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Services are provided free of charge thanks to the support of our generous donors. Please consider becoming a donor at this time, so that we may continue sharing the city’s diverse neighborhoods and hidden treasures with visitors from around the world.
Big Apple Greeter's office is staffed by 6 paid staff and about 35 volunteers who work in every aspect of the program, from answering visitors’ questions and matching visitors with Greeters, to computer tech support and special events. What might look easy to do on the surface (you submit a request and a volunteer meets you at your accommodation) actually takes a large infrastructure to support. We receive over 10,000 requests a year, and it takes a lot of people to make sure the right volunteer speaking the right language is meeting the right visitors at the right time and location.
Admission to over 40 top attractions in New York City, including: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, American Museum of Natural History, The Guggenheim, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Intrepid Sea.Air.Space Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NBC Studio Tour, Circleline Sightseeing, Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour, The United Nations Tour, Madison Square Garden All Access Tour, and much much more!
Located on the 2nd floor of the Empire State Building, the NY SKYRIDE is New York's only virtual aerial simulator and a unique introductory tour of the city. Experience an exciting IMAX style adventure story combining high definition digital technology, moving platforms and seats, and an 18 foot high screen screen!
Like never before, navigate through the streets of New York while viewing thousands of pictures, visiting hundreds of stores and reading the city’s famous history.
Joyce Gold gives in-depth tours through twenty Manhattan neighborhoods. Day tours explore such themes as: Diplomatic New York, Rockefeller New York, Religious Manhattan, Colonial New York, Broadway Theatrical, A Day in Brooklyn, Ethnic New York, Noshing Manhattan.
Rockefeller Center was envisioned by John D. Rockefeller to be the grandest plaza in all New York- a place where business was transacted and communities congregated. Conceived on the verge of the Great Depression, Rockefeller financed the Center personally. Upon its completion, it was the largest private building project in modern history and a collection of buildings unrivaled in their artistry and Art Deco nobility.
Today, Rockefeller Center is one of the world’s great crossroads, filled with boutiques, fine dining, and home to the most famous ice rink and Christmas tree on earth. Architecturally profound, culturally diverse, and commercially vital, Rockefeller Center is the true plaza of the people.
Come and take the NBC Studio Tour for your opportunity to visit the studios where some of your favorite television shows are filmed, such as Saturday Night Live. Along the way, learn some facts about the interesting history of NBC, including the story of it's transition from radio into television.
Whether you are exploring New York for the first time, rediscovering your hometown or seeking a mini-vacation, a Circle Line cruise is a relaxing and fun way to see the world's most famous skyline.
There are numerous cruises to choose from. Beverages, wine, beer, cocktails and food are available on board.
Since 1991 Big Onion Walking Tours has led innovative and exciting tours through New York's ethnic neighborhoods and historic districts. Big Onion can provide student and adult group tours as well as lectures on numerous topics. Many of our walking tours are adaptable to bus tours. Big Onion Walking tours are wonderful for fundraisers, schools, alumni associations, corporate events, orientation for newcomers, visiting clients, relatives, and families.
Have your taste buds ready for this New York City walking tour, as your guided adventure visits two historic NYC neighborhoods. While walking through Chinatown and Little Italy, you will go on a one-of-a-kind culinary journey sampling various ethnic foods and learning about the history and culture. All generous tastings (enough for a meal) are included in the adult ticket price of $45.
Step aboard our European-inspired, all-glass vessel for an afternoon or evening of unparalleled splendor aboard a New York Harbor cruise. As the magnificent New York skyline spreads before you in all directions, you’ll be pampered with gourmet cuisine, fine wines, live jazz and sophisticated dance music on this amazing dining cruise. Truly, an experience as inspiring as the city itself.
Forget about hailing a cab on the hectic streets of New York City - head for the water instead. New York Water Taxi connects you to neighborhoods, parks and cultural attractions along the East Side, West Side, Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn waterfronts. Perfect for quick trips along New York City's waterfront - get your 2-day ticket for the smart way around town and hop-on, hop-off as you please!
Offering custom and packaged tours of New York City to individuals and groups. The tours of NYC include a midtown hotel in the Times Square / Theater District, restaurant meals at fine restaurants such as The Tavern on the Green, Sardi’s, and Pomaire and Broadway shows such as The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Phantom of the Opera, Spamalot, and the Radio City Christmas Show with the Rocketts. Sightseeing is by Gray Line “Hop On Hop Off” tour busses. The attractions include The Statue of Liberty, The Empire State Building, The World Trade Center Site, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Harlem, Chinatown, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, United Nations, and more. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History with the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center are included in the three-night packages.
Your self-formed group can get a new and exciting "insider's" view of New York City...individuals are welcome to join. Visit top gourmet restaurants and the most interesting, foodworthy neighborhoods from the Battery to the Boroughs. Hands on cooking and demonstrations. Unique behind-the-scenes looks at galleries, boutiques and historic neighborhoods.
There are so many ways to experience New York City but none compare to the perspective from the water. The exhilaration of cruising the river, the thrill of discovering the city, the enchantment of the world-famous skyline. Choose from one of the many services above and book your trip today!
There’s no better way to explore New York City than on a walking tour. And now you can enjoy the benefits of a private guide for the SAME price as many large, public group tours. You pick the tour—you pick the time!
All tours are led by Michelle or James Nevius, historians and licensed New York City sightseeing guides who specialize in private walking tours of the city’s most intriguing neighborhoods.
Specialized in Customized tours for Groups and Individuals. Harlem Your Way! can tailor these tours to your party's specific needs. Making your group's New York experience exciting, as well as, intellectually stimulating.
Step aboard our European-inspired, all-glass vessel, Celestial, for an afternoon or evening of unparalleled splendor on New York Harbor. As the magnificent New York skyline spreads before you in all directions, you’ll be pampered with gourmet cuisine, fine wines and live jazz on this New York dining cruise. Truly, a dining experience as inspiring as the city itself.
Visitors to New York...experience New York like you've never experienced it before! With three tours to choose from, you can, indeed make the memory of a life-time. See the Statue of Liberty, Ellis and Governors Island, the South Street Seaport, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, and the Wall Street Financial Center... all from the sky. Check out the Empire State Building... or a New York Yankees game from an entirely different perspective.
All aboard for a fantastic bird’s-eye view of the magic isle of Manhattan. Experience the beauty of Central Park, the Hudson River, New York Harbor including the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum. Marvel at the splendor of Rockefeller Center, the Empire State, Chrysler, Met Life buildings and the World Financial Center. Delight in flying by the historical richness of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Greenwich Village, South Street Seaport and the 120 year old Brooklyn Bridge. All this and more of the dramatic New York skyline makes this tour a best seller and a must for any visitor.