Duration: Varies (1.5 Hour tour time)
Start Time: Flexible (between 10am and 6pm)
Meeting Location: Flexible
Activity Level: Easy
The New York Botanical Garden’s VIP Experience is the best way to see NYBG’s landmark landscape, collections, architecture and exhibitions! And the best time to visit is during the Holiday season when you can experience their Holiday Train Show on a guided golf-cart tour. This beloved tradition is returning for its 30th year with a miniature wonderland in the warmth of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at model trains zipping through an enchanting display of more than 175 famous New York landmarks – imagine the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, and other favorites – each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as pinecones, acorns, seeds and other natural materials. On select dates, you can stay late and enjoy a new holiday tradition as day turns to night with NYBG Glow.
- Ride in comfort in our luxury vehicles with professional drivers.
- Door-to-door service and flexible timing (additional charge for outside of Manhattan).
- Golf-cart tour showcasing NYBG’s 250 acres, including the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Native Plant Garden, Azalea Garden, and more.
- Guided tour of the Holiday Train Show.
- Gift bag from the NYBG Shop.
- NYBG escort to meet your party and facilitate logistics throughout your experience.
- Driver gratuity included.
- 24/7 Support Line
- The starting time and date of the tour are customizable to fit your schedule.
- This tour is offered Tuesdays thru Sundays (with a few select Mondays) beginning November 20 and running thru January 23.
- Restrictions may apply depending on the date and time of the tour.
- The starting location of the tour is customizable to fit your schedule. The tour can start at your hotel doorstep, at a restaurant where you just finished breakfast or lunch, or custom location of your liking.
- Pick-up or drop-off locations outside of Manhattan may accrue additional time & cost.
- Gratuity for both tour guides is included.
- Tour can be customized based on your interests.
- Roundtrip luxury transportation to and from your Manhattan location to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.
- Upon arrival, meet your Botanical Garden escort who will assist you throughout your VIP Experience and where you will also receive a gift bag from the Botanical Garden Gift Shop.
- Enjoy a 90- minute guided tour that will include a golf-cart tour showcasing the Botanical Garden’s 250 acres, plus a guided tour of the Holiday Train Show®.
- Feel free to stay after your tour to explore more of the gardens or add on to this VIP Experience with admission to NYBG Glow (see add-on below) knowing you will have your return transportation back to Manhattan.
- All stops, timing and inclusions of the tour are dependent on traffic and weather conditions.
- Add NYBG Glow to your VIP Experience for only $35 per person!
On select nights, you can explore NYBG’s iconic sights and buildings come to life in this outdoor color and light experience. See everything ablaze in brilliant color with thousands of dazzling LED lights, a spectacle not to be missed! Ask your BTSQ Representative for available dates
- If you like this tour, you may also like:
Holiday Markets with Afternoon Tea
Crazy Christmas Lights of Brooklyn
- Looking for a Full-Day experience?
Ask about our full-day (8-hours) Discover Manhattan Tour
Ask about our 2 or 3-day NYC First-Timers Packages
- Make it Custom!
Have any special interests? We can curate this Experience and pair you with a specialized tour guide to fit your needs. Topics range from horticulture, art, culinary, pop culture, architecture, history, or something we have never heard of! An additional research fee and specialized guide fee may apply.
Please contact us for pricing information.