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Sightseeing Tours in New York City

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Helicopter Tours
17–20 minutes
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$279.00
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Private and Luxury
5 hours
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$109.00
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Day Cruises
50 minutes
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$24.00
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$129.00
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Adventure Tours
1–2 hours
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$99.00
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Adventure Tours
25–30 minutes
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$274.00
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Adventure Tours
20 minutes
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$289.00
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Helicopter Tours
25–30 minutes
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$369.00
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City Tours
3 hours
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$125.00
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City Tours
4 hours
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$59.00
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  • The Swan King
    Brighton, UK106 contributions
    This is the best viewing platform in NYC in my view. It feels more like an open space you can enjoy, rather than an elevator up, walk around all four sides, the elevator down.

    Security guard seemed to have a chip on his shoulder when searching my rucksack. Maybe he was trying to be funning, but he just sounded like an arrogant and patronising idiot, still his colleague was decent and we don't let a single idiot ruin the day.

    Anyway, IMO, if you are going to do one viewing platform in NYC, then this is the one to do.
    Written August 15, 2022
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  • Elizabeth D
    1 contribution
    I enjoyed the Empire State Building, the layout was nice. The line was long but they were able to let at least 50 people in at a time. There’s so much to explore it didn’t feel overcrowded until you got to the observation deck. Overall I recommend this for a visit. I went on a Monday evening. I did however have a difficult time using the trip advisor app. Downloading the app was a challenge, it wouldn’t recognize any of my confirmation numbers, I had to take 30 minutes to find my ticket. The ticket I received in my email to download to Apple wallet did not work at all. It was very frustrating. I was ever able to use the app, the tickets need to be more easily accessible.
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • Arkevia B
    1 contribution
    The cruise was very informative and relaxing. You got to see all the landmarks from the water. I think you should do the cruise first thing in the morning or the evening tour for more comfort. We did the 12 cruise and it was really hot on the deck sitting. Now keep in mind there is sitting inside but the best view is outside.
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • TroyF386
    Rockford, IL21 contributions
    This was a terrific experience and well worth the money! We caught it at around 8:15 so right as the sun was setting and the city lights were lighting up, which was fantastic to see. Multiple levels of not just great views, but also artistic sensory experiences that would fun for practically anyone. Have a cocktail at the outside bar at the upper level and enjoy to sights to finish the experience out!
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • Srishti J
    1 contribution
    Amazing flight experience! The staff was very courteous and professional. The tour covered all the highlights, and I had an insane time. Would recommend their tours!
    Written August 6, 2022
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  • Vincent M
    Portland, OR1 contribution
    It was a unique experience. Flying over manhattan city was a dream for me and finally, I made my dream true. I was sat to the first sit with after the pilot. I was a memory to member.
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • Steven L
    3 contributions
    Our tour guide, Jim Quinn was excellent. He personally lived 9/11 as a New Yorker and share his and other's experience with great passion. It made the tour much more meaningful
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • TroyF386
    Rockford, IL21 contributions
    What a terrific way to both learn about NYC and enjoy the beautiful sunset while watching the New York City skyline light up for the evening! It was a full boat, but the guide did an outstanding job of being both informative and entertaining! I thought the price point for this activity was very reasonable and well worth the money. (The only negative was an extremely rude bar tender on the upper deck that obviously does not like her job very much.)
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • seanlm
    Yukon, Canada34 contributions
    Our guide was excellent, funny and informative. The cruise clipped along at a good pace so it doesn't require a huge time commitment, and yet it gets you a great view of the Statue and the Brooklyn Bridge. The views of the Manhattan skyline are phenomenal. Be sure to get to the front of the line early to grab and upper level front left or right which will give you the best views in my opinion.
    Written August 15, 2022
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  • nigel s
    8 contributions
    The actual helicopter ride was amazing and I would rate 5star but the location being in New Jersey and additional fees of 35$ taxes per person and late fees of 50-100$ per person if your late which I only received via email after I’d booked just put a complete downer on the experience as the traffic was horrendous coming out of Manhattan and I genuinely thought we were going to be late and the 170$ in taxi fares their and back.
    Written July 9, 2022
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  • WeReady
    Washington Dc, District Of Columbia5 contributions
    My favorite part of the tour was seeing the look on my son’s face as he received a firsthand experienced of why New York City is a must visit. Cam was knowledgeable and engaging. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Cam and appreciate him sharing with us!
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • madsw6
    Buckinghamshire, UK68 contributions
    This tour took us the entire way around Manhattan island (yes, it is an island and you find out how). The architect who took the tour was incredible. He spoke in detail to about 150 buildings and features visible from the boat WITHOUT NOTES. The tour was fascinating thanks to his expert knowledge and punchy delivery.

    The service from Classic Cruises on board the Manhattan II was appropriate to the main event. They coped well with the organised large group who made up half the audience as well as the couples who made up the balance. We were able to go up onto the deck or stay at our designated tables as we wished.
    Written August 15, 2022
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  • Rene A
    2 contributions
    Stunning views on New York. Absolutely amazing and a must seen. As wel as the Memorial Ponds. Impressive.
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • Max B
    1 contribution
    Statue of liberty was an impressive sight as well as the numerous other landmarks. Tour guide was a professional and really knew his stuff.
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • Lana G
    San Jose, CA2 contributions
    Wonderful experience! Good appetizers, food and drinks, Exceptional service (thanks to our waiter Eduardo, professional host and attentive staff) and amazing views from inside and the deck. We celebrated Independence Day 2022 (got some extra flags merch for free, nice gesture) on this cruise and paid a lot more than a regular price, but it was absolutely worth as a once in a lifetime experience with fireworks watching! We enjoyed it a lot as a family with a young kid (pre-teen). Best festive memories were made on this day on that boat!

    FYI
    - Come early, they started to seat around 5:15 pm. The boat left at 6, nobody was late.
    - Pro tip: you can ask a host to put you in a waitlist for the window view table in case someone is no-show.
    - Dress like for a fine dining/cocktail.
    Written July 5, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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