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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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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$54.00 Details
2. CitySights All Around Town Day Tour
All Around Town Tour

Looking for a cheap way to tour NYC? Look no further! The All Around Day CitySights Tour offers 48-hour access to CitySights buses touring Manhattan and Brooklyn. Hop on and off the bus whenever and wherever you like....


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$49.00 Details
3. Super New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off NYC Bus Tour

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour New York is great for those NYC travelers who want to see all the sights of the Big Apple without sacrificing the freedom to explore the city independently. This tour, one of the cheapest NY...


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$90.00 Details
4. Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour by CitySights
Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour by CitySights

The Downtown NY bus tour by CitySights offers New York visitors the opportunity to see all the best NYC landmarks.  On this cheap NYC tour, you'll be ushered around New York City on a double decker bus while...


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$44.00 Details
5. Shop, Hop, and Top NYC Bus Tour
Shop, Hop & Top NYC Bus Tour

There's no better way to explore New York City than with a Shop, Hop, and Top NYC Bus Tour. On these budget NYC bus tours, first-time NYC travelers will have the chance to view New York from the top of a double decker bus...


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$109.00 Details
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NYC Cheap Limousine Tours

Make the most of your time in New York by taking a limousine tour through New York City.  Take a mapped out tour, or create your own route by requesting specific stops anywhere in the NY or NJ metro area.  If...


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$65.00 Details
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Recessionista, Fashion & Fun Shopping Tours

When planning your fun New York City vacation, reserve a spot on the Recessionista, Fashion & Fun Shopping New York Tours and discover the famous NYC shopping.  With various tour options, you're certain to find...


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$39.00 Details
8. Fermented NY - Craft Beer Crawl
Craft Beer Crawl NYC

The Urban Oyster Craft Beer Crawl NYC is one of the best ways to sample New York's most impressive craft beers. Learn about the history of micro breweries in New York City, find out how your favorite fermented beverages...


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9. Luxor Limo Tours
Big Apple Luxor Limo Tour

Whether you're attending a wedding, a bachelor party, a prom, or a meeting, you can rest assured you'll make a flashy entrance in a massive stretch limousine. Choose from the best luxury vehicles in America, including a...


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$48.00 Details
10. NY See the Best! Bus Tour
See the Best! Bus Tour

There's no better way to familiarize yourself with New York City than with the NY See the Best! Bus Tour. On this professionally guided, 5.5-hour NYC bus tour you'll have the chance to see popular Manhattan attractions...


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11. Wholesale Designer Shopping Tours
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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12. New York City Running Tours
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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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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$75.00 Details
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Downtown Manhattan Helicopter Tour

No experience can compare to touring Manhattan in a helicopter. The NYC Downtown Tour will provide you with truly breathtaking views of Manhattan attractions, including the State of Liberty and the Empire State Building....


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$190.00 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.