10 Best GetYourGuide Tours In New York City - Updated 2024

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In New York City there is something for everyone to do. Whether you want to take walks through scenic streets, want to gorge on the architectural marvels, want to eat at amazing restaurants or want to simply understand and absorb the history and the culture of the city, you are covered. This is the city that is sure to humour every tourist’s whims and fancies. However, to make the process of selection easier for you, we have listed 10 of the most attractive and well-known locations in New York that do deserve a day or two to fit into your schedule. Check out the best GetYourGuide tours in New York City.

1. Empire State Building (from USD 47.91)

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If you purchase tickets to visit the Empire State Building, you can visit it anytime within the period of a month. You’ll see the newly renovated lobby and marvel at the art deco ceilings, the Dare To Dream Exhibit, the Sustainability Exhibit and enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of the city inclusive of the Central Park, Times Square, The Brooklyn Bridge, The Hudson River and The Statue of Liberty, among other iconic structures, from the observation deck on the 86th floor of the building, which features a glass covered pavilion and an open-air promenade.

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NYC: Empire State Building Tickets & Skip-the-Line

Duration: 45.0 to 1.0 minute

12443 reviews

2. Woodbury Commons Outlet Mall (from USD 47.0)

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Find luxury brands, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Lacoste, Gucci, Chloe, Coach, Chanel, Burberry, Dolce and Gabanna, Fendi and several others, at a bargain from over 200 stores in the Woodbury Commons Outlet Mall. The mall offers exclusive features like the exchange of foreign currency, ATM, wheelchairs, strollers and also locker facilities. The mall stays open 7 days a week except on Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Visit at leisure and splurge on luxury.

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NYC: Woodbury Commons Outlet Mall Shopping Tour

Duration: 1.0 day

577 reviews

3. Madison Square Garden (from USD 46.0)

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Madison Square Garden is the world’s most famous arena. The arena bowl, Garden 366 and the Defining Moments Exhibit will render you the experience of some of the most iconic moments of the garden. Luxury suites will be your abode and through new and improved virtual reality technology you will experience a few historic moments such as the Billy Joel’s concert. You can test your skills as a hockey goalie, boxer and the like at these kiosks situated here.

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New York City: Madison Square Garden Guided Arena Tour

Duration: 1.0 hour

490 reviews

4. New York City deluxe helicopter tour (from USD 239.0)

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Enjoy a magnificent view of the city from the floor to ceiling convex windows inside a helicopter. The ride comprises a live tour narration and a views of the Central Park, Hudson River, New York harbor, Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, the World Financial Center, the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Greenwich Village, the Brooklyn Bridge and the South Street Seaport.

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NYC: Manhattan Island All-Inclusive Helicopter Tour

Duration: 15.0 to 30.0 minute

3773 reviews

New York Tour Guide

Annie Leguennec

Annie Leguennec

My name is Annie. I am a local Tour guide based in Philadelphia enjoying fully what the city has to offer with its deep history, street arts, murals, architecture, traditional food, black history, Farmer Markets, green space, a melting pot of neighborhoods and its great locals. I am looking for to welcome you and show you this incredible city where you will gain a better understanding of the city's rich heritage and its continuing legacy as the birthplace of the United States of America. Book my tour. Explore and learn about this unique city where you will walk on the footsteps of our America's founding Fathers. My tours are conducted in English, French and Italian.

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5. Sex and the City hotspots tour (from USD 253.13)

sex and the city hotspots tour

Relish a three and a half hours tour of locations, streets, cafes and malls that comprised the locations where the iconic movie Sex and the City was shot. Live the life of the four women in the way that they did over a period of a few hours. Visit the bars they visited and buy drinks at a discount, shop from the stores they usually stopped at and all of that. The guide will take you through 40 locations associated with the film and the girls, including The Buddakan where Carrie’s wedding dinner rehearsal took place, Charlotte’s workplace at Soho and others.

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NYC: Sex and the City Sites Bus Tour (On Location Tours)

Duration: 3.0 hour

724 reviews

6. American Museum of Natural History (from USD 28.0)

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Visit all of the 45 museum halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space that together comprise up to 32 million specimens on display. However, if you update your tickets to a super saver package then you get to avail the other facilities, including the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, Our Senses: An Immersive Experience, Unseen Oceans and an IMAX Theater Film. Here’s one suggestion to avoid crowds: enter through the lower level of the Rose Center at the north side of the museum. Free tours are also available at specific times during the day.

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New York City: American Museum of Natural History Ticket

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7. minute cruise along the Statue of Liberty (from USD 32.99)

minute cruise along the statue of liberty

You will cruise under the Brooklyn Bridge for 60 minutes and pass through premium attraction sites like the Empire State Building, the new Freedom Tower, the Manhattan Bridge and Governor’s Island. Then you will visit Ellis Island and the famous entry point to New York City and catch glimpses of the One World Trade Center and the skyline of Manhattan. Stack up on drinks and snacks from the concession stand aboard the boat. If you upgrade your ticket you also get a half-hour walking tour past the Historic South Street Seaport district and learn a lot about the history and architecture along with the knowledge regarding the beginning of industrialisation.

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NYC: 1-Hour Cruise Around Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Duration: 1.0 hour

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8. Little Italy Italian food tasting tour (from USD 70.0)

little italy italian food tasting tour

Little Italy is a foodie’s paradise. This is the perfect food tasting trip for you, where you will visit four different venues and the food tastings will comprise a four-course meal. The Parisi Bakery, Alleva Dairy (America’s oldest cheese shop) and Lombardi’s pizza (the oldest pizzeria in America) are the venues you’ll visit. You will pass through locations where famous movies, such as The Godfather, Donnie Brasco, Mean Streets and the guide is sure to point them out to you.

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New York City: Little Italy Italian Food Tasting Tour

Duration: 2.0 hour

175 reviews

9. New York Museum of Modern Art (from USD 25.0)

new york museum of modern art

The museum displays a wonderful variation of contemporary art. It houses an amalgamation of the traditional (European paintings and sculpture of the 1880s), including Monet’s Water Lilies, Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, among several other iconic pieces and the modern work by Elizabeth Murray and Cindy Sherman thus exhibiting a beautiful transition from the past to the present. You won’t need to stand in the huge line to enter the museum if you buy tickets prior to your visit.

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New York: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Entry Ticket

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10. Hour harbor lights night cruise (from USD 33.65)

hour harbor lights night cruise

You will cruise through the city past sights, such as the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, the World Trade Center building and pass under the Brooklyn Bridge and along to the other side of Manhattan. Be amazed at the mesmerizing skyline as the beautiful city lights up during sunset. Cruise all the way to the Empire State building, while enjoying a tour commentary throughout the hour-long trip.

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New York City: Sunset Boat Cruise to Statue of Liberty

Duration: 1.0 hour

349 reviews

The city that meets every tourist's whims

If you are in New York City, you will definitely find something to do that you will particularly enjoy. The list mentioned above is quite exhaustive too. It has tried to fit in all the different kinds of attractions of the city.

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