About Us

Warm Greetings from New York City!

My name is Daniel Ellis and I have been living here in New York City since 1995. I love this city and knew it would be my home when I visited here with my senior class in high school 21 years ago. What I did not know is that God would bless me with my own business of bringing people from all over the world to this very special place and showing them just how wonderful it is.

I originally came to the city to pursue an acting career and with some moderate success was getting burned out with the various jobs I had to take to survive. I then decided to go on a mini vacation to London, England and went on a Jack the Ripper Tour which was led by a local actress. The tour was fascinating and I realized I didn’t need to wait tables or do any other crazy jobs to live in the city and study my craft of acting. I knew that I would be a great guide for the city since I received a B.A. in History Education (K-8th grade) from Longwood University in Virginia, I love people, and I am enthralled with New York City.

Receiving my license to guide people around the city, I started out on red double decker buses giving tours and then moved up to walking tours with various companies. I realized that I wanted to be able to create better itineraries for the groups as well as provide better service that was personalized and not mass produced. As a result, Show Me Tours was born and I hope will continue to grow.  Whether you hire me as a guide for a day for you and your family,  plan an entire trip for your local high school or journey with me on one of my public walking tours, Show Me Tours will offer you the best restaurants, attractions, and accommodations as well as a friendly guide to show you the lights and sights of the city.

I am looking forward to working with you!


Daniel Ellis



B.A. in History Education from Longwood University


Licensed Guides with NYC
Member of Guides Association of NYC
Former Docent: FDNY Fire Safety Education Fund's Fire Zone in Rockefeller Center

Favorite Tours:

Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, World Trade Center site