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New York City: The Sightseeing DAY Pass

1. New York City: The Sightseeing DAY Pass

Take a bite out of the Big Apple with the Sightseeing Day Pass, with access to over 100 experiences, destinations, museums, and tours to choose from. This includes some of the city’s most popular attractions like Top of the Rock Observatory, the Statue of Liberty, MoMA, the New York Aquarium and more! Simplify and save! With the option to select 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, or 10 days, you can enjoy full admission to the attractions that interest you most, saving up to 65% and no fixed start date. The easy-to-use Sightseeing Day Pass is a perfect choice for first time visitors who are excited to see all of New York City and who plan to use the Pass at more than 10 attractions across the five Boroughs.  Get out and hit the streets! See the internationally renowned New York City skyline up close with access to five immersive bus tours or take it all in from the harbor on a ferry tour. Get an authentic taste of the city on one of the many themed walking or biking tours. Sightseeing Day Pass holders also have access to the Hop-On, Hop-Off Uptown and Downton Bus Loops, valid throughout the duration of the pass. Your Day Pass is activated in NYC the moment you use it at an attraction or service and is valid through the number of purchased consecutive days. Don’t forget to take advantage of the Fast Track Access with participating attractions to skip the line. Hop-On, Hop-Off double-decker bus ticket is valid for 1-day, regardless of pass duration. New York Top Destinations: • One World Observatory • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island • The Metropolitan Museum of Art 3-Day Pass  • Central Park Zoo  • National 9/11 Memorial and Museum  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) • Top of the Rock Observatory  • Whitney Museum of American Art • The Edge Experiences:  • Ground Zero Museum Workshop: 100 Images & Artifacts Tour  • Macy’s Historical Tour  • Madison Square Garden Tour  • TimeLooper - Virtual Reality Experience • Wollman Rink - Ice Skating in Central Park (seasonal) Attractions:  • 9/11 Tribute Center  • Brooklyn Botanical Gardens • Luna Park Coney Island • Madame Tussauds NYC • New York Aquarium • New York Botanical Gardens • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden • SPYSCAPE • The Auschwitz Exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage • St. Patrick’s Cathedral Tour – Gold Pass • The Met Cloisters • City Sightseeing/Hornblower New York Hop-on Hop-off Ferry Tour • Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine • Edge • Empire State Building • Escape Game New York • Escape Virtuality • Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour • Vessel Museums:  • American Museum of Natural History • Brooklyn Historical Society  • El Museo Del Barrio  • Fraunces Tavern® Museum  • International Center of Photography • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (includes skip-the-line access)  • MoMA PS1 • Museum at Eldridge Street • Museum of American Finance • Museum of Jewish Heritage • Museum of the City of New York • National Lighthouse Museum • New York Historical Society Museum and Library • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  • Staten Island Museum and Children’s Museum • The Skyscraper Museum • Brooklyn Children's Museum • South Street Seaport Museum Bus Tours:  • Hop-On, Hop-Off Uptown and Downtown Bus Tours • Hop-On, Hop-Off Brooklyn Bus Tour • Best of Manhattan Tour (6-hour escorted bus tour) • Night Bus Tour • On Location Tours - When Harry Met Seinfield Bus Tour  • On Location Tours - Central Park TV and Movie Sites  • The Downtown Experience • The Tour • Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Bus (with discount booklet) • Go Airlink Airport Shuttle (outbound) • Big Bus NY Classic Tour Cruises:  • Shearwater - Manhattan by Sail  • Clipper City Daytime Statue Sail – Manhattan by Sail  • Clipper City Jazz Cruise – Manhattan by Sail  • Easy Like Sunday Morning Brunch Cruise – Manhattan By Sail  • Hornblower Cruise Live After Five • RIBNewYork High Speed Harbor Tour Walking and Bike Tours:  • Brooklyn Unplugged Tours  • Food on Foot  • Hush Tours  • Inside Out Tours  • NewYorkTour1  • Wall Street Walks  • Central Park Bike Rental • The St. Patrick’s Cathedral Tour • Manhattan and Beyond Central Park Walking Tour • Fancy Apple – Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rental • Graffiti & Street Art Walking Tour of Brooklyn • Hamilton Happy Hour Tour • NYC Fashion Window Walking Tour • Queens-Flushing Meadows International Food Excursion • Scavenger Hunts - New York

Statue of Liberty Sail On The Classic Schooner Shearwater

2. Statue of Liberty Sail On The Classic Schooner Shearwater

Join us aboard the Shearwater for a thrilling way to visit New York’s magnificent harbor. These 90-minute day sails offer the perfect opportunity to sit back and relax while you take in close-up views of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. Celebrate the intimate and spectacular beauty of the Statue of Liberty & Manhattan's skyline from the decks of a magnificent 82-foot Schooner. With sails unfurled, you will enjoy the casual elegance of a refreshing beverage served by our attentive crew as this ocean tested ship glides comfortably through world famous NY harbor. Shearwater is an 82-foot vintage 1920's schooner built at the height of the Roaring Twenties as the personal yacht of Charles E. Dunlap, a prominent New York City industrialist, back in a time when yachting was a rare combination of elegance and adventure. Shearwater was recognized as a national landmark in March 2009. Rangoon teak decks and mahogany paneled staterooms below are sure to impress even the seasoned yachtsmen.

NYC: Battery Park and Statue of Liberty Self-Guided Tour

3. NYC: Battery Park and Statue of Liberty Self-Guided Tour

Experience the convenience of this self-guided audio and GPS tour of Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty in New York. Learn all about these fascinating regions of the big apple from the comfort of your own smartphone.  Begin at the Netherlands monument, where you’ll hear about the huge importance of the Dutch in early New York. Next, visit some Italian history by stopping at Alberti Marker and the statue of Giovanni de Verrazzano.  Stroll to the pier to learn about the war memorials here. Look across the water to admire the Statue of Liberty, before turning to Ellis Island. Enhance your experience with content from local guides, that is brought to life by talented writers, and voice artists. See many other important sites like the World War II Memorial, Staten Island, and the shining SeaGlass Carousel. Use the animated videos on the app to help visualize the past. Save your data with the offline option. 

New York City: Combination Self-Guided Walking Tours

4. New York City: Combination Self-Guided Walking Tours

See everything New York City has to offer at your own pace with a bundled pack of 6 self-guided walking tours. See the Central Park Zoo, stroll through Times Square, and explore the Grand Central Terminal with your Action Tour Guide app. Your tour of Central Park begins at the corner of 5th and 59th and takes you through the best spots in this historic park. Stop at the Central Park Zoo and meander along the famous, tree-lined mall. Visit the famous statues which dot the park, honoring everyone from Shakespeare to Balto. Snap photos at Bethesda Terrace, a beautiful piece of architecture, then head to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Begin your Midtown tour at the busy Columbus Circle. Head to the iconic NYC landmarks of Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Center, and Times Square. Stroll down Fifth Avenue and window shop in the high-end stores. As you tour, learn about the city's history and the wealthy families who built many of its famous buildings. Finish your Midtown walking tour with a visit to New York’s most iconic skyscraper: the Empire State Building. Start the Grand Central Terminal tour outside and marvel at the stunning architecture. Head inside and tour the terminal, from its opulent upper levels to the speakeasy-style Oyster Bar below. As you walk through the vast Main Concourse and admire the constellation ceiling, hear the Station's fascinating history, including the multimillion-dollar rivalry between the Vanderbilts and the Astors. Your tour of Wall Street begins near Fraunces Tavern, a historic building from the revolutionary period. See the Charging Bull statue and the New York Stock Exchange while learning about the financial district’s seedy underbelly. Hear about Ponzi schemes, famous embezzlers, and thieves who faked their own deaths. Finish your tour with a somber visit to the 9/11 Memorial and see the towering One World Trade Center up close. Start your Battery Park walking tour in the park itself and enjoy the stunning view of the Statue of Liberty. As you stroll, learn the history of this iconic American symbol, including how it got here in the first place. Continue through the park and see its other famous monuments, including the SeaGlass Carousel. Discover Brooklyn on a self-guided tour starting in the center of the DUMBO neighborhood. Stroll through the borough, see New York’s hippest spots, and learn their history. Walk past the homes of famous authors Truman Capote and Norman Mailer and the hotel where a famous Godfather scene was filmed. Stop by a pair of pizza joints with a long-lived rivalry and enjoy beautiful views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.

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What people are saying about Battery Park City

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 45 reviews

Two-part experience: The attraction and the voucher are top, the support from get your guide is absolutely bad. Why? When asked where the ticket will now be exchanged, there was a clear answer, but the question why two different addresses exist between the web and the app was a great surprise. Having arrived in New York to exchange tickets, the provider was amazed because get your guides already gives you the digital sightseeing pass in the app. Accordingly, no exchange is necessary! Admission with the voucher went smoothly, but I am very surprised that this provider hardly or hardly seems to know its own products. Another small note: As a service provider, a serious appearance is also important in WhatsApp Chat. There is still clear potential here. Nevertheless, the voucher you get here is the Sightseeing Pass and this is highly recommended.

The pass was immediately available and worked great with the smartphone. The only minus point - no return transport incl. As directly from the provider. However, since the price difference directly to the provider was just under € 70 at the time of booking, we were better off here. :-)

New York from a completely different perspective. I liked it

Would have liked it if the guides had not only been concerned with themselves, but also given a few sentences about the attraction on the left and right. Not that you don't know things, but that would have made the whole thing a bit more personal. There was also no free drink

Incredible. What a great way to visit the attractions in NYC. Enjoyed a lot and loved the bus and One World.

Very usefull as it includes the main attractions among others.