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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… heavily all day. Marc Samuels however contacted us and offered us the next day if we wanted to see the weather was so poor. We were so grateful for this as it would have ruined our experience in that weather. The next day was sunny and dry. We met with Marc and all I can say is that the tour was AMAZING!! Marc was a great guy, he made it feel all very natural and got some fantastic photos of us that we will keep forever. The two hours didn’t feel that long either, we got to cover a lot of main attractions and he also gave us plenty of tips on the best way to get around and recommended places to see. I would highly recommend this experience it definitely is worth every single penny! AMAZING EXPERIENCE…THANK YOU!!!!! Read more “AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!”
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… the culture of NYC shine through! My wife and I would highly recommend Photo Trek Tours. It is the best way to get great pictures that are not all selfies. Getting around with our guide was fast and saved us so much time in which we otherwise would be wondering around lost and looking for sights. Thank you again!!! Read more “Photo Tour with Marc from Photo Trek Tours”
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… to do another tour with Marc. I can’t tell you how thankful My wife and I are to have these memories documented with our girls. We had to reschedule our travel twice due to Covid and Marc was incredibly accommodating. On the day of our scheduled tour it was raining, but Marc still took the time to come meet us- gave us a refresher on using the subway, recommend some restaurants and got in a few pictures. We rescheduled for the next day and the experience was amazing. If you find yourself in New York, schedule some time with Marc. So great to have a personalized tour and photos with everyone in them. Extremely quick turn around with the photos and they were incredible. Read more “Best part of our vacation!”
Marc is awesome!! Can’t wait to see the pics of our NY tour!!!
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!
Chris A Zerfass
Great tour and guide
Excellent experience. Tour guide made it fun and captured beautiful pictures as well as listened to what we wanted.
Worth every penny!
This is the second time we’ve booked this tour. It is worth every penny! The photos are ALWAYS fantastic and having a personal tour guide while moving about New York is priceless. We were able to cover so many different iconic New York landmarks in a short amount of time! We will book this tour… every time we visit the city! Read more “Worth every penny!”
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. �����
Family photo tour
Excellent photos. Very professional and friendly photographer. He was on time waiting for us and helping us getting amazing pictures thanks to his direction.
We had the most amazing experience with our super fabulous photographer and guide, Marc! Definitely recommend PhotoTrek to anyone visiting the Big �. Wonderful memories.
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… shot possible even tho the bridge was packed! Marc has some serious photography skills!! NYC will forever have my heart and we are already planning to come back. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Marc as your photographer and we will book him again when we come back and explore more of NYC. Thanks Marc 🙂 Read more “One I will never forget!”
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… guide who took us to various landmarks in the city, and took photos of us at every location, in various angles, and with both group shots and individual shots.He was even kind and patient enough to take some duplicate shots with our phones! All in all, we had a great time with him and learned a lot about this incredible city…and best of all, by the next day we had a link sent to our emails containing GORGEOUS photos of every location we visited. There is no way we could have captured these kind of images with our phones or even a professional camera (unless you don’t mind one member of your group missing in the image). Our extended family have been raving about our shots and we’re so pleased we booked this awesome and original format of touring. Highly recommended, you won’t be disappointed! Read more “Fabulous experience with a fabulous guide/photographer!”
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… our time in NYC, and some AMAZING photos! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting NYC! Read more “BEST MONEY SPENT ON OUR TRIP!!!”
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!
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!!
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!
The Best Experience of our trip!
Fantastic tour and amazing photos to memorialize our trip! We went on the tour to celebrate my 50th birthday. It was my first trip to New York so I found the tour to be exceptional, interesting and informative. We had a blast! The tour is fast paced, informative and humorous. The photos were amazing and… we received them really fast. Highly recommend our guide Mark. Be prepared to rush and stop for photos. Don’t take anything you would want or need to set down for photos or you’ll miss opportunities. Read more “The Best Experience of our trip!”
Photo tour for Honeymoon
I’d booked this tour as a surprise to my new Wife on our Honeymoon based on the positive reviews on TripAdvisor, but I can honestly say that this tour surpassed all expectations. Marc’s knowledge of New York, more specifically Central Park, was excellent and gave us access to a lot of excellent photo opportunities we’d… have never been able to find on our own. The end results were excellent and we know have loads of great photos that will allow us to remember this amazing trip forever. The photos were also available to us within 24 hours which was particularly impressive given it was such a busy time of the year.
Thank you very much for an awesome experience, I would definitely recommend to anyone who is going to New York. Read more “Photo tour for Honeymoon”
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!
Mother daughter photo walk Central Park NYC
We booked the photo walk at 8 o‘clock in the morning. Our photographer/guide was Kennedy. We had a great time. Kennedy knows a lot of the city and the best spots for pictures. It was a highlight on our trip to New York. At the end of the tour he took us back to Times… Square to and gave us directions how to get to walk street for our next sight. We received the pictures in the same evening and they are great. The booking Service and contact was very good. We are fully satisfied with everything and would always book it again!
Thank you for that great experience! Read more “Mother daughter photo walk Central Park NYC”
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!!!!
Better than advertised!
Marc did a fantastic job! His photos were top quality, and his guided tour was the best. Best 2 hours we could have spent. Marc is super friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We did an extended tour in Central Park and then went to the Brooklyn Bridge. If you do anything in New York,… take a tour with Marc! Read more “Better than advertised!”
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… Station, Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village was just perfect. You immediately feel at ease with Marc 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!! Read more “Lisa Thomas”
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.
Amazing Tour and a Fantastic Photographer
My fiancee and I booked photos with PhotoTrek Tours when we planned our Trip to New York. We ended up getting engaged before the trip and thought they could double as the engagement photos. I have to admit I was dreading this a bit as I do not take good photographs (more like horrific scare… children, show no one photographs) and I was worried that these would be no different. I can not stress how wrong I was! Marc our photographer was phenomenal, he made the whole experience fun and within seconds of meeting him that dread I was secretly feeling was completely gone and replaced with excitement. Marc was professional, knowledgeable, and made the whole experience extremely enjoyable. The time flew by and Marc left us with some tips to see Brooklyn as we were planning on walking the rest of the bridge once he left us. Based on Marc’s recommendations we had one of the best days I have had in New York to date. The pictures were sent to us promptly and were amazing; one of them is being used as our Save the Date for the wedding. I can not recommend this experience highly enough you will not regret it! Read more “Amazing Tour and a Fantastic Photographer”
Spectacular – Greatly exceeded expectations
After reading the stellar reviews, we knew that the walking tour would be great but it completely exceeded our expectations. Kennedy was our tour guide and he made the tour fun, educational and fast-paced. The photos were unbelievable! He was able to capture unique perspectives and we could not be happier with the finished product.… We covered so much of the city in two hours. Read more “Spectacular – Greatly exceeded expectations”
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!!
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… add to our itinerary. We also got some fab photos – he was happy to shoot raw on our memory card so we could get the pics straight away. Really lovely morning and well worth it. Read more “A fun couple of hours”
Outstanding! A Top Highlight of our New York Trip!
Without hesitation, we highly recommend PhotoTrek Tours! Marc is an outstanding photographer, capturing tons of excellent photos that we will cherish forever in the time that we were with him. He catered the tour to us as we expressed our wishes of where we wanted the photos to be, taking us all over Central Park,… West Village and Times Square to capture us in the areas of New York that mean the most to us. All of the photos we received back (just 24 hours later!) were composed so very well. Some look like they could be in a magazine and it’s almost impossible to choose which to share on Instagram. He has an excellent eye, is very easy-going/easy to talk to and he’s also a great tour guide along the way. He had a ton of suggestions on places to eat and great places to visit based on our interests. To capture you and a loved one (or loved ones) in NYC, we can think of no better photographer to book with than Marc at PhotoTrek Tours! You’ll be so happy with the photos he captures! Read more “Outstanding! A Top Highlight of our New York Trip!”
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… visited the next days several of the places he pointed out to us and we can only recommend him a lot! And btw: we got the nicest pictures of us ever. Truly a great event! Thanks a lot!! Read more “Marc was just amazing”
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!!
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!
Great tour and photos
It was nice having a tour of hot spots in NYC and having photos of my husband and I together. Marc was very knowledgable of the area and showed us around!
Very nice experience
That is a perfect gift if you plan to visit NY for a birthday, as we did. Marc move us trought Brooklin bridge, Greenwich village, Time Square just in a couple of hours! And suggest us some things to enjoy better the rest of the time. Photos are very nice. Thank you Marc!
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!
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.
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!
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!!!
It’s a must do, Marc will capture amazing photos to remember your trip. Fantastic experience!
Kennedy was amazing!
This was our first trip to nyc. Kennedy took some stunning photos and his knowledge of the city was brilliant. Kennedy was so friendly and immediately put us at ease. He helped us with the subway (which we have been using since!). Would definitely recommend! We even saw the mandarin duck at Central Park (which… Jessie pointed out and took a photo of!). Worth every penny. Read more “Kennedy was amazing!”
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.
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.… I looked at different photographers and pricing for a while before finding PhotoTrek Tours. I’m a pretty picky person when it comes to photos and I have to say we are both incredibly impressed with how everything turned out and SO GLAD we chose PhotoTrek Tours! What they provide is above and beyond what you’ll find elsewhere. We were lucky enough to get Kennedy as our photographer/tour guide. HE IS FANTASTIC! Kennedy was full of great info and also has his own info service called “Ask a New Yorker”. It was so much fun getting to walk around NYC and hear all about the sights. These are some of the best photos we’ve ever had taken! Thank you for providing above and beyond service, we had a wonderful experience and highly recommend Kennedy and PhotoTrek Tours! Read more “AMAZING!!! Thank you!”
Chris A Zerfass
Marc Samuels is amazing!! Great Job!! Thanks for showing us the whispering wall in GCS!!
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!
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!!
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… sightseeing places and got a lot of interesting information. Marc made a lot of very nice photos and was extremely funny. We had a lot of fun, too, and I cal really recommend this tour. Read more “Funny and interesting tour and Photoshoot”
Photo trek tour
The experience was fabulous. A great way to see part of the city. ie. Time Square, Central Park and Brooklyn Bridge. Customizable to your liking. Marc, the photographer, was personable and punctual. He has been doing photo tours for over 15 years! My wife and I would recommend this without hesitation!
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… enjoy our pictures. I would not hesitate in recommending Photo Trek tours to anyone visiting NYC. It’s a must to!! Thanks again Marc 🙂 Read more “AMAZING New York Private 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.
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!
Finally a chance for Mom to be in the pictures too. I was tired of never having good family photos from our trips – this tour was great combing site seeing with photos. Marc was great and kept us moving so my boys did not get bored. So many unique and iconic backgrounds – Marc… sent a zip file with all photos the same day! Read more “Great Photos”
Perfect NYC Experience!
After visiting NYC dozens of times over the past forty years I was looking for a special way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The theatre’s have always been exciting, dining in the West Village has always been a culinary adventure, the museums have been enlightening, the views from the Empire State Building and the World… Trade Center have been breathtaking, brunch in the Rainbow Room was romantic, visiting the catacombs of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral was educational, walking the Highline has always been fun, and Time Square has always been an adventure – but possibly the best two-hours we’ve spent in the City were with Marc of PhotoTrek Tours. Marc is an outstanding photographer, he knows the city really well, is fun to be with, and did a great job of customizing the tour to our interests. A great adventure! Read more “Perfect NYC Experience!”
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!
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!
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… from our trip, thanks again! Sarah & Myles Read more “Sarah Taylor”
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… first full day in the big city! Would totally recommend this to other travels to New York. Read more “So much fun!”
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… took the subway to the Central Park area and we finished at the Brooklyn Bridge. Read more “Definitely recommended!”
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.
10/10 recommend. Marc was fantastic at finding places for us to visit that were not your usual touristy areas. Very quick with sending through the photos also.
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… stroller) was something we used all week long.
He was patient when our one-year-old was being a little unpredictable. He made sure we were ok on time and on who would and wouldn’t be in pictures.
I’m so glad we were able to get on his schedule, and I’m recommending the tour to all of my friends venturing to the city! Read more “Rachel Stowell”
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… New York Read more “What a great tour!”
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.
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… our 3 hours. So glad we made the haul to the Brooklyn Bridge, we would have never done that on our own and he knew the perfect spots to get great shots. Turn around time was super fast and we got a lot of images. Highly recommend Read more “10th Birthday Photoshoot”
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.
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.
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… fun we had on our visit with him! Read more “Katie Perry Fischer”
Amazing Experience with Photo Trek Tours
Our tour with Marc was fabulous! Being the photographer in our family and having high standards when it comes to lifestyle photography, I couldn’t have been more pleased with the photos that Marc captured for our family while visiting NYC during Christmas. This was a challenging time to capture great images without a lot of… noise in the background due to the large crowds this time of year and somehow Marc was able to capture so many amazing photos that will be framed and displayed in our home. Marc kept us on our toes and we were thankful for that because he was able to keep a pace that allowed us to experience everything we wanted to see. Thank you Marc for a great day in NYC! We will be contacting you again the next time we are in NY! Happy New Year!! Read more “Amazing Experience with Photo Trek Tours”
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!
Marc was an invaluable asset to our start in NYC. Not only did he manage to take photos of 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… great memories. We’ll book again next time Read more “Suzanne White”
First time in the city
Our phototrek with Marc was truly amazing. He captured some of the most amazing photos of our memory. I would definately recomment this service to capture some great memories and along te way gain some wonderful infration about the city. Marc my wife and I thank you for all the info you gave us for… after our tour and the awesome pictures. Read more “First time in the city”
Marc was great!
Great tour with fantastic, creative photos. Marc was flexible with the locations and taught us how to use the subway system which was a great help with the rest of our visit. We had a great time!
Highlight of New York
We did the tour with Marc. He is lovely and we had a great time with him. His photos are truly amazing! He showed us the sights and even customised our tour so I could see some spots from Sex and the City. The photo tour was definitely a highlight of New York for us… and I definitely recommend it. Read more “Highlight of New York”
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!
Marc took a lot of beautiful photos. He know exactly the best spot to get them. Thanks again buddy! See you next year!
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… Australia as it was recommended to us by Australian friends Read more “Stephen Lazzo”
Our tour with Marc on Christmas Eve was thoroughly enjoyable. Marc was aware we have been to New York several times and was keen to show us somewhere new too as well as to take photos for us at favourite spots. We had photos taken at Times Square, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge and in the… West Village. We even popped into the Plaza Hotel for a quick nosey aound, beautiful hotel. It was lovely to see the West Village for the first time, what a beautiful part of the city. The photos Marc sent into us on Christmas Day were excellent, how he takes the shots to make it look like no one else is around on them is amazing! The two hour tour with Marc was worth every penny. Don’t hesitate to book! Read more “Brilliant Tour!”
Loved the pictures, and the tour guide!
Took my son to NYC for his Spring Break. Thought it would be cool to do the photographer tour. Definitely was a great experience, and my son and I both really liked the photographer! The pictures came out GREAT too. Highly recommend!
Marc is unbelievable!
What a great experience with Marc! Not only was the tour amazing and he showed us NYC in 2 hours, the photos were amazing! We received them the next day!! What a nice guy, professional and worth every penny! We did this for 3 girls turning 16 as a sweet 16 gift. BEST GIFT EVER!
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
Best guided tour with my family. ?
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… your photos professionally taken, all-in-one! Read more “Awesome Private Tour + Photoshoot Experience”
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… city who was showing us the sights. We did not feel like tourists (which was why I loved it) and the photos were totally unobtrusive as we walked. This is a GREAT way to get a tour of the city and learn where to go, what to do, and how to get there. Marc’s recommendations were top notch, and things you wouldn’t get from a travel book. And, of course, we came home with some wonderful pictures in iconic spots! Highly recommend! Read more “Fantastic Tour Without Feeling Like A Tourist”
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… . He took the time to educate us on how the subway works, we were sooooo grateful for his teachings . I’m so happy we did this tour and will always be able to enjoy our pictures . We would absolutely recommend this tour with Marc . Read more “A MUST DO”
We had Marc as a photographer. Now let’s say we are a family of five, with the brooding teenage boy who does what to leave the room , the middle pre teen girl who is a little awkward and the third girl child, need I say more . Yet Marc was great, he took it… all in his stride. Gave us great tips for subway and helped us brave our first trip on it. . He even offered my boy a jumper from his own bag as it was pretty cold as then when the awkward on was my shoes are rubbing , Marc rummaged though his bag going I think I might have some spare, nope but I have bandaids . This man needs to be my nanny .
Needless to say Marc eased our family into New York on our second day there . He went above and beyond and gave our family beautiful photos to match our memories. thank you Marc. Read more “Captivating”
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… the subway with no problems after you explained how to use it…thank you, highly recommended :)?? Read more “James Rowley-Hill”
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.
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.
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 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… – really appreciated. Read more “Donal Mullane”
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… for capturing so many great pictures of us exploring your amazing city!!! Read more “3 hour best of NY walking tour”
Marc was very knowledgeable and we had a great time on our tour. Fantastic pictures!!! Thank you, Marc!!
Marc is the top!!! Very professional photographer
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… and have a great day in the city! Read more “Awesome Way to Make NYC Personal and Memorable!”
Highly recommended!!! Very helpful and professional, and quick turnaround of photos! I would recommend to all my friends and family!
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.
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
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… to hear his great stories while he walked us in and out of the neighborhoods of NY. You don’t need to be from out of town to learn more about where you live. Read more “Click!”
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… fast-paced and we got to see so much more than we would have without this tour. He was also wonderful in giving us tips on things to do and see. We followed up on quite a few of these and they were all outstanding including TAO, Stone Street, and the Food Court in the Plaza Hotel. The best part though was the wonderful photos (181 in total) of the iconic places in NYC. There were so many fantastic shots that have made for incredible memories of our time there. I would not hesitate in recommending Phototrek tours to anyone visiting NYC. It’s a must!! Thanks again Marc 🙂 Read more “Best of NY 3 Hour Private Photo Tour – AMAZING!!!!!!”
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… photos are amazing i absolutely love them i will cherish them forever .Marc is such a nice guy and a real professional and takes wow photos all around nyc ,he is also very flexible and accommodating in creating a suitable route to take in sights that are important to you i highly recommend this tour with Marc do it . one of the best things you,ll do while in new york i want to do it again thanks for the beautiful memories marc i will cherish them forever Read more “amazing amazing amazing”
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… time in NYC, and some wonderful photos! The tour was interesting from the minute I got to 42nd str until he left me at the Dumbo. Even when he was leaving me he made sure I knew how to get back. I would recommend this tour to everyone! Read more “Photo tour with Kennedy”
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… the best choice. Kennedy really put us in the spirit of NYC and made us feel comfortable about getting around the city. Do yourself a favor and book this tour!! Read more “Had a Blast with Kennedy!!”
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… schedule two tours!!! Thank you Marc for making my dream trip to NYC greater than expected. Read more “Janice Stoner”
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… recommend this service to everyone!!!!! Read more “So awesome!”
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… lot of fun seeing things we would have missed without him. If you are thinking about booking this tour do it you won’t regret the choice. Read more “Great afternoon with Marc”
Just has to be done!
What a fabulous day. Marc was our photographer and from minute one we felt welcomed and that the day was all about us. I had a bit of trouble walking and Marc was very aware of this and was very accommodating. This is just a great way to enjoy the sites of New York City… and get some great photos with everyone in them. Thoroughly enjoyed the day and would highly recommend this tour . Read more “Just has to be done!”
Loved our tour & photos!
We loved our walking tour with Marc. Marc was super friendly, helped to give us ideas for the rest of our trip and we loved our photos. Great way to see the city!
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… did Times Square, SoHo, shots on the subway, misc. places along the way, and the highlight, which was the Brooklyn Bridge. Since we were in town for the Billy Joel concert at Madison Square Garden that night, Marc even brought us to MSG and took our photo in front of the marquee featuring Billy Joel. The next day Marc sent over 100 photos. Download was a snap. I definitely recommend this tour. It is a fast two hours but fun, different, and I don’t know of another tour where you get to take home dozens of photos. Just be prepared as it is NYC after all and you’ll often need to be quick to get the shot. Thanks Marc! Read more “Fun Tour Captured in Photographs!”
Fantastic photos to look back on, worth every penny! Thanks again Mark!
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… to do another tour with Marc. I can’t tell you how thankful My wife and I are to have these memories documented with our girls. We had to reschedule our travel twice due to Covid and Marc was incredibly accommodating. On the day of our scheduled tour it was raining, but Marc still took the time to come meet us- gave us a refresher on using the subway, recommend some restaurants and got in a few pictures. We rescheduled for the next day and the experience was amazing. If you find yourself in New York, schedule some time with Marc. So great to have a personalized tour and photos with everyone in them. Extremely quick turn around with the photos and they were incredible. Read more “Tony Hall”
This was by far the greatest adventure. our tour was with photographer Kennedy…enjoyed all the knowledge and great memories captured!! Our adventure started at Time Square, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, and Grand Central Station. Definitely a must do. Kennedy captured so many great memories we will forever be able to look back on!!
Enjoyable morning with Marc, first time in New York very knowledgable, great pictures would use again and 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.… He sent my photos to me just two days later, and I’m really pleased! Next time I’m in NYC I’m choosing another area to get more photos, and I’m telling everyone who visits they should hire Marc! Read more “Great Photos In Incredible Settings”
Had a perfect day, Marc u are the best
A tour to remember!
The private walking tour with Marc, a professional photographer, is highly recommendable. Marc is a pro and he personalises your tour according to your interest. He is also a local, which comes very handy if you want to get a bit of background info.The photos are are of stunning quality and a memory you will… treasure forever. So don’t miss this opportunity to book a tour with him! Read more “A tour to remember!”
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… days we had already been there. We are so happy we have so many great shots to remember our trip by. Marc thank you SO much for everything! We would seriously consider doing this again the next time we come. Definitely something you should do! Read more “DO THIS!!”
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
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… amazing and we received them within 6 hours I would highly recommend this company well worth it !! Read more “Deborah Burton”
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.
Tour of New York
I took my daughter on this trip for her senior year and wanted to have some great photos to document this event. This was an incredible tour that gave us insights to the city beyond Times Square. Marc was very informative and fun. We covered lots of ground during the tour and got some fantastic… pictures all over the city. We were fortunate to have Marc take us off the normal tourist trail and show us more of NY than we could have ever done on our own. I highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting NYC! When I return with my husband I will certainly book this tour again. Read more “Tour of New York”
Great way to see the city
This is my 2nd time using PhotoTrek, and both were well worth the money. With 4 years in between, the tour is roughly the same: Times Square, Central Park, Upper East Side, the subway and Brooklyn Bridge. Jesse was very interesting and helpful, offering suggestions and insight for the remainder of our trip.The photos were… plentiful, good quality and delivered the next day. This tour is ideal to get your bearings, see a LOT in a short amount of time, and capture more memories than you ever could alone. Read more “Great way to see the city”
Hvis I kommer til New York, kan vi varmt anbefale Marc Samuels til, at vise jer rundt og fotografere jer imens
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!
Hege Kristin Tveit
Really enjoyed our day!! So glad we did this!! Thank you Marc
A trip and tour to remember forever!
This was incredible! It was worth every penny to see the city like you have never seen it before. My family came to NYC before and did your standard city pass tours. This time we wanted to see the city like a local. I emailed him prior to coming and he was very responsive. He… answered all my questions which made me feel confident that I was getting something legitimate. We booked it for our first day and was glad we did because it helped to set up the next four days with all his suggestions and information. Marc was so knowledgeable and customized our trip to what WE wanted. He gave us a ton of insight to the subway and places we were interested in seeing. The recommendations for places to eat were fantastic. The only real problem was there was so much to get in that we are running out of time to see it all. He turned around the pictures very quickly (24 hours) and they were excellent. Many people stopped him along the way to ask for his card. We felt special to have our own photographer to capture our trip. No more selfies on this one. This paparazzi experience was amazing! Read more “A trip and tour to remember forever!”
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… understatement. Kennedy was polite, knowledgeable and very funny. There was not a point during the tour where we felt disinterested……pure fun all the way. We saw New York in very much a different light…..much more up close and personal than the other tours we attended. The main advantage is this tour allows you to orientate yourself and get to know the streets very quickly allowing you to get around very easily for the remainder of your stay. Times Square, Central Park, The Plaza, a ride on the Subway, to name a few are all included. The tour quite rightly ends on the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge where we spent time with Kennedy who expertly described the structures history (as he did at every stop on the tour.) Be prepared to walk so wear comfortable shoes. You will also smile loads not just because you are being snapped every few minutes but because it is so much fun! This is a must for first timers in NYC and worth every penny spent. We received our photographs within 24 hours………..nearly 200 of them! A brilliant morning with a fantastic host. Thank you Kennedy and Marc. It made our visit to your great city unforgettable. Read more “Brilliant Tour with Kennedy – Made To Feel Very Special”
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 the “sex n the city” tour and Photo Trek tours were MUCH… better.
5. You get a choice of where to visit – (I wouldn’t mind going back one day to do more!!!!) It is fast-paced to ensure you get to see so much (which wasn’t a problem for us but should this be for you I would suggest maybe book a longer session??) Read more “Anne Berta”
Marc was a great experience during our trip! He took amazing pictures and was very knowledgable of the city! He took us to the best spots and took the best pics! Also gave us great places to eat and check out after the tour. He was very personable and I would highly recommend him to… anyone! Read more “NYC pictures”
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 !
Highly recommended. Thank you Marc for the memories x
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.
A fantastic tour!
Marc is a great photographer- so creative and energetic!!! We really enjoyed his knowledge and appreciation of all the different neighborhoods.
Kennedy was super!
Really enjoyed the experience and the pictures of our daughter are priceless. Would highly recommend this tour and Kennedy!
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!!!
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… in NYC. Would do it again. Thank you!! Read more “So happy I booked this tour!”
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… is a MUST! Read more “Amazing Tour of NYC”
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.
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… the subway with no problems after you explained how to use it…thank you, highly recommended 🙂 Read more “Great start to the holiday…. :)”
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!
Terrific Tour & Photos… Highly Recommended
Our photographer and tour guide, Marc Samuels, was absolutely terrific. Would highly recommend Marc and doing the tour at the beginning of your trip to New York. Not only do you get a lay of the land and recommendations but you get great photos so you don’t need to worry about getting them later.
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!
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.
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… and, thanks to Marc, we now already know how to navigate the subway, where to buy cheap theatre tickets, what to go and see, what to do and importantly what not to do in and around NYC. PLUS we saw so much of this beautiful city. AND had a wonderful professional photo shoot as a family at the same time! We will treasure our photos forever. So good they’ll be printed on canvas and will decorate our walls when we get home.
This experience is a must for anyone visiting NYC! You won’t be disappointed. Read more “Emma Turton”
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… fire trucks, taxis etc, no one minded and allowed this to happen. Great experience and very comfortable in Marc’s company for 3 hours. A real ambassador for his city. Read more “Marie Higgins Massie”
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… of a incredible family holiday. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!! Read more “Sharon Doyle”
Amaaaaaziiiing tour 🙂
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 …… see ya next time! @phototrektours Read more “Another Fantastic Photo Tour!”
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… definitely book again! Read more “Mom’s Birthday present”