About The Deal
Offering an excellent combination of personal experience, knowledge, history, humor, and good advice, NYSee Tours will help you navigate your way through the bustling city streets, experiencing only the best this metropolitan giant has to offer. A perfect balance of traveling by vehicle and walking, this comprehensive tour begins on the Northwest Corner of 45th and Broadway in fabulous Times Square, where you'll be greeted by a friendly, personable guide sporting a bright orange vest for your convenience. From there you'll get the chance to explore the enchanting Central Park and the mansions of the Gilded Age along Fifth Avenue, followed by awe-inspiring Grand Central Station for an informative and interesting history lesson.
After lunch, continue through Greenwich Village into one of Gotham's first suburbs full of cobblestone streets and gorgeous old houses previously owned by the likes of Bob Dylan, Cary Grant, and Dylan Thomas, and now inhabited by such A-list celebrities as Anna Wintour, Anderson Cooper, and Julia Roberts. The enthusiastic tour guide will take you through beautiful New Amsterdam, The Financial District, Wall Street, the winding streets of lower Manhattan, and the Winter Garden to view the new World Trade Center before returning you back to exciting Times Square on the renowned New York Subway. Whether you're traveling with friends, family, or just in town for business, this unique and personalized tour is the perfect way to get to know the enchanting city that never really leaves your heart.
Here's what the folks at NYSee Tours want you to know, plus a few great reviews from their customers:
What sets us apart? We’re one of the only New York City touring companies to provide our guests with a combination walking/riding tour. You’ll ride with us in comfort, then dive deep into the city when we walk the streets, where you’ll experience the genuine excitement and breadth of New York. And did you know some of the big touring companies in New York have eliminated their guides and mechanized their tours? NYSee Tours believes in the value of a living, breathing guide; someone who knows his or her history, but brings personal anecdotes, passion and humor to the table. Simply put, we don’t hand you a pair of headphones when you hand us your ticket. Our excursions are animated and alive, so you can live and breathe New York City. Our tour - a perfect balance between riding in a small comfortable vehicle and walking, where we'll get out to explore enchanting Central Park, the mansions of the Gilded Age along Fifth Avenue, and then down to the remarkable Grand Central Station to see one of the most beautiful buildings in the world - and this is just the first half of your tour. Our excursion continues through The Village, a unique part of town that was actually one of Gotham's first suburbs, with cobblestone streets lined with beautiful homes, some even dating from the early 1800's. Emma Lazarus, Bob Dylan, Edith Wharton, Cary Grant, and Dylan Thomas have called the Village home. Today, Julia Roberts, Anderson Cooper, and Anna Wintour, to name a few, reside here. To travel south on the Island of New York is to head back through time to the epoch of the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam. The Financial District, Wall Street, and the winding streets and alleys of lower Manhattan are the oldest parts of the city. We will pass through these areas as we make our way over to the Winter Garden to view the new World Trade Center. We end our journey by whisking you uptown on the Subway for the quintessential New York experience, and give you a lesson or two on Subway etiquette and safety.
- NYSee Tours
This tour was a fun, informative and personal setting in which my friend, who was visiting me from England, and myself learned so much more about this city than we would have on a regular bus tour. Fred really knew what he was talking about and was very enthusiastic about taking us to the major sights and some that I hadn't been to myself. For instance, the Highline Park was one of the highlights. I would definitely recommend this intimate sized tour (20 and less people) in comparison to some of the other double decker bus tours that go through NYC!
- KatieKocik, TripAdvisor.com Reviewer
They are small but that's the advantage. I enjoyed well and sight seeings are well organized. If you plan for 2 or 3 days trip. take this guided tour on first day. He gives us all the information how to reach and which are all really worth things to do in NY. I got into tour even without advanced booking. It all depends on availability.
- Bala N., TripAdvisor.com Reviewer
I love, love ,love this tour!!! Very informative, small group, you walk and ride the bus..you experience everything! Onell was our tour guide and he is one very knowledgeable and entertaining person. I recommended it to my family and friends and they can't wait to go! I went to this tour and we basically covered the whole city, I was so amazed of what I have learned about New York City. I fell in love with it! I would come back tomorrow and do it again if I could! NYSee is the best tour ever!
- Joy D., TripAdvisor.com Reviewer
This tour was awesome. Very informative & covered a lot in the 5 hours allotted. Our group was nice & we all truly enjoyed the experience. Having walking and riding was great so that we could get out and take in some attractions more closely. Our guide was very knowledgeable & a great resource in locating other things we might want to do outside of Manhattan. Highly recommend.
- GAaron, TripAdvisor.com Reviewer