Top of the Rock Reviews
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Amazing views but go early to avoid the rush.
Brilliant time and having prepaid tickets would of helped us beat the queues but when we went there wasn't any!! But it's helpful to book and pay for as much as you can before you go as this can help the budget.
It was a fantastic way to view the city.
Great views of the whole of New York from here. You get to learn about the history of the building as you travel up. Considering we went on Saturday morning I was expecting us to take ages to get up there. However quick security and a smooth operation all the way meant it took minutes. A number of levels provide different views and great views of Central Park on this tour. The Gift shop wasn't cheap but a great selection of products on offer.
I am glad I purchased the New York City pass because it saved time and the trip was wonderful. I will definitely recommend it to all my friends and anyone wishing to tour New York City. I will definitely do it again.
Is it better than the Empire State Building? Hmmm, tricky to answer that! It's a far less pleasing building but we we there for views not architecture, and I must say that the view from the Top of the Rock is better, in my opinion, certainly the uptown view as you have unhindered visbiliity over Central Park and beyond. We were there early on a Sunday, so it was quiet, and we had a crystal clear morning, so everything looked stunning. Even as a vertigo sufferer, I really enjoyed this experience!
Good way to familiarise yourself if you are a first time visitor, especially downtown. Tour, including the dinner was a little rushed, but we did get to see quite a lot and it is easy to go back to places later i you want to.
The last part (Rockefeller Centre) you are free to do on your own, so can take your time a bit more if you wish.
Greats sightseeing, but you should work better for the CityPASS user access at the Cruise and the Empire State Building.
Review by D Cahill C, March 2013
Doing what: New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Shopping and Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock was great doing at night and seeing New York at night. Hop on hop off tours were great and informative.
Unfortunately I was mislead and believed the vouchers were all I needed to go on the tour. When we arrived we were dismissed quite abruptly and told to book a time for another day since all tours were booked. However others were getting on the tour. I supposed only a certain amount were let on with Viator so we were told to rebook to get a ticket. It was disappointing to say the least. However the tour was excellent!!!!
Due to hurricane sandy we could not stop at the high line but our guide made sure we did other things including stopping to see some of the Christmas window displays. Dinner was great and there were plenty of choices. Top of the rock tickets were included making it great value. Bonnie was excellent.