All that glitters might not be gold, but a little shimmer makes New York City all the more glamorous. Your night tour of the Big Apple combines travel by boat and bus to view the most popular attractions as they light up for the evening. Drive through Greenwich Village, SoHo and Chinatown, and check out the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and more. You also walk through celebrated landmarks such as Grand Central Terminal and High Line Park with your knowledgeable guide.
After meeting your guide in Times Square, board your comfortable coach and head to your first stop, High Line Park.
Your guide explains how the High Line, an elevated freight railroad, was abandoned until recently, when community visionaries created an urban oasis along 1.5 miles (2.4km) of tracks. Follow your guide on a 15-minute walk through part of the high-flying park to admire its innovative design, which includes native plant landscaping, public art and grassy open spaces.
Once you have strolled along the High Line and peeked at Chelsea, the chic surrounding neighborhood, head to the South Street Seaport for a 1-hour boat tour on the East River. As you cruise along New York Harbor, sip a complimentary glass of bubbly or apple cider (additional drinks available for purchase at the full bar) and enjoy front row views of the Statue of Liberty, Governor’s Island, Brooklyn Bridge and glittering New York City skyline.
When you return to shore, reboard your coach for a 2.5-hour driving tour that travels through Lower and Upper Manhattan. Marvel at New York’s most famous sites, such as the dizzying array of color at Times Square and decorative window displays along Fifth Avenue. Snap iconic photos of the Empire State Building, Woolworth Building, Flatiron Building and MetLife Tower from Madison Square Park, and pass by Rockefeller Center, Macy’s Herald Square and more.
Travel through legendary neighborhoods like Tribeca, Greenwich Village, SoHo, and Chinatown while your guide describes their history, landmarks, celebrity residents and other present-day claims to fame.
At Grand Central Terminal, disembark to take a leisurely 20-minute walk around the historic national landmark and see nearby attractions such as the Chrysler Building and New York Public Library.
Learn from your experienced guide’s informative commentary while touring New York’s must-see neighborhoods and attractions as they sparkle with light. After your 3.5-hour boat and bus tour of the city, your guide returns you to Times Square, where your tour ends.