NYSee Tours


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Guided bus tour visits Macy’s holiday windows, the Washington Square Park Christmas tree, and Brooklyn lights displays in Dyker Heights

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Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Redeemable starting 11/26/12. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

During the holidays, big department stores often compete to see who can create the most eye-catching window displays and who can capture the genuine Santa Claus. See the city sights with this Groupon.

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  • $50 for a three-hour NYSee Christmas Lights Tour for one (a $100 value)
  • $95 for a three-hour NYSee Christmas Lights Tour for two (a $200 value)

The tour will meet behind the Edward Bennett Williams "The Two Bell Ringers" monument in the center Herald Square on 35th Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway.

The NYSee Christmas Lights Tour begins in Herald Square, adjacent to the extravagant window displays at Macy’s. After all noses have been unstuck from the glass, guests will board a bus to Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights, a historically Italian neighborhood that boasts mechanical sculptures, large-scale figures, and lights displays to rival almost any in Manhattan. Before cruising back across the Manhattan Bridge, the bus stops at Fulton Ferry Landing to take in skyline views. A final stop in Greenwich Village lets guests sample Christmas cheer up close, with time to stop into small shops and cafés and crane their necks up at Washington Square Park’s giant Christmas tree. Tours start just as the lights are coming into full bloom at 7 p.m., beginning on Monday, November 26, and continuing seven days a week through the winter holidays; call for specific availability.

NYSee Tours

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.

Customer Reviews

152 Ratings

Great tour! Fred is really knowledgable and his love of NYC was evident! Highly recommend
Virginia A. · August 21, 2013
Great tour! We are so glad we took it. The bus was comfortable and the group size was just right. Fred is a fantastic tour guide. Our 10 and 7 year old kids also enjoyed it.
Deepa D. · August 13, 2013
Fantastic small group tour! We got to see a ton of very cool things and Fred was Very knowledgeable.
Danielle R. · August 11, 2013
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