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New York City: Luxury Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Cruise

1. 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 attractions. You can even dance off your meal to piano melodies that include jazz, blues, and Broadway hits. For the dinner cruise, enjoy the added entertainment featuring an acoustic trio of a baby grand piano, upright bass, and jazz guitar. For brunch, enjoy bottomless mimosas while taking in the spectacular views. Sample Bottomless Brunch Menu - Early Risers: Seasonal Fruit, Breakfast Pastries, Scottish Smoked Salmon, Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Meats, Breakfast Potatoes, or Cinnamon French Toast Casserole - Late Risers: Organic Mixed Field Greens, Baby Romaine & Spinach Caesar, Roasted Broccoli Florets, Baked Ziti Pasta, Roasted Salmon Provençale, Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken, or Hand Carved Strip Loin, USDA Choice - Desserts: Bateaux Signature Dessert Station Sample Plated Lunch Menu - First Course: Baby Romaine & Spinach Caesar - Entrée: Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast - Dessert: New York Style Cheesecake Sample Plated Dinner Menu - First Course: Baby Romaine & Spinach Caesar, Lobster Bisque, Togarashi Tuna Tartare, or Duck Pate De Foie Gras (available for additional price) - Main Course: Forest Mushroom Ravioli, Herb Roasted Shrimp, Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast, Braised Beef Short Rib, Pan-Seared Atlantic Cod, American Wagyu Striploin (available for additional price), or Broiled Maine Lobster Tails (available for additional price) - Dessert: New York Style Cheesecake, Humbolt Fog & Belletoile Triple Cream Brie Cheeses, Bateaux Signature Warm Butter Cake, Valrhona Chocolate Mousse, Freshly Cut Fruit & Fresh Strawberries, or French Macarons (available for additional price)

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NYC: The Lion King Broadway Tickets

2. NYC: The Lion King Broadway Tickets

Marvel in the spectacular presentation of Disney’s The Lion King featuring Oscar-winning songs from Elton John and Tim Rice. Take in the wonderful African landscape as you follow the journey of Simba and his family. Watch giraffes strut, birds swoop, and gazelles leap in a theater filled with sights and sounds designed by Tony Award-winning director Julie Taynor. Experience the entire savanna come to life as the music soars and Pride Rock slowly rises out of the stage. Follow the story of a young lion cub who struggles to accept the responsibilities of his role as king of the pride. The Lion King is the winner of six Tony Awards, and is the stage adaptation of the classic 1994 Disney film. Enjoy the rich mythology, powerful drama, and African rhythms of this cherished story on New York City's famous Broadway.

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NYC: Aladdin on Broadway Tickets

3. NYC: Aladdin on Broadway Tickets

Enjoy a visit to the historic New Amsterdam Theatre in New York’s Midtown Manhattan district and watch Disney’s Aladdin The Musical come to life in a new theatrical extravaganza. Hear all the cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning score, as well as new songs written especially for Broadway. The brand new stage production is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw, and composed by Tony Award winner Alan Menken.  Take part in an unforgettable experience, featuring lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman and Tony Award winner Tim Rice, with book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Aladdin also showcases an incomparable design team with exquisite sets, costumes and lighting. Discover a whole new world in a whole new way.

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NYC: THE RIDE Experience Ticket

4. NYC: THE RIDE Experience Ticket

Take a RIDE through the streets of New York City and experience the vibrant arts and culture that come to life around you. From the moment you step aboard the RIDE’s signature oversized bus with stadium seating and floor-to-ceiling windows, the immersive experience begins.  Sit back while your comedic hosts kick off the experience. Venture through the heart of Times Square, Grand Central, and Central Park, all while watching the streets become the stage. See live street performances taking place while interacting with them from the bus.  Enjoy three rows of stadium seats, plus the most modern audio and visual technology, including speakers that bring inside sounds out onto the streets, enabling RIDErs to go "On Air" and interact with the city. The RIDE is a unique experience featuring Broadway-style entertainment in a whole new way.

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New York: Classic 1-Hour Central Park Pedicab Tour

5. New York: Classic 1-Hour Central Park Pedicab Tour

Start the tour with an optional pickup from your hotel in New York if it's not more than 5 blocks away from Central Park. Alternatively, head to the meeting point at the edge of the park. Meet your driver and board your pedicab, then set off together on a 1-hour tour to discover Central Park's main sights and attractions.  Journey through the park and make a 10-15-minute stop at the stunning Bethesda Terrace and Fountain. Get out here for the chance to stroll around and take pictures. Then, set off again towards the Cherry Hill Fountain and Bow Bridge, an iconic spot where countless wedding proposals have taken place over the years. Make another quick stop here to cross the bridge over the lake and take more incredible photos.  Next up, head over to Strawberry Field for a 5-10 minute stop where you'll discover the John Lennon Memorial. Make your final stop at the Dakota Building for the chance to visit what's best known as the home of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. At the end of the tour, be taken back to the initial pick-up location where your memorable ride concludes.

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NYC: The Phantom of the Opera Broadway Tickets

6. NYC: The Phantom of the Opera Broadway Tickets

"The Phantom of the Opera", winner of seven 1988 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and now the longest-running show in Broadway history, is based on the novel by Gaston Leroux. The timeless tale tells the story of the hideously-deformed Phantom who lurks beneath the stage of the Paris Opera, exercising a reign of terror over its occupants. The phantom then falls in love with a young soprano, devoting himself to creating a new star for the opera by nurturing her extraordinary talents and employing all the skills at his disposal. "The Phantom of the Opera" has enchanted audiences with its haunting story and breathtaking music for over 25 years. Now you can experience Broadway's longest-running show, brought to life by Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic score.

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NYC: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan

7. 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.

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New York: Mount Morris Harlem Gospel Tour with Brunch

8. New York: Mount Morris Harlem Gospel Tour with Brunch

Travel to uptown New York for a glorious brunch tour, and experience the uplifting sounds of live gospel music in one of Harlem's more prominent houses of worship. The 4-hour walking tour leads you through the Mount Morris Historic District, where the abundant churches are rich in history, and where the Founding Fathers made their homes. Some of the best-known musicians and entertainers started their journey here. The Sunday morning tour introduces you to the sights and sounds of Harlem at its best, with the soulful sounds of Black Gospel Music. Celebrate with world famous congregational choirs whose renowned songs will have you jumping in your seat. Feel the spiritual energy flowing through you, and top off your day with the area's best kept secret - fine dining at affordable prices! Let Harlem's culinary masters tempt you with their authentic ethnic delights at one of the best brunch establishments in the city.

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NYC: Contrasts & Color Bus Tour of Bronx, Brooklyn, & Queens

9. NYC: Contrasts & Color Bus Tour of Bronx, Brooklyn, & Queens

Experience New York City beyond Manhattan on this contrasts and color themed bus tour that visits Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Learn about the art, history, and culture of the city alongside a NYC expert guide. Start your tour in the heart of Manhattan near Times Square. Meet your guide and board the tour bus to the historic Harlem neighborhood, famous for its African American roots, food, and more. After a stop at the Apollo Theater Walk of Fame, continue to the Bronx, birthplace of hip hop and rap. See Yankees Stadium and learn about baseball in the city. Head off to see graffiti murals unique to this borough. Next, visit Queens, the largest borough and home to NYC’s largest Chinatown. Stop to see Flushing Meadows Corona Park, originally developed to host the 1939 World’s Fair and then the 1946 World’s Fair. See memorable monuments, Citi Field, and other spots at this scenic park. Leaving Queens, travel to Bushwick Collective in Brooklyn, currently NYC’s most prolific neighborhood for street art and graffiti murals. It’s a foodie destination, too, so take a break and grab some food if you’re hungry. In Brooklyn, see the distinct shops, fashion, and eateries of the Hasidic Jewish community that is currently thriving in Williamsburg. Get a chance to appreciate their unique culture. Moving on, from the Dumbo neighborhood and Brooklyn Bridge Park, see the picturesque Brooklyn Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time it was built. Enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline. End your tour in Little Italy. Enjoy this lively cultural district while exploring on your own. Grab dinner, go shopping, or find something else to do to your liking.

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New York Disney on Broadway Behind the Magic Experience

10. New York Disney on Broadway Behind the Magic Experience

Enjoy an exclusive access tour of the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway, and experience the magic of Disney in New York City. Created in collaboration with the Disney Theatrical Group, the tour is a dream from Broadway and Disney fans alike. Spend 1 full hour with the in-house historian, learning the history of the incredible building. You’ll have the place to yourself so you can visit the 1st floor and balcony levels, admiring the vast stage as your guide describes what goes into the creation and performance of a Broadway production like “Beauty and The Beast,” “Mary Poppins,” “Aladdin,” and “The Lion King.” Hear stories of the goings-on behind the scenes, and learn about the superstitions held by Broadway performers - including a few ghost stories. Next, visit the Prop Studio to see original props, costumes, and set piece for many of your favorite Disney on Broadway musicals. Hear audio recordings from shows, and learn lots of fun Disney trivia. Please note, with preparations underway for 'Frozen' the musical, this room will be inaccessible from November 20, 2016. Instead, guests who take this tour between November 20 and January will, for the first time in a century, have a real backstage experience at this historic theater, walking onstage themselves. After January, guests will once again have access to props and costumes, this time in the orchestra pit of the theater. Get a full picture of Broadway on a guided tour of the famous New York stretch before your visit to the New Amsterdam. Stop at landmark theatres where legendary shows drew huge crowds and global attention. Travel with one of the “Broadway Insiders,” drawn from a bank of actors, crew members, and theatre mangers. Discover the unlikely origins of Times Square, and hear the rags-to-riches tale of NYC’s theatre district, and how Disney was instrumental in changing the fate of a notorious red light district. Learn about the legendary Ziegfeld Follies that kick-started Broadway production as you know it; not to mention the careers of so many legendary performers. Visit Sardi’s to see the famous character portraits, learning about the on and off-screen shenanigans of Broadway’s biggest names. With your “Broadway Insider” guide, you’ll see the most popular cast hangouts and identify the most important theatres - in both a historic sense and from a theatrical and musical standpoint.

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What people are saying about New York City

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 827 reviews

What a way to see the famous skyline at night ! Crew and musicians were brilliant and very attentive. Only downside was they had cancelled our time (due to not enough passengers I presume) and we hadn’t been informed , the lady did say she’d tried calling and mailed but we never received anything. They compensated us with a drinks package. We stopped right outside the Statue of Liberty and had great photo opportunities and didn’t feel rushed. Highly recommended and was certainly a highlight on our trip.

This was a highlight of our trip to NYC. The atmosphere was wonderful, and the band was fantastic! Loved every single thing about this. The sights, the decorations, the crew, the music, the spiked cocoa... it really was like a holiday dream. Highly recommended!

It was a wonderful experience, great music, wonderful staff and unforgettable sights to see of the Manhattan skyline

The experience was amaizing. See NY in other perspective. The music, food, everything.

A great experience with a friendly crew and carolers. We would go again!