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  • Central Park: Private Pedicab Tour

    1. Central Park: Private Pedicab Tour

    See the sights of New York’s Central Park on a unique pedicab tour. Your tour guide will show you the sights of Central Park and tell you about its history as you travel at a leisurely pace. You'll make stops at key places of interest in the park, such as Strawberry Fields, the Dakota Building, Cherry Hill, the Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, and Sheep Meadow. No matter what the season, you will be taken on a dreamlike ride in one of the world’s most celebrated landscapes, filled with authentic New York culture and architectural splendor. Along the way, your guide will inform you about the history and significance of the various sights you pass.

  • New York City: Metropolitan Museum of Art 3-Hour Tour

    2. New York City: Metropolitan Museum of Art 3-Hour Tour

    Get a comprehensive introduction to New York’s Metropolitan Museum on a 3-hour small group tour that traverses 5 continents and 5,000 years of art. Travel back to Ancient Egypt at the Temple of Dendur, and learn how it was brought to the museum with the support of Jackie Onassis. Learn about Egyptian burial traditions at Pernod’s Tomb, hear about the Rockefeller who came to an abrupt end collecting beast poles in New Guinea, and see a fully intact Roman ruin from Pompeii. Marvel at paintings by Raphael, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Picasso, hearing about the strange lives of these unusual artists along the way. Look at “Madame X” by John Singer Sargent, and discover why it caused such an outrage upon its release in Paris. You will also see one of the most recognizable paintings in the US at “Washington Crossing the Delaware” by German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. Your...

    Katie was excellent! We were a group of 10 adults and my 12 year old granddaughter and the 3+ hour tour could not have been better. The content, timing, humor and comfort were priceless. Seeds of excitement to return and learn were planted in a 12 year old! Thank you, Katie.

  • Manhattan: Sightseeing Walking Tour

    3. Manhattan: Sightseeing Walking Tour

    Discover the top sights of New York alongside a knowledgeable guide. Admire the iconic buildings of Midtown and Downtown Manhattan, see the famous Charging Bull statue on Wall Street, and visit the 9/11 Memorial. Pass through bohemian Greenwich Village to Five Points, Chinatown, and Little Italy. Learn about the history of these areas and how they have contributed to the diverse demographics of New York. During your time in Midtown, visit Central Park and head past the Rockefeller Center. Look out for other landmarks such as Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and the shops of 5th Avenue.

  • New York City: Top Sights Walking Tour with Local Guide

    4. New York City: Top Sights Walking Tour with Local Guide

    See the top 30 sights in New York City with a local guide. Start your 5-hour walking on Wall Street, the oldest part of Manhattan. Admire the iconic buildings, pass Ground Zero, and see the famous Charging Bull statue outside the New York Stock Exchange. Continue to Greenwich Village through Five Points, Chinatown, and Little Italy. Learn the history of these areas from your informative guide. Head to the Rockefeller Center, past The Flatiron Building, Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, 5th Avenue, Times Square, New York Public Library, and the Chrysler Building. Central Park is your next destination. Sights along the way include the NBC Studios, Radio City Music Hall, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Grand Central Station, Carnegie Hall, and more. Stroll through the park, then finish your tour at the Guggenheim. 

    The best tour I have had in NYC. Jonah knew all the best places to see and the easiest route to get there. I definitely got my step count up for this tour. But most of all the variety of food and information in regards to culture was amazing. And best of all I was even more lucky to be in a group of just 3 people. And most of all he did the most amazing job of making me look good in pictures. I would definitely recommend this tour.

  • New York City: Central Park Tour by Pedicab

    5. New York City: Central Park Tour by Pedicab

    Choose between a 1-hour or 2-hour tour of Central Park by Pedicab 1-Hour Tour If you would like to get familiar with the basic places of interest in Central Park, take a ride on a 1-hour pedicab tour through New York City's famous park. Visit Strawberry Fields, the Dakota Building, Cherry Hill, the Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, Summer Stage, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on Green, and more. You'll see it all! No matter what season, you will be taken on a dreamlike ride in one of the world’s most celebrated landscapes, filled with authentic New York culture and architectural splendor. Along the way, your guide will inform you about the history and significance of the various sights you pass. 2-Hour Tour (2-hour tours are not possible in winter time because of cold temperatures.) See the sights of New York’s Central Park on a unique 2-hour pedicab tour. Your...

    Buddy did an amazing job. His overall knowledge was great. He was very interactive and explained many of the highlights in and around the park fro historical to movies. I would recommend highly!! Hey Buddy your travelers from Buffalo!! ☺

  • New York: Best of the Metropolitan Museum 2-Hour Tour

    6. New York: Best of the Metropolitan Museum 2-Hour Tour

    Avoid wandering around the Metropolitan Museum in New York lost and confused, and discover the highlights of the museum's huge collection with an expert guide. Tour in small groups of no more than 15 participants (for a more intimate experience), following a carefully-planned itinerary that starts in Ancient Egypt. See perfectly preserved Ancient Egyptian tombs, and tiny dioramas that show what life was like in the times of Tutankhamun. Learn about their burial rituals in the Egyptian mummies area, and see the Met’s mascot “William.” Continue to the Temple of Dendur, and discover a temple of Ancient Egypt smack in the middle of Central Park! Your guide will provide all the gossip about this and other exhibits, such as how Jackie O procured the Temple of Dendur for the Met; tales about the armor of Britain’s infamous King Henry VIII; and how some think the Antioch Chalice may be “The Ho...

    I think the MET was the best museum we've visited in NY and it's huge. You really need to spend a full day in it. Having a guide for a 2h tour provides you with a quick way to see the highlights as well as learn to orientate within the vast museum. Our guide in particular was very pleasant and with many stories to tell about the things she presented to us. Things that are not included in most book guides. She could answer our question or simply say so when she didn't know the answer. It's a difficult job to choose what to show, but she did a great job.

  • New York City: Twisted Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

    7. New York City: Twisted Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

    This is an art museum tour for people who don’t usually take art museum tours. If you are visiting with young people, or don’t have much experience with art, or simply want to learn some unique things about famous works, this is an entertaining way to see some of the finest works in America, and have a good laugh while you’re at it. Your 2.5-hour tour starts when you meet your expert guide and small group of no more than 15 people at the entrance to the Met. The small group size ensures that you can ask all the questions you want and never miss a word of what your guide is saying. After a brief intro, it’s off to find some of the most bizarre and quirky pieces hidden within the enormous collection. A hippo with a limp? Check. A wardrobe malfunction from ancient Egypt? Yup. There’s even some kinky flemish dinnerware (if age appropriate, of course). You’ll also get the funny and fascinat...

    This was an excellent tour Both I and my three grandchildren enjoyed Scott’s tour. We are still talking about it. He was engaging and informative. Never lost our attention. We liked his participatory form of presenting information. As one of the 18 year old said:: Two hours—too long—and said after 2/12 hours, I wish it were longer! Thank you for making this museum visit so special. Monika Ghattas

  • New York: Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum Family Tour

    8. New York: Skip-the-Line Metropolitan Museum Family Tour

    This is a fantastic 2.5 hour kid-friendly tour of one of New York's best loved museums, the Metropolitan. Your expert kid-friendly guide will make sure that all the family has lots of fun while learning all about the fabulous exhibits on display. Meet your guide at the main entrance to the museum, and begin a fascinating journey into the wonderful world of the Metropolitan. You will see up close some of the museum's most beautiful works of art, none more so than in the Roman and Greek collection. Dating back to the foundation of the museum, the exhibits here are mainly from ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, but there are also pieces representing the wide range of cultures and styles that were present in these geographical areas. The Amathus sarcophagus and the Etruscan Monteleone chariot are two of the collection's many highlights, while the Greek and Roman galleries can also boast a...

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The best tour I have had in NYC. Jonah knew all the best places to see and the easiest route to get there. I definitely got my step count up for this tour. But most of all the variety of food and information in regards to culture was amazing. And best of all I was even more lucky to be in a group of just 3 people. And most of all he did the most amazing job of making me look good in pictures. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Katie was excellent! We were a group of 10 adults and my 12 year old granddaughter and the 3+ hour tour could not have been better. The content, timing, humor and comfort were priceless. Seeds of excitement to return and learn were planted in a 12 year old! Thank you, Katie.

Buddy did an amazing job. His overall knowledge was great. He was very interactive and explained many of the highlights in and around the park fro historical to movies. I would recommend highly!! Hey Buddy your travelers from Buffalo!! ☺

If you are late for your tour please let someone know when you enter the MET. Everyone is very helpful and will guide you to the tour agent.

The tour guides were very entertaining and interactive. This is a must with Vitali!