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.
$29 for a Five-Hour Get Acquainted Tour of New York City ($80 Value)
The Get Acquainted 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 30-minute stop at Chelsea Market affords tour-goers the chance to buy a snack from an array of eateries and artisanal food purveyors, 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 Time Square's naked cowboy or fully clothed tourist population. Groups embark on their tour at 10 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday from the northwest corner of 45th Street and Broadway, in front of Sunglass Hut; NYSee Tours recommends arriving 15 minutes early. Tours will be offered seven days a week beginning April 1.
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.
Broadway & W 45th St.
Manhattan, New York 10036