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George Washington Bridge Tours

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George Washington Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge may be the best-known suspension bridge in New York City, but its not the only one. Built in 1931, George Washington Bridge is a double-decker bridge that connects northern New Jersey with Manhattan; it’s also a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

The Basics
Said to be the world’s busiest extension bridge—and the longest on Earth at the time of its construction—the George Washington Bridge is a feat of architecture and engineering. Also known as the GW Bridge, the landmark was designed by Swiss architect Othmarr Ammann, and is frequented by more than 108 million vehicles per year; it’s also accessible to pedestrians and cyclists.

The George Washington Bridge can be glimpsed during architecture-themed boat tours of Manhattan; Harlem and Bronx bike tours; and from above during a scenic helicopter flight. It’s also possible to plan your own, independent visit.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The George Washington Bridge measures 4,760 feet (1,450 meters) across, and takes roughly 15 minutes to traverse; pedestrians and cyclists only have access to the top level.
  • Tolls are paid when entering New York from New Jersey; traveling west to New Jersey is free.
  • On select federal holidays, the bridge flies the world’s largest free-flying American flag, which measures 90 feet (27 meters) by 60 feet (18 meters) wide.

How to Get There

The George Washington Bridge connects the New Jersey community of Fort Lee with Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood; the major routes of I-95 and US 1-9 cross the bridge. If traveling via public transportation in Manhattan, take the A train to 175th Street Station, or take the 1 train to 181st Street Station. The landmark can also be reached by bus, bike, or taxi.

When to Get There

The George Washington Bridge is always open. If you’re after views of NYC and the Hudson River, visit during the day and stick around until twilight to watch the sun set over the city.

Riverside Parks

On both sides of the Hudson River, you can find green spaces that are perfect for picnics and exploring. On the Manhattan side, venture to Fort Washington Park, which is home to the Little Red Lighthouse and sports facilities. On the New Jersey side, discover Fort Lee Historic Park, the former site of a Revolutionary War-era encampment that’s now home to cannons and historic quarters.
Address: George Washington Bridge, Fort Lee, NJ, New York City, New York, USA 07024, USA
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New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter TourAudio Guides

New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour

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New York's iconic landmarks, mighty rivers, and islands are even more impressive from the air. On this tour, soar over Manhattan’s most famous sights in a helicopter and enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Big Apple. There's plenty of time time to see Liberty Island, the Empire State Building, and Governor’s Island.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Free Cancellation
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New York Helicopter Flight: Grand IslandAudio Guides

New York Helicopter Flight: Grand Island

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Get an aerial view of New York City on this comprehensive helicopter ride. The sightseeing flight reveals all the top landmarks—from Central Park and Times Square to the Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. This enables you to see more in minutes than you could in a day of exploring on foot, making the tour ideal for first-time visitors who want to get acquainted with the city.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan SightseeingPrivate and Luxury

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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue up the Hudson River to see even more of Manhattan. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 17 to 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 17 to 20 minutes
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Manhattan Architecture Yacht CruiseDay Cruises

Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

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Avoid the mobs of people sightseeing on land, and opt for this Manhattan architecture yacht cruise instead. From the teak deck of the boat, learn about New York City's architectural landmarks as you circumnavigate the island and listen to the 'Around Manhattan' narration provided by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). One beer or glass of wine is provided, as well as snacks and soda.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten IslandPrivate and Luxury

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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue to see Brooklyn, Staten Island and more. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
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Couple's Private NYC Helicopter Sightseeing Experience with Champagne ToastPrivate and Luxury

Couple's Private NYC Helicopter Sightseeing Experience with Champagne Toast

Take in stunning aerial views of world famous New York City landmarks while cozying up to your significant other in your private helicopter. All flights are personally narrated by friendly and experienced pilots. Couple's private flights conveniently depart from Midtown Manhattan heliports and fly directly over major New York landmarks between the Statue of Liberty and Yankee Stadium (outside game times), including Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Central Park, George Washington Bridge, Hudson River, East River, Madison Square Garden, Freedom Tower, Financial District, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Harlem-Bronx Small Group Bike TourDay Trips

Harlem-Bronx Small Group Bike Tour

Experience some of New York City’s less touristy corners with this two-wheeled excursion in Harlem and the Bronx. Embark on a 25 mile journey from 129th Street and enjoy activities that include exploring Manhattan’s historic black neighborhood, cruising by the Bronx Zoo, marveling at Alexander Hamilton’s home, capturing memorable photos of the Apollo Theater, and checking out the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Bridge and River Bicycle TourMountain Bike Tours

Bridge and River Bicycle Tour

The Bridge and River tour is a scenic 3-hour bicycle tour will take you from the Upper West Side of New York City up and over the George Washington Bridge for a ride along the river on Route 9W. Get the full touring experience and leave New York City for a few hours. During the ride, we make stops at Grants Tomb Memorial on the Upper West Side, a casual ride through the historic neighborhood of Washington Heights, before a ride over the George Washington Bridge and onto River Road for a ride alongside the Hudson River. A stop for refreshments before riding back to base.
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  • 3 hours
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NYC to Nyack Ride and WineDay Trips

NYC to Nyack Ride and Wine

We will meet in the heart of Manhattan in the early morning and have a light but energizing breakfast with some VERY strong coffee before heading out on the 9a cycle highway. We will cross the George Washington Bridge, River Road going threw Tenafly Nature Center, the Palisades Park eventually have a rest in Tallman Mountain State Park where I will cook you a locally sourced all organic lunch. We will then continue upwards on the 9a threw Piermont and the Blauvelt State Park eventually ending at a secret location for coffee, doughnuts and wine to celebrate our great ride.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

NYC Harlem and Bronx Bike Tour Day Trips

NYC Harlem and Bronx Bike Tour

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Combine exercise with sightseeing and look beyond New York’s main tourist sites on this small-group Harlem and Bronx bike tour. Pedal through tucked-away neighborhoods and parks—seeing parts of the city hard to access by bus or train. Hear insight from your guide over the 25-mile (40-kilometer) route, spot places to revisit later, and leave with a deeper knowledge of New York than you’d likely get on foot by yourself.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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7 Lakes Drive Tour from New York CityDay Trips

7 Lakes Drive Tour from New York City

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Escape from the hustle of New York City but still see it from a distance and enjoy a half day of sightseeing on this private, 5-hour tour. Visit Weehawken, New Jersey for a breathtaking view of the New York City skyline that many tourists aren’t aware of. Then catch a scenic view of Manhattan from the Palisades Parkway. And finally, cruise along Seven Lakes Drive, located in the Hudson Valley region of New York, for a serene, scenic view of the lakes.
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  • 5 hours
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Walk the George Washington Bridge - and hike the Palisades and view the Hudson!Day Trips

Walk the George Washington Bridge - and hike the Palisades and view the Hudson!

We shall walk along the side of the heaviest trafficked vehicular bridge in the world (more than 110 million vehicles per year), and transfer ourselves up and on to the Palisades - one of the most prized of our natural resources - and walk through the woods.   You will hear history of the region, including the Palisades itself, as well as some personal stories -since we're walking to my home town!   NOTE: This will walk has a 2 person minimum! 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Sky to Stables - Helicopter/Horse Riding Family PackagePrivate Sightseeing Tours

Sky to Stables - Helicopter/Horse Riding Family Package

Calling All Equestrians and Horse Lovers! SKY TO STABLE PACKAGES AT $540 (PER PERSON) Liberty Helicopters has partnered with the Tri-State Premier Riding Center (North Jersey Equestrian Center, LLC) to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience Sky To The Stables package aimed at those looking for a city to country crossover. Step 1 - You choose the pickup location of your flight (NYC’s Downtown Heliport, NYC’s West 30th Street Heliport or NJ’s Kearny Heliport). Step 2 - A Liberty Helicopter will pick up your party, consisting of three to six people (children of all ages are welcomed), and whisk them away to get up close and personal with iconic sites like the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Freedom Tower, etc. Step 3 - You will then descend upon the beautiful 66,000 square-foot indoor equestrian facility, Highly qualified professional riding instructors will teach your whole party the basics of caring for a horse, while saddling you up for a riding demonstration
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New York Fall Foliage Sail up the Hudson RiverSailing

New York Fall Foliage Sail up the Hudson River

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The fall foliage along New York’s Hudson River is considered among the most spectacular in the state, and during this half-day sail you can enjoy all the colors of the countryside from the unique vantage point of the water. Board the 80-foot Schooner Adirondack and cruise north to the Palisade Cliffs, sipping hot cocoa, beer, or wine while taking in postcard-perfect vistas.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
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