There are five main reasons to choose OnBoard Tours for your voyage through New York, Washington D.C., or Las Vegas.
First, the tour guides don't just deliver their spiels from the comfort of the bus, they'll hop off with their passengers for a more up-close look. Second, riders need a ticket for the comfortable, climate-controlled buses, so no tourist will be left unseated on the trip. Third, they limit each group to 35 people, meaning everyone can see and hear the guide at all times, and will have a chance to ask them specific questions. (And small, private tours can also be arranged.) Fourth, the guides are all locals, and tell stories from an insider's point of view. Finally, all tours feature free water bottles, allowing guests to stay hydrated, save money, and avoid the hassle of trying to drink from any decorative fountains.
It's hard to know New York better than one of Skyline Sightseeing's double-decker buses. Day in and day out, they roam the city's streets on three different tour routes. For the Downtown Liberty Tour, they glide between downtown landmarks, from bustling Chinatown to the Statue of Liberty.
Alternatively, the buses can showcase Central Park's Strawberry Fields memorial and resplendent greenery on the Uptown Central Park Tour. In the winter, meanwhile, the Night Time City Lights tour reroutes itself to highlight Manhattan's Christmas decorations, which range from festive light displays to a single jingle bell balanced on top of the Empire State Building. All-day packages offer unlimited access to all three tours, and the company often bundles them with access to other city attractions.
Good food, meet people. People, meet good food. Harlem Sweet & Savory Food Tour functions as something of a culinary matchmaker, pairing curious diners with unexpected new cuisine on interactive walking tours. During exploratory jaunts that last up to three hours, participants become acquainted with some of New York City's best eats?all without getting set up on a blind date with a cheeseburger.
Harlem serves as the backdrop, and its melting pot of cultures and ethnicities provides an unpredictable mixture of different recipes and flavors. Along the route, groups sample dishes and marvel at some of Harlem's historical sites, such as the Apollo Theater, Astor Row, and the Studio Museum.
Once boarding one of these red double-decker buses, guests can hop on and off explore sites at their own pace, then rejoin the guided excursion whenever they’re ready. The Uptown and Harlem tour includes stops at the Time Warner Center and the Dakota apartment building, and also includes a free Bronx Tour.
CitySights NY lets visitors and residents alike see the city from a thousand different angles. There are boat tours, on yachts and clippers alike, which might be include a leisurely dinner as the sun sets or a lap around the Statue of Liberty. Helicopter tours buzz around the famous statue as well, or over Manhattan. For those looking to experience the city from inside a theater, trips to Broadway offer a glimpse into New York's dramatic legacy. There are also walking tours for those who like to keep a more leisurely pace or try to pet every dog in the city.
The company's double-decker tour buses, though, whisk visitors around the Big Apple, making stops at the city's top attractions, including Times Square, the Empire State Building, SoHo, and Chinatown. Along the way, guides narrate the tour, adding details about the city's rich history and pointing out which pigeons are friendly. Each passenger seat comes with its own speaker to ensure that you don't miss a thing. Most tours are hop-on/hop-off, meaning you can take as much time as you want at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Central Park Zoo before catching another bus later in the day.
The friendly guides at Central Park Tours peel back the corners of the Manhattan landmark, showing tourists and native New Yorkers alike its many treasures during walking, bicycle, and pedicab tours. Throughout each educational jaunt around the lush 843-acre park, groups stop and learn about historic sites, such as the Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, and the Shakespeare Garden, where the poet grew the tomatoes for his notoriously delicious BLTs. The company doesn't limit its knowledge of the area to just their tours. It also organizes special events, such as corporate gatherings, school functions, and even weddings, right there in the park.