Marvelous Manhattan Tours

Marvelous Manhattan Tours is unlike any company you know, and the tours are unlike any you have ever experienced. Their mission is not just to show you the city, but to have you live it, breathe it, and ultimately understand it. They don‘t force you to listen to an impersonal tour guide who tells you to look to the left, look to the right. They are human and real. They provide a fantastic overall orientation of this city that comes from an expertly designed route that allows you to see the most sights possible in one day without feeling rushed. You will encounter the greatest New York City landmarks, neighborhoods and fast-paced business districts this city has to offer. During your tour we make a variety of stops for brief strolls (not mandatory) to allow you to take street level photos, stretch your legs, and feel the city’s energy from the street. At each stop, your guide provides insightful commentary and is always available to answer questions. You will leave our tour feeling as comfortable as a local, able to navigate this city with ease. With your new found knowledge, you will be able to effectively plan and maximize the rest of your stay with confidence. Hosted by provide fun and interesting commentary- never boring or dull, we cover it all! What‘s Included Our goal is to make your tour experience as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible. Our price includes hotel pick-up and drop-off, a comfortable, clean tour bus with a fabulous tour guide who provides detailed explanations and personalized service. Lunch at Katz‘s is a la carte, and is not included in the price. Pick-up/Drop-off Information Our royal coach picks you up in the morning and drops you off at the end of the tour. You may choose from one of the following choices: -Marriott Marquis Hotel; 45th Street- between Broadway & 8th Avenue @ 9:00am -New York Hilton: West 53rd Street & 6th Avenue @ 8:40am -Waldorf Astoria Hotel: 49th Street & Park Avenue @ 8:30am ROYAL TOUR - Comprehensive Our experience begins with the Midtown & Downtown tour in Times Square in the high-energy Theatre District, with an explanation of area history and a stop at Sardi’s, the Broadway “Hall of Fame.” The city begins to make sense as your knowledgeable guide introduces you to the Fashion District. We then stop and view the famous Flatiron and Empire State Buildings for great picture taking. SoHo, the birthplace of "hipsters," will be unique experience as you learn about its history, art and architecture. After SoHo, we venture into the Civic District, home to the NYPD, Courthouses, and of course, City Hall. After City Hall, we approach and stop at the former World Trade Center site. We pay tribute to the World Trade Center construction site from an elevated area inside the World Financial Center. We also see "11 Tears," the American Express memorial dedicated to the 11 American Express employees who perished on 9/11, as well as St. Paul's Chapel, which miraculously survived that day. We then stop for a spectacular view looking over the Upper New York harbor at Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. We top off our morning with views of the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges before we stop for a well-deserved lunch break. Appropriately, we eat lunch at the king of delis — Katz’s, filming location for the famous scene in the movie When Harry Met Sally. After lunch, we continue the second part of our day with the Midtown & Uptown tour to see the international world conference center of the United Nations and visit the breathtaking classic interior of Grand Central Terminal. We then continue through the commercial area of Midtown with views of Rockefeller Center, including the Today Show studio set, Radio City Music Hall, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Next, we proceed to the residential area of the Upper West Side, where we show you The NY Historical Society, The Museum of Natural History, The Dakota where John Lennon and Yoko Ono lived (Yoko Ono still lives here), and a stop in New York City’s backyard, Central Park. This stop includes a 10-minute stroll in a truly peaceful part of the park, far removed from city noise and congestion. The homeward drive is down the exclusive "Museum Mile" area of Fifth Avenue that passes Jackie Onassis’ apartment, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection amongst others. Start time 9:00am, approximate end time 3:00pm. Price: $68 Adults, $63 Seniors, $50 Children under 12 GEMS New York (Half-Day) The 9:00 am Midtown & Downtown tour is perfect for early risers who want to get out and jump start their day. This tour addresses a nice cross-section of busy business districts and historic neighborhoods. Some sights on this morning tour include: Macy's, Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Ground Zero, Statute of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge. Of course, each sight is fully addressed with interesting and informative commentary. This NYC bus tour makes 4 different stops, giving you the opportunity to take awesome pictures and feel the city vibe that is unique to New York. Our experience begins in Times Square, the high-energy Theatre District, with an explanation of area history and a stop at Sardi's, the Broadway "Hall of Fame." The city begins to make sense as your knowledgeable guide introduces you to the Fashion, Fur and Flower Districts. We then stop and view the famous Flatiron and Empire State Buildings for great picture taking. SoHo, the birthplace of "hipsters," will be unique experience as you learn about its history, art and architecture. After SoHo, we venture into the Civic District, home to the NYPD, Courthouses, and of course, City Hall. After City Hall, we approach and stop at the former World Trade Center site. We pay tribute to the World Trade Center construction site from an elevated area inside the World Financial Center. We also see "11 Tears," the American Express memorial dedicated to the 11 American Express employees who perished on 9/11, as well as St. Paul's Chapel, which miraculously survived that day. We then stop for a spectacular view looking over the Upper New York harbor at Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. We top off our morning with views of the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges before we stop for a well-deserved lunch break. Appropriately, we eat lunch at the king of delis — Katz's, filming location for the famous scene in the movie When Harry Met Sally. Start time 9:00am, approximate end time 1:00pm. Price $55 Adults, $50 Seniors, $40 Children under 12 KING FOR A DAY (Private Custom Tour) This is our customized tour option. Marvelous Manhattan Tours can arrange tours for you, your royal family, or your entire kingdom. We can create customized tours of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, or anyplace you'd like to visit. We also can arrange a half-day tour for people with limited time or small children. Contact 718-846-9308 877-898-5551 www.marvelousmanhattantours.com