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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Private Limousine Tour: Best of NYC

See New York City in a city slicker style with this 3-hour private tour in a chauffeured limousine around Lower Manhattan. As you lavishly cruise the streets of Lower Manhattan learn about the history of the city and of each place you pass by. See some legendary landmarks and neighborhoods such as Chinatown, the Lower East Side and One World Trade Center. Cross the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Consider an upgrade to a 5-hour tour to include Upper and Mid-Manhattan, the perfect way to get to know New York in a day.

Highlights

  • Private 3-hour tour of Lower Manhattan by chauffeur-driven limousine
  • Enjoy a personal navigator to show you the best of New York City and learn a great mix history and fun facts
  • Hit West Village, TriBeCa, Ground Zero, South Street Seaport, Chinatown, Little Italy and Brooklyn Heights Promenade
  • Upgrade to a 5-hour tour and see the best of Upper and Mid-Manhattan
  • Visit Rockefeller Center, Museum Mile, jazz markers in Harlem, gorgeous architecture and more (5-hour tour)
  • Choose from a morning, afternoon or evening departure (evening time is for 3-hour tour only)
  • Pickup and drop-off from Manhattan hotels included

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What You Can Expect

Private Limousine Tour: Best of NYC

Private Tour: New York City by Limousine

3-Hour Tour (Lower Manhattan)
Why take the confusing subway or an expensive taxi to see Manhattan when you can do it in serious style? This 3-hour private tour of Lower Manhattan shows you a portion of the Big Apple while in a limousine. After getting picked up at your hotel, sit back and enjoy the tour. With your private guide at your side, learn about the history and culture of the places you pass by. And don't forget your camera as you'll have the opportunity to get out of the limo for photo ops. 

Start the tour in Greenwich Village, once a separate village in the early 19th century and then, in the 1960s, home to many artsy bohemian types. Today the Village is filled with the rich and famous. Then drive through trendy SoHo, a shopping mecca that is crammed with gorgeous cast-iron buildings, followed by trendy TriBeCa, site of the annual film festival and plenty of expensive loft apartments. 

Continue riding south, as you hit the Financial District, known as FiDi. See Ground Zero, the 9/11 Memorial, and towering One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the United States. Then cruise over the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most iconic spans on the planet. 

After heading back into Manhattan (via the Manhattan Bridge), meander through Chinatown, a densely populated neighborhood with a plethora of great Chinese restaurants and markets. Learn about the rich history of the neighborhood and about Chinese immigration. 

At the end of the tour, your limo transports you back to your hotel. If you’ve opted for the 5-hour tour (see below in Itinerary), your luxurious urban adventure continues in Upper and Mid-Manhattan.

Itinerary

Optional 5-Hour Tour (Lower, Upper and Mid-Manhattan)
After covering Lower Manhattan, start at Spuyten Duyvil, or Spouting Devil, at the very top of Manhattan Island, for great views. Then work your way down the city and catch sight of The Cloisters and Dyckman Farmhouse, the city’s only remaining Dutch colonial farmhouse.

In Washington Heights, admire Morris Jumel Mansion, built in 1765, the oldest house in the borough, as your guide explains its role during the American Revolution. Capture sights of Yankee Stadium and Rucker Park, before heading to Columbia University and Morningside Park. Behold the 40-foot-tall (12-meter-tall) bronze sculpture of Peace Fountain at the Gothic-Revival St John the Divine Cathedral.

Travel along 125th Street, the ‘Main Street’ of Harlem, and learn about New York’s jazz history as you drive by the Cotton Club and Duke Ellington’s statue. Perhaps grab a bite at local-favorite Red Rooster, named after a Harlem speakeasy.

Then drive down Museum Mile, a tree-lined stretch along 5th Avenue home to nine world-class museums and stately mansions. In the Upper West Side, admire Lincoln Center and brownstones, iconic New York architecture.

In Midtown, see the Beaux-Arts-style Grand Central Terminal and the Art Deco beauty of the Chrysler Building. Meander through Central Park and see the landscaped Strawberry Fields dedicated to John Lennon, and pass by the zoo and the Alice in Wonderland statue.

During the tour, get a kick out of seeing filming locations used in Seinfeld, Sex in the City, Gossip Girl and Woody Allen movies. Receive tips on hot shopping spots along 5th Avenue and see a great example of American Gothic Revival architecture at St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Wrap it up at the one-and-only Rockefeller Center, and set eyes on Radio City Music Hall, 30 Rock and the Today Show studio. Your comprehensive tour over, enjoy one last limo ride back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Stacy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was easily one of the best decisions we made on our trip to New York. Our guide Ianto was fantastic! We could not have asked for a better way to be shown the city and he also had great recommendations on where to sight-see and eat. I cannot rate this high enough and encourage anyone to try this tour out as well!

BINOY S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Josha Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very interesting tour, guide, and driver. Learned alot and covered lots of territory. Would advise everyone to experience. Our vacay was made so much more interesting. They will stop anywhere you desire. The layout of the city and Burroughs were explained in depth, thus making travel easier. TY

Aud

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Was an amazing experience, to get a feel of a great city in a limousine.,,like in the movies!! Our guide Antonio was superb, his friendly character was a bonus to our experience.

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our tour and guide were amazing it was a visual history lesson! Thank you so much!

Marianne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Knowledgeable and very accommodating driver. Enjoyed our tour.

Marianne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Had an extended tour with our driver James. Very enjoyable.

Maggie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

Lisa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

An excellent way to see the city and get your bearings - Ianto was very knowledgeable and tailored the tour to our needs. He allowed time for us to get in and out at points of interest. Great morning and would highly recommend.

Willem E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

It was fantastic, the tour guide was funny and told as a lot of information. and showed us great places of New York.

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