New York Experiences

New York City is one of the greatest cities on earth, as the cultural and financial capital of the United States New York welcomes over 65 million visitors a year. An exciting mix of trendy neighbourhoods and iconic locations await. The city that never sleeps truly has something for everyone.


Below is a small selection of the tours we can organise for you when you you have booked your USA holiday with us and are visiting New York.

 

Quite simply the best views of New York City. Visit during the day and see the city in all its brilliance or go up at night and witness the city sparkle. Only from Top of the Rock can you actually see the Empire State Building and the vast green space that is Central Park.

Purchase Top of the Rock Tickets for fantastic views of Manhattan and beyond - visit during the day and see the city in all its brilliance or visit at night and witness the city sparkle.

Often cited as better than the Empire State Building, only from Top of the Rock can you actually see the Empire State Building itself, whilst on the other side, the vast green space that is Central Park unravels before you.

Top of the Rock affords magnificent unobstructed 360° views of New York City.

By pre-purchasing Top of the Rock tickets with Attraction Tickets Direct, you can by-pass the public queuing system.

Start times
The first elevator goes at 8.00am; the last elevator to the Top of the Rock goes at 11.00pm.

Top of the Rock Highlights

  • Observation Deck on the 70th Floor of the Rockefeller Center
  • Magnificent unobstructed 360° views of New York City at the Top of the Rock open-air platform
  • Views across to the Empire State Building and over Central Park
  • Flexible queueing system
  • Top of the Rock is open daily, year round

Part tour. Part show. THE RIDE is New York City’s newest ground-breaking theatrical experience that turns the streets of New York into an all-action stage.

Get on THE RIDE a visitor, get off a New Yorker! THE RIDE is the critically and virally acclaimed attraction that uses New York City and its iconic landmarks as the backdrop for a theatrical event that blurs the boundary between sightseeing tour and performance and where the streets of NYC become a stage with a live show featuring fun facts, unparalleled technology and street performances.

Described by the Today Show as "the hottest way to see New York," THE RIDE combines sightseeing, entertainment and hilarious people-watching in one fun, party-style ride. Lively hosts offer tips and video clips about Manhattan's top attractions along the way, including Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, The Chrysler Building, Columbus Circle, Central Park and the Theater District.

As you face sideways out of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, this one-of-a-kind interactive entertainment experience unfolds the city’s iconic landmarks before your eye, delivering unparalleled panoramic and vertical views of Midtown Manhattan. With surprises around every corner, you will be left guessing who is a part of the show and who is just along for THE RIDE.

Experience Includes
75-minute interactive tour of Midtown Manhattan/Times Square
Two professional comedic hosts
Multiple live street performances
Stadium-style, side-facing caoch seating with panoramic view
Floor-to-ceiling glass window
Advanced audio/video technology
Enjoy New York City's most famous landmarks from the comfort of your seat
Experience Excludes
Hotel pick-up or drop off
Optional gratuities
Snacks and refreshments
Departure location
42nd Street & 8th Avenue in front of Patrick's Restaurant (near Five Guys Restaurant) in Midtown Manhattan (259 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036.)
Start times
THE RIDE departs at 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:00pm & 7:30pm.
Duration
75 minutes.

Discover the best of New York with this open-top Hop-on Hop-off bus tour that takes you to all the city’s iconic must-sees such as Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Central Park and more.

No more worrying about getting lost in the subways or hailing a taxi! The Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour enables you to get on and off the bus at a number of exciting places to explore at your leisure.

You can take a break whenever you wish to visit attractions and landmarks and re-join the tour at your convenience. With magnificent views from an open-top bus, this is the perfect introduction to the city that never sleeps!

Hop-on board Big Bus Tours’ sightseeing tour to experience the best views of New York's distinctive landmarks and delve into its fascinating history.

With two carefully designed routes and 14 different stops, you can soak up the famous sights of Manhattan Island on the Downtown and Uptown Routes.

Classic Tour: One Day Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus ticket giving you access to the Downtown and Uptown Loops to explore all Manhattan has to offer for the day.
The Downtown Loop (Red) - Runs every 15-30 minutes from 9.30am to 4.30pm. The full loop takes 2 hours.
The Downtown Loop is the best way to explore Lower Manhattan including popular neighbourhoods such as the Flatiron District, Union Square, Little Italy, Chinatown, Soho & NoHo, Greenwich Village & the East Village, Chelsea and the Financial District. Wander around Wall St. to see the infamous Stock Exchange and charging bull, eat your way through Little Italy and Chinatown then shop till you drop at all the high-end or boutique stores SoHo is famous for! You’ll also find the Brooklyn Bridge and access to our Brooklyn Loop and sightseeing cruise on the Downtown Loop.

Highlights: Times Square – Empire State Building – United Nations – Statue Of Liberty – Rockefeller Center – Chinatown/ Little Italy/SoHo

The Uptown Loop (Blue) - Runs every 20-25 minutes from 10.00am to 5.00pm. The full loop takes 2 hours.
The Uptown Loop takes you from Midtown, up around Central Park and through cultural Harlem. Home to some of New York’s most popular Museums, the Upper East & West Side are ideal to get lost in history and the arts exploring the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of the City of New York, the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Take in a Jazz or Gospel performance up in Harlem and discover the largest Anglican Church in the world, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Highlights: Times Square – Central Park – Columbus Circle – Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Guggenheim

NY Hop on Hop off Highlights

  • Times Square
  • Emoire State Buliding
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Chinatown
  • Central Park
  • Little Italy
  • Soho

Join a fully escorted tour on the Statue of Liberty Ferry to meet Lady Liberty before heading to historical Ellis Island.

Start your day by meeting your guide at Battery park for a 30 minute guided tour of the park, before enjoying reserved access to the Statue of Liberty Ferry which will take you across New York Harbour to Liberty Island.

Built by Gustave Eiffel, “Lady Liberty” was a gift to the United States from the people of France. T. Enjoy stunning views back across to Manhattan and across to Brooklyn from Liberty Island.

Then, cross to Ellis Island to learn about the immigrant experience at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. It is thought that at least 40% of all current US citizens can trace one or more of their ancestors to Ellis Island! Journey through the 60-plus years that the facility processed new arrivals at the start of their lives in America.

After a morning of excitement, education and exhilaration, you'll be ferried back to Battery Park to enjoy the rest of your day.

Departure location
24 State Street, in front of the Starbucks. 24 State Street is also known as One Battery Park Plaza.
Duration
Around 3.5 hours

Experience Excludes
Statue of Liberty Crown
Pedestal Access
Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Fully Escorted Tour Highlights

  • Expert Guide throughout
  • VIP reserved ticket and access to Statue of Liberty Ferry
  • Entry to Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • All ferry tickets between Battery Park, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

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