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New York City Hall: Our most recommended tours and activities

NYC: Sightseeing Night Tour by Open-Top Bus with Live Guide

1. NYC: Sightseeing Night Tour by Open-Top Bus with Live Guide

Experience a completely new perspective of "The City That Never Sleeps" as the sun sets over the beautiful skyline of New York City. This 2-hour panoramic night tour takes you past Times Square's famous lights before heading downtown to view the illuminated Empire State Building and the iconic Flatiron Building, with its art deco facade. Cross the Manhattan Bridge for eye-popping views of the stunning skyline, great for photo ops! Listen to an entertaining live guide as they take you to the past and present with fascinating stories and hidden gems waiting to be revealed. The tour finishes with a view up the Avenue of the Americas, where you can see Macy's Department Store and Radio City Music Hall, which hosts live performances and stage shows like the Rockettes. You haven't truly seen the Big Apple until you've seen it at night!

New York City: Bus Tour from Manhattan

2. New York City: Bus Tour from Manhattan

This sightseeing tour of New York City features comfortable bus transportation and narration to ensure you get the most out of your New York experience. Your driver will start the tour by taking you through Central Park West, where you can view the Dakota Building. From here, you will continue to the Upper West Side. You will later drive past a number of famous New York museums including the American Museum of Natural History, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum. Next, you will go into Midtown to drive along Fifth Avenue. Here, you will see the renowned Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall before stopping to view the Empire State Building. Continuing from the Flatiron Building, you will journey into Little Italy and take a stroll over to New York’s famous Chinatown. The bus will then take you to Wall Street in the Financial District and  stop at Battery Park for a view of the Statue of Liberty - those who would like to can end the tour here. The tour continues through the West Highway, where you’ll be able to see the site of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex. The tour ends at Herald Square. This tour features numerous photo stops for you to capture your New York experience.

New York City: Christmas Holiday Tour of Manhattan

3. New York City: Christmas Holiday Tour of Manhattan

Meet your guide in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral and get the chance to go inside to see the interior decorated for Christmas. Continue to the Rockefeller Center, famous for its winter ice rink and magical Christmas tree. Learn how the complex of buildings became such a popular place for holiday celebrations. Take a souvenir photo of the famous Christmas tree. Then, walk to Radio City Music Hall, where the Rockettes create magic every day. Move down town to the Bryant Park Holiday Market and walk past the window displays of the 5th Avenue shops. End in front of Macy's and learn the history of the world's largest department store.

NYC: Underground Subway Guided Tour with Local New Yorker

4. NYC: Underground Subway Guided Tour with Local New Yorker

Venture into the New York subway with a local guide and learn about the history of this famed mass transit system that transports hundreds of thousands of passengers every day. See famed stops, discover lesser-known abandoned stations, and explore the city like a local. Meet your local New Yorker guide in one of the transportation hubs of Lower Manhattan. Have a quick chat about the origins of public transportation in NYC. Hear the story of the very first subway which was built illegally under the cover of night and many other surprising stories. Using the 6 train as your 10-car time machine, ride through and catch a glimpse of abandoned stations that riders unknowingly pass by every day, including the famed City Hall Station. Discover a hidden art installation right inside the bustling Union Square Station. Ride alongside local commuters and get a sense of the busy lives of New Yorkers. The subway tour will end in what was meant to be the "Grand Central of Downtown." Admire the stunning Guastavino tiles on the exterior of the subway stop and Municipal Building.

Brooklyn: 2-Hour Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges Bike Tour

5. Brooklyn: 2-Hour Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges Bike Tour

This 2-hour tour starts on the waterfront in Dumbo, Brooklyn and takes you through 10 miles of New York City’s most interesting sights. You will head across the Manhattan Bridge to see sweeping views of Midtown Manhattan’s East Side, Williamsburg and Wallabout Bay before heading into Chinatown. You will travel under the FDR on the East River Esplanade on a protected bike path before continuing on to see views of the Freedom Tower and One World Trade. You will then make your way to City Hall Park, which boasts views of The Woolworth Building, The Tweed Courthouse, The Municiple Building and Park Row. Next up, head across the Brooklyn Bridge to see grand views of downtown Manhattan and The Statue of Liberty. You will then see Brooklyn’s Court Houses and make your way to the first historically preserved neighborhood in the US, Brooklyn Heights. You will end your tour back in Dumbo, where you can enjoy great shopping, a beautiful waterfront parks and awesome food options!

SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown Guided Tour

6. SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown Guided Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the soul of New York City as our expert local guide leads you on a captivating tour. Starting at the iconic New York City Hall, we'll delve into the cultural tapestry of the city, immersing ourselves in the unique atmospheres of SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown. In SoHo, you'll wander through cobblestone streets lined with art galleries and boutiques, soaking in the district's artistic essence. Our guide will unveil the history and evolution of this trendy neighborhood, from its industrial roots to its current status as a hub for creativity. Next, we'll venture into the culinary delights of Chinatown, where you'll sample mouthwatering dumplings, learning about their significance in Chinese culture. Your taste buds will thank you as you savor these delectable morsels while our guide shares the neighborhood's rich history and traditions. Our journey then takes us to the charming streets of Little Italy, where you'll indulge in the sweet pleasures of cannoli, a beloved Italian pastry from famous Ferrara's bakery. As you enjoy this treat, our guide will recount tales of Italian immigrants who left an indelible mark on this neighborhood, preserving their heritage and culinary traditions. But the adventure doesn't end there. We'll also see the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, offering breathtaking views of the city skyline and the East River. Along the way, you'll learn about the bridge's remarkable engineering and its role in connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn. This tour is a sensory and cultural feast, allowing you to explore the heart of New York City through its neighborhoods, cuisine, and history. Join us for an enriching and delectable experience that will leave you with lasting memories of the Big Apple.

Secret bars and Speakeasy NY experience

7. Secret bars and Speakeasy NY experience

Established in 2014, me and my team have proudly been the first to operate Speakeasy experiences in New York City. We will take you to 3 completely concealed and hidden establishments. All 3 locations are completely hidden, no obvious bars in between. Some through vault doors with a required code and some that are down an alleys with multiple doors where you would need to know which door to open. Some even have all the drinks still in tea cups in case the police would raid them back in 1920's and was featured in the TV show Boardwalk Empire for its historical accurate decor and atmosphere. We provide historical facts by history teachers with educational and tour guide licenses. Our facts are solely from cross referenced academic sources. We furthermore work in conjunction New York City Hall and the New York City Hall of Records to ensure the authenticity of the historical claims by each establishment we visit.

New York City’s Iconic Sights: 3-Hour Photography Tour

8. New York City’s Iconic Sights: 3-Hour Photography Tour

Capture the iconic sites of Manhattan on a 3-hour guided walk and photography tour. Regardless of your level of photographic skill, you’ll discover the city in a fun, innovative way while developing your abilities with a camera. Photograph Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Empire State Building, and sites in Central Park. Learn how to best photograph these landmark locations as you sharpen your photography skills. Discover how to work with lines and angles to bring locations to life. You’ll even get an opportunity to photograph the skyline from Central Park! With groups of no more than 8 participants, this is the ideal way to learn as much as you can about taking breathtaking photos with Manhattan as your backdrop.

New York: Guided Walking Tour to Hidden Speakeasies

9. New York: Guided Walking Tour to Hidden Speakeasies

Step back in time on this guided walking tour in New York City that takes you on a historical adventure to 3 completely concealed and hidden drinking establishments. Experience what life was like during the time of prohibition in historically accurate venues that you have to be in-the-know to access. Meet your guide at the entrance of the Tompkins Square Park and make your way to your first establishment. Venture through vault doors with a required code and some down an alley with multiple doors where you would need to know which door to open. Stop at a venue that was featured in the TV show 'Boardwalk Empire' for its historical accurate decor and atmosphere and that still serves drinks in tea cups, which was done just in case a police raid would occur back in 1920s. Listen as guide educational and tour guide licenses shares facinating stories and facts from the past that are solely from cross referenced academic sources. Enjoy a tour that works in conjunction with New York City Hall and the New York City Hall of Records to ensure the authenticity of the historical claims of each establishment.

Downtown New York Highlights Private Walking Tour

10. Downtown New York Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Lower Manhattan with the best Local Guide. Downtown New York is the central borough for the city’s business, culture and government, with strong connection to the history of American immigration, Founding Fathers, US financial institutions, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Get to know New York City like never before! The 2-hour tour will begin at one of the oldest government buildings in the US, the palatial, early 19th century New York City Hall. You will pass the Woolworth Building, which was once the world’s tallest building, to get to St Paul’s Chapel. Inside this small, colonial-era church you will find exhibits commemorating the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attacks, when the chapel was used as a refuge point. The route will continue through the Financial District, featuring the famous Wall Street. You will see landmarks such as the Trinity Church and cemetery, 40 Wall Street (also known as the Trump Building) and the New York Stock Exchange, which is one of the world’s leading financial markets. Take a stroll along one of the oldest streets in New York, the Stone Street, and see the historic Fraunces Tavern. Throughout the tour, you will discover the secrets of the Financial District, learn about George Washington and other important personalities in the history of the US, and get tips on the best local restaurants, clubs and bars. The extended 3-hour walking tour includes a visit to the Trinity Church and its Cemetery, where Alexander Hamilton and many other notable New Yorkers are buried. The church’s history goes back all the way to the 17th century and interlaces events such as the American Revolutionary War, the Great New York City Fire of 1776, September 11, and the Occupy Wall Street protests. Explore its beautiful interior and discover new facts about the history of New York City. Choose the 4-hour option to enrich your experience with a visit to the observation deck of the tallest building in the United States - the One World Observatory at the top floor of One World Trade Center. For the best experience, we provide skip-the-line tickets with priority lanes to security, elevator, and exit. The elevator will take you to the 102nd floor in just 47 seconds! Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and the Hudson River, featuring the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and other iconic landmarks. Pick the 6-hour option to also make a stop at Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial Pools. See the location where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centers once stood, the memorial to the firefighters who were injured or died during the rescue, and the Surviving Tree. Your experienced Private Guide will provide the most informative commentary of the September 11 terrorist attacks and answers any questions that you may have about this tragic event and its aftermath.

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What people are saying about New York City Hall

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We had an amazing time. We weren’t sure about walking but Gabby made it so fun! We saw everything and she made sure we were all safe and enjoyed our time! She answered all our questions and had the best attitude! Thank you Gabby!! A must if your in NY, ask for Gabby!

Great tour it was a very crowded night and even with the difficulty for walking around with so many people Gabi took us on a great tour Thank you

Our guide, Claire, was so informative and interesting! The Christmas lights were beautiful! We had a wonderful time.

Claire was awesome! Learned so much about the city and the history behind Christmas in NYC!

Great tour so you can actually look around without wandering off somewhere not so nice.