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Brooklyn Bridge Tours

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Brooklyn Bridge
Extending for 1.3 miles (2 kilometers) across New York City’s East River, this 19th-century bridge sees constant foot, bike, and car traffic thanks to commuters and sightseers alike. After a construction beset by tragedies—at least 20 people died during the building process—this steel-wire suspension bridge, then the world’s largest, finally opened to the public in 1883. Today crossing the Brooklyn Bridge is an essential New York experience. Visitors come in droves to admire the bridge’s dramatic neo-Gothic towers and the stellar views of Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront.
 
The Basics
The storied history of the Brooklyn Bridge and the spectacular views it affords make it a common inclusion on guided walking tours and bike tours of the city. For a whole new perspective on the bridge, take a sightseeing cruise or even a helicopter flight during which you will buzz over the iconic structure as well as other well-known NYC landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • In cooler months, wear an extra layer or two, as it can be colder and windier on the bridge than on street level.
  • The bridge’s pedestrian path is narrow; be careful not to veer into the adjacent bike lane.
  • Crossing the bridge on foot takes around 25 minutes, or longer if you pause for photographs.
 
How to Get There
From Manhattan, you can access the bridge’s walkway from Park Row and Centre Street, opposite City Hall Park. The closest subway stations are Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall (4, 5, and 6 trains) and Chambers Street (J and Z). On the Brooklyn side, access the pedestrian walkway from Tillary Street and Adams Street in Brooklyn Heights. Here the nearest subway stations are Jay Street–MetroTech (A, C, and F), Court Street (N and R), and Borough Hall (2, 3, 4, and 5).

When to Get There
Avoid the morning and evening rush hours: The bridge is congested with commuters. It’s quieter early on weekend mornings (before 10am) and at night (after 8pm), when the bridge’s neo-Gothic towers are dramatically illuminated. 
 
The Fascinating History of the Brooklyn Bridge
Though the Brooklyn Bridge was designed by John Roebling in the 1860s, Roebling never got to see his creation realized, having died following an accident in 1869. After his death, his son, Washington Roebling, and his wife, Emily, oversaw the construction. On May 30, 1883, just a few days after its opening, the bridge was the site of a tragic stampede that killed 12 pedestrians. In 1884, in an effort to allay concerns regarding the structural integrity of the bridge, circus owner P.T. Barnum had a troupe of 21 elephants, including the famous Jumbo, cross it.
Address: FDR Drive, 10038, USA
Hours: 24 hours a day
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Cycle To NYC's Top Sites In One DayDay Trips

Cycle To NYC's Top Sites In One Day

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From Central Park to Brooklyn Bridge to Ground Zero, we'll see it all! This is not a tour for beginner cyclists. This a tour for confident, urban cyclists. We'll cover around 25 miles (40 km) over 6 hours. The pace will be brisk but not back-breaking or exhausting. We'll stick to designated bike lanes, but please understand, we cannot do this exclusively. This a tour for the adventurous of spirit. You'll see so many of NYC's most iconic spots and as they were intended to be seen: from the street. We'll take lots of breaks where you can get off the bikes, walk around and I will find you lots of photo ops to make you Instagram feed POP! I'll keep you safe and you'll never risk wasting time getting lost. I'll also keep you entertained and provide history, context and local color. By the end of the day, you'll feel the burn, but be ready to feast in one of NYC's great restaurants—guilt free, you earned it!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New York Harbor Jet Ski TourHalf-day Tours

New York Harbor Jet Ski Tour

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New York City’s streets can be overrun with city dwellers and travelers alike, making it hard to catch views of top attractions such as the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. This New York Harbor Jet Ski tour makes seeing these sights (and others) easier than ever by taking you on the water from Rockaway Beach to Manhattan. Plus, your guide knows the massive harbor well, so you won’t get lost.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

60-Minute Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Day Cruises

60-Minute Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise

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First-time visitors or those in New York City for a short time will appreciate this express boat tour. Take in sights of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade, and other famous New York landmarks. While on-board, listen to the live guided commentary in English or an audio guide in 10 more languages, downloadable to your phone.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Hudson River Greenway Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Hudson River Greenway Bike Tour

New York: dazzling skyscrapers, rich history, stunning views, and a myriad things to do. Experience them all on our three hour bike tour of the Hudson river. If you enjoy stress-free waterside cycles, away from hectic city traffic, this is the tour for you. Our experienced guide will lead you down the island of Manhattan along the Hudson River Greenway, starting at Hell’s Kitchen and finishing on the other side of the Southern tip at the famous Brooklyn bridge. On this tour you can get off the beaten tourist track and soak up New York’s true spirit. You will of course see views of Lady Liberty, the High line, Wall street and the Brooklyn bridge, as well as discovering what New Yorkers do in their time off. From kayaking to outdoor cinemas, this area of the city that never sleeps is sure to inspire.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Grand Helicopter TourPrivate and Luxury

Grand Helicopter Tour

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Get a bird's eye view over the Big Apple during this attraction-packed helicopter ride over New York. View top landmarks from the air, from the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges to Wall Street, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty. Upgrade to include an aerial ride over the iconic Yankee Stadium and a sightseeing boat cruise along Battery Park.
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  • 20 to 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private New York City Helicopter Sightseeing Experience with Champagne ToastPrivate and Luxury

Private New York City Helicopter Sightseeing Experience with Champagne Toast

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Get a bird's-eye perspective on New York City's famous skyline during a private helicopter ride. Soar over major Manhattan landmarks like Central Park, the Empire State Building, Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty, and others upon request while your pilot provides narration on the stunning sights below. Choose from three different aircraft and levels of luxury, and celebrate your aerial adventure with an in-flight Champagne toast.
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
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Best of NYC Private Half-Day Lower Manhattan Limousine TourHalf-day Tours

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Best of NYC Private Half-Day Lower Manhattan Limousine Tour

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See New York City in style in a chauffeured limousine on this private tour. Cruise the streets of Lower Manhattan in style, passing through Greenwich Village, Chinatown, TriBeCa, and Little Italy. Stop to take photos, learn more about the city from your guide, and see landmarks including One World Trade Center and Brooklyn Bridge. Upgrade to continue your tour into Upper and Mid-Manhattan.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$775.00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private and Custom New York: Make NYC YoursPrivate and Luxury

Private and Custom New York: Make NYC Yours

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Get to know New York City on a half- or full-day walking tour with a private guide. Customize your itinerary to your preferences and then travel with your guide through the Big Apple, stopping at the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge and more. With a private guide, you enjoy an intimate experience with only your group. Please note: hotel pickup and drop-off are included, but any additional public transportation is at your own expense.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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Private New York City Sunset Boat TourSailing

Private New York City Sunset Boat Tour

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This classic private tour showcases the Manhattan skyline and the natural beauty of a stunning sunset. Depart from North Cove Marina near the iconic Freedom Tower and set sail on a tour that highlights the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and more. Pack food and drinks to ensure a memorable evening as you take in stunning views of one of the world's most dynamic cities.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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CITY WALKING TOUR THEN SKIP THE LINE To THE STATUE OF LIBERTY Walking Tours

CITY WALKING TOUR THEN SKIP THE LINE To THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

This Experience is designed to be a fun relaxing memorable family experience. Photos Food General History Landmark stops and help with your cameras and phones. Your Experience will start at the amazing Hudson Yards where you will find The Vessel and The Shed the 2 most talked about interactive works of Art. Then onto a stroll on The High Line which is an elevated walkway taking you through the Chelsea neighborhood located on the west side of Manhattan with the most amazing elevated views of the city. Next we will take One Bus Ride To One Subway Ride to Chinatown and Little Italy for a walk and a bite to eat (optional) in a part of the city we call Real New York. Now on to the 9/11 Memorial-Wall Street-Financial District-NY Stock Exchange JP Morgan Building-and Trinity Church. Last we head to Historic Battery Park to SKIP THE LINE and join a harbor Cruise over to visit The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Once on liberty island you will have access to the museum.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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New York City Private Limousine TourHalf-day Tours

New York City Private Limousine Tour

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Enjoy a private, customized tour of New York City in a limousine. Choose between a 3- and 4-hour tour and select from any number of popular locations, like Times Square and the Theatre District, Central Park, Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. Focus on one area or see it all. Multilingual tours are available in English, Spanish, French, Italian or German. A hotel pickup and drop-off is included. The price shown is per tour, for up to nine guests.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Private New York City Boat TourDay Cruises

Private New York City Boat Tour

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See New York City from the waters of the Hudson River on your own private motorboat tour. Enjoy two hours of sightseeing with stops at the Brooklyn Bridge, Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center) and Statue of Liberty. Bring your group of up to six people along with your own food or drink for this exclusive New York boating experience. Your tour departs from a convenient location in lower Manhattan.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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New York City Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise Half-Day Private TourDay Trips

New York City Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise Half-Day Private Tour

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Discover the Big Apple's top sights and attractions in the company of a New Yorker. This private three- or five-hour shore excursion focuses on the best of Lower Manhattan, including the bohemian West Village, posh SoHo, and even a drive across the Brooklyn Bridge. And as an NYC native, your tour guide can offer insider knowledge on everything from the best pizza to where to go for incredible skyline views.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 5 hours
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A full day in New York with a local: private & personalizedFull-day Tours

A full day in New York with a local: private & personalized

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Though countless tours can take you around New York City, few design an experience just for you so you can see what you want. Get a more personal experience with this private tour where you discover the city with an insider's perspective. Visit landmarks like the Empire State Building and Coney Island—or do something different altogether—since this tour is tailored to your schedule and interests.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Highlights of Manhattan in a Day for Small or Large GroupsHalf-day Tours

Highlights of Manhattan in a Day for Small or Large Groups

Travelers who want a more personal sightseeing experience in the Big Apple can skip the typical, crowded bus tours and get around the city like a real New Yorker during this private tour by foot and subway (subway ticket at own expense). From Rockefeller Center to the Brooklyn Bridge and beyond, see top New York City attractions in just one day.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

Private New York City Sightseeing Tour by Van or CoachHalf-day Tours

Private New York City Sightseeing Tour by Van or Coach

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With so much to see in New York City, it can be hard for travelers with limited time to pack in all the sights. Fortunately you can see more in less time on this private tour, where you're whisked around by your personal guide. Visit top sights—from Lincoln Center and the the Flatiron Building to Central Park—and explore several neighborhoods along the way. Take a break for a stroll through Little Italy and Chinatown, and end your tour with views of the must-see Statue of Liberty.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Custom Private Shopping Tours With Suv CarDay Trips

Custom Private Shopping Tours With Suv Car

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Experience this exclusive tour across the best fashion retails, vintage stores, premium outlets and relaxing sightseeing in New York and New Jersey. We will take you to 5th avenue high fashion stores, Brooklyn and Manhattan vintage stores, New Jersey premium outlets and other stores you like to visit. **10-hr Woodbury outlet tour includes day/night sightseeing as well - before and after shopping! **5-hr Vintage tour includes more than 10 vintage stores in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Sightseeing tour will be on Brooklyn side after shopping. **5-hr High Fashion tour includes only high fashion stores in Manhattan. These exclusive shopping tours will include the best sightseeing attractions such as, Hamilton park(NJ), Dumbo, Brooklyn bridge, Brooklyn heights, Harlem, Central Park(north - west), GW bridge and more. Enjoy your exclusive shopping tour with SUV car. See you on board!
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  • 5 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 to 10 hours
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NYC: Unforgettable Wedding Proposal with NYC Skyline and Statue of LibertyHoneymoon

NYC: Unforgettable Wedding Proposal with NYC Skyline and Statue of Liberty

Wedding proposal are very special. Let us Plan a proposal your partner will never forget! This package is great for that once in a life time proposal that everyone dreams of. Imagine sailing under the Brooklyn Bridge with the NYC Skyline. The Statue of Liberty in the background. Let us help you surprise your partner. We will have the Champagne, Flowers and Balloons ready. Your loved ones will be very surprised. We will have a private section set up for you. We can also help with wedding anniversaries, saying you're sorry, or just because you want to say I Love You".
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 hour
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Private Limousine NYC Tour - Tourist Photo op at sightseeing attractionsBus Tours

Private Limousine NYC Tour - Tourist Photo op at sightseeing attractions

NYC has so many beautiful attractions spanned across the city and with significant travel time in between. Why spend an entire day on public transportation to take photos at each great attraction? This Private Limousine Tour of NYC will take you to well-known tourist attractions where you can take amazing photos. The private limousine will have ice, water and a stereo system (aux OR Bluetooth). The vehicle has air-condition and heat. Choose our recommended attractions, customize the tour OR ask the driver for recommendations. After you book this tour you can contact us to customize the trip. Enter your email address and phone number on the booking page. Tell us your pickup and drop off addresses. Read the details of this tour for pickup/drop off requirements. Choose from our 4-Hour Tour OR our 6-Hour Tour. Choose from our 15-passenger Silver Ford Excursion Limo (with side door) or our 12-Passenger White Ford Expedition Limo.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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NYC Highlights Private Tour by Foot and SubwayHalf-day Tours

NYC Highlights Private Tour by Foot and Subway

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Traverse the Big Apple by foot and subway and discover the best of New York City on this private tour. See famous landmarks such as Rockefeller Center, the World Trade Center, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more during this 4-hour excursion. Learn about the city’s history and culture from your informative guide and customize parts of the itinerary based on your interests and preferences.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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New York Full Day Bike RentalBike Rentals

New York Full Day Bike Rental

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See New York City on two wheels with a full-day bike rental from either the South Street Seaport or Pier 84 at Hudson River Park. With the provided city map and advice from the rental staff, you can plan a route that takes in the attractions of your choice on your self-guided bicycle ride. Take one of the city’s many bike paths to see Central Park, or cross the Brooklyn Bridge and pedal along the West Side Greenway. Includes helmet, bell, lock and handlebar bag.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory AdmissionHalf-day Tours

New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission

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Experience the best of New York City in one day by following a professional guide through Manhattan's top attractions on this 6-hour NYC 360 tour. Make stops at Central Park, Rockefeller Center, 9/11 Memorial and Flat Iron and Financial districts, among others. Travel in a luxury vehicle to all locations, and learn about the the history and stories of this incredible city from your guide as you walk around each sight. Cap off a day of sightseeing with skip-the-line entrance to One World Observatory (admission included), where you'll travel more than 100 stories in less than 60 seconds .
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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NYC Sightseeing Tour Manhattan (NEW Cadillac Escalade Jet Door Limousine)Half-day Tours

NYC Sightseeing Tour Manhattan (NEW Cadillac Escalade Jet Door Limousine)

Our fleet of Limousines will pick up and drop off anywhere in Manhattan (1 Pick up location and 1 drop off location). The best way to tour Manhattan in style and take photos. We offer tours Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday. More than 15 Passengers? Contact Viator/Trip Advisor directly. Viator/Trip Advisor will contact us to accommodate up to 16 passengers in our New Escalade Jet Door. PLEASE, contact us to schedule a pick up time after you book this service. We are available 24/7.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Lower Manhattan Architecture Yacht CruiseDay Cruises

Lower Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

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Avoid the crazy crowds on land and see the architecture of Lower Manhattan from the water during this New York City yacht cruise. From the teak deck of the boat, learn about New York City's architectural landmarks via narration provided by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York chapter. One beer or glass of wine is provided, as well as soda, tea, or coffee.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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