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. The creation of an outstanding private and personalized tour service - which today has morphed 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 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 each day.

Our Guides are all vetted New York City licensed and have thousands of hours of experience introducing our city to guests from near and far. Our guides are unscripted and can customize your tour to your interests and wishes. We truly feel that it is important for our guests to learn and see New York City, The Hamptons and the Hudson Valley, but we want them to have a fun experience too!

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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"They know every nook and cranny in the City"