Private Full Day Highlights with Top of the Rock tickets

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  • Private Tour
  • 5 hr

See the best of Manhattan’s sights from its memorials to the dazzling neon of Times Square

Itinerary Details

Explore the Big Apple - from the bustling streets of Downtown Manhattan to the serenity of Central Park.  On this private tour you will:

  • See the best sights of Lower Manhattan, from the National 9/11 Memorial to St Paul’s Chapel
  • Walk around quirky, local Greenwich Village 
  • Experience the bustle of Times Square
  • Enjoy the grandeur of St Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Stroll in both Grand Central Terminal and Central Park
  • Finish your tour gazing out on the city from the views from the Rockefeller Center
Your tour begins  at the National 9/11 Memorial and visit Ground Zero— the original site of the 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. You will also visit Saint Paul's Chapel,  which was the base for rescue workers who heroically searched for survivors on that fateful day.

Next you will head towards  trendy Greenwich Village, home to over a century's worth of bohemians, artists, musicians, novelists, poets and intellectuals of New York City. From here you will take the subway to Wall Street in lower Manhattan, arguably the most important financial center of the world. You will learn about some of the most important moments in US history, from the swearing in of George Washington as the first American President, to the signing of the Buttonwood Agreement—the foundation of the New York Stock Exchange. 

Bright Lights

You will also have the opportunity to explore the gothic architecture of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, where writer F. Scott Fitzgerald was married. Then, you will walk to Grand Central Terminal, the most iconic transportation hub in the United States, with the beautiful celestial ceiling murals. 

Your guide will take you to Times Square in the midtown area to view the news ticker on the One Times Square Building, the NASDAQ board, and all the fluorescent neon advertisements. You will then venture to another icon of NYC—the Rockefeller Center. Here, your guide will give you your tickets for the Rockefeller Observation deck and part with you. Cap off your tour with  a breathtaking bird’s eye view of Manhattan and the rest of the Big Apple. 


Tour duration
5 hours

Type of tour
Walking tour - the costs of all transits between sites are not included but your guide will assist you on the day

Tickets included
Tickets to the Rockefeller Centre Observation Deck are included

Other inclusions
Gratuities optional

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.

Wall Street
The hub of US financial services that has come to represent capitalism in its purest form.

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

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

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
A major financial decision-maker, this bank played a key role in the authorities' reaction to the recent economic crisis.

Freedom Tower
Opened in November 2014, the One World Trade Center is the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

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.

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.

Broadway
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.

Greenwich Village
The bohemian capital of the world - and these days one of America's priciest neighbourhoods.

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