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10. Excursions in New York by bus, boat, helicopter and other

Excursions in New York

Advice: before your visit choose the excursion which interests you, booking them online will save your money. Please note that standard and big version of the city ticket include all main attractions.
Website: there are 3 websites for booking online all types of excursions. Links in this article lead to the site, which has best prices and discounts as updated in May 2024. Although you can view all three sites: GetYourGuide, CitySights, NewYorkSightseeing.com.

There are 4 main types of excursions in New York:

By bus:
The most popular tours are so called "Hop-On, Hop-Off" when you buy All Loops 48-or-72 Hour Ticket and can get off the bus at any bus stop you like (there are a lot of them) to explore the area. Then you get on any other bus belonging to the same company at the nearest bus stop. The tickets purchased online are valid within 1 year and cost less. So we recommend to buy them in advance. You should take this tour. And you don’t need to take subway/taxi.
Learn more about the tours and prices on this website.

By boat:
Some way or another but you have to take a boat to get to the Statue of Liberty. To save your time and to skip long waits buy online! Attention! Standard and big version of the city ticket include the standard excursion by boat. If you have already bought CityPass, browse through the list of other excursions anyway, some of them are night tours. Keep in mind that cost of services and food in the boat bars are higher. There is also free ferry service to Hoboken Terminal (New Jersey) departing every 10-20 minutes from Battery Park.
Learn more about the tours and prices on this website.

By helicopter:
One of the most thrilling ways to see New York City is on a Helicopter Tour. You can see the Statue of Liberty and to have a birds eye view of Manhattan. Helicopter takes off are on the map under #10: blue google map icongoogle-map, standard map. The exact address: The Downtown Manhattan Heliport 6 East River Piers NY 10004.
Learn more about the tours and prices on this website.

By bicycle:
Like riding a bike? You have a wonderful possibility to bike in New York! All day bike rentals for tours throughout the city or Central Park (with a guide book).
Learn more about the tours and prices on this website.

This section includes VIP tours (4, 6 or 8 hours), tourist places from "Sex & The City", many of the locations where filming is done, NightClub Tour and others. One day tours to Washington: by coach, by train. Tour to Niagara waterfalls: by plane, by coach (2 days). Tour to Philadelphia: by coach, by train. And to many other cities.

P.S. Need help to book a tour? Hesitate what to choose or don’t understand well enough? Please contact us using this form. We will be glad to help you as soon as possible!

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