Experience the city in a way you haven’t before…
Take a bird’s eye view of the Big Apple withHelicopter New York City and hop aboard a chopper for a unique aerial tour of NYC, taking in some of its most iconic landmarks.
Visitors can choose from three different tours ranging from 15 to 30 minutes in length, with highlights including a fly-over of the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridgeand Central Park.
Each ride can accommodate up to six people and tours depart from the heliport at East River Piers in Manhattan, where the Brooklyn Bridge forms a spectacular backdrop to your take off. It all makes for an exhilarating alternative sightseeing tour of the city, not to mention a great surprise for a special occasion – be it a birthday, anniversary or proposal!
New York City bike tour
Touring NYC on two wheels is a joy to behold, thanks in part to several years of heavy investment in designated cycle lanes throughout the city. The fine folks over at Get Up and Ride offer two of the best guided tours in the Big Apple, taking in either Manhattan or Brooklyn.
The former kicks off in the Manhattan’s West Village and offers you one of the most enjoyable and informative ways of exploring the city’s neighborhoods. The five hour pedal takes you through areas such as Greenwich Village, the Lower East Side, Chinatown and Soho, with the experienced guides keeping you topped up with insightful knowledge about the history of the streets, buildings and landmarks you pass.
Alternatively, explore the trendy neighborhoods of Brooklyn – New York’s most populous borough. During the tour you’ll cycle through Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Bridge Park whilst soaking up the knowledge of the guides via the headsets provided. You’ll also stop off for some locally roasted coffee and pizza, whilst the conclusion of your five hour tour involves hopping on the ferry back to Manhattan.
Skyline Segway Tour
If you fancy a sightseeing session with a futuristic twist then consider joining the NYC Skyline Segway Tour.
Take the ferry across the river to New Jersey and meet up at the departure point, where a fascinating tour of the Hudson River Waterfront awaits. Bear in mind that the ferry trip itself offers great photo opportunities for snapping the Manhattan skyline!
The tour fun begins at Liberty State Park where you’ll receive a 20 minute Segway riding lesson before journeying south along the park’s riverside pathways, where you’ll be treated to sweeping views of Manhattan and the nearby Ellis Island. During the 1.5 hour tour you’ll also have the chance to visit the park’s two prominent memorials, dedicated to 9/11 and the Holocaust respectively.