We got to see a variety of Manhattan landmarks including a visit to the Chelsea Market and an abbreviated walk on the Hi Line . The highlight of the tour occurred when we went to Brooklyn and witnessed an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline. Thankfully, ample time was spent there to photograph the amazing views and to indulge in local ice cream . From there we stopped at Washington Square followed by a tour of Grand Central Station . It was money well spent .
Well, I guess judging by the reviews, we drew the short straw on this one. We didn't actually get INTO the bus as the three of us, frankly, did not like the attitude of the guy organizing it outside the bus. Obviously not the Rachel so praised here it seems! He greeted the rather bewildered looking customers with Well, I hope you are hungry because if we get through this traffic, our first stop is Chelsea Market where you can eat as much as you want NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE OF COURSE SO WHY TELL US??. Then we are off to Brooklyn home of? None of us knew as we were all foreigners. Ice Cream. The best in NYC. You can stop there for a while and eat some. Er, right. At this point it was clear that this tour was at least one and a half of you-pay-and-eat and the rest visiting what we paid to see. We quickly voted and decided we did not want to spend the rest of the evening with this person. Money lost but point needs to be made: first impressions count and your guests may be people who do not speak the language, my friend..
Great night! This tour covers a lot. I appreciate that the guide gave us extra time than what was listed. I only wish there had been more time at the cool market. Dumbo was my favorite part! This tour is best to do at beginning of your stay so you have time to revisit your favorite spots.
This tour guided by Rachel was very informative, entertaining and just plain FUN!!! It was a great way to see and learn abut the Chelsea Market, the High Line, Grand Central Station and even getting over into Brooklyn for a perfect view of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge at dusk. would highly recommend this tour to anyone that is looking for a fun relaxing and informative evening !
This tour was by far one of the best things I've ever done on a vacation. We got lucky and there were only 8 passengers on our bus. Our guide Rachel and driver Roy did an outstanding job! I have no idea how Rachel can remember so much interesting information. She talked for almost 5 hours. I wish I could have stayed with her for our entire weekend trip. Fascinating! This was my 3rd trip to NYC. I was with my mom and 2 college age students. Everyone agreed it was the best part of our trip!
The tour guide and driver were great getting us around the city on a night where it was snowing. I would have loved to go up to the skyline park but weather was not permitting and my mom was not able to climb the 40 or so stairs. The view of the city from Brooklyn would have been better if snow wasn't making the visibility level low. This tour would be much better with more favorable conditions.
Simply superb....great experience and a fantastic way to see the city. From the moment we arrived at the mini bus, its really a posh 20 seater, to when we arrived back it was excellent, simply excellent. we cannot recommend this enough, if you like history, geography and general facts about the city then is great value and a must do experience. Both the driver, Rachel, and Jack the Tour guide were awesome, great knowledge and took us around the city to the best spots to have some great experiences. A fab way to travel through the city and see the sights with some good stop offs, Brooklyn Bridge, Chelsea Market, High Line, Washington Park, etc etc....for the comfort of the transport, locations visited and the staff it was simply great value and a fab experience.
Many thanks to Rachel and Jack for a 10/10 experience, highly recommend and both of you were a credit to your lovely City. We even retraced some of the route by foot and went to Julianos Restaurant at The Brooklyn Bridge, awesome food and a beautiful walk over the bridge.
Thanks guys for a wonderful evening tour, Andy, Mhairi and Erin from Scotland