New York City

New York "Must See" Small-Group Half-Day Tour

New York, United States

From $89.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the best of the Big Apple during this half-day tour of Manhattan with a group limited to 15 guests. Rather than trying to do it all yourself, let an experienced guide lead you through the vibrant streets, colorful neighborhoods, and historic landmarks on foot, subway, and ferry. Get the full New York City experience and see iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, and Wall Street.
  • Discover the best of New York City on a half-day sightseeing tour
  • See more when you explore by walking, ferry, and subway
  • See Times Square, the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and more
  • Enjoy the personalized attention of a professional guide and small group

What's Included

  • Professional, entertaining, local guide
  • Action packed day filled with dozens of sites and attraction visited
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation - $5.50 per person on a Metrocard needed

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1552 Broadway
    1552 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA

    Tour meets at 46th st & Broadway (Times Square) under the George M. Cohan statue. The guide will be there 15 minutes before the tour starts and they will be wearing an orange hat and/or a blue shirt or jacket.

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

  • 9/11 Memorial Pools
    180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007, USA

    We end the tour at the 9/11 Memorial. You have a option to upgrade your ticket to include One World Access for $40 per person.

What To Expect

Times Square

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Broadway Theatre (Pass By)

St. Patrick's Cathedral

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Fifth Avenue (Pass By)

Rockefeller Center

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

New York Public Library (Pass By)

Chrysler Building (Pass By)

Grand Central Terminal

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

New York City Subway

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Trinity Church (Pass By)

New York Stock Exchange (Pass By)

Federal Hall

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Wall Street (Pass By)

Trump Tower (Pass By)

United States Custom House (Pass By)

Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull) (Pass By)

Staten Island Ferry

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Brooklyn Bridge (Pass By)

Statue of Liberty (Pass By)

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Approximately 5 miles of walking. Please do not book this tour if you cannot walk 5 miles in a 6-hour period.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

You have time for lunch on your own in the Wall Street area.


230 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 230 reviews
Not worth it!
Magali_H, Jun 2023
The tour stated that it was going to be a bus, subway/metro, and ferry tour, the tour guy was walking super fast and started about an hour late. We were a group of 14 people including kids and we couldnt keep up with him. We ended up leaving the tour guy alone less then midway of tour. Such a big expense we made for nothing, definitely not worth it.
Great Experience !
Pradnya_P, May 2023
Our family took this New York City walking tour in May 2023. The tour started exactly on time and ended as per schedule. We covered all the 'must see' places on foot. We experienced a train ride in NY subway and also Staten Island ferry. Our tour guide Rob was excellent. Being a retired history professor, he was very thorough while sharing the information, with some humour to keep the group entertained. I would definitely like to recommend this tour for anyone who is visiting NY for the first time.
Would not recommend ! Do it yourself
Amy_J, May 2023
I did not like this tour as I assumed we would be close to the stuff that is advertised not several blocks away looking between buildings . I could have done that myself . Much too much walking as well . Would not recommend
Must see!!!
Lari_M, May 2023
Joe was our tour guide and he was excellent!! He was knowledgeable about the history and details and best of all very personable…we enjoyed our experience
Phenomenal small group NY City tour
Amy_W, May 2023
Jim was a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide. We learned so much about the city that we never would have learned had it not been for this very personal experience. We very much recommend this tour.
Full day walking tour of New York Cityplus Subway, plus Staten Island Ferry
Lisa_A, May 2023
Seeing my bucket list item - statue of liberty. Saw all the big ticket items in New York and learned 100s of interesting facts from a real New Yorker, Mindy.
Great tour to see much in one day!
sandra_c, May 2023
Mindy was a great guide! Great tour to see most of the highlights of NYC! Highly recommend! We did walk lot!
Audrey_K, Mar 2023
We hit the highlights of the city and received historical information about each. Learned how the subway works.
Excellent tour really good value for money
Julie_J, Mar 2023
Excellent tour, our guide Gerry was amazing really funny and knowledgeable, a really fun day, visited most of the major tourist attractions,
Aminath_S, Mar 2023
The guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Excellent at her job! Would love to specifically recommend her for me friends next time
Katrien_D, Feb 2023
Rob is a great Guide!!! Hé knows so much! We saw and heard things we would never visit or know. We had a top experience!
Great fun and extremely informative also.
Pamela_M, Feb 2023
Absolutely the best tour I have ever taken in New York. It was so informative but yet amusing and extremely enjoyable. Was fortunate to have a lovely lunch with family from the USA who were also on the tour.
Fantastic quick tour!
MarioArnulfo_D, Jan 2023
We had a blast with Mindy who was able to show us really iconic sights in such a short period of time, filled with a lot of fun facts and history. Highly recommended!
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Marianne_K, Dec 2022
Jenn A. with Experience First was our tour guide. Per Jenn, she'd live in several cities and did tours in those cities. Jenn had our group rushing around and left little time for stopping at sights for photos, except for a few high traffic places. Jenn had several side conversations with a few in the group during the walk, but no microphone commentary for the group. At the end of the tour, Jenn used her stated and creative acting skills to request a tip, when she did not immediate see she was getting a tip by this patron, she very rudely gestured by throwing her hands in the air and stated insultingly and loudly to the group "no tip" and abruptly walked away. I literally lifted the tip out of my open coin purse in hand with my mouth open and stared at her back. One person said to my blank-faced flabbergasted self with a wad of cash in hand if they should call Jenn back. I looked around at all the blank faces of the other patrons and calmly stated to her, not any more and immediately left the group. The real kicker, Jenn sent an email in which myself and my guest's information was listed incorrectly afterwards, suggesting we reach out for a group picture she took and gave details for leaving a tip. Like that would happen. Tour 2.5/5, Guide -5/5. Do yourself a favor and ask not to have Jenn A. with Experience First as your tour guide. And, Viator, please refund my money.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience. This is certainly not up to the standards we set for our tours and guides. We will be looking into this matter. If you would like to speak to us directly please reach out at
NYC Great Tour
Rhonda_P, Dec 2022
Gary was amazing - so knowledgeable and very entertaining. We had a blast! Would recommend this tour to others.
Jane_C, Nov 2022
Lindsay, the tour guide was brilliant. Her knowledge and tips gave us an excellent foundation to explore NYC
Exhausting but grand tour!
Catherine_B, Oct 2022
Staten Island Ferry ride was a great way to observe the Statue of Liberty. Grand Central Terminal & 9/11 memorial were impressive. Our guide, Mindy, was extremely knowledgeable & easy to listen to. She encouraged questions re things we were interested in . We covered 8 miles on foot, so it was an exhausting day, but a great overview when we had only one day in NYC.
A wonderful tour!
Andrea_O, Aug 2022
My niece and I took a trip to New York and booked this tour for our first full day in the city. Our guide, Rob was very knowledgeable and this tour was one of our favorites. I especially appreciated learning all the ins and outs which boosted our confidence for subsequent days in the city.
Fun, funny and informative
RachelV_C, Aug 2022
Gary was a fantastic tour guide; engaging, witty, and informative. We appreciated his in depth knowledge of the city and his way of keeping everyone together, even the two teenagers. Very enjoyable experience- would do it again.
Leah_V, Aug 2022
Our tour guide was fantastic!!! So knowledgeable. A great way to see so much of the island and with great stories and facts.
Cedric_D, Jul 2022
Everything was super well explained. The guide was making sure that everyone was aware of where we were and why we went there.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We always strive to create smiles and offer memorable experiences for our guests.
Great tour and guide!
Ramona_L, Jul 2022
We had a great guide n covered highlights we probably would not have seen on our own! Recommend to do this tour.
Great for first timers in NYC
Martha_F, Jul 2022
This a great tour with Gary you learn so much about the architecture and history of NYC . Covers a lot of NYC landmarks Great for first timers in Nyc . Gary was informative and funny made for a great time!
Amazing Cam: very knowledgeable & friendly.
Marsha_L, Jun 2022
I enjoyed every minute, the walking tour, sightseeing of landmarks. Cam was very knowledgeable, friendly, and energetic. Our group loved him.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with Cam. He is a great part of the team. We will be certainly pass along your kind words to him. Thanks for taking the tour with us!
Great tour
Jim_K, Jun 2022
Gary was a great guide. Very well informed and funny. Made it very interesting. Saw much more than if we’d tried to do it ourselves.
Jim was great
Lorna_S, May 2022
The walking tour was brilliant. Jim was an absolute legend. Just brilliant. He was very knowledgeable and managed the tour well. Really enjoyed the fact that everyone got on well during the tour . A great way to see NYC.
A great day in New York
Lynn_F, May 2022
Gary was a great guide, knowledgeable, witty and made sure at all times the members of the group stayed together. A long trip but the time flew by with chances to catch your breath with the subway ride, ferry trip and lunchtime stop. Got to see parts of NY we might not have discovered and learnt a lot of history too. Thoroughly enjoyed this trip.
Fantastic kick-off for your New York trip
Tanja_K, May 2022
Linsey was a very humorous, warm-hearted guide and showed us many places on this 6 hr tour. The little stories she shared made it an exceptional tour. She was well organised and we were never lost. I loved to spend this day with her.
Walking tout
Teresa_D, May 2022
Lindsey was fantastic guide. Her recall of information and delivery of facts were great! Highly recommend the tour. We really enjoyed it !!
Gary was amazing and even...
Jennifer_V, Apr 2022
Gary was amazing and even when the weather was an issue he found ways to keep us all engaged and entertained. Highly recommend this tour.

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