Exploring this incredible city is a challenge. There’s just so much to see, so many places to visit, so many experiences to be had; and you don’t want to miss a one! The sights, the smells, the sounds, and even the flavors of New York City belong to the street. Come with us and travel the way true New Yorkers move: by bus, by ferry, by train and on your own two feet.
Choose from one of three options: 6-hours or 7-hours for a lighter day; or join us for 9 hours and see more of Manhattan.
Accompany us on a walking tour of New York City and…
No way! To have an authentic, immersive experience of New York City, we travel like New Yorkers. We would NEVER recommend to our family or friends taking a car or bus to see New York City. Traffic can be horrendous. You don’t want to spend most of your trip in a traffic jam. We’ll travel by foot, subway, public bus and ferry. We’ll see more and do more!
The majority of the day will be on foot, however at some points in the tour you will travel by public bus, subway, and ferry. There is several miles of walking at a moderate pace. If mobility is an issue please arrange for a private tour. Please dress appropriately for long distance walking and for the weather.
The 9 and 7 hour tour includes the ticket and guided tour up to the Top of the Rock Observatory. The 9 hour tour also includes guided tour of SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown. Scroll down to the intinerary comparison chart.
Top of the Rock is the observation deck at 30 Rockefeller Center (more famously known as 30 Rock). You will enjoy beautiful views from the 67-70 floors of the building. This is the best panoramic view of NYC. Also you’ll be able to see the Empire Statue Building up close.
There will be a stop for you to purchase lunch. Depending on the guide, options include the Dining Concourse at Grand Central Terminal, Stone Street in the Financial District, or the new Eataly in Downtown. There are options for most dietary restrictions.
We suggest that you purchase your metrocard prior to arriving at the tour. Our guide can also help you with your purchase during the tour. For the 7 hour tour, you’ll need to use your metrocard once during the tour and another time at the end of the tour to get back to Times Square. For the 9 hour tour, you’ll need to use your metrocard twice during the tour and once at the end of the tour to get back to Times Square.
Due to time restraints, you will not visit the 911 Museum. The tour does visit the 911 Memorial and WTC sites where your guide will share the history and stories of the site. The tour does not go over to Liberty Island because of time restraints. We will take the Staten Island Ferry to get a closer look at Lady Liberty. You will also enjoy great views of the New York City Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge from the Staten Island Ferry.
It is important to arrive at the tour starting location at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time, as we do start the tour promptly. It would be unfair for the others if we need to wait for those that are late. We cannot guarantee you’ll be able to find your tour group if you are late.
We only cancel the tour during extreme weather conditions. Otherwise the tour goes on. Please check the weather report and be prepared.
Tips are always appreciated by our guides, but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job, and further, if you as an individual want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide for that job well done.
Yes, this tour is included with a pass. You’ll need to make a reservation with your credit card. No charges will apply IF you show up with a valid pass. You can cancel 48 hours prior to your tour without penalty. You can always reschedule your tour. This allows us to better manage our group size and make the tour experience better for you.
to 42nd Street
to 49th Street station
to 47-50 Street: Rockefeller Center station
By Car: Click here to view a map of nearby paid parking spaces. Not recommended due to unpredictable traffic which may cause you to miss the tour.
Tour Bus Loading/ Unloading and Parking: Click here for a list of DOT’s authorized bus layover locations.
Tour Ends: Columbus Park on Mulberry Street near Mosco Street for the 9-hour tour. The 7-hour tour ends at the 9/11 Memorial.
Each tour begins in Times Square, the heart of New York. Learn how a humble horse-trading district became the “Entertainment Capital of the World”. Visit Rockefeller Center and marvel at one man’s great accomplishment while you take in unequaled views from the Top of the Rock.
Visit storied Saint Patricks Cathedral, the New York Public Library, and spot the glittering steel spire of the Chrysler Building. Descend into the tile caverns of Grand Central Terminal where you’ll eat lunch under sweeping arches. Stop by Whispering Corners on your way to the subway before heading down to Wall Street for an insider’s view of the financial district. Pose for a photo with the famous Charging Bull, then head over to the Staten Island Ferry for unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline.
"The tour is set up so perfectly and efficiently to where you never feel like you're wasting any time."
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|Statue of Liberty
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