New York is a big city, but it's not hard to see all the highlights. The Land and Sea Tour - Gray Line NY package includes tickets to four bus tours that cover Manhattan and Brooklyn. In addition, a 90-minute boat ride allows great views of the city from the water on a cruise along the west side of Manhattan.
The land portion of the package is an All Loops Tour package that gives ticketholders 48 hours to take four bus tours: the Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop, Brooklyn Loop, and Night Tour. Each loop lasts more than two hours and takes place on a double-decker bus, where knowledgeable tour guides point out and tell the story behind New York City icons.
The Uptown and Downtown Loops are both hop on, hop off, which allows you to get off at sights that you are most interested in. When you are ready, you can hop on the next bus. The Uptown Loop will take you to Central Park West, American Museum of Natural History, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and the Apollo Theater. The Downtown Loop includes everything from Times Square and the Empire State Building to Chinatown and Little Italy.
Also included in the package are the Brooklyn Loop and Night Tours, also on a double decker bus. Unlike the Uptown and Downtown Loops, the Brooklyn Loop and Night Tours are not hop on, hop off. The Brooklyn Loop starts with a trip over the Manhattan Bridge to see special spots in the Borough like the Brooklyn Museum and Grand Army Plaza. The Night Tour allows you to see the city lit up at night and includes the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and Greenwich Village.
For the sea portion, the 90-minute CitySightseeing Midtown Cruise launches from the west side of Manhattan and travels down the Hudson River, along the tip of the island, and up the East River to the site of the United Nations on the east side. Highlights of the trip include views of the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island and South Street Seaport, as well as the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge.
Each of the bus loops is between two and three hours long, while the Midtown cruise is 90 minutes.
Good for kids?
This is an easy way to get around the city with children, and kids will love riding on the double-decker bus and zooming across the water.
Did you know?
It is easy to combine the Downtown Loop and Brooklyn Loop. Ticket holders can take the Downtown Loop to Battery Park and meet up with the Brooklyn bus. After returning from the Brooklyn Loop, resume the Downtown Loop for the rest of the tour.
The tidal currents of the East River (which is technically a tidal strait) typically change direction four times throughout the day.
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