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One Day New York City Tour

Spend a day with us, and we’ll give you New York

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 single 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 do: by train, by ferry and on your own two feet.


  • $74
    $64 for kids 4-12 y/o free for under 4 y/o

  • 9:30am
    Daily

  • 6 Hours



  • George M Cohan Statue. 46th St & Broadway (Times Square)
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Accompany us on a walking tour of New York City and…

  • Immerse yourself in New York history with our expert guides in a small group of 15 or less
  • Soar to the One World Observatory for the most incredible view of the Big Apple (ticket included in upgrade)
  • Travel like a local while you view and explore some of the city’s most iconic features
  • See your day's itinerary here
  • Important: You will be traveling on foot, subway and ferry.  Please do not take this tour if you are not comfortable walking



Is this tour on a bus or car?

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!

Will the whole tour be on foot?

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.

What is the One World Observatory?

The Observatory at the One World Trade Center Tower (also know as "Freedom Tower"). This panoramic observation deck is a marvel of engineering and architecture. The program begins in the lobby of the Freedom Tower with "Voices" - a film dedicated to the men and women of the World Trade Towers and the new One World Trade Center. You will then take the "Sky Pod" elevator, which rises 1,250 feet in the air in 60 seconds. The Observation Deck begins on the 102nd floor with the See Forever Theater and moves down to the 100th floor, where the main observation deck is situated. Immersive LED displays, interactive touch screen video, and dining options mean there's plenty to do, but the true draw is the view- hundreds of feet above even the impressive New York Skyline stretching across all of Manhattan.

What do we do about lunch?

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.

When and how much should I purchase on my Metrocard (subway card)?

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.

Does the tour include the 9/11 Museum or the Statue of Liberty?

Due to time restraints, you will not visit the 9/11 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.

What happens if I am late and miss the group?

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.

Does the tour happen during the rain or snow?

We only cancel the tour during extreme weather conditions. Otherwise the tour goes on. Please check the weather report and be prepared.

What is the tipping or gratuities policy?

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.

Is this tour included with a pass?

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.

Important Restrictions

  • Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour starts on time. You will not be able to catch up to the tour if late.
  • Just tell the guide your name. No need to print out the ticket or confirmation email.
  • ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE RAIN OR SHINE: The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability) or offered a refund.
  • ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE OUTDOORS: Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Please bring a MetroCard with at least $5.50
  • Passes are accepted for this tour.

Rescheduling Policy

  • We understand that your plans sometimes change. That is why we try to be as flexible and accommodating as possible with our Flexible Reschedule Policy.
  • Free Rescheduling Anytime: Reschedule your tour anytime without penalty even if you missed the tour.
  • Refund after rescheduling: Once you have been rescheduled, there can be no refunds if you decide not to take the tour.
  • Passes: For pass holders, you can always reschedule as long as your pass is valid for the day of the tour. If your pass is no longer valid on your rescheduled tour date, you’ll be charged for the full amount of the tour.

By Subway:

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to 49th Street station

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to 42nd Street

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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: 9/11 Memorial

John M Cohen Statue Times Square
Walking tour of Lower Manhattan
SoHo Architecture

The tour begins in Times Square, the heart of New York. Learn how a humble horse-trading district became the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” Upgrade your experience with a visit to the One World Observatory and take in the unequaled views.

Visit storied Saint Patricks Cathedral, see the New York Public Library, and spot the glittering steel spire of the Chrysler Building. Descend into the tile caverns of Grand Central Terminal and see the amazing Main Concourse on your way to the subway for a trip down to Wall Street to get an insider’s view of the Financial District.



"The tour is set up so perfectly and efficiently to where you never feel like you're wasting any time."

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.

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You won’t be on a tour bus jammed in traffic with a large, slow group of tourists- pound the pavement and ride the subway like a New Yorker! You’d be happy you did. You’ll learn, see and feel more of the Big Apple!

For guests who have upgraded, at the conclusion of your tour you will be admitted to the The Observatory at the One World Trade Center Tower (also know as “Freedom Tower”). This panoramic observation deck is a marvel of engineering and architecture. The program begins in the lobby of the Freedom Tower with “Voices” - a film dedicated to the men and women of the World Trade Towers and the new One World Trade Center. You will then take the “Sky Pod” elevator, which rises 1,250 feet in the air in 60 seconds. The Observation Deck begins on the 102nd floor with the See Forever Theater and moves down to the 100th floor, where the main observation deck is situated. Immersive LED displays, interactive touch screen video, and dining options mean there’s plenty to do, but the true draw is the view- hundreds of feet above even the impressive New York Skyline stretching across all of Manhattan.

TOUR ITINERARY

Times Square

"...The popularity of Times Square as a destination is due, in part, to the convergence of several subway lines. Beginning in 1904, it became a magnet for various businesses and was a natural home for a theater district because it was easily accessible to the masses. And the masses come here. Every New Year’s Eve, about a million people gather..." times square

Broadway Theatre District

"...Theater History goes back much further. It began in 1750 in lower Manhattan and by the 1800s, theater became THE most popular form of public entertainment, regardless of class. Theater was the Internet, the cable, the movies, the video games in the lives of New Yorkers..." theater district

Rockefeller Center

"...Fourteen buildings comprise Rockefeller Center and became 'a city within a city' with buildings marked as specific places of business for nations around the world to set up office, a United Nations of Commerce. The center of it all is 30 Rockefeller Plaza, or '30 Rock' (as in the the famous TV show!)..." rockefeller center

Saint Patrick's Cathedral

"...In 1830 a huge and dangerous anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant mob gathered here, surrounding the church. At that time this neighborhood was predominantly Irish and the Irish were hated. The crowd chanted “Paddies of the Pope” and they threatened to burn the church to the ground..." saint patrick's cathedral nyc

New York Public Library View from route

"...When it opened in 1911 it was the largest marble building ever built in the US. The stacks contain 125 miles of shelving..." new york public library history

Chrysler Building View from route

"...The Chrysler people bested Craig Severance by secretly building a spire which they hoisted up to the tower a few months later. Their glory was short lived as less than a year later..." chrysler building

Grand Central Terminal

"...And over the years the Main Concourse ceiling had become blackened by what people thought was coal dust and soot from the trains. When they analyzed the composition of the dirt they found it was tobacco smoke! In fact, they left a patch of it on the ceiling so you could see the difference! At one time you couldn’t even see these constellations above..." grand central history

New York City Subway

"...According to local legends, subway fares are decided by something known as the 'Pizza Principle'. In the 1960s when the average cost of a regular slice of pizza rose to 60 cents, subway fares were soon to follow. Believe it or not, the trend continues to this day with both hovering around $3.00!" new york city subway history

Charging Bull Statue

"...And the people of New York loved it, but the police hated it! You can’t just lay your “trash” in front of the Stock Exchange, so they impounded it. But there was a public outcry and it was put out here on display and it’s for sale if anybody wants it..." where is the charging bull in new york

Alexander Hamilton Custom House

"...And in those days just to show up at a duel proved your manhood, or sometimes they’d fire into the air, and that’s what Hamilton did. He fired into the air and Aaron Burr shot him right in the side..."

Canyon of Heroes/ Ticker Tape Parade Route

"...The Ticker Tape was the internet of the day and its how bankers got their stock prices and news on these long strips of paper. They had tons of it in their offices and when a parade would come through, they would just throw it out the windows.. " ticker tape parade

Brooklyn Bridge View from route

"...You see when John Roeblings conceived of this bridge they said it would be impossible to span the distance from Brooklyn to Manhattan this way and so he came up with the idea of grounding those giant towers..." brooklyn bridge history

Statue of Liberty & NYC Skyline View from Staten Island Ferry

"...The thing that many people don’t know is that she stayed in those boxes here in NYC for about a year. The deal was that the French would give us the statue but WE had to pay for the pedestal on which she sits. Well there was a financial panic several years prior and we couldn’t raise the money..." statue of liberty views

Trinity Church

"...This graveyard contains the remains of many great Americans, Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Senators and Congressmen from the 1700’s and 1800’s and this guy, Robert Fulton. Does anyone know who Robert Fulton is?..." trinity church in nyc

National 9/11 Memorial

"...Of all the cherished symbols and tributes in the museum and the memorial there is one that is most cherished of all. You see, after the second day the clean up crews were finding nothing but destruction and death among the ruins until one day, a few weeks later, they saw a branch sticking up through the rubble..." national 9/11 memorial

Wall Street

"...The Dutch didn’t come here to escape religious persecution or to start a new life, they came here as traders! They would trade guns and ammo to the Indians for beaver pelts..." wall street history

New York Stock Exchange

"...Founded in 1792 by a group of 24 investors who wanted to formalize their trades and signed the Buttonwood Agreement. They called it that because they signed it under a buttonwood tree..." new york stock exchange visit

Federal Hall

"...The sailors would come in here and line up around the rotunda and you can still see indentation in the marble from where they used to stand..." federal hall info

One World Observatory Upgrade

"...Immersive LED displays, interactive touch screen video, and dining options mean there's plenty to do, but the true draw is the view- hundreds of feet above even the impressive New York Skyline stretching across all of Manhattan..." one world observatory

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