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New York Harbor: Best of NYC Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

1. New York Harbor: Best of NYC Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

Enjoy a relaxing 2.5-hour cruise of New York Harbor and Manhattan Island as you discover the secrets of the city. You will circle Manhattan, passing 3 rivers, 7 major bridges – including the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge – 5 boroughs, and more than 101 sights in New York’s legendary skyline. Get close up to the Statue of Liberty and see Manhattan just as the great explorers would have seen it at the end of their long ocean journeys. Tour the city by water and see the outer boroughs drift by. Fun and knowledgeable tour guides will bring the city that never sleeps to life, telling fascinating stories about the breathtaking sights as you sail. This popular cruise goes all the way around Manhattan Island! Not only do you see the Best of New York, you see it all. Cruise highlights include up-close views of the Statue of Liberty, Randall’s Island, High Bridge, Columbia University, Harlem, Gracie Mansion, South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, The Cloisters, Grant’s Tomb, The Little Red Lighthouse.

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New York: Mount Morris Harlem Gospel Tour with Brunch

2. New York: Mount Morris Harlem Gospel Tour with Brunch

Travel to uptown New York for a glorious brunch tour, and experience the uplifting sounds of live gospel music in one of Harlem's more prominent houses of worship. The 4-hour walking tour leads you through the Mount Morris Historic District, where the abundant churches are rich in history, and where the Founding Fathers made their homes. Some of the best-known musicians and entertainers started their journey here. The Sunday morning tour introduces you to the sights and sounds of Harlem at its best, with the soulful sounds of Black Gospel Music. Celebrate with world famous congregational choirs whose renowned songs will have you jumping in your seat. Feel the spiritual energy flowing through you, and top off your day with the area's best kept secret - fine dining at affordable prices! Let Harlem's culinary masters tempt you with their authentic ethnic delights at one of the best brunch establishments in the city.

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Harlem: Sunday Gospel Service with Locals

3. Harlem: Sunday Gospel Service with Locals

Discover an iconic scene often captured in film and photographs, beautifully dressed women with impressive hats in Harlem heading to church for Sunday worship. But, see more than fashion or a show, Harlem congregants consider church worship and church family an integral part of life and a source of weekly spiritual sustenance. Sunday Gospel in Harlem invites you to be a part of this custom by respectfully joining a local church family for an hour of worship including gospel. Learn neighborhood history and importance of houses of worship. Visit a local church and participate in gospel worship with parishioners. Enjoy a sense of community and cameraderie. See former residences of some of Harlem's notable residents associated with the Harlem Renaissance.

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From Manhattan: Full-Day NYC Boroughs and Coney Island Tour

4. From Manhattan: Full-Day NYC Boroughs and Coney Island Tour

Traveling by comfortable motor coach and accompanied by your professional, licensed NYC bilingual tour guide, your day will start in the borough of Manhattan, known as “the city”, with a ride through Harlem in Upper Manhattan. You’ll learn about the development of this diverse neighborhood and see historic sites, such as the world-renowned Apollo Theater, the debut venue for many performers such as Ella Fitzgerland, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye and many others. Next, you’ll travel north, to the borough of the Bronx, where you’ll see the home of one of the most famous baseball teams in the world: The New York Yankees! You’ll also learn about the birth of hip hop and view original street art while walking along the streets.  The tour continues across the East River into the borough of Queens, one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the US, whose residents speak over 100 languages. You’ll pass through the exclusive Malba neighborhood, with its many beautiful homes, and visit Flushing Meadows Park, home of the US Open (one of the oldest tennis championships in the world), as well as the New York Mets baseball team and the Unisphere (leftover from the 1964 World’s Fair). You will then proceed to visit the borough of Brooklyn, viewing the neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Crown Heights, home to one of the largest Hasidic Jewish communities outside of Israel, alongside a younger, gentrifying non-Jewish population. Afterwards, you’ll head down to world famous Coney Island, a destination for New Yorkers for generations, seeking fun and relaxation. Weather permitting, you’ll have an opportunity to explore the boardwalk, and to have lunch at the original, legendary Nathan’s restaurant. Finally, you’ll head back over the East River, passing by the historic Brooklyn Bridge, on your return into Manhattan. Please note that the day’s itinerary is subject to traffic conditions and may be modified due to time constraints.

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NYC: Contrasts & Color Bus Tour of Bronx, Brooklyn, & Queens

5. NYC: Contrasts & Color Bus Tour of Bronx, Brooklyn, & Queens

Experience New York City beyond Manhattan on this contrasts and color themed bus tour that visits Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Learn about the art, history, and culture of the city alongside a NYC expert guide. Start your tour in the heart of Manhattan near Times Square. Meet your guide and board the tour bus to the historic Harlem neighborhood, famous for its African American roots, food, and more. After a stop at the Apollo Theater Walk of Fame, continue to the Bronx, birthplace of hip hop and rap. See Yankees Stadium and learn about baseball in the city. Head off to see graffiti murals unique to this borough. Next, visit Queens, the largest borough and home to NYC’s largest Chinatown. Stop to see Flushing Meadows Corona Park, originally developed to host the 1939 World’s Fair and then the 1946 World’s Fair. See memorable monuments, Citi Field, and other spots at this scenic park. Leaving Queens, travel to Bushwick Collective in Brooklyn, currently NYC’s most prolific neighborhood for street art and graffiti murals. It’s a foodie destination, too, so take a break and grab some food if you’re hungry. In Brooklyn, see the distinct shops, fashion, and eateries of the Hasidic Jewish community that is currently thriving in Williamsburg. Get a chance to appreciate their unique culture. Moving on, from the Dumbo neighborhood and Brooklyn Bridge Park, see the picturesque Brooklyn Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time it was built. Enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline. End your tour in Little Italy. Enjoy this lively cultural district while exploring on your own. Grab dinner, go shopping, or find something else to do to your liking.

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New York City Helicopter Adventure

6. New York City Helicopter Adventure

Soar above Manhattan’s towering skyscrapers on an amazing 20-minute helicopter ride over the beautiful Big Apple. You'll see some of the most iconic sights, sailing past Wall Street, over historic Governor's Island, and coming face-to-face with Lady Liberty herself! You’ll head up the Hudson river, continuing up the west side, and cruising past the piers in Chelsea, past the USS Intrepid and its awesome array of military planes, and then up to Central Park, the playground for New Yorkers. On the way down the other side of the island, you'll have a jaw-dropping view of the Empire State Building and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll fly over Ground Zero where you can have a birds-eye view of the awesome construction taking place, with a tower now over 80 stories tall! You’ll make a sweep over all 5 New York boroughs, and see all the major bridges and sights the Big Apple has to offer. In addition, you’ll pass over Yankee Stadium and Grant's Tomb before safely flying back to the heliport! Flight Path: Your 20-minute flight departs the Downtown Heliport and flies past Governor’s Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island before continuing up the Hudson River. You will continue past Madison Square Garden and the Intrepid Air and Space Museum and Central Park. Continue on past Harlem where you will turn around at the George Washington Bridge for the return to the heliport

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Manhattan: Sightseeing Bus Tour

7. Manhattan: Sightseeing Bus Tour

Tour vibrant Manhattan aboard a comfortable coach whilst your expert guide narrates stories and interesting facts about the major sights of the city. Explore the different facets of the city and its various neighborhoods. Discover the most famous landmarks such as Times Square, the Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building, and Empire State Building. See Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, Central Park and Fifth Avenue. Head to Greenwich Village, the artsy SoHo district, the bustling streets of Chinatown, Little Italy's sidewalk cafes and the busy Wall Street area. Finally, you will visit the charming Battery Park to enjoy stunning views of the Statue of Liberty - one of the icons of New York and the United States.

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New York: Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour with Lunch

8. New York: Harlem Renaissance Walking Tour with Lunch

Embark on a journey through present-day Harlem to see the people and places that helped create the Harlem Renaissance, and discover why this period in American history was so magical and important for African-American culture. During the 3-hour walking tour, you will discover where Jungle Alley was, and learn why 135th Street was such a crucial area during the Harlem Renaissance. Along the way, see wonderful theaters, ballrooms, and churches that were jumping during the Renaissance. Your guide will bring the history alive as they tell stories of the most influential individuals, from the writers Langston Hughes and Zora Neal Hurston, to jazz legends such as Duke Ellington. Hear about the cook Lillian Harris Dean and why she took the name “Pig Foot Mary.” Discover how Madame CJ Walker made her millions, and explore Harlem in art form via the artist Jacob Lawrence and photographer James Van Der Zee. Once the walking tour comes to a close, you will be treated to a delicious lunch at a local restaurant to experience life in Harlem today.

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NYC: New York, City of Contrasts Exclusive Spanish Tour

9. NYC: New York, City of Contrasts Exclusive Spanish Tour

On an exclusive Spanish-language tour, you'll be picked up at the entrance of one of 3 Midtown hotels: Millennium Broadway, Pennsylvania, or Wellington. Choose which location is most convenient for you. Then, head north in Manhattan, going through the neighborhood of Harlem and crossing into the Bronx. Visit the Yankee Stadium, home of the legendary NYC baseball team, and take a restroom, picture-taking, and shopping break. Continue to Grand Concourse Avenue and enter the famous police Precinct 42. Proceed to the South Bronx to see graffiti and street art masterpieces. Hear the stories behind each of the most famous pieces, snapping photos along the way. Head then to Queens, the largest and most multicultural borough in New York. See the most expensive neighbor out of Manhattan, MALBA. The next stop is Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. There you'll find the Mets' Stadium and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The last stop in Queens will be on Roosevelt Avenue, one of the borough’s main streets. See firsthand how immigration and culture prevails in a neighborhood replete with multicultural stores and restaurants. The last borough to visit is Brooklyn, where you’ll see the Jewish Quarters in Williamsburg, a stark contrast from the trendy areas made famous by movies and TV shows. Finally, head to the Manhattan Bridge where you can decide where to end the tour. The first option is to stay close by and walk towards the Brooklyn Bridge, where you can then visit the neighborhood Dumbo and walk over the bridge to enjoy stunning panoramic views as you cross into Manhattan on foot. Or, you can stay in the vehicle and cross the Manhattan Bridge to arrive in Chinatown and Little Italy, where you'll find the best Italian food in NYC.

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New York City: Walk This Way Harlem Hip Hop Walking Tour

10. New York City: Walk This Way Harlem Hip Hop Walking Tour

Take advantage of a great opportunity to walk through the beautiful streets of Harlem guided by a hip hop historian. Take a guided tour through the Mecca of Black Culture and get a chance to stop by many of the city's most remarkable sites. See the Apollo Theater, the legendary 125th Street, and many other influential political and cultural sites the Empire State has to offer. Not only will you walk around, but the Museum of the City of New York is a must-see and your pass is good all day. If you're ready to be out and about in the heart of New York City, then Walk This Way for a knowledgeable experience guaranteed!

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What people are saying about Harlem

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,355 reviews

Informative professionally guided tour with lots of information about the 3 different locations (Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn). Funny guide, highly recommended. Many stops were made to take photos and take a walk.

Very enjoyable and informative boat trip which takes you round the whole of New York. Booked on the 3pm cruise which a meant that we got to see parts of New York as the sun was setting

Our tour guide Jorge and our bus driver Elvis designed and organized the tour to be super, fun and great! We had a very interesting day with lots of information and funny tips! (:

Es una super experiencia… mega local!! Lo que lo hace aun mas especial. Nunca vas a ver una misa con las personas de la comunidad, rezando y alabando al estilo Gospel…

We loved it very interesting and our guide was great. Would definitely recommend.