This tour includes a free NY Skyride ticket*, a $36 value!

Located on the 2nd floor of the Empire State building, NY Skyride is New York's one and only virtual tour simulator.  It is an adventure tour of New York City narrated by actor Kevin Bacon, who takes seated guests on a special platform, soaring through Manhattan and the Big Apple skyline, gliding past the Statue of Liberty, dodging city cabs in Times Square, popping over Yankee Stadium, and buzzing past the Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport and United Nations, among the 30+ New York places to see.

* One free NY Skyride ticket per paying passenger

A free NY Skyride ticket is included with a purchase of a Double Decker bus tour or Double Decker combo tour only. Non Double Decker tours and attractions are not eligible for this promotion. Special ends June 30th, 2010. Special applies to online purchases made from June 1st through June 30th only. Tickets are redeemable from June 1st through September 3st, 2010.

    VIP New York Private Tours (6hrs)    
 $888 each
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  • $888 for a group (1-9 Passengers)
  • Price includes: Licensed driver & tour guide in your language of choice (Tour Guide and Driver gratuity is NOT included)
  • SUV: 1-6 Passengers
  • VAN: 6-10 Passengers
  • Departure location: at your request (Anywhere in Manhattan, LaGuardia, JFK and Newark Airports)
  • Departure time: at your request

    Since 1926, Gray Line New York has been the providing the best tours & attractions New York city has to offer. Our fully customized VIP Private Tours of New York City is a luxurious and discreet way to see all the sights & attractions New York City has to offer with your family and friends and your very own private tour guide and chauffeur.

    Our personalized VIP Private Tours are entertaining, fun and educational, all within the comfort of our luxurious and latest model SUVs or Vans. Our private tours are fully customizable to your schedule and liking. We can provide tickets to all the attractions, and Broadway shows along with a dynamic tour of New York City. Take advantage of our superb customer service to choose a New York City tour that best suits you. Take advantage of our tour guide to learn about neighborhoods, history, shopping areas, restaurants, and resources in New York City. Looking for excitement in the city that never sleeps? We can provide a night out on the town and dining in between sightseeing!

    Our VIP Private Tours can start from the time you step off the plane with private airport transportation. Take advantage of our close affiliations with trusted New York Airport transportation carriers, and the best 5 star hotels in New York City. We will handle everything for you.

    Our VIP Private Tours are perfect for:
    • Airport & cruise ship layovers (min 6hrs)- We will pick you up from the terminal and bring you back in time.
    • Families & Friends
    • Discreet travelers
    • Executives
    We provide tours in the following languages:

    Benefits of our VIP Private Tours
    • Professional Service- Experience and a name you can count on. Gray Line New York provides superb customer service for scheduling tours, transportation, attractions, dining, and more.
    • Privacy - Only you and your family and friends!
    • Wish List - Fully customizable, tell us what you want to see!
    • We pick you up!- Manhattan Hotel, Airport or cruise ship terminal pick-up and drop-off available
    • Educational - Learn more with a one on one interaction with your tour guide. 
    • Flexibility- We work around your schedule!
    • Professional Licensed Tour guides- Your OWN private tour guide who will accompany you throughout the whole tour! Our tour guides are professional, friendly, courteous and experienced with enough knowledge and personal experiences to fill a book!
    • Private Chauffeur- Your very own private, courteous and safe driving Chauffeur.
    • Saves time - Our private tours are straight to the point, only the attractions and sights you want to see.
    • See More- New York City is so much more than just the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State building! See what NYC really has to offer.
    • Once you book online, you will be contacted soon after in order to customize your tour. You will let us know about attractions, transportation and any special requests and questions you may have.
    • We are flexible and available for day and or night tours.
    • All tours, attractions, and transportation are subject to availability.
    • Please reserve ahead of time.
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    Group: $888 

    Dec 18, 2011

    Good Morning,

    I wanted to send along a big THANK-YOU to Mr. Thomas Kinzey and Ash, our driver, for a wonderful tour of NYC on Sunday, 12/18/2011 for my family. We trained in from Baltimore to enjoy a day of sightseeing for the start of the Christmas holiday for our family. There were 8 of us, all of which thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Mr. Kinzey was knowledgeable beyond belief. We were able to see parts of the city we were unfamiliar with and hear trivia and facts that were very interesting. His tour has made us plan to come back for a long weekend in the spring to spend more time exploring the areas Mr. Kinzey introduced us to.

    Thomas & Ash, thank-you very much for making our trip to NYC spectacular!

    Happy Holidays,
    Brenda Bloom

    Dec 18, 2011

    To Whom It May Concern:

    On December 18, I was invited by the Bloom Family to a 1 day trip to New York. Since, we had such limited time, we decide we needed a tour guide. We were so lucky to get Thomas! He was on his game, he knew the city like the palm of his hand and met everything on our wish list and more. We had a wonderful day and Thomas certainly played a huge part . On our train ride back to Baltimore, all of us, kept talking about how much we had seen in just 1 day. Thomas is certainly a huge asset for your company.

    Ann Golden

    Dec 6, 2011

    Dear Aly,

    I just wanted to let you know that my husband and I went to New York in October and bought both trips on your City Sights buses. During our uptown trip the tour guide was Bruce (I hope!) and I just wanted to let you know that he was marvellous! So informative and friendly and could pretty well answer all questions asked. We really enjoyed the trips – the only downside is that the microphone systems that they use aren’t the best. But we’ve since had some friends planning to go over and we have been adamant that they do the bus tours with CitySights!

    Katrina Bart

    Dec 3, 2011

    Good Morning,

    I felt I had to write and express my utter delight at our VIP Tour of New York. This was all down to our wonderful Tour Guide Allan France, his exceptional knowledge of New York is second to none. Myself and my daughters had many questions about buildings, people etc., there was nothing that Mr France couldn't answer, he really is a huge asset to your company. I cannot recommend Mr France highly enough, I don't believe there is anyone better, I don't think we would have enjoyed this trip as much if it hadn't been for Mr France's friendly personality and his vast knowledge of all things New York, please convey my thanks for a truly wonderful and memorable tour.

    Heather Cranham

    Nov 11, 2011


    On Thursday, 11/3/11, my family and I had the pleasure of taking a VIP tour with Thomas Kinzey. Thomas was very entertaining and informative. I had previously provided a lengthy list of places we wanted to tour. He was completely accommodating and we made it to every single sight. Our group of six had included two that had only been to NYC only once, two that had been twice, and two that had been many times. Thomas showed us all things that we had never seen before. It was a great day and tour. I also can not say enough about Adrien, our driver. He maneuvered around the city like a pro. He was also very accommodating to my Mother, whom has mobility issues.

    Thank you for the great experience. I will certainly recommend your services to my friends.

    Randy Fulford

    Nov 8, 2011

    Good morning.

    We hired your company last week for a private guided bus tour of NYC. I want you to know that everything was quite simply perfect. The bus was on time, the driver Paul was very professional and did a great job. Every detail was exactly as we hoped it would be. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of our tour was our tour guide Allan France. We had 22 of our employees, mostly our management team in NYC for a Strategic Planning Conference. Unbelievably, many had never visited your fine city. The tour was very important to us and we had wanted to give them a taste of New York. Allan did a phenomenal job of showing us just what we wanted to see. He researched our company in advance of the tour, asked questions to understand our needs and in my opinion went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. He certainly met and exceeded our expectations.

    I believe City Sights is very fortunate to have Allan as a part of your team.

    Thanks for everything.

    Oct 31, 2011

    Dear Allan,

    I was in the Lowery group that you took on a tour in NYC on October 8. I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the tour. You were so knowledegable about the city and its history. I also enjoyed the stories about the famous people that lived there. I came home with a different view of NYC. The last time we were there in the 60's, I was not impressed with the city or its people. Thanks for such an enjoyable day and history lesson. You are a VERY good tour guide and I hope your manager realizes just how good you are.

    May God bless you and may you have a very happy and prosperous life.
    Carolyn Lowery

    Oct 19, 2011

    Dear Aly Diakite:

    On or about Sept. 15, 2011, Allan France was our companion tour guide on a delightful personalized tour of New York City.

    Your info file may show that the tour was booked by Above & Beyond Travel of Brownstown, IN and our special group consisted of Betty White, Margaret White and me (Joe E. Robertson). I required special handling with some cane and wheel chair assistance. Special attention was to be given to Ellis Island with a route by way of Battery Park, Staten Island Ferry and Statue of Liberty. We were picked up at the Andaz Wall Street Hotel. The Ellis Island assignment and associated tour points could not have been improved and was completed with total attention in comfort and record time. Allan seemed to have good relations with the right people wherever we went. The rest of the day we visited places we chose as high points and places Allan chose. We were totally pleased with all arrangements.

    Congratulations and thanks not only to Allan but to you in organizing and staffing such excellent service.

    Joe E. Robertson

    Oct 16, 2011

    Dear Aly,

    I would like to have this opportunity to thank to Allen for his great tour guide for our City tour on Oct 4th. He was excellent to bring us to all nice places where we became quite excited. Dear Allan, May I ask you to reply me with the name, address and phone number of the restaurant where we went at that night?

    I would viist again when I come back to NYC !
    Best regards,
    Toshi Yamanouchi - Presindent of Canberra Japan.

    Oct 8, 2011

    Dear Mr.Aly A. Diakite

    We have got a wonderful city guide tour during our visit to New York city on Oct.4, 2011. I am just back to Tokyo now and would like to express my sincere appreciation to Mr.Allan France.

    Thank you for his good hospitality.
    Best regards,
    Keiichiro ( Ken ) Hirano
    Senior Manager Business Development Office
    Hitachi Medical Corporation

    Sept 27, 2011


    I booked a tour on 9/9/2011. I couldn’t be happier with the tour guide, Tom Kinzey and the driver, Sam. They made our tour of NYC. We went to several other cities during our vacation and nothing could compare to our tour of NYC. Both Tom and Sam were interested in giving us a great tour. They were polite and seemed to love NYC and it showed. I will definitely recommend your company and tours to others when they visit NYC.

    Thanks again,
    Karen Karen Norris
    Cash Manager
    Kimball International, Inc.

    Jan, 2010

    We just want to say that we are very satisfied about the private tour we got on Jan 8th.
    We were picked up at the Edison Hotel,  group of 9 girls. The guide, French from Senegal was excellent. He was very nice, took very good care of us, he was funny and he knows everything about New York. Very nice guy, keep him in your companie!!!
    Thank you very much, 
    Terms and Conditions:
    On-line tickets are non-refundable and can be redeemed up to ONE YEAR from date of purchase. 
    (Please be aware that day trips are NOT valid one year from the date of purchase.) 

    Any passenger requiring special assistance such as an ADA-accessible bus is requested to inform us at time of reservation and must notify us no later than 48 hours prior to departure.
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    VIP New York Private Tours (6hrs)
    Group: $888


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