DEREK CHAN is an experienced, professional New York City-based, licensed tour guide who has provided hundreds of tours throughout NYC. An avid urban explorer, Derek appreciates the storied architecture, varied neighborhoods, historic brownstones and mixture of styles, in addition to the iconic, world famous landmarks comprising the NYC skyline. New York, of course, is nothing without its people and what an incredible diversity of people there is in NYC with delicious food - the sampling of which is a passion of Derek. He is a natural communicator as well as a former classroom teacher and educator. He has a background in marketing and real estate and would love to be a part of your next tour of the greatest city in the world - New York City!
Here's what customers have said about Derek:
  • "Helpful and Funny!" - Visitor, Australia
  • "He's clearly done his research and was not only informative but also entertaining." - Visitor, Australia
  • "Derek was our guide. He was really good. Very informative and his jokes were funny! He made this trip a great experience." - Visitor, UK

Special Tours:

DEREK CHAN, Licensed Tour Guide
Whether you're a local, first time visitor, or veteran New Yorker, I will endeavor to make your tour a memorable and enjoyable experience! We can arrange a custom and general orientation tour of Manhattan or a specific NYC neighborhood, depending on your wants, availability and budget - whether it's just you, your family and friends, corporate event or other group. This is my home and I'd love to share it with you!
Sample Tours:
  • Staute of Liberty & Ellis Island
  • 9/11 Memorial & World Trade Center area
  • Neighborhood Walking Tours
  • 2 Hour Classic NYC Sights Tour (Highlights: Times Square, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, Flatiron Building, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Statue of Liberty, World Trade Center)
  • 2 Hour Uptown Tour (Highlights: Central Park, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Harlem, Museum Mile, Billionaire’s Row)




Services Offered:

Airport/Pier Meet & Greet Tour Consultant Tour Escort Tour Guide Tour Manager

Tours Offered:

Brooklyn Central Park Chelsea Chinatown/Little Italy East Village Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty Fashion District Greenwich Village Immigrant Experience Lower East Side Private Bus Tours Private Tours Queens SoHo Step-On Guides Student Tours Taxi Tours Theater District Times Square TriBeCa Upper East Side Upper West Side Walking Tours Virtual and Online Tours