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NYC: Midtown Guided Tour with Summit One Vanderbilt Ticket

1. NYC: Midtown Guided Tour with Summit One Vanderbilt Ticket

Explore many of the major landmarks in Midtown Manhattan on a walking tour led by a local guide versed in all things Manhattan. Then use your included ticket to experience the newest observation deck in Manhattan, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, located next to Grand Central Station. Meet your guide just under the marquee at Radio City Music Hall and explore the iconic sites located throughout the Rockefeller Center (30 Rock) including the Channel Gardens, the site of the world-famous skating rink and NBC Studios - to take a quick peek through the Today Show's windows. Then on Fifth Avenue, there are stops at Saks Fifth Avenue, the historic St. Patrick's Cathedral and NY Public Library, guarded by Patience and Fortitude, the majestic marble lions. Your guide will take you through the Main Hall of Central Station, known worldwide from TV and movies. See highlights like the brass clock, the celestial ceiling, and the Whispering Wall - you're going to hear Grand Central's secrets firsthand. At the end of the guided walking tour, enter the thrilling experience of SUMMIT One Vanderbilt where you can enjoy the immersive, multi-sensory views that exist here and nowhere else. Each viewpoint is a combination of immersive art-exhibit combined with unparalleled views across Manhattan.

New York City: Guided Bus Tour at Night

2. New York City: Guided Bus Tour at Night

Experience awesome New York City sites at night, as you hop aboard our comfortable tour bus for a comprehensive, fully-guided bus tour of NYC at night. Your tour guide will accompany you and will get off with you at each stop, helping you see a different side of New York City. This 4.5-hour guided night bus tour includes stops at the High Line Park, Little Island on the Hudson River, Grand Central Terminal, Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, and Times Square! The tour starts at 5:30 pm in the Times Square area on 7th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets (in the middle of the block), and ends at 10 pm at the same location. We leave our starting/ending location in Times Square and go to our first stop - one of the most fascinating attractions in New York City - the High Line Park. The stop includes a 15-minute walk on the elevated, linear park that was originally a railway dating back to the industrial days of the west side of Manhattan. We continue our guided walk to NYC's newest outdoor space - Little Island - a 2.4-acre public park on the Hudson River. Off to Pier 17 at the historic South Street Seaport for magnificent views of the Downtown Brooklyn skyline and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge at night! Our next stop is Grand Central Terminal for a quick indoor tour of this iconic NYC landmark and the views of the Chrysler Building and NYC's newest skyscraper - One Vanderbilt! The bus heads back to the heart of NYC - Times Square, back to our original starting point on 7th Avenue and 51st Street. If you purchased Top of The Rock Observatory tickets - 50th Street and 6th Avenue is the last stop. Top of the Rock Observation Deck is perched 70 stories above at Rockefeller Center and offers a 3-floors of panoramic, 360-degree views unequaled anywhere else in New York City. Explore all the architecture and landmarks by day or sunset, including the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building, or become memorized by the lights of the 'city that never sleeps'. Additional sites and neighborhoods you'll also see from the comfort of your bus include Rockefeller Center, Tribeca, East Village, Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, Empire State Building, UN Building, MetLife Building, Chrysler Building & more!

NYC: Highlights of Manhattan Tour in a Classic Car

3. NYC: Highlights of Manhattan Tour in a Classic Car

Our incredible vintage car tour takes you on a unique journey through the iconic streets of Manhattan. Learn about the rich history of New York’s Roaring Twenties, the Prohibition Era as well as the rise of speakeasies in the city. This experience will unlock a stimulating and unprecedented journey through the original roots of Manhattan that you will never forget. As you ride in your vintage vehicle, you'll witness the recognizable landmarks and skyscrapers of Midtown Manhattan, such as the Empire State Building, Times Square, Chrysler Building, and Rockefeller Center. Your personal tour chauffeur will regale you with stories and anecdotes about the city's colorful past.

NYC Pedicab Tours: Central Park, Times Square, 5th Avenue

4. NYC Pedicab Tours: Central Park, Times Square, 5th Avenue

Travel the exhilarating streets of Midtown Manhattan on a private pedicab tour, and see some of the landmark attractions and skyscrapers of New York City from the unique perspective of a 3-wheeled rickshaw. Your friendly driver/guide will personalize your tour, providing you with facts, history, and information about popular culture, news, and events in the city. There will be 3 or 4 short stops along the way to stretch your legs a little and take some souvenir pictures. See where all the action takes place in the Broadway Theater District, with stunning views of the lights of Times Square. Ride along 42nd Street, and explore the new 8th Avenue. Discover the 46th Street Restaurants of Hell's kitchen, and see where popular TV broadcasts take place at the Fox News Channel building and site of ABC’s Good Morning America. Continue, pedaling past MTV Studios, Radio City, and the Rockefeller Center. Marvel at the luxury stores of 5th Avenue and the Diamond District. See the skinniest building in Midtown Manhattan, and the historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Pass some landmark buildings of New York’s glamorous lifestyle, such as the NYC Yacht Club, Plaza Hotel, and Waldorf Astoria. Continue along 44th Street to the Algonquin and Royalton hotels, and Ivy League clubs of Yale and Harvard. Art Deco and Beaux-Arts highlights include the Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal, while Bryant Park will offer a leafy retreat from the hectic streets.

NYC: Downtown Tour & Optional One World Observatory Ticket

5. NYC: Downtown Tour & Optional One World Observatory Ticket

Welcome to New York, the city that never sleeps! Get a real feel for the city as you take to its streets and subways with a local guide and experience what Manhattan has to offer. Your full-day tour begins when you meet your guide in Times Square, at the statue of renowned lyricist and composer George M. Cohan. Hear about the history of Times Square and learn how a horse trading market became the most famous intersection in the world. Head out along New York’s Theater District, which for a hundred years has been the center of the world for actors, playwrights, and artists from around the globe. Visit 30 Rockefeller Center and continue east to Fifth Avenue, the world's most expensive street, lined with elegant storefronts such as Saks and Bergdorf Goodman. Stop to admire Patrick’s Cathedral, the New York Public Library, and the Chrysler Building before stepping beneath the arching dome of Grand Central, where there’s a stop to buy lunch with choices for most dietary restrictions.  After lunch you’ll hop on the subway like a true New Yorker and head downtown to Wall Street, where you can rub the nose of the Wall Street Bull for good luck! Walk through the financial capital of the world and head to Battery Park, where the ferry awaits to show you the Statue of Liberty. The Staten Island ferry will not stop on Liberty Island, but will sail past it for a view of Lady Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline. Upon returning, your guide will take you to visit the 9/11 Memorial. At the conclusion of your tour you will be admitted to 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. The Itinerary Times Square Broadway Theater District Rockefeller Center St. Patrick’s Cathedral Fifth Ave Shops New York Public Library Chrysler Building Grand Central Terminal New York City Subway Charging Bull Alexander Hamilton Customs House Canyon of Heroes/Ticker Tape Parade Route Brooklyn Bridge Statue of Liberty and NYC Skyline via Staten Island Ferry Trinity Church National 9/11 Memorial Wall Street New York Stock Exchange Federal Hall One World Observatory (ticket included)

Marvel Universe in New York In-app Audio Tour in English

6. Marvel Universe in New York In-app Audio Tour in English

Welcome to Manhattan, the vibrant backdrop of Marvel's legendary comic book universe in New York City. Prepare for an immersive journey that unveils the fascinating interplay between entertainment narratives and the tapestry of history, shedding light on the occasional disappearance of comics from bookstore shelves. This captivating audio tour offers a self-guided adventure that caters to both die-hard comic enthusiasts and those new to the Marvel universe. With its lively narration style, it promises to be an unforgettable experience. Our tour commences in the infamous Hell's Kitchen, where you'll uncover historical tidbits about the neighborhood that housed Marvel's inaugural office and witnessed the birth of the first-ever "Marvel Comics." Moving on, we'll visit the illustrious Baxter Building, known as the iconic headquarters of the Fantastic Four. This team of superheroes was Marvel's response to DC's "Justice League," marking a pivotal moment in the company's history. Prepare to be enthralled as we compare the real-life MetLife Building to its silver screen counterpart, the Tony Stark Tower. Later, we'll explore the Avengers' base, situated near the majestic Grand Central Terminal, a location that played a pivotal role in the climactic battle of their eponymous film. As we continue, we'll pass by the magnificent Chrysler Building, delving into the creation story of the beloved Spider-Man. Finally, our journey will conclude in the prestigious Tudor City area, where the notorious supervillain, The Green Goblin, once resided. Prepare to be astonished by the astronomical price his apartment fetched when it was eventually sold! Come and join us on this extraordinary tour as we immerse ourselves in the striking cinematic landscapes of New York City, bringing to life the iconic characters and stories of Marvel comics. HOW IS THE TOUR GOING — Stay flexible: join the tour whenever you want and explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

Midtown- Must See Manhattan Highlights

7. Midtown- Must See Manhattan Highlights

The location of the Must-See Manhattan tour (Midtown Manhattan) is one of the most visited locations on the planet. During this two-hour tour, we will show you why this area has been featured in hundreds of movies and TV shows. You'll learn the unique history of Grand Central, the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and more. Plus, we'll take you inside Grand Central for an exclusive tour of it's secrets. With the ticket add-on for Top Of The Rock, you will be dropped off at the historic Top of the Rock observation deck, where you'll see unprecedented views of the Big Apple. Some things that we'll do: -Go inside Grand Central's deepest secrets -See all of the best sites in two hours then go to Top of the Rock to see the city from above (add-on tickets available). -Rockefeller Center (interior with add-on tickets) -Times Square -Broadway -Fifth Avenue -Radio City Music Hall -Studio windows at NBC's Today Show -Saks Fifth Avenue -St. Patrick's Cathedral (interior) -NY Public Library -Chrysler Building -Grand Central Station (interior) -Add-on ticket option for Top of the Rock Observation Deck! It is about 1.6 miles (2.5 km) of walking with a few stairs. We guarantee you'll enjoy this tour or your money back!

NYC Like A New Yorker Self-Guided Walking Tours Bundle

8. NYC Like A New Yorker Self-Guided Walking Tours Bundle

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. NOTE: In this bundle, each tour is 2+ miles long and takes 1-2 hours to complete. See everything New York City has to offer at your own pace with a bundled pack of 6 self-guided walking tours. See the Central Park Zoo, stroll through Times Square, and explore the Grand Central Terminal with your Action Tour Guide app. Your tour of Central Park begins at the corner of 5th and 59th and takes you through the best spots in this historic park. Stop at the Central Park Zoo and meander along the famous, tree-lined mall. Visit the famous statues which dot the park, honoring everyone from Shakespeare to Balto. Snap photos at Bethesda Terrace, a beautiful piece of architecture, then head to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Begin your Midtown tour at the busy Columbus Circle. Head to the iconic NYC landmarks of Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Center, and Times Square. Stroll down Fifth Avenue and window shop in the high-end stores. As you tour, learn about the city's history and the wealthy families who built many of its famous buildings. Finish your Midtown walking tour with a visit to New York’s most iconic skyscraper: the Empire State Building. Start the Grand Central Terminal tour outside and marvel at the stunning architecture. Head inside and tour the terminal, from its opulent upper levels to the speakeasy-style Oyster Bar below. As you walk through the vast Main Concourse and admire the constellation ceiling, hear the Station's fascinating history, including the multimillion-dollar rivalry between the Vanderbilts and the Astors. Your tour of Wall Street begins near Fraunces Tavern, a historic building from the revolutionary period. See the Charging Bull statue and the New York Stock Exchange while learning about the financial district’s seedy underbelly. Hear about Ponzi schemes, famous embezzlers, and thieves who faked their own deaths. Finish your tour with a somber visit to the 9/11 Memorial and see the towering One World Trade Center up close. Start your Battery Park walking tour in the park itself and enjoy the stunning view of the Statue of Liberty. As you stroll, learn the history of this iconic American symbol, including how it got here in the first place. Continue through the park and see its other famous monuments, including the SeaGlass Carousel. Discover Brooklyn on a self-guided tour starting in the center of the DUMBO neighborhood. Stroll through the borough, see New York’s hippest spots, and learn their history. Walk past the homes of famous authors Truman Capote and Norman Mailer and the hotel where a famous Godfather scene was filmed. Stop by a pair of pizza joints with a long-lived rivalry and enjoy beautiful views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.

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4.6 / 5

based on 88 reviews

This tour was exactly what we were looking for - an experience that wasn't on a bus, but rather something that allowed us to get a feel for NYC. Our guide was Mindy, and we really enjoyed her. She was full of knowledge and fun facts. Our love of theater and movies fit right in with interests too. She made us feel like we were with a relative who was showing us all the touristy highlights - which is exactly what we wanted! Would definitely recommend this tour.

It was a great experience! For a person traveling to New York for the first time, I recommend this tour. The super friendly and very well explained guide gave us a good time to have lunch and the places seen were really impressive!

Our tour guide Mindy C. was fantastic. She was funny, knowledgeable, and personable. We hit all the highlights of NYC at a good pace. I would highly recommend this tour if you have to day to spare. It took 7 hours, but it flew by!

Good walking, explanations by the tourist guide. We took the subway and enjoy all the experience.

Had a great time seeing most of New York. The tour guide was awesome..