• Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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See New York City like a celebrity — via a comfortable SUV. This private 3-hour 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 5-hour tour to explore Upper and Mid-Manhattan.


  • Private 3-hour 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 to a 5-hour tour and also hit the highlights of Upper and Mid-Manhattan
  • Visit Central Park’s Strawberry Fields, Harlem’s 125th Street, filming sites from Seinfeld and Sex in the City (5-hour tour)
  • Admire the beautiful architecture of The Cloisters, Grand Central Terminal, Chrysler Building and more (5-hour tour)
  • Choose from a morning, afternoon or evening departure (evening option is for 3-hour tour only)
  • Round-trip transport from Manhattan hotels included

What You Can Expect

Private SUV Tour: Best of NYC

Private tour of New York City by SUV

3-Hour Tour (Lower Manhattan) 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 that shopping mecca 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. Explore 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 5-hour tour (see below in Itinerary), see the rest of the best of New York City.


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

James was great. The traffic was crazy but he handled it like a true pro.

Betsy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This tour was amazing!

Laura J C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

I and #39;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!!

Edith S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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

Debbie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

This was definitely the way to tour through NY. Much better tour than the Hop On Hop Off Bus. James was a fantastic guide taking us to some great places. 5hrs wasn't really long enough due to NY traffic. Didn't even get to see any of the Uptown area Central Park, Times Square, Empire State Building or Rockefeller - however we did do those ourselves and with the hop on hop off bus. Definitely recommend - and was helpful to do at the very start of the trip to get our bearings. Thanks James for a great and informative day through Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. Got some great photos too.

Kevin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

One of the highlights of our trip to NYC! James had a knowledge and passion for the city that made our day extra special. Highly recommend this tour especially to newcomers.

Susan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Jimmy was most knowledgeable! Fun, timely and easy, the vehicle was very comfortable and clean though the glass top is an average sunroof in the front only.
I highly recommend Jimmy for your next tour!

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