Testimonials

Emma Guest-Consales, PhD, recent graduate of  USA Tour Pros, conducted an outstanding tour of the architecture and history of several areas of NYC, including Washington Square, Chinatown, Little Italy, The “Village" and SoHo’s famouscast iron district. Emma did so for our group of tour professionals who were participating in our weekend test preparation seminar to become licensed NYC Sightseeing Guides.

Ms. Guest-Consales’s expert knowledge of history and the various types of architecture was explained with charming detail and stories, and her passion for and love of her work never waned during this several-hour tour.

The answers and explanations that Emma (USA Tour Pros NYC-certified in 2010) gave about everything from the Bayard-Condict building to the Triangle Shirtwaist factory – and everything between and beyond – not only were beneficial in several instances for our tour pros while they were answering test questions, but simply fascinating to hear: the City became more personal while being seen through the eyes of our expert. As a VP and a trainer for USA Tour Pros, I can attest to Emma Guest-Consales being an excellent leader and teacher of our group. We hope her schedule will find room for us in the future for this enjoyable and informative tour again!

Alice Devereaux
VP Training/Research Development, USA Tour Pros

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Emma Guest-Consales was retained by my company, USA Tour Pros, to provide an in-depth, 4-hour, architectural/historical tour of Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. Not only did she impress our Tour Pros with little-known facts about cast-iron construction and the differences in many architectural styles, she made herself available throughout our lunch-break time to continue her lecture. Emma had earned her USA Tour Pros NYC Certification from us in 2010 so we wanted to use one of our own graduates to show-off the quality of the Tour Pros we’ve worked with to better present NYC. Emma’s years as a professor are a HUGE selling point in establishing our product as the best NYC Tour Pro Training program available. The perceived value-added derived from Emma’s involvement  was immediately recognized by all of our participants.

In fact, many commented following their successful passing of the NYC Sightseeing Guide Exam that it was Emma’s personal tour that helped them ace the architecture questions!

We hope to be able to use Emma in the future to augment our training program!

Tom Schoenewald
President, USA Tour Pros

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 In due occasioni ho avuto modo di verificare la competenza e la professionalità della Dr.ssa Emma Guest.  A New York con mio marito ho passato un giorno indimenticabile al Metropolitan Museum dove grazie a lei ho potuto notare particolari nelle opere d’arte esaminate che da sola non avrei mai colto.

A New York con un gruppo di studenti liceali (sono un’insegnante) la Dr.ssa Guest ci ha guidato alla scoperta del Central Park, portandoci in posti bellissimi, come la incredibile galleria la cui volta é ricoperta da mattonelle eccezionali. I ragazzi sono rimasti entusiasti quando, alla loro richiesta su dove fosse la statua del cane Balto, protagonista di una storia vera con relativo cartoon che ha deliziato la loro infanzia, immediatamente ce li ha guidati.

Ammiro la sua capacità di sapersi adattare con estrema facilità e spontaneità a situazioni così diverse.

Grazie Dr.ssa Guest

Simona Lapini
Firenze (Italia)

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 I got the best Met tour I’ve ever had!

NYC tours customized the tour according to my preferences: I had a cultured, bilingual art historian (with a sense of humor) guide me through the museum and take me to exactly what I wanted to see. The tour was so enlightening, I will definetely rebook again soon!

Tecla Palli-Sandler
New York, NY (US)

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 I wanted to share a wonderful experience that my family and myself had with Professor Emma T.K. Guest-Consales at the Metropolitan Museum of NYC. We were lucky enough to have her as our tour guide, and she not only did the visit eally enjoyable, but also gave as a full detail description of several works of art.

Her true knowledge and charisma makes the experience an unforgettable one!

Sebastian Forster & Family
Leonia, NJ (US)

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Quisiera compartir una fantastica experiencia que mi familia y yo hemos tenido con la profesora Emma T. K. Guest Consales en el Museo de arte Metropolitano de la ciudad de Nueva York.  Fuimos lo suficientemente afortunados de tenerla como nuestra guia de turismo, y no solamente hizo que nuestra visita sea un verdadero placer, sino que tambien nos hizo una detallada descripcion de algunas de las obras de arte.

Su verdadero conocimiento y carisma hacen que la experiencia sea inolvidable!

Sebastian Forster & Family
Leonia, NJ (US)

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 Durante un mio recente viaggio a New York, ho visitato il Metropolitan Museum con la guida della dott. Emma Guest.  La dott. Guest ha mostrato una rara conoscenza del grandioso museo, guidandomi con sicurezza in molte sale; mi ha stupito la grande competenza dimostrata, non solo per certi artisti o alcuni periodi artistici, ma per l’intera storia dell’arte.

La gentilezza della dott.Guest era unita anche ad un’altra dote: la perfetta padronanza della lingua italiana, tanto che mi ha fatto commentare: “Dottoressa, Lei parla l’italiano meglio di molti italiani!”

Ma un momento della visita al Metropolitan desidero raccontare. Di fronte ad un quadro di Vermeer (Giovane con brocca d’acqua), la Guest mi chiese cosa notavo principalmente osservando l’opera; risposi che notavo il volto della giovane e la normalità dell’attività mostrata nel dipinto. La dottoressa mi disse di osservare inveca quel raggio di luce che entra in casa e la genialità di Vermeer di “catturare quel momento”. Ebbene, la Guest “catturò” anche me in quel momento, facendomi apprezzare in modo completo la grande arte del pittore.

Un grazie di cuore, dottoressa Guest!

Dott. Stefano Falchi
Firenze (Italia)

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