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Private Highlights Tour of New York (Half Day)

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New York City, United States
Private Highlights Tour of New York (Half Day)

From $978.00 per group (up to 6)

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Become a New York VIP for the day during this half-day sightseeing tour, including a private guide and a chauffeur-driven vehicle. Explore the Big Apple by car and on foot as you visit attractions such as the Broadway Theater District, the stores of 5th Avenue, Central Park, the West Village, Wall Street, and much more.
  • Discover New York's famous neighborhoods and landmarks on this private sightseeing trip
  • Check out highlights like Central Park, Times Square and 5th Avenue
  • Head downtown through Soho and Greenwich Village
  • See iconic sights like the Empire State Building, Grand Central and Wall Street, plus much more
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Separate driver ensures you get your private guide's full attention
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Fuel surcharge
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Transport by private vehicle
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from any hotel or location in Manhattan complimentary. For pick ups in Brooklyn and New Jersey, there will be a supplementary charge for bridge tolls. For airport pick ups or drop offs, there will be a supplementary charge. We will contact you after your reservation to confirm pick up details.

Airports

  • John F. Kennedy Intl Airport, Jamaica, NY 11430
  • LaGuardia Airport, East Elmhurst, NY 11371
  • Newark Liberty Intl Airport, 3 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ 07114


Ports

  • Manhattan Cruise Terminal, 711 12th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
  • Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA
  • Cape Liberty Cruise Port, 4 Port Terminal Blvd, Bayonne, NJ 07002, USA


Receive a pickup for your group in a private, chauffeur-driven, minivan from any hotel or location in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. You can choose between a range of start times in the morning and afternoon that suit your schedule.

Begin the day by visiting what some consider the ‘center of the world,’ as you explore the neon signage, throngs of pedestrians, and sprawling plaza of Times Square. You’ll get a chance to view the glitzy marquees of New York’s latest productions during a trip through the Broadway Theater District before continuing to the retail mecca of high-end fashion and electronics retailers along 5th Avenue. Make sure to look for landmarks like Tiffany’s, the glass-walled Apple Store, and the Plaza Hotel.

Proceed next into Central Park, where you’ll head to the famous Strawberry Fields and get a glimpse of Beatle John Lennon’s former apartment building just across the street. After that, your day continues at the famous Rockefeller Center, also home to the studios of Good Morning America. The famous St. Patrick’s Cathedral is just across the street. You’ll then head to Midtown East, where you’ll see the New York Public Library and check out the elegant architecture of Grand Central Station.

Your private trip continues back downtown, allowing you to pass by the iconic Empire State Building and the equally beautiful Flatiron Building before heading further into Lower Manhattan. Along the way, you’ll get a glimpse of high-fashion Soho and see the famous Greenwich Village area, home to Washington Square Park and NYU.

Continue past Chinatown and Little Italy on your way to the Financial District, where you’ll get to see Wall Street and the famous bull statue just nearby. You’ll finish with a sobering look at the memorials of Ground Zero and the events of 9/11 before ending at Battery Park, where you’ll have views of the Statue of Liberty out in New York Harbor. At the end of the trip, you’ll get a drop-off back at your original pickup location.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Times Square
Located in New York's Theatre District - Street Performers come alive to booming crowds in the shadows of the area's illuminating billboards!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Broadway
A visit to New York's Theatre district
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Rockefeller Center
A central destination for culture, art, dining, and shopping in the heart of Manhattan.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Central Park
A stop in Central Park for stunning views and stories
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial
Located in Central Park - Stories of the great musician in New York
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Fifth Avenue
A drive through one of the most expensive and elegant streets in the World.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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The Plaza - A Fairmont Managed Hotel
Check out the film location for Home Alone 2
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Tiffany & Co.
The famous luxury jeweller since 1837
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Trump Tower
Home to the 45th President
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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St. Patrick's Cathedral
Visit the Neo Gothic Cathedral built in 1879
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Good Morning America Studios
Located just off Fifth Ave - Try and get yourself interviewed to the country!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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New York Public Library
With over 53 million items, this building has secrets to tell.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Grand Central Terminal
Marvel the architecture of one of the Country's busiest train stations.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Chrysler Building
Marvel the height and design of one of the Big Apple's greatest skyscrapers
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Empire State Building
Learn of the history of the most famous high rise in the Big Apple's skyline
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Flatiron Building
Incredible building sliced between busy junctions
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Greenwich Village
See the building from Friends, Sex & the City, NYU, Washington Square Arch, check out a hidden speakeasy, see some artist hotels next to Billionaire's row!
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Washington Square Park
Capture a family photo under the Washington Square Arch in the heart of Greenwich Village
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Friends Building
The One where you seek out the Friends Apartment
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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401 Bleecker St
Check out the Town House of New York's daughter - Carrie Bradshaw
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Little Italy
Walk the streets of traditional NY - Explore the Street Art, Taste amazing cannoli, learn about the mafia and try not to swim with the fishes!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Chinatown
Haggle with the traders for a jade gem and experience Chinese style beef jerky, delicious dim sums and rambutan
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Wall Street
The heart of the World's Stock Market
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull)
Set in the financial district - This is a photo opportunity not to be missed.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
A time to pay our respects and to learn of the lives that were lost.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Battery Park City
Stunning views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Statue of Liberty
Take in the views and learn of the construction of New York's most famous landmark
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Hudson River
Great views of the river looking over to New Jersey - And listen of the story of Captain Sully landing a plane on the water!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
SeaGlass Carousel
A stroll through Battery Park for old and new experiences
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Brooklyn Bridge
Stunning views of the famous crossing!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 20 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Henry's Private Tours New York
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Highlights Tour of New York (Half Day)?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Highlights Tour of New York (Half Day)?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Highlights Tour of New York (Half Day)?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Private Highlights Tour of New York (Half Day).
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Highlights Tour of New York (Half Day)?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Best Tour We Have Ever Done
Riley_M
, Sep 2021
We had the most awesome tour with our guide Tom and driver Anthony. We saw the whole of Manhattan in 4 hours - Grand Central, Times Square, Meatpacking area, Soho, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, Little Italy, Wall Street, Ground Zero, Central Park and more. Although we had a guide and driver, we wanted to walk a lot too so we were able to get out with the guide, go inside places, walk and then the driver met us to take us to the next stop. Tom was such great and fun guide - he knew everything about the city, he was funny, kept us all engaged, a real storyteller - he also took us to the best photo spots. We loved the food we picked up along the way too. The vehicle was spacious, modern and clean and the driver very polite and efficient. We have done private tours all over the world but this was definitely the best we have ever had! It is not cheap but so worth it. This company is the gold standard.
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Not worth the $$
Judy_S
, Dec 2019
I only had a few hours before my flight and wanted to see as much of NYC as I could. I felt the guide did not do a very good job maximizing the time we had together and i could have accomplished the same thing with a narive uber driver.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you very much for your feedback which we always appreciate. We are sorry you were disappointed in the tour and that you felt you did not see enough in the time you had. It is important to reflect however that although you booked a 4 hour tour, instead of touring, you wanted to be taken for a sit down lunch at Joe’s Shanghai and then you wanted to be dropped at JFK airport. This took 3 hours in total and left 1 hour for sightseeing. We strongly advised against wasting time for a sit down lunch on a half day tour or wasting more time driving to JFK, but you insisted. Had we known this is what you wanted, we would never have accepted the booking – but you waited until you were inside the vehicle on the day to tell us, so that we were unable to refuse. You did not want to pay for your transfer to JFK and wanted it all included in the 4 hour tour time. The next day you phoned our office to ask for a refund, saying you should have done more touring. We are sorry that you were not satisfied with the outcome of that phone call. Nevertheless, we are saddened that you were disappointed. We thank you for taking the time to share your experience and hope that your next tour will prove more enjoyable and successful for you.

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