The quintessential city tour of all tours, hop-on hop-off's get some major props for ease, accessibility and price. Map-reading and subway-taking not your strong suit? No worries — even the most directionally-challenged traveler can enjoy Big Bus Tours, condensing a sightseeing fest including thirty landmarks into one trip. Be sure to watch out for famous points of interest as you go with the aid of a live tour guide (and go-to know-it-all about New York attractions). And if something catches your eye? Just hop off wherever you fancy — simple. Choose from routes running in downtown, uptown, Harlem and Brooklyn and get from Wall Street’s Charging Bull statue to the green meadows of Central Park with ease. Basically, it's an easy option for seeing as much or as little as you want of the city in one day – and not stress out about maps or super expensive Uber fairs.
Whether you’re in the Big Apple for a week or a weekend, this selection of the best NYC tours will help you make the most of your visit. From guided walks around the best New York attractions to biking the beautiful parks, there’s something for everyone. History buffs can take in the city's architecture, while culture vultures can be guided through the the top art museums. A few of these tours even offer behind-the-scenes access to usually off-limits spaces, AKA secret New York. Whatever you're looking for, our round-up of the best tours in NYC has you covered. Just don't shy away from asking your guide questions (no matter how big or small), and then showing off all your newfound New York knowledge at the end of it all.
RECOMMENDED: Here is our full guide to things to do outside in NYC.
This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.