Discover the best of Manhattan on this 6-hour tour that combines a round trip from Times Square on a mini bus and with views of the New York skyline from the Staten Island Ferry.
The iconic landmarks you will see on this tour are: Central Park, Empire State Building, Flatiron District, One World Trade Center, Wall Street, Statue of Liberty and many more
The tour departs daily at 9 AM and 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 & Theatre District areas, 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 Statue of Liberty and 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.
✅ Licensed Tour Guide
✅ Transportation on Mini Bus
❌ Hotel pick-up and drop off
❌ Beverages (although there will be ample opportunities to purchase snacks and drinks)
❌ Gratuities (never required, but highly appreciated if you enjoyed the tour)
People with mobility impairments: although the amount of walking is very limited, we get on and off our Mini Bus multiple times during the tour
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.