Frederique Antoinette Barbier


I am a licensed tour guide in NYC and Washington, D.C., and have over 15 years of experience in tourism.  I specialize in private, made to measure tours for individuals and small groups, opera/cultural tours, incentive & corporate travel, and medical conventions.  Born in Switzerland, I am French and studied philosophy, comparative literature, and opera in the U.S. and Germany before coming to New York.  I speak French, German, Spanish, Italian, and English fluently.  I emphasize architecture, history, and culture in my tours which are meticulously prepared and researched.  I enjoy people and travel and also act as tour manager/tour escort on trips of 7-14 days in the U.S. and Canada.  Recent destinations include:  East Coast from Washington, D.C. to Boston and New England; Ontario and Quebec; Canadian Rockies; National Parks of the Southwest from Yellowstone to Mesa Verde; Cowboys and Indians in the American West; and Jazz & Blues from New Orleans to Chicago.  I am always excited to learn about new regions of the U.S. and open to all destinations.  I am professional and dependable, creative, and very flexible.

Special Tours:

Private, Made to Measure Tours; New York Highlights and Night Tour; Harlem Gospel Tour; Brooklyn Tour; Bronx Tour; Queens Tour; Combined Harlem-Bronx-Queens-Brooklyn Tour; Hoboken; Hudson River Valley; Historic Philadelphia and Amish Country; Washington, D.C. Highlights and Night Tour; Annapolis; Niagara Falls; National Parks of the Southwest from Yellowstone to Mesa Verde.  New England including Boston.


English French German Italian Spanish


Please contact me for availability and rates via e-mail. I am in New York most of the time unless traveling with a group.

Services Offered:

Airport/Pier Meet & Greet Convention Staff Corporate Meeting Staff Hospitality Desk & Staff Tour Consultant Tour Escort Tour Guide Tour Manager

Tours Offered:

African American History Art & Architectural Tours British Colonial History Bronx Brooklyn Central Park Chelsea Chinatown/Little Italy Civil War History Culinary Tours DUMBO Dutch New Amsterdam East Village Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty Grand Central Terminal Greenwich Village Harlem Helicopter Tours Hell's Kitchen Immigrant Experience Irish Immigrant History Italian Immigrant History Jewish History Lower East Side Manhattanville/West Harlem Private Bus Tours Private Tours Prospect Park Queens Revolutionary War Step-On Guides Theater District Times Square TriBeCa Upper East Side Upper West Side Walking Tours