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New York: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

1. New York: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Explore New York City and see the sights from the top deck of an open top bus. Admire iconic landmarks and monuments, from the Empire State Building to Times Square and the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge. Discover the unique neighborhoods of Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Upper East Side. The hop-on hop-off route covers iconic sights throughout New York City. Experience the diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture, and picturesque views both from the top of an open-air sightseeing bus, and on foot when you choose to hop-off to further explore. Hop-off and back on at your leisure to create your own customized itinerary around the city. Benefit from live bus tracking so that you will always know exactly when the next bus will arrive. Enjoy new, state-of-the-art audio commentary that is highly entertaining and engaging for adults and children alike. Choose from 3 ticket options: 1. Classic Ticket includes unlimited boarding on Uptown and Downtown loops for 1 day 2. Classic Ticket plus a 90-minute Circle Line sightseeing cruise 3. Best of New York Package includes Classic ticket plus Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty skip-the-line tickets The classic 24-hour hop-on-hop-off ticket starts in Midtown Manhattan and includes two loops, Downtown and Uptown. The Downtown loop is the best way to explore Lower Manhattan. See popular neighborhoods such as the Flatiron District, Union Square, Greenwich Village, and the East Village. Hop off and enjoy a walk through Chinatown and Little Italy. 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. The Uptown Loop starts from Times Square North and takes you on a journey through the Upper East Side, along Central Park, and down Museum Mile. Discover the famous landmarks of Uptown Manhattan such as MoMA, The Met, Central Park, and Colombus Circle.

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Superheroes of New York: 2-Hour Guided Tour

2. Superheroes of New York: 2-Hour Guided Tour

Learn where Batman was saved from being canceled and how Kryptonite was created and visit the site where Christopher Reeve first flew as Superman. See where The Avengers left a keepsake for the city of New York. Get a unique and unforgettable view into the comic book industry and the characters that make it extraordinary. Your 2-hour tour starts in front of the Headquarters of the United Nations and as you walk down 42nd Street, you’ll see the Green Goblins apartment, go inside the Daily News building and stop at a bar where some of comics’ greatest artists used to hang out. Check out the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal and the site where Stark Tower is supposed to be located. As you take a left down Park Avenue, you’ll be walking along historic Publishers Row. See where some of the world’s most iconic comics were first created and the offices of Will Eisner and Bob Kane. You guide will point out where TV shows like Gotham and Netflix’s Daredevil were filmed, where the first man to play superman lived, and much more. Have a fun walk, see great sites, hear amazing stories and discuss the history of all the characters that made you to believe a man could fly!

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NYC: The Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

3. NYC: The Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

On this exciting small-group walking tour, you will uncover the treasures hidden within this historic transportation hub: see the world’s largest Tiffany clock, peek into the off-limits glass walkways, discover the massive design flaw in the main atrium, locate a multi-million dollar jewel hidden in plain sight, and so much more. Learn about the history of the station during the booming age of the railroad, as a rundown embarrassment, and finally experience it as a renovated wonder at the center of the city. Whether you pass through it every day on your morning commute or stroll through the Beaux-Arts beauty for the first time, you are sure to leave having learned, seen, or experienced something new and extraordinary on this behind-the-scenes walking tour.

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Manhattan: Skyline Bus Tour at Night

4. Manhattan: Skyline Bus Tour at Night

Take a nighttime bus tour of New York and see how the city comes alive after dark. Sit back and relax on the bus as your accompanying guide provides you with facts and interesting stories about the famous landmarks you’ll pass. Enjoy nighttime views of famous places that may include Times Square, Chinatown, Greenwich Village, the Empire State Building, Little Italy, and the Brooklyn Bridge, depending on the option selected. Feel the ambiance of the metropolis known as The City That Never Sleeps.

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From Manhattan: Full-Day NYC Boroughs and Coney Island Tour

5. From Manhattan: Full-Day NYC Boroughs and Coney Island Tour

Traveling by comfortable motor coach and accompanied by your professional, licensed NYC bilingual tour guide, your day will start in the borough of Manhattan, known as “the city”, with a ride through Harlem in Upper Manhattan. You’ll learn about the development of this diverse neighborhood and see historic sites, such as the world-renowned Apollo Theater, the debut venue for many performers such as Ella Fitzgerland, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye and many others. Next, you’ll travel north, to the borough of the Bronx, where you’ll see the home of one of the most famous baseball teams in the world: The New York Yankees! You’ll also learn about the birth of hip hop and view original street art while walking along the streets.  The tour continues across the East River into the borough of Queens, one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the US, whose residents speak over 100 languages. You’ll pass through the exclusive Malba neighborhood, with its many beautiful homes, and visit Flushing Meadows Park, home of the US Open (one of the oldest tennis championships in the world), as well as the New York Mets baseball team and the Unisphere (leftover from the 1964 World’s Fair). You will then proceed to visit the borough of Brooklyn, viewing the neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Crown Heights, home to one of the largest Hasidic Jewish communities outside of Israel, alongside a younger, gentrifying non-Jewish population. Afterwards, you’ll head down to world famous Coney Island, a destination for New Yorkers for generations, seeking fun and relaxation. Weather permitting, you’ll have an opportunity to explore the boardwalk, and to have lunch at the original, legendary Nathan’s restaurant. Finally, you’ll head back over the East River, passing by the historic Brooklyn Bridge, on your return into Manhattan. Please note that the day’s itinerary is subject to traffic conditions and may be modified due to time constraints.

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NYC: 3-Hour Bus Tour to Gossip Girl Location Site

6. NYC: 3-Hour Bus Tour to Gossip Girl Location Site

Led by a local actress, experience a day in the life of Manhattan's elite on this 3 hour tour of the Gossip Girl sites. Written by Cecily Von Ziegesar, the hit TV show is America’s most popular teen drama, starring hot young actors, such as Blake Lively (Serena Van der Woodsen) and Chace Crawford (Nate Archibald). “Hello, Upper East Siders!” is Gossip Girl’s opening line to every episode, and on the Gossip Girl New York Tour, you will feel like Gossip Girl is talking directly to you! More than 40 Manhattan locations have been used in filming the show, and the dedicated “Gossip Girl” tour will let you explore them. Check out the spots where the gossipy characters take on the roles of socialite teenagers in New York City. Take a look at the Upper East Side elite society of sex, drugs, jealousy, and the pressures of the prestigious academic institutions they attend. Pass the Vera Wang boutique where Blair tried on her wedding gown, visit The Empire Hotel, site of Chuck Bass' newest home and business, and pass the candy store where Dan helped Vanessa shop. It’s an ideal tour for fans of the show, as well as for fans of New York’s more glitzy side. Board the bus first with priority seating tickets! Priority seating includes pre-boarding and seating in the first 5 rows near the tour guide.

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Private NYC Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

7. Private NYC Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

Explore New York with your own personal photographer, learn about the hidden gems, and receive insider information on your 2-hour walking tour. Your professional photographer/ NYC tour guide will take pictures of you at some of the most iconic locations in New York; if you're traveling as a couple, family, or a group of friends, you'll finally all be in the pictures together. Throughout the tour, you will be provided with insights about dining, shopping, where to buy discounted theater tickets, and off-the-beaten-path locations to explore during the remainder of your stay. Your guide/photographer will also take you on the NYC subway (not included) and give you tips on how to navigate your way around. You will explore as many sights as time permits within your itinerary. Some of the locations may include the following: Times Square and the Theater District: Feel the pulse of New York. The dazzle and lights of Broadway create an exciting atmosphere and a dramatic backdrop for many spectacular photos. The Brooklyn Bridge: This architectural wonder is a must-see in New York and offers a panoramic view of New York’s urban vistas. Central Park: This urban oasis, surrounded by The Plaza Hotel and NYC skyline, provides a stunning setting for pictures.   Grand Central Station:  Featuring monumental spaces and meticulously crafted detail, Grand Central Station  has been described as "the world's loveliest station."   Downtown: Tour New York's eclectic neighborhoods, such as SoHo and Greenwich Village, known for their cast-iron buildings and picturesque streets, as well as their numerous boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, music venues, and more.   Within 48 hours of finishing the tour, you will receive a zip file and photo gallery by email.  

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New York City: The Sightseeing FLEX Pass

8. New York City: The Sightseeing FLEX Pass

Take a bite out of the Big Apple! Pull up your Sightseeing Flex Pass on your phone and enjoy cash-free access to over 100 experiences, destinations, museums, and tours, including some of the city’s most popular attractions like the Top of the Rock Observatory, the Statue of Liberty, MoMA, the New York Aquarium, and more. Simplify and save, as you can tailor your trip to New York City to fit your ideal itinerary with the easy-to-use Sightseeing Flex Pass. With the option to select 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, or 12 attractions, you can enjoy full admission to the attractions that interest you most, saving up to 65% and with no fixed start date. This pass is recommended for visitors with limited time for sightseeing and want to visit only a few most popular attractions. Get out and explore to get an authentic taste of New York City from the streets on one of the many walking or biking tours. See the internationally renowned skyline up close with access to five bus tours or take it all in from the harbor on a ferry tour. Sightseeing Flex Pass holders also have access to the Hop-On, Hop-Off Uptown and Downtown Bus Loops, valid for 72 hours. Take advantage of the Fast Track Access with participating attractions to skip the line. New York Top Destinations: • One World Observatory (Sightseeing Pass Exclusive) • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island • The Metropolitan Museum of Art 3-Day Pass  • Central Park Zoo  • National 9/11 Memorial and Museum  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) • Top of the Rock Observatory  • Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tours by Gray Line CitySightseeing (valid for 72hrs) • Whitney Museum of American Art • Empire State Building Experiences: • Ground Zero Museum Workshop: 100 Images & Artifacts Tour  • Macy's Historical Tour  • Madison Square Garden Tour  • TimeLooper - Virtual Reality Experience • Wollman Rink - Ice Skating In Central Park (seasonal) Attractions:  • Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine • Edge • Escape Game New York • Escape Virtuality • Vessel • 9/11 Tribute Center  • Brooklyn Botanical Gardens • Luna Park Coney Island • Madame Tussauds NYC • New York Aquarium • New York Botanical Gardens • Ripley's Believe it or Not! • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden • SPYSCAPE • The Auschwitz Exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage Museums:  • American Museum of Natural History • Brooklyn Historical Society  • El Museo Del Barrio  • Fraunces Tavern® Museum  • International Center of Photography • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (includes skip-the-line access)  • MoMA PS1 • Museum at Eldridge Street • Museum of Jewish Heritage • Museum of the City of New York • National Lighthouse Museum • New York Historical Society Museum and Library • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  • Staten Island Museum and Children’s Museum • The Met Cloisters  • The Skyscraper Museum • Brooklyn Children's Museum • South Street Seaport Museum Bus Tours:  • Hop-On, Hop-Off Uptown and Downtown Bus Tours • Hop-On, Hop-Off Brooklyn Bus Tour • Best of Manhattan Tour (6-hour escorted bus tour) • Night Bus Tour • On Location Tours - When Harry Met Seinfield Bus Tour  • On Location Tours - Central Park TV and Movie Sites  • The Downtown Experience • The Tour • Big Bus NY Classic Tour • Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Bus (with discount booklet) • Go Airlink Airport Shuttle (outbound) Cruises:  • City Sightseeing/Hornblower New York Hop-on Hop-off Ferry Tour • Manhattan By Sail – Easy Like Sunday Morning Brunch Cruise • Shearwater - Manhattan by Sail  • Clipper City Daytime Statue Sail – Manhattan by Sail  • Clipper City Jazz Cruise – Manhattan by Sail  • Hornblower Cruise Live After Five • RIBNewYork High Speed Harbor Tour  Walking and Bike Tours:  • Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour • Brooklyn Unplugged Tours  • Fancy Apple Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rental • Food on Foot  • Hush Tours  • Inside Out Tours  • NewYorkTour1  • Wall Street Walks  • Central Park Bike Rental • The St. Patrick’s Cathedral Tour • Manhattan and Beyond Central Park Walking Tour • Graffiti and Street Art Walking Tour of Brooklyn • Hamilton Happy Hour Tour • NYC Fashion Window Walking Tour • Queens-Flushing Meadows International Food Excursion • Scavenger Hunts - New York

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Manhattan: Skyline Bus Tour at Night with Edge Observatory Ticket

9. Manhattan: Skyline Bus Tour at Night with Edge Observatory Ticket

Admire iconic New York City landmarks illuminated at night aboard a modern, climate-controlled bus. Listen to entertaining live commentary as you pass famous sites and be accompanied by an expert guide as you get on and off at the different locations along the tour's unique and comprehensive route. Enjoy stops at the High Line Park, Pier 17, Little Island on Hudson River, Grand Central Station, Hudson Yards, and Times Square, and other famous landmarks and neighborhoods. Depart from Times Square and drive to one of the most fascinating attractions in New York City - the High Line Park. Get off the bus and go on a short walk on the elevated, linear park that was originally a railway dating back to Manhattan's industrial days. Continue the guided walk to NYC's newest outdoor space - Little Island - a 2.4-acre public park on the Hudson River then head off to Pier 17 for magnificent nighttime views of the Brooklyn skyline and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. After, visit Grand Central Terminal for a quick indoor tour of this iconic NYC landmark and the views of the Chrysler Building and NYC's newest skyscraper - One Vanderbilt. Back on the bus, see the Chelsea Piers, the West Village, the Financial District, the Meatpacking District, the most traditional side of Chinatown, and the Brooklyn, Williamsburg, and Manhattan bridges along the East River. Ride past trendy neighborhoods like Tribeca, Greenwich Village, and Hudson Yards and discover the city's newest star, the gigantic spiral staircase called Vessel. End this special evening on a thrilling note at the Edge Observation Deck, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere. Step on the deck's glass floor and take in unforgettable 360° views of New York City. Additional sites and neighborhoods you'll view from the comfort of your bus include Macy's Herald Square, Bryant Park, Hell's Kitchen, Little Italy, SoHo, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, Ladies Mile, and the New York Public Library.

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New York: Midtown Pedicab Rickshaw Tour

10. New York: Midtown Pedicab Rickshaw Tour

Travel the exhilarating streets of Midtown Manhattan on a private pedicab tour, and see some of the landmark attractions and skyscrapers of New York City from the unique perspective of a 3-wheeled rickshaw. Your friendly driver/guide will personalize your tour, providing you with facts, history, and information about popular culture, news, and events in the city. There will be 3 or 4 short stops along the way to stretch your legs a little and take some souvenir pictures. See where all the action takes place in the Broadway Theater District, with stunning views of the lights of Times Square. Ride along 42nd Street, and explore the new 8th Avenue. Discover the 46th Street Restaurants of Hell's kitchen, and see where popular TV broadcasts take place at the Fox News Channel building and site of ABC’s Good Morning America. Continue, pedaling past MTV Studios, Radio City, and the Rockefeller Center. Marvel at the luxury stores of 5th Avenue and the Diamond District. See the skinniest building in Midtown Manhattan, and the historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Pass some landmark buildings of New York’s glamorous lifestyle, such as the NYC Yacht Club, Plaza Hotel, and Waldorf Astoria. Continue along 44th Street to the Algonquin and Royalton hotels, and Ivy League clubs of Yale and Harvard. Art Deco and Beaux-Arts highlights include the Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal, while Bryant Park will offer a leafy retreat from the hectic streets.

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What people are saying about Grand Central Terminal

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,264 reviews

This was a really enjoyable tour for all ages! The kids enjoyed it just as much as the parents! Patrick was really knowledgeable and made it a lot of fun. We are from NY and even learned a few things we didn’t know before the tour. We all loved that the tour ended at a comic book store so we were able to pick up some comics before heading home! We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who loves comics, superheroes, Marvel, DC, or just learning something new!

We had a great time on our photography tour! Best money spent! I had never been to NYC before and our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable giving us facts as we walked and taking us to beautiful spots along the way. He also gave us some tips on things to do and see after the tour. We received the photos 48 hours later and they really captured our time. I highly recommend the tour to anyone!

Really enjoyed out tour with Mark. He was very informative and was very open to our many questions. Would not hesitate to recommend Mark.

Fantastic tour! I’ve already shared my experience with friends and people at work.

A great experience. Sergio our guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.