From the Sopranos Sites Tour to the Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour, check out our pick of the best NYC sightseeing tours for seeing The Big Apple’s most iconic sights
These are the best NYC sightseeing tours for checking out the likes of the Empire State Building, The New York Stock Exchange and of course the Statue of Liberty!
First up on our round-up of the best NYC sightseeing tours, a tour inspired by crime drama The Sopranos!
Consistently ranked as one of the greatest shows of all time (and credited with ushering in the era of prestige TV) the story of mobster-in-therapy Tony Soprano and his family was set in New Jersey, with many exterior shots in and around NYC.
You’ll visit locations such as Little Italy, Father Phil’s Parish and the restaurant where Tony sits during the last scene of the show!
NYC’s iconic skyline – populated with almost 300 high-rise buildings of 500+ feet – never looks better than at night.
This early evening 1.5-hour tour takes in many of the major sights of Midtown and Downtown Manhattan (The Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden), plus the famed Brooklyn Bridge.
You’ll travel by double decker bus (the top deck is open-air), with an NYC expert as your guide, and once in Brooklyn, you’ll be taken to a prime spot for an uninterrupted photo opportunity of the Big Apple’s amazing cityscape!
Next up on our round up of the best NYC sightseeing tours, it’s the Liberty Cruise. Another short and sweet trip, this one-hour cruise of the Hudson River takes in sights like the One World Trade Center and Chelsea Piers.
Of course, the most iconic sight of all is the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to the States dating back to 1875. You’ll learn the history of monuments and buildings aplenty with cruise content that can be translated into several languages – including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, German and Chinese (Mandarin) – via a companion app.
The tour takes place on comfortable, state-of-the-art boats, fully equipped with free wifi, an onboard cafe and a bar that serves hot and cold drink plus alcohol!
Fourth on our list of the best NYC sightseeing tours, it’s the Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour. Opened to great fanfare in 1883, The Brooklyn Bridge is the oldest suspension bridges in the world.
On this two-hour tour, you’ll be able to enjoy awesome views from the bridge, while also exploring parts of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Bikes and helmets are provided.
Finally, we have the two-hour Wall Street Experience: Financial Crisis Tour, where you’ll retrace the mysterious steps that led to the global financial crisis of 2007-2008.
The tours are led by former bankers, traders and others with insider knowledge, but the events are explained in easy to understand language, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of a complex catastrophe.
You’ll also get to see architectural marvels like the New York Stock Exchange and other iconic Wall Street sites!
Stay tuned! Next week we’ll be telling you about some of the best things to do in DC and NYC for museum lovers! Are you planning a trip to The Big Apple or Washington, DC, in the future? Plan your itinerary and check out an array of things to do in New York plus the top DC attractions with Vamzio today!