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New York by Land and by Sea

Want to see a lot of the city in a little bit of time? Your best bet is signing up for one of these bus or boat tours.


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  Tour Routes Guide Price The Lowdown

OnBoard Tours

Four tours available: See the Best, See the Lights, See It All, and the Premium See It All. The latter hits all the most popular attractions like Times Square, Fifth Avenue, and World Trade Center.

Most Popular Tour:

Premium See It All.

Duration of Tours:
3 to 9 hours.

Guides disembark at each location and continue their commentary on the ground. Adults and children, $39.99$119.99.

Reserve online; your confirmation email is your ticket.
These family-friendly tours have received TripAdvisor’s certificate of excellence every year since 2012.

Gray Line

Over fifteen different tours and packages that range from niche (Sex and the City Hot Spots) to all-embracing (the aptly titled All Around Town Tour).

Most Popular Tour:
Downtown Tour, which encompasses Macy’s, Ground Zero, and Katz’s Deli.

Duration of Tours:
2 to 8.5 hours as well as hop-on-hop-off tickets, which are valid 48 to 72 hours.
Tour guides on all buses provide commentary on sights and stops. Tours are available in French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian. Adults, $24-$155; children, $17-$155.

Reserve online. Print out your confirmation page or email, then bring it to Gray Line New York Visitor Center at 777 Eighth Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets to receive your actual tickets.
With so many tours available, at least one should grab you ... unless you really don’t like being grabbed.

City Sights NY

Tours include the Uptown Tour, the Bronx Tour, the Brooklyn Tour, and the Night Tour. The All Around Town Tour gives hop-on-hop-off privileges to all routes for 48 to 72 hours.

Most Popular Tour:
All Around Town.

Duration of Tours:
2 to 5 hours with hop-on-hop-off tickets valid for 48 to 72 hours.
Knowledgeable guides provide historical information about each attraction. Headsets are available free of charge in 11 different languages. Adults, $15$159; children, $5-$139. (Prices may include entrance to attractions.)

Reservations are not required but they are recommended. Buy online for a $5 discount on each ticket.
Some rooftop-seating-only Hop-On-Hop-Off buses are decked out with heated floors, individual PA systems, and a see-through canopy in very cold weather.

On Location Tours

A choice of nine tours hitting some of the city's most famous film locations, from the How I Met Your Mother pub (NYC TV & Movie Tour) to New Jersey landmarks like Holsten’s (a stop on the Sopranos-themed excursion).

Most Popular Tour:
NYC TV & Movie Tour.

Duration of Tours:
2 to 4 hours.
Guides recount trivia and little known stories about locations and their relevance to the productions. German-speaking guides are available for Sex and the City Hotspots Tour, and a French app is available for the NYC TV & Movie Tour. Adults, $23$47, plus a $2 ticket fee; children, $25$47, plus a $2 ticket fee.

Buy online, or call 212-913-9780.
Live out your deranged Carrie Bradshaw or Tony Soprano fantasies while visiting real locations with fictional backstories.

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