Depart your hotel and head downtown to learn all about the origins of New York City. Originally known as Nieuw (New) Amsterdam, New York City began as a small Dutch settlement known as Lower Manhattan. During this custom tour, you’ll step back in time and discover Heere Straat (Gentleman Street), learn why Wall Street actually had a wall set up in 1653, and see how Lower Manhattan turned into the budding financial capital that it is today. As you explore Lower Manhattan with your private guide, you’ll see the 9/11 Memorial, St. Paul’s Chapel, Battery Park, and Trinity Church, as well as learn about the history of the Native American, Dutch, and English settlers.
After exploring Lower Manhattan, you’ll journey down to Pier 16 and board the Circle Line to see Lady Liberty up close and personal. Along with the Statue of Liberty, you’ll see all the major sites including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the High Line, and One World Trade on the 1-hour harbor cruise. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the view.
Following your exploration at seas, you’ll head to the heliport to get a bird’s eye view of New York City. Experience a new perspective on this incomparable city on a 30-minute helicopter tour. You’ll see wonders like the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, and other famous landmarks. It will be an everlasting memory for you on your special trip to New York City.
A stop for lunch will be added on this tour.