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Private SUV Tour: Best of NYC

New York City, United States
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Offered in: English and 5 more


See New York City like a celebrity—via a comfortable SUV. This private SUV tour of Lower Manhattan shows you the best of the borough, taking you to historic Greenwich Village, SoHo, TriBeCa, Chinatown, and Little Italy, among other neighborhoods and sites. Learn about the history of each place and get out of the SUV when you like to take photos. Can't get enough of New York? Upgrade to the half-day tour to explore Upper and Mid-Manhattan.
  • Private tour of Lower Manhattan by SUV with a native New Yorker guide
  • See TriBeCa, World Financial Center, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Chinatown, Little Italy, and more
  • Upgrade your tour to hit the highlights of Upper and Mid-Manhattan
  • Choose from a morning, afternoon, or evening departure (evening option is only for Lower Manhattan tour))
  • Round-trip transport from Manhattan hotels included
Don't get lost on the subway or pay for an expensive taxi ride. Instead, explore Manhattan via comfortable SUV. Get picked up at your hotel and then hop in the automobile. With your trusty local guide by your side, get ready to see Lower Manhattan like never before. 
Begin the tour in historic Greenwich Village, once home to the city's artsy bohemian crowd and future rockstars (Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Jimmie Hendrix). Today the brownstone-laden neighborhood is filled with the rich and famous. Drive down the area's leafy streets and feel free to get out to take a photo whenever you like. Then head south to the shopping mecca of SoHo and trendy TriBeCa, known for putting on an annual film festival. 
Cruise along the Hudson River until you reach the Financial District, also known as FiDi. See the 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center, the tallest building in North America. From there traverse the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most iconic bridges on the planet, and then come back to Manhattan via the Manhattan Bridge. 
Depending on traffic, drive through densely packed Chinatown and then shrinking Little Italy, home to more than 20 historical landmarks and a plethora of Italian-American restaurants. 
When the tour concludes get dropped off at your hotel. If you’ve selected the half-day tour (see below in Itinerary), see the rest of the best of New York City.


Optional 5-Hour Tour (Lower, Upper and Mid-Manhattan)

After exploring Lower Manhattan, you’ll begin at Spuyten Duyvil, or Spouting Devil, at the northern tip of Manhattan Island, for amazing views. Then make your way down the city grid and view The Cloisters and Dyckman Farmhouse, the city’s sole remaining Dutch colonial farmhouse. 

Reach Washington Heights and see Morris Jumel Mansion, built in 1765, the oldest house in the borough, as your guide sheds lights on its importance during the American Revolution. Drive by Yankee Stadium and Rucker Park before heading to Morningside Park and Columbia University. At the Gothic-Revival St John the Divine Cathedral, look at Peace Fountain, a 40-foot-tall (12-meter-tall) bronze sculpture.

Learn about New York’s affair with jazz as you drive by the Cotton Club, Duke Ellington’s statue, and travel along 125th Street, the ‘Main Street’ of Harlem. Maybe it’s time to grab a snack at Red Rooster, named after a Harlem speakeasy and popular with the locals.

Then head down the elegant, tree-lined Museum Mile, hugging 5th Avenue and home to top-notch museums and eye-catching mansions. Observe more classic New York architecture at Lincoln Center and the brownstones of the Upper West Side.

In Midtown, gaze at the Beaux-Arts-style Grand Central Terminal and the Art Deco lines and curves of the Chrysler Building. Wander through Central Park and pass by the Alice in Wonderland statue, the zoo and Strawberry Fields inspired by John Lennon.

A fan of Seinfeld, Sex in the City, Gossip Girl or Woody Allen flicks? During the tour, your guide points out popular filming locations. If you’re fashion-focused, get tips on where to shop along 5th Avenue, where you’ll also see St Patrick’s Cathedral, an impressive display of American Gothic Revival architecture. 

Round out your tour at Rockefeller Center and check out Radio City Music Hall, 30 Rock and the Today Show studio, before being transported back to your hotel.

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Bad Weather but great day
Mark H
, Jun 2019
Really enjoyed James tour. It is obvious he loves New York and his enthusiasm is contagious. Highly recommended
Great history lesson!
, Apr 2019
We had James and he was amazing! A native New Yorker and has a lot of the history and knowledge behind all of the spots!
Amazing James went above and beyond.
, Mar 2019
I can not say enough amazing things about how wonderful James was. It was the best tour we could have asked for. I feel like I know so much about New York now. We will be back and hope to spend another day with James. Best $ spent !!
Best Ever Tour Day
Elizabeth W
, Mar 2019
Out tour guide and driver seemed like old friends by the end of the day. Fabulous tour even though the high for the day was 27 degrees! Our second tour with you and will not be our last.
Totally awesome!
, Aug 2018
James is great! Decided on the five hour tour and it was so worth it! He asked us some questions and then we we're off! Went places we never would have found on our own! My daughter loved the candy store and bakery! The money shot would have never happened and not running over the guy with his dog will forever be a family joke. I highly recommend this tour to all. It was well worth the $$.
I definitely recommend this tour...
, Nov 2017
I definitely recommend this tour. It was customized to our interests and James was a very knowledgable and personable local who was able to accommodate my requests. Though I've been to NYC a dozen times or so, taking a personalized tour with a local with such knowledge, experience and professionalism uncovered and discovered many hidden gems that I would've never found on my own. Experience NYC from an insider's perspective with this excursion. A rating.
James was great. The traffic was crazy...
, Sep 2017
James was great. The traffic was crazy but he handled it like a true pro.
James was so knowledgeable and...
Betsy T
, Aug 2017
James was so knowledgeable and interesting at the same time. I was hesitant to spend so much money on a tour but I admit this was worth it.
I've visited New York many times...
Laura J C
, Jul 2017
I've visited New York many times over the years, my friend had never been there, and my son and his girlfriend have been living there for two years. We all got something out of this five hour tour with James! He definitely knows his stuff, and was able to customize it! Fabulous day! Thanks!!
James you were outstanding as I...
Edith S
, Jul 2017
James you were outstanding as I expected. I had seen other reviews about James and asked for him to be our tour guide. My friend and I had one day to see as much of New York as possible and needed to get around as fast as possible to do this. James knew everything and did more than I expected including a couple of surprises to Katz Deli and a New York Pizza place where we indulged in a pizza and an old time candy store we would have never found our own. We drove though many neighborhoods and saw all the historical sites. We were able to get so many great pictures. James would drop us off at sites and give us plenty of time to view and then pick us up and off to the next fabulous place. All my expectations were met. Thank you James! Edith Sumner, San Diego CA

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