Kind words from New York’s finest tour guide

D Day Tours Normandy Invasion

Alison and I had the pleasure of meeting Sheldon and Debby Lapidus from Best New York Tours in March 2018. At the time we didn’t know that Sheldon was a professional tour guide as he only told us just before they left. We were all the more pleased to get such a fine endorsement from such a distinguished professional. Thanks Sheldon and Debby. It was a great pleasure to meet you and I enjoyed the tour every bit as much as you did.

Here’s what Sheldon had to say:


It’s barely a week since we returned home to the states from a wonderfully memorable trip, of which you and Malcolm were such a big part.

I think that by now, Malcolm might have mentioned to you what I had revealed to him in the last few moments of our tour – I am a Private Tour Guide in New York.

Of course I did not want to reveal that info prior to or during our tour with Malcolm, because I knew it could make a fellow guide just a wee bit uncomfortable about being judged.

Malcolm was a masterful tour guide and mad our tour of the D-Day Beaches and the Normandy area so much more remarkable, revealing, but most importantly – moving.

The best tour guides, have a real knack for relating stories that bring history alive and Malcolm has the passion and the interest in the subject that make the D-day experience with him something very special.

…I wanted to thank you for being so accommodating at the last minute (twice)…¬† Thanks for offering to put us up at your property and then eventually changing our private tour date that allowed us to catch a ride to Mont St. Michel.

Also, your lunch box you prepared for our tour day was delicious – in particular the ham and cheese baguette, and the wonderful homemade apple cake dessert – loved it. Good job !

Malcolm, like me, has found later in life, what he is truly built to do – relate incredibly important history that changed the world (in a very positive way) and show where it all happened.