NYC: Skyline Brunch Cruise Around Manhattan
- Duration: 165 minutes
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There was a good deal of history, but the bang for your buck was off the charts. Booked it 12-2pm knowing that it would be our lunch, didn't cost much more than figuring lunch out on our own, food was excellent, history was good, guide was good, done a lot of trips in New York, some more memorable, but I would call it the best value I've had for sure, we linked it with the Catacombs tour in the same area right after, and they paired together perfect. I'm taking a niece to New York next year for 4 days and doing tours and what not as a graduation present, the tour I wish was available in this area would follow the immigration of the neigborhood, a morning tour focusing on the Irish, an noon/afternoon lunch tour focusing on the Itialan heritage, and a late afternoon early evening tour focuing on China town...I would pay good money for that one and wouldn't have to take subway or taxi connections between any of them
The weather was extremely uncooperative, it rained off and on (mostly on) our entire tour...but Bobby was like a ray of sunshine, and an absolute wealth of knowledge! We were completely impressed with how easygoing yet completely focused he was during our tour. Five hours can be a lot, especially with inclement weather, but Bobby kept the tour interesting; some of his great personal stories were an added treat. Each of the food items we had were simply delicious--my granddaughter is a very picky eater, but she loved the pork dumplings; Bobby encouraged her to try them. While we didn't see as much as we would have had the weather been better, it was a thoroughly enjoyable tour; and Bobby was a most fantastic guide!
Our guide, Bruce, was a travel writer and Manhattan native, so he knew a lot of interesting Manhattan history and present day hot spots. We really enjoyed his tour and his energy. As for food, some of us showed up quite hungry, but we didn’t stop to eat anything until about an hour into the tour. According to the tour description in GYG, we we supposed to start out with some kind of pastry for breakfast. Nevertheless, the food we did have was tasty, and the venues were interesting!
This was a really good tour. Be prepared to walk. The tour meeting place is at #8 Mullberry, across the street from the construction. If you want water or want to try italian coffee, you can purchase at the cannoli shop at #8 while waiting for the tour to begin. Enjoy.
Alex did a good job walking us through history and the immigration waves of the city. The food was all very good and we enjoyed each of the different neighborhoods. Thank you!