About Us

My New York City Tours is your personal guide to New York City art and architecture, history and culture, food and fun!  All tours are personalized according to your interests and needs.

Most tours will be conducted outdoors (except for museum visits) so please dress appropriately. The tours will last two to two and a half hours, and walking will be at a leisurely pace with frequent stops. The guide will meet you at a specified address ; directions and travel advice are provided when you reserve your tour.

Contact us for custom designed tours including holiday tours, visits to shopping malls, and tours for children!


Emma Guest-Consales, Ph.D. founder and principal guide of My New York City Tours, is an experienced guide and lecturer who has taught art and architectural history in New York City for over fifteen years. She is an official New York City Tour Guide with a license from the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. She is Tour Ambassador Captain at the One World Observatory in One World Trade Center where her work includes interacting with thousands of guests on a daily basis through public presentations and small group tours,. She also gives VIP tours to top executives, celebrities, politicians, and heads of state, and develops programs for staff training, Scouts, and student and corporate groups. She is a guide for Bowery Boys Walks (of the Bowery Boys podcast), leading tours of Ladies’ Mile, Central Park, and Fifth Avenue. Emma is currently President of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC).

She has a doctorate degree in Italian Renaissance art, and has also taught classes on the history, art, and architecture of New York City. Currently a resident of New Jersey, she lived in Manhattan for seven years, and continues to work in and around New York City. She is completely fluent in Italian, so all tours are suitable for Italian visitors. Please use the “Contact us” page to request more information.


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 our tour.

Alice Devereaux VP Training/Research Development, USA Tour Pros


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