Make your way to the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island—if you’re traveling from Manhattan, the ferry ride itself is a highlight, passing between Governor’s Island and the Statue of Liberty, with perfect views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. A tour guide will meet you at the ferry terminal, and together you’ll create the perfect path through North Shore Staten Island.
Visit Fort Wadsworth, a former military installation which once guarded the narrows of New York Bay, explore Italian-American heritage and culture at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, or learn about one of America’s earliest female photographers in the Alice Austen House.
Continue to Snug Harbor Cultural Center and the Chinese Scholar’s Garden, then get a glimpse of the local creative scene in a series of art galleries. Visit the 9/11 Firefighters’ Memorial, or see the exhibits in the Staten Island Museum, a general-interest landmark that's known locally as a ‘mini Smithsonian.’
Shop the Empire Outlets, then get views of the Manhattan skyline from Lighthouse Point. This tour is available for groups of 4 people or more: tailor it to your interests, or simply ask the guide for a ‘best-of’ tour of the North Shore. End your Staten Island tour where you began, at the St. George Ferry Terminal.