Five Great Tours

by Staff

It’s fun to explore the City on your own, but sometimes the helping hand of an expert guide can give you just the NYC insider experience you’ve been craving. Below are five options to help you get started.

Beyond Times Square
212-564-1001 tel
212-202-7751 fax
Beyond Times Square will show you the City in ways others don’t by not just telling you about neighborhoods, but by delving into them and finding something special. Two- , three- and four-hour walking tours are available, as are private car tours.

Bike the Big Apple
347-878-9809 tel
Ride over NYC’s bridges and explore diverse neighborhoods and quiet streets on leisurely paced four- to five-hour tours. Guides will be in the front and back to assist riders of all skill levels. Bikes and helmets are provided.

Circle Line Downtown
212-809-0808 tel
212-363-9810 fax
Circle Line Downtown offers waterborne sightseeing tours and exciting rides departing from the South Street Seaport; ferries to the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island from Battery Park or Jersey City; and the famous Shark speedboat and Zephyr yacht. Cruise charters and special events held aboard our vessels welcomed.

Elegant Tightwad Shopping Excursions
800-808-4614 tel
Dress like a diva, shop like a tightwad! Join author Pamela Parisi on her fab shopping excursions to private Garment District showrooms that aren’t typically open to the public. Check out designer clothes and accessories at wholesale prices and lower. Three types of group treks are offered—Garment District Diva, Accessory Addict and Consignment Crawl—or opt for a custom-designed private trek for groups of up to 100 people for your corporation or association. All sizes, styles and budgets are welcome.

Enthusiastic Gourmet
646-209-4724 tel
Discover the local flavors of NYC on an ethnic food tour. Eat your way through the City with dumplings in Chinatown, pickles on the Lower East Side and fresh mozzarella in Little Italy.