LOWER MANHATTAN TOUR‘ and ‘UPPER MANHATTAN TOUR’.
Sites & Neighborhoods
The sites and neighborhoods you could see and visit on our ‘Manhattan Island Highlights Tour’ can include the following: Central Park, Times Square, Hells Kitchen, Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue, Bryant Park, Grand Central Terminal, the United Nations, Empire State Building, Hudson Yards, Flatiron Building, Greenwich Village – Meat Packing District, High Line Park, Little Island, SoHo, Little Italy, NoLita, Chinatown, City Hall, Brooklyn Bridge – South Street Seaport – Brooklyn Heights, Wall Street (New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall site of George Washington’s inauguration), Trinity Church, New York Harbor, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island (viewed from Battery Park shore), the new World Trade Center, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum (9/11 museum tickets can be arranged), Oculus Transportation Hub and St. Paul’s Chapel.
Also, the Upper East Side (one of the wealthiest neighborhood in the USA), 5th Avenue (Museum Mile) including the remaining Gilded Age mansions – along with the Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection. Also, Park Avenue, Madison Avenue and Central Park, the Upper West Side, see The Dakota where John Lennon lived; and visit Strawberry Fields in Central Park, the American Museum of Natural History, Riverside Park, Harlem, visit St. John the Divine Cathedral (the third largest Cathedral in the world) – President Grant National Memorial, ‘Hamilton Grange National Memorial’ (Alexander Hamilton’s home) and neighborhoods (dating back to the late 18th century) – The Apollo Theater, the Morris Jumel Mansion and The Cloisters can also be visited upon request. It’s all up to you!
Our tours are flexible to meet your desires for what you wish to see and do. If you are already familiar with some of these neighborhoods, we’ll happily suggest substitutions of other neighborhoods during your tour.
A Tour Designed With You In Mind
The ‘Manhattan Island Highlights Tour’ is usually a 4 – 6 hour tour, depending on how many stops you wish to make, and usually can be extended if you so desire. All our tours are specifically designed for you! No two tours are alike as all our guests have different interests. If you wish to have lunch while on tour, suggestions and arrangements can be made for you.
Your starting and ending location is usually at your hotel. However, we will gladly meet you at any local location you desire. Our tours are all about you and New York City!
Your tour will begin by your driver/tour guide asking questions such as: “How many times have you visited New York City? What have you seen thus far during your visit? What is it that is most important for you to see and do?” And then, we customize a tour specifically designed for you and your interests. If you have a list of sites, stores, and neighborhoods you wish to visit, we are here to accommodate your wishes.
Experience The City To The Fullest
Throughout your tour we’ll point out the contrast in architecture from neighborhood to neighborhood, which makes New York City so unique and interesting, as no two neighborhoods are alike. We’ll also recommend local restaurants within each neighborhood where you may consider dining while you’re visiting the city. We’re glad to make reservations for you, as well.
Your request is welcome at any time for your touring vehicle to stop, so you could explore a site, store, market, or just to stop and take photographs as there are so many photogenic buildings and sites throughout the city.
Guests find our guides enthusiastic, entertaining and extremely knowledgeable in their ability to explain New York culture, history and all the many wonders that make NYC the special place that it is! Foreign language tours can be arranged for you.
Please allow us the privilege of touring you and your group throughout the great City of New York!