Private Tour the Secret Island of Roosevelt Island

Tour Number

Activity Level

609643


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Unknown Island to New Yorkers & Visitors alike


Visit Roosevelt Island a unique two-mile-long island considered part of Manhattan wedged between Manhattan and Queens. Travel by a red tram to get awesome aerial views of Manhattan's Eastside and skyline. A place that New Yorkers and visitors have never step for on. Roosevelt Island has been known as Welfare Island, Blackwell Island, for its Smallpox ruins, hospitals, asylums and more. Newly built FDR Freedom Park & Cornell Center and FDNY Special Services Unit. A couple of surprise stops may be included such as visiting the community garden on the island where they are composting (subject to change without notice).

Itinerary

Take cab or subway to Roosevelt Island Tram
Take Tram across the East River to Roosevelt Island
Get on Red Bus that circles the Island
Possible surprise stops
Visit Cornell Center and Cafe
Visit FDR Freedom Park
Take Subway back to desired location

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours

Weather and traffic may affect the duration of the tour.

Transportation

Walking, cab if necessary. Tram ride.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - Cash needed for Tram, subway and/or Taxi. Coffee or snacks.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: End tour on Roosevelt Island or other agreed upon location.

Restrictions

I don't drive but the client can secure a Uber or Taxi.

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    Currency
    Tour Price

    180 USD(for up to 10 people) (duration: 3 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    609643


    Categories

    City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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