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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat (seasonal) and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00
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All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory

All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory

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In remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001, take this guided tour of Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial. Walk through the space of the former World Trade Center in NYC, and get a deeper understanding of the events that took place on that day. Your ticket includes skip-the-line access to the 9/11 Museum and Memorial, as well as the One World Observatory for panoramic views of the city.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Avoid the big crowds at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with help from this small-group, early-access tour in New York City. Climb aboard an early ferry to Liberty Island, and see the iconic Statue of Liberty up close. Walk the Stairs of Separation that divided some families, visit the joyful Kissing Post where many immigrants met their relatives, and more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

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Marvel at the 360-degree, unobstructed views from the Empire State Building and explore its Interactive Museum and more with this combo ticket. See NYC's landmarks from the 86th-floor observatory, enjoy the exhibitions and augmented reality viewfinders on the 80th floor; and explore the 2nd-floor museum’s immersive displays on the building's history. Upgrade for skip-the-line access.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.73
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$45.73
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket

Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket

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Get the best view in all of New York City from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Plaza. Soak up three floors of indoor and outdoor viewing areas and admire the Big Apple’s popular landmarks, such as One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.37
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OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple. On this guided tour, you get boarding on the ferry from Manhattan to visit the two important historical sites. Visit the grounds of Liberty Island and go inside the Statue of Liberty Museum. Then hop the ferry to Ellis Island and learn about the millions of people who arrived here between 1892 and 1954 in hope of living the American dream. For the comprehensive 3.5 hour option, you will have a guided tour of both Liberty and Ellis Island. For the Express 2 hour option, you will have a guided tour of Liberty Island and you can visit Ellis Island on your own. For the Essential 30 minute tour, you will get the essential information prior to boarding and access to audioguides while on the island. With all options you will have roundtrip ferry tickets to both Liberty and Ellis Islands and entry into the Museums. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour. No Pedestal access.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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9/11 Memorial Museum Admission Ticket

9/11 Memorial Museum Admission Ticket

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Prebook your admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in lower Manhattan, and guarantee your entry to the center that documented the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. Museum artifacts include first-person accounts of what happened on that September morning in 2001, multi-media displays, and exhibits on history, which commemorate nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the attacks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.00
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Choose Your Access Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

Choose Your Access Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Get a personal introduction to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on a private, half-day tour led by a local guide, and explore two of New York City’s most iconic sites at your own pace. Hear inspiring stories about the design and construction of the Statue of Liberty as you explore. Learn about the immigrants that came to Ellis Island from around the world in the fascinating Ellis Island Museum. This fully-customizable private tour is a perfect fit for families and groups with limited mobility.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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New York CityPASS

New York CityPASS

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Get the New York CityPASS and enjoy great discounts at some of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Your CityPASS mobile tickets are valid for 9 days from the date of first use of first use for NYC favorites like the Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Statue of Liberty, Guggenheim Museum, 9/11 Memorial and Museum and much more.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.00
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New York "Must See" Small-Group Half-Day Tour

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Experience the best of the Big Apple during this half-day tour of Manhattan with a group limited to 15 guests. Rather than trying to do it all yourself, let an experienced guide lead you through the vibrant streets, colorful neighborhoods, and historic landmarks on foot, subway, and ferry. Get the full New York City experience and see iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, and Wall Street.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.00
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Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum Guided Tour
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Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum Guided Tour

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It’s possible to spend an entire day inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and still not see everything, but this guided Met tour is the best way to take advantage of the riches that are inside one of the world’s greatest art museums. See the highlights of the collection and get special insight into the works of art on display, all within a small-group atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.10
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New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

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See as much as you can in fast-moving New York on this comprehensive 5-hour coach sightseeing tour of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Listen to live commentary as you tackle NYC from top to bottom, starting with Uptown highlights like Harlem and the Dakota (once home to John Lennon) before heading towards downtown. After admiring the Flatiron and Empire State Buildings, catch a glimpse of Greenwich Village and Soho and beholding the Brooklyn Bridge. Make sure to watch for the new World Trade Center as you head back to Herald Square.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket

Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket

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As day turns to night, it's easy to see how New York City earned its City That Never Sleeps moniker. See the Big Apple in the light and dark with a day and night admission ticket to the 86th-floor observation deck at the Empire State Building—the highest observatory in New York City. Beat the lines by arriving with your daytime ticket, valid between 11am and 7:59pm, for 360-degree views of the iconic Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Then, return between 8pm and 10pm for spectacular views of New York by night.  
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.41
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Private NYC TV & Movie Tour
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Private NYC TV & Movie Tour

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Step into the scenes of your favorite movies and TV shows with this guided tour of New York City’s famous filming locations. A guide helps you to recognize the buildings, shops, landmarks, and parks that have been featured in famous shows and movies such as ‘Friends,’ ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Girls,’ and ‘Spiderman.’ Plus, TV buffs can get the inside scoop most tourists miss by exploring the sites with a guide/local actor.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.00
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Private Arrival Transfer NYC Airports JFK LGA EWR to Manhattan

Private Arrival Transfer NYC Airports JFK LGA EWR to Manhattan

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Arrive in New York City the easy and stylish way with a pre-booked private transfer service. A professional driver picks you up at JFK International Airport, Newark International Airport, or La Guardia Airport and takes you directly to your Manhattan hotel or private residence. Relax and enjoy the ride as you make your way into the city in a comfortable sedan or minivan.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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$34.26
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NYC Tour with Statue of Liberty Pedestal Access
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NYC Tour with Statue of Liberty Pedestal Access

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Explore New York City's most popular attractions with this guided, full-day, riding and walking tour in their private bus. Visit the Statue of Liberty, St Patrick's Cathedral, Take a walking tour of the 911 Memorial,a walk in Little Italy, and so much more.. Maximizing time on tours makes the experience in New York much more enjoyable.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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New York City Statue of Liberty Super Express Cruise

New York City Statue of Liberty Super Express Cruise

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Don't waste precious hours on your NYC vacation at the Statue of Liberty when you can try this speedy Lady Liberty cruise that's perfect for travelers with limited time. Just hop aboard at Lower Manhattan's Battery Park and soak up the sea breeze as you're whisked past Lady Liberty. You can marvel at the statue from the water, learn about the landmark from your guide's live narration, and snap a few up-close photos with unobstructed views of this must-see NYC attraction.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.00
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Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

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Explore your favorite NYC attractions for one low price with this New York City Explorer Pass. Choose how many attractions you want to visit—up to 10—and enjoy visits to landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Top of the Rock Observatory, and activities such as a Madison Square Garden tour or Brooklyn bike tour. Sightsee the city with ease during a hop-on hop-off bus tour, or choose a sightseeing cruise. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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$66.00
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Get up close and personal with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on a tour that covers two NYC landmarks. Listen to the live narration from you guide through your own personal headset; enjoy priority access to the ferry; and get the best views of Manhattan as you cross New York Harbor by boat. Plus, if you upgrade, ascend the Statue of Liberty pedestal for privileged views of the city skyline.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.99
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New York Mafia and Local Food Tasting with Retired NYPD Guide

New York Mafia and Local Food Tasting with Retired NYPD Guide

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Tours are now back to full operating!! I'm a Line of Duty Retired NYPD Detective and lifetime resident of Little Italy. I bring you to places tour companies don't even know exist. The stories we discuss are all first-hand experiences- no script! From crime families and "red sauce" restaurants to some of the best cannoli on this side of the Atlantic, New York City's Little Italy is a neighborhood not to be missed. Get more out of your Little Italy experience with this 3- and a half hour walking tour. Uncover the mafia-related history of the neighborhood, hear a few true crime stories, and enjoy a dinner of food tastings—from handmade cheese to fresh baked pizza, eggplant parmigiana that will make momma jealous or spaghetti and meatball depending on tour/menu —all included. Experience the culture of Little Italy on this foodie-friendly guided tour. Visit the Lower East Side and Little Italy, and see where mobsters hung out and ran their elusive business. Guided by retired NYPD cop
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Statue of Liberty Tour Access: Small-Group Afternoon Tour

Statue of Liberty Tour Access: Small-Group Afternoon Tour

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Come explore this New York icon. Expert guides will meet you at Castle Clinton, a historic fort in Battery Park and a onetime possible site for the statue itself. From there you’ll board a ferry carrying you to Liberty Island. Your reservation includes a guided tour of the Liberty Island grounds with an expert English-speaking guide as well as access to the New Museum at Liberty Island.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

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See New York City at your feet with admission to the One World Observatory, a 3-story destination on top of the western hemisphere’s tallest building. Ride to the 102nd floor and watch the virtual city skyline transform across centuries of history. Learn about the construction of the skyscraper, which has sweeping views across the city, enjoying New York from a whole new perspective. Or choose from two upgrade options with benefits like skip-the-line security entrance and flexible admission.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest

Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest

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Tuck into the flavors and traditions of two of New York's top foodie neighborhoods on this Chinatown and Little Italy food tour. While exploring these neighborhoods can be overwhelming on your own, traveling with a guide enables you to focus on the food rather than worrying about getting lost. Plus, the guide takes you to off-the-beaten-path establishments where you can sample items such as homemade mozzarella and dim sum.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Half-day Tours in New York

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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
"We enjoyed the little stories that Rachel told us. We would never have known any of that just walking around. And, her tidbits about how to tip and where to eat were great!"..."
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All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
"The guide, Ray, was our favorite part of the tour. His personal experience in relations to the events of 9/11 made the whole tour especially noteworthy."..."
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Early-Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
"It was a really good tour. Joe was knowledgeable knowledgeable and entertaining. You gave a lot of The back story of the statue and Ellis island. I wish it was clear in the description of the tour that this tour did not do access to the pedestal otherwise it was a good tour"..."
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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets
"Beautiful experience. The history of the building along with the views from 86th observatory is something I’ll never forget"..."
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Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket
"Experience could not have been better. The building and observation deck were both beautiful and not crowded. The staff was so nice and everything was immaculately clean and perfect. This is a most do!!"..."
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OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options
"Our tour guide was incredible! So knowledgeable. We had a great day and learned alot. Seeing the statue up close was fantastic. Ellis Island was something to see and our tour guide had a way of putting us there at the time the settlers came here and feeling what they experienced."..."
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9/11 Memorial Museum Admission Ticket
"The videos of the planes striking the WTC towers had me reliving the events of that day. The memorial art wall recalling the color of the sky that day was especially moving"..."
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Choose Your Access Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
"Julian our guide was so informative and knew where to take the best pictures of us! Getting on and off the boat was super easy with him seeing he knew exactly where to stand for the best views!"..."
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New York CityPASS
"Showing my granddaughter NYC, the easy access with the CityPass made this trip very easy! I highly recommend the CityPass!"..."
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New York "Must See" Small-Group Half-Day Tour
"This tour was so good. Jenn was knowledgeable and engaging. Definitely recommend this tour if you are in New York for a few days and want to capture most of the well-known areas in the day. I also learned how to navigate the subway system on my own to get around the city which was an added bonus!"..."
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Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum Guided Tour
"Our Guide was excellent. She kept us involved and the the three flew! Unfortunately can’t remember her name. Highly recommend this tour."..."
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
"The very nice red shirt guys had nice personalities, answered questions; had good drivers and enjoyed the Downtown trip immensely! Seeing all the districts and listening to the audio made it interesting! Ghost Busters, Library!!!"..."
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New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach
"This tour was the absolute highlight of our trip. It ended up just being the two of us but Sergio made us feel like the two most important people he’s ever given a tour to. Ask for Sergio! He’s amazing and knows an insane amount of history about NYC and more it’s incredible! He knows all the best spots too for seeing things and pictures! I was so thrilled with the tour I cannot wait to go back and do another one with him!"..."
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Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket
"Loved seeing the historical displays. All the guides were very friendly and helpful. Didn't like having to walk through the gift shop to exit."..."
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Private NYC TV & Movie Tour
"Getting out and walking .. while our guide Chris explains where we are .. and his ability and knowledge"..."
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Private Arrival Transfer NYC Airports JFK LGA EWR to Manhattan
"driver identified himself and made it easy for us to see him waiting for us. Friendly and on time pickup!"..."
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NYC Tour with Statue of Liberty Pedestal Access
"Great experience with Levi and Mark. Mark did an outstanding job with informing us with a lot of details regarding the sites of the city! I recommend it! Our tour only had four people in it. Have fun."..."
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New York City Statue of Liberty Super Express Cruise
"The trip was lots of fun, very reasonably priced and very entertaining. I would do it again and bring more people next time."..."
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Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions
"Statue of Liberty Empire State Building Ellis island Least favorite was hop on bus. Too hot on the way back. Miserable"..."
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
"Great!! Good! Excellent. Wow! Amazing ! Sweet. Fantastic! For sure ! Beautifull. Awesome! Yeahhhhhhhhh"..."
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New York Mafia and Local Food Tasting with Retired NYPD Guide
"Dennis was a great tour guide! It was authentic and exciting and he had so much knowledge of the area! The food was amazing and you got really big portions!! We were a family of 5 and all enjoyed it!! Definitely worth the money!"..."
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Statue of Liberty Tour Access: Small-Group Afternoon Tour
"Our boys (4.5,7.5) really loved seeing the Statue of Liberty. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny and did a fabulous job!"..."
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Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
"The view was so amazing,you can see virtually the entire city from borough to borough would definitely recommend it for all to see thanks again for the view"..."
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Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest
"We had a great time on the Chinatown & Little Italy Food tour! Maryanna was our guide. She has a great personality and shared interesting history and stories of the neighborhoods and food. Recommend to anyone traveling to NYC."..."

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