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  • 60-Minute Cruise Around the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

    1. 60-Minute Cruise Around the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

    Take a 60-minute boat ride to within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty. Cruise right under the Brooklyn Bridge and see the most famous skyline in the world. Your live English guide will point out the sites as you journey along the river including the Empire State Building, the new Freedom Tower, the Manhattan Bridge, Governor's Island and more. Make use of both the indoor and outdoor seating, along with large open windows for your viewing pleasure. Get within touching distance of "Lady Liberty" and then move on to Ellis Island to take photos of the famous entry point to New York City. Marvel at the skyline of Manhattan and its famous skyscrapers, including the new One World Trade Center. Glide down both the east and west side of Lower Manhattan, and purchase drinks and food from the concession stand aboard the boat.  A multilingual audio tour is available in English, Italian, German, ...

    It was a really lovely experience. Although the statue wasn’t within touching distance as advertised, nonetheless, it was lovely seeing the statue up close. The service is really good. I missed the first booking, but I was able to reschedule the booking by paying a discounted fee. I, however, believe the tour guide could have been better. She was quite inaudible and it was difficult to follow. Perhaps the guide should focus on describing attractions on one side of the boat whilst departing the pier and focus on the attractions on the other side, when returning. That way, passengers will know what direction to focus on during the tour.

  • NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

    2. NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

    Learn all about the unique history of Battery Park on a 30-minute guided tour with an experienced local guide. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, the 25-acre green park has a varied history and many classic monuments to explore. Find out essential facts surrounding the Battery Cannon, Battery Oval, Coast Guard Memorial, Bosque Gardens and the circular Bosque Fountain. Finish up the walking tour at Castle Clinton, built in anticipation of the War of 1812. Positioned in the middle of the park, the castle acts as a centerpiece of the revitalization efforts of the park. Your guide will then assist you through the various procedures to board the ferry for Liberty Island. Benefit from priority boarding and save precious time. Cross New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty. Built by Gustave Eiffel, Lady Liberty was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Take a se...

    This was a great trip for a great price. Our guide, her name is Isabella I believe made the tour so much better. She is highly knowledgeable and very witty and funny. We loved the experience. I would highly recommend.

  • New York: Harbor Lights Night Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

    3. New York: Harbor Lights Night Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

    Experience New York at sunset on a 2-hour cruise of the harbor, and take in all the sights and lights of Manhattan aboard a climate-controlled boat. Grab your friends, family and coworkers - or even a totally random stranger - and embark on an unforgettable journey of the harbor with "Lady Liberty" keeping watch! With a drink in your hand, purchased from the fully stocked bar, feel the breeze on your face and be mesmerized by the shimmering skyline. Get endless photo opportunities to make you an Instagram star as you sail past legendary attractions such as the Statue of Liberty and get perfect views of the Freedom Tower - One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, Pier 54 (Titanic Pier), Battery Park and more. See where millions of immigrants were processed when they arrived in America at Ellis Island, cruise past Governors Island, the South Street Seaport and Brooklyn Bridge. Get ...

    Very easy to get there. Professional, kind and helpful staff. On time. Beautiful views and easy ti take photos. Very clean and perfectly organize sitting areas. I will recommend to my friends. Thanks,

  • New York City: Luxury Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Cruise

    4. New York City: Luxury Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Cruise

    Step onboard the Bateaux New York for a 2 or 3-hour sightseeing cruise departing from Manhattan’s Chelsea Piers. The boat’s all-glass design, including curved ceiling and walls, provides the ultimate sightseeing experience, allowing for 180-degree views of notable New York City sights. As you sail along the Hudson and East rivers, admire the Manhattan skyline and well-known skyscrapers, such as the Freedom Tower and the Empire State Building. Get up-close views of the iconic Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, and Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. If you like, you can take in the sights from one of the open-air decks. Enjoy the elegant atmosphere and attentive service as you dine on a brunch, lunch or dinner lunch prepared by the chef, and be entertained by the pianist, who plays a variety of tunes throughout the cruise and provides interesting facts about New York’s famous attraction...

    A wonderful night out ! The staff were charming,courteous & attentive. Band was tight. Relaxing adult atmosphere. Noticed lots of fellow native New Yorkers ! Food was delicious & plentiful, served with precision timing. Already planing my next trip !

  • New York: 90-Minute Landmarks Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

    5. New York: 90-Minute Landmarks Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

    Spend just 90 minutes to take in many of the iconic sites of midtown and lower Manhattan on a Semi-Circle Cruise. You'll enjoy magnificent views of the world's most recognizable skyline and get a close-up look at Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. See it all with fun and knowledgeable tour guides who bring to life the breathtaking sights and the fascinating history behind the Big Apple. Sail down the Hudson, cruising around the Battery, and up the East River. You’ll pass under the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges to the United Nations – and then head back to Pier 83, the starting point for the tour.

    The captain knew much of the history surrounding the harbor and the Burroughs. It was time well spent.

  • NYC: Statue of Liberty 45-Minute Cruise Skip-the-Box-Office

    6. NYC: Statue of Liberty 45-Minute Cruise Skip-the-Box-Office

    Departing from Downtown Manhattan in Battery Park, this 45-minute express is the fastest way to get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty. The best views are definitely from the water and you'll enjoy the insights of your fun, onboard tour guide with live narration. Begin your cruise experience at Battery Park's Slip 6. Get your souvenir photo with Lady Liberty in the background while you wait.  Board the vessel, sit back, and set sail on your round-trip sightseeing cruise. Bask in the panoramic view of downtown New York's celebrated towers, memorials, and Landmarks while you relax on board the state-of-the-art boat.  Cruise right over to see the Statue of Liberty, one of the most iconic symbols in the world. On your way to Lady Liberty, you’ll sail past and learn about Ellis Island, once home to the United States’ busiest immigration station, where approximately 12 million...

    Damian was very knowledgeable and friendly, the captain was great. It was perfect amount of time to see Lady Liberty and take the perfect photos! Highly recommend!

  • New York Harbor: Best of NYC Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

    7. New York Harbor: Best of NYC Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

    Enjoy a relaxing 2.5-hour cruise of New York Harbor and Manhattan Island as you discover the secrets of the city. You will circle Manhattan, passing 3 rivers, 7 major bridges – including the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge – 5 boroughs, and more than 101 sights in New York’s legendary skyline. Get close up to the Statue of Liberty and see Manhattan just as the great explorers would have seen in at the end of their long ocean journeys. Tour the city by water and see the outer boroughs drift by. Fun and knowledgeable tour guides will bring the city that never sleeps to life, telling fascinating stories about the breathtaking sights as you sail. This popular cruise goes all the way around Manhattan Island! Not only do you see the Best of New York, you see it all. Cruise highlights include: up-close views of the Statue of Liberty, Randall’s Island, High Bridge, Columbia University, Harlem, Gr...

    It was nice, our guide was great and very knowledgeable. Interesting and fun, beautiful day

  • NYC: Grand Palisades Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

    8. NYC: Grand Palisades Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

    Climb aboard the Manhattan, a cozy, elegant, 1920's-style yacht, and travel northbound on the Hudson River in style. Admire the last leaves of Fall in all their splendor through the skylights of the ship’s heated and enclosed observatory or while catching the breeze on her bow. Observe New York's most dramatic natural wonders and colorful foliage as the seasons change. Highlights along the way of this cruise include the beautiful Upper West Side of Manhattan and the majestic George Washington Bridge. The orange, golden, and brown leaves of Fall along the Hudson River Valley is one of New York's most dramatic geological features. Enjoy a complimentary alcoholic beverage, with additional non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Relax in comfort with indoor, climate-controlled assigned seating and outdoor seating available. So, come aboard this autumnal cruise and head n...

    Had a great time. Friendly people, great service and the views are spectacular. Thank you

  • New York: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Sunset Cruise

    9. New York: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Sunset Cruise

    Take a 60-minute cruise to enjoy views of famous landmarks on the Manhattan skyline during a New York City sunset. Depart from Pier 36 right under the Brooklyn Bridge and travel toward South Street Seaport and Battery Park. Watch the sunset behind the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Get up close to within 100-feet of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for the most incredible photos opportunities as the sunsets. Admire views of One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park, and more. While aboard, make the most of the full cash bar with snacks and drinks available to purchase.

    I have family and friends coming from florida and this is a good idea to show them to see NYC. thank you. it was 7 of us

  • NYC: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan

    10. NYC: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan

    Cruise New York City's famous harbor aboard the 1920s-style yacht, the Manhattan, while listening to live jazz music on a 1.5-hour cruise. Sit back and enjoy gorgeous views of the New York skyline while enjoying a live jazz band which will play everything from classic jazz standards by Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington, to new renditions of Motown songs, R&B grooves, and hits from today! The band does take requests, so please ask for your favorite, as they may very well know it! During your cruise, see many famous buildings and sights, including Battery Park, South Street Seaport and the Financial District, Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. An alcoholic drink is included to enjoy as you soak up the surrounding sights and the sounds.

    This was an amazing experience. I took my boyfriend who loves jazz for his birthday and he loved it. Music was great and being outside seeing the skyline and Statue of Liberty was very romantic. The crew were all very nice and even gave us a free drink at the end of the night.

Best museums in New York City

Looking for the best museums in New York? In “the city that never sleeps,” museums offer a quiet reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the big city. You’ll find some of the country’s finest art and culture showcased in New York. Just like catching a show on Broadway, strolling through Central Park, and climbing to the top of the Empire State Building, make sure to take some time to check out these New York museums.

History museums in New York City

Visit the Statue of Liberty

She’s the most iconic figure in the United States: the Statue of Liberty, located on Liberty Island. But you can experience more on this island than just a statue.

The Statue of Liberty Museum, opened in 2019, gives visitors the chance to dive deep into the history of the Lady Liberty statue. The “Inspiration Gallery” will give you a chance to actively participate in a digital exhibition called “Becoming Liberty.” How? Simply by sharing a selfie and reflecting on all that you’ve seen and learned in the museum. You’ll also be able to see the statue’s original torch!

Visit Ellis Island

You should plan to visit Ellis Island on the same trip to the Statue of Liberty. The National Museum of Immigration will enlighten you about the history of immigration in the United States. You’ll get to hear a few of the stories of the millions of immigrants who went through Ellis Island in search of a better life.

Visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Although it’s a sobering experience, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is an important part of New York City and American history. In the museum you will see thousands of artifacts linked to the September 11th terrorist attacks. A permanent historical exhibition recounts the story of what happened on 9/11. You can also watch three informative films that repeat throughout the day, included in your tour of the museum.

If you want to skip the museum and just visit the 9/11 Memorial, you can enter for free. Note that it’s located in the spot where the Twin Towers once stood. The memorial is made up of two large reflecting pools with the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. Bronze panels along the edge of the memorial pools list the names of every person who died in the attacks.

Science museums in New York City

Visit the American Museum of Natural History


Open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas, the American Museum of Natural History is one you won’t want to miss. You’ll see more than 30 million specimens in the museum, spread out among 42 museum halls. In these permanent exhibitions, you’ll find fossils and dioramas depicting information about birds, mammals, and human cultures around the world, plus even more. A general-admission ticket gives you access to all this, in addition to the Rose Center for Earth and Space. However, the special exhibitions, giant-screen films, and the Space Show will cost you extra.

Visit the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum

Do you want to see the world’s fastest jets and a submarine from the Cold War era? Head to the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, which features an inspiring combination of history, science, and technology. At this museum, you will have an opportunity to explore this famous aircraft-carrier ship, the USS Intrepid. You can see the first space shuttle, Enterprise, which is showcased on the Space Shuttle Pavilion. 

Iconic museums in New York

Visit the Museum of Modern Art

No trip to the Big Apple would be complete without a visit to the world-famous Museum of Modern Art, also known as MoMA. It’s home to famous works of art, including Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Monet’s Water Lilies, and Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans. At MoMa you can also see Gauguin, Dali, Picasso, Matisse, and Pollock. You could easily spend hours exploring all the artwork that this museum has to offer.

Visit the Empire State Building

Finally, this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the Empire State Building. If you’re looking for stunning panoramic views of the city, go to the observation deck of one of the tallest buildings in the world. But did you know that you can also visit a museum on the second floor of the building? You can learn all about the history of the building as you pass the time waiting for your turn to go to the top.








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What people are saying about New York City

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This was a great trip for a great price. Our guide, her name is Isabella I believe made the tour so much better. She is highly knowledgeable and very witty and funny. We loved the experience. I would highly recommend.

It was great! STAFF WAS SUPR NICE!! THE FOOD, THE GIFT STORE.... I really enjoyed it :) We had a lot of fun and beautiful pics!!

Very well done, solemn and emotional tribute to the victims and the horrors/ heroes of that day

The workers were very nice, the ice cream was very good. All the activities were wonderful.

Our guide was fantastic. I highly recommend the whole experience.