New York, New York...the city so nice they named it twice! Explore one of America's most exciting cities. See 5th Avenue, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden & lots more! To make the most of this buzzing city & to experience it the way locals do, your tour manager will show you around the city on foot & by subway (subway pass included). You'll get the perfect mix of sightseeing & freetime, with plenty of insider tips from your Tour Manager so your time in the Big Apple is absolutely unforgettable.
Top Offers & Tour Notes
Itinerary + Backstage Pass & ME Time Optionals
ME Time Optionals
ME Time optionals will take your trip to a whole new level with unforgettable experiences unique to the places you visit. See more, do more, live more & go home completely regret-free. Costs for these aren’t included in your tour cost & are payable to your Tour Manager in local currency.
Your Backstage Pass gives you incredible exclusive experiences you’ll only get with Contiki. From food to accommodation to exclusive access to the best sights, your Backstage Pass gives you unbeatable value & a completely unique travel experience.
Meet up with your fellow travellers and Tour Manager in fabulous New York. Cool, chic and pumping with urban soul, this is one knock-out town. From yellow cabs to delis, from hit shows to cutting-edge galleries, from iconic monuments to street culture, this city has it all.
Get familiar with the Big Apple as your Tour Manager shows you round New York’s core spots today. You’ll kick start the day as your Tour Manager opens up Manhattan. See the USA’s economic heart on Wall Street and the famous stock exchange NYSE, before checking out the cultural hub of Harlem and the famous Apollo theater, where jazz, blues and soul greats like James Brown performed.
You’ll see Museum Row, which includes some of the world’s most prestigious museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum.
Check out the towering Rockefeller center, which took 70 000 workers to build, the Gothic St Patrick’s Cathedral and the exclusive jewelry store, Tiffany’s before making a sobering stop at the World Trade Center Site, where the Twin Towers once stood.
After dinner tonight, we’ll all head down to Times Square. Take in the bright night lights of this popular meeting point, right in the thick of the theater district. With free time, maybe you could catch a late show, New York style. Or else, with so much variety and so many places to go, head out with some friends and explore the city’s incredible nightlife.
- See Wall Street and the NYSE
- See Harlem's Apollo Theatre
- See Museum Row including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Guggenheim Museum
- Visit the World Trade Center
- Visit fashionable Fifth Avenue & see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center & Tiffany's
- See the lights of Times Square
- The Big Apple's all yours with a 7 day travel pass
- Group Photo USD $17.00
- Helicopter - Big Apple USD $135.00
- Helicopter - New York, New York USD $194
Get up close to one of the world’s most recognizable icons, the Statue of Liberty. Then, with a free day, you can take off at your own pace and discover more of the ultimate big city.
Get on 2 wheels in a fun optional guided tour and peddle your way through Central Park, New York’s heart and “lungs”. Our Local Guide knows this popular haunt’s hidden spots and will tell you all about this iconic green space.
Otherwise, get familiar with New York’s various flavors and step into its global kitchen. Try some hand made pasta in atmospheric Little Italy, or authentic noodles from a hole-in-the-wall restaurant in bustling Chinatown. Pick up a bagel and some salami from a deli or buy an authentic American hot dog from a street stand.
Use your free time to explore New York’s vibrant and diverse neighborhoods up close. Soak up the bohemian feel of the former center point of the folk movement, Greenwich village. This hub of alternative culture still has a buzzing street life and cute, sidewalk cafes. Take a walk through stylish Soho and check out its hip, funky boutiques, the warehouse district and its trademark iron architecture.
Shopping-wise, New York is one of the world’s hottest cities and a leading trend-setter, so get some tips from your Tour Manager on where to go for the latest fashions.
If you’re into the hit show “Sex and the City”, don’t miss your chance to find out more with our fun optional locally guided tour around the girls’ favorite city hot spots in New York this afternoon.
Use your free night to head back to your favorite city spot for a cocktail or ask your Tour Manager for some fresh ideas and head out with your friends.
Please note: Due to damage sustained during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will be closed for renovations and repairs.
We will instead offer a one hour Statue of Liberty Harbor Cruise with audio guide onboard and up close views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, as well as see other sites such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, South Street Seaport, Governors Island and more.
- Come face to face with the Statue of Liberty
- NYC Food Cart Tour USD $43
- 'Gossip Girl' Tour USD $41.00
- TV & Movie Tour USD $37.00
- The Ride USD $64.00
Start the day of with an adrenaline-pumping optional ride on the famous Hudson River. Hit speeds of up to 72km/hr(45mph) and check out Manhattan’s incredible skyline from the water.
Otherwise, use your free time to get out of the city for a change of scene. Head out to beautiful Brooklyn by walking over the historic Brooklyn Bridge or visit the colourful suburb, the Bronx, known for its zoo and botanical gardens.
For something different, hit the Lower East Side and learn about New York’s mixed history and immigrants at the Tenement Museum. If you’re feeling hungry, visit the Chelsea Market – it’s packed with gourmet foods from brownies to lobster.
Tonight is the last night on tour, and we’re going to make it unforgettable. After a farewell dinner, we’ll head straight to the top of New York’s most famous landmark, the Empire State Building. Take in the gorgeous night lights of Manhattan and sweeping views over the city from 102 floors up.
- Get a birds eye view of Manhattan from the Empire State Building
- Visit the Empire State Building & take an elevator to the Observation Tower (102 floors up)
- Central Park Bike Tour (seasonal) USD $41.00
- 'Sex and the City' Tour USD $41.00
Your tour ends this morning so it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends and Tour Manager.
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