About Our Town New York

‘Our Town New York’ is an award winning boutique private tour service originally founded in 2004 by James Smythe as My Kind Of Town – New York. He created an outstanding private and personalized tour service which today has morphed into the sister company, ‘Our Town New York’. Under today’s leadership of John K. Bahr 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 with a love for his city. He has the capability 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.

Christine Serio (Booking Office) is a seasoned hospitality professional with over 20 years of experience in the New York City luxury hotel industry. As a native New Yorker, Christine relishes the chance to help our guests experience all that New York City has to offer. Christine loves travel, dining and theatre and is happy to share her experiences and recommendations with you!

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.

A Trip Advisor Favorite!

Concierge Choice Award Winner 2010 -Winner Best Tour Company in New York City!

Winner "Best Tour Company in New York City"

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