The tour stops at everything the See It All! Tour visits, but adds an additional boat cruise to the day. Get to know your guide as he or she takes you across the water on two boat cruises, points out significant sights on the bus, and walks you to and through each of the stops.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Tour Stop at Central Park
As the most frequented urban park in the nation, Central Park has become a well-known area throughout the entire United States. This 843 acre patch of rolling grass, lakes, streams and general natural beauty has solidified itself into the annals of Americana in a variety of ways. Featured in hundreds of movies and thousands of television programs, Central Park can provide a time of movie sightseeing just as easily as it can provide a day of outdoor activity.
Drive By Ellis Island
Almost half of the American population can trace their family back to Ellis Island, which has, over the years, become one of the most visited tourist spots in the nation. Over twelve million immigrants came to America at Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954. President Benjamin Harrison designed the island as the first Federal immigration station in 1890.
Tour Stop at Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge is over 125 years old, and has been a piece of historical and cultural significance throughout the years. One of the anchorages was made out of a piece of property from the Osgood House, the first Presidential Mansion. It has also been featured in films such as It Happened in Brooklyn, The Fifth Element, Godzilla, I Am Legend, Oliver & Company, The Dark Knight Rises and more.
Drive By Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was opened in 1964 and, at the time, was the world's largest suspension span. The bridge's towers stand 693 feet tall and weigh 27,000 tons each. They are held together with three million rivets and one million bolts.The Verrazano-Narrows also links the interstate highway system, providing the shortest route between middle Atlantic states and Long Island.
Drive By FAO Schwarz Toy Company
For 150 years, FAO Schwarz has been selling one-of-a-kind tours from around the world. German immigrant Frederick August Otto Schwarz built a magical toy emporium with a theatrical touch that brought the toys to life. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1865 and opened "Toy Bazaar" with his two brothers six years later.
Drive By Chrysler Center
The Chrysler Center is made up of two buildings: the Chrysler Building and the Chrysler East Building. The center holds businesses and retail stores alike and takes up over one million square feet. Tishman Speyer purchased the entire block front of 42nd Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues, in order to restore the Chrysler Building and reconfigure Chrysler East. The result was a unique real estate location. The new millennium style of Chrysler East meshed with the historic grandeur of the Chrysler Building.
Drive By Woolworth Building
Designed in 1913, the Woolworth Building is still, to this day, one of the twenty tallest buildings in NYC and one of the fifty tallest buildings in the U.S. The Woolworth Building was constructed in the neo-Gothic style. It stands nearly 800 feet high. The lobby has been described as "one of the most spectacular of the early 20th century in New York City," with its vaulted ceiling, mosaics, stained-glass skylight and bronze furnishings.
Drive By MetLife Building
When the MetLife building was opened in 1963, it was known as "The Pan Am Building" and was the focal point of Park Avenue. The building was constructed as a part of the plan to reconstruct Grand Central Terminal. Erwin S. Wolfson, Emery Roth and Sons, Walter Gropius and Pietro Bellushi teamed up to create it in the early 1960s. The MetLife Building covers the area between East 43rd Street and East 45th Street, providing direct access to Grand Central Terminal.
Drive By The Plaza Hotel NYC
The Plaza Hotel opened in 1907 and has been called the greatest hotel in the world by many different reports. It is located at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South, giving guests easy access to many of the top attractions and landmarks in the area. It also stands in the most fashionable residential section of the city.
Drive By New York City Hall
The current city hall building in New York was built in 1811 and opened a year later. City Hall is used for official receptions. In the Blue Room, NYC mayors give press conferences and bill-signing ceremonies take place. The press room is inside Room 9, where reporters file their stories. The building has been used in various film and television series, including Spin City, City Hall and Ghostbusters, and is featured in the folk song "The Irish Rover" by The Clancy Brothers, The Pogues and The Dubliners.
Drive By Washington Square Park
Though the land was once just a marsh, Washington Square Park has become an attraction for both tourists and locals throughout the years. he park hosts monuments such as the marble Washington Arch, two statues of Washington, a bust of steel of manufacturer Alexander Lyman Holley, a statue of Italian nationalist leader Giuseppe Garibaldi, a WWI flagpole and the central fountain.
Drive By New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is one of the great knowledge institutions of the world, with a collection ranging from literature from the British Library, the Library of Congress and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Drive By SoHo/TriBeCa
The cast-iron-fronted buildings of SoHo (South of Houston) have become popular with artists and sculptors ever since they have been converted from warehouses and manufacturing spaces to lofts, while TriBeCa (the Triangle Below Canal), is another abandoned industrial district, now popular residential area.
Drive By Herald Square
Formed by Broadway, Sixth Avenue and 34th Street, Herald Square is located in the borough of Manhattan. The area was named for the New York Herald, which has now gone out of business, that was once headquartered there. It has been mentioned in the song "Give My Regards to Broadway" in the line "remember me to Herald Square." It is also the ending spot for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Drive By The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
President Dwight D. Eisenhower broke ground for the building of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts back in May of 1959. It is now located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan between West 62nd and 65th Streets and Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.
Drive By East River
The East River is not a river but a tidal strait, in New York City. It connects Upper New York Bay on its south end to Long Island Sound on its north end. It separates Long Island from the island of Manhattan and the Bronx on the North American mainland. In reference to its connection to Long Island Sound, it was once also known as the Sound River. The tidal strait changes its flow direction frequently.
Drive By Hudson River
A beautiful park sits on the waterside, stretching from Battery Park to 59th Street. Hudson River Park is home to walking and biking paths, soccer fields, tennis courts, batting cages, a playground, recreational piers and so much more. Also connected to the park is the World Trade Center site, the World Financial Center, Chelsea Piers and Piers 57 and 63, the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum and Riverside Park.
Tour Stop at Madison Square Park
For everyday visits, the spacious dog run, colorful playground, and large grassy area make for a happy escape from the busy midtown area in which Madison Square Park is located. The artwork peppering the park’s grounds is sure to thrill those with an eye for art with its exciting blend of temporary exhibits by new artists and classic monuments that testify to Madison Square Park's 150-year history.
Tour Stop at Strawberry Fields
This living memorial to John Lennon is inside Central Park and is a designated spot of tranquility. After the death of the world-famous singer, songwriter and peace activist, a place where people could come together and honor and remember Lennon was desperately needed. Inside Central Parks, the Strawberry Fields memorial was created, named after one of Lennon's band's most famous songs "Strawberry Fields Forever."
Tour Stop at The Dakota Building
Best known for being the home of Beatle John Lennon for several years, as well as the site of his murder, the Dakota Building stands in Manhattan on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West.The building is a U.S. National Historic Landmark and is also on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It was constructed in 1880 and is a co-op apartment building.
Tour Stop at U.S. Custom House
On historic Bowling Green, the area around which New York was founded, sits the U.S. Custom House. Before, this building was used as a palace for commerce. Gilbert left a legacy of public art. Today, the Custom House stands as a reminder of the way architecture responds in an inspired way to the urban environment.
Tour Stop at Times Square
Whether it was on MTV, at the movies or during New Year's Eve, you've probably seen Times Square on TV or in the films. Now is your chance to experience it. From sightseeing and shopping to elegant dining and live shows, there's sure to be something to get everyone excited about visiting this cherished part of the New York City landscape.
Tour Stop at Rockefeller Center
Not just another building, the Rockefeller Center is a monstrous 19 buildings spread out across 22 acres in midtown Manhattan. Probably the most notable feature of Rockefeller Center is its outdoor cafe that becomes an ice-skating rink each winter. A popular hangout is far from the only thing the Rockefeller Center has going for it though. NBC is located within the Rockefeller Center, producing the magic of television each and every day.
Tour Stop at St. Patrick's Cathedral
Seating about 2,200 people, the construction on the cathedral began in 1858 by the Archbishop and has survived over the years in near pristine condition, with the help of renovations and add-ons. Its 13th-century style is imprinted in stone with the 330-foot tall spires, dramatic concrete arched ceilings, and intricate stained glass. The famous rose window alone is 26 feet wide, an incredible sight when sunlight is shining through.
Drive By Trump Tower
Trump Tower is located in Midtown Manhattan and stands 58 stories high. This skyscraper was developed by Donald Trump and the Equitable Life Assurance Company, completed in 1983. It is the 52nd tallest building in NYC and hosts retail, office and residential uses.
Tour Stop at 5th Avenue Shopping District
If you are visiting New York City and looking for a place to either window shop or spend some money, than the 5th Avenue Shopping District is the place for you to visit. You will find some of the most elite and luxurious shops in all of New York on this street.
Drive By Central Park Zoo
As the name indicates, Central Park Zoo is located in Central Park. Along with a wide variety of exotic wildlife, the park also features complete environments such as tropical rain forests and frozen tundra.
Drive By Macy's
A large department store, Macy's has men's and women's apparel, children's clothing, shoes, and accessories. You can also find home decor, bedding, appliances, and home accents. If you're hungry, stop at one of the store's several cafes. Of course, no trip to Macy's would be complete without a visit to The Cellar, Macy's collection of gourmet shops in the basement.
Drive By Greenwich Village
Quite possibly the most famous area in all of New York City, Greenwich Village has long been noted for its unique and often eccentric atmosphere. Located in downtown Manhattan, this charming neighborhood is contained by Broadway and the Hudson River. Interestingly enough, Greenwich Village's street layout does not conform to the usual grid structure of the rest of the city. This unique street layout further helps to exemplify the individual feel of this area.
Tour Stop at World Trade Center Site
After the horrific events of September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center would be impossible to replace; however, a single tower is planned to be built on the site of the Twin Towers - the Freedom Tower. Construction for "One World Trade Center" is underway. The new building will be the tallest building in the US and the Western Hemisphere, as well as the world's tallest all-office building. The building is designed to reach 1,776 feet, in celebration of the year of American independence.
Tour Stop at New York Stock Exchange
The New York Stock Exchange building was built in 1903 when demand for space with the growing institution arose. Eight of the NYSE's leading architects competed against one another to design the grand new gathering place. Their only instructions were that the trading floor had to have more space, be lighter and be more convenient for the transaction of business. George B. Post's neoclassic design won out over the other seven architects and, on April 22, 1903, the Exchange building came to be. The building is now a national landmark.
Tour Stop at Wall Street
Many vacationers chose to visit Wall Street due to the landmarks in the district, such as the Trinity Church, the Federal Reserve gold vaults that reside 80 feet below street level, and the New York Stock Exchange building. The Federal Reserve Building opened a visitors' gallery in 1997.
Tour Stop at Trinity Church NYC
Trinity Church held its first service in 1698, and the congregation has been growing strong ever since. The church and landmark is located in lower Manhattan at the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway. It is on the US National Register of Historic Places and is both a NYC Landmark and a US National Historic Landmark.
Drive By St. Paul's Chapel
St. Paul's Chapen in Manhattan opened in 1766, making it the city's oldest public building. St. Paul's is known for being the place of worship for George Washington and place of care for 9/11 recovery workers. The chapel is a part of the Episcopal Parish of Trinity Church, as well as a center for worship and the arts, a community of reconciliation and a place of pilgrimage.
Tour Stop at World Financial Center
The World Financial Center is located on the Hudson River waterfront in lower Manhattan. The center covers more than eight million square feet of office space. The four towers were designed by Cesar Pelli and feature copper-crowned granite and glass towers. The World Financial Center is one of the most premier business addresses in NYC. Its 10-story glass pavilion Winter Garden, which boasts vast public spaces, many shops and restaurants and a magnificent outdoor waterfront esplanade, is the centerpiece of the WFC.
Tour Stop at Federal Hall National Memorial
The Federal Hall National Memorial is the site of many historical events. It is the site where John Peter Zenger was jailed, tried and acquitted, where the Stamp Act Congress came to be, where the Northwest Ordinance was adopted, where Pierre L'Enfant remodeled City Hall for the new federal government, where the First Congress met to write the Bill of Rights and where George Washington was inaugurated.
Tour Stop at Flatiron Building
The Flatiron Building (formerly known as the Fuller Building) is a groundbreaking skyscraper, built in 1902. When construction was finished, the Fuller Building was one of the tallest in the city. It was also the only skyscraper north of 14th Street. The building rests on a triangular island-block that is formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street. 23rd Street touches the northern peak of the triangle. The name was changed to Flatiron, deriving from the resemblance of clothes iron, by popular demand by locals.
Tour Stop at South Street Seaport
The South Street Seaport has a legacy of retail and tourism. The area was once a noisy and gritty New York City wholesale fish market. This atmosphere still lingers in some of the older commercial buildings, made of brick and stone. The buildings still are tied to the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge and the piers.
Drive By Tiffany's
The Tiffany Store on 57th Street and Fifth Avenue first opened on October 21, 1940 and has been impressing both shoppers and window gazers ever since. This world famous store sells high-quality jewelry, china and crystal. While many items might cause sticker-shock, there are also a selection of less expensive items (key chains, money clips, etc.) that make great New York City souvenirs. Even if you can't afford to make a purchase, you can make like Holly Golightly from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and window shop. This is an excellent store for browsing, with so many of the goods in glass displays throughout the store.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.
The NY Premium See It All! Tour is a six-hour bus, boat, and walking tour. It leaves daily at 12:30 p.m. and a knowledgeable and friendly guide will take you to each of the incredible stops, more than a dozen of them, while pointing out even more attractions along the way. Together, the two boat cruises last for about one hour of the tour. With an hour break for lunch, the rest of the time is split between riding the bus and taking to the streets. Start the tour with a boat cruise from Midtown to Battery Park, stopping for a walk up to the World Trade Center to see the 9/11 Memorial. Then your guide will lead you to the Trinity Church and Wall Street. Visit notable sights, such as Times Square, Madison Square Park, and more. Then, take a second boat cruise from South Street Seaport. On the cruise, go straight up to the Statue of Liberty for incredible photo opportunities, sail underneath the Brooklyn Bridge for an incredible view, and see the beautiful Lower Manhattan skyline. The second cruise is followed by stops to more of the impressive New York sites.
With all this and more in New York City, you will see why it is the city that never sleeps. The six-hour tour doesn't stop at every New York attraction, but your friendly guide will be ready and able to recommend his or her favorite sights as you pass by them from the boat, bus, or street. During the tour, visit nineteen exciting locations, learn about the past, present, and future of the city, and experience New York in a unique and indulging way.