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From Manhattan: 4-Hour Dyker Heights Holiday Lights Bus Tour

1. From Manhattan: 4-Hour Dyker Heights Holiday Lights Bus Tour

Experience Christmas in New York City on a bus tour of Dyker Heights, world-known for its luminous light displays. Witness the festive decoration tradition that the residents have kept alive since the 1980s. Drive from Manhattan to Brooklyn and see lights from both on the bus and off with a guide. Enjoy this lively Italian-American neighborhood by bus with a live tour guide. Due to narrow streets, buses are not allowed in Dyker Heights, so hop off the bus and follow your guide to the 2 most illuminated streets in the area. See Lucy Spata's house which started the tradition of Dyker Lights in the '80s. Witness the neighborhood's largest at Santa Polizzotto home, standing at 15 feet tall. Next, stop at the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights. Take in the Manhattan Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge for about 25 minutes.  Return via the Manhattan Bridge. End the experience at Bryant Park where you can admire the famous winter market or take a spin on the Ice Rink.

From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

2. From New York City: Niagara Falls One Day Tour

Depart New York City and journey to Niagara Falls in New York State to experience the natural wonder from multiple perspectives. Ride the famous Maid of the Mist boat and get up close to attractions such as Horseshoe Falls and American Falls. Leave NYC late at night to arrive in the early morning to morning-mist rainbows and the falls’ magnificent roars. Alternatively, depart New York City in the morning for a chance to see the falls change from day to night, and to witness a light show and fireworks. Hear the roar of the waterfalls and see magical rainbows that'll take your breath away in the early morning before the crowds arrive. Climb aboard the famous Maid of the Mist boat to get up close to the immense Horseshoe Falls. Visit attractions such as the uninhabited Goat Island and Luna Island on the Niagara River. Get stunning views of the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls and gaze in awe at the rapids of the Niagara River as it tumbles towards the amazing cascades.

New York: Tour the Christmas Lights on a Horse Carriage Ride

3. New York: Tour the Christmas Lights on a Horse Carriage Ride

Get into the holiday spirit with a horse carriage tour of the stunning New York Christmas lights in Central Park, 5th Avenue, and Rockefeller Center. Climb aboard at the corner of 59th street and 6th avenue. Plod from here on a route through Central Park to see the warm lights. Continue to admire how 5th avenue is sparkling for the season. Travel along historical landmarks that have put on their Christmas decorations. Reach the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Let the lights make you feel warm and festive. Feel the romance of the season while riding in an old-fashioned carriage.

New York: Alive After Five Cocktail Cruise

4. New York: Alive After Five Cocktail Cruise

Board a classic yacht and discover New York City from the water on a two-hour happy hour cruise. Enjoy the music on board and spend a relaxing evening with friends as you take in the stunning views of the Manhattan skyline on this cruise. This sunset cruise is one of a kind and features views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and so much more. It's the perfect cruise for birthdays, celebrations for groups of any size, or just a casual day on a boat.

New York City: Gangsters and Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

5. New York City: Gangsters and Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

Take a two-hour guided walking tour through some of NYC's most famous neighborhoods and discover their stories of gangsters and ghosts from the city’s past. The Five Points, Chinatown, Little Italy, and Greenwich Village were known as the vice districts during the 1920s and 30s. See the places where gangsters such as John Gotti and Lucky Luciano used to party, make deals, and carry out threats. Visit haunted locations and old crime scenes on a tour led by historians. Spooky tales of the ghosts and gangsters of NYC's streets will be shared along the way. Stop at The Five Points, known for hosting New York's most infamous gangs, Chinatown's "Blood Alley," haunted houses of the West Village, and the many restaurants where mafia murders occurred in Little Italy. Go inside the Godfather-featured Basilica of St Patrick. The tour is family friendly with frequent stops.

Brooklyn: 1.5-Hour Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour

6. Brooklyn: 1.5-Hour Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour

See astonishing holiday light displays on a visit to Brooklyn's Dyker Heights neighborhood, famous for the incredible decorations planned by its competitive residents. See it all for yourself on a 1.5-hour evening stroll through the area. Admire the most impressive home displays, and learn the story behind this holiday tradition. Have your camera ready for this Christmas lights excursion, to snap photos of the top homes best lighting displays in the neighborhood. Discover the unwritten codes that are followed religiously by the residents of Dyker Heights. Take this tour in Brooklyn and soak up the magical Christmas atmosphere.

Greenwich Village Ghost Tour

7. Greenwich Village Ghost Tour

Explore the darker side of Greenwich Village on a ghost tour after dark. Learn about the infamous Hanging Tree as you walk into the heart of Washington Square Park and see the arch while listening to spine-chilling stories from your local guide. Next, make your way over to the Brown Building, site of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, where the victims still linger to this day. Walk up 5th Avenue and stop past the Church of the Ascension, haunted by the artist John Lafarge. See the most haunted house in Manhattan at 14 West 10th Street, home to 22 spirits and the site of several murders. Head into the heart of the West Village, pass the home of Emma Lazarus and one of the most beautiful libraries in New York City.  Hear about the ghost of a former mayor at 12 Gay Street, and pass the famous Stonewall Inn where the riots that led to the birth of gay rights began. Cross Christopher Street to visit the infamous speakeasy of Chumley's.

New York City: Speakeasy And Bar Night Tour

8. New York City: Speakeasy And Bar Night Tour

Drink and socialize while hopping between three of New York City's oldest Midtown bars and speakeasies. Throughout your tour, you will also learn about the city's rich immigrant history, as well as the Prohibition Era. Expertly hosted by local guides, this is an opportunity to meet people from all over the world while getting a taste of the New York City nightlife. The group will receive VIP treatment at each location, with expedited entry and accommodation. Between stops on this walking tour, you will see some of the city's most iconic sites, and the many hidden gems which are hiding in plain sight. Join the group for an authentic, local night out experience, while being steeped in the rich cultural legacy of the Big Apple.

NYC: City Lights Yacht Cruise with Drink Included

9. NYC: City Lights Yacht Cruise with Drink Included

Take in the magnificent Manhattan skyline by moonlight while relaxing on a 1920's inspired yacht. Every vantage point offers beautiful views of New York City including the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, and the Financial District. Be sure to snap a photo of lady liberty as she lights up at night. Explore the outer decks or stay cozy in your private nook in the boat's grand salon. There is a full bar onboard offering a variety of libations and themed beverages to enjoy. Choose the cocktail cruise option and a featured specialty cocktail is included. Additional drinks are available for purchase at the bar. Sit back and relax as you feel transported back to the roaring 20's and enjoy a memorable evening with friends or loved ones on the Hudson River.

From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

10. From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

Welcome to Linden, New Jersey where for an evening NYC flight adventure. Reach Linden by NJ Transit from Manhattan's Penn Station or via car with plenty of free parking available. Upgrade to a private flight experience and benefit from round-trip transfers from Manhattan. Your journey begins by flying directly over Newark International Airport towards Manhattan. En route to New York Harbor, view the illuminated Statue of Liberty before viewing the skyscrapers of the Financial District, home of The New York Stock Exchange. Flying north along the Hudson River, catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building, as well as Madison Square Garden, Hudson Yards, Chelsea, The West Village, SOHO and TRIBECA. 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center are also in view. Be prepared to get some great pictures as you fly past Times Square, Central Park and Yankees Stadium before flying over the George Washington Bridge, returning along the same path, offering spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

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based on 1,501 reviews

Pour un séjour à New York, c'est une formule parfaite. Nous sommes partis de Time Square à 7h du matin, revenus à 6h le lendemain. Avec les différentes pauses, nous sommes arrivés aux chutes vers 16h et repartis vers 22h20, juste après la fin du feu d'artifice. Faire cette activité en fin de journée est royal. De superbes lumières de coucher de soleil, puis la mise en lumière des chutes étaient magnifiques. Quitte à faire le déplacement, je conseille de prendre l'option "Maid of the Mist" Attention toutefois pour les francophones, nous n'avons pas eu de traduction des guides (anglais et espagnol seulement). Mais je conseille fortement cette activité

Very well organised trip. Was apprehensive about 7 hours on coach each way but regular stops made it more bearable. Coach did have reclining seats but not a lot of room. Despite this once you get to the falls it is amazing unfortunately it rained all the time we were there. We were very wet especially after maid of the mist - it's am unforgettable experience going so close to the falls. I would recommend taking dry clothes and shoes. Drivers and Richard who did the walking tour were very good. Dont let the journey put you off - excellent trip. E

Totally worth it. Best experience ever and best way to see the city. Sunset time is perfect to see the changing lights of skyscrapers and buildings. The Duration is enough, you get the chance to see everything. Likely we were only 4 and we were at the sides, but I wonder if the seats in the middle are as good as the ones near the windows. Only flaw of the helicopter were the windshields that could have been cleaner..

I would definitely recommend this trip:) it was definitely the best decision I could ever made ☺️. The Niagara falls are an incredible experience which I would definitely book a second time ☺️. If you don’t have much time but you really wanna see the Niagara Falls than this trip is the best alternative solution:) The guides are also very friendly and ambitious:) it was never boring there.

Our skilled guide told exciting stories about both gangsters and ghosts