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New York City Guided Tours

The city that never sleeps is a great place to enjoy a spot of sightseeing, but where to begin? Fortunately there are plenty of tour operators to make the task an exciting and stress-free experience. From the Statue of Liberty and Times Square to Ground Zero and the Empire State Building, the tours in New York City cover it all. Look out for hop-on hop-off buses, city passes and even Sex and the City hotspots tours. Other favourites include the helicopter tours, Ellis Island day trips, or even a private walking tour complete with personal photographer - what more could an avid sightseer ask for! With all these tours and so much more, visitors can choose a tour that is tailor made for them.


Here is a selection of hand-picked tours and excursions, bookable through tour partner Viator:


Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Air

Discover the beauty and awesome power of Niagara Falls on a day trip from New York. You'll fly to Upstate New York, tour the falls on both the US and Canadian sides (don't forget your passport!), see all the sights, including a ride on the historic "Maid of the Mist" boat or the Journey Behind the Falls. And at the end of an amazing day you'll take an evening flight back to New York.After being collected from your Midtown Manhattan hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Upstate New York (approximately one hour). On arrival, you will be met by your guide for the day to board the bus to Niagara Falls.After lunch, it's time to board the famous "Maid of the Mist" boat for an up-close Niagara Falls experience. The 30-minute cruise takes you through the foaming waters to the base of the American Falls and the basin of Horseshoe Falls. You will get close enough to the falls to feel their cool mist on your skin.The "Maid of the Mist" operates only in the warmer months, from May to October, so if you are traveling from November to April you will visit the Journey Behind the Falls instead. An elevator takes you behind the great sheet of Niagara Falls for a thunderous up-close view of Niagara Falls.This tour is likely to sell out! The Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Air regularly sells out weeks in advance, so book ahead to avoid disappointment!Special Offer - Book by December 31, 2009 and the price displayed includes a discount off the recommended retail price - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!


New York in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Take the most comprehensive 5.5-hour guided tour to New York City there is! The New York in One Day Sightseeing Tour is a perfect introduction to the Big Apple for first-time visitors, covering all the major sites and led by experienced, friendly, enthusiastic guides.You'll see New York City's major sites on this tour, including Times Square, the World Trade Center Site, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Central Park and Strawberry Fields. You will also see the Statue of Liberty up close from the Staten Island Ferry, and have wonderful photo opportunities of the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty.This is not a hop-on hop-off tour. The tour operates as a shuttle between the major New York attractions, and you are accompanied by your experienced guide when you get off the bus to visit each famous sight.There is free bottled water on board, and the 33-passenger climate-controlled shuttles are warm in winter and cool in summer. A fun experience is assured for all onboard!Special Offer - Save 20% when booking the 3:00pm tour and 10% on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays on the 10:00am tour - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!


New York Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a superb four-course dinner while you cruise the Hudson River and see Manhattan by night! Every table offers spectacular views of New York's breathtaking skyline, and dinner is served at your own private table.Boasting stately, ornate surroundings, your boat has a top deck for moonlight strolls, and upper and lower dining areas enclosed by panoramic windows. On your dinner cruise, you'll slip down the Hudson, around the tip of Manhattan, up the East River, under the Brooklyn Bridge and head north to catch a glimpse of the United Nations. Turning around, you will sail to the Statue of Liberty, then back up the Hudson. Other landmarks you'll spot during your dinner cruise include the Art Deco spires of the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.Enjoy the ever-changing panorama of New York City's skyline while dancing the night away to the entertaining musical sounds of the DJ. No other New York experience can match this unique combination of romantic ambiance, terrific service and great food freshly prepared onboard by an executive chef.Whether you choose to enjoy these sights through the panoramic windows from the intimacy of your private table, or take a stroll outside on the spacious observation deck, the sights and sounds of New York will stay with you long after your cruise has returned to the dock.Ambassador Service Option (additional cost): The Ambassador Service option offers an enhanced level of food and service. Indulge in upgraded menu items as well as preferred seating.Special Offer - Book now and save almost 10%. A Viator exclusive - book and travel by December 31, 2009 and you will receive one free bottle of champagne for every four passengers in your party - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!


The New York Pass

Tour New York City your own way with the flexible New York Pass. Enjoy free entry to more than 40 New York attractions, as well as discounts at top restaurants and retailers.Choose from 40 unique attractions, then let the New York Pass do the rest. You'll receive discounts and special offers on shopping, dining and activities, plus a 125-page guidebook. The New York Pass leaves you in control, allowing you to have the best, customized experience possible. Passes are available for one, two, three or seven days. Attractions covered by the New York Pass include: Bronx Zoo Brooklyn Children's Museum Carnegie Hall Tour Central Park Zoo New York harbor cruises Ellis Island Ferry (for Statue of Liberty) Empire State Building Guggenheim Museum Madison Square Garden All Access Tour MOMA NBC Studio Tour Queens Zoo Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour Rockefeller Center Tour Tour at Lincoln Center United Nations Tour Whitney Museum of American Art New York has endless options, and with the New York Pass you can do as much or as little sightseeing as you like, at your own pace.Special Offer - Book and travel by September 30, 2009 and the price displayed will include a discount of 10% off the recommended retail price - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!


New York CityPass

Get the New York CityPass, the best deal in the Big Apple. Your New York CityPass saves you time and money as you skip long ticket queues for entry to six of New York's premier attractions.Each ticket booklet is packed with useful information, including hours of operation, transport and contact information, plus insider tips so you can get the most out of your visit to New York City. It's all you need to see the best of the city that never sleeps!Your New York CityPass includes tickets to the following must-see attractions: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island General Admission OR two-hour Circle Line Cruise Empire State Building Observatory and audio tour Guggenheim Museum American Museum of Natural history, with one Space Show Museum of Modern Art Metropolitan Museum of Art Save up to US$47 on seven attractions with one pass - that's a 44% saving. Plus, you won't have to wait in long ticket lines! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

Take to the Manhattan skies for an exciting helicopter tour of New York City. Your flight takes you over Ground Zero and past the Statue of Liberty, and offers magnificent views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Yankee Stadium.On this New York Helicopter Flight you will have a bird's-eye view of New York's skyline, followed by fantastic photo opportunities of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, the Verrazano Bridge, the financial district and Ground Zero. Next, your flight turns around and heads back over Manhattan to take in New York's world-famous skyline featuring the Empire State Building, Chrysler and Met Life Buildings. Enjoy majestic views of Central Park on your way to once-in-a-lifetime views of many of New York's other historic landmarks. See Yankee Stadium, Grant's Tomb, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, George Washington Bridge and more as you fly over Manhattan. Whether this is your first time in New York City or your 50th visit, a New York Helicopter Flight is a thrilling way to see this great city from a unique perspective you will not soon forget.Special Offer - Save over 5% off the recommended retail price when traveling through December 31, 2009 - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Washington DC Day Trip from New York

Explore beyond the Big Apple with a full-day tour to Washington DC from New York City. You'll capture the spirit of "the home of the brave and land of the free" as you visit the monuments and memorials of Washington DC.Heading south from New York, you will pass through the states of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland before arriving at Capitol Hill. Here, you'll see the Capitol, Senate and White House, the core of the US government. Your tour of Washington DC continues to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum before visiting the Washington, Lincoln, Vietnam and Korea memorials.Late in the afternoon you'll embark on a panoramic city tour before departing Washington DC for an early-evening arrival in New York City.Please Note: This tour does not stop at Arlington Cemetery. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

See New York's famous landmarks from the air on an exhilarating 11 to 15-minute helicopter tour. You'll come face-to-face with the Statue of Liberty, the silver Art Deco brilliance of the Chrysler Building, and the sprawling green expanse of Central Park.On your 11 to 15-minute New York sightseeing helicopter flight you'll experience the grandeur of Manhattan's famous skyline in a way that's impossible from the ground. You'll also see the most famous landmark in the US, the Statue of Liberty, from the air!Your flight takes you past the World Financial Center, Empire State, Chrysler, Woolworth, and Met Life (Pan Am) Buildings, Ellis Island, New York Harbor and the George Washington Bridge.Escape New York's queues and crowds by taking to the skies!Special Offer - Book and travel by August 31, 2009 and the price displayed includes a discount of over 5% off the recommended retail price - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!


New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Create you own sightseeing itinerary with the New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour. With four routes to choose from you can explore every corner of this fabulous city, with lively tour guides to keep you entertained and informed. Your New York City Hop-on Hop-off All Loops ticket is valid for 48 hours, and you can hop on and off the distinctive double-decker buses at any of the 50 stops.It's a great way to get to know New York if this is your first visit to the city. You can choose to use only the Uptown or Downtown Loops, or go for the most popular choice, the All Loops Tour, which enables you to ride on all four services.Uptown Loop (Ticket valid for 24 hours.Tour time if staying on the bus is approximately 2 hours)Stops include Central Park, Lincoln Center, Theater district, Rockefeller Plaza, Radio City, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Avenue, American Museum of Natural History and other famous attractions on Museum Mile.Downtown Loop(Ticket valid for 24 hours.Tour time if staying on the bus is approximately 3 hours)Stops include Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown, Financial District, Battery Park, South Street Seaport, Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, Radio City, United Nations, 42nd Street, St. Patrick's Cathedral.Brooklyn Loop (Ticket valid for 24 hours.Tour time if staying on the bus is approximately 2 hours)Stops include the Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Antique Furniture District, Fulton Mall, Brooklyn Museum and much more.Night Tour (2.5 hours - Not hop-on hop-off)View over 20 sites from Central Park, Times Square, Empire State Building to Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy. See the glittering lights of the city that never sleeps, with a stop in Brooklyn for magnificent views of Manhattan's skyline.During the holiday season, the Holiday Lights Tour replaces the Night Tour focuses on Midtown to highlight the best holiday decorations, including department store windows. The Holiday Lights Tour does not include the Brooklyn Promenade. Click here to find out more about this deal!


New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island

See everything the Big Apple has to offer on a New York Helicopter Flight. As well as the most popular sights, such as the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero and New York Harbor, you will fly over Central Park, landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge and Yankee Stadium, and have views over New York's five boroughs on this Grand Island helicopter tour.You'll see the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island, and fly over the Queensboro, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. The aerial views of the United Nations and South Street Seaport are unforgettable as your flight brings you to New York Harbor, including fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty, Verrazano Bridge, the financial district and Ground Zero. Next your flight turns around and heads back over Manhattan to take in New York's world-famous skyline featuring the Empire State Building, Chrysler and Met Life Buildings. You'll also see Yankee Stadium, Grant's Tomb, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, George Washington Bridge and more as you enjoy in-depth views of New York's majestic skyline. Whether this is your first time in New York City or your 50th visit, a New York Grand Island Helicopter Flight is a thrilling way to see this great city and the five boroughs from a unique perspective.Special Offer - Save almost 5% off the recommended retail price when traveling through December 31, 2009 - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!