book a custom private tour with me

As a New Yorker and travel enthusiast, I love to show visitors around the city! I offer custom private tours about anything you could ever imagine. In the past, I’ve done history, food, chocolate, music, shopping, nightlife, and many other types of tours (see the reviews at the bottom of the page for ideas). I’ve also done tours as presents for special occasions, such as 30th, 40th, and 50th birthdays, honeymoons, anniversaries, and graduations. The beauty of my tours is that I can make your tour idea come to reality or I could offer suggestions based off of your unique interests. If you'd like to book one, please fill out the form below and I will answer within 48 hours. I look forward to meeting you in New York City!  

Tour details:

  • Three hours on a date/time that works for you

  • Custom designed to fit your unique interests

  • Private tour with up to six people in your group (kids under eight not included in headcount and are welcome to join).

  • Cost:

    • Now - August 31: $499 per group (up to 6 people)

    • September 1 - December 31: $599 per group (up to 6 people)

  • Beautiful high-res photos of you and your group in NYC

  • Accessible tours also available

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reviews from my lovely guests!

brooklyn tour with june for her 40th birthday

“I reached out to Sarah after watching her YouTube videos about NYC because I was very impressed with her content! Sarah responded to my inquiry about a private NYC tour very quickly and that I was coming to visit for my 40th Birthday with my girlfriends and there would be a total of 6 of us! I asked for a tour of Brooklyn; DUMBO area and Brooklyn Heights, I wanted some historical facts and overall just a fun day! Well Sarah DID NOT disappoint. The fact that she offered and added photos to the mix was just a cherry on top of my bday cake, she was able to capture unforgettable memories with my best girlfriends. I highly recommend hiring Sarah Funky for a private tour she is super personable and knowledgeable, our group wanted to have Sarah hang with us for our entire weekend in NYC! Sarah also provides great tips for rooftop bars and places to go for good live music. Thank you so much Sarah for a memorable NYC tour!” - June

2 day tour with Rawan - see the video we made together here

“I’ve been following Sarah on YouTube for a while watching her videos and since I knew that I was going to come to New York this past June I decided to book Sarah for two private tours and I also went on her secret of New York tour.

Sarah is the consummate professional she contacted me and asked me about my interests. I told her I wanted to go dancing and she took me on a night life private tour which was fantastic! She also found out that I’m a huge Madonna fan and she took me to the standard Highline Hotel where Madonna recorded her “bitch I’m madonna” video. Not only that when I told her that I was in a wheelchair she managed to create a fabulous itinerary and did her best to make sure that everything was wheelchair accessible. Her itinerary was so amazing I wasn’t able to see everything when I was in New York which means that I have to go back again just to see the things that I missed or couldn’t go to this time around. For my second private tour she took me to Koreatown where she told me the history of Korea town. She took me to a Korean skin care store and a Korean restaurant which was really cool.

Congratulations Sarah on all your continued success thank you for making my time in New York so amazing I wish you all the best!” - Rawan

2 day tour with Akeeda’s family

“We had an amazing experience with our Sarah; she is not only an excellent photographer but a patient, absolutely fun & knowledgeable guide as well. She not only took us to several spectacular spots, but she also took us to hidden historical spots as well that are only know to few if any… Sarah shared a wealth of historical, present and fun information on many of the iconic places we visited and captured lovely photos of us. We are not very photogenic but she had the expert eye that gave us “the perfect shot “ and LOTS of them, of which she delivered promptly after our tours. I’m so happy we choose Sarah to do our 2 day tours with if ever we are in NEW YORK again we will unquestionably book another tour with Sarah. We would completely & absolutely recommend her!” - Akeeda

shopping & fashion focused tour with julia for her 30th birthday

“I have been in New York many times and I have been shopping there many times but with Sarah it was the best shopping tour ever!:-) I have always been interested in fashion so luckily my husband gave me this fashion tour for my 30th birthday and it was a memorable tour! Together we went behind the scenes in the garment district and then headed to SoHo to visit some really amazing boutique shops! Our tour ended up at the Fashion Institute of Technology where we visited their museum and saw their latest exhibitions and had time to view garments and accessories from the 18th century to the present. During the tour Sarah felt like a really good friend to me and it was so much fun with her! Her tour was so personalized, unique and lovely! If you love fashion this tour is a must! I would highly recommend her and I’m very happy to see her again on one of my next trips to NYC! Thank you so much Sarah for this wonderful day together!” - Julia

Biking tour with Sheena through central park & midtown

“I booked a private tour with Sarah after luckily finding her YouTube channel and watching several of her videos (which by the way are so helpful!). Traveling to New York alone for the first time I could have not asked for a better guide. Sarah is one of the sweetest people I have ever met and she is so easy to get along with. Sarah's tour was so personalized and we covered a lot of ground in the time that we had. As a solo traveler it also helped that Sarah took photos of me in great spots during the tour. The tour was probably the highlight of my trip to New York. I would definitely recommend it to everyone. Thank you so much for such a great day Sarah!” - Sheena

Greenwich Village tour with Heather’s Family

“We booked Sarah for a private tour of Greenwich village in NYC and we were very happy with our experience. Sarah’s warm and friendly manner was very much appreciated. She kept my husband and I plus our two teenage sons interested and engaged the entire tour.  By the end of the tour Sarah felt like a friend to us and we will definitely be booking her again the next time we are in NYC.  She is wonderful and was absolutely the highlight of our trip.  We did take Sarah up on some of her recommendations and we were not disappointed. In particular Sarah’s recommendation for the Harbor Line Cruise was spot on. We very much look forward to seeing her again!” - Heather

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Music themed tour with Mikko

"I booked a private tour with Sarah to have a local to give advice on where to go and how to avoid the tourist ripoffs. As a music student, music is important for me so she planned a tour of the music and culture hotspots of the Greenwich Village. Sarah was a friendly, open minded and laid back person and we had a fun time talking, laughing and walking around the area. She also created a Spotify playlist related to the spots we checked out for me to listen. She gives solid advice on food, nightlife, free time and culture based on what kind of person you are and what would work for you, so feel free to tell about yourself and ask all the questions you want. I strongly recommend to check out her tours if you're in town, you won't be disappointed!" - Mikko

Local markets & highline tour with Rachel

“I’ve been to NY many times and have done multiple walking tours – but Sarah’s tour was bar far the best experience I’ve had! It was so personalised and unique. She took all of my ideas and wishes and turned them into a reality. She was so lovely too, it felt like my mum and I were walking around NY with a friend. The information and insights she gave us on the tour were great, and the photos she took were the best we had from our entire trip. I would 100% recommend Sarah’s tours and will definitely be booking another when I return to NY.” - Rachel

Nightlife tour with Derek

“Sarah was a wonderful guide and has a great personality. The night felt like friends hanging out which is exactly what I wanted.” - Derek

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vintage & thrift shopping tour with amy & daughters

“I chose a private tour with Sarah of a specific part of New York City that I wanted to see. I wanted to shop in the village and the surrounding areas of the village. It was specifically shopping for vintage clothing. I didn’t want to waste our time on our vacation meandering around looking for these fabulous little shops that had the Gems that we needed to make our trip fantastic. Sarah already knows where those places are. She is a wealth of information about New York City. She is fun! She is chic. She is easy to be with and gives great advice! I felt like I was walking around with a celebrity. She was not unreasonably priced either. For a private tour it was absolutely amazing and I couldn’t recommend her more! I can’t wait to see her again thank you Sarah!” - Amy