Upper West Side Tours

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Located between Central Park and the Hudson River and West 59th Street and West 110th Street, the Upper West Side is known for being one of Manhattan’s more upscale residential neighborhoods, with beautiful brownstones and a generally safe atmosphere. For those looking to experience some of New York’s best cultural sites, the Upper West Side has plenty. For example, Lincoln Center is an important cultural institution in the neighborhood, as the center puts on an array of topnotch music, dance and theater performances. In fact, it is home to some of the world’s most elite performing arts groups like The Juilliard School, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet and the New York Philharmonic.

There is also the American Museum of Natural History, American Folk Art Museum, The Cloisters Museum and Gardens, The Children’s Museum, Museum of Arts & Design, Nicholas Roerich Museum and New York’s oldest museum founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society. Outdoor beauty also abounds in the Upper West Side between two parks, the iconic Central Park as well as the tranquil Riverside Park which runs along the Hudson River from 58th to 156th streets.

To get to the Upper West Side by subway, you can take the 1 to 66th Street-Lincoln Center; 1, 2, 3, B, C to 72nd Street or 96th Street; 1 to 79th Street; B, C to 81st Street; 1, B, C to 86th Street; 1, B, C to 103rd Street or 110th Street.
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See the Big Apple with a Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour Classic ticket. Pass top attractions like Central Park, the Empire State Building and more, and learn about the history of the city from an on-board guide. Then, when you're ready to explore a part of town in greater depth, hop off. Upgrade to a Premium ticket that includes the choice of the Brooklyn Loop, the Harlem Loop or the Panoramic Night Tour. Choose the Deluxe ticket to include all loops and a sightseeing cruise.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$48.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

See as much as you can in fast-moving New York on this comprehensive 5-hour coach sightseeing tour of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Listen to live commentary as you tackle NYC from top to bottom, starting with Uptown highlights like Harlem and the Dakota (once home to John Lennon) before heading towards downtown. After admiring the Flatiron and Empire State Buildings, catch a glimpse of Greenwich Village and Soho and beholding the Brooklyn Bridge. Make sure to watch for the new World Trade Center as you head back to Herald Square.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$69.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Harlem Gospel Sunday Tour

Experience the rich cultural legacy of Harlem and the soul-stilling rhythms of gospel on an immersive Sunday morning tour. Travel through the northern Manhattan neighborhood with a guide while learning about the history of the area and its landmarks like the Apollo Theater, Sugar Hill and Columbia University. Then, join a local Baptist congregation for a Sunday service featuring the exuberant vocals of a live gospel choir. 
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$65.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Central Park Pedicab Tour

See Central Park in fun, New York City style with a private pedicab tour that accommodates up to two adults and one child. Choose a 1- or 2-hour tour, then explore the sites that interest you most as your guide pedals you down tree-lined paths towards manicured gardens, historic fountains and a turret-topped castle. Stretch your legs at Bethesda Terrace, take in the scenery from Cherry Hill and visit the Lennon memorial in Strawberry Fields. Longer tours continue to Belvedere Castle for sweeping views of the city.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$47.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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When Harry Met Seinfeld Tour

See the sights from some of your favorite movies and television shows while you experience Manhattan like never before on this 2-hour bus tour, led by a local actor. Begin north of Times Square as you head to the Upper West and East Sides of the city, and stand in the same spots where stars such as Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal, and Leighton Meester filmed iconic scenes from 'Seinfeld,' You've Got Mail,' and other classics.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$39.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Views of Central Park Private Walking Tour

See the highlights of New York’s iconic Central Park in the space of a half-day on this private walking tour. Meet your guide in the morning at the Pulitzer Fountain, located at the park’s southeast corner, and head into the urban oasis. You’ll see highlights like Bow Bridge, Strawberry Fields, and Belvedere Castle, and will also step out of the park briefly to visit landmarks like the Dakota, Natural History Museum, and Museum Mile. The tour concludes in vibrant Columbus Circle.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$285.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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NYC Gospel Tour in Portuguese

This tour will cross the Upper West Side, passing landmarks such as Saint John the Divine Cathedral, Columbia University, Ulysses Grant Memorial, Riverside Church and the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Travelers will get to know the history of Harlem, the legendary neighborhood known internationally as the Black Capital of America. We will also attend to an authentic worship with Gospel Choir while joining a local Baptist Reformed Church congregation.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$55.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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City Tour NYC 4 Horas

In addition to passing through the main points of the city, we talk about the history of the city, bringing relevant and interesting facts in the course of our tour. We will do about 5 to 6 photo stops.The spots we will meet are: Columbus Circle, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Dakota Building, Famous Towhouses, Harlem Quarter, St. John the Divine Cathedral, Natural History Museum, Metropolitan Museum, Museum Mile, 5th Ave, St. Patrick Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, Flat Iron Building, Washington Square, Village, High Line, SoHo, Chinatown, Civic District, World Trade Center, Financial District, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Lookout, UN.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$400.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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