From Manhattan: 3.5-Hour Brooklyn Christmas Magic Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 3.5 hours
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I chose an Option for two attractions, paid $64 - I chose a cruise around Manhattan (which didn't go around Manhattan due to high water & bridges - no ones fault) - got to the ticket counter with my voucher - required to pay $10 extra. For the second attraction I chose the 911 Memorial - Even with the voucher I had to wait 2.5 hours in line to get a ticket - then waited for another 1.5 hours to go into the museum. I chose a guided tour for an additional $20. I don't really think I saved any money or time using the Explorer Pass. I think this would work better buying the $132 pass offering options for more attractions which I didn't have time for - good for 30 days. I paid like $45 on my own to go to the top of the Empire State Building which was one of the options.
A comfortable ride took us to Dyker Heights, where we took photos of the many decorated homes. The guide asked for a significant tip at the end of the tour, which I found unsettling as it was definitely not a tipping situation and neither her nor the driver had done anything out of the ordinary to please us - plus the tour is pretty expensive, considered it's basically a 2-hour ride in a bus.
It’s was a great tour , the tour guide was very informative and didn’t rush us. He made it really special after good bf to Brooklyn dumbo , by driving back s over Brooklyn bridge at the end whilst listening to frank sinatra ‘New York new york’ at the end. Loved the whole tour and a lovely little souvenir at the end that made it more special also.
We had a similar pass for San Francisco last summer. It's so nice to have options and to be able to skip lines. The hint to go to the Rose Center entrance of the American Museum of Natural History was outstanding! Long lines due to the holidays and a Kwanza celebration but walked right in the side entrance.
Great little tour - Definitly worth a look at all the beautiful houses and decorations. Happy friendly tour guide too with all the info on the decorating of the houses and neighbourhood- even stopped under Brooklyn bridge for some fab photos!