This trip was great value for money. After a rocky start, our guide, Esta I think it was (sorry if I have got the name wrong), went off so quickly after asking us to follow her to the coach that we lost her right outside the Visitor Centre and as there were several coaches parked near the Visitor Centre we had no idea which one it was. A visit back to the Centre soon sorted this out and we boarded the right coach. We would suggest though that the guide doesn't take off as quickly and wears something like a high vis jacket or sash initially so you can at least spot and keep them in sight at the start of the trip. That out of the way, all 6 of us on the trip agreed it was a great way to see and experience the different parts of New York, such as Chelsea, the Meat Packing District and the High Line and Little Italy. Esta, our guide was very knowledgeable and again we all agreed we learnt things we would not normally have done about the city. The boat ride and the chance to see New York lit up in the dark was great. My friends decided to stay undercover as it was a very cold night outside on deck, so if wanting to venture outside as a couple of us did you need your hat and gloves at this time of year (December). The dinner in Little Italy was good and the night was topped off with fantastic views from the Top of the Rock observatory at the Rockerfella Centre. All in all a very good night, with a lot packed in. We also used Viator for our airport transfers and again we were all impressed with this service, which was excellent. We will definitely be using Viator again.
This tour was one of the highlights of our visit to New York. The Tour leader (Bonnie?) and our driver gave excellent service with both 'going the extra mile' (excuse the pun) to entertain us - they even sang to us!
Much was crammed into the evening but never at a rush. The visit to the High line garden was replaced by a visit to Chelsea indoor market but no one complained as the evening was very cold and not really conducive to a long elevated walk in the open air. We thought that the meal at the Italian Restaurant was very good. Overall, excellent value for money in good company - no regrets at all - a fun night out!
Perfect ending to our stay. Excellent fast paced tour with lots to see and do. Guides were excellent, funny informative and definitely worth doing. We would all do it again! We were a party of nine and everyone really enjoyed the tour. Meal was probably low point, but was still pretty good and in a cool place.
This tour was well worth the money. Our guide was great and it was a night we will always remember. p.s the food was delicious as well !
very interesting, got to see the chelsea market, which we would not have found otherwise. great to see the lights of New York from the river and food was very nice as well. well worth booking this trip
We loved this experience. The overview of NYC gave us a good orientation to the area in a comfortable and fun bus/boat. The restaurant was good - but seats are close and the menu options were kind of weird - either a salad or an entrée'. We were not prepared that the tour ended at the Rock and not back where we started the tour. This was our first day in NYC- it was late- dark and although the guide gave verbal instructions on how to return to start - a written guide would have been most appreciated.
Had a great time! Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Great value given all of the things we did in one evening. Must do if you only have a day or two to visit the city.
A great tour! We loved seeing the skyline at night and our tour guide was great. A very fun experience!
Where to start...Absolutely brilliant! Bonnie was our guide she had great depth of knowledge and therefore we were very well informed on all sights. Boat trip round Liberty Island with a glass of bubbly, what to say other than v good. Italian meal at Grotto Azzura was excellent - Bonnie recommended the Basa (fish) she was so right it was dee-lish-ous I had a glass of Pinotage with mine (reasonable price and v good). Luckily we had clear skies when we were at the top of the Rock, amazing. Only negative point - due to latecomers we only had approx 10 mins at High-Line but that only encouraged us to return for a full visit which we did. Dont think about it, just take this tour you certainly wont regret it.
very good tour - fun and informative, especially guide on the boat.
Bonnie was a wonderful guide, very friendly and knowledgeable.
This tour is excellent value for money and the tour guide very informative. Enjoyed every minute.
Linda s. P USA
Great night out in NYC! Really enjoyed the tour, well organized, well worth the price, highly recommend this tour!
Great! We went on a Sat. Night, traffic was bumber to bumber,we stayed on schedule and did not feel rushed. Ferry ride was awesome! Tour guide was very knowledgable and entertaining. I was surprised at the meal. I didn't expect much, it was very good! Trip ending at Rockerfellow Center was perfect. I recommend this trip and feel it is well worth the money.
This was a great tour. Our tour guide pointed our interesting sites but could have been a bit more personable, to begin with she gave the impression of being bored and fed up.
The High Line was great but very busy and it would have been nice to have more time to wander through at our own pace instead of being rushed along it.
The cruise was amazing, great views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, the free glass of champagne wasn't nice but it was free so I guess I shouldn't complain.Tip for the Ladies: Wear trousers for the cruise as it is can be windy once you are out on the water, my friend wore a dress and found she couldn't stand up without showing everything.
The meal in Little Italy was fine, we had to share a table with some of the other people on the tour which was good fun and nice to meet new people. My friend didn't enjoy her food though but my dish was fine.
The top of the Rock was great, there was a queue to get in but then suddenly we were taken ahead of other people as we were part of the tour group. There is security in the building so you can't have food or drink on you. The views were amazing especially of the Empire State Building.
I would highly recommend this tour as a great way of seeing Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.
Very good tour, the dinner was good, the menu could have more dishes.
Great tour! Tour guide Estha (?) was very knowledgeable about all the areas you visit. The Highlane walk was really nice and an area most tourists wouldn't normally see. The cruise was great - great views, and the boat stopped for a long time in front of the Statue of Liberty to allow for lots of photo taking. Dinner was nice and was a good opportunity to get to know some new people. The tour finished at Top of the Rock which was fantastic!! By finishing here, we could spend as little or as much time enjoying the view as we pleased.
Keith J United Kingdom
This tour was excellent and we had a fabulous time great value for the money dont expect a super meal it was not the best just about adequate.But the rest of the ttip excellent
This was a very informative tour. I especially liked the guide on the boat, Michael. He was easy to listen to and shared some great information.
Our guide was excellent. She was very organized and made the best of a very bad weather situation (it was extremely cold and snowing). Each stop was thoroughly explained. She also engaged her audience. Would definitely take this tour again.
This tour was the highlight of our trip to New York. Our guide, Steve Johnson, was excellent and looked after us extremely well throughout the evening. We were very lucky with the weather. It was cold but very clear, so our boat trip on the harbour and the views from the Rock were spectacular. The walk along the High Line followed by a quick visit to Chelsea market was lovely. The food was good but one word of warning....the wine is extremely expensive and they added another 12 dollars unto the bill just to bring the bottle to the table!! Certainly would recommend you stick to the soft drinks which are included!!! We had a wonderful evening and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the trip to anyone visiting New York!!
Great tour - great value for money , the tour guide was very knowledgable and very friendly and added to the experience , also very nice that she was able to take pictures of everyone together if they wanted them , good food in little italy and the whole night is a great way to see the city.
worth every penny although cold and windy diidnt stop us enjoying this trip beautifull places off visit
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.
My 17 year old daughter and I had the best time on this tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable, and even with a few sights closed/dark due to the aftermath of Sandy, we really enjoyed ourselves. The Italian dinner was lovely, and the option to wait 24 hours for the Top of the Rock (pretty foggy on the night) was very helpful.