About the Night on the Town Tour – Gray Line New York
Gray Line New York's Night on the Town Tour features some of the city's most beautiful sights after dark and includes a visit to the Meatpacking District’s famous sky park, a New York Water Taxi cruise in the harbor, and dinner at an Italian restaurant.
The tour begins with a drive south on an air-conditioned motor coach through Times Square and the Garment District, followed by a sunset stroll along Chelsea's High Line, two miles of elevated train tracks that have been turned into a park in the sky with views of the Hudson and Downtown. After the High Line, visitors take a sunset cruise through New York Harbor that stops in front of Liberty Island, providing spectacular views of Battery Park and the Financial District, the glowing figure of the Statue of Liberty and the brilliantly lit Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges.
After a Champagne toast in front of the Statue of Liberty, passengers return to shore and head to a romantic dinner at the Grotta Azzura, one of Little Italy's oldest restaurants. As the bus makes its way through Greenwich Village north to Midtown, the tour guide provides illuminating interesting tidbits of information on the various sights and neighborhoods.The tour finishes at Rockefeller Center, where passengers receive complimentary tickets to Top of the Rock, the observation decks on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Many New Yorkers prefer Top of the Rock to the Empire State Building, and the 360-degree panoramic view of New York at night is not to be missed.
Did you know?
Top of the Rock sells a “skyline map" to identify the different landmarks seen from the observation decks.
At one time, the city viewed the elevated train tracks that became the High Line Park as an eyesore and planned to tear them down.
Approximately five hours.
The Night on the Town Tour is ideal for couples and anyone looking for a romantic look at the city at night.
Good for kids?
The tour is more focused on adults and couples, but children would enjoy the High Line, the Italian food and the harbor cruise.
Gray Line New York Visitors Center Location Information:
777 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10036
Starts: Gray Line New York 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, New York, NY 10112
C, E to 50th St. (Eighth Ave.); N, Q, R to 49th St. (Seventh Ave.)