Private Tour

Private Tour

$400 per group for up to 4-hours | Customized just for you.

See New York City Your Way – with your own personal guide!


$400 per group for up to 4-hours| Customized just for you.


Whether you’re a local or visitor to New York City, you value expertise and professional customer service. Big Apple Jazz has enjoyed 20 years of award-winning service assisting our clients in getting the most out of their limited time.

Although we are most proud of our 20 years of immersion tours into the jazz nightlife and history of the Big Apple, we are also delighted to guide you to New York’s major attractions and neighborhood hideaways. Any language, Any subject – we are here to help you design and enjoy an intimate and authentic New York City experience.

Our guests range from families and school groups, to professionals, artists and celebrities the world over. We pride ourselves in customizing tours and itineraries that will surprise and delight you.

Our guide service selects the most personable, knowledgeable and experienced guides in the city to match your needs, and personality.

Our Private Tours start and end when and where you like within New York City’s five boroughs.

Our TripAdvisor reviewers consistently rate us Excellent, and made us #2 in Nightlife in all of New York City. Our day tours are equally impressive!

Most group sizes can be accommodated, but walking tour groups are limited to 10 guests before surcharges apply.


4-hours of New York City licensed guide service; as well as customized itinerary research and development.
When you hire a private guide from Big Apple Jazz Tours you get their unmatched expertise during the tour, plus as much pre-tour assistance in designing the experience of your dreams as needed. We find solutions to stay within your budget, to enhance your enjoyment without sacrificing value.

What’s Not Included:

All other expenses such as transportation, food and drinks, cover charges and attraction fees (including guide’s) are the guest’s responsibility, and can be paid for on the night of the tour. In the event that tickets need to be purchased in advance, we will consult with you before using your credit card on file to secure tickets. Extra hours of guide service can be purchased on the night of the tour or in advance at a rate of $100/each additional hour. Estimates of total expenses will be discussed and agreed upon before the start of the tour.

Contact Information:

Guests are encouraged to contact owner, Gordon Polatnick, directly by email or phone: [email protected] / +1 917-863-7854. This will give you the opportunity to discuss your plans in general, and see if this is the right fit for you or your group. Itineraries can be developed and honed by email or phone consultation after your reservation is booked. We look forward to hearing from you to help create the best tour you’ve ever had.