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From Manhattan: Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn Half-Day Tour

1. From Manhattan: Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn Half-Day Tour

Take an alternative tour of New York and head to the boroughs of the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn to discover the secret delights of New York City. This half-day tour is an excellent opportunity for a unique insight into these lesser-known neighborhoods. Mini-bus transportation makes it easy and efficient to get around the city’s busy streets. Aboard the bus you will cross Grand Central’s bridge, with a view of Grand Central Station, continue to the Upper East Side, one of the most affluent and elegant neighborhoods in the city before going to Spanish Harlem on the way to the Bronx. See Yankee Stadium, the home ballpark of the New York Yankees baseball team, the Grand Concourse, and pass in front of the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Stop at Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, where you'll have an authentic Italian-American experience. Visit Italian restaurants, delis, bakeries, cafes and shops. Next, pass by Randall’s Island and through Queens. Finally reach Brooklyn, where you'll visit Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Lastly, return to Manhattan through the legendary Brooklyn Bridge.

NYC: New York, City of Contrasts Guided Bus Tour

2. NYC: New York, City of Contrasts Guided Bus Tour

Discover why New York City is the city of contrasts on a guided bus tour. Drive through Harlem, visit the Yankee Stadium, and see the Jewish Quarters in Williams. Board your bus at the Manhattan at Times Square Hotel. Then, head north in Manhattan, going through the neighborhood of Harlem and crossing into the Bronx. Visit the Yankee Stadium, home of the legendary NYC baseball team, and take a restroom, picture-taking, and shopping break. Continue to Grand Concourse Avenue and enter the famous police Precinct 42. Proceed to the South Bronx to see graffiti and street art masterpieces. Hear the stories behind each of the most famous pieces, snapping photos along the way. Head then to Queens, the largest and most multicultural borough in New York. See the most expensive neighbor out of Manhattan, MALBA. The next stop is Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. There you'll find the Mets' Stadium and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Next, stop in Queens on Roosevelt Avenue, one of the borough’s main streets. See firsthand how immigration and culture prevail in a neighborhood replete with multicultural stores and restaurants Move on to visit Brooklyn. See the Jewish Quarters in Williamsburg, a stark contrast to the trendy areas made famous by movies and TV shows. Finally, head to the Manhattan Bridge where you can decide where to end the tour. Choose between walking towards the Brooklyn Bridge, and visiting the Dumbo neighborhood and panoramic views cross Manhattan Bridge for Chinatown and Little Italy, where you'll find the best Italian food in NYC.

New York City: The Sightseeing Flex Pass

3. New York City: The Sightseeing Flex Pass

Take a bite out of the Big Apple! Pull up your Sightseeing Flex Pass on your phone and enjoy cash-free access to over 100 experiences, destinations, museums, and tours, including some of the city’s most popular attractions like the Top of the Rock Observatory, Madame Tussauds, MoMA, the New York Aquarium, and more. Simplify and save, as you can tailor your trip to New York City to fit your ideal itinerary with the easy-to-use Sightseeing Flex Pass. With the option to select 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, or 12 attractions, you can enjoy full admission to the attractions that interest you most, saving up to 65% and with no fixed start date. This pass is recommended for visitors with limited time for sightseeing and want to visit only a few most popular attractions. Get out and explore to get an authentic taste of New York City from the streets on one of the many walking or biking tours. See the internationally renowned skyline up close with access to five bus tours or take it all in from the harbor on a ferry tour. Sightseeing Flex Pass holders also have access to the Hop-On, Hop-Off Uptown and Downtown Bus Loops for 1 day. New York Top Destinations: • One World Observatory • Central Park Zoo  • National 9/11 Memorial and Museum  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) • Top of the Rock Observatory  • Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tours by Big Bus • Whitney Museum of American Art • Empire State Building Experiences: • National Geographic's Beyond King Tut Immersive Experience - new and available for limited time until Janurary 1, 2023 • Ground Zero Museum Workshop: 100 Images & Artifacts Tour  • Luna Park Coney Island • Scavenger Hunts NY Attractions: • Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine • Edge • Escape Game New York • Escape Virtuality • Madame Tussauds NYC • New York Aquarium • New York Botanical Garden • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden • SPYSCAPE Museums: • American Museum of Natural History • El Museo Del Barrio  • Fraunces Tavern® Museum  • Fotografiska NY • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum • MoMA PS1 • Museum at Eldridge Street • Museum of Jewish Heritage • Museum of the City of New York • National Lighthouse Museum • New York Historical Society Museum and Library • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  • Staten Island Museum and Children’s Museum • Brooklyn Children's Museum • South Street Seaport Museum Bus Tours: • Big Bus NY Classic Tour • Escorted 5-hour Manhattan Experience Tour • On Location Tours - Central Park TV and Movie Sites  • Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Bus (with discount booklet) • Go Airlink Airport Shuttle (outbound) Cruises:  • Circle Line Landmarks Cruise • Circle Line Liberty Express tour • City Cruises Alive After Five (seasonal) • Freedom Liberty Boat Tour Walking and Bike Tours:  • Brooklyn Unplugged Tours  • Food on Foot  • Hush Tours  • Inside Out Tours  • Experience1st Tours • Central Park Bike Rental • The St. Patrick’s Cathedral Tour • Manhattan and Beyond Central Park Walking Tour • 2-hour Central Park Bike Tour

From Manhattan: Full-Day NYC Boroughs and Coney Island Tour

4. From Manhattan: Full-Day NYC Boroughs and Coney Island Tour

Travel by a comfortable motor coach and learn about the development of the diverse neighborhoods like Harlem, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Coney Island from a licensed NYC tour guide. See historic sites, such as the world-renowned Apollo Theater, the debut venue for many performers such as Ella Fitzgerald, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, and many others. Next, you will travel north, to the borough of the Bronx, where you will see the home of one of the most famous baseball teams in the world: The New York Yankees! You’ll also learn about the birth of hip hop and view original street art while walking along the streets.  The tour continues across the East River into the borough of Queens, one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the US, whose residents speak over 100 languages. You will pass through the exclusive Malba neighborhood, and see its many beautiful homes. Visit Flushing Meadows Park, home of the US Open (one of the oldest tennis championships in the world), as well as the New York Mets baseball team and the Unisphere (leftover from the 1964 World’s Fair). Enjoy the impressive DUMBO from where you can see the famous Brooklyn Bridge. You will then proceed to visit the borough of Brooklyn, viewing the neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Crown Heights, home to one of the largest Hasidic Jewish communities outside of Israel, alongside a younger, gentrifying non-Jewish population. Afterward, you’ll head down to world-famous Coney Island, a destination for New Yorkers for generations, seeking fun and relaxation. Weather permitting, you’ll have an opportunity to explore the boardwalk, and to have lunch at the original, legendary Nathan’s restaurant. Finally, you’ll head back over the East River, passing by the historic Brooklyn Bridge, on your return to Manhattan. Please note that the day’s itinerary is subject to traffic conditions and may be modified due to time constraints.

NYC: Contrasts & Color Bus Tour of Bronx, Brooklyn, & Queens

5. NYC: Contrasts & Color Bus Tour of Bronx, Brooklyn, & Queens

Experience New York City beyond Manhattan on this contrasts and color themed bus tour that visits Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Learn about the art, history, and culture of the city alongside a NYC expert guide. Start your tour in the heart of Manhattan near Times Square. Meet your guide and board the tour bus to the historic Harlem neighborhood, famous for its African American roots, food, and more. After a stop at the Apollo Theater Walk of Fame, continue to the Bronx, birthplace of hip hop and rap. See Yankees Stadium and learn about baseball in the city. Head off to see graffiti murals unique to this borough. Next, visit Queens, the largest borough and home to NYC’s largest Chinatown. Stop to see Flushing Meadows Corona Park, originally developed to host the 1939 World’s Fair and then the 1946 World’s Fair. See memorable monuments, Citi Field, and other spots at this scenic park. Leaving Queens, travel to Bushwick Collective in Brooklyn, currently NYC’s most prolific neighborhood for street art and graffiti murals. It’s a foodie destination, too, so take a break and grab some food if you’re hungry. In Brooklyn, see the distinct shops, fashion, and eateries of the Hasidic Jewish community that is currently thriving in Williamsburg. Get a chance to appreciate their unique culture. Moving on, from the Dumbo neighborhood and Brooklyn Bridge Park, see the picturesque Brooklyn Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time it was built. Enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline. End your tour in Little Italy. Enjoy this lively cultural district while exploring on your own. Grab dinner, go shopping, or find something else to do to your liking.

New York City: JFK Airport Virgin Clubhouse Lounge Entry

6. New York City: JFK Airport Virgin Clubhouse Lounge Entry

True to its Virgin Atlantic style, the lounge features graceful elegance with soothing lighting and luxurious furnishing. Feel like home before your departure or transition flights. Enjoy the comfort of the available luggage storage and use the showers to help freshen you up. Also, indulge in something delicious from the a la carte menu. Choose among the tasty options the lounge offers such as the five-star dining, smaller tapas-style dishes, and of course, its famous Clubhouse burger. If you are looking for a quick tipple before your flight, make your way to the bar and order one of the signature cocktails. Otherwise, if you're in a playful mood, head to the entertainment zone for a quick game of pool.

NYC: One-Way Transfer to/from JFK Airport and Manhattan

7. NYC: One-Way Transfer to/from JFK Airport and Manhattan

Make your trip to or from Manhattan simple with a one-way shared JFK Airport transfer. Travel in a comfortable van and avoid the hassle of using the crowded and slow public transportation system.  Meet your driver directly at your airport terminal or at your hotel in Manhattan. Hop aboard a climate-controlled van with plenty of legroom. Feel confident in a vehicle that is regularly maintained. Sit back and relax as your drive takes care of traffic and navigation for you. Travel without worrying about parking. Decrease your carbon footprint by sharing your ride with other passengers that are headed in the same direction. Arrive at your destination on time.

New York City: JFK Airport One-Way Private Transfer

8. New York City: JFK Airport One-Way Private Transfer

Enjoy a convenient one-way private transfer from John F. Kennedy International Airport to your destination in New York City. Relax knowing that you are traveling safely in a licensed vehicle. Your driver will be waiting for you outside the airport terminal. Experience a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned vehicle directly from the airport.  

From Manhattan: "City of Contrasts" 5-Hour Cultural Tour

9. From Manhattan: "City of Contrasts" 5-Hour Cultural Tour

After meeting up with your guide, venture out of Manhattan and into the Bronx to admire Yankee Stadium, home of the New York Yankees. Then continue through the Bronx streets, filled with graffiti and artistic murals where you will learn more about the famous street art and its history. Following the Bronx, enter Queens and stop at the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, where the NY Mets baseball stadium "Citi Field" is located. Pass the National Tennis Center where the U.S. Open tennis matches occur, as well as the "Uni-Sphere," which appeared in the movie "Men in Black." Continue the tour in Brooklyn. Arrive at the Brooklyn Waterfront, which will provide you with an amazing panorama of Manhattan’s world-famous skyline and local restaurants to grab a bite to eat. Before the end of the tour, the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg is on the agenda. This neighborhood is home to the largest concentration of Hasidic Jews in New York.

New York City: Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx Tour in Spanish

10. New York City: Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx Tour in Spanish

Encounter the Greek, Italian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Slavic communities of New York on a tour of 3 of its famous boroughs.  In the Bronx, stop at Yankee Stadium and go to Fort Apache to look at the work of the local graffiti artists. Cross the Whitestone Bridge to Queens to admire the upscale homes of Malba on the East River. Pause in Flushing Meadow Park and continue to Astoria where the Greek community lives.  Explore the hip neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and discover the home of one of the city's Hasidic Jewish communities. See the artistic graffiti murals in Bushwick and finish with a view of the famous Brooklyn bridges.

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What people are saying about Queens

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Apart from the frosty and officious attitude of the young ladies on reception it was really excellent. The refreshments were first-class and Jenny was a fantastic ambassador for Virgin. Expensive but converted to Virgin and a big thank you to Jenny!!

Jorge (Tour-Guide) and David (bus driver, sorry if I misspelled a name) did an excellent job. It was nice and really interesting to see another side of New York. I can only recommend this tour

A lovely all round tour, giving insights into New York City life across the boroughs. Local tour guide was very funny and friendly. Very unforgettable experience.

Everything worked really well. Activated at home right before departure and had great internet in NYC. Absolutely unbeatable for the price!

Gran excursión. Sorpresa inesperada. Ruta muy interesante. El guía Guillermo muy bueno. Atento, divertido y gran conocedor. Recomendable