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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New York Water Taxi Tours

Purchase a Hop-On/Hop-Off pass from New York Water Taxi Tours and also receive an exclusive pass to the 9/11 Memorial. New York Water Taxi Tours have an entire fleet of different-sized boats that will zip you to all the...


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$25.00 Details
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Civil War Walking Tour

The Civil War Era Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan offers you the chance to see New York City as you've never seen it before. On this fun and educational NYC walking tour, you'll learn all about the Peace Democrats, War...


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Private Tour with Personal Photographer

Explore popular New York City locations as your informative guide takes dozens of professional photos of you during a private 2 or 3 hour walking tour. Perfect for couples, families or friends seeking photos together You'...


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$100.00 Details
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Statue & Skyline Cruise by Classic Harbor Line

As part of your great New York vacation, book a ticket on Classic Harbor Line's New York Skyline Cruise to get the best NYC view possible.  Narrated by a very friendly and knowledgeable captain, this NY Statue Cruise...


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$40.00 Details
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Circle Line Best Of NYC Full Island Cruise

Circle Line Sightseeing NYC provides an entertaining boat cruise around Manhattan Island through the Hudson River. Pass by famous New York landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Ellis Island, Brooklyn...


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$40.00 Details
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Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Day Trips

When planning your fun New York vacation, be sure to reserve your spot on an Eastside Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Day Trip.  The cheap NYC transportation to the best New York outlet mall will enable you to have...


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$42.00 Details
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Spend the Day with Coach USA

If you want to step outside the New York City streets and get some fresh air, spend the day with Coach USA.  With daily trips to famous NY sights such as Hyde Park, the U.S. Military Academy West Point, and Bear...


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Coach Overnight Tours

Explore New York outside Manhattan city limits with a Coach USA Bus Tour Multi-Day Package. Climb aboard a comfortable Motor Coach at Times Square and take in the scenery as you embark on an...


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$130.00 Details
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop

The Ground Zero Museum Workshop features 100 photographs by official Ground Zero photographer Gary Marlon Suson and numerous artifacts from the Ground Zero recovery effort. Tours of this NYC museum consist of a short...


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Downtown Manhattan Walks

Learn about the history of the Big Apple while enjoying a little exercise with a downtown NYC walking tour by Manhattan Walks. Visit popular NYC attractions, or explore hidden gems only New York insiders know about, when...


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NYC Urban Oasis Walking Tour

Book the Urban Oasis NYC Walking tour with ManhattanWalks and uncover the inside scoop on Central Park.  With vast amounts of information regarding Central Park's history, ecology, and architecture, your Urban...


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The Lower East Side Walking Tour

Join ManhattanWalk's Lower East Side NY Walking Tour to discover all the fascinating history and culture housed in this famous Manhattan neighborhood.  Perfect for groups of all sizes and children of all ages, the...


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Empire State Building Skip the Line

Build your own discount pass and skip the line at the iconic Empire State Building! Combine with one other NYC attraction and save and save some more...


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Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Check out the famous "Odditorium" at Ripleys Believe It or Not! Times Square. Use promo code NYCTR11 for a special discount!


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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.