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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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The tour departs daily at 10 AM on 7th Ave between 50th & 51st Streets (in the middle of the block), and ends at 4 PM at the same location.

After a drive through the Times Square area, the first stop is at Central Park West and 72nd Street, at the Dakota Building (former home of John Lennon). The stop includes a short guided walk into Central Park to visit the Strawberry Fields with the Imagine mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, as well as the views of other sites in the area such as the luxury condominiums that numerous celebrities call home. We'll also drive by Central Park Zoo, famous Plaza Hotel and Carnegie Hall.

The second stop on the tour is Rockefeller Center, for views of St. Patrick's Cathedral, the location of the ice skating rink and Christmas Tree, and NBC's Today Show set.

The third stop is Madison Square Park - the original location of Madison Square Garden Arena. This area provides spectacular views of dramatic architecture featured in numerous books and films: the Flatiron Building (Godzilla, Spider-Man), the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower (The Runaway Skyscraper, Futurama), and the Empire State Building (King Kong, Independence Day).
The tour continues with a drive through some of the iconic NYC's neighborhoods, such as Greenwich Village, Soho, Chinatown, and the Financial District.

The fourth stop is Wall Street for views of the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall (the location of the first Capitol Building of the United States), Trinity Church, and a drive by the famous Charging Bull sculpture on Broadway.

The fifth stop is the World Trade Center, as we visit the 9/11 Memorial. The tour does not include entry into the 9/11 Museum, but visitors can walk the grounds of the Memorial, visit the waterfalls of "Reflecting Absence," (the footprints of where the original twin towers stood), and see the Survivor Tree that stood up to the destruction of 9/11.
Around 1 pm, we'll stop for a quick lunch break at the Fulton 55 Market.

The sixth stop is at Pier 15 for the 2:30 pm boat cruise (note: in off-season, between Jan 1 - Apr 1, in lieu of boat cruise, guests visit Grand Central Terminal) with the Hornblower to experience magnificent views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines, iconic Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges, Governor's Island, Ellis Island, and a 360 degree turn in front of the Statue of Liberty for amazing photo opportunities!

The boat docks back at Pier 15 in Midtown Manhattan, where we board our bus to continue the tour, as we drive back to our original departure point on 7th Avenue.

*boat cruise is not included during the off season January 1 - April 1, travelers will visit Grand Central Terminal during this time

Highlights
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Customer Reviews
  • michelledb5
    August 2018

    I've never been one to do

  • Sean S
    August 2018

    I am so glad my brother and I booked this experience! We were in the smaller van, so we were able to zip around the city with ease. We had 12 people on the van so it was a very intimate group. We got to know each other, and made friends along the way. Our driver was great, as he took us to each location and met us on time at the pick-up spots when it was time to get back on the van. Our tour guide Gil was the best!!! So very knowledgeable about the city, and took the time to get to know everyone on the tour. He took care of us, made sure we were well hydrated, and even offered to take pictures of us at picture perfect moments. This tour was easily the highlight of our trip to New York City. Even after the tour Gil was kind enough to offer my brother and I tips on getting home. I can't stop raving to my friends and family about the job that Gil did. He advocated for us during the tour, and made sure we were having the best experience possible. The way him and the driver worked together to coordinate an optimized tour was extremely commendable. I would give this tour 10 stars if I could!!! Thank you!!!

  • Denise D
    July 2018

    Amazing tour guide. Not too much walking. ALL the sights. Great, great, great.

Product Details
Inclusions
  • Professional tour guide
  • Guided coach tour
  • Tickets for boat cruise (not included during the off season Jan 1 - April 1; guests will visit Grand Central Terminal instead)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Boat cruise is not included during the off season Jan 1 - April 1 (guests will visit Grand Central Terminal during this time)
Schedule and Pricing
Departure Point

7th Avenue, between 50th & 51st Streets

Departure Time and Comments

10am /

Duration

5 hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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