capturing our fun time in NYC. We have done this tour three times now and Marc does a wonderful job getting phenomenal pictures of our family. He’s been able to watch it grow from 2 to 4. He’s great with kids and taking time for them to walk. He gives great info on the city and knows the best shots to take. There are so many great pictures…our walls will be full of them. You won’t be sorry to do this tour. We highly recommend it to all our family and friends traveling to NYC. Thank you again, Marc, for a wonderful time and pictures we will always hold dear to us. See you when we make another trip. 🙂
Great way to see a lot of NYC in a day.
Did the 3-hour tour. Fast paced with a lot of walking. Saw Times Square, Central Park, Grand Central Station and walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. Guide was very friendly and knowledgable about New York city.
Got the impression that the guide had little formal photography training. Camera was entry level and photos were of variable quality (some out of focus, some overexposed with fill flash). Nevertheless, he took A LOT of pictures and I believe gave us all or most of them. Received an e-mailed Zip folder that evening with over 200 photos. Many of them were excellent. Our guide had a flair for composition and posing the subjects (us). He also did a few “creative” photos, such as silhouette photos of us from inside a tunnel in Central Park. Prints of the photos were not included. I believe that a CD of the photos is still forthcoming in the mail.
Seemed a little expensive for a walking tour (our evening dinner cruise was comparable in cost), though I did not shop around or compare prices. We only had one day to spend in the city. It was a great way to get the flavor of NYC in an afternoon, with a lot of good pictures of ourselves to boot. I would recommend this activity to others. Bring a good pair of walking shoes!
Great day out!
Mum and I had a great time doing this tour. It was a great introduction to New York and how to get around.
A lot was crammed into the 3 hours which was great and we got to see many highlights of New York.
Will be recommending this to friends!!
So much goofy fun to pose for all the pictures
you always wanted to have of yourself in New York City. Kennedy knows all the tricks to get the fun pictures. He is also great on customizing where you take pictures. He is polite and informative and knows where all the great restaurants are. My friend and I love the pictures and never would have been able to get a fraction of them without having Kennedy as our personal photographer. Plus, he does capture the personalities of those he’s photographing.
Anniversary pics for my husband and I
It was a great experience! Need to wear really comfortable shoes, but the walk is sooo worth the pics! We did the 3-hour tour and received over 200 pics of my husband and I. Marc was great and had some very unique shots. Will have him do more if we ever visit again as we are from Iowa. I am a photographer myself and I was really impressed!
FANTASTIC – 100% Recommend this Activity!
We thought the Photo Tour was an absolutely fantastic experience! Highly recommend it. We got incredible photos of us as a couple together, instead of doing the old ‘I’ll take one of you and you can take one of me’. I’m SO HAPPY we booked this and we would do it again the next time we are in NYC. Couldn’t recommend it higher.
Activity that we needed to re-aquaint with NY
From the moment we met Marc ,it became obvious we were in for a great 3 hours. His attention to detail and understanding on what his customers were wanting and how he could meet and exceed these expectations became very obvious and fulfilling.
We covered all our needs in exhausting heat which finally became too much for my wife, Marc was most concerned and adjusted our last half hour to ensure all was well.
His knowledge, understanding ,expertise and openness was refreshing , and the file of photo’s we received was great, as my wife says ,the kids do not need to create an epitaph for either of our funerals ,they only have to show the photos taken in New York by Marc.
What a great city and this event made us feel part of it as we learnt to travel the underground , understand the different areas of NY and went tpo Marc’s recommendation to dine either at lunch or dinner.
What a great way to go , as Australians ,we enjoyed his company and lighthearted humour.
We can recommend this activity to all- 5 stars. Many thanks again Marc.
An absolute MUST for 1st time visitors to NYC!
A friend recommended PhotoTrek to me but I was skeptical at first. Am I glad I listened! This was my 1st trip to NYC – brought my daughter to celebrate her graduation from high school. We knew NOTHING about the city! Marc showed us not only how to ride the subway but showed us how to purchase the metro card and how much to buy. He took us places we would otherwise have missed (downstairs of the Plaza Hotel, inside Trump Tower, different neighborhoods, shopping, etc.) He even told us what to avoid, how much to pay for things, and where to buy cheap water 🙂 We now have pictures of BOTH of us TOGETHER instead of a bunch of single photos! This is a must for 1st timers, trust me!!! No other tour will give you this much practical information, AND give you priceless photos to boot. P.S. Wear comfortable shoes….LOTS of walking.
Highly recommended for day one in New York.
This walking tour run by Jesse was a fantastic way to get your bearings in the Big Apple
Jesse has expert local knowledge and took us to hidden treasures in this magic city that not even the locals were aware of.
My sister and I highly recommend this tour and it certainly was one of the highlights of our time in New York
Sylvia Dobruch and Karin Scanlon, Adelaide, South Australia
one of the best things we done in nyc
Jesse was our guide/photographer for our tour he was fantastic 🙂
very well organized very friendly so helpful she even helped up to understand the new york subway system lol
she told us all about the different parts of the city that he took us to and we got some fantastic photos as well what was just what we were looking for 🙂 so happy with this tour! will def. book again next time i am in new york thank you
We loved the pictures, great variety and definitely worth the money. Kennedy was a great guide and he’s given us pictures we’ll always treasure.
An Unforgettable Experience 🙂
We would like to thank Marc for this amazing experience. This was definitely a major highlight to our NYC getaway. We would highly recommend this photo tour to anyone visiting NYC. The photographic memories we now have would not have been possible if it weren’t for Marc’s services (as it was only myself and hubby travelling). We have received countless compliments from friends and family and we are sooo beyond proud of our amazing collection of beautiful photo’s. Thank you again to Marc !!
Perfect introduction to New York
Our PhotoTrek tour was the perfect introduction to New York. We were shown some big sites as well as some of the hidden streets away from the tourist hotspots. Marc helped us get used to the subway and gave us some great tips about our stay.
The photo tour was great fun and tiring (in a good way!) We ended up with over 150 photos to treasure. We were in New York on our honeymoon and would recommend a PhotoTrek tour as a great activity – you even get the professional photos delivered to your hotel.
Great photos and advices!
This photo tour was a great opportunity to have photos together with my wife, while traveling in a couple. And also, the advises we have received help us a lot to know New York much better, as it was the first time we visit the city.
Two thumbs up for Photo Trek Tours NYC! I couldn’t be happier with the quality of our photos and our whirlwind tour-2 hours really flies by! Mark does a stellar job capturing personalities and finding fabulous settings for photos. All the while, you learn about this amazing city and have fun scavenger hunting with him to find great photo locations. Mark takes the guesswork out of snagging photos with all your family because he handles it for you. Well worth the money if you want top quality pictures to document your vacation!!
Great way to have amazing pictures
This was our second tour with Jesse, we liked the first one so much that now we returned with our children.
wow! what more can i say!
marc was soooo friendly and helpful and made myself and gareth feel very relaxed and by the end of our tour we really felt comfortable in nyc and how to get around, it was a great way to start our honeymoon and such a creative way to see all the main sights, we had lots of fun and would recommend this to anyone! we were so excited to see the pictures and were not disappointed 🙂 they are fab and something we will cherish forever! can’t wait to show the family!!! travelling to nyc…you Have to do this!!!!!!
A fantastic memory to our time in New York
Cheers for your time and a great introduction to New York – now we are home we have had time to look at the photos and they are a fantastic memory to our time in New York. Although we were a little tired from our late flight Marc gave us a wonderful introduction, finding things that interested the boys and gave us ideas for where we’d like to spend more time over the following days. We could enjoy the rest of our visit knowing we had some great pictures of us as a family.
This is the way to see the Big Apple-Photo trek
Meet Marc early, at 8am. He was a little worried, as the clocks here went forward an hour today. He texts and left a message with our hotel reception (thanks) We went through various boroughs/districts (I won’t spoil his tour for you, so you’ll have to book it yourselves!) Marc was informing us of the different landmarks throughout the tour and their history. There were a lot of them. Marc took photo opportunities where ever we were. Marc is a ‘fountain of knowledge’ and I can see why he does this job he loves. I would like to point out that this tour of the city is active and you do get a lot out of it, as Marc showed us how the subway works in our favour. So, I recommend a 7-day metro card $30, even if you are staying for a couple of days. Ours paid for itself within a day and a half.
If you are planning any trip to New York, book this trip first. It is outstanding and you get professional photos, that you cannot take yourself. Let’s admit it, you can’t hold a camera and point it at yourself and your partner for the best shot. It will never happen
So book Marc now, don’t delay!!!
Thanks again Marc, best of luck. When we eventually come back, save us a slot. Cheers
Marc is incredible
When we booked this tour, I thought that it was a bit pricey. Now, I believe it was worth every penny that we spent. Marc’s pictures and knowledge of the city are invaluable as well as his “training” on use of the subway. I recommend this tour to everyone.
fab thing to do in New York
I booked this tour as was travelling alone and wanted to be sure I got some good photos of me in the city to remember my trip by. It was raining the morning of my trip and Marc gave the option of if to go ahead or not, I choose to do the trip and am very glad I did as yes it rained lots but I still love my pictures.
Marc gave tips on where to eat and advised how the subway works. He was very knowledgeable and flexible on how the trip went tailoring it to what I wanted to see. Would definitely recommend this tour.
NYC personal photo tour
Would highly recommend this tour! This is the second time we’ve done this tour and the photos are amazing! You wouldn’t be able to get these photos without someone taking them for you. The location is arranged to suit you and you get lots of interesting additional info (things to see, restaurants to go to – lots of places that aren’t in the Lonely Planet).
Fast Paced and Fabulous
Kennedy was fantastic, he took us to many great areas of NYC and took some fabulous photos. They were sent to us within 24hours and they looked great.
He explained how the subway works and many other aspects of the city.
We had a great time and was a highlight of our visit to NYC!
My daughter and I took a 3-hour tour with Marc and will remember it as a highlight of our amazing trip to NYC. Jesse is a great guide and his photography is top-class. We have a fabulous set of photos as a reminder of our busy February afternoon.
A highlight of our visit to NYC
My wife and I have visited New York twice. Both times we have done a Photo Tour with Marc and both times we have been delighted with the tour and the photos that we received!
Marc is a fantastic guide and on our most recent visit he went out of his way to accommodate our 1 year old son and design a tour that interested him and us.
One of the best features of the tour is receiving the CD with copies of the photos that Marc takes. It is great to have photos of us that include everyone in the family and don’t rely on us asking a stranger to take a photo, or setting the camera down and waiting for the timer to go off.
I highly recommend the Photo Tour and looking forward to joining Marc again for another tour when we visit NYC next!
Wonderful photos, great way to see NYC
Kennedy is an excellent host of this tour, full of information and tips! The photos were fantastic and as a family with 2 adult children it was a great experience with many memories.
My boyfriend and I were in New York this past weekend. I’m not kidding when I tell you that the highlight of our trip was the Photo Trek tour. I know you are probably asking, ” did they do anything else?” The answer is yes, we did plenty during our short weekend stay. Let me start by telling you that when most people go on vacation, it is a fact that someone is always left out of the pictures that are captured. If you are a couple and want a picture together, you are left standing and patiently waiting, while you scope out who you might think would be the best person to snap a photo for you. If you are a group, someone in the group is left out while you take turns snapping pictures. If you indulge in this tour, it will be nothing but smiles. It was an unexpected pleasure for us. Not only did we finally have pictures of the two of us, we also were educated on many topics pertaining to history, dining, and entertainment in the city. The fact that it is a walking/subway tour made it even more enjoyable for both of us. Marc does not waste any time at all. He is interested in snapping as many photos as possible, and of course knows precisely where, when, and how to have you pose for these photos. When you take the tour, you will understand exactly what I mean. At the end of the tour Marc said we would have the photos in our e-mail within a short period of time. He was not kidding, it was almost instantaneous. We were so happy with the photos, we stayed up into the early morning hours making our own personal slideshow. I know everyone always goes to New York for Broadway, Times Square, the beautiful buildings,etc….. You need to take this tour and you will be able to view your memorable times forever!
Capture some fabulous moments in NYC – Must book!
Marc Samuel’s tour is excellent. He is very accommodating from the onset of booking, via email before the day & he will sit down at the start to of your session to ensure you visit the right places for your family or group. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the locations, great restaurants & also gives you detailed information about places to visit after the tour finishes & how to return to your hotel. The photos are an excellent way for all members to relax & to capture some great locations. The shots are imaginative & are both group & individual whatever you request. We have come from Australia so not sure when we will return so will treasure the photos. Don’t take bags with you, as you move quickly to maximize your time. Marc also gives you a great overview of the MTA system if you haven’t used it before. He suggested Fish Restaurant, Bleecker St, Greenwich, for lunch which was excellent. Thanks Marc for a great NY experience!
Kennedy is a great photographer, not to mention an awesome tour guide as well. He makes you feel like you’re a part of his family and makes sure you get exactly what you want in the time allowed. Will recommend to anyone wanting to capture their time in New York forever. Thanks Marc!!!!!!
Great photo opportunities
Jesse was an excellent host of this tour and ensured we were having photos taken in locations suited to us. It was a cold snowy day and we managed to get some amazing photos with great scenery. It was good having someone take photos for us and who had a good eye for what makes a fantastic photo. Highly recommend for a different experience
Phototrek with Marc
This was a fantastic experience! The photos are wonderful. We will treasure them, as they captured memories of our trip. This is a great way to have photos that include all of us. Best of all, Marc is extremely knowledgeable of the city and was so kind to our family. He was our tour guide when we visited NYC four years ago. When we decided to return, I was certain that I wanted to purchase another tour with him.
Thank you for preserving wonderful memories for our family and for this tour that was 100% worthwhile! I would recommend this to any family or group.
get a local’s insight into NY
great idea we always return from holiday with great pictures but none of us together this solved that problem we now have 100 pictures of us all over NY and we got a local’s insight to NY from how to ride the subway to the best jazz bars in town
Great introduction to New York
This was an excellent way to start my first trip to New York. It provided great ideas for the rest of our stay, as well as invaluable instruction on how to use the subway. And the photos are great!
Kennedy was very knowledgeable, easy to talk to and very professional. We had a great experience. I would recommend to everyone.
Excellent tour, and memorable photos!
Both me and my fiancée agree that we are really happy to have Marc as our tour guide and photographer for our 3-hours session tour. We went on the PhotoTrek Tour just a few days before Christmas, and we had a very memorable morning.
Marc did an excellent job! He was informative about places for entertainment, dining, and shopping around NYC, and he knows what to do to get us to perfect pictures. The photos were excellent quality, with several surprises in our pictures’ backgrounds that we didn’t notice until we looked at them later. This really helped us make our trip memorable; and we really want to give Marc a huge “thank you” for the tour and the photos!
This was such a fun day for me and my husband. It’s not a tour, it’s an experience. Marc was such a great tour guide and the pictures are great. It’s been the highlight of our trip. I can’t say enough kind words about Marc or about our day with him. You will not regret this experience!
Awesome experience! Beautiful pictures! Loved it!
My husband and I visited NYC in December 2012 for our 15-year anniversary and wanted to have pictures of our special trip. I cannot say enough wonderful things about how awesome this photo tour was. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED it and would highly recommend this tour to everyone. Marc was right on time and was very professional. We received the pictures he took the very same day. The pictures turned out SO BEAUTIFUL! The hardest part will be trying to decide which picture to have framed because all the pics turned out so beautiful! Marc goes as fast or as slow as we wanted to go. He provided us with history of everything we saw and also showed us how to use the subway. My husband and I had a wonderful time!
Best tour in New York
This was a fantastic tour, we are so happy with our photos! We used this as our “engagement shoot” and will be sending some of the photos out on save the date cards, and they are amazing. The scenery was great and our guide was really friendly and told us heaps about the places we were having pictures taken whilst we were having it done. we had the three-hour tour which we would recommend and got hundreds of photos. The photos were delivered on a disc to our hotel the morning after! Great value – highly recommended.
Best Tour !!!!
Kennedy was great in giving tips in dining, getting around, shopping . He took GREAT photos !
Wonderful activity and photos
My grown daughters and I visited New York City and decided (in advance) to do the 3 hour PhotoTrek tour. We are so glad that we did! We saw neighborhoods/sections of New York that we would probably not have seen otherwise. We learned things about buildings, the subway, neighborhoods, restaurants, and life for New Yorkers. And, we got some fabulous family photos with NYC landmarks in the backgrounds . . . serious photos and humorous photos. Our guide was very professional, very helpful with everything from where to stand for a particular photo to how to pay subway fare and which trains to take, to restaurant recommendations. We highly recommend you also do a PhotoTrek tour. Book the tour for early in your trip so that you can use some of the information that is shared before your trip is over. . . but wear comfortable shoes. In short, we had a great time taking an excellent, informative tour, and have wonderful photos to show for it. (Thank you, Marc.) We could not have been more pleased with our experience.
We really had fun with Marc (Samuels) who was our guide!!!
We got immediately lots of great Photos!!!
We would love to do it again when we return to New York!!!
Amazing tour and fantastic pictures!
We took this tour in November and the foliage in Central Park was amazing! Our pictures turned out amazing and the tour was so very informative. It was nice to get off the beaten path and find out of the way spots. We went back the next day to explore some more!
Mark is great with the details and history of New York and we will use him again for our next trip!
Had a great time~
Would gladly recommend. This is so much more than a vacation photographer. Tour has loads of insights as well.
Honeymoon – amazing pictures
If you are going to NYC – you have got to do this. It’s that simple. Great tour, but more importantly we now have amazing honeymoon photos that are so unique!! All of our friends are jealous! BOOK NOW!
Great tour, would highly recommend
Great tour, nice to have family photos at all the landmarks in NYC, quite fast paced though so if you have little kids they might struggle to keep up as there is a lot of ground to cover and sights to see in only 3hrs. I recommend doing the tour on the 1st or 2nd day you arrive to ensure you get maximum value using the subway system which Marc is an expert on – he will show you what tkts to buy and explain in detail how it all works and for that info alone it was worth the $600 because we never had to pay for a taxi the whole time we stayed in NYC. He also showed us where to get cheap Broadway tkts – up to 50% off which meant we could see twice the shows. Very good tour, would highly recommend
We had many scenic shots
I thought our Marc was very accommodating and informative. We went to all the places that we had selected.
The scenes were fabulous especially Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge. I would have liked Marc to have told me that my eyes were half open on a lot of the shots so that we would have prevented this form the start. We would have had more great shots to choose from. I did wear sunglasses on some of the Brooklyn Bridge scenes.
I would have liked some more assistance on what would work best for us. I.e. facial expressions, eye closure, hair that might of been fixed. Just some more detail things would of been helpful.
Over all we enjoyed the experience and were glad that we did it. Would recommend this to anyone visiting the NYC area.
Fantastic birthday tour!
We celebrated a friend’s birthday with this tour and it was awesome. Our guide took the time to point out a bunch of landmarks and their importance NYC. He was also super accommodating when we requested some special destinations that are not normally part of the tour. The photos were great and the memories even better. Our guide even recommended a venue for live music the night of our tour and he was right on the money. I would recommend the photo trek tour to anyone!
Perfect introduction to New York
A fantastic introduction to New York! Not only did we get a tour, learn how to use the subway and get fabulous photos – but our guide was able to tell us little details about the city that we never would have known otherwise, and give us advice/info on special things we wanted to know (like where to get a REAL coffee). Had a big impact on the rest of our stay in NYC, as we could easily navigate and knew little nuances we would otherwise be ignorant of. Best tour I have ever been part of. Definitely recommended!
Great few hours in NY
What a great experience, the opportunity to have professional photos taken of us with the spectacular NYC in the background was too good to pass up. The photographer/guide even helped us work out the NY subway system which has since proved invaluable.
Highly recommend to anyone visiting New York
Perfect, Just perfect, Awesome Proposal at Gastow
Marc Samuels met us at the 42nd street location, briefly explained the tour and off we went. From Times Square to the Gapstow Bridge where I proposed to my bride to be Melissa. Ending at the Brooklyn Bridge and Soho. Marc presented a great tour and the pictures he took inside Central Park leading up to the proposal were just perfect. A must do for any couple or group who wants to be ” in ” the picture instead of behind the camera.
Douglas and Melissa
Excellent introduction to New York
Great way to see New York and an excellent way to gain confidence with getting around on our own. The photos were fabulous and will be a treasured family memory. Marc’s service and attention to detail I would highly recommend his tour
A great start to our NY adventure!
We had a fun and memorable taste of NYC with Kennedy!!! Loved all the photos which we will display at home to remind us of a great day! Mark was warm, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about this great city. We saw parts of the city we loved but wouldn’t have found on our own. We certainly appreciated marks flexibility too, in creating a tour that met our wants and needs. I thoroughly recommend this tour!
Mark was informative, clever with his chosen sites
I absolutely loved the experience but my friend has health issues and was feeling the heat so she struggled with the physical exertion needed. I will certainly recommend this to friends and we love the photos.
We had the opportunity to complete a PhotoTrek tour with Marc in New York the day I turned 50, This was our first trip to NY and what better way to get shown the city than by someone born & bred there, his commentary was interesting and informative, he was easy to talk to and made us feel comfortable right from the start. We did this tour on the second day of our trip, Marc took the time to show us how to use the Subway properly and it gave us the confidence to navigate the city with ease. We did his 3 hour tour and loved every minute of it. The photos he took were superb and really captured the moment. We have only recently returned and had the pleasure of reviewing the photos taken again, great memories of a great trip. Our walk through Soho and Greenwich Village with its many historical music places, bars and restaurants was worth the price of the tour in itself!! We managed to see many things in a relatively short period of time. If you have not been to NY before this is a great way to get started, even if you have you might see some things you wouldnt even think of looking at by yourself
We will definitely be returning again at some stage to New York…………..loved it!!
Neil H. QLD, Australia
You’ve GOT to do this !
Thank You Sooooo much, it was my first time to NY, this tour with Kennedy and the wonderful pics he took have helped with our fun memories, we really enjoyed this ! Kennedy was very nice, personable and knowledgeable in answering any questions we had. Our tour ended around lunch time and he recommended a place that was great. We highly recommend including this tour in your plans when visiting NY ! ! !
Thank You again ! : )
Absolutely Brilliant! A MUST DO!
My husband and I agree that this was by far the best money spent on our entire NYC trip. It was a perfect blend of sightseeing with a delightful, knowledgeable guide. We felt like royalty being photographed all over the city. The photographer told us where to stand and gave us tips for the best pictures. We certainly would not have captured our trip nearly as well on our own. We did the touristy buses the first day and it was a joke compared to the real city tour we experienced with PhotoTrek. We chose the 3 hour tour and are so happy we did because we got to see everything we wanted and got a great collection of photos. I would recommend you wear comfortable (but nice for pictures) shoes and limit the bags or other items you carry with you. We will recommend this tour to everyone we know visiting the city. You do not want to miss this!!!
Priceless memories of our New York Trip
My 9 year old son and i visited New York for a week and found this tour when searching for a tour that took photos. What a find !! Not only did we get a gorgeous set of photos that will be a timeless reminder of The Big Apple , but the knowledge Marc shared was invaluable. Local history and interesting facts as well as how to use the subway and mapping out choice places to visit that you wouldn’t otherwise get with the normal run of the mill tourist info. This is without a doubt the best thing we did in New York and i highly recommend Marc, a great photographer and excellent tour guide. Thank you Marc ..
Fantastic view of NYC through Kennedy’s eyes
Kennedy was a most valuable asset on our guided tour. His knowledge of the city and it’s landmarks is vast and fascinating. Kennedy was extremely personable and offered insights on our many questions. Highly recommend this tour and certainly recommend the services of Kennedy.
Hi Jesse is an amazing tour guide knows the big apple. But the pictures are for a life time of memories need i say more!
a wonderful start of our holiday
We decided to do our photo tour at the start of our holiday, and we were glad we did, as KENNEDY our phototrek guide was excellent he was friendly and made us feel comfortable and at ease while taking lots of photos!, he gave us lots of tips on New York places to go, restaurants and where to buy the best cupcakes!, took us on our first subway ride!
It did start to rain half way through our tour, so Kennedy suggusted we should continue the next day. The next day it was raining! Kennedy phoned us first thing in the morning at our hotel and arranged the tour for wed as he said the weather forecast for that day was great.
So wed morning the sun was shinning and we got some great photos thanks to Kennedy.
We took our own photos on our cameras but none of them compare to the ones Kennedy took and all 3 of us are in the photos no one missing!
So as you can see from our review we really enjoyed it and would certainly recommend Photo trek tours and if you get Kennedy you will have a great time.
We had a fantastic time with Marc, our photographer/guide. We saw so much that we wouldn’t have gone to see on our own. It was a packed 3 hour tour with lots of walking, so for people who have issues with walking it might be difficult. We enjoyed the exercise (didn’t make us feel so bad when we stopped for a cupcake at Magnolia Bakery when we were done — we worked it off before we got there!). We had well over 100 photos of our tour, which was great. He also took the time to drop off the disc at the hotel for us before we left for home. Well worth the money!!!
A must do tour on your first day in town
This was a great tour to see the big attractions with great photo opportunities. Marc is a great guide and helps you make the most out of your trip in New York
a brilliant idea to combine fotos and towntour
It was a nice tour with perfect information and brilliant photos. Jesse was wonderful. Tour and vacation photographer wrapped into one. Perfect.
Must do! Excellent Tour!
I found this tour online while searching for fun things to do while in NYC, and it certainly did not disappoint!!
The morning of our tour, Marc met us in Times Square. He briefed us on where all we would be visiting and made us feel very welcomed. We planned our 2 hour tour and immediately started snapping some great photos!
This tour is high paced, but that’s the only way you get to see so much of the city in a 2 hour tour. Marc included walking shots, subway shots, taxi shots, etc.
You will not be disappointed. If it is your first visit, be sure to schedule this tour on your first day. It will help you get your bearings for the rest of your stay. Marc will provide you with a lot of knowledge to help you get around (great spots to shop, eat, etc). Wear comfortable walking shoes also!
Highlight of our trip!
My husband and I vacationed in NYC for a long weekend. We had decided that we’re we’re going to attempt to take in every inch of the city we could in that short amount of time, so knew we wanted to do a tour of some type…luckily we came across PhotoTrek Tours! There is no other tour in New York like it – personal, informative, incredibly fun, and to top it all off we now have tons of amazing photos of the two of us in one of the prettiest, most amazing places in the US! I would highly recommend PhotoTrek Tours to anyone considering touring the city!!
My husband and I were celebrating our 2 year wedding anniversary in New York and this was perfect for us to get pictures together and also see the sites the city has to offer. I was so glad to come across this and booked it. We were taught the subway system and we used it on our own after the tour and it became our way to get around the city.
Amazing!!!!! A must to do!
No doubts!!!! I loved my tour!!!!!!!!! when Im back I ll do it again!!!!!
Excellent sampling of what NYC has to offer!
Marc’s tour gave us an excellent sampling of NYC! He is very knowledgeable, shared lots of information with us and took us to some great places off the beaten path. We didn’t stay long at any one place but we did get a feel for where we wanted to return and spend more time. We had a fantastic morning!
great time/very casual
this event was the highlight of our New York portion. Marc was professional and very friendly. He had our best interests in mind the whole way along. We had a blast from start to finish and time did just fly right along. I would only say in closing that you should GO FOR IT!!!
There is so much to see and learn on this tour!
When we knew we were going to NYC for four days, we decided that the best way to capture some wonderful memories was to have a professional photographer take some pictures of us as we walked around and explored the city sights. A little research on TripAdvisor led us to an amazing NYC photographer and guide all rolled into one company – PhotoTrek Tours.
A simple prepayment of the tour and printing of the receipt was all that was needed to reserve our time for this amazing NYC adventure. On Thursday the 21st of June, and as per the reservation email instructions, we met up with Marc Samuels at the designated meeting time and place (New Victory Theater on West 42nd Street) for the beginning of our tour.
As we had already been in NYC for two plus days at this point of our trip, Marc was concerned about taking us to some areas that we had already been to. We simply told Marc the areas and sights we had already seen and he quickly determined which other areas we should likely see during our three hour tour. The tour started a little earlier than planned as we had arrived at the meeting place about 15 minutes early.
Marc put on his tour guide/photographer game face and the tour started off with us being photographed around Times Square. I can’t remember all of the tour details about the areas and places we visited, however, we did explore these specific areas as a minimum; Times Square, rode and learned about using the NYC subway system, Central Park, Madison Avenue area, Greenwich Village, SOHO, walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights, and much, much more in between the areas I distinctly remember. The entire tour was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed Marc’s company and knowledge as we learned so much in such little time. Even though the tour officially ended on the Brooklyn Heights side of the Brooklyn Bridge, Marc ensured that we got on the right subway to arrive back in Manhattan as planned. Marc also confirmed that he had our correct hotel address information in his notes so that the next day as promised, our digital pictures would be waiting for us at our hotel lobby desk.
In summary, if you are looking for a professional company that will guide and photograph you as you explore the best that NYC has to offer, then look no further than PhotoTrek Tours. You will not be disappointed with this tour as Marc is an exceptionally professional guide and photographer. To Marc, we thank you for making our photo trek around NYC a very memorable and enjoyable tour.
Tomas & Sherrie from Ontario, Canada
A “Must Do” in NYC!
Our Photo Trek Tour was wonderful! It was a great way to get many photos of our mom/daughter trip. Our favorite part of the experience was simply learning about different areas of the city and being able to ask questions about recommended restaurants, best routes, etc. The two hours flew by way too quickly. It was professional yet casual and fun. This needs to be available in more cities!
So informative and professional
Marc is a definite New Yorker! He not only did a great job with the photography but he gave tips and insite on how to get around the city and subway system. Marc gave a lot of information on the city and buildings and history of them. Well worth the money!
We loved the photo-tour with Kennedy. So much information about New York City packed into a 2 hour tour.
Great way to learn about the city!
We loved our time with Marc as our tour guide. He met us exactly on time and wasted no time in getting our tour off to a great start. We wanted to hear stories about NYC and Marc was full of information. He took pictures quickly and we could certainly tell that he had done this many times before. He was nice, efficient and answered all of our questions. We spent a full 3 hours with him and saw much, much more of the city than we could have on our own. He helped us learn all about the subway system and we were much more comfortable traveling on our own after our time with Marc. I think every tourist in NYC should hire Marc for a tour the first day they get into town. It will make your trip so much more enjoyable and the pictures he takes are wonderful. We ended up with 180 pictures which he sent to us online. Be sure to tip him when you are finished with your adventure. He is a hard worker and very fun to be around.
This is a MUST DO tour when in New York!
First, I would like to say that Marc was an incredible tour guide and fantastic photographer! We are SO pleased with our CD packed full of photos of memories of our trip to New York. We met Marc for our tour on the scheduled morning, even though it was raining. He kindly asked if we would like to reschedule in order to receive the best results for our tour. We agreed, but before he left us that morning, he sat down with us and gave us all kinds of ideas and guidance what to do that day. He then met us at an alternative site the next day to accommodate a tour we had already scheduled for that morning. He was so knowledgeable about the history and details of the City. Because we had already seen some of the areas that he would normally cover, the day prior, he customized our tour to show us areas that we had not seen. After the tour was over, he even accompanied us all the way to our subway stop to our hotel. The next morning, our CD of over 200 images was waiting at our hotel desk. I couldn’t wait to get home to see the pictures. I am SO THRILLED with the images. High quality photos with both close ups of my husband and I and shots that were pulled back so to include the New York sites we saw. This is SUCH A GREAT VALUE for both a personal tour and professional photographs. I will (and already have) definitely recommended Photo Trek Tours to my friends and family!
Jesse was an exceptional guide and photographer. She showed us around New York city, took tons of pictures, gave us a great historical tour. We had a really good time. I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to get good photos of various historic areas of NYC.
Best money spent of all our tours!!
I myself did not expect it to be this much fun as it looked on the pictures. My wife did all the planning as usual and she did a fantastic job with the picture tour guide. The guide was full of knowledge, fun, respectful, and would recommend to anyone touring New York city.
Fantastic tour of NYC!!
It’s a really great way to see New York City and our brilliant photographer, Kennedy, told us lots of useful information about how to use the subway and get around the city as well! We had an amazing time and the photos have given us lots of fantastic memories of New York!! Would recommend the photo tour to anyone! Thank you so much!