Tours and Excursions in New York City
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On this page I will give you a quick insight of different things and tours you can do during your holidays in New York. This page is ideal for those travelers who want to do different things such as activities, excursions and tours that they have never done before so they can take full advantage of their vacations.
One way to get to know New York is doing a few tours and excursions offered by various tour operators. I know many people that while traveling on a tight budget for accommodation and meals, they end up forgetting other important experiences that make a vacation much more interesting. Why not to explore New York with different activities? Some don’t even cost that much money. Check them out.
New York allows walking, bicycle, boat, helicopter. Just choose your favorite, or just choose one or two different tours and you will not regret.
This page is written without any commercial interest, and my website is not directly connected with any of the following companies that I list below. These are companies I know or used services during my stays in New York.
Liberty Island Ferry
Buy tickets at Castle Clinton National Monument in Lower Manhattan. The boats operates out of Manhattan, stopping first at Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty is located, then passed through Ellis Island is on the Ellis Island Immigration Museum once again returning to Battery Park in Manhattan.
Admission is free for museums and the ferry ticket costs $ 12 dollars. I really enjoyed this trip, I had lots of people but it was all a super peaceful atmosphere and everyone was enjoying the trip dazzled away by the view over Manhattan. It’s all super photogenic. You can’t miss this trip.
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Roosevelt Island Cable Car
This cable car was built in 1976 to transport residents of Roosevelt Island to Midtown Manhattan, this supposedly temporary solution was disassembled when the subway service passed the island.
The cable car has never been dismantled due to the success of using the lift, so one this is still one of the most interesting trips to do in New York.
The ticket price is the same as a NYC bus and can even be deducted on your Metrocard. I actually came here by chance while I did not even know there was a lift in New York, and was surprised when I saw and did not know where he was going. From the island you can enjoy a wonderful view of Manhattan and a very good view on the United Nations building in New York.
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Staten Island Ferry
This boat trip in New York takes 25 minutes between the Whitehall Terminal in Manhattan and St. George on Staten Island is free and provides an incredible journey to enjoy New York from another point of view.
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Double Decker Bus Tour
Even for those who do not enjoy mass tourism, these trips make it possible to know and better understand the geography of the city. You can even pop in and out of the bus when you buy a ticket for 48 hours at a price of $ 54 dollars.
If you buy your ticket on the Internet you have a discount of $ 5 dollars. It is good to buy your tickets now online to get prices cheaper than in town, as there are always special prices online.
Company: Bus tours in NYC | Shop, Hop & Top
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Bicycle Tour – The Delights of Brooklyn
For those who like something alternative there is the possibility of bicycling around the city and fantastic Brooklyn, on the other side of Manhattan. This is a bike tour from the historic Lower East Side, going over the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn by entering their most cultural area called Williamsburg.
Visit the Hasidic Jewish neighborhood. Passing by the Brooklyn Navy Yard with more than 200 years of shipbuilding. Passing through Fort Greene until you stop to enjoy the view of Manhattan across the river. Short break at the Jacques Torres Chocolate Shop to taste some chocolate. Back in Manhattan crossing the famous and well known Brooklyn Bridge for an unforgettable ride.
The tour takes 3 hours, riding is about 20 km and costs $ 50 dollars which includes bike, helmet and guide certificate. You pay for food and drink separately.
Company: Bike the Big Apple and Trusted Tours | Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour
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Helicopter Tours – The Big Apple
Helicopter tour of Manhattan on a 15 minutes flight ($ 150 dollars per person) flying over the Statue of Liberty, past the Empire State Building, Chrysler building, Woolworth and building Met Life (Pan Am), through Ellis Island and the Port of New York, the George Washington Bridge and the Central Park Garden. See the website, choose New York City to see the tours available. It’s good book and purchase your ticket online for special discounts.
Company: Helicopter Tours | Helicopter Tour New York City
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