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NYC: Circle Line Landmarks Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

1. NYC: Circle Line Landmarks Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

Take in many of the iconic sites of midtown and lower Manhattan on a semi-circle boat cruise. Enjoy magnificent views of the world's most recognizable skyline and get a close-up look at Lady Liberty and Ellis Island from the water. See the sights with a local tour guide who brings to life the breathtaking sights and the fascinating history behind the Big Apple. Sail down the Hudson River, cruising around the Battery, and up the East River. Pass under the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges to the United Nations building before heading back to Pier 83, the starting point for your tour.

NYC: Circle Line Best of NYC Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

2. NYC: Circle Line Best of NYC Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

Enjoy a relaxing cruise of New York Harbor and Manhattan Island as you discover the secrets of the city. You will circle Manhattan, passing 3 rivers, 7 major bridges – including the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge – 5 boroughs, and more than 101 sights in New York’s legendary skyline. Get up close to the Statue of Liberty and see Manhattan just as the great explorers would have seen it at the end of their long ocean journeys. Tour the city by water and see the outer boroughs drift by. Fun and knowledgeable tour guides will bring the city that never sleeps to life, telling fascinating stories about the breathtaking sights as you sail. See it all as you marvel at the best that New York has to offer. Cruise highlights include close-up views of the Statue of Liberty, Randall’s Island, High Bridge, Columbia University, Harlem, Gracie Mansion, South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, The Cloisters, Grant’s Tomb, and The Little Red Lighthouse.

NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Afternoon Sail

3. NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Afternoon Sail

Bordering the Hudson River north of Fort Lee, New Jersey, the Palisades are among the most dramatic geologic features in New York City's vicinity. Now you can have one of the best views of this natural wonder from a seat on the Schooner Adirondack or Schooner America 2.0. During this Autumn sightseeing sail, you will: • Sail north on the Hudson, with unsurpassed views of the city's Upper West Side • Pass the the Palisades, a picturesque area lined with breathtaking cliffs • Admire the orange, golden and brown leaves of fall • Experience a Hudson River Valley excursion unlike any other Savor a complimentary beverage, with additional beverages available for purchase. Join this autumn sail out of the busy city to the elegant, foliage-adorned cliffs of the Palisades.

NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

4. NYC: Hudson River Fall Foliage Yacht Tour

Admire the last leaves of fall in all their splendor through the large windowed salon from the ship's heated and enclosed observatory, or while catching the breeze on her bow. Observe New York's most dramatic natural wonders and colorful foliage as the seasons change with a hot beverage in hand. The Kingston offers wrap-around seating, on a small intimate classic yacht with unobscured views for all. The back observatory is covered to protect you from the bright sun but has open windows for you to feel the fresh breeze in your hair. Guests are welcome on the forward deck as well to soak up the sun and to capture fantastic photographs of the city skyline. This is a beautiful autumn cruise out of Chelsea Piers that takes passengers north on the tree-lined, scenic Hudson River. 

Secrets of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Walking Tour

5. Secrets of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Walking Tour

On this tour you’ll visit two of the most iconic places in New York - the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Together a national monument, the importance of these historic places stretches beyond the five boroughs and throughout the whole country. Over the next few hours you’ll explore how and why the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island were built, and how they have come to be so significant in the story of America. First, you’ll talk about the history of New York Harbor and its many islands, from its earliest European settlers to today. Then, take the ferry to Liberty Island to see the most famous woman in New York, Lady Liberty, and discover how she came to be, both physically and as a fixture in the American narrative. After taking in some incredible views of the Manhattan skyline, hop back on the ferry to your final stop - Ellis Island. Here, explore the role of immigration in New York City and American history, and imagine what it would have been like to arrive at Ellis Island after leaving everything behind to start a new life in America.  When reserving your ticket, you will also receive a roundtrip ferry ticket with a visit to both Ellis island and Liberty Island.

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What people are saying about Hudson River

Cruise trips are always great, especially when the weather is sunny. Cruise along Manhattan - an unforgettable sight! I have lived in New York for over 20 years. My heart skips a beat with admiration every time I admire Manhattan.

The boat is quite big so plenty room to sit and it isn’t a rough ride, and exceptionally clean, refreshments are available There was commentary on board which was very helpful and informative

The trip is the right length and shows you everything around the Island of Manhattan. It is both current and historical in nature and would be enjoyed by all ages

Well worth the price. The guide provided tons of information and local flair

Would highly recommend- tour guide was knowledgeable and informative.