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From NYC: 2-Day Niagara Falls Tour with Shopping Trip

1. From NYC: 2-Day Niagara Falls Tour with Shopping Trip

Escape the hectic atmosphere of New York for a night on this 2-day tour to Niagara Falls. Travel to the U.S. side of the Falls and ride on the famous Maid of the Mist boat. Enjoy some time shopping for bargains at the an outlet mall along the way. Day 1: Depart from the centrally-located meeting point in New York on an air-conditioned van or bus and heads north. Pass the beautiful Delaware Gap and Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Stretch your legs on a walk through Watkins Glen Canyon and capture pictures of views of the waterfalls. Drive by the stunning Seneca Lake and arrive in Niagara Falls in the late afternoon. Tour the American side of Niagara Falls, including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Sister Island. Admire a night tour of Niagara Falls showcasing the colorful lighting of the thundering waters before settling in into your comfortable hotel room for the night. Day 2: Eat a hearty continental breakfast at the hotel. See both the Niagara and the Horseshoe Falls up close from the Maid of the Mist boat (available from May to October). When the Maid of the Mist is not operating, take a tour of the Power Vista Hydro-Electric Station and visit the Cave of the Winds. Board your bus or van and drive south and back to New York City. Stretch your legs in a more urban area, with a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way. Return to the city in time for you to grab a late dinner.

The Hamptons, Sag Harbor & Outlet Shopping Day Trip from NYC

2. The Hamptons, Sag Harbor & Outlet Shopping Day Trip from NYC

Leave the hustle and bustle of New York City behind and head for a quieter life. Discover on this day-long tour why the rich and famous make Long Island their home, while squeezing in time for shopping in Sag Harbor and at Tanger Outlets. Departing from East of New York, this tour starts the day right with breakfast in Riverhead, L.I. (additional cost). Then, it's on to Southampton, the place where Jerry Seinfeld, Paris Hilton, David Letterman, and Steven Spielberg call home. Stroll down Southhampton's main street and see for yourself why this Long Island city is the place to see and be seen. Sag Harbor, the next stop on your journey, is another picturesque and quaint town waiting to be explored. Then, it's time to shop till you drop at the Tanger Outlets before heading back to the Big Apple.

NYC: Sex and the City Sites Bus Tour (On Location Tours)

3. NYC: Sex and the City Sites Bus Tour (On Location Tours)

Take a guided coach tour of Manhattan, and follow in the footsteps of the Sex and the City characters. Step into the world of Carrie and the girls. See the places they conquered in New York City. Sip on drinks at their favorite bars, shop their most-beloved retail haunts, and gossip where they did. The tour goes to more than 40 locations, including the bakery where Miranda stuffed cupcakes into her mouth, and the church where Samantha met "The Friar." Get the chance to shop at The Pleasure Chest, where Charlotte bought her Rabbit, and to go to the gallery in Soho where Charlotte worked. Stop at a bar used in the Sex and the City series and get discounted drinks. Visit the furniture store where Aidan designed his tables and chairs as you get a sneak peek at locations from the Sex and the City movie. You are invited to dress up as your favorite Sex and the City character, or just come as you are and discover the sassy side of Manhattan.

3 Neighborhoods Tour: Soho, Chinatown & Little Italy

4. 3 Neighborhoods Tour: Soho, Chinatown & Little Italy

The 3 Neighborhoods Tour will give you unique insight into three very different places in Manhattan. Start in Soho, one of NYC's trendiest neighborhoods. Learn about the area's real estate and how this area became on of the most expensive places to live on the island. Stroll into the heart of Soho and see some of the most posh bakeries, shops, and restaurants that Soho has to offer. Walk down Greene Street and talk about why Soho has such unique and beautiful architecture. See the Haughwout Building and the Old Police Station before heading to the next neighborhood. Make a quick stop in Nolita and sample some cheesecake before working your way into Historic Little Italy. Sample some of the delicious local cuisine such as cannolis, gelato, pizza, and more! Mingle with locals and get the inside scoop about famous spots on Mulberry Street. Chinatown is the last neighborhood. Visit the Mahayana Buddhist Temple and get a peek of the 16-foot Golden Buddha. Pass the Manhattan Bridge and walk into the heart of Chinatown. Enjoy treats from The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory while you see where Chinatown got its start. Walk down Doyer Street and learn how the neighborhood has changed over the years. End the tour by enjoying a traditional dumpling and talking about about the infamous Five Points.

Central Harlem: Mecca of African-American Culture

5. Central Harlem: Mecca of African-American Culture

Considered the "Mecca" for African-Americans at the turn of the century, Central Harlem is home to jazz, lindy hop and swing. The area continues to be one of Harlem’s most vibrant for the arts, dining and shopping. You can learn about the significance of Central Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights era and current development of area, so that you know about the history and get more of a feel for the area you're strolling around in. Take a wonder along 125th shopping corridor, visit the African Market – "Little Senegal", and see stately homes and architecture in the historic district. Also, see and learn about the Apollo Theater, Speaker’s Corner, Hotel Theresa and other sites contributing to the rich and diverse history and legacy of Harlem.

New York Garment District Wholesale Shopping Tour

6. New York Garment District Wholesale Shopping Tour

Dress Like a diva and shop like a tightwad on a fab 4-hour romp through private New York Garment Center showrooms. This is not a sightseeing tour. This is a shopping trip; the type usually reserved for stylists or the rich and famous. Whether you are 18 or 80, you can experience true bargainista bliss on this trek through New York City's exciting Garment District. A personal shopper will lead you behind the scenes for exclusive access to private wholesale showrooms, not open to the public and available only to these tours. Buy current season designer clothes and accessories at wholesale prices and below. Each highly trained personal shopper is knowledgeable about cutting edge trends, giving guests a real behind the scenes look into everything the fast paced world of NYC fashion has to offer. Plus you'll get tips and suggestions for choosing just the right items to fit your image!

Meatpacking District: Chelsea Market and The Highline Tour

7. Meatpacking District: Chelsea Market and The Highline Tour

Start your 2-hour tour in front of the world famous Chelsea Market. Spend some free time inside the market, sample baked goods and snacks and even do a little shopping. Hear about the infamous Death Avenue before heading up to The Highline, a linear park built on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur. Enjoy fantastic views of Chelsea Piers and see where the ill-fated Titanic was meant to dock in 1912. Admire the 18-story luxury boutique Standard Hotel and other local architecture. After visiting The Highline, head into the heart of the Meatpacking District. See the Gansevoort Hotel and walk past several high-fashion flagship stores and some trendy bars.

NYC: Hudson Yards & High Line Tour with Optional Edge Ticket

8. NYC: Hudson Yards & High Line Tour with Optional Edge Ticket

Explore two of the most unique neighborhoods on the west side of New York City, Chelsea and Hudson Yards, on this comprehensive walking tour. Discover what was once a railway connecting upper and lower Manhattan. See how the High Line has been fully converted into a beautiful walkway slightly elevated above the street.  Featuring views of New York's most iconic landmarks, greenery, and history, the High Line is the perfect way to get to Hudson Yards. While walking, hear stories of the past from a local guide and the history of the area. Next, arrive back at Hudson Yards, a multifaceted campus serving up marvelous architecture, shops, dining, and The Edge observation deck. Your guide will take you to the heart of the neighborhood where you will get up close and personal with The Vessel, a 150-foot art installation. Enjoy seeing the neighborhood and the city from new heights and a different vantage point with an optional ticket to The Edge.

Chelsea Market, Meatpacking, High Line Food & History Tour

9. Chelsea Market, Meatpacking, High Line Food & History Tour

Chelsea Market and the High Line are two of NYC's best attractions. This food and history tour features incredible insights and stories as well as some delicious food and fantastic NYC views. Plus the tour guides are truly entertaining and it's enough food for lunch. Did you know that although the area was originally residential, markets have existed in the district since the 1840s. People moved into tenements in the Meatpacking district in the 1820s to escape epidemics in what was then the main part of New York. In 1900, 250 slaughterhouses and packing plants filled the district; by the 1930s, those houses produced the nation’s third-largest volume of dressed meats. Five meatpacking companies still operate in the district. Boutiques and bars are more common than rump roasts these days, and the neighborhood continues to evolve almost daily. The food included at the Market features a Japanese-style taco, a slice of pizza from Filaga, a doughnut from Doughnuttery, and an halva and tahini tasting from Seed & Mill. Then, have a quick little shopping adventure at Artists & Fleas. After Chelsea Market, walk the beautiful and historic High Line Park and end the tour with an artisanal Belgian chocolate tasting at Neuhaus' Hudson Yards location.

New York Christmas Markets and Lights Walking Tour

10. New York Christmas Markets and Lights Walking Tour

Get into the Christmas spirit on a 4-hour walking tour of New York’s most attractive holiday markets, and find unique gifts among the vast array of hand-crafted goods, local art and crafts, and fashionable winter attire. Meet your guide at Columbus Circle and set off in the glow of the city's winter lights. Experience the magic of New York during the holiday season, stopping to admire the dazzling window displays of all the department stores and boutique shops. Sample traditional foods and warming drinks as you take in Manhattan's holiday light displays, Christmas movie locations, and charming holiday decorations along the way.

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Great walking tour to learn the basics about SOHO, Little Italy and Chinatown without being inundated by facts that you’ll inevitable forget. Gabby was an outstanding tour guide. Her sunny and cheerful disposition, combined with her thespian-level skill of telling stories made the tour all the more enjoyable.

Kevin had a wealth of information to share with the group. It was great to learn about the history of Hudson Park and other relevant areas of NYC. Kevin was an awesome guide!!!

It was a very comfortable trip. Moses was an excellent tour guide. Empire provides the best tours. Very informative. The tour guides are very professional.

We really enjoyed it and were very happy the bus was air conditioned!

Gabby was great!!!! We are really glad we made time for this tour!