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Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
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Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket

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About
Experience the very best of the Big Apple in a short amount of time on a small-group sightseeing tour. Get ready for a true NYC adventure, because the extensive itinerary has it all, including a scenic ride on the Staten Island ferry past the city's most iconic attractions. You also get a look at important landmarks that other tours overlook, including St. Patrick's Cathedral and the New York Public Library.
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Ages 4-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 7h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • See the top sights of NYC in just one day
  • Enjoy the personalized experience of a small group
  • Get free admission to One World Observatory
  • Orient yourself to the city for future exploring

  • Professional, entertaining, local guide
  • One World Observatory Entry Ticket
  • Fastest itinerary to make the most of your visit
  • Entry/Admission - One World Observatory
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation - at least $5.50 per person on a Metrocard needed
  • This is NOT a bus tour


Start:
  • 1552 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA
    Tour meets at 46th St. & Broadway (Times Square) under the George M. Cohan Statue. The guide will be there 15 minutes prior to the tour start time and they will be wearing an orange hat and/or a blue shirt or jacket.
End:
  • One World Observatory, 117 West St, New York, NY 10007, USA
    The tour ends at the One World Observatory in Lower M

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5250P15

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Approximately 5 miles of walking. Please do not book this tour if you cannot walk 5 miles over 7 hours.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

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

The tour operator has provided the following answers to customers’ questions.
Will we be stopping for lunch during the Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour?
Yes, there’s a stop to buy lunch with choices for most dietary restrictions. Options may include the Dining Concourse at Grand Central Terminal, Stone Street in the Financial District, or the new Eataly downtown.
Answered Feb 2021
What mode of transportation is used on the Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket?
We will travel by foot, bus, and ferry to see as many NYC highlights as possible. You’ll need a MetroCard with at least $5.50 on it for public transit. We recommend buying your card in advance, but your guide can help you buy it during the tour.
Answered Feb 2021
How much walking will we be doing on the Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket?
The majority of the day will be on foot since this is a walking tour. However, at some points in the tour, you will travel by public bus, subway, & ferry. This tour includes a few miles of walking at a moderate pace.
Answered Feb 2021
Is the Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour wheelchair accessible?
Due to the subway route used on this tour, it is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
Answered Feb 2021

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: 5250P15

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1552 Broadway
    1552 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA
    Tour meets at 46th St. & Broadway (Times Square) under the George M. Cohan Statue. The guide will be there 15 minutes prior to the tour start time and they will be wearing an orange hat and/or a blue shirt or jacket.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Times Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Broadway
  • 2
    St. Patrick's Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Fifth Avenue
  • 3
    Rockefeller Center
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    New York Public Library
    Chrysler Building
  • 4
    Grand Central Terminal
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    New York City Subway
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Trinity Church
    New York Stock Exchange
    Federal Hall
    Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull)
    Canyon of Heroes
    United States Custom House
  • 6
    Staten Island Ferry
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Manhattan Skyline
    Statue of Liberty
  • 7
    The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    One World Observatory
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    One World Observatory
    117 West St, New York, NY 10007, USA
    The tour ends at the One World Observatory in Lower M
    See address & details
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  • ExperienceFirst
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
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    Written February 29, 2024
  • gfigge2016
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit to NY 911 site
    Paul K was great. Full of enthusiasm and knowledge of the 911 hidtory and of NY in general. All tour guides should be so passionate!!
    Written February 29, 2024
  • Frank M
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Authentic in depth experience!
    Visiting from Ireland and England. Took the Greenwich tour with Steve. He’s lived here for 45 years and filled the time with great insight and stories from his years living and working here. Great recommendations too!
    Written February 29, 2024
  • suzymarie37
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Maki...The King Of New York Tour Guides
    Maki....what an absolute legend that guy is! His High Line Tour was fantastic, his historical knowledge was spot on, he was genuinely very, VERY funny and brought the different areas we stopped at to life. Whilst in New York, we had a few guided tours, but none came close to Maki's!! Whilst on his tour, we saw other guided High Line Tours being done, but none of the guides seemed to bring the same energy that Maki did. 100% recommend the tour, but 1000% recommend getting Maki as the Guide.
    Written February 29, 2024
  • 469jussir
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    More than just Manhattan
    Kevin was an amazing tour guide. It was really nice to see more than only Manhattan during the NYC trip. Recommendation!
    Written February 29, 2024
  • maxgQ1962XS
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kevin was great
    We had an incredible experience with KEVIN as our tour guide. He was exceptionally friendly, providing thorough and detailed explanations throughout the tour. Kevin's storytelling made the experience truly enjoyable, and we found ourselves eagerly listening to every word. Additionally, his restaurant recommendations were spot on, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to our trip. We highly recommend Kevin as a tour guide for anyone looking for a memorable and entertaining experience.
    Written February 29, 2024
  • jasonsU9546KB
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful experience of the Manhattan skyline and Statue
    Expect it to be reasonably small then when you’re on Liberty island will seem dramatic. Make sure you book online to get the island right and secure the right access. Crown needs booking months ahead.
    Written February 29, 2024
  • EugeJD20
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    9/11 Memorial Tour.
    We went on the 9/11 Memorial tour. We found the tour very interesting and informative and the time flew by. It was well worth doing.
    Written February 29, 2024
  • african_momma7
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Learn a lot, have fun, and see New York in a fresh way
    Our guide. Jennifer Andres, was highly engaging, interactive and a lot of fun and made the tour very interesting. I earned a lot of fascinating facts about a part of New York that I did not know at all. The pace was very manageable and Jennifer worked hard to make sure everyone in our group of 13 from all over the world could hear and understand her.
    Written February 28, 2024
  • 636flynnb
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Tour
    Sean our guide was fantastic and made the whole experience come to life. His knowledge was sound and story telling painted a picture in my imagination. The islands and history, buildings and Statue of Liberty WoW!
    Written February 28, 2024
  • JanE1427
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour!
    Ken was great - he knew a lot and was happy to answer questions. We were lucky to go on a day that wasn’t too crowded. No long lines, and the rain didn’t materialize. I recommend Ken and this tour.
    Written February 28, 2024
  • chrisdK1269GM
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour.
    Ken was amazing. So much knowledge, and fun. So glad we booked our excursion with Ken. We leaned things we would have never known if it wasn’t for Ken.
    Written February 28, 2024
  • G9986AQlisat
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour and tour guide
    Our tour guide Steve was brilliant, an extensive knowledge of the area, we got to learn the history of the areas and loads of stories thanks Steve.
    Written February 28, 2024
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    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Best Tour of NYC!
    It was so nice to see the sites beyond Manhattan! Our guide Raymond R was great, entertaining and full of information. I learned so much on our tour!
    Written February 27, 2024
  • steffiw_muc
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended tour: tourguide Steve told us many thrilling stories about Hudson Yards. Don’t miss that tour.
    I was absolutely thrilled of the stories our tourguide Steve told us. I could have listened to Steve for hours. Highly recommended tour!!
    Written February 27, 2024
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Peggy S
Topsham, ME21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful tour of New York spots today with Frank!! Two other small groups canceled last minute, so we—a couple—had Frank to ourselves and at our request spent more time in the village and downtown than we probably would have otherwise. Frank is very knowledgable and passionate about NYC — filling us in on theater insights, city history, popular TV show shoot sites, great local food and coffee spots, etc! Really nice to end for the two of us to end with a relaxing glass of wine at the top of One World Observatory. Highly recommend this tour and Frank as your guide!!
Written February 28, 2020
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Kym C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our New York Tour 1 experience was fantastic and our family of 5 (including kids from 9 to 13) would highly recommend this tour.

Our tour guide Lyndsey S was brilliant. Extremely knowledgeable, approachable and caring in terms of ensuring her customers got what they needed.

The tour sites gave a great overall perspective of New York and was a good duration. It also provided the family the experience of riding the subway system, the best way and without concern.

Highly recommended tour, would do it again, just wish they did one for London!
Written March 8, 2020
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Dixie M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Hands down the BEST tour I've ever been on!!! Lyndsey was super informative, personable, and made this 6-7 hour walking tour fun. We were only going to be in New York for 4 days and doing the walking tour first was super beneficial. We learned the basic layout of the city, which helped us the rest of the weekend.

Lyndsey made sure to gave us all basic "New York" terms and information to help make our time in the city easier to navigate and she helped us all get subway cards (which we needed for our time in the city!) She even helped us with other questions we had that did not relate to the guided-tour.

We had a little bit of a larger group, due to a double booking, but Lyndsey made sure each member of our group felt included. Since this was a walking tour, we had to keep a pretty steady pace, in order to see everything, so be prepared to walk a TON. However, the 6 hours flew by.

If you are considering visiting the city, as someone who is not a local, DO IT!
Written September 28, 2021
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Aaron D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Jennifer was an excellent tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable of the facts of each place we went to and also put her own comical twist into her explanations of the landmarks. She was very personable while we were walking between landmarks, asking where we were from and talking about everyday life. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone and recommend Jennifer as a tour guide, she will make sure you enjoy your day.
Written September 4, 2021
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Ryan G
Howick, New Zealand8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had the best tour of New York with our guide Frank. We were lucky to have just five of us, so was very personal. Frank did an amazing job of sharing the history of some of the city’s iconic landmarks, really bringing the whole tour to life. Was well worth it. Highly recommended.
Written January 5, 2020
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Kates1303
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
We booked this tour for our first day in NYC. As soon as we met Jenn, she made us feel so welcome. Her knowledge of the city is incredible and any questions you had, she knew the answer immediately. She even recommended a fab cheap website for broadway show tickets, which we would never have stumbled across if it wasn’t for Jenn. Unfortunately we couldn’t go up the One World Observatory due to weather conditions, but Jenn made it easy for us to arrange to another day. She is an excellent tour guide, the 6 miles of walking went by in a flash due to her excellent attitude! Highly recommend for anyone visiting New York. 🍎🗽
Written February 11, 2020
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Anne
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Ian was fantastic, knowledgeable and a great host. He shared his love of New York with a great passion giving us loads of tips and advise on this amazing place.

Being in a small group and seeing the city like a New Yorker, was just perfect as you could hear everything he said and ask loads of questions thank you
Written February 14, 2020
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Alina S
Houston, TX18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Despite the name of the tour, this is not a small group tour. Our group had 16 people; I have counted 20 in other groups departing from that location. Larger groups like this (ours had a toddler) make navigating the city by foot and subway much slower and do not allow for flexibility. Our tour guide was great but we did not get to see as much as we were hoping because a lot of time was spent helping the crowd learn to use the subway, waiting for everyone to catch up, etc. I just want people to be aware before they book.
Written July 23, 2021
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Branden B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
What a great day!

Our tour guide Billy (who was awesome!) met us in a clearly designated spot at Times Square where he gave us the low-down on what we were about to see and do. We had explored Manhattan the day before, walking about 8 miles on our own, so we were generally prepared for what was in store for us while others in our group weren't so much (other members seemed to be completely drained of energy near the end, but we were excited for more). Right away however, we learned that we wouldn't have to stress about directions or where we were going, and we could see the city with someone who knew a TON about it.

We knew we'd be doing a LOT of walking. In total, it was just around 5 miles, but there was an hour lunch break, and a rest on the Staten Island ferry. Billy walked slowly enough as to not leave anyone behind. We knew that the restrooms were scarce in Manhattan, so when our guide said we were taking a pit-stop, we knew we should take full advantage (Billy also told the group this when we first met). He also gave us a huge heads up whenever we were about to go into a crowded area or onto the subway. He kept every member of the tour safe and as a group.

Our group was small, about 12 people or so. This included a 2 families with younger teen children and a few other couples. The small group made it possible to ask Billy some very specific questions if we wanted. Since he lives in Manhattan and has given many other tours, he knew many things about the area that I definitely wouldn't know to Google myself. He even helped me prepare for our next day of using the subway system on our own.

If you are interested in learning as much as you can while you're in NYC, this would be the tour for you. We saw some sights the day before that he gave us detailed facts and history about, he pointed out new things we would've walked right by had he not been with us, and he introduced us to some sights that we wanted to come back to the next day.

Wear good shoes, take lots of pictures, ask the pro New Yorker lots of questions, and have a great time!
Written December 6, 2021
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Anne L
Punta Gorda, FL6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Ian is awesome!! Best way to see a lot of NYC in one day. 10 people in our group made it easy to maneuver around the city sites and ask questions along the way.
Our guide was funny and informative. I plan on booking this tour again with an other first timer in NYC in two weeks and requesting Ian to be our guide .
Written March 12, 2020
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