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Private Tour

Private Full Day Highlights with Top of the Rock tickets

See the best of Manhattan’s sights from its memorials to the dazzling neon of Times Square
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Things to know

Duration:

5 hrs

Suitable for:

Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, Intellectually Curious

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

Tickets to the Rockefeller Centre Observation Deck are included

Type of tour:

Walking tour - the costs of all transits between sites are not included but your guide will assist you on the day

Other inclusions:

Gratuities optional
Meeting points: By the entrance of St. Paul's Chapel of Trinity Church Wall Street - 209 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, United States

What makes this tour special

Explore the Big Apple - from the bustling streets of Downtown Manhattan to the serenity of Central Park.  On this private tour you will:

· See the best sights of Lower Manhattan, from the National 9/11 Memorial to St Paul’s Chapel
· Walk around quirky, local Greenwich Village 
· Experience the bustle of Times Square
· Enjoy the grandeur of St Patrick’s Cathedral
· Stroll in both Grand Central Terminal and Central Park
· Finish your tour gazing out on the city from the views from the Rockefeller Center

Your tour begins  at the National 9/11 Memorial and visit Ground Zero— the original site of the The World Financial Center. Here your guide will share with you the history of the World Trade Center and discuss the tragic events of 9/11. You will also visit Saint Paul's Chapel,  which was the base for rescue workers who heroically searched for survivors on that fateful day.

Next you will head towards  trendy Greenwich Village, home to over a century's worth of bohemians, artists, musicians, novelists, poets and intellectuals of New York City. From here you will take the subway to Wall Street in lower Manhattan, arguably the most important financial center of the world. You will learn about some of the most important moments in US history, from the swearing in of George Washington as the first American President, to the signing of the Buttonwood Agreement—the foundation of the New York Stock Exchange. 

Bright Lights

You will also have the opportunity to explore the gothic architecture of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, where writer F. Scott Fitzgerald was married. Then, you will walk to Grand Central Terminal, the most iconic transportation hub in the United States, with the beautiful celestial ceiling murals. 

Your guide will take you to Times Square in the midtown area to view the news ticker on the One Times Square Building, the NASDAQ board, and all the fluorescent neon advertisements. You will then venture to another icon of NYC—the Rockefeller Center. Here, your guide will give you your tickets for the Rockefeller Observation deck and part with you. Cap off your tour with  a breathtaking bird’s eye view of Manhattan and the rest of the Big Apple. 

What you'll see

National September 11 Memorial & Museum
A quieting tribute to the earth-shattering events of September 11, 2001.
Wall Street
The hub of US financial services that has come to represent capitalism in its purest form.
New York Stock Exchange
The world's most valuable stock exchange, trading billions of dollars daily.
Trinity Church
A venerable church in the Wall Street area, with a turbulent history and reported land holdings of over $2 billion.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
A major financial decision-maker, this bank played a key role in the authorities' reaction to the recent economic crisis.
Freedom Tower
Opened in November 2014, the One World Trade Center is the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.
Fifth Avenue
The world's most prestigious (and expensive) shopping street.
Times Square
Neon-lit and monumentally busy, this most famous of intersections is a mecca for tourists, shoppers and protesters.
Grand Central Station
One of the USA's most famous landmarks, this historic transport hub made New York what it is today.
St Patrick’s Cathedral
This imposing Neo-Gothic construction has been the beacon of Catholicism in New York since 1878.
Rockefeller Center
An iconic complex of Art Deco buildings and public art, commissioned by the Rockefeller family.
Broadway
There's a show for everyone in the world's premier theatre district.
Central Park
A green swathe through Manhattan, Central Park is a marvel of urban planning and one of the most filmed locations in the world.
Greenwich Village
The bohemian capital of the world - and these days one of America's priciest neighbourhoods.
Rockefeller Center Observation Deck
This high vantage point gives an incredible vista of the Big Apple.

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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