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VIP Central Park Private Horse Carriage Ride

1. VIP Central Park Private Horse Carriage Ride

Enhance your Central Park experience with a narrated, private horse carriage tour and discover its famous sights. Sit back and relax aboard a beautiful and well-maintained carriage. See the popular attractions and get beautiful scenic views along your journey through the famous Park. Pass by Wollman Rink, Carousel, Chess and Checker House, The Dairy, Literary Mall, Bethesda Fountain, The Lake, Boat Pond, Sheep Meadow, Tavern On The Green, Columbus Circle, Balto Statue, Summer Stage, The Boathouse Restaurant, Bandshell, and Cherry Hill. Hear plenty of interesting facts about Central Park and its attractions. Take memorable pictures, during two photo stops at Bethesda Fountain and Cherry Hill (aka Friends Fountain).

New York: Tour the Christmas Lights on a Horse Carriage Ride

2. New York: Tour the Christmas Lights on a Horse Carriage Ride

Get into the holiday spirit with a horse carriage tour of the stunning New York Christmas lights in Central Park, 5th Avenue, and Rockefeller Center. Climb aboard at the corner of 59th street and 6th avenue. Plod from here on a route through Central Park to see the warm lights. Continue to admire how 5th avenue is sparkling for the season. Travel along historical landmarks that have put on their Christmas decorations. Reach the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Let the lights make you feel warm and festive. Feel the romance of the season while riding in an old-fashioned carriage.

SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown 2-Hour Guided Walk

3. SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown 2-Hour Guided Walk

A Big Apple experience doesn’t get more authentic than a visit to SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown, where you’ll experience very different worlds in a relatively small area. Spot movie stars, celebrities, and fashionistas in historic SoHo district with its charming cast-iron buildings – its greatest treasure. On this 2-hour guided walk you’ll hear stories of immigrant struggles and gang violence in Little Italy and Chinatown as you sample ethnic food. The itinerary includes visits to many of the following sites: • Spring Street • Greene and Spring streets (site of the Manhattan Well Murder, which was the first recorded murder case in New York City) • Cast Iron district • E.V. Haughwout Building (home to the first safety elevator) • 421 Broome Street (where Heath Ledger died, in Mary Kate Olsen's apartment) • Old Police Station (1909 Beaux-Arts building, which is now a residence) • Ravenite Club (the story of John Gotti) • Old Saint Patrick's • Mulberry Street (heart of Little Italy) • Alleva Dairy (where cheese has been made for a hundred years) • Italian American Museum (site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire) • Umbertos (site of the mob hit on Joe Gallo) • National Shrine Church of San Gennaro (story of the liquefaction of the saint's blood) • Opium den • Bloody Angle (Doyers Street) • Columbus Park (of Gangs of New York fame)

New York: Classic 1-Hour Central Park Pedicab Tour

4. 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.

NYC: Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) - Guided Museum Tour

5. NYC: Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) - Guided Museum Tour

With no less than 2 million works of art and artifacts on hand, the Met showcases objects from Ancient Greece and Egypt as well as modern art from Europe and beyond. Your local English speaking guide will be an expert on the museum who will share a mix of historical information, scandalous stories and surprising details with you. At the end, you’ll have enjoyed yourself so much that you won’t even realize how the hours have passed and you’ll be on your way to becoming a local expert yourself. During this tour, start at the sumptuous Great Hall before moving to the museum’s most important galleries. In Medieval Europe Gallery you’ll learn about the Studiolo from the Ducal Palace as well as armory worn by Henry VIII. The American wing hosts the staircase from the Chicago Stock Exchange as well as the iconic portrait of Washington crossing the Delaware River. Learn about the turbulent and inspiring lives of several European painters including Vermeer, Seurat and Van Gogh in the European wings. The museum itself has stories to tell and your guide will explain how this American gallery differs from its older European counterparts, especially since it began before the United States was even 100 years old! More than just storytellers, your young, passionate and engaging guide will approach touring in a different way. They will bring a personal touch to each tour, adding their own favorite anecdotes and tips along the way. They are there to listen to you, to answer your questions and to create a dialogue – unlike other tours where they just lecture you as you go along. That’s the whole reason why the private and semi-private tour option are offered, to make sure you get the most possible out of your experience. This 2.5-hour guided tour runs daily and it includes entrance fees, a professional art historian guide, and private and semi-private tour options. Gratuities, food, drinks, and pickup or drop-off services are not included.

Wall Street Insider Tour

6. Wall Street Insider Tour

On this unique 75-minute guided tour of Wall Street you’ll see world-famous financial landmarks such as the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve, and Wall Street. While walking along the streets of Lower Manhattan, your guide will tell you stories that only an insider would know about. You’ll be entertained, informed, and even shocked! Stops include the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, House of Morgan, Trump Tower, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Federal Reserve, Charging Bull, Trinity Church, and more. You’ll learn about the 400 years of history that traces the original Dutch trading outpost to modern Wall Street, and see where billion-dollar deals are negotiated and where the fate of the economy is determined. This tour has been featured on television and in newspapers, including CNN, BBC, Reuters, and The New York Times. The Wall Street Insider Tour aims to demystify and personify Wall Street through personal interaction with an insider and hearing of their first-hand experiences.

Harlem Food Experience

7. Harlem Food Experience

Join a like-minded local host to eat your way around multi-cultural Harlem, a local neighbourhood where you’ll find incredibly diverse cuisine from all over globe. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Follow your local as they guide you through the neighbourhood, and enjoy stopping off at the best neighbourhood eateries where you’ll get a taste of the flavours that Harlem is known and loved for - from the Caribbean to Africa, soul food to pizza, you’ll soon discover why Harlem is a paradise for any foodie!  Visit the iconic Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market, a vibrant bazaar selling crafts, textiles and delicious food from all over the continent and wander through the stalls, tasting a couple of dishes along the way.  Taste classic soul food dishes at Sylvia’s, empanadas and mofongo from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, tacos and burritos in Spanish Harlem and some of the best pizza in New York! The supplier will be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so they can assign a like-minded local who can create a bespoke experience for you. Your local host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do. They may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary. Although you will see the main attractions in the area, your hostt will also help you to discover the places, things and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique.  This experience is better suited for adults. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.

Private Ellis Island Tour with Statue of Liberty Access

8. Private Ellis Island Tour with Statue of Liberty Access

Board the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and get up close to the iconic monument in New York Harbor. Examine the artifacts inside the Statue of Liberty Museum, including the original bones of the statue to one of the first flames of her torch. Get some time to explore on your own or grab a quick bite before going to Ellis Island. Visit the Museum of Immigration in the original Immigration Station, beautifully restored after decades of neglect. Learn the heartbreaking stories of the immigrants who once walked the halls and search the archive to discover your own history.

New York: Private Personalized Tour with Driver and Guide

9. New York: Private Personalized Tour with Driver and Guide

Your driver and top-rated NYC guide will pick you up in a luxury mini-van with a panoramic roof. They will provide you with their expert planning expertise, so that you can create your own personalized tour and visit the city sites that you want to see most. Maybe they include Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building or any of hundreds of equally fascinating attractions. Whatever is on your bucket list, you'll leave with unforgettable memories of the Big Apple.  Essential New York sites to consider: - Times Square - Strawberry Fields - Soho - Brooklyn Bridge - Saint Paul's Chapel - Central Park - Greenwich Village - Little Italy - Wall Street - The Dakota - Washington Square Park - Chinatown - Ground Zero - Empire State Building - Rockefeller Center - Fifth avenue - Flatiron building - Chelsea and Highline Park

New York: Personal Travel & Vacation Photographer

10. New York: Personal Travel & Vacation Photographer

The tour provider will organize the locations for the photo shoot based on your own unique requirements, whether it be a family getaway, a romantic trip or a livelier one with friends.  Once the details are organized, you will receive confirmation of all the infomation you need, leaving you to simply meet the photographer on the day and let them work their magic, capturing your travels in a contemporary and candid style of photography. Photographers are hand-picked and highly experienced. They are local experts and will share their knowledge of their city like an old friend. Once your photo tour has finished, you will receive a link to your own personal online gallery (password protected) within 5 working days, containing your professionally edited images, all free to download. This photo tour allows you to look back over your travels with fond memories, when all too often you are left with rusty memories of your journeys. Make sure that the next time you travel you have momentos that will last a lifetime and beyond.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Our driver/guide, Idris, was wonderful. Our horse, Johnny Cash, was sweet and gentle. Idris shared facts about Central Park as well as the surrounding buildings as we rode. He offered to take photos of our group and also allowed me to take photos of him and Johnny Cash. It was overall a wonderful experience and I would recommend it to everyone that would like to hit the highlights of the park in a unique way.

It was an unforgettable experience. We were picked up directly from our hotel. Our guide Anette was great and looked after us very well throughout the trip. Whether supporting program or culture, it was an entertaining program. We were very well entertained, would book it again exactly like this, and we would like to thank our guide Anette for this great day

Such a nice way to view the park. Our driver, Atakan, was very knowledgeable and made it even more enjoyable by taking our photos along the way. Thanks!

Tim was an outstanding guide. He was super knowledgeable and had a great personality. Would highly recommend without reservation.

Great way to see Central Park! Our driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. So much fun.