This comprehensive half-day tour gives you a great overview of one of the most diverse and exciting cities in the world as you pass by many of New York's most famous landmarks.
Once you have boarded your coach at the pier, you can sit back and relax, enjoying an informative narrated tour as you travel along the avenues and streets of New York. Some of the sights you will see are Times Square, known throughout the world as the "great white way." This traditional center of the theater district has 40 theaters, including 22 landmark theaters. You will also drive past Central Park; the famous Radio City Music Hall, home of "Rockettes" and Rockefeller Center. Travel along Fifth Avenue, famous for shopping, and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Take in the sight of the striking Empire State Building, Herald Square and the world-famous Macy's.
Continuing on, you'll make your way through Greenwich Village, the traditional refuge of artists with its charming townhouses, jazz clubs and tree-lined streets. From here, it's on through SoHo, gaining its nickname as the area "South of Houston Street." Finally, you will have a chance to view Manhattan's most thriving ethnic neighborhood, Chinatown, as well as the hustle and bustle of Little Italy, both part of New York's remarkable ethnic diversity. Your trek through the city includes a drive by Wall Street and the financial district as well.
During the course of your exploration, three photo stops will be made, one at Battery Park for a glimpse of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, rising majestically in the distance. The second stop will be the St. Paul's Chapel, where President George Washington paused to pray after his inauguration. Presently St. Paul's contains exhibits and memorabilia relating to the 9/11 attacks. You will then walk to the third stop at the 9/11 Memorial, which consists of 2 massive pools set within the original footprints of the Twin Towers with 30-foot waterfalls cascading down their sides. Take some time to reflect and pay your respects to those that lost their lives there and view New York’s tallest building, One World Trade.
After a truly memorable time spent discovering the most noteworthy sites in this incredible city, your coach will return you to the pier where your tour concludes.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour includes limited walking, mainly at the guest's discretion during the photo stops. The tour is available to guests who utilize a wheelchair who are able to make their way on and off the coach and sit in a coach seat. Casual clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. Restrooms are available at both stops. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary. Inside visit of St. Paul Chapel is not included.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.