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S J M

S J M

United Kingdom

Jul282008

Tour/Activity

Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
The helicopter flight was amazing and very well organised. It was a wonderful day, blue skies but hazy. Despite the haze I took some wonderful photographs. I would recommend the flight to anyone visiting New York as the best way to see New York and fully appreciate the height of the buildings and the layout of the islands. I would have liked a commentary from the pilot naming some of the buildings and landmarks, but purchasing the DVD resolved this.

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  • Manhattan Mountains

Jul282008

Tour/Activity

Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets

New York City, New York

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review
Once we reached the observatory, the views were stupendous and could appreciate the height of the buildings far more when looking down on them. It looked like Toy Town and did not seem real!! The downside were the QUEUES. Despite being given the impression that pre-booking avoided lengthy queues and meant we would be in an 'express' queue, there was no such thing. Even upgrading by purchasing tickets for the space ride did not avoid the queues, even though we were told that it would by the guys selling the tickets outside. Sure, we went up a different staircase and underwent a speedy security check, but once the ride was over we had to rejoin the queue upstairs to exchange the vouchers for tickets and audio sets, 2 out of 3 were not working! There were queues for the tickets, lifts to the 80th floor and more lifts to the 86th floor, which took about 2 hours. It was very hot and there was nowhere to sit down up there. We were told off for sitting on the floor when we wanted a rest before queuing to go down! If I went again it would be early in the morning before the queues had built up!

Jul272008

Tour/Activity

New York in One Day Sightseeing Tour

New York City, New York

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Although the trip got off to an awkward start with a half marathon closing many roads and the coach having a minor collision on the way to the pick up point, it was a great day. The guide knew New York like the back of his hand and was very informative, interesting and amusing. It was great to be able to get off the coach so often and walk around Central Park, Rockefeller Centre and the other places of interest. Even the drenching we received while on Staten Island when an unexpected thunderstorm struck made the day memorable!

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