The tour is about 3 hours. Sometimes traffic or unforeseen street closures cause it to last slightly longer, but in general the guides will do their best to fit in everything within the 3 hour period.
There is some light walking on this tour. The tour makes about 4 stops where you get off with the guide for short, leisurely (7-10 minute) walks. If you prefer not to do the walks you are welcome to stay on the bus and wait for the group.
Children over 5 are welcome to go on the tour, although the tour content is generally more geared towards adults. We do not recommend the tour for children under 5. If you are travelling with small children and need some ideas for kid friendly sightseeing, please let us know and we'd be happy to recommend some!
Yes! One of the great things about the NYC Concierge Insider's Tour is that the buses are completely covered and climate controlled, so you can sightsee comfortably during the rain and snow . During bad weather some of the walking stops may be shortened for your comfort. Why should you have to sit on an open top bus in bad weather just to see the sights - try our buses once and we are sure you will be impressed!
Yes! The bus and driver are yours for the duration of the tour, so you can leave items on the bus when you get off for walks. Our excellent drivers will make sure your items are safe so you can concentrate on the important stuff - getting good pictures!
Yes, yes, yes! The guide of course has a wealth of information to share with the group, but one of the benefits of this tour is that the guides are native or long time New Yorkers who live, work and play here. They would be happy to answer your questions on anything you'd like to know - from the average monthly cost to rent a 1 bedroom apartment in NYC to the weight of the statue of liberty (that's $3,000 and 225 tons, by the way).
There are no bathrooms on the bus; it's really for your own comfort. No matter how clean they are there will always be a "reminder". The guide will stop for a short bathroom break during one of the stops.
While we don't recommend bringing a full meal on board (unless you're planning on sharing your treats with 37 new friends) you are welcome to bring bottled water or a light snack if you think you'll need it.
Unfortunately the buses are not accessible for non-folding wheelchairs or scooters. Guests with folding wheelchairs are welcome to join the tour, although there are several steps required to board. If you need suggestions for ADA compliant sightseeing or attractions please let us know and we'd be happy to suggest some.
No. Once purchased the tour is non refundable and non cancellable for any reason. Your ticket is a reserved space on the bus we hold just for you and don't sell to anyone else.
Absolutely. Groups can do the tour at any time and even customize the stops and route to their liking. Please let us know if you'd like to do the tour privately or with a group of any size and we can provide pricing and additional information.
Tel: 1-888-299-8587 - Concierge Insiders Tour - 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
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