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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
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Tour snapshot
Easy way to see New York's top sights in a single tour
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Combine New York City’s top attractions in a guided tour via bus and the Staten Island Ferry. With insider commentary from your guide, visit Rockefeller Center, South Street Seaport, 9/11 Memorial, and Wall Street. Take a harbor cruise via luxury boat, with views of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge. Back on land, hit Lincoln Center and Central Park before wrapping up this whirlwind tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Transportation, via the Staten Island Ferry and coach included
  • Insider info on Manhattan's history and culture from your guide
  • Tickets for popular water taxi included
What to expect
Make your way to Midtown Manhattan, to meet your guide and group. Board a mini-bus for a ride through Times Square, passing Radio City Music Hall, NBC Studios, Rockefeller Center, and St. Patrick's Cathedral while your guide narrates their history. Stop for a short guided walkthrough. Next, head to Fifth Avenue and Madison Square Park, with time for photos of the Flatiron Building and Empire State Building. From there, it’s Trinity Church and the 9/11 Memorial. You also see some of the oldest architecture in Manhattan in South Street Seaport. Hop on the Staten Island Ferry. On board, hear commentary and take in views of the Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, Governor’s Island, and Brooklyn Bridge. During off-season (January 1 to April 1), take a guided tour around Grand Central Terminal instead. End at the tour’s starting point in midtown.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Transportation, via the Staten Island Ferry and coach included
  • Insider info on Manhattan's history and culture from your guide
  • Tickets for popular water taxi included
What to expect
Make your way to Midtown Manhattan, to meet your guide and group. Board a mini-bus for a ride through Times Square, passing Radio City Music Hall, NBC Studios, Rockefeller Center, and St. Patrick's Cathedral while your guide narrates their history. Stop for a short guided walkthrough. Next, head to Fifth Avenue and Madison Square Park, with time for photos of the Flatiron Building and Empire State Building. From there, it’s Trinity Church and the 9/11 Memorial. You also see some of the oldest architecture in Manhattan in South Street Seaport. Hop on the Staten Island Ferry. On board, hear commentary and take in views of the Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, Governor’s Island, and Brooklyn Bridge. During off-season (January 1 to April 1), take a guided tour around Grand Central Terminal instead. End at the tour’s starting point in midtown.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Expert Local Tour Guide Narrative
  • Transportation With Luxury Tour Bus
  • Bottled Water on Buses
  • The Staten Island Ferry
  • Two Bus Options: Glass-Top/Open-Top Convertible Bus & Closed-Top Luxury Bus!
  • Entry/Admission - New York Harbor
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • 770 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA Departure/End Point: 7th Avenue, between 50th & 51st Streets (middle of the block) in Manhattan
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • You will have a choice between two bus options: glass-top/open-top convertible bus and closed-top luxury bus.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please note that if you purchased Edge Observatory tickets - Hudson Yards is the last stop on your tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Expert Local Tour Guide Narrative
  • Transportation With Luxury Tour Bus
  • Bottled Water on Buses
  • The Staten Island Ferry
  • Two Bus Options: Glass-Top/Open-Top Convertible Bus & Closed-Top Luxury Bus!
  • Entry/Admission - New York Harbor
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 770 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA Departure/End Point: 7th Avenue, between 50th & 51st Streets (middle of the block) in Manhattan
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • You will have a choice between two bus options: glass-top/open-top convertible bus and closed-top luxury bus.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please note that if you purchased Edge Observatory tickets - Hudson Yards is the last stop on your tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Jul. 2022
A note from New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
Face masks are mandatory for tour guides and travelers
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    770 7th Ave
    770 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Departure/End Point: 7th Avenue, between 50th & 51st Streets (middle of the block) in Manhattan
    See address & details
  • 1
    Times Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Central Park
  • 3
    The Dakota
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Rockefeller Center
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • 5
    Madison Square Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Empire State Building
    Flatiron Building
    MetLife Building
  • 6
    The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Fulton
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 8
    New York Harbor
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Ellis Island
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Fifth Avenue
    Statue of Liberty
    New York Public Library
    Radio City Music Hall
    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
    Trinity Church
    Greenwich Village
    SoHo
    Little Italy
    Seaport District NYC
    Battery Park
    Diamond District
    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
    Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
    Chinatown
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

5.0
2,129 reviews
Excellent
1,904
Very good
137
Average
49
Poor
20
Terrible
19

Clara D
New York City, NY4 contributions
This was our first time in New York and so we wanted to book a tour that would allow us to see as much as possible, with a knowledgable tour guide to explain the sights. We were not disappointed!

We booked the open air/glass roof mini bus and would thoroughly recommend, it allows you so see so much more of the amazing skyline!

The itinerary had to change due to there being a parade on the day we booked, so lots of road closures. They handled this really well, changing up the route and giving us the opportunity to visit Highline Park and Chelsea Market instead!

A really enjoyable trip and a great way to see lots of the most famous sights all in one day!
Written 15 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Global46630436706
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoy our tour. Hope to see you again.
Written 10 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aly M
3 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
I’ve been to NYC quite a few times, but it was my husbands first trip, and since it was just a 3 day stay we decided to do a tour to make the most of our time in the city. We had such a great experience! Our tour guide, Buster Freeze, was a delight!! Born in Londen but a true New Yorker at heart, he was an endless book of knowledge and adoration for the city and the people. The tour hit most of the major landmarks, with short stops at places like Central Park, Rockefeller Center and the World Trade Center. By taking the bus, we were able to cover so much of Manhattan in such a short time. We took the Ferry to Staten Island, which really gives you a “true New York feel” just being among the commuters, and it gives you a pretty sweet shot of the Statue of Liberty. Our driver, Izzy, was cool + calm, and if you’ve ever been in a car in NYC can you even imagine driving a bus? No, thanks. But, I felt safe the whole trip with him behind the wheel.
Long story short: I ABSOLUTELY recommend spending the $100ish bucks to to take this tour, and if you do it near the beginning of your trip it’ll give you loads of help planning what you want to do next.
Written 5 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Companion41590183906
Thank you for your comments, we are very happy that you enjoyed the tour, we invite you to review our different tour offers, we have a modern fleet of buses, experienced drivers, and expert, friendly guides that will make you feel very comfortable.
Written 6 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Donise E
13 contributions
Apr. 2022
We took the upgraded tour with the smaller glass top bus (which did convert to open air later in the day) & small group of 13 tourists, SO worth the price! The glass top vehicle made it easy to see all the buildings & scenery so much better than the big bus with 30 visitors plus you can hear the tour guide easier. Gil was our tour guide & he’s fantastic. He knew so much about every single building we passed & clearly loves NYC & loves sharing the history. Took my teenager age 15, who enjoyed it too. It was our first time ever to NYC and this is the best way to see all the highlights. Gil was very efficient, he knew exactly where to have Carlos drop us & pick us up, and knew which stops to stay longer, he was a pro. Many of the stops are short as there is so much to visit in a 6 hour day. Then you can decide later if you want to come back & see more on your own another day. Gil was full of interesting tidbits about everything we passed, he was so entertaining & engaging. We saw so much on the bus portion of the tour, and then the Straten Island Ferry was wonderful seeing the NY skyline and views. The last stop was the 911 reflection ponds & Gil shared so many interesting facts about the memorial, it was very moving. We saw all of the must sees of NYC & learned so many interesting things along the way as Gil was full of fun facts & observations.
Written 13 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

UncleDawg01
Mount Juliet, TN145 contributions
This is the first thing you are going to say when you sit down in the plush comfort of the bus and realize that there are charging outlets in every seat. Oh well, we survived this 6 hour excursion without them and had a great time, the weather being unseasonable warm at 70°. Raymond navigated the beast of a bus through such tight spaces, I felt like we were on the Night Bus from Harry Potter. And Gil, which he spelled for us because there may be more than one way to spell pronounce Gil I guess, is like the Ellis island registry of celebs in NYC. He knows who lives where and who used to and how much they paid and who their neighbors are and what kind of dog they have and if they showered this morning. . . You get my drift. His brand of facts and sarcasm were appreciated, being that I have been accused of dabbling in the art of smartassery a time or two. My favorite was the lady who obviously booked the tour and didn’t read the itinerary, and each time she asked about if we would see something he said, “Sure, you should go see that on your own.” The tour was fast for 6 hours and if you are slow, you better step it up cause Gil’s gonna call you out for taking too long to get your Atlas picture right. We saw more than we ever imagined ( no Gil, we do not want to stand in line to touch a bull’s sack) we would and when they stop for lunch, don’t guess, hit Little Italy Pizzeria and grab a slice or three. (Just kidding, nobody on that bus wants you to down 3 pieces, stick with 1 or 2.) They totally need to offer an 8 or 10 hour version as a sequel to the original tour. Well worth every penny. TN
Written 10 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Companion41590183906
Thank you for your comments, we are very happy that you enjoyed the tour, we invite you to review our different tour offers, we have a modern fleet of buses, experienced drivers, and friendly tour guides that will make you feel very comfortable.
Written 6 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John E
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States26 contributions
Apr. 2022
This was the first time my wife and I have ever visited New York City but I would highly recommend this tour even if you've been to NYC before. Rachel was our knowledgeable guide and Manny was our skilled bus driver when we took this tour... and I would take any tour either had a part of in the future. Our bus was full and Rachel did a great job of creating a friendly and comfortable environment in which everyone felt welcome and comfortable. Not only did she give some great information about the sites we saw, but she educated the entire bus on how to best enjoy their time in the Big Apple with everything from shopping the stores fronts and getting the best deals from street vendors. I know I can't speak for everyone else, but I had the strong impression that everyone else on the bus enjoyed the tour as much as my wife and I,
Written 30 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

S M
1 contribution
Mar. 2022 • Couples
This was my first trip to NYC ... recommend if you want to get a quick overview of the city, cultural insight, and suggestions for individual exploration. Tour guide provided great historial perspective Driver Manny was awesome navigating those narrow, double parked streets like the matrix. My only suggestion would be for tour guide to avoid inserting personal perspectives as sometimes they were not positive and took away from the tour.
Written 20 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Companion41590183906
Thank you for your comments, we are very happy that you enjoyed the tour, we invite you to review our different tour offers, we have a modern fleet of buses, experienced drivers, and friendly tour guides that will make you feel very comfortable.
Written 6 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kevin P
4 contributions
We had a great day in the company of our guide Martin and driver Raymond. Both went above and beyond to make this tour and it seemed to flyby. Martin gave us much more information about the city than was even in the tour description. Having an experienced guide from the area was great, every question you asked was answered and he has a passion for New York and was giving us information nonstop for the entire tour. I would recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in knowing the stories and history behind the buildings and city to take this tour
Written 22 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Companion41590183906
Thank you for your comments, we are very happy that you enjoyed the tour, we invite you to review our different tour offers, we have a modern fleet of buses, experienced drivers, and friendly tour guides that will make you feel very comfortable.
Written 6 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pam D
11 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Brooklyn Jim and Driver Betty made our experience of seeing NYC just fabulous! Jim's knowledge of the hirlsotry of the area, great ways to save cash on where to eat, and personal stories that make the city's personality vibrant were just a few of the reasons I highly recommend d this tour. Additionally, since there are only 13 people total on a single. Us, there is the added benefit of getting to meet travellers from all parts of the world.
Written 21 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rebecca Miller
New Albany, IN1 contribution
Oct. 2021 • Family
I looked for tours online and this was the most popular tour I found and now I know why! I knew it would be a lot of walking and prior to going on it I know that some things we just drove by. I would have liked to take pictures of the things we drove by, but the bus was pretty rocky so getting good pictures were not very likely. I think that would be helpful for people to know, but other than that it have me everything promised.

Brendon was the tour guide and Manny was the driver and they both were respectful. Brendon answered any questions he could and was patient with people asking questions. The history of New York was fascinating and he told us so much, I wish we could have had a pamphlet with all the information provided. That’s no complaint, just a nice addition to the tour.

It was fun to see where famous scenes from my favorite shows and movies were filmed. And it was a lot of information, again a commemorative pamphlet would have been nice, but that information could also be Googled. So, again not a complaint, just a nice to have.

It was a lot of walking, but also great information! I would recommend this tour to anyone that would like to see the best places but don’t have a lot of time to spend in New York. One of the things that I appreciated was that Brendon told us where to find tickets for shows at the best prices. He also gave us some good tips on finding the best good while there.
Written 10 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Keiron M
Vancouver, Canada26 contributions
Jul. 2021
I had Jimmy (Brooklyn) and AnTONY (driver) and this was a great day. Saw all the sights and then went back later to explore on my own. Jimmy loves his city with a well earned cynicism and humour that had the guests laughing all day. He was very knowledgeable and made sure everyone on the tour was enjoying themselves.

The bus was clean and they had plenty of free water. There was a screen at the front of the bus so you could view 360 degrees as you drove in air conditioned bus. Plenty of stops to get out and walk around.

This may appear a bit more expensive than some of the other tours but I thought it was well worth it. My thoughts were solidified later in the evening when I heard another company guide telling a Dad with some tired children the next hop on was an hour wait in the heat......

Great tour.
Written 31 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Companion41590183906
Thank you for your comments, we are very happy that you enjoyed the tour, we invite you to review our different tour offers, we have a modern fleet of buses, experienced drivers, and friendly tour guides that will make you feel very comfortable.
Written 6 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Night tour in a smaller group
Brendan was a great guide. There were only 10 people on our walking tour which was great. Having been on the dread
heidikH1750LB
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New York Day Trip
A most wonderful day our tour guide Rachael was very nice, helpful and very knowledgeable. She made a day very info
Ingrida D
Ingrida D
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Not what we expected
First of all bus tour was not what we expected it to be, I know it was supposed to be bus-walking tour. But it was
YoRyanYo
YoRyanYo
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READ BEFORE YOU BOOK. THEN CLOSE WINDOW.
"Pass by" is the label on 90% of this "tour" for a reason. The 10% where you actually get off the bus you'll wish y
Derreck S
Derreck S
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Great tour!
Walt was a great tour guide/historian and Juan was a great driver! Learned a lot and saw a lot! There is also a d
Eliska E
Eliska E
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Awesome trip.
The trip was great covered all the main spots plus Staten Island. The guide and driver made the trip. Steven and Ra
E5502MTedwards
E5502MTedwards
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Nor what was expected
The discrptiption was a bit misleading there was very little if any night time touring of the city. The tour guide
lydiatye
lydiatye
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New York in One Day Guided sightseeing toir
Excellent tour ! We joined the tour on Saturday .Rachel was our guide and she is very a very professional and passi
BParks96
BParks96
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Fantastic Experience
Rachel and Manny were phenomenal hosts that gave a lasting impression of the city that I will never forget, no matt
jsoau
jsoau
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Fabulous nyc day trip
My friend and I from the uk went on this trip yesterday- we had Raymond as our driver who was excellent battling th
LornaCrowe
LornaCrowe
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Enjoyable first night tour
Enjoyed this evening tour of NYC, visiting places you might not go otherwise. This was our first evening in NYC and
friendlyshark63
friendlyshark63
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Great Guide & Clean Bus
Our Guide Rachel S. was very friendly & knowledgable. I def recommend this Guide. I found their Bus to be very clea
jillsE117LD
jillsE117LD
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Must Do Tour!
The NY City Bus, Boat & Walking Tour was one of the top highlights of our weekend getaway to NY. We learned so much
Sunshine282980
Sunshine282980
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Awesome very cool
History information. Johnny and Rachel were lots of fun. We all had an amazing time. Got to enjoy the sights and so
C1665IEjor
C1665IEjor
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A great day in New York
Johnny and Rachel were the best. They made our day in New York special. Awesome time Lots of good history and advis
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