New York City

New York Tour by Subway and Bus with Private Guide

New York, United States

From $399.00

per group (up to 12)

Select Date and Travelers

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


Avoid group excursions packed with tourists and instead discover New York City like a local on a private tour by subway and bus. While the city can be intimidating to explore on your own, on this tour a personal guide leads the way to top attractions and historic landmarks. That way, you don’t have to worry about navigating the public transportation systems and hectic streets.
  • Explore New York City by subway and bus on a private guided tour
  • Your personal guide can customize the trip to suit your interests
  • Choose from a half or full-day trip to fit your schedule
  • The guide picks you up and drops you off at a location of your choosing

What's Included

  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Subway / Bus Fare

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • US Army Recruiting Office Times Square
    200 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036, USA

    Your guide will meet you anywhere in Manhattan and return you to the same location.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

Opening hours

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We will meet guests at any Manhattan location.

What To Expect

Central Park

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

St. Patrick's Cathedral

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Rockefeller Center

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Grand Central Terminal

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Times Square

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Flatiron Building

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Little Italy

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

World Trade Center Memorial Foundation

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Statue of Liberty

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Brooklyn Bridge

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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38 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 38 reviews
Thankyou Rob & The team for a memorable outing in NYC
Paul_M, Apr 2023
Having done this tour some 8 years earlier, I revisited with my partner and 5 year old daughter - the tour was perfect and we couldnt have asked for more! Thankyou Rob for a perfect day!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thanks for your review, Paul! So glad (but not surprised) you had a great day with Rob. See you again in 2031!
Best NYC day!!
Kimberly_F, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Heidi was amazing!!! She was a wealth of knowledge and experience. She shared so many person stories and history that we never even would have asked about. She was so flexible, including starting at a later time and suggestions for frequent stops for snacks and little things like hair ties for the girls when it was windy out. We never would have seen so much on our own. 100% worth it. Thanks Heidi for the best day.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thanks for your review, Kimberly. We're so glad your tour with Heidi was your best New York City day and 100% worth! All the best to you and yours!
Great tour.
Simon_K, Apr 2022
Great introduction for a first time visitor from UK. Worthwhile as the guide tailored information for our family. Took us for a slice in little Italy.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hi, Simon. So glad you enjoyed your tour with Billy. We agree. A tour is always a great introduction. All the best to you and yours!
NYC Tour
Michael_G, Dec 2021
Guide Scott was personable and knowledgeable. He had me collaborate on our tour plan and we went everywhere as advertised. Super! Informative!
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Hi, Michael. Thanks for the review! So glad you enjoyed your day and tour with us! See you again next time!
NY Subway and Bus Tour
Orman_S, Aug 2021
The description did not mention WALKING ! Neither did it mention the extra fares tbat had to be paid! We expectex to be on a small BUS or VAN!!!! My group of 10 were very disappointed but we took the tour because we did not want to lose money Jeff the tour guide was excellent duringthe entire tour!!!!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thank you for your review and feedback. We are certainly pleased you found our tour guide excellent. In terms of transportation, it sounds like you may have been more satisfied with one of the several private tours by vehicle we offer, as opposed to the tour by public transit you selected. Tours using private transport are more expensive than tours by public transit, but for some parties, tours by private transport are the better option, especially those tours with small children, frail elderly or mobility impaired individuals. Clearly a tour by public transport involves more walking than a driving tour. This is why on the website from which you ordered your subway / bus tour it states “Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.” I wish you would called us before placing your order, so we could ensure you were selecting the tour most appropriate for your group. Thank you, once again.
9 hour family tour
Maria_C, Aug 2019
Tammi is amazing and knowledgeable and very accommodating. This was a perfect day in NYC. We are very appreciative.
Response from Host, Aug 2019
We are delighted you enjoyed your tour! Thank you for taking time to write and let us know. I hope we get to serve you again! All the best!
Did more walking in 20 degree weather...
Dr A D R, Nov 2017
Did more walking in 20 degree weather than subway travel.
One of the best tours of our trip...
Andrea M, Sep 2017
One of the best tours of our trip. Our tour guide was very knowledgable of the city and all areas of New York. Our group consisted of 3 generations of women. We were all very interested in all the areas he showed us. After his class in taking the subway, we were on our way the rest of the vacation using that mode of transportation. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is not familiar with the different areas of the city.
This was worthwhile, we saw things...
Karen F, Jun 2017
This was worthwhile, we saw things you just don't see without a guide. It's a lot of walking but flat and easy streets. Recommend this tour.
Our guide was Dana and she did an...
Nell_H, May 2017
Our guide was Dana and she did an amazing job given the flooding rain on the day of the tour. Dana is knowledgeable of the city and was able to quickly adjust the tour and turn what could have been a miserable day into a day of fun. She found us dry places to tour, like Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity Church and Federal Hall. Dana taught us how to use the subway system which we found extremely helpful---my child gets carsick in taxis. The company was very professional--responding within 24 hours to my emails. The day before the tour, they called me to tell me Dana would be our tour guide and where we would meet her. When we couldn't find Dana our fault--we were in the wrong place, Dana quickly called us and we found each other.
Our guide Dynah met us on time in...
Guido V, Jul 2016
Our guide Dynah met us on time in the hotel lobby and took us to a 5 hour trip to New York. Very good as an introduction to the city. Recommended.
Very knowledgable and personable guide...
Polly V, Apr 2016
Very knowledgable and personable guide Rob - fun and informative.

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