- Dakota Building
- Strawberry Fields
- St. Patrick's Cathedral (outside only)
- Atlas Statue
- 5th Avenue
MADISON SQUARE PARK
for best views
- Empire State Building
- Flatiron Building
55 FULTON MARKET
lunch stop (lunch not included in the tour price)
THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY RIDE
for best views
- Statue of Liberty
- Ellis Island
- Manhattan and Brooklyn Skyline
- does not include Museum entry
The tour departs daily at 9 AM & 10 AM on 7th Ave between 50th & 51st Streets (in the middle of the block) and ends at 3 PM and 4 PM at the same location.
After a drive through the Times Square area, the first stop is at Central Park West and 72nd Street, at the Dakota Building (former home of John Lennon). The stop includes a short guided walk into Central Park to visit the Strawberry Fields with the Imagine mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, as well as the views of other sites in the area such as the luxury condominiums that numerous celebrities call home. We'll also drive by Central Park Zoo, the famous Plaza Hotel, and Carnegie Hall.
The second stop on the tour is Rockefeller Center, for views of St. Patrick's Cathedral, the location of the ice skating rink and Christmas Tree, and NBC's Today Show set.
The third stop is Madison Square Park - the original location of Madison Square Garden Arena. This area provides spectacular views of dramatic architecture featured in numerous books and films: the Flatiron Building (Godzilla, Spider-Man), the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower (The Runaway Skyscraper, Futurama), and the Empire State Building (King Kong, Independence Day).
The tour continues with a drive through some of the iconic NYC's neighborhoods, such as Greenwich Village, Soho, Chinatown, and the Financial District.
En route to the fourth stop, we drive by Wall Street for views of the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall (the location of the first Capitol Building of the United States), Trinity Church, and a drive-by the famous Charging Bull sculpture on Broadway.
The fourth stop is the World Trade Center, as we visit the 9/11 Memorial. The tour does not include entry into the 9/11 Museum, but visitors can walk the grounds of the Memorial, visit the waterfalls of "Reflecting Absence," (the footprints of where the original twin towers stood), and see the Survivor Tree that stood up to the destruction of 9/11.
Around 1 pm, we'll stop for a quick lunch break at the Fulton 55 Market.
The fifth stop is a boat ride on the Staten Island Ferry to experience magnificent views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skyline!
The boat docks back at the Whitehall Terminal in downtown Manhattan, where we board our bus to continue the tour, as we drive back to our original departure point on 7th Avenue in the Times Square area.
Operational Dates: 7 days a week, rain or shine
Blackout Days: 4th of July (no night tour), Thanksgiving Day (no night tour), NYC Half-Day Marathon - March 20 (no tours), Christmas Day (no tours) & New Year's Eve (no tours)
Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are not provided
Parking: if you're driving in, please be prepared to park your vehicle in one of the paid indoor parking garages close to the tour departure location; we recommend Icon Parking, which has multiple locations throughout the city; the closest one to your tour departure location is at 209 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019
COVID-19 ENHANCED CLEANING POLICY
- All USA Guided Tours vehicles are cleaned with EPA-registered multi-surface cleaner & disinfectant as recommended by the CDC - between every tour
SOCIAL DISTANCING POLICY
- All USA Guided Tours employees to wear face masks
- Face masks are required for all travelers (not mandatory by local governments)
- Hand sanitizers available on buses
- Contactless check-in process
This particular tour gives you two options for tour buses - a luxury climate-controlled closed-top bus or a unique small-capacity (18 pax max) Mercedes-Benz Sprinter bus with a glass-top or open-top convertible roof that can open when the weather is friendly or retract and turn into a glass-top to protect you from the weather elements.
Our luxury closed-top buses can be substituted with larger 55-passenger buses depending upon demand and/or our tour schedule. We do our best to keep large, same-party groups together on the same bus.
Our smaller-capacity tour buses and vans do not have storage for accommodating carry-on bags. You're welcome to bring purses, briefcases, or backpacks for your tour.
If you have larger bags, you'll need to store them while touring with us. Please check with your hotel concierge or use a luggage storage service provided by independent companies throughout the city. If you need further assistance with this, please feel free to call us directly.
Typically 15 to 20 minutes. Your tour guide will tell you the planned amount of time for each stop, but there's definitely enough time on every stop for you to walk around and take plenty of amazing pictures!
Free Cancellation up to 24 Hours in Advance > if you cancel your booking 24 hours in advance of your tour departure time - a full refund will be issued
Free Cancellation up to 1 Hour in Advance With Tour Booking Insurance > if you purchase Tour Booking Insurance at $5.99 per booking, booking cancellations may be made up to 1 hour in advance of your tour departure time for a full refund