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Empire State Building Tours

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The world's tallest building from 1931 to 1977, the Empire State Building is topped with a stepped Art Deco pinnacle that's floodlit at night and boasts holiday and commemorative colors throughout the year. After admiring the mosaics in the Art Deco lobby, take an elevator ride to the 86th or 102nd floor and get ready to drink in astounding 360-degree views from this iconic skyscraper observatory.
Address: 20 West 34th Street, New York City, New York 10118, USA
Hours: Daily 8am–2pm

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Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

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Marvel at the 360-degree, unobstructed views from the Empire State Building and explore its Interactive Museum and more with this combo ticket. See NYC's landmarks from the 86th-floor observatory, enjoy the exhibitions and augmented reality viewfinders on the 80th floor; and explore the 2nd-floor museum’s immersive displays on the building's history. Upgrade for skip-the-line access.
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  • 45 minutes
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$45.73
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$45.73
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Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket

Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket

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As day turns to night, it's easy to see how New York City earned its City That Never Sleeps moniker. See the Big Apple in the light and dark with a day and night admission ticket to the 86th-floor observation deck at the Empire State Building—the highest observatory in New York City. Beat the lines by arriving with your daytime ticket, valid between 11am and 7:59pm, for 360-degree views of the iconic Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Then, return between 8pm and 10pm for spectacular views of New York by night.  
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.41
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$66.41
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Empire State Observatory, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, & Hop-on Sightseeing Ferry

Empire State Observatory, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, & Hop-on Sightseeing Ferry

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Experience three classic Big Apple attractions—the Empire State Building’s 86th-floor observatory, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and a sightseeing cruise around New York Harbor—with this great-value combo package. Get unlimited access to the sightseeing cruise for the day, hopping on or off at your choice of two Manhattan locations, and visit the Empire State Building and 9/11 Memorial & Museum at times of your choosing.
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  • 1 to 30 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

Skip the Line: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience Ticket

Skip the Line: Empire State Building Sunrise Experience Ticket

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Wake up with the City that Never Sleeps on a trip to the Observation Deck of the Empire State Building at sunrise, before the building is open to the public. Jumpstart your day with 360-degree panoramic views of the sunrise illuminating New York City below on an experience limited to 100 people.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Skip the Line: Empire State Building Premium VIP Tour Ticket

Skip the Line: Empire State Building Premium VIP Tour Ticket

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Avoid the long lines at the Empire State Building with a small-group tour that gets you priority, skip-the-line access to the iconic skyscraper. You’ll join an ‘Observatory Ambassador’, hear behind-the-scenes stories, and get spectacular views across the New York City skyline, all without spending a New York minute waiting in line.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$175.00
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$175.00
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New York CityPASS

New York CityPASS

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Get the New York CityPASS and enjoy great discounts at some of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Your CityPASS mobile tickets are valid for 30 days from the date of first use of first use for NYC favorites like the Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Statue of Liberty, Guggenheim Museum, 9/11 Memorial and Museum and much more.
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  • 30 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.00
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$136.00

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat (seasonal) and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
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$89.00
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New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour

New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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A hop-on hop-off New York bus tour allows you to see the city at your own pace and provides easy transportation to top sights. Entertaining tour guides keep you informed when you’re on board, and you can hop off and on the distinctive double-decker tour buses when you wish to check out attractions like the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. There are several options and combos to choose from with access to the Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop and Night Tour, or upgrade to add attractions to your tour!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.00
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$29.00
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.20
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$47.20
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Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

Manhattan Sky Tour: New York Helicopter Flight

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Catch a bird's eye view of the Big Apple during this helicopter ride over Manhattan. Look out over the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the financial district and more. You’ll also spot top sights like Ellis Island and the Empire State Building during this unique sightseeing flight over one of the world's most iconic cities.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.00
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$215.00
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New York City at Night Bus Tour

New York City at Night Bus Tour

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Experience New York, the ‘city that never sleeps,’ magically lit up after dark during this guided evening tour of the city by bus. Begin with a short nighttime stroll along the city’s famous High Line Park, then hop on a bus for a ride past illuminated landmarks like Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the neighborhoods of SoHo and Chinatown, and take a short walk through Grand Central Terminal.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00
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New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including Empire State Building

New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including Empire State Building

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Skip the rigid itineraries of typical sightseeing tours and explore New York City at your own pace. This hop-on hop-off bus tour lets you disembark only at sites of interest, and spend as long as you wish there. You ticket also includes entrance to the Empire State Building.
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  • 1 to 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00

NYC Tour with Statue of Liberty Pedestal Access

NYC Tour with Statue of Liberty Pedestal Access

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Maximize your sightseeing time in high-energy New York City on this tour offering skip-the-line access to the city’s most iconic landmarks. This guided excursion helps you avoid long lines at popular sights including the Statue of Liberty, meaning you have more time for an included bus tour as well as visits to Big Apple attractions like the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and lunch in Little Italy (at your own expense).
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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$99.00
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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

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New York's iconic landmarks, mighty rivers, and islands are even more impressive from the air. On this tour, soar over Manhattan’s most famous sights in a helicopter and enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Big Apple. There's plenty of time time to see Liberty Island, the Empire State Building, and Governor’s Island.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$289.00
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$289.00
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New York Double-Decker Bus Night Tour

New York Double-Decker Bus Night Tour

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See New York City shine in all its glory on this illuminating night tour. From aboard an open-top double-decker bus, see the lights and evening activity of Times Square, Greenwich Village, SoHo, the Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, and more. Savor incredible panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline at night.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.00
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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

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Avoid the mobs of people sightseeing on land, and opt for this Manhattan architecture yacht cruise instead. From the teak deck of the boat, learn about New York City's architectural landmarks as you circumnavigate the island and listen to the 'Around Manhattan' narration provided by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). One beer or glass of wine is provided, as well as soda.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
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$86.00
Price varies by group size
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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue up the Hudson River to see even more of Manhattan. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 17 to 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$284.00
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NYC's Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building Tour From NJ

NYC's Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building Tour From NJ

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See New York City from the sky during a scenic helicopter flight that lasts up to 15 minutes. Enjoy incredible photo ops of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, and listen to live commentary from your pilot as you fly past landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Select the optional upgrade to include transfers by private SUV from a central location in Midtown Manhattan.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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$169.00
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New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island

New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island

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Get an aerial view of New York City on this comprehensive helicopter ride. The sightseeing flight reveals all the top landmarks—from Central Park and Times Square to the Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. This enables you to see more in minutes than you could in a day of exploring on foot, making the tour ideal for first-time visitors who want to get acquainted with the city.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$363.00
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$363.00
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New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience

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New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience

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See the sights of New York City from up in the air on this nighttime helicopter tour of the city. Take off, and soar over the NYC as you take in aerial views of some of the most famous sights. See the Statue of Liberty, the Rockefeller Center, and Times Square all lit up, and then pass by the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges. This adventure is a shared experience with other travelers.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$204.96
$244.00
$39.04 savings
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NYC Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Ferry, or Night Tour

NYC Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Ferry, or Night Tour

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Explore New York City at your own pace—without getting footsore or navigating public transportation—by choosing a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Ideal for first-time visitors who want to see as much of the city as possible, this flexible tour lets you choose between 1-, 2-, or 3-day tickets, all of which take you to the top NYC attractions and landmarks.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building and Central Park, plus the Statue of Liberty. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 12 to 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$234.00
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$234.00
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New York Premium Tour: Must See Sights, Private Double Decker, Cruise, Walking

New York Premium Tour: Must See Sights, Private Double Decker, Cruise, Walking

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Whether it's sightseeing on a double-decker bus, cruising to the Statue of Liberty, or exploring the Financial District, there are a few essential New York experiences that no traveler should miss. You can do all this and more with this top value combo tour experience, including over a dozen must-do New York attractions. With just one ticket, you can see more of the Big Apple, enjoy skyline views, and take advantage of the hassle-free included transportation.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.00
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$84.00
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island

New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue to see Brooklyn, Staten Island and more. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$374.00
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TCM Classic Film Tour of New York

TCM Classic Film Tour of New York

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See the real-life set of dozens of classic movies on this NYC film tour. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, movie buffs can visit more than 60 filming locations—many of which you would likely miss if traveling on your own. Your guide also shares movie trivia and insider details at stops along the way. Additionally, movie clips that corresponding with the passing sites are played onboard the comfortable coach.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.00
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New York Secret Food Tour of Historic Greenwich Village w/ Private Tour Option

New York Secret Food Tour of Historic Greenwich Village w/ Private Tour Option

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New York City has been known for its yummy food for centuries, but if you don’t know Greenwich Village well, you might pass up some of the city’s most delicious dishes. This New York secret food tour lets you sample a mix of doughnuts, New York-style pizza, cupcakes, bagels, and more, so you can get a taste for the rich history of this historic NYC area.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$201.60
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New York City 1-Day or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

New York City 1-Day or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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Enjoy a full day of New York City sightseeing with this 24-hour hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tour. Cruise the city with three neighborhood loops—including uptown, downtown, and Brooklyn—and hop off to explore top attractions like Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Empire State Building. Whether you pack it all into a 1-day adventure, or upgrade for the multi-day pass that includes a cruise, night tour, access to all three loops, and entrance to one of two museums you can be sure to see more and do more with this citywide tour.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

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See as much as you can in fast-moving New York on this comprehensive 5-hour coach sightseeing tour of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Listen to live commentary as you tackle NYC from top to bottom, starting with Uptown highlights like Harlem and the Dakota (once home to John Lennon) before heading towards downtown. After admiring the Flatiron and Empire State Buildings, catch a glimpse of Greenwich Village and Soho and beholding the Brooklyn Bridge. Make sure to watch for the new World Trade Center as you head back to Herald Square.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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Hop-On Hop-Off NYC Bus Tour, Statue of Liberty, and More

Hop-On Hop-Off NYC Bus Tour, Statue of Liberty, and More

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Avoid navigating public transportation or booking individual tours and instead see New York City’s top attractions on a convenient hop-on hop-off double-decker bus experience. The perfect way for first-time visitors to get acquainted with the city, you can choose from a variety of options ranging from a tour of quintessential landmarks to upgrading to include a Statue of Liberty cruise, night tour, and more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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What are Empire State Building hours of operation?
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Empire State Building hours of operation: Daily 8am–2pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Empire State Building tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Empire State Building can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 115 Empire State Building tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Empire State Building 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Empire State Building costs USD 45.73. Guided Empire State Building tours start around USD 45.73 per person. See all 115 Empire State Building tickets and tours on Viator.
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