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Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Manhattan by Subway
Real New Yorkers get around by subway and today, so will you. In fact, by the end of the day you will be swiping your MetroCard like a local. Start with a ride to Lower Manhattan and stop at Battery Park, which offers vistas of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Walk up Broadway and see the Bull, Bowling Green, Fearless Girl, Federal Hall, New York Stock Exchange, Trinity Church, and the National September 11 Memorial. Jump on the subway to Greenwich Village and see the famous Washington Square Arch and the main campus of the most expensive college in the USA, New York University. Your next ride will take you to Bryant Park, once a “no-go” location for even locals but now a prime destination for food, drinks, and shopping. Its eastern border is the main branch of the New York Public Library, a must-see when in Manhattan. Your final ride will take you to Central Park for a stroll on its idyllic paths. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • MetroCard (five subway rides)
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
Lower East Side
Discover how the Lower East Side evolved as it welcomed wave after wave of immigrants, including the Irish, Germans, Eastern Europeans, Italians, Chinese, and Latin Americans.  Learn about life in the tenements in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  You will see what people endured to come to America and learn how they lived, worked, and made the best of what they had.  Every culture that passed through the Lower East Side has left its mark; discover an intact synagogue from 1887, and another synagogue that is now a Buddhist temple.  Before the arrival of the immigrants, the area was a farmland.  In fact, Orchard Street on the Lower East Side was named for what it once ran through: Mr. de Lancy’s orchards.  Several stops will be made along the way to illustrate the area’s rich history.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be added
A Cultural Walk Through Little Italy and Chinatown
There are numerous ethnic groups in New York City, but only two have neighborhoods named after them: one is Little Italy, and the other is Chinatown. 

Little Italy was formed in the late 1800s as millions of Italian immigrants streamed into the United States. And although nowadays you do not hear much Italian on the street, there are still old school establishments that carry on the traditions. 

Chinatown on the other hand is still growing and when you enter it, it is like being transported to another country. All the signs are in Chinese, the languages spoken are all dialects of Chinese, the produce and food shops sell many items you will not recognize. It is submersion into another culture.  
Join your guide on this walking tour and find out what is below the surface that makes both these neighborhoods even more unique and intriguing.
 
Tour will include the following sights and/or stops:
  • Mulberry Street (main drag of Little Italy) 
  • Mahayana Buddhist Temple
  • Mott Street (main drag of Chinatown) 
  • Chatham Square
  • Canal Street                                 
  • Columbus Park
  • Five Points                                             
  • First Shearith Israel Graveyard
 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be arranged
Discover Manhattan: From Central Park to Battery Park
The most popular part of New York City is the area between Central Park and Battery Park.  Within those borders are some of the world’s most famous places: The Empire State Building, Chinatown, Grand Central Terminal, the 9/11 Memorial, the Brooklyn Bridge, the South Street Seaport, Washington Square Arch, Little Italy, Rockefeller Center, and Times Square.  On tour with a private guide you will see, hear, and explore the city.  In some cases you will get out and walk around so you can truly experience Gotham.  This tour is customizable.  We can focus on art, cuisine, architecture, walking, or a mix of everything.


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking licensed tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Entrance fees are additional and can be purchased in advance
High Line, Chelsea Market & Meatpacking District
Until 1958, the building that houses the famous Chelsea Market was a Nabisco factory, and less than 20 years ago, it was used for light manufacturing. 
Fifteen years ago, the area known as the Meatpacking District was known for just that, plus some really “interesting” night clubs, and many used the street as a place to do business.
 
About 10 years ago, the park called the High Line was an abandoned elevated railway and the park was only on paper.
 
Today, the area is one of the hottest in Manhattan. Chelsea Market has some of the best food purveyors in the city. Bring your appetite and get something to eat. The Meatpacking District, with its cobblestone streets, still has some grit and its checkered past along with all kinds of new development mixed in. You’ll learn a lot from your guide who will point out things only a professional will know. The most important addition to the area has been the High Line Park, which went from urban decay to metropolitan oasis. Walk a portion of the High Line with your guide as she tells you its secrets and stories.

 
Please note that this tour is for parties of five or less.


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
  • Guide gratuity
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States.  It is one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy.  The views of the Statue from the water are breathtaking and reminiscent of what immigrants first saw entering New York Harbor.

Ellis Island
Ellis Island opened in 1892 and was the entry point for European immigrants for more than 60 years.  Twelve million people passed through the halls that are now the historical Ellis Island Immigration Museum.  Walk through the Great Hall as the new Americans once did – ancestors of more than half of the US population.  You can search for your family surname on the American Immigrant wall of Honor.  With over 600,000 entries, it is the longest wall of names in the world.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver Gratuity
  • Ferry tickets
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
Central Park
Where else can you see a castle, a sled dog, Alice in Wonderland, a pair of hawks, and a 4,000-year-old obelisk from Egypt in one place?  You guessed it: Central Park is more than just a green space in the middle of Manhattan Island; it is an 843-acre oasis 150 years in the making and a favorite retreat for New Yorkers of all walks of life.  An essential part of the urban landscape, Central Park is something that no New Yorker could live without.  It fits into the Manhattan environment so naturally that many people never realize it is entirely man-made.  Follow your guide on the winding paths and over the bridges and through the tunnels, and learn how the architects Olmsted and Vaux created New York’s “backyard.”

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be added
Helicopter Ride Over Manhattan
See New York like never before. Experience a luxurious new perspective on this incomparable city by making your way up the Hudson River, and enjoy the sights of the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings, Central Park, Times Square, and so much more. This is New York City’s most extravagant and exhilarating sightseeing and photo opportunity. It will be an everlasting memory for you on your special trip to NYC. 
This tour also includes the following sights:
  • Columbia University                                                 - Statue of Liberty
  • George Washington Bridge                                      - Ellis Island
  • New Jersey Palisades                                             - The Freedom Tower
  • Yankee Stadium (except on game days)                   - Chelsea Piers
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
 
Helicopter tours are not private. 

Helicopter tours are not available on Sunday. 

We use Bell 407, Bell 427 or Eurocopter EC 130 helicopters. All have Avoidance Collision System. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • Helicopter tour of Manhattan
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
Horse and Carriage Ride in Central Park Ending with a Picnic Lunch
Horse and Carriage Ride in Central Park
 
Meet your horse and carriage at the corner of 59th Street and 5th Avenue.  Take a leisurely ride through Central Park, seeing the South End Quadrant (Central Park South to the Lake, just north of Terrace Drive), which includes the views from the small loop plus Balto’s Statue, Summer Stage, Conservatory Water, the Bandshell, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Strawberry Fields, the Dakota building where John Lennon lived, Tavern on the Green, Sheep Meadow, and Columbus Circle.  You end with a wonderful picnic set and waiting for you. 
 
Picnic Lunch
The Gold Picnic is one of our personalized, butler-serviced picnics.  We create a personalized picnic experience that includes the best meats, cheeses, fresh fruit, and crudités New York City has to offer, just for you, and we never forget something special for dessert.  When you arrive at your picnic spot, one of our picnic experts will have everything set up, ready and waiting for you.  When you’re finished, simply walk away. We take care of the clean up!

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • Horse and carriage ride
  • Carriage driver gratuity
  • Picnic lunch
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
Broook-lyyn
Traditional and hip, city and suburb, historic and cutting edge, cultured and gritty; Brooklyn is a city unto itself (if it were to be a separate city, it would be one of the most populated in the USA and maybe the most culturally diverse).  It is home to the neighborhoods of DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Park, Park Slope, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Promenade overlooking Lower Manhattan.  Come discover what so many New Yorkers already know: Brooklyn is the real crossroads of the world. 

A ride on Jane’s Carousel can be added. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking licensed tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Entrance fees are additional and can be purchased in advance
One World Observatory and National 9/11 Memorial & Museum Tour
Your private guide will take you to the 9/11 Memorial, a national tribute of remembrance and honor to those who perished in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. You will also explore the National September 11 Museum, the principal institution concerned with exploring the implications of the events of 9/11.
 
Now on the site is One World Trade and your tour will end by ascending to the top and experiencing One World Observatory. Look towards the horizon and feel the city’s invincible spirit. Take the iconic sights, surrounding waters, panoramic views of the skyline, and beyond from the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
 
Please note that this tour is for parties of four or less.


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
Crazy Christmas Lights of Brooklyn
It’s not a wealthy or ostentatious neighborhood, but Dyker Heights, adjacent to Bensonhurst and for decades a bastion of Italian Americans, takes Christmas seriously, and invites everyone to come and join in on the fun.  The local residents outdo one another in mounting over-the-top Christmas light decorations.  Tens of thousands of tourists come to see this neighborhood outpouring of creativity and fun, as light displays spill over their homes, roofs, and gardens.  Kids will be awed by the sheer amount of holiday decorations: brightly lit Rudolphs on the roof, Santas on the lawn, and entire homes ablaze with lights. 
Dyker Heights has been made famous in the PBS documentary Dyker Lights and seen on TLC’s Crazy Christmas Lights.
 
Highlights:
  • Animatronic toys and motorized displays
  • Glowing nativity scenes
  • 30-foot tall toy soldiers


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
Manhattan Holiday Lights
During the holidays in New York City there is something special in the air.  It is not easy to describe, but it is something you sense when you see the lights, the people, and the hustle and bustle of holiday preparation.  All New Yorkers have their favorite spot to “sense” the holidays.  The Christmas Markets in Grand Central Station is one and the plaza at Lincoln Center is another.  Many like to gaze at the stupendous windows of Macy’s and Sak’s, while the traditionalist will marvel at the wonder of 30,000 lights on the tree at Rockefeller Center. Come along with one of our New York guides and experience the holidays in New York; like no other place for the holidays.  Your guide will take you to spots you have only seen in the movies and also their favorite spot, and if you have been nice and not naughty, maybe even reveal a secret or two about the holidays in New York.  So, grab your Santa cap and come along for a ride of lights and smiling faces.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center
The world-famous ice rink at Rockefeller Center has been an essential New York City experience for generations, set against the unique urban backdrop of Rockefeller Center. Embrace the festive winter season and make magical memories on the ice as you warm up with hot chocolate and cookies personally delivered to you.
 
Skates for small kids are available. The smallest skate is a baby 6 (US size) and the largest skate is men’s 14 (US size). 

This activity is available seasonally.


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • Skate rental
  • Refreshments including hot chocolate, espresso drinks and bottled water
  • Assortments of freshly baked cookies
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
Williamsburg & Greenpoint
In North Brooklyn, Williamsburg and adjacent Greenpoint offer a rich array of charms and curiosities, mixing history and modernity. Once industrial neighborhoods and immigrant centers, they have boomed in recent years, thanks to civic improvement and proximity to Manhattan. They offer waterfront views of Manhattan, quirky shopping, delicious food, and various arts. 
Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s best-known “hipster” zone, features the longtime home of the Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn’s new hotel district (including a reclaimed factory), and bustling shopping streets, from homemade crafts to the borough’s first Apple store. In South Williamsburg, an enclave of ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jews maintains 19th century traditions with a 21st century twist.
 
Adjacent Greenpoint contains a handsome historic district and several historic churches. While Williamsburg-style gentrification has drifted north, bringing new shopping, food, and nightspots, Greenpoint maintains an enduring Polish presence and has two small, lovely parks.


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
Haunted Brooklyn Heights
Take a stroll among the graceful old homes of one of Brooklyn’s oldest neighborhoods…but don’t let their sedate charms fool you. Nestled with these dwellings are a wealth of gory, ghastly, haunted, and gruesome tales. See horror master H.P. Lovecraft’s former home, visit the site of a “ghost-haunted” fort, discover the “Gate to Hell”, and more! 

This walking tour is not recommended for guests under 12 years old. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be arranged
Coney Island and Little Odessa
Drive to Manhattan Beach, the more upscale neighborhood of Brighton Beach, with its beautiful single-family homes form the late 19th century.  You will begin to think that you are no longer in New York, but a Russian city.  The shops’ signage is in a foreign alphabet and the markets are full of Russian-made goods.  Besides the ethnic attraction, it was also the childhood home of writer/producer/comedian Mel Brooks and playwright Neil Simon, who put the neighborhood on the stage with Brighton Beach Memoirs.  Your guide will take you through the historic sights and shops. 

As you enter the ever-popular, world-famous Coney Island, the first thing you will notice is that it’s not an island.  Coney Island was connected to Brooklyn with landfill in 1920; now it is best known for hotdogs, amusement parks, and the Cyclone.  Coney Island is full of iconic history that has created the legend it’s become.  You will walk along the famous boardwalk and even dip a toe in the Atlantic Ocean.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Entrance fees are additional and can be purchased in advance
  • A Russian lunch on the boardwalk can be added
Brooklyn Heights
One of the best-kept secrets of the City of New York is Brooklyn Heights, a beautiful district in Brooklyn.  Some historians call it one of the first suburbs in the United States.  Brooklyn Heights is unique as it radiates a hometown atmosphere while situated right next door to one of the most recognizable cityscapes in the world.  In 1964, Brooklyn Heights was the first area designated as a New York City Historic District; you will understand why as you see Federal style homes built in the 1820s, brick and brownstone homes from the 1830s and 1840s, and two Italianate mansions that overlook Pierrepont Street.


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be added
Brooklyn Bridge
Opened in 1883 after thirteen years of construction, the Brooklyn Bridge was built across the East River to connect Manhattan with the then-rural city of Brooklyn.  From the beginning, the bridge’s designer, John A. Roebling, planned not just a structure of convenience, but a great work of art that would stand the test of time.  The Brooklyn Bridge is a fully accessible bridge, with a center lane above traffic open to bicycle and pedestrian traffic.  Your fully guided tour takes you on a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge; a walk taken every day by commuters and tourists, and during times of crisis, such as after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11.

The tour also includes an exploration around City Hall Park and the DUMBO neighborhood in Brooklyn.
 
A ride on Jane’s Carousel can be added.
 

 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking licensed tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
  • Guide gratuity
Brooklyn Biking and Food Adventure
The tour starts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and makes its way through the hoods of Greenpoint, Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park and DUMBO. All along the way we're providing commentary (via walkie-talkies and headsets) about local culture and interesting history while showcasing beautiful parks, great bars and restaurants, boutique shops and nightlife. Highlights include a visit to an artisan chocolate factory, samples at a waterfront bakery and a slice of pizza from an authentic Brooklyn pizzeria. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking licensed tour guide
  • Bike and Helmet
  • Bottle of Water
  • Food Tasting
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
  • Guide gratuity
Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour
This walking tour leads you through Brooklyn's hippest neighborhood of Williamsburg. Discover cutting-edge culture, fascinating history, and creative street art.Experience Brooklyn's sights and culture on a relaxed neighborhood stroll. Over the course of 2 hours you will be immersed in a laid-back district of boutique shops, restaurants and restored lofts. You will walk the streets and take in a scene that's setting global trends. You will encounter innovative small-businesses, creative architecture, and vibrant street artwork. Additionally, you will be presented with a one-of-a-kind view of the waterfront and city skyline.

As you witness the phenomenon of Brooklyn, your guide will reveal its fascinating history. Learn about Brooklyn's heritage as a capital of immigration, manufacturing and beer brewing. Discover the story of its recent gentrification, and how its culture, identity and future are being shaped.

Listen closely for insider info about today's current events, like the Billion Dollar Sugar Scheme and the Mysterious Staring Artist. Also, long-forgotten historic tales like the story of the brewer's offspring who scandalized a nation.
By the end of this walk you will have experienced the pulse of one of the most sought-after places in the world, and gained insight into its booming popularity. But most importantly,
you will have discovered why Brooklyn is so much FUN.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be added
Upper East Side Galleries Tour
This elegant neighborhood is host to galleries tucked into townhouses and former mansions, which showcase 19th and 20th century art through contemporary. Enjoy a lecture about exciting exhibitions, as well as insight into the inner workings of the art business.  

Visits to galleries specializing in post-war and contemporary art such as Levy-Gorvy, Gagosian, Venus Over Manhattan, Acquavella and Skarstedt can be arranged.  

Museum spaces in the neighborhood such as the Met Breuer or Institute for the Study of the Ancient World can also be included depending on the guests’ interests (additional cost for entrance fees might be incurred). 

This tour can be from 2.5 hours to 4 hours depending on how long the guests want to explore. 

This tour is not available on Sundays and Mondays as most galleries are closed on those days. 


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking art specialist
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be arranged
The Upper East and Upper West: Tales of Money and Scandal
The Upper East Side and Upper West Side of Manhattan have long been considered the home of the social elite of New York City.The Upper East Side has long been called the Gold Coast of Manhattan with historic mansions (some with values over fifty million dollars), and some of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim.
Crossing Central Park brings you to the Upper West Side, an equally wealthy and cultural neighborhood as its crosstown cousin, but a bit more hip with a dash of grit thrown in for good measure.

Both have tales of money, sex, and scandal that will leave you in awe.
 
This tour will include the following sights and/or stops:
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art             
  • The Dakota Building
  • The Frick Collection                                 
  • The Ansonia Building
  • Museum Mile                                     
  • Central Park West
  • Park Avenue                                       
  • Lincoln Center
  • Madison Avenue                                     
  • New York Historical Society
  • American Museum of Natural History

 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver Gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
The Secret Picnic
There is nothing better than a secret. It is something that is only yours. Only you can decide who to share your secrets with. Beyond Times Square wants to help you share the best kept secret in Manhattan. Quietly tucked away on the sixth floor of Rockefeller Center, this unique venue features extraordinary views of Fifth Avenue and St. Patrick’s Cathedral from a manicured historic garden complete with a sparkling reflective pool. This rare private space is yours to share with your special someone, family, or friends. Your seated picnic is the finest quality food and drink, and can be completely customized to your tastes. With our event professionals, we can engineer your perfect day. No request is too small. It is the unforgettable spot to celebrate one of life’s precious moments: an engagement, an anniversary, or just being together with those who you want to share all your secrets with. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • Venue Rental
  • Seated Picnic Lunch
  • Gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be arranged
  • Live music can be arranged
  • Alcohol
  • Server can be arranged
The Life of Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton was a real New Yorker. Immigrant, broke when he got here, worked hard, lived in multiple neighborhoods, spoke his mind, always hustling for a better job, and knew he was better than everyone else. You can trace his life through the streets of Manhattan. From the only house he owned in Harlem, to where he worked as the Secretary of Treasury in the Financial District. His widow Eliza lived in a townhouse in East Village which still stands and there are traces of Aaron Burr, the “damn fool that shot Hamilton”, all over the borough. See the spot of the original building where Hamilton, Jefferson and Madison negotiated the Compromise of 1790 (“room where it happened”) and the university where he got a scholarship (not where he punched the bursar). This tour is a must for any Hamilton fan, history buff or anyone who wants to be cool at the next cocktail or tea party.  

Tour will include the following sights:
  • Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
  • Hamilton Grange National Memorial
  • The Morris-Jumel Mansion
  • Trinity Church
 
This tour can be extended to six to seven hours to include the spot in Weehawken, NJ where the famous duel that ended Hamilton’s life took place.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Entrance fees are additional and can be purchased in advance
The Floor is Yours at Madison Square Garden
When you look at the court from close up, and by close up I mean when you are walking on it, it does not seem that big.  You say to yourself, “I can run up and down this thing.”  You take a few shots, a few go in, some hit the rim, a few “wow, that was bad” shots.  You are warming up because in just a few minutes a pro basketball player is going to walk onto the court and you want to be able to show him what you got.  When he gets there you give him the look that you are ready and his gives you the eye and says, “Take the shot.”  Swish, and you feel like a million bucks.  So now the two of you are on the court and he is showing you the moves of the game; how to dunk, free throw, and guard.  Never did you think you would get a chance to be at Madison Square Garden, playing with one of your heroes.  You make it last as long as you can, then get some photos with you and your temporary basketball coach.  Do not forget that last free throw, and then let him sign the ball, because you are taking it home.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • One hour on the court at Madison Square Garden
  • Current member  of the Knicks on court with you
  • Basketball signed by the player
  • Bottle of water
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
  • Items not mentioned
Starchitecture
Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Renzo Piano: these and other so-called “Starchitects” are transforming Manhattan by creating memorable new museums, corporate headquarters, and high-rise apartments.Join your architectural historian for a four-hour tour of some of the city’s most talked-about architecture.  Many of the buildings are by Pritzker Prize-winning laureates from around the globe.  You’ll view cutting edge designs that display striking shapes, unusual materials, and a number of environmentally-conscious works that have received LEED platinum ratings, such a Thom Mayne’s stunning new academic building in the East Village for the Cooper Union and Norman Foster’s crystalline Hearst Tower near Columbus Circle.


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver Gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
 
 
SoHo
Like most of the developing city in the early years, SoHo (which stands for South of Houston Street – and by the way, it’s pronounced How-ston) started as a small village.  Over time, the neighborhood went from the wealthiest, to the most industrial, to a slum called “Hell’s 100 acres.”  Now it is back to trendy again.  SoHo is one of the most stylish neighborhoods in New York City, with clues of its past around every corner.  Several of its cast iron buildings built in the mid-1800s still stand.  As you explore the area, you will get the feel of its many cobblestone streets.  When artists arrived in SoHo in the 1970s, they began the revival of the neighborhood.  You’ll visit two of SoHo’s famed art galleries, including the Earth Room.  Next to SoHo is NoLIta – which is Northern Little Italy.  The area is home to the old St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  One story in particular your guide will impart is the 1799 murder of Elma Sands, the “Ghost of Spring Street.”


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
  • Guide gratuity
Skyscrapers
Few city skylines are as recognizable as that of New York City.  The Empire State Building, MetLife Building, Chrysler Building, and other iconic structures have featured prominently in film and television and have become part of America’s national identity.
On this fully guided tour, you will visit skyscrapers of every style, shape, and size.  Learn why there are skyscrapers in some areas and not others, and why the Empire State Building used to be called the Empty State Building.  The tour ends at Rockefeller Center, where you can take a trip to the top of the Rock, the 70th floor observation deck, if you wish.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be added
  • Entrance fees are additional and can be purchased in advance
Private Yacht Charter in New York City
Say goodbye to the crowds, lines, and hassles of boarding a public sightseeing cruise; your private yacht awaits.  You board and are greeted with champagne, then your captain welcomes you and explains the itinerary for the evening.  You and your party are on board and it is time to depart. You smell the dinner being prepared as the chef is at work in the kitchen.  You then step through the glass door and you are outside watching the bright lights of New York City go by. You wave to Ms. Liberty as she looks over the harbor and you nibble on hors-d’oeuvres. You are surrounded by friends and you know this is going to be the best night of your visit to NYC. 

We have multiple size yachts to suit any need.  We offer both motor and sailing yachts.  Romantic dinners for two, family outings, corporate events, and sightseeing are all available.  From 2 guests to 600.


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • Private yacht
  • Captain
  • Crew
  • Soft drinks
  • Gratuity
  • Dockage
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
  • Catering is available
  • Full bar is available
  • Entertainment is available
  • Guide service is available
MetLife Stadium Private Tour
Unlike any other NFL facility, MetLife Stadium is home to two NFL franchises, the New York Jets and New York Giants. In addition, MetLife Stadium continues to host world class concerts, college football, international soccer and many other timeless events. Now is your time to enjoy access as you are invited to take a behind the scenes look at the stadium. 

Your private guided tour will visit some of the stadium’s premium spaces, such as the Commissioners Club, Coaches Club and the luxury suites, as well as taking a walk on the field where some of your favorite athletes play each week. 

This tour can only be scheduled at 10:00a, 1:00p or 4:00p on non-game/concert days. 


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Admission to MetLife Stadium
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be arranged
Statue of Liberty & Downtown NYC Private Jet Ski Tour
Experience New York like never before…on a jet ski! Start this amazing tour by passing under the Verrazano Bridge, between Brooklyn and Staten Island and continue into the Hudson River for amazing views of the harbor and Manhattan. 

Highlights include: 
  • Statue of Liberty                             
  • Freedom Tower
  • Ellis Island                                     
  • South Street Seaport
  • Battery Park                                   
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Governors Island                         
  • Manhattan Bridge
 
The minimum age to operate a Jet Ski is 18 years old and the minimum age for a passenger is 14 years old (New York state law) 
 
This program is seasonal 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking instructor
  • Jet Ski, Life Vest, Wetsuit
  • Gas & Taxes
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Gratuity
  • Transportation can be arranged
  • Beach Towel can be added
Private Bike Tour of Central Park
What could be better than a guided bike ride in Central Park, the first landscaped public park in the USA?  Your guide, a city-licensed professional, rides alongside you and shows you all that the park has to offer: Bethesda Fountain, hidden waterfalls, cast-iron bridges, movie scenes, celebrity homes, and skyscrapers, all while passing beneath many of the park’s 26,000 trees.  You’ll learn the history of New York City, told in terms of the development of the city and its parks.  You’ll bike right up to Strawberry Fields, the memorial to the life of John Lennon, to see the famous building where he lived, and much more! 


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking licensed tour guide
  • Comfort hybrid bike and helmet
  • Bike lock & bike basket
  • Bottle of water
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be added
Private Bike Tour of Central Park Ending with a Picnic Lunch
Private Bike Tour of Central Park
What could be better than a guided bike ride in Central Park, the first landscaped public park in the USA?  Your guide, a city-licensed professional, rides alongside you and shows you all that the park has to offer: Bethesda Fountain, hidden waterfalls, cast-iron bridges, movie scenes, celebrity homes, and skyscrapers, all while passing beneath many of the park’s 26,000 trees.  You’ll learn the history of New York City, told in terms of the development of the city and its parks.  You’ll bike right up to Strawberry Fields, the memorial to the life of John Lennon, to see the famous building where he lived, and much more!  The bike tour is two hours. After the tour, drop off your bike, and walk to your picnic location (short walk). 

Picnic Lunch
The Gold Picnic is one of our personalized, butler-serviced picnics.  We create a personalized picnic experience that includes the best meats, cheeses, fresh fruit, and crudités New York City has to offer, just for you, and we never forget something special for dessert.  When you arrive at your picnic spot, one of our picnic experts will have everything set up, ready and waiting for you.  When you’re finished, simply walk away. We take care of the clean up!


 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Comfort hybrid bike and helmet
  • Bike lock & bike basket
  • Bottle of water
  • Picnic lunch
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be added
Picnic Lunch in Central Park
The Gold Picnic is one of our personalized, butler-serviced picnics.  We create a personalized picnic experience that includes the best meats, cheeses, fresh fruit, and crudités New York City has to offer, just for you, and we never forget something special for dessert.  When you arrive at your picnic spot, one of our picnic experts will have everything set up, ready and waiting for you.  When you’re finished, simply walk away. We take care of the clean up! 

Picnic locations may vary.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • Picnic lunch
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
Outdoor Art Tour in Lower Manhattan
Lower Manhattan is an open-air art gallery with masterpieces from artists like Daniel Chester French, Isamu Noguchi, Keith Haring and many others which you will discover on this unique walking tour. 

On this tour, you will take a stroll down Broadway and then meander through Battery Park. With each piece you visit, you and your tour guide will take the time to deconstruct the image, understand the context of the piece of art, discuss what is known about it and then share reactions. You will be sampling art not only from different eras but also art that has different purposes: propaganda, place-making, reflection, honoring an idea or group, whimsy, and more. 

This is a walking tour only. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
The Origins of NYC Sightseeing Program
New York traces its rich history to Lower Manhattan, the meeting point of the Hudson River and the East River.  Originally named Nieuw (New) Amsterdam, New York City began as a small Dutch settlement in what is now known as Lower Manhattan.  Broadway, which was then called Heere Straat (Gentleman Street), was nothing but a small road.  Wall Street actually had a wall back in 1653 to protect the settlers from attacks.  As the city grew, so did the nation.  New York was the first capital of the United States and the spot where George Washington was inaugurated is marked by his statue.  Over the years, Lower Manhattan has become the financial capital of the world.  Today, the streets are teeming with people and filled with stories of New York’s past, present, and future.  As you explore Lower Manhattan with your guide, you’ll see the 9/11 Memorial, St. Paul’s Chapel, Battery Park, and Trinity Church as you learn about the history of the Native Americans, Dutch, and English. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Transportation can be added
  • Guide gratuity
New York City Shopping Excursion
We craft and create tailor-made shopping experiences around Manhattan, providing you with exclusive access to the globe’s finest retail stores and brands. Our luxury shopping specialists are experts in sourcing and designing personalized shopping trip experiences for any occasion. Before the tour, a personal shopper information form will be sent to the guests. An itinerary will then be made based on the information collected. The day of the appointment, everything is set up based on the guests’ preferences. 

Depending on what the preferences are for the day, we can also arrange: 
  • Access to VIP fitting rooms
  • Extended store hours upon request
  • Access to Limited Edition items
  • Access to collections not yet on the market
  • Private entrance to store (when available)

 
 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • Professional Shopper
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Professional Shopper gratuity
  • Transportation can be added
New York City by Land, Sea, and Air
The excitement begins when you meet your guide, car, and driver at your hotel to start. You will experience New York City today by land, sea, and air. Start off with a short sightseeing tour on the way to the pier to board your yacht. 

Say goodbye to the crowds, lines, and hassles of boarding a public sightseeing cruise; your private yacht awaits. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast while you cruise by the World Trade Center, Battery Park, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Intrepid, and so much more. On board, your private guide will be there to share stories about New York City and its harbor, and point out interesting sites. 

After your private cruise, proceed to the heliport to get a bird’s eye view of New York City. Experience a new perspective on this incomparable city on a 30-minute helicopter tour. You’ll see wonders like the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, and other famous landmarks. It will be an everlasting memory for you on your special trip to New York City. 

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide for the day
  • Private Yacht
  • Breakfast basket with smoked salmon, bagel, pastries, fresh fruit, fresh orange juice, coffee, and a bottle of Prosecco.
  • Captain, Crew, Dockage, Gratuity
  • Helicopter tour of Manhattan
  • Driver, Vehicle, Driver gratuity
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
New York's Big Three
Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park: these three sights make up one of the most popular triangles in the world. All within walking distance of one another, they are three of the most visited places in New York City. This walking tour will take you to each location, showing specific highlights and pointing out well-known locations from television and motion pictures. 

Central Park
More than just a green space in the middle of Manhattan Island, it is an 843-acre oasis, 150 years in the making, and a favorite retreat for New Yorkers. An essential part of the urban landscape, Central Park is a place no New Yorker can live without. You will follow your guide on the park’s winding paths, over the bridges, through the tunnels, and learn how the architects Olmsted and Vaux created New York’s “backyard”.
 
Times Square
Also known as “The Great White Way”, located at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Don’t let the name fool you, it is actually more a triangle of intersecting major streets. It got its name when the NY Times building was built there, long before it was a showcase of neon lights and jumbo digital screens, and the name has stuck ever since.
 
Rockefeller Center
Located in the center of Midtown Manhattan and a complex of 19 commercial buildings, it is NYC’s top tourist attraction. John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s resolution to make Rockefeller Center contemporary and innovative can be felt with every artwork and attraction.

 
Included:
 
Not Included:
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-Hour Emergency Phone Number
  • Guide gratuity
  • Transportation can be added

Destination Guide