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. NYC Nightclub Tour

The New York City Nightclub Tour of Manhattan is a top NYC walking tour of the hottest clubs and bars in Chelsea. Enjoy VIP table service, no cover charge fees, and you'll be able to skip the line at some of the coolest...


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2. NYC Rock 'n' Roll Tour

The New York City Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour can show you the side of New York City you've always read about. Take a tour around NYC and see the amazing rock music landmarks, from the famous CBGB Club, to the Electric...


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3. NY Speedboat Ride

Hang onto your seat aboard The Beast as it cruises through the New York Harbor on a Speedboat Tour in NYC. The hilarious Captain Mad Dog and Wild Thing provide energy and entertainment on a thrilling sight-seeing...


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4. Philadelphia Amish Trip from NY

Are you looking to make the most of your visit to the East Coast? The Philadelphia and Amish Country Day Trip from New York takes you from Manhattan to historic Philadelphia, and then to beautiful Amish country. You'll be...


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5. Statue of Liberty Cruise

Tour New York from the historic NY Harbor while taking in some of the best NYC attractions and landmarks with the popular Statue of Liberty Express Cruise in NYC. Learn about the history of NYC from your entertaining and...


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6. Washington DC Day Trip

Embark on a Washington DC Day Trip from New York City and explore some of the country's most historically significant monuments, memorials, and landmarks. With friendly and knowledgeable tour guides and deluxe...


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7. New York Pub Crawl

The best way to find all the best things to do in New York City is to take a tour, but what about when you want to find the best bars? Then you go on a pub crawl of course, and this is one of the most interesting pub...


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8. St John Cathedral

St. John New York Cathedral is a gothic-style church in Manhattan. It is located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood, and features stunning architectures and some equally impressive views for visitors who take the...


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9. Yankee Stadium

Tour the New Yankee Stadium year-round with a classic guided tour around this hallowed ballpark in the Bronx. Giving visitors exclusive access to some of the most hsitoric parts of the ballpark - including Monument Park...


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10. Lincoln Center

The famous Lincoln Center in Manhattan is a historic NYC landmark home to world-class performances by the New York City Opera and the New York City Ballet. Featuring seven on-site theaters, including the Metropolitan...


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11. NYC CitySights Night Tours

While visiting Manhattan, take one of the night CitySights NY tours to see all that New York City has to offer under the Big Apple's bright lights.  With New York tours that show you famous NYC views and provide a...


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12. Classic Harbor City Lights Cruise

Sail down the Hudson River on a New York City Lights Cruise and marvel at the spectacular view of the illuminated NYC skyline at nightfall. Classic Harbor Line's Champagne City Lights Cruise, Full Moon Sail, and Holiday...


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13. Uncle Sam Pub Crawls

Listen to tall tales about gang wars and the former dangerous neighborhood, Hell's Kitchen in NYC.  Attend the Hell's Kitchen pub crawl NYC by Uncle Sam's New York and visit speakeasies from the Prohibition-era and...


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14. The Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour

Get the inside scoop on some American history and controversy when you book a spot on the Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour.  Starting in New York City, this educational bus tour will take you to historic NY landmarks, such as...


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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.