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Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket provided by ExperienceFirst

Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket

Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
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97% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
See the top sights of NYC in just one day
Duration:
7h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    15
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Experience the very best of the Big Apple in a short amount of time on a small-group sightseeing tour. Get ready for a true NYC adventure, because the extensive itinerary has it all, including a scenic ride on the Staten Island ferry past the city's most iconic attractions. You also get a look at important landmarks that other tours overlook, including St. Patrick's Cathedral and the New York Public Library.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Enjoy the personalized experience of a small group
  • Get free admission to One World Observatory
  • Orient yourself to the city for future exploring
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy the personalized experience of a small group
  • Get free admission to One World Observatory
  • Orient yourself to the city for future exploring
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5250P15
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional, entertaining, local guide
  • One World Observatory Entry Ticket
  • Fastest itinerary to make the most of your visit
  • Entry/Admission - One World Observatory
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation - at least $5.50 per person on a Metrocard needed
  • This is NOT a bus tour
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • 1552 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA Tour meets at 46th St. & Broadway (Times Square) under the George M. Cohan Statue. The guide will be there 15 minutes prior to the tour start time and they will be carrying an orange flag.
  • One World Observatory, 117 West St, New York, NY 10006, USA The tour ends at the One World Observatory in Lower M
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Approximately 5 miles of walking. Please do not book this tour if you cannot walk 5 miles over 7 hours.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional, entertaining, local guide
  • One World Observatory Entry Ticket
  • Fastest itinerary to make the most of your visit
  • Entry/Admission - One World Observatory
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation - at least $5.50 per person on a Metrocard needed
  • This is NOT a bus tour
Departure details
  • 1552 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA Tour meets at 46th St. & Broadway (Times Square) under the George M. Cohan Statue. The guide will be there 15 minutes prior to the tour start time and they will be carrying an orange flag.
  • One World Observatory, 117 West St, New York, NY 10006, USA The tour ends at the One World Observatory in Lower M
Duration
7h
Return details
  • One World Observatory, 117 West St, New York, NY 10006, USA The tour ends at the One World Observatory in Lower M
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Approximately 5 miles of walking. Please do not book this tour if you cannot walk 5 miles over 7 hours.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1552 Broadway
    1552 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA
    Tour meets at 46th St. & Broadway (Times Square) under the George M. Cohan Statue. The guide will be there 15 minutes prior to the tour start time and they will be carrying an orange flag.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Times Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Broadway
  • 2
    St. Patrick's Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Fifth Avenue
  • 3
    Rockefeller Center
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    New York Public Library
    Chrysler Building
  • 4
    Grand Central Terminal
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    New York City Subway
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Trinity Church
    New York Stock Exchange
    Federal Hall
    Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull)
    Canyon of Heroes
    United States Custom House
  • 6
    Staten Island Ferry
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Manhattan Skyline
    Statue of Liberty
  • 7
    The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    One World Observatory
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    One World Observatory
    117 West St, New York, NY 10006, USA
    The tour ends at the One World Observatory in Lower M
    See address & details
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Sana
Madison, WI2 contributions
May 2022
If it's your first visit to NYC, on a limited time, and love exploring on foot, I definitely recommend this experience for you. Paul Roca showed us the top sights in the city and their history while giving recommendations on nearby sights that are not included in the program. I was looking for a tour that'll give me a quick trip around all these top sights in a single day without the use of a vehicle and this didn't disappoint, excellent tour.

If you're looking for a slow tour where you can spend around 15 minutes at each point to explore and take a lot of photos though, this wouldn't really be the right program, as 6 hours are barely enough to cover all these sights.
Written 23 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Keith B
1 contribution
May 2022
If your looking for a full day tour covering many of New York's iconic buildings with lots of background history and information, this could be for you?

Our tour guide Jim, was friendly and engaging and went out of his way to make everyone feel welcome.

We liked the tour as we never spent too long in any one place and through Jim's knowledge grew an appreciation of the ever changing development of New York City.

We started in Times Square and covered Upper Manhattan, 5th Av, Rockefeller, Grand central and lots more. We then took the subway and after lunch covered Wall St, Brooklyn bridge Staten island, finishing at ground zero and the Observatory Tower.

There is a fair amount of walking so probably not ideal for those who want a more sedate view of the City, but we loved it and thought it was excellent value for money.
Written 7 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Branden B
1 contribution
Dec 2021
What a great day!

Our tour guide Billy (who was awesome!) met us in a clearly designated spot at Times Square where he gave us the low-down on what we were about to see and do. We had explored Manhattan the day before, walking about 8 miles on our own, so we were generally prepared for what was in store for us while others in our group weren't so much (other members seemed to be completely drained of energy near the end, but we were excited for more). Right away however, we learned that we wouldn't have to stress about directions or where we were going, and we could see the city with someone who knew a TON about it.

We knew we'd be doing a LOT of walking. In total, it was just around 5 miles, but there was an hour lunch break, and a rest on the Staten Island ferry. Billy walked slowly enough as to not leave anyone behind. We knew that the restrooms were scarce in Manhattan, so when our guide said we were taking a pit-stop, we knew we should take full advantage (Billy also told the group this when we first met). He also gave us a huge heads up whenever we were about to go into a crowded area or onto the subway. He kept every member of the tour safe and as a group.

Our group was small, about 12 people or so. This included a 2 families with younger teen children and a few other couples. The small group made it possible to ask Billy some very specific questions if we wanted. Since he lives in Manhattan and has given many other tours, he knew many things about the area that I definitely wouldn't know to Google myself. He even helped me prepare for our next day of using the subway system on our own.

If you are interested in learning as much as you can while you're in NYC, this would be the tour for you. We saw some sights the day before that he gave us detailed facts and history about, he pointed out new things we would've walked right by had he not been with us, and he introduced us to some sights that we wanted to come back to the next day.

Wear good shoes, take lots of pictures, ask the pro New Yorker lots of questions, and have a great time!
Written 6 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dixie M
1 contribution
Aug 2021
Hands down the BEST tour I've ever been on!!! Lyndsey was super informative, personable, and made this 6-7 hour walking tour fun. We were only going to be in New York for 4 days and doing the walking tour first was super beneficial. We learned the basic layout of the city, which helped us the rest of the weekend.

Lyndsey made sure to gave us all basic "New York" terms and information to help make our time in the city easier to navigate and she helped us all get subway cards (which we needed for our time in the city!) She even helped us with other questions we had that did not relate to the guided-tour.

We had a little bit of a larger group, due to a double booking, but Lyndsey made sure each member of our group felt included. Since this was a walking tour, we had to keep a pretty steady pace, in order to see everything, so be prepared to walk a TON. However, the 6 hours flew by.

If you are considering visiting the city, as someone who is not a local, DO IT!
Written 28 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Thomas F
3 contributions
Jan 2022
We really enjoyed our tour with Jim Wahler from Experience First. Super informative, kept a good pace all around great tour. We highly recommend both Jim and this tour for anyone wanting to get the most out of the city in a short period of time. Thank You
Written 12 January 2022
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Aaron D
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Jennifer was an excellent tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable of the facts of each place we went to and also put her own comical twist into her explanations of the landmarks. She was very personable while we were walking between landmarks, asking where we were from and talking about everyday life. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone and recommend Jennifer as a tour guide, she will make sure you enjoy your day.
Written 4 September 2021
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Alina S
Houston, TX13 contributions
Despite the name of the tour, this is not a small group tour. Our group had 16 people; I have counted 20 in other groups departing from that location. Larger groups like this (ours had a toddler) make navigating the city by foot and subway much slower and do not allow for flexibility. Our tour guide was great but we did not get to see as much as we were hoping because a lot of time was spent helping the crowd learn to use the subway, waiting for everyone to catch up, etc. I just want people to be aware before they book.
Written 23 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JCookeATX
Austin, TX3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Finding a group tour that pleases the whole family is tough; but, the title says it all “Must See”.

Absolute BEST way to see New York City!

Our guide Lyndsey S. was SPECTACULAR! Her great attitude, kindness, enthusiasm, and knowledge of the city was 10 out of 10; plus, she took the time to get to know our small group of 11 on a personal level, and made sure everyone in the group was interacting and felt included.

Warning… If you don’t like walking, this isn’t the tour for you. You’ll definitely get your steps in on this tour! If my 12yr old can do it… so can you.

Here’s another thing… It will be the best value for the money your entire trip to NYC. Well worth it. Highly recommended. And ask for Lyndsey S. as your tour guide.
Written 19 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mara S
6 contributions
Nov 2021
Jenn Andres with Experience First was a fantastic tour guide for our must-see small group tour. She was extremely knowledgeable and had great energy the whole time. I am so glad that my teenage son and I did the tour with her. I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to learn more about the city and many of its sights. I have been to NYC in the past, but this was my son's first trip, and both of us learned tons of great info and saw details I never knew about on our day with Jenn.
Written 9 November 2021
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jjramosr
Velez-Malaga, Spain10 contributions
Apr 2022
I never did a tour this long (6h) and I never was told so little. Although the guide was open to be asked questions, sometimes you don't know what you don't know. I understand that he cannot be talking while we're walking but I was hoping that he would talk more about the details in every stop. Sometimes we had to ask questions to get basic info out of him.

It looks like the experience of the tour varies a lot depending on the guide which I don't think it is fair. I would not recommend this tour. If you like walking tours, I'd probably pick neighbourhood specific ones. If you like to get a glimpse of the city, probably one of those bus tours would be a better, and cheaper option.
Written 17 April 2022
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Monique L
Thank you for your detailed feedback. If you don't mind, it would help if you shared more information regarding your guide and your experience with us at info@exp1.com so we can better address this.
Written 19 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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