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OnBoard New York Tours

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OnBoard New York Tours operates the Only Comprehensive Guided Tour of New York City. Our tour guides hop off the shuttle bus with you at each attraction, showing you the city in detail. Smaller groups make better tours, so we limit group size on our...more
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7th Avenue, between 50th & 51st Streets, New York City, NY 10018
Greenwich Village
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall the tour was perfect. Only thing recommended is that they update the location for meeting the shuttle. They tell you to meet at the Rendevous Restaurant between 6th and 7th but the place closed 2 years ago. Just say meet at 2100 Broadway which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank George W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great way to Troy New York Special if you have elderly or someone with limited abilities two small bus and you get on and off with your tour guide and always have the same seat. two of our folks didn't want to...More

Thank Expedition793796
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We researched NYC tour companies to find the best tour that met our needs. We choose OnBoard New York City Tours. Very happy with our selection. The See It All tour was great. Had Brooklyn Jim as our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davencaroleAZ
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

5 1/2 hour guided tour on Sat 11-10-18 Best tour ever! Our guide Jeff Counsil was hilarious, informative and very entertaining! The tour was worth every penny. The driver did a great job as well- True professionals. This tour made our trip. Thank you

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

This tour was a great way to spend a day and see a bunch of the most famous sights in New York City. Our tour guide was one of the best that you will ever be able to find in NYC. Jimmy the guide and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Escape39172279974
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful tour guide and driver. John and Jimmy were ontome, Jimmy was very knowledgable and nice. Such a great tour guide. My husband and I along with our two young kids enjoyed our time on the tour and certainly learned a lot. This was our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Irin K
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Maybe our expectations were to high but after reading on board description of what we would see It sounded perfect but didn't meet our expectations. Going a hundred feet into Central Park is really not a visit. Looking at a bridge several miles away just...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

We had a great day with Brooklyn Jim as our guide. We saw all the main sites with Jim getting off at each stop and giving us a lot of local Intel on each location. Being on a minibus made it much easier to navigate...More

1  Thank Welovetravelling01
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Recently, my husband and I took our 9-year-old son for his first trip to NY. One of the things we did was the day tour through OnBoard. We rode in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and the tour group was a very manageable size. With Brooklyn...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kim J
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

As it was hot and our first day in New York it was good to be in an air conditioned bus with lots of free water. Our guide J did not like Brits so we were made to feel very uncomfortable and did consider leaving....More

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Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the
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addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and
cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture,
this neighborhood has a unique old-world feel. You
won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan.
Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to
get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you
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September 5, 2016|
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Response from Diane C | Reviewed this property |
In my experience, they would not do this for 7 people. The bus normally carries about 30 people and we met it at a pre-determined location. There are services on NYC that do private tours, though.
May 27, 2016|
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Response from Marieke v | Reviewed this property |
I think it is to demanding for an elderly who can't walk far distances. The walks aren't to long, but where you get out of the bus it is very crowded and the tempo is high. It is possible to stay on board during the most... More
August 17, 2015|
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Response from Hallbags1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi mate, yeah you go to ellis. Dont pay to look through the register. Its a rip off. Walk outside and look for the name on the wall. Its all alphabetical and easy to find. A friend found there grandparents in under a minute.
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Lisa L
Clayton, NC
OnBoard New York Tours? (3 Replies)
I am spending a lot of time looking for a New York City tour. I'm not a fan of the HOHO tours. I'm thinking about OnBoard, does anyone have any recent experience with them? It seems that Marvelous Manhattan Tours is out of business. We want a tour that lets you off at some stops, but waits for you to get back on and moves to the next stop. Just to kind of get a tour of the area. Help?
August 04, 2011|
Response fromdeneeb|
We did the Onboard tour a couple of years ago and loved it!!! It was a great way to see the city and the tour guide was entertaining and knowledgeable!! My husband and I both thought it was worth the money!!!
"Onboard New York tours" vs "hop on hop off bus" (4 Replies)
We are considering booking a tour with the "Onboard New York Tours" after reading all the positive reviews. But is the price worth it? Or should we rather go with the cheaper "hop on hop off busses"? And by the way, about the OnBoard New York tours, can we just book a couple of days before, or do we have to order earlier? Thanks in advance!
June 19, 2008|
Response fromArdith L|
We are booked on Onboard next week. I originally planned on the HOHO tours, but because some waiting for the next bus is inevitable and because it will be hot, I opted for the air-conditioned Onboard tour -- we'll be much happier at the end of the day if we avoid standing in line in the heat. And Onboard seems like a very efficient way to see a lot of places on our list. We'll walk/subway/cab for the rest of our sightseeing. I subscribed to NYTIX.com, which offers a discount for OnBoard. ...More
Montreal, Quebec
4 days before Christmas NYC trip (4 Replies)
Hi, I will be in NYC with my wife just before Christmas (December 21st to 24th). I have thought about some activities we'd like to do and here is what I think our planning could look like: Sunday 21 2 PM: Hotel arrival 3 PM: Strolling in Central Park 5:30 PM: getting near OnBoard New York Tours location to eat something 6:30 PM: OnBoard Holiday Light Tour 10:30 PM: Back to hotel Monday 22 8:30 AM: self-guided tour in Greenwich village 11 AM: getting back to hotel to eat lunch ...More
November 13, 2008|
Response fromskalibaba|
Any thoughts? I'd love to hear what you guys think about these activites. Thanks