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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1.
Seastreak Cruise to Sandy Hook

Skip the traffic and take a leisurely ride on a Seastreak ferry to Sandy Hook beach.  Rides to and from Manhattan leave on schedule daily at standard times. Tickets can be purchased with cash only on the vessel, but...


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$25.00 Details
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Airplane Rides / Manhattan Sightseeing

You've seen the best New York architecture from the ground - now see it from above with the Hudson River Sightseeing Flight Tours in NYC! Teixeira Aviation provides NYC tourists with a beautiful airplane ride high above...


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$125.00 Details
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LI Vineyard Tour

Vineyard tours on Long Island are some of the most enjoyable group activities in the New York City area, with relaxing afternoons of wine tasting combined with the worry free service of a professional chauffeur. Long...


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$675.00 Details
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NY Limo Tours

Tour New York City in style with the best custom sightseeing limo tours New York. NYC limo tours are one of the best ways to tour NYC with your friends, and NY Limo Coach offers all inclusive affordable group rates. Enjoy...


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$45.00 Details
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NYC Running Tours

What better way to tour New York City than with a New York City Running Tour? On these guided and highly personalized tours, you'll have the chance to explore the vibrant streets of the Big Apple and learn the history of...


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$25.00 Details
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Bicycle Tour Central Park

Bike tours in Central Park are the best way to explore New York City's biggest and most beautiful park. Take in all the best NYC attractions in Central Park while enjoying an active day in the New York City sun with one...


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$49.00 Details
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Photo Safari

Embark on a Safari Photo Tour in New York and see the city while learning the ins and outs of photography from the professional shutterbugs at NYC Photo Safaris. With New York City as your classroom and your...


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$75.00 Details
8.
Mommy & Me Photo Tour

On the Mommy/Daddy and Me Safari New York Photo Tour, parents and kids aged 8 to 13 will have the chance to develop their skills as photographers, with lessons in the basic principles of photographic composition and...


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$150.00 Details
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Central Park Photo Tour

A perfect choice for photographers of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced hobbyists, the Photo Safari Central Park Tour is designed to assist you in developing your photographic instincts. On this fun NYC photo...


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$100.00 Details
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NYC Neighborhood Walking Tours

Tour some of the top New York City neighborhoods in Manhattan when you take the popular Neighborhood Walking New York Tours by The Street Teacher. Check out favorite NYC attractions like Times Square, Rockefeller Center,...


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$20.00 Details
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City Survey Tour

The City Survey New York Tour by The Street Teacher is one of the best walking tours in NYC. You'll follow the knowledgable Street Teacher as he introduces you to all of the best attractions in NYC, as well exploring...


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The Street Teacher

New York Walking Tours with The Street Teacher are some of the most popular walking tours in NYC. Led by "The Street Teacher" Bill Goodhart, these New York City walking tours explore neighborhoods and attractions in...


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$25.00 Details
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Wall St. Walks - Lower Manhattan

While beginning as a small Dutch trading post, New York City is now home the largest city in the United States and has a fascinating history. This New York, Lower Manhattan and American History Tour is led by Wall Street...


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Wholesale Designer Shopping Tours

If you're looking to get some great NY deals while on vacation, check out one of the Wholesale Designer Shopping Tours in NYC.  This 4 hour walking tour will take you to the best shopping in Manhattan.  Their...


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$44.00 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.