Private Full Day Highlights of New York City with Top of the Rock tickets

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  • Private Tour
  • 7 hr

Explore New York City in a day with a private guide, seeing downtown, Central Park, Midtown, Times Square, and finishing with tickets to the Top of the Rock.

Itinerary Details

Explore the Big Apple - from the bustling streets of Downtown Manhattan to the serenity of Central Park.  On your private tour of New York City, you will: 

  • See the best sights of Downtown Manhattan, including Wall Street’s Charging BullFearless Girl, and the National 9/11 Memorial
  • Experience the bustle of Midtown, including tours of Grand Central Terminal and Times Square.
  • Stroll through Central Park, seeing Strawberry Fields and Bethesda Terrace & Fountain.
  • Finish your tour gazing out on the city from the views from the Rockefeller Center.
Your tour begins in the heart of Wall Street, seeing the heart of the financial district and continues to the National 9/11 Memorial and visit Ground Zero— the original site of the World Financial Center. Here, your guide will share with you the history of the World Trade Center and discuss the tragic events of 9/11, as you tour the memorial.

Next, your guide will take you to the heart of bustling Midtown, where you will explore Grand Central Terminal, the most iconic transportation hub in the United States, with beautiful celestial ceiling murals. After lunch in the area, catch a perfect view of the gleaming spire of the Chrysler Building, another of New York's Art Deco masterpieces, explore the New York Public Library where you will meet the giant stone lions, and enjoy Bryant Park—a lovely green oasis in the heart of Midtown. You will then continue to the crossroads of the world —Times Square— to view the news ticker on the One Times Square Building, the NASDAQ board, and the myriad neon signs.

From there, you’ll travel to the Upper West Side and into Central Park, which is larger than Monaco and the Vatican City combined! In the park, you will see some of the highlights before continuing down to Rockefeller Plaza. Here, your guide will give you your tickets for the Rockefeller Observation deck and part with you. Cap off your day in the city with a breathtaking bird’s eye view of Manhattan and the rest of the Big Apple. 

Tour duration
7 hours

Type of tour
Private walking tour with metro tickets included throughout the day

Tickets included
Tickets to the Rockefeller Centre Observation Deck 

Other inclusions
Food, drink, and gratuities are not included.

Suitable for
Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, Intellectually Curious

Attractions along this route:

9/11 Memorial
A quieting tribute to the earth-shattering events of September 11, 2001.

New York Stock Exchange
The world's most valuable stock exchange, trading billions of dollars daily.

Federal Hall National Memorial
A monument on the site of the old Federal Hall, where George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States.

Trinity Church
A venerable church in the Wall Street area, with a turbulent history and reported land holdings of over $2 billion.

Battery Park
This historic park on Manhattan's southern tip hosts a number of memorials and a rather special carousel.

Empire State Building
The building that defined an epoch, it stood as the world's tallest for over 40 years.

Fifth Avenue
The world's most prestigious (and expensive) shopping street.

Times Square
Neon-lit and monumentally busy, this most famous of intersections is a mecca for tourists, shoppers and protesters.

New York City Public Library
This magnificent building holds a collection of over 50 million volumes.

Bryant Park
A green oasis amongst skyscrapers and the hubbub of city life, popular with city workers taking a break.

Grand Central Station
One of the USA's most famous landmarks, this historic transport hub made New York what it is today.

St Patrick’s Cathedral
This imposing Neo-Gothic construction has been the beacon of Catholicism in New York since 1878.

Rockefeller Center
An iconic complex of Art Deco buildings and public art, commissioned by the Rockefeller family.

There's a show for everyone in the world's premier theatre district.

Central Park
A green swathe through Manhattan, Central Park is a marvel of urban planning and one of the most filmed locations in the world.

Charging Bull
A guerilla installation following the 1987 stock market crash, the Charging Bull remains in the financial district as a symbol of energy, strength and unpredictability.

Rockefeller Center Observation Deck
This high vantage point gives an incredible vista of the Big Apple.

New York City Hall
Fine 19th century building that hosts the Mayor’s office

The Oculus Center
Take the best pictures of the World Trade Center Oculus, a cultural and commuting hub designed by architect Santiago Calatrava made of white steel wing-shaped tips reaching toward the sky.

Fearless Girl
A bronze sculpture by Kristen Visbal promoting female empowerment.

Stone Street
A cobblestone street located in the Financial district, full of restaurants, pubs, and bars.
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