The tour departs daily at 10 AM on 7th Avenue, between 50th & 51st Streets 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.
En route to the fourth stop, we drive by 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 fourth 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.
he fifth stop is at Pier 15 for the 2:30 pm Hornblower International Sightseeing Cruise (note: in off-season, between Jan 1 - Apr 1, in lieu of boat cruise, guests visit Grand Central Terminal) 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.
7th Avenue, between 50th & 51st Streets
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Tyler was very informative friendly and professional. Her passion for the city was heartfelt and genuine. I would definitely recommend this tour. Tyler ur the best!
Great experience, got to see all of the must see in NY, our guide was very helpful. Highly recommended.
What a complete tour, we got to see (and learn) so much thanks to our great tour guide and driver! They were a great team and I would recommend this tour to anyone spending a short time in NYC to see the most possible. Also, the times were great clear meeting point... we had a great time!
Amazing tour and Rachel the tour guild made it even better! The attention to detail and using apps to get around traffic helped so much on Dec 28th.
An awesome experience yesterday. Rachel the tour guide and driver Washington are the best— even in the rain. Very knowledgeable and fun.
Gil was our guide for this trip and his tour was excellent. Very informative, entertaining and educational. We’re so glad we did this on the first day of our trip, we’ve revisited places we saw in the days following that we wouldn’t have thought to visit if we hadn’t passed by on the tour.
Tim our guide was excellent! He was witty, knowledgeable, familiar with points of interest that tourist and former new yorkers would be interested in, funny and very personable. All your drivers should be as proficient as Jose who maneuvered NY traffic exquisitely. This tour was for my visiting sister and niece and both enjoyed it immensely. I will definitely plan another tour when my other sister visits. My sister loved Tim's one liners.
This tour was excellent and I would highly recommend it. It covered key areas and included a boat tour near the statue of Liberty and under Brooklyn bridge. I think this is way better than the hop-on/hop-off bus tours, especially on a cold and rainy December day. Our guide, Tyler, was great! She was fun, passionate, and shared not just knowledge about New York, but also how she feels as a local. She gave us tips on what to try and eat and how to go about the city when exploring on our own. Michael, our driver was great too. He got us out of some traffic jams and kept the tour moving along. We did this tour on our first day which was great, since it gave us a good introduction to the city.
We would have had a top knotch trip if the weather had cooperated, but it was cloudy and pouring rain 90% of the time. Our guide Tim made all the difference and tried improving the experience by giving us an abundance of information. That was very much appreciated. Highly recommend.
Due to circumstances beyond our guide’s control, this was a 5 hour tour that lasted even longer. Our driver was relatively new to his position, and traffic and roadblocks made it a frustrating tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and engaging.
See New York City’s top sights on a full-day sightseeing tour that includes travel by bus and boat. Visit Central Park, Rockefeller Center, the 9/11 Memorial, and more! You will also hop on a boat cruise around New York Harbor to snap photos of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and NYC skyline. Your guide shares informative commentary at all of the sights as you take in the Big Apple on this comprehensive tour.
Note: in off-season, between Jan 1 - Apr 1, in lieu of boat cruise, guests visit Grand Central Terminal