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Iconic New York City Tours

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Iconic New York City Tours

bryant park midtown manhattan - westgate nyc


Whether it's a full-blown week in Manhattan or just a weekend popover, this collection of the best NYC tours and walks can take you from tourist to tour-guide in no time flat! From guided tours of the best New York attractions to bike tours of parks in and around the different NYC burroughs, and even VIP tours of various museums in NYC, there’s definitely a bit of touring to go around, with generous helpings of history, architecture, culture and even hidden, behind-the-scenes secrets you can access in 'hidden New York City', if you have the right tour guide! Whatever you're looking for, this guide has you covered with a great sampling of the best tours NYC has to offer.

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The Best Tours of New York City
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See the real New York with a Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour ticket to ride! View top attractions like Central Park, the Empire State Building and more, and learn about the city from an on-board guide. Then, hop off and explore further!

  • Hop-on hop-off Big Bus tour of New York City

  • Travel on a double-decker bus, hopping off at more than 30 stops to visit sights in Manhattan

  • Learn about the history of New York City from a fun and entertaining guide

  • Phone: (888) 651-9785

(888) 651-9785
circle line new york cruise


Experience the splendor of New York's skyline on this amazing landmarks and sightseeting cruise. Relax while you cruise past Manhattans's best sights, and even enjoy a close up look at the Statue of Liberty with a view from the water that is simply breathtaking.

  • Tour is fun and casual! A must do for first-timers

  • Travel by boat and see the all the sights from the water

  • Great visual overview of the city

  • Phone: (888) 651-9785

(888) 651-9785
couple walking tour new york


Ready to get beyond all of the surface-level sight-seeing in Manhattan and dive into a world that's closer to how New Yorkers actual live? Discover some hidden parts of New York City as you explore Lower Manhattan, Roosevelt Island, the the hidden gems of the West Village,... all just a few of the places you'll experience on this off-beat walking tour of Manhattan that takes you off the beaten path!

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

  • Get in the middle of Manhattan, neighborhood by neighborhood

  • Led by a truly local guide, with insider local tips!

  • Phone: (888) 651-9785

(888) 651-9785
brooklyn bridge near westgate nyc


Take the ultimate booze 'cruise' of Williamsburg and Brooklyn as you wander and thread your way through awesome street art, sweet bites and delicacies, hidden boutiques, and an energetic bar scene that is (typically) known only to locals. Led by an expert local to the area, you'll visit Brooklyn Brewery and designer hotspots along the way as you take in beer, wine, whiskey, BBQ, ice cream, and chocolate tastings during your bar crawl.

  • Snacks and Beverages included with vegetarian meal option available

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

  • Excellent value for money

  • Phone: (888) 651-9785

(888) 651-9785
ground zero memorial


Take a one-and-half hour walking tour of Ground Zero and the National September 11 Memorial, as you learn about the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center on a whole new level. Complete with firsthand accounts of the event, this tours puts your right at ground zero and takes you through the aftermath while also giving you access to 9/11-related sites such as St Paul’s Chapel, the Fireman’s Memorial and the reflecting pools, a tribute to the thousands of lives that were lost.

  • All entrance fees included in cost

  • Fully narrated tour by an expert

  • An educational, moving and historic experience

  • Phone: (888) 651-9785

(888) 651-9785
retired couple met gala tour new york


Want to visit a world-class museum, but don't feel like being packed into exhibitions like a human sardine? The EmptyMet tour is your ticket to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art before it's open to the public. An expert guide will lead you through a breathtaking view of 5,000 years of human history in Manhattan's most famous museum attraction.

  • Exclusive tour through The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Limited to 25 guests each tour

  • Snap photos of famous art without the crowds in the shot

  • Phone: (888) 651-9785

(888) 651-9785
chelsea new york walking tour


For those who don't know, The High Line, is an elevated freight rail line that was converted into an elevated, outdoor park and walkway, which has become an increasingly popular, outdoor New York City attraction and point of interest. It runs through the neighborhood known as Chelsea which is where this fun, easy-going and informative 2 hour tour leads you. Get the lowdown on the trendy Chelsea area and Meatpacking District as you join in the fun!

  • Friendly, professional guide

  • Soak up the fresh air above street level on a unique walking tour

  • Fully narrated and full of local flavor!

  • Phone: (888) 651-9785

(888) 651-9785
midtown manhattan gargoyles


Perhaps the most unique walking tour in any city, the Gargoyles in Manhattan walking tour abandons normal architectural icons and plunges you into the heart of the Flatiron and Gramercy districts, 'bringing to life' the grotesque statues that hide in the shadows of rooftops. Venerable guide and author, Alfred Pommer, provides close-up photos of more than 30 different gargoyles, some of which function as waterspouts, and all of which bring throughly entertaining facts and legends into the experience.

  • Led by an author of 4 Manhattan neighborhood walking tour books

  • Brings together 28 years of research and nuanced walking tours through diverse neighborhoods

  • Brings the past together with the present through history, architecture and stories

  • Phone: (888) 651-9785

(888) 651-9785
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Streets around the hotel will be closed from Sunday morning 9/17/2023 to Saturday afternoon 9/23/2023. No parking options will be available for guests.

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