New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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  • Live Guide
  • E-Ticket
  • 6 hr

EXPERTLY-GUIDED Get accompanied by a licensed NYC tour guide, who will hop off at each stop to provide you with a comprehensive & more private sightseeing experience LUXURY BUSES Ride in climate-controlled, luxury tour buses that offer a comfortable and pleasant touring experience, as well as protection from weather elements. Two bus price options: our standard closed-top luxury bus) or upgrade to a glass-top/open-top convertible bus. Please note that convertible buses switch from open-tops to glass-tops between Oct 15 - Mar 15 due to colder temperatures. AWARD-WINNING We're committed to providing a more enjoyable sightseeing experience. Our Discover NY Tour is a recipient of numerous industry-recognized awards! GUIDED WALKS Enjoy 15-minute guided walking tours of NYC's iconic places - Central Park, Rockefeller Center, 9/11 Memorial & more! FERRY RIDE Take a ferry ride for breathtaking views of the NYC skyline from the water!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: USA Guided Tours NY

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Times Square

Starts Daily at 9 am and 10 am Duration: 6 Hours Departs/Ends on 7th Avenue (50th/51st) Open-Top or Glass-Top Convertible Bus

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial

After a drive through the Times Square area, the first stop is at Central Park West and 72nd Street, at the Dakota Building (former home of John Lennon). The stop includes a short guided walk into Central Park to visit the Strawberry Fields with the Imagine mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, as well as the views of other sites in the area such as the luxury condominiums that numerous celebrities call home. We'll also drive by Central Park Zoo, famous Plaza Hotel and Carnegie Hall.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Central Park

Part of a guided tour of Strawberry Fields

Stop At: The Dakota

Part of the guided tour of Strawberry Fields

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Rockefeller Center

The second stop on the tour is Rockefeller Center, for views of St. Patrick's Cathedral, the location of the ice skating rink and Christmas Tree, and NBC's Today Show set.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: St. Patrick's Cathedral

Walk-by as part of the Rockefeller Center stop

Stop At: Madison Square Park

The third stop is Madison Square Park - the original location of Madison Square Garden Arena. This area provides spectacular views of dramatic architecture featured in numerous books and films: the Flatiron Building (Godzilla, Spider-Man), the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower (The Runaway Skyscraper, Futurama), and the Empire State Building (King Kong, Independence Day). The tour continues with a drive through some of the iconic NYC's neighborhoods, such as Greenwich Village, Soho, Chinatown, and the Financial District.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Empire State Building

Seen from Madison Square Park (outside only)

Pass By: Flatiron Building

Seen from Madison Square Park (outside only)

Pass By: MetLife Building

Seen from Madison Square Park

Stop At: The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The fourth stop is the World Trade Center, as we visit the 9/11 Memorial. The tour does not include entry into the 9/11 Museum, but visitors can walk the grounds of the Memorial, visit the waterfalls of "Reflecting Absence," (the footprints of where the original twin towers stood), and see the Survivor Tree that stood through the destruction of 9/11.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At:

45-minute lunch stop at Gansevoort Liberty Market, located near the 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center (not included in the tour price)

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: New York Harbor

The fifth stop is a boat ride on the Staten Island Ferry to experience magnificent views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skyline! Please note that in the off-season, between Jan 1 - March 31, in lieu of boat cruise, guests will (weather permitting) visit Pier 17 for a photo opp of the Brooklyn Bridge and Robert F Wagner Park in Battery Park for views of the Statue of Liberty from Manhattan.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Ellis Island

Seen from the Staten Island Ferry

Pass By: Brooklyn Bridge

Seen from the Staten Island Ferry

Pass By: Fifth Avenue


Pass By: Statue of Liberty

Seen from the Staten Island Ferry

Pass By: New York Public Library


Pass By: Radio City Music Hall


Pass By: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts


Pass By: Trinity Church


Pass By: Greenwich Village


Pass By: SoHo


Pass By: Little Italy


Pass By: Seaport District NYC


Pass By: Battery Park


Pass By: Diamond District


Pass By: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum


Pass By: Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex


Pass By: Chinatown

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