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1. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Experience Ticket

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Recommended by 91% of travellers
91% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
Skyscrapers & Towers1–3 hours

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt blends elements of art and technology, taking the concept of an “observation deck” to entirely new heights. Explore three levels of mind-bending multi-sensory immersive experiences set atop the tallest commercial skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan. Enjoy spectacular 360 views of New York City and beyond on all 3 floors of SUMMIT, including close ups views of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler building.

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€44
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2. New York Helicopter Tour: City Skyline Experience

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Recommended by 93% of travellers
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Adventure Tours25–30 minutesEnglish

Get a rare view of the Manhattan skyline from above on this short small group helicopter tour. Listen to the pilot’s live commentary from personal headsets, ensuring you don’t miss any landmarks along the way. Capture photos of the Freedom Tower, the Chrysler Building, and Central Park, and make memories to last a lifetime. This adventure is a shared experience with other travelers.

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€257
Free cancellation

3. NYC Food Tour: Chinatown and Little Italy

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Recommended by 93% of travellers
93% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
Food & Drink2 hoursEnglish

Four different food tastings in locations that blend together rich history, rich culture, and even richer flavors! Tickets include all the tastings, more than enough for lunch or dinner. Visit our favorite family-owned shops, support NYC locations that are off-the-beaten-path, and enjoy the history of establishments that have been in business for over 100 years. Feel connected with our smaller group sizes led by historian tour guides who want to create a custom, unforgettable experience. Please note, children's tickets (ages 0-6) does not include food.

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€74
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4. New York City Sightseeing Bus Tour and Boat Ride

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Bus Tours6 hoursEnglish

24 passengers per bus. Small Group with a Tour Guide. Starts at 9:30am Bus and Boat Tour in New York City. This is a combined 1 hour boat ride pass the Statue of Liberty and 6 hour bus tour with a tour Guide. We Skip-The-Line and take that beautiful Staten Island Ferry pass the Statue of Liberty. Visit the 911 memorial, Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Terminal, Washington Square Park to view The Empire State Building with your tour guide why’ll the bus waits for your return. This is a Jammed packed tour for all ages. We will pass by Times Square, Central Park, Rockefeller, Radio City Music Hall, SoHo, NoHo, Chinatown, Wall Street, The Bull, United Nations, Chrysler Building, The Village, Chelsea and much more. Book as soon as possible. We sell out quickly

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€206
Free cancellation
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5. NYC Edge Observation Deck at Hudson Yards Admission Ticket

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Skyscrapers & Towers1–2 hoursEnglish

Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere located at 30 Hudson Yards, with a one-of-a-kind design. It’s suspended in mid-air, giving you the feeling of floating in the sky with 360-degree views you can’t get anywhere else. Look 100 stories down from the thrilling glass floor, lean out over the city on angled glass walls and sip champagne in the sky. You’ve never experienced New York like this before.

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€41
Free cancellation
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6. NYC Empire State Building Ticket

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Historical Tours45–90 minutes

No visit to New York is complete without experiencing bird's-eye city views from the Empire State Building. Ensure a seamless sightseeing process, and guarantee your entry to this always-crowded attraction, by booking in advance. You can choose between general and skip-the-line entry, and even upgrade to visit both the 86th- and 102nd-floor observation decks.

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€45
Free cancellation

7. Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

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Audio Guides2–3 hoursEnglish +6

Cruise along Manhattan on a guided boat tour that takes in every angle of New York City’s iconic waterfront. Traveling by boat means unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty—ideal for snapping memorable photographs. With live narration throughout the cruise, learn about the Big Apple while passing all five of New York’s boroughs.

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€49
Free cancellation

8. Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing New York City Open Bus Tour

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Audio Guides2 hoursEnglish +13

Hop-On Hop-Off New York City Tour - See It All, Your Way! Travel in style on our open-top double-decker buses, offering unobstructed views and ample photo opportunities. Get ready to explore the city with our amazing Hop-On Hop-Off New York City Tour! our tour offers the perfect way to see the best of NYC at your own pace. With unlimited stops, you can hop on and off as often as you like, creating your own unique sightseeing adventure. Enjoy live commentary from knowledgeable and entertaining guides who share fascinating stories and insights about the city's history and culture. Don't Miss Out on the Ultimate New York City Sightseeing Experience!. Hop on, hop off, and enjoy the ride! Ready to create your own adventure with flexible schedules, informative guides, and unlimited stops, you'll have the freedom to explore all that NYC has to offer. Discover the magic of New York City with the tour that lets you see it all, your way!

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€37
Free cancellation

Explore NYC's iconic landmarks and soak in breathtaking views of the city in just 90 minutes! With multiple departures throughout the day, cruise down the majestic Hudson River, passing by Hudson Yards and Little Island, with the towering One World Trade Center and Ellis Island as your backdrop, until you're within arm's reach of the Statue of Liberty. Marvel at the stunning sights of lower Manhattan before gracefully sailing under the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Then, embark on a brief journey up the East River before returning to Pier 78 in midtown Manhattan. Surely a memory that will last a lifetime, especially since we will capture it for you with our complimentary digital boarding photo! Relax in style aboard our modern, temperature-controlled boats, featuring spacious indoor and outdoor decks. Take advantage of our onboard Snack Bar, offering delectable food and drinks, including a full bar. Perfect opportunity to reload while taking in the Manhattan Sights.

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€43
€28
Free cancellation
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10. New York City Statue of Liberty Super Express Cruise

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Recommended by 90% of travellers
90% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
Historical Tours50 minutesEnglish

This 50-minute sightseeing cruise from Pier 16 on John Street the absolute fastest way to get an up close view of Lady Liberty from the water. Available on the hour, every hour choose the time that suits you best. Get your camera ready to snap once in a lifetime pictures!

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€28
Free cancellation

11. New York City Mafia and Local Food Tour led by former NYPD Guides

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Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
Food & Drink3–4 hoursEnglish

Why this experience? We LIVED this firsthand. Born & raised in Little Italy - worked the streets here - we are active and retired/ NYPD Officers. We go places tour companies don't know exist & meet locals along the way. Plus food included is equivalent to a full dinner! Growing up witnessing some of New York’s infamous families and having consulted for TV and major films makes this a unique experience no other company can offer. We have 2,200 5 Star Airbnb reviews. Starting at a famous Mafia "Red Sauce Joint" as seen in Soprano's and "Get Gotti" this experience winds through the East Village & Little Italy. You will visit notorious Mafia and Crime locations, share true crime stories, and eat amazing food from the neighborhood. Rated #1 "Things to do in New York"

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€131
Free cancellation

12. All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory

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Recommended by 98% of travellers
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Historical Tours5 hoursEnglish

As one of the most significant moments in recent American history, the tragic events of September 11, 2001 changed New York City forever. Uncover this storied history of these somber events with this remembrance tour, complete with a visit to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Highlights include viewing the former World Trade Center site, visiting the FDNY Memorial Wall, and taking in the views from One World Observatory—with entry to all sights included.

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€103
(price varies by group size)
Free cancellation
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13. Statue of Liberty and New York City Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

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Recommended by 95% of travellers
95% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
Full-day Tours1–2 hoursEnglish

See the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty by water in style on this 1920s-style yacht cruise. Complete with open-air viewing decks and a climate-controlled, glassed-in observatory, this yacht makes for a comfortable way to beat the crowds and see the sights on a harbor tour. Enjoy up-close views of the Statue of Liberty and the skyline, plus a glass of wine, beer, or another beverage.

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€45
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14. New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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Recommended by 95% of travellers
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Adventure Tours12–15 minutesEnglish

Get a perspective on New York City that most visitors miss when you take to the air for a scenic helicopter tour. See Manhattan’s most iconic sights, from the Empire State Building to Central Park, in a matter of minutes; you even catch a glimpse of the majestic Statue of Liberty.

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€280
Free cancellation

15. Big Bus New York: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour by Open-top Bus

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Audio Guides1–2 hoursEnglish +5

New York City can be tough to get around, especially when you’re a visitor trying to sightsee. Skip the stress of finding your way with this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Pick from multiple ticket options that enhance your NYC experience by adding more time, more routes, more modes of transport, and more attractions. Save time, money, and your sanity while touring the best of the Big Apple.

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€55
Free cancellation
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16. New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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Recommended by 94% of travellers
94% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
Helicopter Tours17–20 minutesEnglish

Avoid the congestion of New York City down on the ground, and take to the sky to see Manhattan during this NYC helicopter tour. Catch sight of the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, George Washington Bridge, and many other top attractions without standing in line or sitting in traffic.

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€309
Free cancellation
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17. Boroughs of NYC: Harlem, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn & Coney Island

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Full-day Tours6+ hoursEnglish

When travelers think of New York City, Manhattan is typically what comes to mind, but the city is much bigger than just one borough. On this busy sightseeing tour, you can see more as you're whisked to Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn—all in one day. From Harlem in Upper Manhattan to the Brooklyn Bridge, with an optional stop at Coney Island's iconic boardwalk, see more of the Big Apple.

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€56
(price varies by group size)
Free cancellation

18. Circle Line: New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

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Audio Guides2 hoursEnglish +6

As twilight descends over New York City, take in the lights of the Manhattan skyline from a boat on this evening harbor cruise. Listen to live commentary on the harbor’s sights—including One World Trade Center, the Statue of Liberty, and the Chrysler Building—as you gear up for a night on the town. Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this popular evening outing.

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€51
Free cancellation
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19. The Manhattan Helicopter Tour of New York

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Adventure Tours12–15 minutesEnglish

It might seem impossible to see the highlights of New York City in just a few minutes, but this small-group helicopter tour makes it a reality. Listen to commentary from your pilot as you fly by the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Central Park, the Chrysler Building, and other landmarks. See more of the city on this tour than you would in an entire day of exploring by foot.

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€234
Free cancellation

20. NYC Must-See Highlights of Manhattan Bus Tour

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Recommended by 97% of travellers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
Historical Tours6 hoursEnglish

ExperienceFirst offers a comprehensive NYC tour guided by a local expert. Explore diverse neighborhoods, from Chinatown to Greenwich Village, in a comfortable bus. Enjoy a ferry ride past Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Take in Ground Zero and Central Park on foot, gaining insight from your knowledgeable guide. This combo tour provides a convenient way to experience over a dozen iconic New York attractions. Appreciate the city's skyline and landmarks without the hassle of transportation. Reflect at the 9/11 Memorial and visit notable spots like Rockefeller Center and Central Park.

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€84
Free cancellation
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21. New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience

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Adventure Tours25–30 minutesEnglish

It’s almost impossible to see New York City’s main sights all in one day—let alone in one night. This NYC night helicopter tour packs in aerial views of the Statue of Liberty and other top attractions without making you wait in multiple lines back on the ground. Plus, the heliport fees and fuel surcharge are included, so there are no big surprises on the day of your tour. This adventure is a shared experience with other travelers.

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€266
Free cancellation

Enjoy views of famous landmarks on the Manhattan skyline during a 45-50 Minute express roundtrip sightseeing cruise by yacht. Depart right under the Brooklyn Bridge then travel toward the Statue of Liberty. Get up close to within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island for the most incredible photos opportunities. Admire views of One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park. Make the most of the full cash bar with snacks and drinks available to purchase onboard.

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€29
€20
Free cancellation

23. New York CityPASS®

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Museums3+ daysEnglish +15

Maximize your New York City adventure with the New York CityPASS, perfect for travelers looking to save time and money. The CityPASS mobile tickets are valid for nine days from first use and includes admission to The Empire State Building and the American Museum of Natural History. Choose three additional attractions from Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, or Guggenheim Museum.

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€137

24. Central Park Pedicab Guided Tours

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99% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
Historical Tours1–3 hoursEnglish +3

20 Famous attractions and 4 Big STOPS to capture your memorable moments. The 1 Hour Central Park Pedicab Tour Central park tours are fun, but nothing beats the exhilarating pleasure of exploring and enjoying the world's most famous urban park from the comfort of a Pedicab and with the help of an experienced tour guide all in one hour. NYC Park Tours offers the most exciting one-hour central park Pedicab tours in all of New York customized just for you. Our central park Pedicab tour is a favorite for tourists and locals alike, which is why we are the most preferred tour company when looking for an unforgettable central park Pedicab guided tour experience in New York. Here's why we are your best shot at enjoying the best views of central park in an hour and for just $46! Including the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, the Mall, the Dakota Building, the Bow Bridge, the Boathouse, Cherry Hill Fountain, the Museum of Natural History, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. *** Minimum 2 Travelers.

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€47
Free cancellation
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25. Guided Food Tour of Chinatown and Little Italy

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Food & Drink3 hoursEnglish

Explore two New York neighborhoods renowned for their food culture, Little Italy and Chinatown, on this tasting tour. Follow your guide to learn about the history of each neighborhood through gourmet food samples at eateries loved and revered by locals. Enjoy a mix of seated and on-the-go tastings so that you can see more of each neighborhood.

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€118
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26. Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum of Art - Exclusive Guided Tour

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Historical Tours2–3 hoursEnglish

With more than 2 million artworks in the collections, the Metropolitan Museum of Art can be overwhelming to explore on your own. Get a personalized tour of New York City's premier museum with a small-group or private tour, led by an art historian guide. See a variety of artifacts like Henry VIII’s armor, Vermeer paintings, or pop culture memorabilia. Choose a weekend evening tour to escape the daytime crowds.

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€125
(price varies by group size)
Free cancellation

27. New York City at Night Bus Tour

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Recommended by 92% of travellers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
Bus Tours4 hoursEnglish

Enjoy the special chance to admire New York City's top landmarks at night. During the bus ride (upgrade for a glass-topped luxury bus), see charming Manhattan neighborhoods lit up at night and then stop for guided walking tours of the High Line and Grand Central Terminal. Avoid navigating notoriously crowded streets and subways on your own.

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€84
Free cancellation
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28. Top of the Rock Observation Deck New York City

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Historical Tours1 hourEnglish

For some of the most stunning New York City views, few attractions best the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, which lets visitors marvel at the skyline from 70 stories above the street. With your tickets to this Rockefeller Center attraction, you can enjoy unparalleled vistas of the Big Apple—from the Chrysler Building to the Empire State Building and beyond.

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€41
Free cancellation
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29. New York City Sunset Cruise on a Yacht

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Recommended by 98% of travellers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
Food & Drink1–2 hoursEnglish

Take a sunset cruise on a spacious yacht for sweeping views of New York City. Sail down the Hudson River on the 1920s replica yacht with one drink of your choice included. Watch the sun set as your boat glides by landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Battery Park. Indoor seating and outdoor observation areas available.

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€89

30. Statue of Liberty & Elis Island Guided Tour with Ferry

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Recommended by 94% of travellers
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Historical Tours2–4 hoursEnglish

Beat the big crowds at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with this early-access tour. Enjoy special priority boarding for the ferry, and then cruise over to Liberty Island before most of the crowds arrive. After visiting the Statue of Liberty Museum, continue to neighboring Ellis Island. As you go, follow your guide on this tour of New York City’s most iconic landmarks to learn about their significance to the US and world history.

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€52
Free cancellation

31. Manhattan Adventure Sightseeing Boat Tour

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Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
Adventure Tours1 hourEnglish

For a thrilling twist on the typical New York City boat tour, don't miss the chance to get whisked across New York Harbor on this speedy, 12-person cruise. Along the way, enjoy some of the must-see New York sights, from the Brooklyn Bridge and Highline, to Freedom Tower. And don't forget to bring your camera, since you want to snap photos during your up-close look at the Statue of Liberty.

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€93
Free cancellation

32. Deluxe Manhattan Helicopter Tour

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Adventure Tours18–20 minutesEnglish +6

An exciting and comprehensive helicopter tour of New York City with breathtaking views and excellent photo opportunities! This extended version of the Classic Tour will treat you to the best views of New York City including the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Central park. In addition to several must-see attractions, passengers will enjoy a flight over historic Uptown Manhattan (Columbia University & Harlem) and The Bronx (Yankee Stadium). Consider upgrading from the Classic Tour and you’ll know New York better than a native!

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€262
Free cancellation

33. New York City One World Observatory Admission Ticket

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Historical Tours2 hoursEnglish

For some of the best views of New York City's skyline, travelers often wait in long lines to visit the go-to destination for epic views: One World Observatory. Don't bother waiting with this skip-the-line experience, where you're whisked straight to the observation area to enjoy views from more than 100 floors above the city streets. Highlights include an animation depicting the evolving skyline, panoramic views of New York landmarks, and access to interactive exhibitions—all included.

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€34
Free cancellation

34. Big Bus New York: Sightseeing Night Tour by Open-top Bus

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Audio Guides1–2 hoursEnglish +5

New York is the city that never sleeps, and one of the easiest and most convenient ways to take in its after-dark sights is aboard a nighttime bus tour. From a comfortable seat, you see many of the city’s best-known landmarks—Central Park and the Empire State Building to Times Square—all aglow. In addition to your guide, you have access to recorded commentary in 10 languages.

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€59
Free cancellation

35. Manhattan Skyline and Statue Night Cruise

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City Tours1–2 hoursEnglish +1

Experience stunning New York skyline views on this evening happy hour cruise around lower Manhattan. The 2-level boat features indoor and outdoor decks, onboard food options, and a covered outdoor dance floor. Cruise the East River under the Brooklyn Bridge to see Lower Manhattan, South Street Seaport, Battery Park, and One World Trade Center. Then, head up the Hudson River for views of the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. Sail past Ellis Island and pause for photos of the Statue of Liberty in the evening light. Light commentary highlights famous buildings and neighborhoods along the Hudson and East Rivers. Enjoy happy hour specials with drinks from the cash bar and snacks like burgers, chicken fingers, nachos, hot dogs, and pretzels. Dance and mingle on the covered outdoor deck with fun music. With a friendly crew and incredible views, this happy hour skyline cruise is the perfect way to unwind and enjoy New York City at sunset or night.

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€57
Free cancellation
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36. The Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York City

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Adventure Tours17–20 minutesEnglish

See the Big Apple’s most iconic landmarks and building up close on this popular helicopter tour of New York City, while taking off and landing out of Manhattan Heliport. This is a one-of-kind pilot narrated modern and historical tour. As you soar above the city that never sleeps, take a look at all NYC has to offer. You’ll see attractions such as: Statue of Liberty Ellis Island One World Trade Center Chrysler Building Empire State Building Chelsea Piers Times Square The Intrepid Central Park Columbia University Grant's Tomb Yankee Stadium (except on game days) The Palisades George Washington Bridge Northern Tip of Manhattan

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€262
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37. New York City Helicopter Tour with Statue of Liberty views

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Adventure Tours12–15 minutesEnglish

Feel the history while flying over true American treasures on this helicopter tour. Hop aboard and take to the sky to fly over Ellis Island, Governors Island, and the Statue of Liberty, which has served as a symbol of freedom for millions of immigrants. You will also see the South Street Seaport from the sky, cruise by the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, and see the famed Wall Street area on this much-loved New York helicopter tour.

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€210
Free cancellation

38. New York City Freedom Liberty Cruise

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City Tours1–2 hoursEnglish

What better way to take in New York City's most iconic landmarks, than sailing along the Hudson River? From the majestic Statue of Liberty to the towering Freedom Tower, our cruise provides unparalleled views of some of the city's most famous sights. Once aboard our serene, eco-conscious vessel, you will unlock the magic of New York City in all its glory. Take a perfect selfie with Lady Liberty on our open-air rooftop deck and enjoy our cozy indoor space complete with a full-service bar and concession area, available year-round. Book now for an unparalleled adventure through the heart of the Big Apple!

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€42
Free cancellation

39. Circle Line: New York City Landmarks Cruise

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Audio Guides1–2 hoursEnglish +6

Journey around New York City by water on this sightseeing cruise that takes you from the Hudson River to the East River and Brooklyn Bridge, with guided commentary along the route and views of the skyline and Lady Liberty. This relaxing way to see the city gives you a new perspective on its landmarks, and a view that many other New York visitors miss out on.

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€42
Free cancellation
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40. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

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Historical Tours4 hoursEnglish

Follow in the footsteps of New York’s early immigrants and discover the beacon of liberty herself on this half-day tour of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy priority boarding onto the ferry from Lower Manhattan—no waiting in line. This tour also includes guaranteed Statue of Liberty Museum and entry to Ellis Island’s historical facilities.

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€52
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What travellers are saying

  • Sandra M
    Issy-les-Moulineaux, France3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was amazing with a great view 😍
    Friendly staff !
    Best view in town, a unique experience
    Access is easy and well organize
    Written 24 July 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Bellazanda
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    My husband and son are doing a road trip through the US for my husband’s birthday. They spent their first 4 days in New York and I booked a helicopter trip as a surprise. HeliNY were absolutely amazing! Their communication service was great and they went above and beyond to make the trip happen, despite another couple having pulled out, which left them with a trip booked for just my husband and son. The pilot was amazing and so knowledgeable. They caught the train from Penn Station to Linden Airport and were collected by the HeliNY staff. All in all a most unforgettable trip! Thank you!!
    Written 6 July 2024
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  • IRG85
    New York3 contributions
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    Katherine Fox was an excellent tour guide - very friendly, knowledgeable, nice and upbeat. It was a very interesting and tasty tour.
    Written 24 July 2024
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  • Relax814854
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    Having a true NYC native that loves the city makes all the difference on this tour. Bryant, provided and engaging and informative view of the city. The tour also provided plenty of opportunities to get great pictures of the city. If you only have a few days in the city it is a way to check several places off of your list in 6 hours.

    The bus was clean and comfortable. They provided cold water which was a nice plus since it was the middle of the summer.
    Written 20 July 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Alina J
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    It was nice to have timed tickets for entry, though the entry line wasn't very helpful or clear in terms of going in and lining up. we were there at sunset, though not quite fully dark, and the sunset and golden hour views were beautiful. It was crowded and lots of people lining up for "that one good picture", so be prepared.
    Written 14 July 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • sandra716
    Toronto, Canada12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was our first time in NYC with our teen. We pre purchased our tickets online - it was fairly straightforward and entry was smooth. Definitely a lot changes to the experience since our last visit.

    The employees were great. One in particular seemed to go out of his way to ensure everyone was having a great experience. Melvin was very kind and pleasant, speaking with fellow visitors with the same enthusiasm and engaging, even with the little ones. He was very authentic, and honestly, it made my day to observe how he spoke with each person.

    The views from the 86th floor do not disappoint. It was busy but we still got to the front and took some great pics.

    The museum area was interactive and we learned a lot about the Building.

    An enjoyable couple of hours.
    Written 19 July 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • William C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I took my 11 year old son. The trip was amazing. A great experience for both of us. The scenery was breathtaking. The staff was very helpful, informative, and pleasant.
    Written 19 July 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • McKinneySoonerFan
    2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was not good. I’m disappointed it was the first option that came up on Travel Advisor, We got to the departure place.. which I had to look up because it wasn’t on any of the communication. There was a guy there selling tickets for half of what we paid online. We waited an hour, there was no tour guide, audio worked half the time and the bus never stopped. We were the only ones on the bus. We would not of had gotten off for fear it never seeing another bus. Go to the corner and buy tickets for another company; there were a lot of people selling tickets.
    Written 14 June 2024
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  • Terraxx
    Nice, France32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great time was had as we cruised along the Hudson and looked at some of NYC's iconic landmarks. Darius our guide/commentator entertained passengers with his witty and informative banter.
    Highly recommend for a day trip to remember.
    Written 15 July 2024
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  • Crystal
    Pasadena, CA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This a quick trip, 1 hour I believe.

    It’s just the right amount of time to get be on the Hudson River and get to the New York skyline with a live narration from the tour guide. You go under 2 bridges and pass the Statue of Liberty. You even stay there for a little bit to make sure you can take pictures.

    Steve was our tour guides. He was thorough, informative and shared that he was born in queens. He is a an authentic New Yorker. I appreciated his knowledge and humor.

    Great job Steve you added your New Yorker flavor to this experience.
    Made it all the more fun.
    Written 18 July 2024
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  • Yui Lik C
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s great to have Dennis to guide us through the Mafia stories in New York. And the foods are so delicious. Wonderful experience!
    Written 23 July 2024
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  • Dimitri S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dave our tour guide did an amazing job! You can tell he is so passionate about this tour, & relayed small details you wouldn’t be able to find. He went at a perfect pace, made sure everyone could hear him, & was relating to the people in his group. (For example for us it was the Greek relevance to 9/11 with the Greek Orthodox church that got destroyed nearby). The all access tour was 100% worth it for the history, the artifacts, and the one World Trade Center experience! Would definitely recommend for anyone who has the time as it did take most of a day to get the full experience!
    Written 23 July 2024
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  • Catherine T
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The boat trip is very pleasant with full surround glass windows for easy viewing of the skyline. It also was able to get very close to The Statue of Liberty for great photos.
    Written 24 July 2024
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  • rnaomie1
    New Jersey2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a birthday wish! It’s a must and safest ride. Excellent 5 star. I went with my daughters and they surely enjoyed this helicopter experience. The pilot explained everything and was nice. I would highly recommend this wanderlust on your bucket list. NY City is beautifully made from above.
    Written 13 July 2024
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  • lizamarie2016
    Corpus Christi, TX99 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booked through Viator by about 10% off original price plus a cash back from the type of credit card I used, feeling like a winner here.
    For a first time New York City visitor, I suggest buying the 48 or 72 hrs deal for a few more dollars and get over the initial shock off of seeing a lot of touristy things to do, would definitely save you money versus Ubering . Wear hat and sunscreen if you go in the summer . I’ll probably come back in the spring or fall if given another chance to visit New York. It’ll be less tiring walking in a cooler weather. Wear the best walking shoes you could find.
    Written 11 July 2024
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