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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

By USA Guided Tours New York
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Combine New York City’s top attractions in a guided tour via bus and the Staten Island Ferry. With insider commentary from your guide, visit Rockefeller Center, South Street Seaport, 9/11 Memorial, and Wall Street. Take a Staten Island ferry ride, with views of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge. Back on land, hit Lincoln Center and Central Park before wrapping up this whirlwind tour.
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C$136.90
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Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration:6h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Easy way to see New York's top sights in a single tour
  • Transportation, via the Staten Island Ferry and coach included
  • Insider info on Manhattan's history and culture from your guide
  • Tickets for popular water taxi included

  • Expert Local Tour Guide Narrative
  • Transportation With Luxury Tour Bus
  • Bottled Water on Buses
  • The Staten Island Ferry
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Optional upgrade to a glass-top/open-top convertible bus

Make your way to Midtown Manhattan, to meet your guide and group. Board a mini-bus for a ride through Times Square, passing Radio City Music Hall, NBC Studios, Rockefeller Center, and St. Patrick's Cathedral while your guide narrates their history. Stop for a short guided walkthrough. Next, head to Fifth Avenue and Madison Square Park, with time for photos of the Flatiron Building and Empire State Building. From there, it’s Trinity Church and the 9/11 Memorial. You also see some of the oldest architecture in Manhattan in South Street Seaport. Hop on the Staten Island Ferry. On board, hear commentary and take in views of the Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, Governor’s Island, and Brooklyn Bridge. During off-season (January 1 to April 1), take a guided tour around Grand Central Terminal instead. End at the tour’s starting point in midtown.

Departure details
  • 770 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA Departure/End Point: 7th Avenue, between 50th & 51st Streets (middle of the block) in Manhattan
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7081NYCDAY

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Select between two bus options: closed-top (standard) or glass-top/open-top (upgrade)
  • Convertible buses switch from open-tops to glass-tops between Oct 15 - Mar 15 due to colder temperatures
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour?
How much is New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour?
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour price starts from C$132.50. Discover and book New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour cancellation policy?
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour?
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour is hosted by USA Guided Tours New York. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact USA Guided Tours New York on Tripadvisor. Discover and book New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7081NYCDAY

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    770 7th Ave
    770 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Departure/End Point: 7th Avenue, between 50th & 51st Streets (middle of the block) in Manhattan
    See address & details
  • 1
    Times Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Central Park
  • 3
    The Dakota
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Rockefeller Center
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • 5
    Madison Square Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Empire State Building
    Flatiron Building
    MetLife Building
  • 6
    The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 7
    New Gansevoort Market
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 8
    New York Harbor
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    Pass by
    Ellis Island
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Fifth Avenue
    Statue of Liberty
    New York Public Library
    Radio City Music Hall
    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
    Trinity Church
    Greenwich Village
    SoHo
    Little Italy
    Seaport District NYC
    Battery Park
    Diamond District
    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
    Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
    Chinatown
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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237charlieq
237charlieq
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Fabulous 5⭐️ tour
Rachel & Manny were the best tour guides we have ever had. Full of enthusiasm and information! best way to see New
Michael P
Michael P
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Excellent experience
Really Great experience.Our Guide Tim was so knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour we are so glad we booked
annemariebS6256FT
annemariebS6256FT
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Fabulous
Great experience, saw lots of things of interest and would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see as much o
Mary Ann P
Mary Ann P
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Fun informative and worth my time and money!
Learned so much about NYC! Rachel S our guide was exceptional! I highly recommend this trip and see if you can re
KevinB767
KevinB767
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A very enjoyable, entertaining 6 hours
Fantastic 6 hours spent with Steve all around what you need to see in New York. The mini bus with convertible roof
B4519DQkellys
B4519DQkellys
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Night NYC tour bus with Rachel
My family and I recently went on the night tour with Rachel and the views by night were amazing! Although did feel
Medicine2023
Medicine2023
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Great Tour of NYC
On November 17th, Unfortunately, my flight was delayed, and I somehow managed to get to the bus exactly at 5:30 p.m
TrishB_utt
TrishB_utt
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Fantastic guide
Go with Rachel. Absolutely brilliant and full of knowledge. Learned an awful lot about New York that day. Rachel is
C2875GDjamesb
C2875GDjamesb
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Horrible
We paid 376.00 for a nyc night tour with glass roof. Once on the bus we were told by Rachel, the tour guide that we
jemimap497
jemimap497
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Had the potential to be a great trip
This had the potential to be amazing however was really let down by the tour guide. She made an experience that sho
290mj2
290mj2
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Great tour guide
There was a good balance of going between riding the bus and walking around. The guide had great time planning and
jerodb2020
jerodb2020
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Vinny! Vinny! Vinny!
Excellent and Worth the money! If you can, ask for, Brooklyn’s very own, Vinny as a tour guide. He is very knowledg
E3458JDshawnc
E3458JDshawnc
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Vinny & Miguel give you a true NY experience!
Vinny and Miguel are AMAZING! Engaging, knowledgeable, helpful, and really funny. This was our first NYC tour and i
148audrap
148audrap
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Building Friends
We started out on this tour not really knowing what to expect, little did we know we would build friendships and cr
28lindsayb
28lindsayb
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So much fun!
We had the best day! Vinny, our tour guide, made the whole experience so much fun! He was so knowledgeable about
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2,634 reviews
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Clara D
New York City, NY4 contributions
This was our first time in New York and so we wanted to book a tour that would allow us to see as much as possible, with a knowledgable tour guide to explain the sights. We were not disappointed!

We booked the open air/glass roof mini bus and would thoroughly recommend, it allows you so see so much more of the amazing skyline!

The itinerary had to change due to there being a parade on the day we booked, so lots of road closures. They handled this really well, changing up the route and giving us the opportunity to visit Highline Park and Chelsea Market instead!

A really enjoyable trip and a great way to see lots of the most famous sights all in one day!
Written May 15, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global46630436706
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoy our tour. Hope to see you again.
Written June 10, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul S
12 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
A good tour that was made great by our guide Steve. His knowledge was extensive but he also had great tips for best places to stand/view etc. He worked hard all day and if you get him you will have a great time.

Pay extra for the open top bus, as you can see the streets better and there are only 15 people so a small group. Bus was driven by Betty who has a smooth driving style and did a great job in the NYC traffic

I recommend this tour especially with Steve and Betty.
Written September 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global46630436706
Hello: Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our tour. Hope to see you again.
Written September 15, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Aly M
3 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
I’ve been to NYC quite a few times, but it was my husbands first trip, and since it was just a 3 day stay we decided to do a tour to make the most of our time in the city. We had such a great experience! Our tour guide, Buster Freeze, was a delight!! Born in Londen but a true New Yorker at heart, he was an endless book of knowledge and adoration for the city and the people. The tour hit most of the major landmarks, with short stops at places like Central Park, Rockefeller Center and the World Trade Center. By taking the bus, we were able to cover so much of Manhattan in such a short time. We took the Ferry to Staten Island, which really gives you a “true New York feel” just being among the commuters, and it gives you a pretty sweet shot of the Statue of Liberty. Our driver, Izzy, was cool + calm, and if you’ve ever been in a car in NYC can you even imagine driving a bus? No, thanks. But, I felt safe the whole trip with him behind the wheel.
Long story short: I ABSOLUTELY recommend spending the $100ish bucks to to take this tour, and if you do it near the beginning of your trip it’ll give you loads of help planning what you want to do next.
Written April 5, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Companion41590183906
Thank you for your comments, we are very happy that you enjoyed the tour, we invite you to review our different tour offers, we have a modern fleet of buses, experienced drivers, and expert, friendly guides that will make you feel very comfortable.
Written April 6, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jennifer W
1 contribution
Nov. 2022
My family of 4 recently took your tour on Tuesday, November 22,2022 and unfortunately had a very negative experience. We were on a tour with a guide named Bernard, a middle aged man with longish s blonde hair. When we arrived at the Staten Island Ferry we boarded the ferry with no direction from our guide. Once on the ferry we rode and when we got to the other side we departed the ferry like we were told by the ferry workers. Once inside the terminal we quickly realized that our guide and noone else from our tour group were anywhere to be seen. We waited the 30 minutes for the next ferry to arrive and never laid eyes on anyone from our group. We saw several other USA Guided Tour Groups. Once back on the other side we found another group guide and explained that we were left by our group and we had no idea how or why. Mario, another bus driver was kind enough to make room on his bus and let us finish the tour with him. We were extremely confused and disappointed that our tour had to end on such a sour note. We still have no idea where our tour group went once we all boarded the ferry and how we are the only ones who got left behind but it doesn't make me want to recommend this group to anyone in the future. 
Written November 26, 2022
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Justine N
1 contribution
We had Dana as our tour guide and she was sooooo much fun! She made sure we were all accounted for the entire time, provided fun facts throughout the whole trip especially when stuck in traffic which kept us very engaged. 10/10 would recommend this tour to start off your NY trip with first-timers. There is a bit of walking/getting on and off the bus for those with impaired mobility, just a heads up!
Written October 29, 2022
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Global46630436706
Hi Justine: Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our tour. Hope to see you again
Written October 29, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rich
Nashua, NH1 contribution
Nov. 2022
This was a great tour, I highly recommend this tour for new comers and native new yorkers alike. Steve (guide) and Betty (driver) were very knowledgeable in the city's history, architecture, neighborhoods, and famous people (and where they lived). We went on Veterans day and they were able to bypass the parade congestion and substitute other sites for the few that were blocked by the parade route. It was as if all of Manhattan was their backyard, thanks Steve and Betty)!!
Written November 14, 2022
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Global46630436706
Hello: Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our tour. Hope to see you again
Written November 14, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Donise E
13 contributions
Apr. 2022
We took the upgraded tour with the smaller glass top bus (which did convert to open air later in the day) & small group of 13 tourists, SO worth the price! The glass top vehicle made it easy to see all the buildings & scenery so much better than the big bus with 30 visitors plus you can hear the tour guide easier. Gil was our tour guide & he’s fantastic. He knew so much about every single building we passed & clearly loves NYC & loves sharing the history. Took my teenager age 15, who enjoyed it too. It was our first time ever to NYC and this is the best way to see all the highlights. Gil was very efficient, he knew exactly where to have Carlos drop us & pick us up, and knew which stops to stay longer, he was a pro. Many of the stops are short as there is so much to visit in a 6 hour day. Then you can decide later if you want to come back & see more on your own another day. Gil was full of interesting tidbits about everything we passed, he was so entertaining & engaging. We saw so much on the bus portion of the tour, and then the Straten Island Ferry was wonderful seeing the NY skyline and views. The last stop was the 911 reflection ponds & Gil shared so many interesting facts about the memorial, it was very moving. We saw all of the must sees of NYC & learned so many interesting things along the way as Gil was full of fun facts & observations.
Written April 13, 2022
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UncleDawg01
Mount Juliet, TN147 contributions
This is the first thing you are going to say when you sit down in the plush comfort of the bus and realize that there are charging outlets in every seat. Oh well, we survived this 6 hour excursion without them and had a great time, the weather being unseasonable warm at 70°. Raymond navigated the beast of a bus through such tight spaces, I felt like we were on the Night Bus from Harry Potter. And Gil, which he spelled for us because there may be more than one way to spell pronounce Gil I guess, is like the Ellis island registry of celebs in NYC. He knows who lives where and who used to and how much they paid and who their neighbors are and what kind of dog they have and if they showered this morning. . . You get my drift. His brand of facts and sarcasm were appreciated, being that I have been accused of dabbling in the art of smartassery a time or two. My favorite was the lady who obviously booked the tour and didn’t read the itinerary, and each time she asked about if we would see something he said, “Sure, you should go see that on your own.” The tour was fast for 6 hours and if you are slow, you better step it up cause Gil’s gonna call you out for taking too long to get your Atlas picture right. We saw more than we ever imagined ( no Gil, we do not want to stand in line to touch a bull’s sack) we would and when they stop for lunch, don’t guess, hit Little Italy Pizzeria and grab a slice or three. (Just kidding, nobody on that bus wants you to down 3 pieces, stick with 1 or 2.) They totally need to offer an 8 or 10 hour version as a sequel to the original tour. Well worth every penny. TN
Written March 10, 2022
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Companion41590183906
Thank you for your comments, we are very happy that you enjoyed the tour, we invite you to review our different tour offers, we have a modern fleet of buses, experienced drivers, and friendly tour guides that will make you feel very comfortable.
Written April 6, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

caroleiaap
Allen, TX292 contributions
Nov. 2022
This was the best thing for us to do on our first day in New York City. Steve was an excellent tour guide - I don't know how he keeps all that info in his head, but he was great. Emmanuel was a great bus driver. I highly recommend taking the smaller bus - well worth the extra cost. We had a group of 13 plus Steve and we could move more quickly and maybe got to see a little more because of that. The tour goes "everywhere" and that was so helpful for us on the following days so we had a little better idea of where we were, and also some ideas of what to do (or not to do).
Written November 28, 2022
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Global46630436706
Hello: Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our tour. Hope to see you again
Written November 29, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cormiermg1
Huntington Beach, California5 contributions
Sep. 2022
What a wonderful day!! Saw and learned so much! Our guide, Don, was the best. A true New Yorker with so much to share! Highly recommend this tour to get a great overview of the City and cover so much more than you could ever do on your own. Also, Don was always read to answer questions and provide insight into how to make the most of our remaining time in the city.
Written September 30, 2022
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Global46630436706
Hello: Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our tour. Hope to see you again
Written October 2, 2022
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