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New York "Must See" Small-Group Half-Day Tour

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  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the best of the Big Apple during this half-day tour of Manhattan with a group limited to 15 guests. Rather than trying to do it all yourself, let an experienced guide lead you through the vibrant streets, colorful neighborhoods, and historic landmarks on foot, subway, and ferry. Get the full New York City experience and see iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, and Wall Street.
  • Discover the best of New York City on a half-day sightseeing tour
  • See more when you explore by walking, ferry, and subway
  • See Times Square, the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and more
  • Enjoy the personalized attention of a professional guide and small group

What's Included

  • Professional, entertaining, local guide
  • Action packed day filled with dozens of sites and attraction visited
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation - $5.50 per person on a Metrocard needed
  • Face mask 1$

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1552 Broadway
    1552 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA

    Tour meets at 46th st & Broadway (Times Square) under the George M. Cohan statue. The guide will be there 15 minutes before the tour starts and they will be wearing an orange hat and/or a blue shirt or jacket.

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

  • 9/11 Memorial Pools
    180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007, USA

    We end the tour at the 9/11 Memorial. You have a option to upgrade your ticket to include One World Access for $35 per person.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Approximately 5 miles of walking. Please do not book this tour if you cannot walk 5 miles in a 6-hour period.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

You have time for lunch on your own in the Wall Street area.
207 reviews
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Fantastic quick tour!
MarioArnulfo_D, Jan 2023
We had a blast with Mindy who was able to show us really iconic sights in such a short period of time, filled with a lot of fun facts and history. Highly recommended!
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Marianne_K, Dec 2022
Jenn A. with Experience First was our tour guide. Per Jenn, she'd live in several cities and did tours in those cities. Jenn had our group rushing around and left little time for stopping at sights for photos, except for a few high traffic places. Jenn had several side conversations with a few in the group during the walk, but no microphone commentary for the group. At the end of the tour, Jenn used her stated and creative acting skills to request a tip, when she did not immediate see she was getting a tip by this patron, she very rudely gestured by throwing her hands in the air and stated insultingly and loudly to the group "no tip" and abruptly walked away. I literally lifted the tip out of my open coin purse in hand with my mouth open and stared at her back. One person said to my blank-faced flabbergasted self with a wad of cash in hand if they should call Jenn back. I looked around at all the blank faces of the other patrons and calmly stated to her, not any more and immediately left the group. The real kicker, Jenn sent an email in which myself and my guest's information was listed incorrectly afterwards, suggesting we reach out for a group picture she took and gave details for leaving a tip. Like that would happen. Tour 2.5/5, Guide -5/5. Do yourself a favor and ask not to have Jenn A. with Experience First as your tour guide. And, Viator, please refund my money.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience. This is certainly not up to the standards we set for our tours and guides. We will be looking into this matter. If you would like to speak to us directly please reach out at
NYC Great Tour
Rhonda_P, Dec 2022
Gary was amazing - so knowledgeable and very entertaining. We had a blast! Would recommend this tour to others.
Jane_C, Nov 2022
Lindsay, the tour guide was brilliant. Her knowledge and tips gave us an excellent foundation to explore NYC
Exhausting but grand tour!
Catherine_B, Oct 2022
Staten Island Ferry ride was a great way to observe the Statue of Liberty. Grand Central Terminal & 9/11 memorial were impressive. Our guide, Mindy, was extremely knowledgeable & easy to listen to. She encouraged questions re things we were interested in . We covered 8 miles on foot, so it was an exhausting day, but a great overview when we had only one day in NYC.
A wonderful tour!
Andrea_O, Aug 2022
My niece and I took a trip to New York and booked this tour for our first full day in the city. Our guide, Rob was very knowledgeable and this tour was one of our favorites. I especially appreciated learning all the ins and outs which boosted our confidence for subsequent days in the city.
Fun, funny and informative
RachelV_C, Aug 2022
Gary was a fantastic tour guide; engaging, witty, and informative. We appreciated his in depth knowledge of the city and his way of keeping everyone together, even the two teenagers. Very enjoyable experience- would do it again.
Leah_V, Aug 2022
Our tour guide was fantastic!!! So knowledgeable. A great way to see so much of the island and with great stories and facts.
Cedric_D, Jul 2022
Everything was super well explained. The guide was making sure that everyone was aware of where we were and why we went there.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We always strive to create smiles and offer memorable experiences for our guests.
Great tour and guide!
Ramona_L, Jul 2022
We had a great guide n covered highlights we probably would not have seen on our own! Recommend to do this tour.
Great for first timers in NYC
Martha_F, Jul 2022
This a great tour with Gary you learn so much about the architecture and history of NYC . Covers a lot of NYC landmarks Great for first timers in Nyc . Gary was informative and funny made for a great time!
Amazing Cam: very knowledgeable & friendly.
Marsha_L, Jun 2022
I enjoyed every minute, the walking tour, sightseeing of landmarks. Cam was very knowledgeable, friendly, and energetic. Our group loved him.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with Cam. He is a great part of the team. We will be certainly pass along your kind words to him. Thanks for taking the tour with us!
Great tour
Jim_K, Jun 2022
Gary was a great guide. Very well informed and funny. Made it very interesting. Saw much more than if we’d tried to do it ourselves.
Jim was great
Lorna_S, May 2022
The walking tour was brilliant. Jim was an absolute legend. Just brilliant. He was very knowledgeable and managed the tour well. Really enjoyed the fact that everyone got on well during the tour . A great way to see NYC.
A great day in New York
Lynn_F, May 2022
Gary was a great guide, knowledgeable, witty and made sure at all times the members of the group stayed together. A long trip but the time flew by with chances to catch your breath with the subway ride, ferry trip and lunchtime stop. Got to see parts of NY we might not have discovered and learnt a lot of history too. Thoroughly enjoyed this trip.
Fantastic kick-off for your New York trip
Tanja_K, May 2022
Linsey was a very humorous, warm-hearted guide and showed us many places on this 6 hr tour. The little stories she shared made it an exceptional tour. She was well organised and we were never lost. I loved to spend this day with her.
Walking tout
Teresa_D, May 2022
Lindsey was fantastic guide. Her recall of information and delivery of facts were great! Highly recommend the tour. We really enjoyed it !!
Gary was amazing and even...
Jennifer_V, Apr 2022
Gary was amazing and even when the weather was an issue he found ways to keep us all engaged and entertained. Highly recommend this tour.
Well worth it!
Benjamin, Apr 2022
Fantastic tour, Gavin was so knowledgeable and saw loads on our ‘to do list’. Well worth doing - thoroughly recommended!
NY City Excursion
Sharon_D, Apr 2022
The tour is packed with a lot of places to see and visit that one probably would not necessarily see and learn about during a visit. Our tour guide (Mary) was excellent. She gave us facts that ensured we would remember what we had seen and done. The tour was 5 miles long, so that was a bit much for me, but that was because I had knee surgery 8 months ago and I failed to wear my brace. However, I would definitely recommend it to anyone.


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