Read some of our 114 reviews!
Great tour to get you out in different parts of the city. It gives you a little subway experience if you have none in NYC. Brooklyn Bridge was our favorite.
Fantastic photos to look back on, worth every penny! Thanks again Mark!
My fiancé and I were visiting New York City all the way from Texas and wanted some fun shots around the city. Marc not only took beautiful photos, but also was an incredible tour guide. It felt like we learned more and saw more of NYC in those 2 hours than we had the 2… Read more “DO THIS!!”
AMAZING!!! Thank you!
My Husband and I took a trip to NYC end of March early April 2019. For us this was a very special trip. Not only was I singing at Carnegie Hall but we were also planning to announce our first pregnancy. With so much to celebrate we just had to get some professional photos done.… Read more “AMAZING!!! Thank you!”
Great tour and guide
Excellent experience. Tour guide made it fun and captured beautiful pictures as well as listened to what we wanted.
The Photo tour was an absolute blast! Our walking tour took us to so many cool NYC locations to get great photos! I highly recommend this tour when you are in NYC!
Another Fantastic Photo Tour!
Thank you, Marc, for another incredible tour In NYC! We enjoyed exploring Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, and the Village with you! Your knowledge of the city, fun personality, and willingness to go off the beaten path to capture one important photo for us made a rainy day extra-memorable! Each tour with you keeps getting better …… Read more “Another Fantastic Photo Tour!”
World class tour!
We are returning customers and again Marc was fantastic, his knowledge and insight was invaluable, the whole experience and locations we saw were world class. I’d highly recommend this and in particular Marc. Could not have been better.
Fun Tour Captured in Photographs!
My favorite souvenirs of a trip are always the photographs, and it was great to run around NYC with Marc and not have to worry about being behind the camera or ask strangers to take our photo. We have been to NYC many times, and Marc was more than willing to customize our tour. We… Read more “Fun Tour Captured in Photographs!”
Katie Perry Fischer
We had a great tour with Marc in December. He shared with us so many places in the city from Times Square to Central Park to several neighborhoods. Jason Fischer surprised me with an engagement and Marc sprung into action and capture the moment. I can’t tell enough people how fabulous Marc was and the… Read more “Katie Perry Fischer”
This was one of the best experiences we had in New York. Marc was fantastic and taught us so much about the city, including how to get across the road in one piece. The locations for the photos were fantastic and the photos turned out great. We will definitely recommend this to our friends in… Read more “Stephen Lazzo”
Marc was very knowledgeable and we had a great time on our tour. Fantastic pictures!!! Thank you, Marc!!
Chris A Zerfass
BEST MONEY SPENT ON OUR TRIP!!!
Marc took us out for a 3-hour photography tour of NYC and Brooklyn. We NEVER get great family photos while on vacation and I am always the one behind the camera. This tour was so wonderful that it combined a tour of the city, facts about the area, tips on where we should go during… Read more “BEST MONEY SPENT ON OUR TRIP!!!”
3 hour best of NY walking tour
Marc was absolutely fabulous to tour with. From the moment we met him he was very funny and also full of helpful tips and information. We chose to do the three hour best of NY walking/photography tour and it flew by! We saw so much of the city and even the subways. Thank you Marc… Read more “3 hour best of NY walking tour”
Marie Higgins Massie
This was excellent, a real ego boost. Went trekking with Marc, he has great knowledge of New York and took us to all the great sites. Went to places we would never have known about. His photos are excellent in spite of the models he had to work with. When taking photos of us with… Read more “Marie Higgins Massie”
Kennedy was a masterful tour guide. He led us through the streets of downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn while capturing amazing shots. As tourists in our town, we had seen many of these places before, but through Kennedy, we were able to enjoy the scenery while he captured quintessential shots of us. It was also fun… Read more “Click!”
My daughter and I visited New York for New Year I wanted to create some amazing memories with her and the best thing I did was book Phototrek tours Marc was professional and made us laugh from start to finish… thank you Marc we had a fabulous afternoon exploring New York City . Photos were… Read more “Deborah Burton”
This was by far one of my favorite things we did on our trip! Marc was so knowledgeable about NYC and took really great photos! He’s so creative and we are absolutely thrilled with the outcome. He gave us great places to visit and told us history about Central Park and the city. I HIGHLY… Read more “So awesome!”
Absolutely amazing experience with Marc full of knowledge and took us to some really great places and amazing pictures to look back on i always recommend him to friends that are visiting new York x
What an experience! Fantastic tour. Friendly and informative, Marc taught us how to get around in NYC with ease and showed us so many highlights of this beautiful city, all the while capturing our special moments together for us so we can treasure them forever. We did this tour on our first morning in NYC… Read more “Emma Turton”
Had a Blast with Kennedy!!
We had so much fun with Kennedy!! It was like being in NYC with our best friend. He took us to so many places, our pics are excellent, he gave suggestions for places to visit/eat, and how to get around easily. This was the first thing we chose to do in NYC and it was… Read more “Had a Blast with Kennedy!!”
We had such a great time! Exceeded all of my expectations. I made some incredible memories with my daughter and they were captured perfectly in the photographs!!
amazing amazing amazing
OMG i absolutely loved this tour ,it was the highlight of my trip to new york city.i took this tour with my mam who is 83 and it was our first trip to nyc ,i thought it would be nice to create some beautiful memories of our trip together and OMG was i right ,the… Read more “amazing amazing amazing”
Private New York walking Tour with personal photographer
Loved our private tour with our personal photographer Marc Samuels. He was amazing. Took us to various locations and was a great tour guide also. He helped us create beautiful memories. I highly recommend him for anyone that was thinking of hiring a personal photographer.
Great Tour Experience
It was a great tour. Kennedy was very informative. He was good on time and helped us to find local places to see. Thanks so much!
Great experience and photos!
Who doesn’t want to have some great photos taken while sight seeing?!? Our guide was awesome and gave a lot of great information about local places along the way. He tailors the tour to your interests. The photos are great quality and will be cherished for a lifetime!
Marc is the top!!! Very professional photographer
Mom’s Birthday present
We loved the 2hour trip with Marc. It was very cold in NYC that day, but we still had a lot of fun with Marc. He knew exactly the right spots for beautiful pictures. And indeed, we loved all pictures. My mom told me, it was the best birthday present ever. Thanks Marc! We would… Read more “Mom’s Birthday present”
Awesome Private Tour + Photoshoot Experience
We had such a wonderful time during our private tour and photoshoot session with Kennedy. He was flexible with our requests, extremely fun to be with and took shots of us at unique and beautiful places. He was also a very knowledgeable guide. A great way to know NYC, have fun, as well as having… Read more “Awesome Private Tour + Photoshoot Experience”
It’s a must do, Marc will capture amazing photos to remember your trip. Fantastic experience!
Marc is the best. Personable, knowledgeable, and professional. What a great time we had in NYC, and it was due Marc and his recommendations. 5 stars for sure. Thank you Marc!
Brilliant Tour with Kennedy – Made To Feel Very Special
We originally had our tour booked for Sunday. The weather forecast unfortunately was predicting a wash out. Marc got in touch the day before and we rearranged our tour with Kennedy the next Tuesday. Blue cloudless skies awaited us at the meeting point in Times Square. To say we felt like movie stars is an… Read more “Brilliant Tour with Kennedy – Made To Feel Very Special”
What an awesome experience. Kennedy, our photographer, put us at ease and was a complete pleasure to work with. He showed us everything we could hope for in the time available and was so entertaining and informative and was soooo funny. Great experience – I highly recommend.
Marc with PhotoTrek provided us with such an amazing experience and beautiful memories. Marc was amazing about tailoring the tour to our desires, and educating us about the city. I highly recommend anyone that visits NYC to set up a tour with Marc on their first day there. The best decision we made was to… Read more “Janice Stoner”
Fantastic Morning in the Park
Our photo tour was awesome! He was a great guide and was an even better photographer. He knew a ton of great spots for intimate and unique shots in Central Park and the Upper West Side. Would definitely recommend PhotoTrek Tours!
Best of NY 3 Hour Private Photo Tour – AMAZING!!!!!!
My husband and I recently visited New York to celebrate my 50th birthday. As a part of this trip, we booked the 3-hour tour with Marc. I can honestly say this was an absolute highlight of our ten days in NYC. That’s saying something too because we loved every minute of New York! Marc was… Read more “Best of NY 3 Hour Private Photo Tour – AMAZING!!!!!!”
Best Tour Ever + Memories!
We are so glad we did this! Four of us friends traveled to NY and thought this would be a fun way to commemorate the trip. Kennedy was our guide/photographer and he was wonderful. He was efficient, knowledgeable, and customized the tour to what we wanted to see! Would 100% do it again!
NYC tour fantastic
The best thing we booked. Great information on tour help with getting around subway etc. Excellent photos fantastic knowledge of NYC invaluable.
Hvis I kommer til New York, kan vi varmt anbefale Marc Samuels til, at vise jer rundt og fotografere jer imens
Amaaaaaziiiing tour 🙂
Marc, was amazing and we had a blast. Pics came out great and we had a chance to see so much more than if we had ventured out on our own being that it was our first trip to NY. Very informative and now we have beautiful pics to remember this amazing trip! Thanks Marc!!
Great start to the holiday…. 🙂
Just want to say a HUGE thank you Marc for our tour in NYC,was so nice to not always be behind the camera lens, your wealth of knowledge help and advice and amazing pics you took for us very much appreciated…it really made our trip so much better… thank you…oh and we managed to negotiate… Read more “Great start to the holiday…. :)”
We had the most amazing experience with our super fabulous photographer and guide, Marc! Definitely recommend PhotoTrek to anyone visiting the Big �. Wonderful memories.
The cost of the tour was not cheap but it was definitely worth it. The photos were all amazing. Our photographer was Kennedy. He was a great guy that made the tour fun and informative. He took loads of great shots from the right locations, right angles….
We started at the Times Square, then… Read more “Definitely recommended!”
Fantastic Tour Without Feeling Like A Tourist
We loved this tour/photos with Marc. It was the highlight of our trip. He took us to several places for pictures, all while sharing the history of NYC, giving us recommendations, and teaching us the ins and outs of the NYC subway. We felt like we were walking around with a good friend from the… Read more “Fantastic Tour Without Feeling Like A Tourist”
Chris A Zerfass
Marc Samuels is amazing!! Great Job!! Thanks for showing us the whispering wall in GCS!!
Marc was just amazing
One of THE best event we booked on our 1week stay in NY! Marc Samuels was our guide and he was incredible. Apart from constantly asking us what we want to see (what we surely did not know 😉 he “judged us” and he “judged right”: giving us just the most perfect 3.5 hours! We… Read more “Marc was just amazing”
A perfect way to see NYC!
What a great way to see all the hot spots, get pics with your family, and be guided through with all the knowledge of a local expert! A+ experience!
BEST part of our trip! So much fun! Not only is Marc an awesome photographer but he taught us so much about the city. The photos he took are amazing! Def recommend this tour to anyone visiting NYC!
Gemma June Telford
Brilliant way to start our first time in New York!
Marc was so welcoming and you feel at ease� I would definitely recommend this to anyone especially couples as it’s difficult to get a picture together. Thank you again Marc love the photos �
Marc. Thanks for our photos. We felt like movie stars for a couple of hours. The photos are just great. You should recognise my FB picture. One of my favourites and the friends and family love it.
We loved our experience with Marc so educational and patient since I was on 1 crutch and took a little longer to get around…. He is a definite asset for NYC. Showed us sites we would have never ventured! Thank you so much!
Amazing and informative
My husband and I did this tour today with Kennedy ,he was funny ,informative and made it so much fun for us ,our first trip down here from Canada ,absolutely a joy to have met him today and we have not seen a pic yet lol .I would highly recommend it ,well worth it !
A fun couple of hours
We had a lovely morning with Kennedy. In our two hours we went to Times Square, the subway, Central Park, upper east side, Brooklyn bridge. He had some really interesting anecdotes about the city (especially politics which was cool). We got sorted with our metro card and he gave us some advice about places to… Read more “A fun couple of hours”
Had a perfect day, Marc u are the best
Photo tour with Kennedy
Kennedy was fantastic, informative, knowledgeable and super friendly. Made the day really worthwhile. The best way to see parts of the New York City and take home some great memories! This tour was so amazing that it combined a tour of the city, facts about the area, tips on where I should go during my… Read more “Photo tour with Kennedy”
We had our tour with Marc today and had an amazing experience! This tour was the best part of our quick trip to NYC. Marc had a great personality, was great with our children, and captured amazing photos. This is a must do for anyone visiting NYC!
Hege Kristin Tveit
Really enjoyed our day!! So glad we did this!! Thank you Marc
Photo trek with marc
It was informative and fun and we got great family photos! Well worth every penny and your time. Have to walk around a lot, it’s got trek in the name!
Marc took a lot of beautiful photos. He know exactly the best spot to get them. Thanks again buddy! See you next year!
GREAT family pics
Marc was AWESOME! This trip was a “celebration vacation”, 20 yrs of marriage, oldest graduating HS and turning 18 and our youngest turning 16. Great info about NYC and great tips from Marc for stuff to see off the beaten path. AMAZING pics to capture the family vacation! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
Fantastic, would recommend to anyone
Kennedy is a great photographer and tour guide. He will take you to lots of places you wouldn’t have otherwise visited. For anyone on the fence about booking, I would 100% recommend to book.
Tailored for our needs, started at The Plaza, then in to Central Park. Great way to see a small, but varied, portion of the park, with a good photographer and guide. Some great shots in various locations, good tips about the city and what to see and do. Walking shoes are best. Would highly recommend.
Claire Taylor Wood
Had a fab tour with Kennedy on Wednesday! Not just showing us the sights and giving us great tips for our holiday but amazing photographs too! Would definitely recommend
Great Photos In Incredible Settings
Marc knew all the perfect places to get great photos! We started in the West Village and got some cool street shots, then took the subway to the Brooklyn Bridge where we walked across and go some great shots! Once across the river, Marc knew all the corners and alleys to get really good photos.… Read more “Great Photos In Incredible Settings”
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 Marc 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… Read more “Lisa Thomas”
Highly recommend this tour for the following reasons:
1. Very informative
2. You see a LOT! (which you can go and explore more in depth later should you wish to)
3. You get quality photos as memories
4. We did “sex n the city” tour and Photo Trek tours was MUCH… Read more “Anne Berta”
We were shown the beating heart of NYC. The hustle, the bustle, the “buzz” !! An exhilarating way to be introduced to NYC and appreciate its lifestyle. Great photographic memories. Fantastic value as well!! Paul from Melbourne, Australia.
Best part of our vacation!
Our first PhotoTrek tour was in 2003. On that tour, I proposed. We took a second tour on our honeymoon the following year because we loved the pictures, the tour and the personal touch Marc gives so much. When we decided to come back to Mew York with our three girls, we knew we had… Read more “Best part of our vacation!”
So much fun!
Our photographer Marc Samuels was a wealth of information about New York City. He took us all over–from Times Square to Central Park to Brooklyn… and he taught us about using the subway. The photos he snapped were awesome. He recommended sites to see, restaurants, etc. It was a great way to kick off our… Read more “So much fun!”
We absolutely loved the tour. The guide was very great! He was energetic and had a great personality. He made the tour exciting and fun. Also, he takes great photos!
Top highlight of our trip to NY!
We were on a mother/daughter/granddaughter trip. Marc captured amazing moments in the photography that will create lasting memories for us! Marc made us feel comfortable and safe in the big city. He also took us to places we would have not gone on our own. I cannot recommend Marc and this tour enough!!!
Jacki Snowden Allen
Our family of five loved our tour.. Totally recommend it to anyone visiting NYC. Marc was fantastic and the photos were stunning!
Marc was an invaluable asset to our start in NYC. Not only did he manage to take photos if me that I love (that never happens) but I saw NYC from a locals eyes with tips and tricks for the rest of my stay. I highly recommend this tour with Marc for anyone who wants… Read more “Suzanne White”
We booked a tour for just after Christmas & it was the best thing we did. Marc is amazing, he had the family relaxed & enjoying the tour & the teens getting family photos taken. We learnt a lot, laughed a lot, walked a lot & got the most amazing photos which captured the essence… Read more “Sharon Doyle”
A fantastic tour!
Marc is a great photographer- so creative and energetic!!! We really enjoyed his knowledge and appreciation of all the different neighborhoods.
AMAZING New York Private Photo Tour !!
We had a 3-hour photography tour of NYC and Brooklyn. We had an amazing experience with our photographer Marc , he was a GREAT guide and he was also wonderful in giving us tips on things to do and see in NYC. I’m so happy we did this tour and will always be able to… Read more “AMAZING New York Private Photo Tour !!”
Awesome Way to Make NYC Personal and Memorable!
I am SO thankful that we took a leap of faith and booked this! Marc was awesome- very helpful, friendly and made the photoshoot exactly what we wanted- and knew things we didn’t even know we wanted! It is worth every cent to get oriented with the city, have amazing photos to look back on… Read more “Awesome Way to Make NYC Personal and Memorable!”
Amazing Tour of NYC
Marc Samuels guided me and my bestie on a fabulous walking tour of NYC! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but he far exceeded my expectations! He helped us create wonderful memories of our trip with some amazing photos that we will cherish. If you are going to NYC setting up a tour with Marc… Read more “Amazing Tour of NYC”
Marc couldn’t have been any more helpful and knowledgeable. Doing this on the first day of our trip helped set us up for success for the rest of our visit. His suggestions for food and sightseeing were great, but his help getting accustomed to the best ways to get around on the subway (with a… Read more “Rachel Stowell”
Best guided tour with my family. 🥰
Enjoyable morning with Marc, first time in New York very knowledgable, great pictures would use again and recommend
Photo Tour with Marc from Photo Trek Tours
Marc and Photo Trek Tours did a fantastic job during our visit last week to NYC. He was very sociable and knowledgeable on the City. We did a Best of New York trip and he took us on routes to get some spectacular shots of some of the cities best sights! The photos really let… Read more “Photo Tour with Marc from Photo Trek Tours”
Our first PhotoTrek tour was in 2003. On that tour, I proposed. We took a second tour on our honeymoon the following year because we loved the pictures, the tour and the personal touch Marc gives so much. When we decided to come back to Mew York with our three girls, we knew we had… Read more “Tony Hall”
Just want to say a HUGE thank you Marc for our tour in NYC,was so nice to not always be behind the camera lens, your wealth of knowledge help and advice and amazing pics you took for us very much appreciated…it really made our trip so much better… thank you…oh and we managed to negotiate… Read more “James Rowley-Hill”
So happy I booked this tour!
Our tour guide, Marc Samuels, did an outstanding job showing us key sights – giving us historic background and tips while taking the most amazing photographs of my family of four. Very fun tour that’s totally worth it and leaves you with the best possible souvenirs – priceless and beautiful photos of your whole group/family… Read more “So happy I booked this tour!”
Where has this been all my life?
Wonderful tour and photography session with Kennedy! It was so fun to go through New York and see the sights and not have to worry about getting out our cameras, taking selfies, or trying to talk strangers into taking our pictures. Pictures turned out great!!
One I will never forget!
Marc was amazing. He got us to so many locations and plenty of shots within our 3hr window. Brooklyn Bridge will forever be the highlight of the tour for me, as unbeknown to me my partner proposed to me and Marc was able to capture the moment perfectly with as little other people in the… Read more “One I will never forget!”
Perfect start to New York
We had a wonderful start of our trip to New York with Kennedy. Can’t think of a better first day with introduction to the subway system and hundreds of beautiful and fun photos at some of the most iconic points in and around of Manhattan.
Sharon & I were absolutely stocked with our afternoon with Marc and the PhotoTrek Tours experience. His knowledge of the NYC and great locations for amazing photos is second-to-none and we cannot recommend Marc highly enough!
Denise Cavazos Miller
Marc made our trip fun and memorable! I can’t say enough about his photography absolutely amazing! Plus he’s very knowledgeable of the city and gives great recommendations of where to go. �����
Fab day and pics
the photographer Kennedy was really helpful, and gave us loads of info while we were on the tour. Great way to find out some info about the city. The photos arrived the next day and were amazing. Really worth the money and would def recommend.
Great tour, amazing photos!
Kennedy took us on a lovely tour including Central Park, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge and more! We have amazing family photos and learned a lot, too!
Great afternoon with Marc
My wife and I did the photo tour with Marc. He was great we met him in midtown and we discussed what we had seen in the prior couple of days in the city. Marc put together a fun tour of Times Square and center all park. We got some great pictures and had a… Read more “Great afternoon with Marc”
What a great tour!
If you are ever in New York City this is definitely a must! Marc takes you to all of the highlights and gives you a lot of information along the way. He showed us how to maneuver the subway system, which was amazing! Thank you for such a great start to my first trip to… Read more “What a great tour!”
Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. We will definitely book with him again. It was the perfect birthday gift for our 16 year old daughter. We have tons of awesome photos to remember our time in NYC, and acquainted us with the subway system and other places to see off the beaten path.
We visited NYC in September 2018. Marc’s tour was one of the first things we did! He’s full of knowledge and tips for your visit. We highly recommend Marc!!!
Funny and interesting tour and Photoshoot
It was the second visit in New York, and this time I wanted photos with all of us together. I was happy, to find Marc on trip advisor and booked a three hours tour. Marc was very flexible, he asked us, what we had already seen last year. We managed to see a lot of… Read more “Funny and interesting tour and Photoshoot”
The best way to see the sights and get a personal tour guide, Marc is excellent. The photos are amazing he somehow makes you feel you are the only tourist in New York. Highly recommend.
A MUST DO
We had an amazing experience with our photographer Marc , he was a GREAT guide and took us to several spectacular spots for beautiful photos we will have for a lifetime !!! I have had photos before however nothing like this , his expert eye gave us “the perfect shot “ and LOTS of them… Read more “A MUST DO”
Thanks so much Marc, we had such fun on our tour! Great seeing New York from someone who knows it inside out, would recommend people book it early in their trip like we did, as it’s a great way to orientate yourself with the city, love the photos and we’ll always have them as memories… Read more “Sarah Taylor”
We are returning customers 7 years apart and where more than delighted to book up again. Marc’s local knowledge is invaluable and personally is a joy in itself. Our pics are fantastic and really made our holiday! memories for a lifetime. Thank you.
Kennedy was super!
Really enjoyed the experience and the pictures of our daughter are priceless. Would highly recommend this tour and Kennedy!
Marc took 162 wonderful photos of my wife and I during our 3-hour tour. It was a highlight of our visit to New York and I hope to book him when we next visit too. It was fun and informative and we have a great portfolio of photos to mark (sic!) our visit. Thanks Marc… Read more “Donal Mullane”
Done this tour yesterday and had an amazing day, Marc is very knowledgeable about the city, gave great tips on things to do on our stay and taught us how to use the subway. Money well spent!
Thank you Marc
Highly recommended. Thank you Marc for the memories x
My partner and I visited NYC in March to celebrate his 40th Birthday. When booking this for his birthday I was a little apprehensive of what it will be like, however, I wanted to capture this special trip. We were meant to have the tour on Sunday however the weather was very poor and rained… Read more “AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!”
Fabulous experience with a fabulous guide/photographer!
My family were visiting NYC and we wanted to experience this awesome city with a guide who can also function as a photographer, since there’s nothing more disappointing than those awful selfie/phone shots that don’t capture the moment or landmark when you need it most. That’s where Marc come in. He’s a friendly and knowledgeable… Read more “Fabulous experience with a fabulous guide/photographer!”
10th Birthday Photoshoot
We booked Marc for our girls (best friends) 10th Birthday trip. We got a ton of amazing photos and the girls learned a ton about navigating the city, especially the subway. He graciously accommodated our requests for a location not on the typical list and gave us options on what we could fit in during… Read more “10th Birthday Photoshoot”
Marc is awesome!! Can’t wait to see the pics of our NY tour!!!
Thanks so much! We had so much fun. I would recommend everyone book a tour, Marc was so informative, we saw a lot of the city and we got great photos that we couldn’t have done by ourselves!
An excellent way to start our New York holiday. Marc was very friendly, helpful and we received a super portfolio of high quality photographs. 100% recommend.
New York Walking Tour
This tour was great! Marc was super easy to work with and lots of fun. He was also very knowledgeable and we got some great photos!!