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My wife, Marion, and I wish to thank you for including us in the best day trip we have ever taken, bar none.  Our on-board and walking tour guide, Barbara Dunn-Alfinto did an outstanding job.  Your charming daughter was an extra delight guiding us to our various destinations at the busy City street corners.  And your overall skills in commandeering two full buses containing over 100 passengers in such a complex endeavor is an excellent tribute to your role as Trip Leader for the Friends of the Brick Library.

I am including some personally flavored photos we took with, perhaps some inexact, captions of what we consider highlights of this trip.  Please notify us of your plans for any future trips you may lead.

Thanks again for a wonderful time.


Mike  Giovaniello.


Glyn Rogers 2008/2010

"This is the second time that I have used Barbara for my tour guide. The first time was in 2008 when Barbara was working as a guide who had been commissioned by a UK travel company who organised my trip.

I was so impressed with her in 2008 that I asked her to organise my complete trip to NY this past October. I can say with hand on heart that the October trip was the best organised trip I have ever experienced.


Barbara organised everything, my flights from the UK, transfers, hotel, theatre, Knicks tickets, excursions, meals ... everything! Every aspect went without a hitch. Barbara and her husband Peter were professional, knowledgeable, incredibly courteous and efficient in their work; it felt like friends taking us around NYC, not tour guides. My students (30 in total) were so well looked after and felt completely at ease in their company. Whatever we asked for was done immediately, what ever couldn't be done immediately, was done and sorted out over a cup of coffee and cheesecake!"


"Barbara took us to shopping places that we would have never known about. One such place was a neighborhood outdoor shopping park. It was filled with live Christmas wreaths, garland and everything imaginable for the home and gifts too."


"Barbara took care of all the transportation and we did not have to worry about a thing but shopping, eating, and more shopping!"


"We had an excellent tour guide, Minna Scharff, who showed us all of the highlights. Many of us are anxious to return and I am sure that we will contact Minna again....THANK YOU"

"My girl friends and I traveled to NYC during the Christmas Holidays. We had been to NYC many times before during Christmas Holidays, but Barbara made this trip very special."


"For 6 days Minna Scharff took the best care of 22 students (Jr. and Senior) and 16 adults. We were a Drama and Art group from a little town of Duchess Alberta Canada and our first time in New York City."

"Whether we're looking for a local cafe to get a good espresso, a restaurant in Chinatown to get authentic dumplings, a shop that sells the city's most fashionable dresses (at half-price, of course!) or tickets to a hot Broadway show -- for that very night -- Barbara's team gets the job done perfectly!"

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