“We had the best experience. Our guide Rob was wonderful and full of information. I would recommend this tour. It's a great way to see the cityMary Anne A., United States – See more reviews
What To Expect
Meet your guide and small group and brace yourself for an unforgettable experience. Things start on a somber but ultimately uplifting note at the 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center where you’ll learn about a dark hour in New York City’s history and how the city has rebuilt and come back even stronger. Then it’s off to the Financial District to visit Wall Street and learn about the highs and lows of life on the New York Stock Exchange.
Next, catch your New York Water Taxi for a harbor cruise. With your guide on hand to point out the sights, get the same views of New York as many of the city’s early immigrants did as they sailed in from the Old World. This is, hands down, the best way to see the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty up close while hearing the incredible stories behind their constructions.
After disembarking, it’s time for lunch. Catch a shuttle to Midtown Manhattan and stop at City Kitchen for something to eat (this food market is as diverse as NYC itself, with offers ranging from tacos to lobster or sushi. Lunch is not included so the choice is yours). Then it’s time to pound the pavement.
Midtown Manhattan is where you’ll find all the iconic sights of the city. With your guide at the helm, explore Times Square, the Rockefeller Center, St Patrick’s Cathedral and Grand Central Terminal. Strolling with a local means you’ll find secret nooks and crannies like the Whispering Arch at Grand Central and hear all the local legends.
After the walking tour your guide will leave you at the final stop: The Empire State Building. With pre-reserved priority passes skip most of the lines here and head up to the observation deck on the dizzying 86th floor. Enjoy this part of your tour alone (your guide will leave you at the entrance) so you can spend as much time as you like looking out over the city, soaking up your bird’s eye view of all the sights you have spent the day seeing.
The 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center
The Financial District
Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge (from boat)
Radio City Music Hall
The Diamond District
St Patrick’s Cathedral
Grand Central Terminal
Harbor cruise by New York Water Taxi
Priority-access entrance to the Empire State Building
Guided tour of the Financial District, 9/11 memorial
Meals and Drinks
Tips and gratuities
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
The cruise does not operate during heavy rain or other adverse weather conditions. When this occurs, an alternative option is provided.
Comfortable walking shoes and warm clothes are recommended.
You must bring only small backpacks and regular-size handbags for Security Check at the Empire State Building.
Please note that Monpods and Tripods are not permitted in the Empire State Building.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
8 hours approx.