Borough Excursions is a Queens-based tour company that aims to show off the finer points of the outer boroughs. Owner Doris recently answered some questions for us, so our Queens Mamas readers can really get a sense of what Borough Excursions has to offer.
QM: What prompted you to start Borough Excursions?
D: I moved here from Boston about five years ago and as friends/family visited me I wanted to show them more than Times Square. I explored Queens and the outer boroughs and made it a point to visit museums, landmarks and other places of interest in each borough.
Can you give a sample itinerary of a Queens tour?
What’s the most interesting stop, in your opinion, on the Queens tour and why?
It has to be Flushing Meadows Park because of the history and all the great things the park has to offer. The zoo is perfect for a quick trip. The theatre has fantastic shows and the museum has the panorama.
What are some examples of custom tours people can request?
Anything really. I had a Russian family hire me for 4 hours to show them Brooklyn and the Russian part of town. I had to do some research but they had a great time in Brighton Beach and dinner.
I noticed on your website that you’re doing a Halloween tour. What’s included, and what age range would you consider is appropriate for it?
The Halloween Tour is a visit to the Queens County Farm on a day that there is a festival or in the evening to do the corn maize. I think the morning / festival event is appropriate for kids of any age and families.
For more information on Borough Excursions, or to book your own tour, visit their website or call 646-301-6241.