See highlights of Manhattan and Brooklyn on this 9-Hour Private Driving Tour
On the Manhattan portion of this tour, I take you to those iconic sights people think of, when they think of New York. I also take you into the neighboods, each with its own character, personality and little subculture. It is a great overview, helping you to learn "the lay of the land" and determine where you want to go back to and spend more time, during the rest of your stay.
I will also take you to Brooklyn - "the soul of New York" and America's first suburb.
If Brooklyn was its own city, as it was until 1898, it would be the 4th largest city in the USA. Settled by the Dutch in 1634, "Breukelen" has always been rich with people enclaves, their cultures and cusines.
The first & largest battle of the Revolution, took place here. In its waters, more patriots died of neglect on prison ships than in all the battles of the Revolution combined. The largest pre-Civil War ensemble of homes in American is located here.
Brooklyn is teaming with history & culture. You are so close - don't miss it!
Commonly visited sights , where NO ADMISSION FEE is required:
-St. Patrick's Cathedral
-Grand Central Terminal
-Madison Square Park (Flat Iron Building / view of the Empire State Building)
-World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial
-Statue of Liberty from Shore
-Williamsburg North (largest ultra conservative Jewish community in the world outside of Isreal)
-Williamsburg South (young hip neighborhood of small shops, cafes, eateries and great Manhattan skyline views)
-DUMBO - Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass
-Brooklyn Bridge Park (great views of the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges)
-Brooklyn Heights (largest ensemble of pre-Civil War houses in America)
-Pilgrim Church (the Grand Central of the Underground Railroad)
-Gleason's Gym (if you are a boxing/wrestling fan)
-Greenpoint - "Little Poland"
-Arabic Atlantic Avenue
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 9 hours
I drive a 2019 Toyota mini-van with air conditioning; leather seats; electric windows; & amplifying system.
I operate in full compliance with the law, requiring that both drivers and their vehicles engaged in sightseeing to be licensed by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 USA dollars - per person for lunch and snacks.
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Ronald was punctual in picking us up. He went over the tour details and giving us choices on what to see and do. We really enjoyed this tour and it gives a better look at NYC. Our favorite was seeing the 3D model of the whole city. Ronald is knowledgeable and readily answered all my questions. Also, he did a fantastic job driving is all over the city and finding parking. I highly recommend booking a tour with Ronald.