New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: New York, New York

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Get accompanied by a licensed NYC tour guide, who will hop off at each stop to provide you with a comprehensive & more private sightseeing experience


Ride in climate-controlled, luxury tour buses that offer a comfortable and pleasant touring experience, as well as protection from weather elements. Two bus price options: our standard closed-top luxury bus) or upgrade to a glass-top/open-top convertible bus. Please note that convertible buses switch from open-tops to glass-tops between Oct 15 - Mar 15 due to colder temperatures.


We're committed to providing a more enjoyable sightseeing experience. Our Discover NY Tour is a recipient of numerous industry-recognized awards!


Enjoy 15-minute guided walking tours of NYC's iconic places - Central Park, Rockefeller Center, 9/11 Memorial & more!


Take a ferry ride for breathtaking views of the NYC skyline from the water!

What's Included

Bottled Water on Buses

Expert Local Tour Guide Narrative

The Staten Island Ferry

Transportation With Luxury Tour Bus

What's Not Included


Hotel pickup and drop-off


Optional upgrade to a glass-top/open-top convertible bus

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Convertible buses switch from open-tops to glass-tops between Oct 15 - Mar 15 due to colder temperatures
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Select between two bus options: closed-top (standard) or glass-top/open-top (upgrade)
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Times Square
Starts Daily at 9 am and 10 am
Duration: 6 Hours
Departs/Ends on 7th Avenue (50th/51st)
Open-Top or Glass-Top Convertible Bus

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial
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, famous Plaza Hotel and Carnegie Hall.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Central Park
Part of a guided tour of Strawberry Fields

• Admission Ticket Free

The Dakota
Part of the guided tour of Strawberry Fields

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Rockefeller Center
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.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St. Patrick's Cathedral
Walk-by as part of the Rockefeller Center stop

• Admission Ticket Free

Madison Square Park
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.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Empire State Building
Seen from Madison Square Park (outside only)

• Admission Ticket Free

Flatiron Building
Seen from Madison Square Park (outside only)

• Admission Ticket Free

MetLife Building
Seen from Madison Square Park

• Admission Ticket Free

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
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 through the destruction of 9/11.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Gansevoort Liberty Market
45-minute lunch stop at Gansevoort Liberty Market, located near the 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center (not included in the tour price)

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

New York Harbor
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.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ellis Island
Seen from the Staten Island Ferry

• Admission Ticket Free

Brooklyn Bridge
Seen from the Staten Island Ferry

• Admission Ticket Free

Fifth Avenue

• Admission Ticket Free

Statue of Liberty
Seen from the Staten Island Ferry

• Admission Ticket Free

New York Public Library

• Admission Ticket Free

Radio City Music Hall

• Admission Ticket Free

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

• Admission Ticket Free

Trinity Church

• Admission Ticket Free

Greenwich Village

• Admission Ticket Free


• Admission Ticket Free

Little Italy

• Admission Ticket Free

Seaport District NYC

• Admission Ticket Free

Battery Park

• Admission Ticket Free

Diamond District

• Admission Ticket Free

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

• Admission Ticket Free

Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex

• Admission Ticket Free


• Admission Ticket Free


Fantastic Tour Pick!
Curious22702209778, 22-12-2022
We are still talking about what a great pick to see and sample New York. Loved that the group was small and our guide Don was very informative. Strongly recommend you take this tour!!!
Angel_R, 22-12-2022
Great service and great attention for all passengers. The guide was excellent! I my case I really thank the company for picking me up, even though I missed the starting point. Our group (10 Pax) was picked up on the next route. Very thankful for that!
Gil was excellent!! He really knew his history!
Kortney_Z, 22-12-2022
Strawberry Fields and the Staten Island Ferry. We had a great experience. Betty and Gil were wonderful!
978austenl, 22-12-2022
Great informative tour. Rachel was very knowledgeable and helpful. I really enjoyed the day. Our driver was smooth and obviously knew how to navigate around the city traffic.
The visit on the 9/11...
Naconiel_D, 22-12-2022
The visit on the 9/11 memorial was moving and heartfelt. The guide was very knowledgeable and fun in walking with
Amazing Rachel
Nichola_H, 22-12-2022
If I recommend one thing in New York it’s this trio and the tour guide Rachel. It was our second day in the city and we were feeling overwhelmed she was the beacon of light that guided us through the big apple. The passion she puts into her tour to make sure you get the best experience the best photos and the knowledge she holds is second to none. Rachel is a diamond and we went away feeling prepared and brave enough to use the subway thanks to her and feeling happy and full of New York knowledge. Thankyou so much Rachel for being an amazing tour and person x
Rachel was amazing!
Angela_R, 22-12-2022
Rachel provided a lot of information about the City and sights. She also provided valuable information about getting around the City, how to negotiate with street vendors and who to avoid. She was excellent!
Nice day trip
Robbin_S, 22-12-2022
This was a nice tour without too much walking around. Dana was very informative. Lunch stop had plenty of options to eat.
I'm so happy I took the tour
477heidemarieb, 22-12-2022
The tour guide, Jim, was very personale and funny. As a Brooklyn native, he covered a lot more than the tourist attractions and shared some history of New York not known to outsiders.
Fun History Lesson
Janelle_T, 21-12-2022
Driver, Manuel, was great and tour guide, Nathan, was very knowledgeable about the history of buildings and parks around the city.

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