My name is Evgeniya Simmons, and I am a licensed New York City tour guide. I’m a native Russian, but fluent in English and some German. I am giving private tours to guests from the most luxurious hotels and high end concierge companies in New York City.
I was trusted to give tours to one of the most famous football teams in America – the Dallas Cowboys and the mayor of Singapore. I’ve also taken European hockey teams, Russian oligarchs, Middle Eastern Royalty and celebrities on my tours. I gave my services to such companies as Avon, Parallels, Penetron, Baltika Breweries, World Trade Center Institute and many others.
I discovered my passion for tourism, love of art and history very early in life. I’ve traveled to 12 countries and visited over 50 cities before moving to New York – the one I consider the best city on Earth. My love of New York’s spirit, art, culture and architecture translates into excellent tours, bringing clients back for a second, third and even fourth time.
I have a bachelor degree in English language and a graduate degree in Hospitality and Tourism Infrastructure. I had been working as a travel agent for several years before changing careers to the tour guiding industry in 2012.
I spend my free time attending art exhibitions, discovering new places in New York, practicing photography (www.instagram.com/citihostess) and producing short videos. I enjoy playing piano, and I occasionally model for Manhattan clothing stores.
My favorite way of conducting a tour is to let the day happen naturally. Whether we are running into a street fair or a concert, visiting a food fest or an art gallery, taking a walk around neighborhoods, admiring new and old architecture, discovering secret places, doing unique shopping, talking to locals or tasting soul food – my favorite thing is to make people fall in love with the city; make them feel its pulse and energy, and see different side of its neighborhoods and landmarks.
I always find ways to let my guests be real New Yorkers for a day or two.
I am also available for Meet & Greet services. Don’t hesitate to give me a call to discuss how I may serve your.
Looking forward to hearing from you.