This tour was very enjoyable. The New York Skyride was a lot of fun. Our 10 year old granddaughter had a great time. She also enjoyed the spectacular views from the top of the Empire State Building. The beautiful weather made it that much more enjoyable.
Doing what: NY SKYRIDE and Empire State Building Observatory
This pass was well worth every penny (or dollar)!!! We only purchased a one day pass and visited the Empire State Building, top of the Rock and used the water taxi to see the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn bridge and 9/11 memorial garden. Even just seeing these attractions we saved a fortune. Really though a one day pass isn't enough as there is so much to see and do but we were only in NYC for three days. purchasing in advance is certainly the way to go""
Doing what: The New York Pass
Simply brilliant. This pass is so much better value than the one that is widely advertised that only lets you in to 9 attractions. There are 80 on list. I couldn't believe the great value. In three days I managed to do all the major things like the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, Radio City, 9/11 memorial, MoMA, Guggenheim, The Met, Intrepid, and the River Taxi. The fact that you get 4 river trips included is brilliant. All the venues knew about the pass it was really simple and in many places you skipped the lines. I went to other places that I didn't even know about had it not been for the pass (Discovery). Simply put this is great value if you want to do the main tourist attractions in New York. Just make sure you get this one - rather than the other pass.
Doing what: The New York Pass
This was outstanding. The skip the line tickets were great and all the ticket people at the Empire State Building made sure we could get through quickly. Well worth the money!
Megan was our guide and she was fabulous! We met her at the Empire State Building at 7:30 am, went straight to the observation deck, no lines, not a lot of people. From there we hopped a double-decker bus down to the USS Intrepid. That museum was better than I'd expected, glad we did that. Then we hopped a water taxi to Battery Park for a walk to the 9/11 Memorial. Again, this was a great tour. A Must Do.
Another wonderful tour. It was well organized which was highly appreciated by this weary traveler. New York is a very busy place, with lots to do and see, and this tour highly simplified the process. There was not one thing about this tour that i did not like. The guide was friendly, well informed and took care of us. I would recommend this tour with children because that amount of walking is minimal , but you get to see a lot of things. The Empire State building fills up fast , even though you get in before "opening time" , so if you want to take photos , do that first, then relax and enjoy your time up there. You are given ample time at each site and are not rushed at all.
The early bird gets the worm. Starting early prevented us from having to queue which was great. Tour guide Megan was lively and knowledgeable. One suggestion - we could have spent much more time at the air and space museum and less time trying to get through the New York traffic. Just go straight from Empire State Building - forget the city tour - and the audio did not work on the bus anyway. Altogether a lot of fun.
This was such a marvellous experience + very good value for money. Our guide met us at pre arranged time of 7.15, and was such a friendly person, and very knowledgeable + informative. Our meeting point at The Empire State Building, was such an amazing start. The experience and the view was wonderful. Our trip on the open topped bus was also very good. The walk in downtown Manhattan, that included a stop in Wall Street - was an added bonus. The visit to the 9/11 Memorial, was unbelievable and very humbling. As this was where I guide left us, at 13.30 ( over 6 hours after meeting at 07.15 ) we did suggest that you should include a stop for a drink or breakfast snack, as the temperature was in late 80's + we were all so hungry + thirsty...
Used this for the Empire State Building, Rockefeller building and the SS Intrepid Museum. Easy access to all three
Doing what: New York City Explorer Pass
This tour was great! It starts off early but it's totally worth it to be one of the first up at the empire state building. I can't imagine standing in lines for that long. Our tour guide JP was awesome. Very friendly and knowledgeable. When we hopped on the bus, we were able to have a quick tour of the city. We were able to wander around the 9/11 Memorial on our own. We never made on the water taxi to the Statue of Liberty but that's because we decided to walk the Brooklyn bridge instead. If you are in NYC for a short time, this is definitely the tour to take.
Very well run, tour guide Jim was knowledgeable and entertaining. Organised at the Empire State Building, skipping the line is a great way to see the landmark. Be wary though, this is very early in the morning, and it can (and for us was) a foggy morning. Visibility was not great, but can see all of Midtown. The bus tour was whistle-stop drive across town. Intrepid was a pleasant surprise. Boat goes to Battery Park and tour ends at a restaurant next to Ground Zero. It is fast paced and done by 1. Giving time to see the memorial, explore downtown and get the boat back. I recommend getting the boat from the South Street Sea Port for good viewing of the Statue of Liberty. Boat does not go to the island though. Recommend, get to see everything in less than a full day, well run and professional.
A good introduction to New York. The guide was knowledgeable, informative and friendly. An early start but worth it by missing the queues at the Empire State Building. A fascinating tour of the aircraft carrier Intrepid.
The tour was amazing. The view from the Empire State Building is incredible. After the Empire State we headed by bus around Manhattan to see the sights arriving at the warship Intrepid on which we could easily have spent the day. We then travelled by water taxi to the 9/11 Memorial. On a previous trip I had been at the top of the World Trade Centre so this experience was a very sombre one for me. This tour was a fantastic all round experience. We had the option with our tickets to spend the rest of the day hopping on an off the water taxi at our leisure. We also had the option to return and spend the day on the Intrepid. Our tour guide JP was the best ever. He made the trip an experience to remember.
Went to all the museums, took cruise around Manhattan (small additional charge) and going up the Empire State Building twice in 1 day was phenomenal!
Doing what: New York CityPass
Brilliant! This tour was really well organised and we got to see everything without the hassle of long queues. Our guide was excellent (can't remember his name - oops!) Sensational views from Empire State Building! 9/11 Memorial was beautifully presented. Highly recommend this tour!
Loading more reviews