Taking a tour with YEStoursNYC was one of the best decisions of my trip. They were the shining memory of my journey to New York City. Thank you YEStoursNYC and thank you Robert!” - Alice T. from Upstate New York


Statue Reviews for our Guides

I really didn’t know what to expect when starting this tour, and I was absolutely pleasantly surprised! The interesting facts and unforgettable stories told alone would still have been powerful and fascinating, but Roberts passionate way of telling personal stories and historical and other facts really turned this into a once in a lifetime experience. 

Me and my family really considered ourselves lucky with the Tour guide we had and it would certainly take a while, maybe even a lifetime for me to forget some of the things we covered today. Absolutely Wonderful!” - Viv K. Baltimore, MD

This tour was organized really well. The tour guide arrived about half an hour before the tour started so everyone was welcomed and sure that he's at the right place. As a former musical artist our tour guide Robert Yonskie did a great entertaining and informative presentation of Liberty Statue and Ellis Island. I think he knows really everything about their history. After his explanations we had enough time to look around and to make photos at every station we visited. I would advise this tour to everybody who comes to New York - especially if it is the first time. With this guide I would go again on a guided tour in New York on my next visit there.” - George C. Laguna Beach, CA

Ask for Robert Yonskie as your tour guide! He is a 5 star guide who added personal touches like taking beautiful individual pictures of each guest at the Statue of Liberty. Extremely knowledgeable. We learned so much about the Statue and Ellis Island. Even kept my 12 year old and 10 year old boys enthralled!” - Stephanie G. Miami, FL

Alison and I thoroughly enjoyed both tours with Robert. Robert is a enjoyment to have as a tour guide. His professionalism is above the bar. His knowledge of both tours gave us so much more enlightenment of the history behind the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and he 9/11 monument. We would recommend these tours and have them specifically ask for Robert Yonskie. In all our travels we have never had so much enjoyment and personalized attention on a tour. Robert is a gem!!!!!”-Stephen R. Saco, ME

9/11 and Ground Zero Experience Reviews


We had certain expectations for this tour, knowing it was a memorial and remembering the events of 9/11. And those expectations were met. However, Robert Yonskie made the experience exponentially better with his knowledge, passion, first-hand perspective and his willingness to speak so openly and honestly. My teenage daughters (18 and 15) were inspired and moved by Robert's heart for NYC and his response to that day. Again, being there was very humbling. But Robert added a whole other level of emotion and heart. There really are no words for how this experience felt. Thank you Robert. I only hope my daughters find a passion in their work as you have. You are truly amazing.” - Jennifer S. Columbus, OH

I cannot believe the intricate and intimate details of this event that Robert enlightened us with! This tour was personal, emotional, and deeply touching to hear a native's perspective of 9/11. Thank you, Robert, for your wonderful charisma and entertaining personality. You were made to be in front of people and I hope you continue to fill your cup by pouring into others!” - Emily E. England

Robert did an excellent job of balancing information with the emotion of taking this tour. As tragic as the whole event may be, he was able to make it very memorable without over dramatizing the tour.” Diane H. Dallas, TX



I highly recommend this tour company! Our guide, Robert Yonskie was wonderful. He is very knowledge and kept our interest regarding this tour and information about Manhattan. We also bypassed the lines in all the areas. I will definitely book this tour company for other excursions!” - Dominic C. New Jersey

So glad I did this tour, even as a native New Yorker! Very informative, personable, funny guide and great photographer. Robert Yonskie was a fantastic guide. Highly recommend him. Tour was awesome to see some of the highlights of New York on foot and being able to skip most of the lineups in the Empire state building was priceless.” Kathy G. NY,NY

Robert Yonskie, was one word AWESOME! Robert was very kind and considerate to slow down the pace of the tour for those who had difficulty keeping up with the fast pace of the City. He found spaces and moments allowing us to sit and rest while he explained each site/attraction. He is a keeper!” - Diana D. New Orleans, LA


We very much enjoyed this tour! Our tour guide Robert was FANTASTIC. We are theater lovers, so we enjoyed learning about New York, Times Square, other theaters, and then the shows.Would HIGHLY recommend to people who love theater and want to learn more.” - Brittney Deanne F. Hackett, NY


We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the dark side of NYC. We have traveled to NYC many times, but have never taken a historical tour like this. We really liked learning about all the crimes that shaped the city. Our guide, Robert Yonskie, was very entertaining and informative. We found his knowledge of the subject was easy to follow. We would definitely request Robert for another tour.” - David M. Sun Valley, AZ



We booked the Soho, Little Italy & Chinatown walking tour a little last minute but were so glad that we did. Robert was a really engaging and knowledgeable guide which definitely made the whole experience.” -The Crookhams Liverpool, UK

Impressive tour! Our guide Robert R Yonskie did a great job. I can highly recommend his tour. The tour was full of personal stories and things you don't read in your travelguide. Sometimes even emotional.” -Esther M. Michigan

What an excellent tour. Robert Yonskie was a superb guide - informative, passionate engaging. He certainly knew his subject matter but added a personal and human side to the tour. Absolutely brilliant” -Sarah K. Lancaster, UK

Meaningful and Educational! This was our first trip to NYC and we wanted to include the 911 memorial. Our tour guide Robert Y was knowledgeable, personable and professional. Technically, he is a good speaker, highly educated. Personally, he shared his point of view having lived through the horrific events of that day making it much more touching and meaningful. Glad we chose to do this and grateful to Robert for our experience.” - Cheryl S. Pittsburgh, PA

“Thorough, Engaging and Fun!”

“We had the most amazing day. I was a little hesitant that joining a guided tour would be great fun. My wife convinced me. We were lucky enough to be assigned to Robert Yonskie. He was just fantastic. He brought the day alive. I really enjoyed it. The kids (for the first time ever) we’re engaged for the entire tour. Fun. Energising. Informative. Just fantastic. I wouldn’t come to New York again without reaching out to Robert to show us some more sights. I highly recommend him!!” - James H. Bicester, UK

“WOW! These guys are the TOUR MASTERS!”

Our small group tour of the statue of liberty and Ellis Island was such a wonderful part of our first visit to New York. Robert Yonskie has spoiled us for all other tour guides! His energy, knowledge and emotions were captivating. This was definitely the best excursion of the week!” - Brandie D. Kansas City, MO

What a personal, charming, informative and moving experience. I have been a travel agent for decades- this isn’t just the best company in New York, it’s the best in the country

Robert Yonskie was an amazing tour guide. He was fun, nice, and gave a lot of wonderful information. He was great to be around, and an awesome tour guide.” Jensen P. Calabasas, CA


We started in the morning with the tour to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, then completed the day with 9/11 in the afternoon. Not only was this a great tour, but our guide, Robert Yonskie, was THE BEST!!! He was knowledgeable, well-spoken, and very interesting. Being a native New Yorker, he was able to add many personal experiences and anecdotes. This was especially great in hearing about 9/11. I strongly recommend this tour, and if you are able to have Robert as your guide it is that much better!” - Connie M. Collinsville, IL

“Moving Experience!”

A great storyteller. Robert makes every story touch your heart. He knows exactly what to say and when. His tour was extremely fun and informative for my family, tells facts in a concise and witty way. We're a family of five with two pre-teens and one teen and they had a lot of fun. I recommend Robert as an excellent tour guide, and I'm definitely using his services for our upcoming trips.” Mays A. Calgary, Canada

“Worth every penny! Best thing I bought all vacation long was THIS tour!”

My guide made sure that we enjoyed ourselves and got the most out of our tour time, giving us inside tips to make our time well spent and our photo opps. easy. Very professional, friendly and talented. He was very knowledgeable of NYC in general and the tour sites specifically, taking the time to explain the finer details of each site. Loved that I was the business traveler, group of one, but got my photo keepsake. Highly recommend.” Floor Van G. The Netherlands