Tours are an ideal way 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 today's Groupon: for $29, you get an adult ticket to the five-hour Get Acquainted Tour from NYSee Tours (a $70 value). Tours run every Saturday and Sunday (and every Friday beginning April 1) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NYSee Tours helps sightseers engage with the thriving, changing cityscape around them, and provides education on New York City’s unique past and present. A knowledgeable and charming tour guide offers plenty of information for both crane-necked tourists and insiders who know the city like the subway map tattooed on the back of their hands. The five-hour bus or van tour deftly avoids the hustle of foot traffic, allowing guests to view the wonders of the city from the climate-controlled comfort of their latter-day chariot. The itinerary covers Manhattan’s greatest sightseeing hits, such as Central Park, the Flatiron Building, the Empire State Building, Chelsea Markets, Hell's Kitchen, and Hell’s Breakfast Nook. At the end of the tour, guests will be treated to an escorted subway ride and traditional turnstile two-step on their way back to Times Square.
- The tour group was small, which made for an intimate setting. Our tour guide was a native New Yorker who was quite knowledgeable and eager to show us all that the Big Apple has to offer. – adamp123, Citysearch
- If you're gonna be in NYC, spend a few hours on this bus. You'll leave feeling as if you know the city a bit better. – adammmm2003, TripAdvisor
NYSee Tours explores renowned sights in New York City with 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, and parts of Brooklyn, including Williamsburg and Red Hook. The Across Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour shepherds tour-goers across the eponymous span and through nearby Brooklyn areas including Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Williamsburg, returning to Manhattan via the subway. On the From The Battery to Central Park tour, passengers take up the history of the famous Broadway from it's southern Manhattan up to Central Park with stops at Washington Square Park, Chinatown, Time Square, and Little Italy.