About the Manhattan Experience – Gray Line New York
An eight-hour, all-inclusive bus tour, Gray Line New York’s Manhattan Experience is a perfect introduction to New York City's most famous borough. From Grant's Tomb in Harlem down to Wall Street and the World Trade Center, the tour also includes a harbor cruise past the Statue of Liberty and lunch in Little Italy.
Starting at the Gray Line Visitor Center in Midtown, the Manhattan Experience is an eight-hour trek in an enclosed, air-conditioned bus that introduces visitors to New York's most popular neighborhoods and attractions. A knowledgeable tour guide points out famous sights, describing the history of New York City and the daily lives of New Yorkers. Visitors travel through Times Square and the West Side, past Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building, up to Grant's Tomb and down through Greenwich Village, past the World Trade Center and into Little Italy and the Wall Street Financial District. From the bus, they see Harlem's Apollo Theater and the famous Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Plaza Hotel, Chinatown and the Lower East Side.
The trip also includes walking tours of Grant's Tomb, Riverside Church and Central Park's Conservatory Garden; lunch in Little Italy; and a boat cruise in New York Harbor. The cruise passes the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, and allows passengers to see parts of the city that many visitors miss, like Castle Clinton in Battery Park, Governors Island and Brooklyn Heights. The bus tour concludes in Midtown with a trip to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at 30 Rockefeller Center, which offers stunning views of the entire island of Manhattan.
Approximately eight hours, with breaks for lunch, walking tours and the New York Harbor cruise.
Did you know?
The Gray Line also offers foreign language tours in German, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
The Manhattan Experience tour is perfect for first-time visitors to New York who want a comprehensive look at the city without having to navigate public transit or crowded streets. It is especially helpful as a starter tour early in a long visit, allowing newcomers to decide which attractions they would like to see again. It is also a good choice for visitors with limited mobility who nevertheless want to fully enjoy their time in the city.
Good for kids?
The Manhattan Experience is a good choice for large families with older children, when it is necessary to keep all the family members together. Kids will enjoy the New York Harbor boat ride and the view from the Top of the Rock observation deck.
Gray Line Visitors Center Location Information:
777 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10036
Manhattan Experience – Gray Line New York
Starts: Gray Line Visitors Center, 777 Eighth Ave. (between 47th & 48th Sts.), New York, NY 10036
Ends: Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center, 30 Rockefeller Plaza (between Fifth & Sixth Aves. and 49th& 50th Sts.)
C, E to 50th St. (Eighth Ave.); N, Q, R to 49th St. (7th Ave.)
About Manhattan Experience – Gray Line New York
The New York Harbor Cruise, Top of the Rock, and lunch in Little Italy are included in the price of the ticket; optional tips are requested for the guide, driver and boat staff. The tour begins at 9am and ends at approximately 5pm.
Preview the Manhattan Experience from Gray Line NY
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