East Village, New York City

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  • New York: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

    1. New York: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

    Explore New York City and see the sights from the top deck of an open top bus. Admire iconic landmarks and monuments, from the Empire State Building to Times Square and the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge. Discover the unique neighborhoods of Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Upper East Side. The hop-on hop-off route covers iconic sights throughout New York City. Experience the diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture, and picturesque views both from the top of an open-air sightseeing bus, and on foot when you choose to hop-off to further explore. Hop-off and back on at your leisure to create your own customized itinerary around the city. Benefit from live bus tracking so that you will always know exactly when the next bus will arrive. Enjoy new, state-of-the-art audio commentary that is highly entertaining and engaging for adults and children alike. Choose from 3 ticket op...

    The downtown bus was great but the uptown bus wasn’t on cue when we passed specific sites. It would talk about them too early and when we reached them they were already talking about something else.

  • New York: Hop-on Hop-off Bus, Ferry or Night Tour Options

    2. New York: Hop-on Hop-off Bus, Ferry or Night Tour Options

    Explore New York from onboard the open-top, double-decker sightseeing bus. Hop-off at the attractions you want to explore further and see the city at your own pace. The 1, 2 and 3-day tickets includes access to 2 loops - Uptown and Downtown - where you can hop-on and hop-off the bus as many times as you please! You can also opt for a Night Tour or Ferry Tour, to discover the city from a different angle! Travel on the Downtown Loop and the Uptown Loop, jumping off at any of the 50 stops along the way. Enjoy the best of Manhattan, from the flashing lights of Times and the iconic Empire State Building–New York's most prestigious skyscraper–to the fashion stores of 5th Avenue, or the impressive home of the United Nations. Onboard, you will have access to a high-quality live audio commentary, giving you a general overview of the sights. Downtown Loop Stop 1 - Times Square...

    It’s good and nice place to be , to my surprise I didn’t know that the Statue of Liberty is a gift from France to USA. I really learnt a lot of things .

  • Greenwich Village: Cupcake Bakeries Walking Tour

    3. Greenwich Village: Cupcake Bakeries Walking Tour

    Learn about the history of cupcakes as you visit some of the best small bakeshops in New York City. Your host will take you to secret bakeries as you search for the best the city has to offer. From the mini classic buttercream cupcake to the red velvet cream-cheese cupcake, you will discover a range of eclectic flavors baked daily. You'll visit local bakeries and taste some of the most desired cupcakes the locals are raving about. At the same time, discover local street art and music as you stroll around the West Village. You will have the opportunity to shop at the bakeries to take some delicious goodies home to share. Depart from this experience with a newly-discovered love for New York's bakeries.

  • Everything New York City: Customizable Luxury SUV Tour

    4. Everything New York City: Customizable Luxury SUV Tour

    Everybody finds something unique to like about New York City, so book a private tour guide to avoid the cookie-cutter sightseeing tours. The Everything New York City Tour is fully customizable to your desires. You will travel by luxury SUV, with space for up to 5 of your friends or family. Before the chauffeured 4-hour tour, All New York Fun Tours will take the time to consult your interests. After the consultation, every sight, every turn, and every stop will be custom tailored to you and/or your group's interests. Whether you want to see Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, or Staten Island, you will have fun and learn about what interests you most. You have the option to get out and see anything you want in the areas that interest you, or simply sit back and soak up the sights. Some areas and sights of interest to consider include: • High line park • Grand Central Terminal • Cen...

  • Manhattan and Central Park Bike Tour

    5. Manhattan and Central Park Bike Tour

    Pedal off from beneath the Manhattan Bridge and follow the East River Esplanade towards Southport Seaport. Learn the history of the shipping industry before going to Battery Park to get stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Cycle the Hudson River Greenway to arrive at Riverside Park. Next, explore the Upper West Side and grab a bite to eat in the Time Warner Building or from one of the many street vendors during a 30-minute food stop. Cycle the 6-mile loop of Central Park to experience the attraction the best way possible, and take a quick ride through Midtown Manhattan towards Times Square and the Empire State Building. Stop at Rockefeller Plaza and St. Patrick's Cathedral along the way. Head into the West Village to visit Washington Square Park. Ride through the East Village and into SoHo before going through Little Italy and China Town. Reach the East Side of Man...

  • Greenwich Village Tour

    6. Greenwich Village Tour

    Begin your 2-hour tour at the corner of 6th Avenue and Waverly Place, and learn about the history of Greenwich Village. Head to the Edgar Allan Poe house and the Washington Square Hotel. Explore Washington Square Park, a former potter's field, and learn how this area became the destination for musicians and protesters. Visit the Brown Building, site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911, an event that led to the American labor movement. Head up McDougal Street, and see Cafe Wha, Cafe Reggio, and the Comedy Cellar. Learn where the best pizza in NYC is sold. Stroll down Christopher Street and visit the Stonewall Inn, where a riot in 1969 began America's Gay Rights Movement.

    James, our tour guide, was personable, informative and entertaining. We loved every minute!

  • East Village Rock n' Roll Walking Tour

    7. East Village Rock n' Roll Walking Tour

    Explore the East Village and learn about rock culture on a 2-hour guided walking tour. What a great neighborhood and one that you may not have explored on your own. The tour takes you through the East Village, Alphabet City and the Bowery. The East Village rock 'n' roll tour explores the music scene from the 60's through to the present. It is a historical tour that will leave you asking 'why didn't I do this tour sooner'. Rock, Punk and Glam are the three genres of music that helped form the history of rock culture and you will explore them all. New York City's East Village helped introduce new music, rock 'n' roll fashion and a way of life to the world. Now you can check out the sites and stories of The Ramones, New York Dolls, CBGB's, Andy Warhol, The Velvet Underground, The Fillmore East, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop and more. Find out where they played, lived, shopped and ...

    Interesting tour of the East Village and Alphabet City and an insight into the lives and lifestyle of some of the icons who lived there in the 1970s and 80s, ending at the CBGBs building, which is now a store stocking clothing and with an interior design that pays homage to the building's rock n' roll history.

  • NYC: East Village TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour

    8. NYC: East Village TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour

    The East Village is home to many new and classic TV and film locations. This tour offers a new way to experience this unique neighborhood for anyone from first-time visitors to residents. You'll stop at the coffee shop from in "Sex and the City" and "Spider-Man 2." Visit Veneiro's Pastry Shop seen in "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Law & Order: SVU," and "The Village." Stroll through the park featured in "Russian Doll," "Die Hard: Wiith a Vengeance," "Eat, Pray, Love," "The Godfather: Part II," "Sesame Street," and "the Wigstock Drag Festival."

  • New York City: East Village Curated 4-Course Food Tour

    9. New York City: East Village Curated 4-Course Food Tour

    Enjoy a culinary experience in the East Village, the birthplace of punk. Try great food as you explore this artsy neighborhood with an experienced guide. Meet your guide outside Theater 80. Follow them through the heart of the East Village. Visit four restaurants for two appetizers, one entree, and one dessert, with a sprinkling of culinary history and stories in between. For example, indulge in a savory fried selection of eight Pierogi filled with ingredients like sweet potato and arugula and goat cheese at a historic Ukrainian restaurant known as a local institution. Following this, enjoy duck croquette pintxo and manchego membrillo pintxo, or an off-menu homemade hot dog at a trendy Basque restaurant run by Chef Jonah Miller, star of the book Generation Chef. Then, taste lobster knuckles escargot-style and fluke crudo with carrot puree and black sesame at a local oyster bar and Eas...

  • NYC: Food Tasting and Washington Square Park Walking Tour

    10. NYC: Food Tasting and Washington Square Park Walking Tour

    From the crazy colors of the mini cupcakes to the cheesy slice of pizza or hot falafel ball, there are many iconic foods to sample on this fully guided walking tour of Greenwich Village and New York City’s fun foods. Learn about the history and the landmarks of the Village and make sure you bring an appetite.  Afterwards, visit the famous Washington Square Park, a 9.75-acre (39,500 m2) public park in Lower Manhattan, New York City. One of New York City's most well known public parks, it's an icon as well as a meeting place and center for cultural activity. It's operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. The park is an open space, dominated by the Washington Square Arch at the northern gateway. Spend some time enjoying the music and entertainment around the Washington Square fountain area that has become one of the most popular spots for New Yorkers and tourists. ...

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What people are saying about East Village, New York City

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 845 reviews

Had a GREAT time riding Big Bus. All of the representatives on the street were nice and very helpful. The stops are strategically placed close to all the major areas of attractions to allow easy walking to. It’s definitely well worth the price to get around the city all day. Highly recommended!

The bus trips went smoothly and were quite pleasant! Watch on the uptown loop for low lying branches if you are on the right side of the bus upper deck!

it was nice but the inside the bus was hot but it was ok. would take that tour again

Had a good time, had family come along with us they enjoyed the site's very much.

Love the idea of being able to hop on and off. Enjoyed it very much