Guided tour

From Manhattan: 4-Hour Christmas Lights Luxury Bus Tour

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78 reviews

From Manhattan: 4-Hour Christmas Lights Luxury Bus Tour

Activity provider: Tours NY See
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From US$ 85 per person

The Dyker Heights Lights in Brooklyn are the most extensive and imaginative Christmas lights in all of New York. Join a luxury 36-passenger bus as you experience the history and scenery that makes NYC a magical place to be at Christmas.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the convenience of a warm luxury bus
  • Marvel at the spectacular view of lower Manhattan from the famous Brooklyn Heights Esplanade
  • See the Greenwich Village Christmas Tree under the Washington Arch
Full description
The holiday season in New York City is magical. From the world-famous tree at Rockefeller Center to the Christmas windows of Macy’s, Bergdorf’s, Lord & Taylor and Saks, the city is vibrant with energy and holiday spirit; it is unequaled and unmatched by any other city in the world. Join this tour as you journey out to the astounding Christmas light of Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Aboard a luxurious 36-passenger bus, travel along the streets of Manhattan and listen to your licensed guide who will entertain you with the rich Yule history of New York City along the way. Travel through Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, past the famous High Line and then down along the West Side Highway. On this tour, learn and see more than you expected.  Emerging from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, ride along the Brooklyn Queens Expressway viewing the waterfront, and the expansive vista of New York Harbor. The Statue of Liberty will be visible off to your right. After a short ride, leave the bus and tour Dyker Heights on foot for about an hour. The lights in the Heights range from tasteful displays created by local homeowners to extensive professionally imagined lighting extravaganzas. No matter what your take on Christmas lights there will be something for you to enjoy.   After you leave the Heights, make a brief stop at the famous Brooklyn Heights Esplanade to view the movie-like vista of the lower Manhattan Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge. There will be more to see as you make your way over Manhattan Bridge back through Manhattan, ending up at the centerpiece of New York's holiday delights, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. On arrival at the tree, your tour will end.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Tour guide
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Meet at Greeley Parkon 33rd Street between 6th Avenue & Broadway. The meeting point is between the two kiosks and behind the statue of Horace Greele.

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Important information

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  • Please remember as it is December, it can be very cold, so please dress appropriately for the weather.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Our guide, Ray was excellent, but the microphone system used on the bus was substandard. We were sitting in the back of the bus and had to strain to hear him at best-couldn’t hear him at all when the bus was moving at any speed. I am sure we missed out on a lot of good information as a result

December 21, 2021

The tour to Dyker Heights was really great. It's crazy to see this sea of lights and to find out how much money is being spent on it. The approximately 1-hour walk brought us to various light installations, all of which were special in their own way. Anyone who is in NY at Christmas time should definitely do the tour. Unfortunately, there were also some participants in the fully occupied bus who traveled without a mask, and the tour guide didn't take care of them either.

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December 2, 2021

This was such a great thing to do!! The Christmas light displays in Dyker Heights are absolutely gorgeous. Pick up point in Manhattan is very easily reached,it’s right at the pedestrian area directly across from Macy’s . There are lots of tables and chairs and if you’d like to sit and wait and also lots to see within a few minutes walk. Drop off was at the Lotte Palace Hotel in Midtown, but they also stopped along the way if you needed to get off before that. Our guide was Fred. He was so good! Native New Yorker so he had lots of interesting stories about the history of the different areas that we drive through. Bus was very clean and comfortable. We had gorgeous weather for this and it’s something not to be missed. Hats off to the residents of Dyker Heights. It can not be easy putting up with the enormous amount of people that descend on that beautiful neighborhood every year,but clearly they want everyone to have a wonderful time.

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December 29, 2019

Product ID: 155220