What can you do with five days in the City that Never Sleeps? We have a few ideas. This sample itinerary is built on a five-day format. It includes all the best NYC has to offer – its unforgettable attractions plus several walking tours. We’ve also included the theater, since we know you’ll want Broadway on your list! This tour is packed with entertainment, history, and culture.
Tour the studios where Saturday Night Live is filmed and on which 30 Rock is based. The studios are part of Rockefeller Center – along with Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Plaza, and shopping both above ground and in the concourse below. It’s a must for NYC tours.
This spacious observation deck has a short wait and two levels for several ways to take in the view. Sitting almost dead-center east-to-west, this deck offers a breathtaking view toward the south, including the Empire State Building, and to the north with beautiful Central Park.
An entire block and ten floors make up this iconic 34th street shopping experience. There’s plenty of dining in Macy’s as well.
B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill
This classy club and restaurant is the perfect choice for groups.
Times Square After Dark
Your group will love the energy of Times Square during any part of the day, but after dark the famous billboards and megatons are brilliant. Discover everything this famous intersection has to offer, from museums to shopping, restaurants, and Broadway.
Midtown New York City Tour
You’ll see many familiar New York City landmarks when you tour Midtown with your guide. The Empire State Building is here and the Chrysler Building. You’ll see how Rockefeller Center relates to Times Square and Broadway, and you’ll really feel you’re getting to know Manhattan.
This is the only place in Manhattan you’re guaranteed to know you’re mingling with celebrities. These amazing reproductions are of famous figures from politics, sports, and of course Hollywood. Best of all, photos are allowed!
Fifth Avenue Walking Tour
Most favorite cities have a street like this one, a place where you can see some of its best and brightest spots, enjoy a variety of shopping, and feel a part of the daily activity. This is a Fifth Avenue Walking tour in Manhattan where you’ll walk by the New York Public Library and Trump Tower, Tiffany & Co., tons of other shopping and Central Park.
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
There’s nothing like an early morning cruise past the Statue of Liberty. You can even go up close and personal, touring the museum and the platform at Lady Liberty’s feet. Next the boat takes you to Ellis Island where literature, images, and artifacts tell the stories of thousands of early Americans who represent the ancestry of many Americans today.
World Trade Center
Once called Ground Zero, the World Trade Center is currently a rebuilding site. You can view the progress from above at Winter Garden and see what the future will look like when you explore the WTC Visitors Center.
Tour the rest of the financial district, including Wall Street and the famous Charging Bull in Bowling Green park.
South Street Seaport
There’s lots of history in South Street Seaport, and it’s an exciting part of New York City culture. Walk along the harbor, shop, dine, and enjoy.
Choose from comedy, mysteries, drama, and the classic musical, including Disney favorites.
CBS Morning Show
It’s always exciting to be a part of a live television audience, especially if you get on camera! Either way, this experience is always fun for NYC group tours.
Central Park is more than eight hundred acres of beautiful walkways, bridges, landmarks, waterways, and wide, open space. It gently slopes toward the center, which leads acoustically to that sense of peace just beyond the noise of Manhattan streets. This is always a favorite part of any New York City visit.
This is one of the most expansive, most beautiful art museums in the world. Every member of your group will find something to love with the variety of pieces here, including paintings, sculpture, armor, fashion, and musical instruments.
Chinatown, Greenwich Village, Little Italy
New York City is known for its unique neighborhoods. A walking tour is the best way to take in the variety.
SoHo (named for geography – South of Houston Street) is another unique Manhattan experience. It’s rich with history – like its cast iron architecture and reputation for an artist population. It’s also a great place to shop.
*This is just a sample itinerary. Many optional attractions can be included when your NYC tour is fully customized for your group.