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 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 along Fifth Avenue. This area provides spectacular views of the iconic Empire State Building.
We drive by the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park - the original location of Madison Square Garden Arena.
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 Gansevoort Liberty Market by the 9/11 Memorial and the World Trade Center.
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 (no tours), Christmas Day (no tours) & New Year's Eve (no tours)
Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are not provided
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Wheelchair & baby strollers accommodation: We strive to make our tours accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Our small-capacity tour buses can accommodate foldable wheelchairs and foldable baby strollers. However, if you or a member of your party uses a full-size wheelchair that requires a ramp, we kindly ask you to contact us directly. We're more than happy to make arrangements to accommodate your mobility needs.
For those with full-size strollers, we recommend storing them at your hotel or utilizing a professional storage service to ensure your tour experience is as smooth and comfortable as possible.
Our tours do involve some walking, but we want to assure you that your comfort is our priority. If you prefer, you have the option to stay on board the bus near each landmark, without the need to exit at every stop.
Please arrive 15 minutes early for a timely check-in.
- Masks are optional aboard the bus.
- No food or beverages may be consumed aboard the tour bus.
- Chilled bottled water is provided onboard our buses, however, for your safety and others, we still kindly request that you enjoy this complimentary refreshment outside of the vehicle.
- Currently, our vehicles are not equipped with lifts, ramps, or other ADA-compliant features.
- If you are bringing a foldable wheelchair, mobility scooter, or walker, your driver will prepare an area inside the bus where your mobility device will be stored.
- You will be required to board and disembark the bus on your own or with the assistance of a traveling companion.