CityRover Walks NY A Different Kind of Tour Company

CityRover Walks NY was founded in 2011 by Max. After working in Finance and living through the financial crisis, Max needed a change. Time abroad and traveling helped him discover not just what he did NOT want to do but also what he did want to do: connect with people, continue to learn, and do something he could feel proud of.

And that’s how CityRover was born. To show off NYC in a fun, informative, and intimate way — away from the double-deckers and the huge walking tour groups led by guides with flags and microphones.

Over time, Max meet friendly travelers from around the world and also like-minded New York entrepreneurs and travel professionals like Dan and Andrew.

Dan and Andrew are New Yorkers who started Streetwise New York Tours, dedicating themselves to do in-depth small-group customized tours that focus more on context and authentic experiences than on names and dates.

The tourism industry is very competitive. So Max, Dan and Andrew have decided to team up in order to provide excellent tour experiences for clients from around the world visiting New York City.

Meet the Rovers We are passionate New Yorkers and licensed tour guides with diverse backgrounds and interests

Andrew

Andrew

I’m a life long New Yorker– meaning I don’t own a car, I walk fast and I wouldn’t dream of living anywhere else. I think New York has a lot to offer and I love sharing its uniqueness with visitors. Being a tour guide is great! I can dish out the requisite history book knowledge of New York but what I really want to share with you, are the stories that reveal what it’s like to live here; from the daily to the extraordinary. I hope to meet you on one of our off the beaten path New York tours!
Dan

Dan

After a year stuck indoors working as an engineer, I needed a change. I wanted my only number crunching to involve finding the right SPF for the best tan. My plan was to give tours for a summer and figure things out. I then discovered that I loved sharing what makes New York so incredible. Years later I'm still fascinated by the sites, smells, and sounds and hope to get a chance to give you a glimpse into what makes over 8 million of us willing to venture into the madness of this great city.
David

Max

I spent my 20s in the NYC corporate grind (working in Finance). Thankfully, I can now proudly say that I've been an entrepreneur for a decade and haven't looked back. Like many New Yorkers, I am an immigrant, and I think that's a big part of what drives me forward. I founded CityRover tours in 2011 to showcase a different side of New York to visitors and locals alike. There are so many layers to our wonderful city, and I hope you'll join us for a customized private tour to discover them with us.
Greg

Greg

Patrick

Patrick

Sonya

Sonya

Greg

David

Patrick

Danielle

What makes us different:

Intimate

No flags.  No microphones.  Like touring with a friend (one who is a knowledgeable, experienced, personable, and licensed tour guide).

Private

We only offer private tours, which means you don’t have to deal with large tour groups, canned public itineraries, and “lowest-common-denominator” tour content.

Custom & Flexible

You pick the date, time, duration & pickup/drop-off points.  We work with you to design the perfect custom tour for you and your group.

Immersive

Experience the best of NYC on foot and by subway with a private tour guide.  We can explore, learn, taste, sight-see, and go with the flow.

CityRover Walks NY tours are operated exclusively by Streetwise New York Tours LLC