Tour around NYC's energetic center on this comprehensive Manhattan highlights tour focusing on neighborhoods in detail based on cultural, historic or culinary themes. Choose from a 4-, 5- or 6-hour tour. With a separate driver and private guide, not only will you have the luxury to see the New York City sights by private vehicle; you will also have the opportunity to hop out and explore NYC on foot with your professional and enthusiastic tour guide.
Many visitors come to New York to simply experience the tall buildings and fast-paced hustle and bustle. That's why we often start with a step back into a place that was built primarily to give citizens relief from the mean city streets. Central Park: An oasis in the heart of the metropolis.
Once you've had enough fresh air, we'll ditch those chirping birds for honking horns. Your stroll in the park will turn into a strut down 5th Avenue. Known as the shopping mecca of the world, 5th Avenue has some of the most famous stores in the world. You'll visit Rockefeller Center, known for Radio City Music Hall, NBC Studios and Top of the Rock and Times Square. A quick drive will take you and your group to Grand Central Terminal. There, you'll step inside the busiest train station in the world and gaze up at the astronomical mural on the ceiling where artists painstakingly painted the constellations'backwards!
From there it's only a hop, skip and a jump down to Madison Square Park to view some of the most beautiful skyscrapers in existence. Feast your eyes on the Flatiron Building, one of the first skyscrapers in the world.
Moving on downtown to Greenwich Village you'll get the feel like maybe you're no longer in a massive maddening city but a calmer quainter part of town. The Village has always had a different feel to it, with shorter buildings, streets cutting in at 45-degree angles and cute little triangular parks. This neighborhood has been home to a lot of quirky characters like Edgar Allen Poe, Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan. And it wouldn't be a visit to New York without peeking at some ethnic neighborhoods: Chinatown and Little Italy give a glimpse of a different kind of life with exotic foods, foreign languages and fascinating cultures.
Finally we have Lower Manhattan, which is perhaps the densest area for sightseeing in New York City. City Hall, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Woolworth Building, Wall Street, the World Trade Center Site, Battery Park, and the Statue of Liberty are all a short walk or drive away from each other in perhaps the most culturally and historically exciting place in the world! But don't forget a quick trip over the Manhattan Bridge to see it all from Brooklyn'a truly unforgettable vantage point. This private tour of New York City will be the highlight of your trip!