Tours are an ideal way for anyone to learn more about a new city without resorting to drastic measures such as running for mayor. Get acquainted with New York the easy way with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for a five-hour Get Acquainted West Side Tour of New York City (up to a $100 value)
- $95 for the same tour for two (up to a $200 value)
The Get Acquainted West Side Tour whisks visitors on a guided five-hour bus and walking excursion through Manhattan, leaving from Times Square and meandering south to the World Financial Center's Winter Garden for a view of the 9/11 memorial site. Throughout the trip, an amenable guide spouts history, trivia, and personalized anecdotes as the group gapes from windows at sights such as the Empire State Building and disembarks to explore locations such as Central Park or Grand Central Station on foot. A 45-minute stop at Eataly affords tour-goers the chance to buy a snack, and the tour concludes with an escorted subway ride back to the starting location for a taste of day-to-day NYC life and a second glimpse at Times Square's naked cowboy or fully clothed tourist population. Groups embark on their tour Thursday–Saturday from the northwest corner of 45th Street and Broadway, in front of Sunglass Hut; NYSee Tours recommends arriving 15 minutes early, as buses depart promptly at 10 a.m.
NYSee Tours explores renowned sights in New York City with three combination bus-and-walking tours, each led by effusive guides who flavor the sights with history, anecdotes, and their distinct personalities. Under the direction of owner and lifelong New Yorker Fred Pflantzer, they lead tours to prominent destinations including Central Park, Grand Central Terminal, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, the Southstreet Seaport, Lower East Side, and parts of Brooklyn, including Williamsburg and Red Hook. The Brooklyn Grand tour shepherds tour-goers through notable Brooklyn neighborhoods and landmarks, including Prospect Park, Greenwood Cemetery, and Williamsburg, stopping for lunch at Fairway Market in Red Hook along the way. On the Get Acquainted East Side tour, passengers take in New York City history with stops at South Street Seaport, Chinatown, the Lower East Side, Union Square, and the New York Public Library.