It's nice to have a tour guide to lead you around a city instead of getting directions from a hotel concierge whose only point of reference is "the docks." Start out on the right foot with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $29 for one ticket to a five-hour Get Acquainted West Side Tour of New York City (up to a $100 value). Tours take place Friday and Saturday.
- $57 for two tickets to the tour (up to a $200 value)
- $114 for four tickets to the tour (up to a $400 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 Grand Central Terminal food court affords tour-goers the chance to buy lunch or 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 Wednesday–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. Customers can also take part in the "Pay What You Want" promotion and buy tickets for an additional tour for any preferred amount, plus a $25 service fee; call NYSee Tours for more information or to take part.
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.