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! Please note that in the off-season, between Jan 1 - March 31, in lieu of boat cruise, guests will (weather permitting) visit Pier 17 for a photo opp of the Brooklyn Bridge and Robert F Wagner Park in Battery Park for views of the Statue of Liberty from Manhattan.
The boat docks back at Pier 15 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.
Your tour will start at Times Square. You can see the exact location in maps by clicking here.
You will enjoy a guided tour to the most-visited park in the USA and then pass by the Dakota Building as well as the Strawberry fields.
Rockefeller Center is a must when you visit New York. You will have a guided stop here and then pass by St. Patrick's Cathedral, Atlas Statue and 5th Avenue.
There you will have the best views and the opportunity to admire the Empire State Building, as well as the Flatiron Building.
You will have a guided tour here, but entry to the Memorial is not included.
You will make a lunch stop at 55 Fulton Market (not included in the price).
You will enjoy fascinating views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Manhattan Skyline!
Please note that in the off-season (Jan 1 to March 31), in lieu of boat cruise, guests will (weather permitting) visit Pier 17 (for a photo opp of the Brooklyn Bridge) & Robert F Wagner Park in Battery Park (for views of the Statue of Liberty from Manhattan)
Your tour will end at the same place you started, Times Square.
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