‘Our Town New York’ is an award winning and four time nominated boutique private tour service originally founded in 2004 by James Smythe as ‘My Kind Of Town – New York’, creating an outstanding private and personalized tour service which today has grown into the sister company, ‘Our Town New York’. Under today’s leadership, the vision remains the same, to continue providing the best private tour company in New York City.

John K. Bahr  is a native New Yorker and a Renaissance man with a gift for taking complex information and making it light, fun and entertaining. Over the past 40 years, John has lived in Manhattan and abroad with a wide range of experience in the media arts, advertising and culinary industry. John brings his broad knowledge and lifelong experience of New York City to his tours every day.

We have to mention our extraordinary staff in our reservation office and our longtime family of New York City tour guides.

In order to truly enjoy New York City, it is helpful to begin your NYC visit by experiencing a tour with an energetic and knowledgeable tour guide. After one of our tours and for the remainder of your stay in NYC, you will feel comfortable and confident exploring New York City on your own, like a native New Yorker. We gladly offer our private tours in foreign languages too.


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