New York Tours | New York City Sightseeing Tours

New York Tours | New York Sightseeing Tours
Little Italy New York City

Little Italy New York City

Popular New York Tours

New York tours are perfect for those first-time NYC travelers who would like to familiarize themselves with the layout of New York City and its magnificent attractions. As a tourist, you have plenty of New York tours to choose from: hop-on-hop-off bus tours, walking tours, food tours, and more. You might narrow your choices by deciding which sights you'd like to see and which sights you'd like to avoid. Next, you might decide how much freedom you'd like to explore at your own pace. Would you prefer to have near-unlimited freedom to stop and shop whenever you'd like? Or would you rather have a helpful trained tour guide navigate the streets for you?

For more information about New York City tours, continue reading below!

Empire State Building NYC

Empire State Building NYC

Hop-On Hop-Off New York City Tours

The most popular tour in New York City!  If you'd prefer to spend less time on the bus and more time exploring the city, consider one of the many hop-on hop-off New York Tours listed below. Hop-on hop-off bus tours in NYC afford you the opportunity to explore at your own pace, shop at your leisure, and visit whatever popular landmarks or hot-spots you'd like. When you're through exploring at one location, all you have to do is wait at a designated spot for another bus to arrive to take you to your next destination.

One popular NY sightseeing tour is the Shop, Hop, and Top NYC Bus Toour by CitySights. From the time you arrive in New York City and exchange your confirmation voucher for a boarding ticket, you'll have 96 hours of access to all CitySights double-decker buses. Hop on and hop off when and wherever you please! As an added bonus, this New York City sightseeing tour includes free admission to either the famous Empire State Building observation deck or the Top of the Rock located in Midtown Manhattan at historic Rockefeller Center.

Other popular hop-on hop-off tours include the Super New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, which offers three days of NY double-decker sightseeing access for the price of two, and the modestly priced All Around Town Day CitySights Tour, a perfect choice for travelers on a budget.

Downtown Manhattan New York

Downtown Manhattan New York

New York City Helicopter Tours

While it's fun to explore New York City on foot, really nothing can compare to the thrill of viewing the Big Apple from a helicopter. Below you'll find two of our top New York City helicopter tours:

  • Downtown Tour + Manhattan Helicopters: The Downtown Tour + Manhattan Helicopters Deluxe Package, brought to you by CitySights, provides you with 24 hours of access to all CitySights double-decker buses and a 20-minute helicopter tour of Manhattan. It's a bargain!
  • Ultimate Air Tour by New York Helicopter:The Ultimate Air Tour by New York Helicopter is perfect for those who want to make their trip to New York a memorable one. Tours pass by iconic NYC landmarks such as the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the Statue of Liberty, as well as Ground Zero and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Want to learn more about fun New York sightseeing tours? You're in the right place! To learn more, keep reading below!

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Jetty Jumpers NYC

Hop on a jet ski for an exhilarating and unique twist on sightseeing in New York City! Spend 1-3 hours on a Muscle Craft jet ski riding past some of the most famous NYC attractions like the Statue of Liberty and the...


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$150.00 Details
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Rockaway Jet Ski

Sightseeing is a must! Go all out and see the most popular landmarks in the world on an exhilarating jet ski tour! Ride for half hour or spend a whole day jet skiing in NYC to see everything you want and more! Fly by the...


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$30.00 Details
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Revolutionary Era Walking Tour

When planning your fun New York City trip, reserve a Revolutionary Era Walking Tour in NYC.  As you take a 2 hour and 30 minute stroll through Manhattan's Financial District, you'll learn all about New York City...


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$39.00 Details
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Hamilton Walking Tour

Learn all about the duel that changed a nation while visiting some of NYC's oldest remaining historic sites. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for this 2.5 hour walking tour through New York City's Financial District....


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$40.00 Details
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NY Harbor Cruise

Use promo code NYCTOURIST10 and save $10 on any of the Classic Harbor Line cruises! Amazing views of New York City, complimentary beverages and a hospitable crew make cruising around on...


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$40.00 Details
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Foods of NY Tours - Est. 1999

Are you searching for a unique, "non-touristy" way to explore NYC? Take a Foods of New York tasting tour! On these acclaimed three-hour tours, you'll have the chance to sample the food at seven of New York's finest mom-...


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$49.00 Details
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New York TV & Movie Sites
See sites from Friends, Seinfeld, Enchanted, Ghostbusters, Spider-Man and many more on the On Location Tours New York TV & Movie Sites Tour.  For an exclusive 10% discount, use code: nyctourist11

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$41.00 Details
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Central Park TV & Movie Sites
Visit NY’s most famous backdrop to see sites from Home Alone 2, Date Night, Ransom and many more on the On Location Tours Central Park TV and Movie Sites Tour. For an exclusive 10% discount, use code:nyctourist11...

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$23.00 Details
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Sex and the City Hotspots
Follow in the footsteps of Carrie and Co and visit the hippest sites used in the TV series and movies on the On Location Tours Sex and the City Hotspots Tour.

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$47.00 Details
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Greenwich Village Food Tour

The Greenwich Village Food Tour is a great way to acquaint yourself with one of the most fascinating neighborhoods in New York City. On this fun, family-friendly NYC tour, you'll explore the West Village, sample food at...


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$49.00 Details
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Chelsea Market & Meatpacking District Food Tour

If you're looking for something unique and fun to do for lunch, take a Meatpacking District Walking Tour.  Throughout this 3 hour tour, you'll make your way through the Manhattan neighborhoods of Chelsea and the...


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$49.00 Details
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Chinatown Food Tour

The Explore Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour by New York Food Tours is one of the best ways to see the most popular NYC sites and attractions in this eclectic New York neighborhood. Experience the best Chinese food...


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$65.00 Details
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Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest

This is an adventure that no foodie will want to miss! Explore legendary NYC neighborhoods and the delicious and authentic foods they have to offer. Here's a tour for every age and appetite, locals and visitors, fusing...


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$49.00 Details
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Brooklyn Past & Present Waterfront Tour

 

Leaving from the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park Marina, this 2-hr narrated cruise aboard hte luxury yacht Kingston explores the Brooklyn waterfront Past and Present!


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$54.00 Details
Washington Statue and New York Stock Exchange in Wall Street

Washington Statue and New York Stock Exchange in Wall Street

Guided New York Tours

Looking for a quick way to get acquainted with New York City? Take a guided New York sightseeing tour! NYC city tours are perfect for those who want to explore the Big Apple without dealing with public transit. When guided by a licensed professional, New York sightseeing tours also afford you the opportunity to learn about the rich history of New York. Here are two more outstanding NYC tours:

  • NY See the Best! Bus Tour: The NY See the Best! Bus Tour is a three-hour guided bus tour of New York City. Unlike most hop-on hop-off NYC bus tours, this New York sightseeing tour is guided by a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who will hop off the bus with you at each attraction to share its fascinating history. Landmarks visited on this NYC bus tour include the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the World Trade Center site, the Bowling Green Bull, the USS Intrepid Aircraft Carrier, the Chrysler Building, Wall Street, Times Square, Fifth Avenue, and Rockefeller Center.
  • NY See It All with OnBoard Tours: The NY See It All Tour is an expanded, 5.5-hour version of the NY See the Best! Tour mentioned above. On this tour, the only comprehensive guided sightseeing tour in New York City, you'll see all that New York has to offer, including all the attractions listed above, along with Ellis Island, the Central Park Zoo, Tiffany's, the Brooklyn Bridge, Herald Square, Washington Square Park, the NY Public Library, City Hall, the Plaza Hotel, FAO Schwartz, Macy's, and the Hudson River.
Williamsburg Bridge in New York at Night

Williamsburg Bridge in New York at Night

Fun New York Tours

Looking for something a little more off the beaten path? Try one of these fun NYC tours:

  • NY See the Lights Bus Tour: If you want an intimate look at the city that never sleeps, the NY See the Lights Bus Tour is right for you. On this bus tour of NYC after dark, you'll enjoy guided walks through Grand Central Terminal, Little Italy, and the Fulton Ferry Landing, and take in views of popular Manhattan attractions like the United Nations, Macy's, Madison Square Garden, the Hudson River, Times Square, and the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges.
  • Private Chauffeured New York City Tour: Want to make your trip to New York a memorable one? Take a Private Chauffeured New York City Tour in a classic convertible. On this fun New York sightseeing tour, you'll get to explore fascinating Manhattan neighborhoods such as Little Italy, West Village, Soho, and Tribeca in a candy-apple red Chevy Caprice. It's a great way to tour New York City in style!

Want more information about New York City tours and attractions? Check out the official websites of Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and the Guggenheim Museum for more information about group tours, hours, and pricing.