NYC Must-See Highlights of Manhattan Bus Tour

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ExperienceFirst invites you to embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Manhattan. Join a local expert guide on a comprehensive bus tour that will take you to the must-see highlights of NYC. Discover the vibrant neighborhoods of Chinatown, Greenwich Village, and SoHo, soaking in the rich culture and history. Marvel at iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, Flatiron Building, and Wall Street as you pass by in the comfort of a climate-controlled bus. Take a moment to reflect at the solemn and powerful 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy a ferry ride past Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The tour also includes stops at Madison Square Park, Central Park, and Times Square. Don't miss this chance to experience over a dozen iconic New York attractions in just one tour. Book now and let ExperienceFirst show you the best of the Big Apple.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 6 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • "Explore diverse neighborhoods from Chinatown to Greenwich Village"
  • "Enjoy a ferry ride past Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty"
  • "Gain insight from knowledgeable guide at Ground Zero and Central Park"
  • "Appreciate iconic landmarks hassle-free without transportation"
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Statue of liberty and nyc skyline views from the boat
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

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ExperienceFirst presents the NYC Must-See Highlights of Manhattan Bus Tour, a captivating journey through the vibrant streets of New York City. Led by a knowledgeable local expert, this tour provides an insider's perspective on the city's most iconic attractions. From the bustling neighborhoods of Chinatown and Greenwich Village to the serene oasis of Central Park, you will explore the diverse cultural tapestry that makes Manhattan truly unique. This comprehensive tour offers the convenience of transportation, allowing you to soak in the city's skyline and landmarks without any hassle.

What to Expect?

Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich history and modern marvels of Manhattan. Throughout the 360-minute tour, you'll visit over a dozen must-see attractions, from the stunning Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty. On foot, you'll stroll through famous landmarks like Rockefeller Center and the 9/11 Memorial, gaining fascinating insights from your expert guide. This tour promises a captivating blend of sights, informative commentary, and the chance to experience the true essence of New York City.

Who is this for?

The NYC Must-See Highlights of Manhattan Bus Tour is perfect for adventurers of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, this tour ensures a memorable experience. Families can bond over the shared excitement of discovering New York's treasures, while solo travelers can join a group of like-minded explorers. History buffs, culture enthusiasts, and photography enthusiasts alike will find inspiration in the winding streets and iconic landmarks of Manhattan. This tour embraces diversity and welcomes everyone to discover the magic of NYC.

Why book this?

This tour stands out as the ideal way to make the most of your time in New York City. With an experienced guide leading the way, you'll enjoy insider knowledge and captivating stories, making each stop come alive with history and culture. The convenience of comfortable transportation ensures a hassle-free experience, allowing you to focus on the sights and immerse yourself in the city's vibrant atmosphere. By taking this tour, you'll not only check off all the must-see highlights but also gain a deeper understanding of the city's past, present, and future.

Good to Know

Your tour begins at the famous Rockefeller Center, where you'll meet your guide at the side window of the FAO Schwarz toy store. Nearby subway stations make it easy to reach the starting point. Throughout the tour, your guide will be easily identifiable, wearing an orange hat and/or a blue shirt or jacket. Remember to wear comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved during certain stops. The tour includes visits to iconic landmarks, such as the Empire State Building, Flatiron Building, and Central Park, offering ample photo opportunities. Don't forget your camera to capture the memories of this unforgettable tour.


Travelers who have experienced the NYC Must-See Highlights of Manhattan Bus Tour have raved about its comprehensive itinerary and knowledgeable guides. They were impressed by the seamless transportation and the chance to explore numerous attractions in just one tour. Visitors also appreciated the insights shared by the guides, making each stop more meaningful and engaging. Many reviewers mentioned that this tour provided a fantastic overview of Manhattan's top highlights, allowing them to get an authentic taste of New York City's vibrant culture and history. Overall, previous participants highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for an unforgettable and informative experience in the Big Apple.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Rockefeller Center

Start with a walking tour of Rockefeller Center to see 30 Rock (just like the famous TV show), and a view St. Patrick's Cathedral From here you will board the climate controlled bus an head out on 5th Avenue through the bustling shopping district.

Madison Square Park

Our first stop is a green jewel in the midst of the city with stunning views of the Empire State Building and Flatiron Building

Empire State Building

(Pass by)

See the iconic skyscraper from Madison Square Park.

Flatiron Building

(Pass by)

This triangular building is among the world's most famous skyscrapers, and perhaps the quintessential symbol of New York City.

Greenwich Village

(Pass by)

Drive past Washington Square Park in this artistic and alternative NYC neighborhood that is home to artists and students, and is celebrated for its LGBTQ history.


(Pass by)

Amazing cast-iron buildings, expensive shops, and lofts are everywhere in this neighborhood.


(Pass by)

A thriving immigrant community with vibrant sights, smells, and things to do.

Wall Street

(Pass by)

America’s financial heart.

Trinity Church

(Pass by)

This is the historic church where Alexander Hamilton is buried.

Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull)

(Pass by)

Admire the most photographed sculpture of New York.

Statue of Liberty

(Pass by)

You board your ferry to sail past Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and take in the magnificent New York City skyline. On this 1-hour cruise, you have time to eat lunch. You can bring lunch or purchase lunch at the terminal or on the boat.

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Visit 9/11 Ground Zero, and see the largest man-made waterfalls in tribute to the people that lost their lives.

The Vessel

(Pass by)

Get a great of the towering, interactive sculpture in the heart of Hudson Yards.

Intrepid Museum

(Pass by)

Pass by the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid which served in World War II, the Cold War and the Vietnam War as well as a NASA recovery vessel in the 1960s

Columbus Circle

(Pass by)

Official highway distances from New York City are measured from this heavily trafficked circle.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

(Pass by)

Epicenter of New York City’s performing arts culture.

American Museum of Natural History

(Pass by)

Star location for the blockbuster movie, “Night at the Museum”.

Central Park

A stop in Central Park and walk to the Strawberry Field with panoramic views.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

(Pass by)

Home to the Met Gala, one of the largest charity events for fashion and pop culture

Times Square

Our tour concludes with a drop off at Time Square, the colorful and bustling entertainment capital of the world.



5 (329)


Chris was a local and was very knowledgeable about all the buildings and locations! Had a great energy and was great at answering questions. However, I think we did more driving than walking, since whenever we got out to walk around it was for no more than 20mins per stop. Still thought it was well-rounded though!

Jared R R

5 Kevin was great, funny and informative. Made the trip very pleasant and fun. Thought that a 6 hour bus tour was gonna be a long trip but it went by in a blink of an eye and wishing it was longer


Loved our tour! Was a great experience and Ray was informative and funny! He did a great job! Would suggest this tour for everyone.


Having Ray, a true New Yorker as our guide was an extraordinary plus. Throughout the day his love of his native city and his knowledge of the places we saw or visited helped our group enjoy the tour. The stop at the 9/11 Memorial showed how much New Yorkers were impacted by the tragic event. All of us were deeply moved at Ray’s recollection of the attack. I do recommend the tour.

Natalie R

Ray did a wonderful job showing us around Manhattan. He was very knowledgeable and if a question was asked he wasn’t sure on, he did the research to let us know.


Having Ray as a guide. He was knowledgeable and fun. Best sites were from the ferry, the 9/11 memorial (and the duck-you had to be there!), Madison Square Park, the gold roof of the New York Life building.


Great tour and guide! It was more personal compared to other tours I've taken in New York. Chris Lee, our guide, was funny!


I had the absolute pleasure of having a tour with Ray. He is AWESOME!!! We saw all the major tourist attractions in the New York area with one of the most knowledgeable tour guides in the city. Ray is an absolute GEM!! He provided us with current day information as well as historical information. I even saw members and tour guides from other groups listening to the amazing history and fun facts of the different places we went. It's a long tour, however we were left wanting more. Ray's ability to keep you smiling, laughing and having the time of your life was effortless making the tour seem alot shorter than what it is. My boyfriend bragged about how much of a good time he had and that he hadn't had this much fun in a long time. That's NO easy feat.. I can tell you that right now!! We've got pictures and memories to last a lifetime. So glad that we went on this tour. 10/10 Definitely Recommend


What a fantastic tour!! We saw all the must-see sights, and Chris Lee was a knowledgeable, fun, and expert tour guide! I recommend doing this tour early on to give you a great overview of NYC and ideas of where you'd like to explore in more depth for the rest of your trip.


A lot crammed into one day, involves a lot of driving, in slow moving traffic, continual excuses for this means less time at the points of interest. Possibly would be better to do less and have more time at each. Coney Island really is a stretch too far. And not much reallt to do there for 30 mins or so. You visit 5 boroughs but just skim over them.
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