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Our most recommended Rockefeller Center Tours

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

1. 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.

New York City Bus, Boat and Walking Tour

2. New York City Bus, Boat and Walking Tour

See the best of New York City on sightseeing tours by bus and boat. In addition, enjoy a walk through the Financial Center to Wall Street and The New York Stock Exchange. A live tour guide will enhance your experience with commentary on this 6-hour program. The Staten Island ferry ensures breathtaking views of the New York City and New Jersey skylines. Take in views of world-famous landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge, Governors Island, and more. This tour gives you two options for tour buses - a luxury climate-controlled closed-top bus or a unique small-capacity glass-top or open-top convertible bus that can open when the weather is nice or retract and turn into a glass-top to protect you from the weather elements.

New York City: Private Horse Carriage Tour

3. New York City: Private Horse Carriage Tour

Make memories to last a lifetime on a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park and New York City. Take a tour around the park and let your guide show you the city in a way that you have not experienced before. After a relaxing short ride in Central Park, ride to the world-famous Fifth Avenue shops, passing by Tiffany, Trump Tower, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Hall, and Times Square. Immerse yourself in history and take in the nostalgic feeling of riding through the city as New Yorkers of the past once did. Spend time with your loved ones in a horse-drawn carriage with a cup of iced coffee or hot cocoa. See all the lustrous greenery and modern architecture the Central Park area of New York City has to offer.

Central Park, Rockefeller & Times Square Horse Carriage Ride

4. Central Park, Rockefeller & Times Square Horse Carriage Ride

Start your tour at the corner of 59th street and 6th Avenue, following a short trip in Central Park and continue along the famous 5th Avenue past the Apple Icon and many other historical landmarks towards the Rockefeller area. Next, your ride follows the lights and the glory of the city into the Times Square area. Wandering in NYC streets at night on a horse carriage ride is certainly an experience everyone should try. Depending on where you look and what you see, the content of the tour changes. At Times Square, people around the US and the world gather in a festive atmosphere day and night, cold and warm! This carriage experience will provide you with a panoramic view of NYC, and its people who come from all around the world to meet at this "timeless" square! After riding through the park in its nightly dress, romantic paths and various views of the city, you delve into the crowded New York life along a central avenue that takes you to the heart of the city, Times Square. Witness the energy, noise, lights, and the crowd of this cosmopolitan part of the city! The park and the city combined in one single experience is a unique opportunity. On this tour, you feel special as you roll by NYC streets on a horse carriage, an old New York tradition and a world culture! Get ready to view and feel the city and its people on this rarely offered opportunity.

New York City: Top Sights Walking Tour with Local Guide

5. New York City: Top Sights Walking Tour with Local Guide

See the top 30 sights in New York City with a local guide. Start your 5-hour walking on Wall Street, the oldest part of Manhattan. Admire the iconic buildings, pass Ground Zero, and see the famous Charging Bull statue outside the New York Stock Exchange. Continue to Greenwich Village through Five Points, Chinatown, and Little Italy. Learn the history of these areas from your informative guide. Head to the Rockefeller Center, past The Flatiron Building, Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, 5th Avenue, Times Square, New York Public Library, and the Chrysler Building. Central Park is your next destination. Sights along the way include the NBC Studios, Radio City Music Hall, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Grand Central Station, Carnegie Hall, and more. Stroll through the park, then finish your tour at the Guggenheim. 

NYC: Rockefeller Center Art & Architecture Guided Tour

6. NYC: Rockefeller Center Art & Architecture Guided Tour

Join a unique tour of the Rockefeller Center at 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM or 6:30 PM that runs daily. Dive into the rich history and breathtaking artistry of New York's most famous Art Deco landmark. Learn about John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s vision for a cultural center in Midtown Manhattan. Discover the great works of art and architecture that comprise the Rockefeller Center today. A fun, expert guide will lead the way through the famous streets, buildings and artworks that make up this wondrous “city within a city”. Hear the guide clearly via a Bluetooth speaker as you learn the inspiring stories behind these sights. Unveil the treasured and inspiring stories behind them. Follow your guide and listen with your own personal headset to ensure that you have a clear, uninterrupted experience. This closed-circuit connection makes the tour unique amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City. With such a wealth of ground to cover, it would be impossible to see it all in just over an hour, therefore each tour differs slightly from the next. Tour Highlights: - World-famous skating rink at the heart of Rockefeller Center - Sculptures of Isamu Noguchi, Michio Ihara and Paul Manship including his iconic Prometheus statue - The heroic statue of Atlas, just steps from St. Patrick’s Cathedral - The Channel Gardens, offering cool fountains in summer and dramatic views from 5th Avenue of the majestic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in winter - The Eastern Airlines Building, current home of the Today Show Studio - The International Building with relief sculptures by Lee Lawrie, Gaston Lachaise, Attillio Piccirilli and Leo Lentelli - The exquisite mural paintings of Jose Maria Sert and Sir Frank Brangwyn in 30 Rockefeller Plaza (“30 Rock”) - also known as the Comcast Building

New York: Private Personalized Tour with Driver and Guide

7. 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 Christmas Holiday Tour of Manhattan

8. New York 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.

New York City: Statue of Liberty and Top Sights Walking Tour

9. New York City: Statue of Liberty and Top Sights Walking Tour

Start your 5-hour walking bright and early, heading down to Wall Street, the oldest part of Manhattan. Admire the iconic buildings, from modern skyscrapers to Arc Deco towers. Pass Ground Zero, and see the famous Charging Bull statue outside the New York Stock Exchange. Continue to Greenwich Village through Five Points, Chinatown, and Little Italy, all the while picking up history and local insight from your expert guide. Head to the Rockefeller Center, past The Flatiron Building, Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, 5th Avenue, Times Square, New York Public Library, and the Chrysler Building. The urban oasis of Central Park is your next destination. Sights along the way include the NBC Studios, Radio City Music Hall, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Grand Central Station, Carnegie Hall, and more. Stroll through the most famous park in America, then finish your tour at the Guggenheim.  Then, visit the Statue of Liberty on your schedule — with your voucher, feel free to go before or after the tour.

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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What people are saying about Rockefeller Center

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,301 reviews

Friendly guide that showed us tons of places that we never would have found on our own. Great thing about her was that she was very flexible and able to adjust the tour according to what different people wanted to see. There was a ton of walking and with seeing so many sites in a group there were places that we liked that we had to rush through for the sake of time. Sandy, our guide, did her best to give us breaks which we appreciated. Also I would add that though the guide told us things about every place we didn't really go into great depth at any one location, but with but the amount of places we visited that would have been hard. Overall we had a good time and appreciated that Sandy really does go out of her way to show everybody what they want to see. If you are up for some walking we recommend this tour.

This was a great tour! Bobby was a great guide with so much energy. And I saw so much in 5 hours. I did the hop on and hop off tour the following day and whilst it isn’t as exhausting, you simply don’t get to see what we saw on this tour. I thought it was great and definitely a great thing to do as soon as you get to NYC. Just a word of warning - to do the 5 hour tour in the heat of summer is tiring - I think I did 18,000 steps that day! But, I’d definitely recommend!

It was a great way to explore New York, we would never have discovered so many great places on our own. Our guide Bobby was super nice and made a lot of effort to explain everything to us and also showed us his favorite places/restaurants. Fantastic!!!!!

Bobby was a great guide and brought us to interesting sights and great eats during this 5-hour walk. About 16k steps walked today. He also shared his extensive knowledge of the history of NYC in a fun way. Highly recommend!

Such a great tour! Very informative and covered the best parts of the city. Bobby was amazing and engaging the whole time. Highly recommend!