The 10 Best Guided Tours in New York!

Every year, tourists flock to New York State to see all the diverse attractions it has to offer. From Finger Lakes wineries, to New York City film locations, there is just so much to see in the Empire State. Get ready to experience the history and beauty of New York with these 10 excellent guided tours! 

1. Circle Line Cruises

Tackle all the major New York City landmarks that can be seen from the water. The guided tour boat has a cafeteria, and indoor and outdoor seating. It sails around the perimeter of Manhattan, allowing you to see all five boroughs and get within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty.

2. “Dozen Apples” Real New York Tours

This highly popular tour company runs a 12-person walking-and-subway tour called “Dozen Apples,” which covers 12 must-see New York City hot spots over the course of six and a half hours. 

3. Finger Lakes Winery Tours

Sample as many wines as your heart desires on one of three guided wine tours around the Finger Lakes. You’ll be whisked around in the eco-friendly vehicle of your choosing.

4. 911 Ground Zero Tour, New York, NY

Guided by New Yorkers, this 90-minute experience covers the 9/11 museum and includes access to One World Observatory, the observation deck on the 102nd floor of the tallest building in the western hemisphere.

5. Buffalo Bites Food Tours, Buffalo, NY

Fill your stomach with Buffalo’s best foods, including chicken wings and chocolate, on this three-hour guided walking tour through local foodie hotspots.

6. Central Park Bicycle Tour, New York, NY

Take a two-hour guided tour around beautiful Central Park. The tour includes free bike rentals, helmets, and an experienced guide to guide you to famous sites like Strawberry Fields and Belvedere Castle.

7. On Location New York TV & Movie Tour, New York, NY

New York City has been the filming location of countless movies and TV shows over the years. Explore the iconic filming locations of your favorite film or show with On Location Tours.

8. Foods of New York Tours, New York, NY

This New York City tour company offers unique food tours in different neighborhoods throughout the city, including Chinatown, Greenwich Village, and Brooklyn. They also offer cooking classes and private sessions.

9. Buffalo River History Tours, Buffalo, NY

Glide along the Buffalo River in comfortable seats as an informative narrator shows you historic sites in Buffalo and explains their cultural significance. The tour lasts for 90 minutes and covers the history of the Erie Canal and Buffalo’s various industries.

10. Clayton Island Tours, Clayton, NY

The best way to explore the Thousand Islands is by boat, and Clayton Island Tours offers two amazing options. Board a glass-bottom boat to view shipwrecks and aquatic life in the St. Lawrence River, or head on a tour to Heart Island, where you can disembark and explore the famous Boldt Castle.

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