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3-Day Tour in NYC

40 New York attractions

$377 — 3 days
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New York in 3 days

40 must-see attractions. Almost 400 years of history. 54 000 seconds of joy.

Bring your camera, curiosity and energy. We’re going to rock these 3 days! (5 hours each day)

*The tour can be modified to meet your preferences.

Highlights:

  • See the most iconic buildings in New York City;
  • Explore over 40 attractions in NYC;
  • Introduce yourself the the most photographed buildings in the world;
  • Explore New York through the eyes of a local;
  • Gorge on Belgian chocolate at Grand Central Terminal (optional, not included in price);
  • Explore the Greenwich Village, famed for its celebrity residents; 
  • Discover all the shades of glamour on the 5th Avenue;
  • Lose your mind at the Empire State Builing; 
  • Visit the one and only Statue of Liberty;
  • Learn about local life in New York City with a private friendly local guide.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1

Statue of Liberty

So much more than just a statue! A ton of history, amazing scenic views and an element of adventure are waiting for you here.

Battery Park

Get clued up with a private walking tour in the most historical area in New York City.

Charging Bull

Open your heart to the Charging Bull (or Wall Street Bull). The Bull listens carefully and takes notes.

Fraunces Tavern

This is not just another New York City restaurant. This national historic landmark played a huge role in the history of America, and you’ll find out how.

Wall Street

Think: millions of dollars are hidden behind the walls of these Classical buildings. Nah, billions! Breathe deep and keep moving.  

Trinity Church

Shoot back to the Victorian era – Trinity Church on Manhattan has been waiting for you since 1840s.

9/11 Memorial

Pay your respect and buff up on history and explore the Memorial at the World Trade Center site. Take your time to reflect.

World Trade Center

Now you can say you’ve seen New York after visiting this $3.9 billion 541.3 m (1,776 ft) high skyscraper.

Woolworth Building

Admire the Woolworth Building in all its glory. More than one hundred years of history and fame. Lot’s more to tell you here!

City Hal & City Hall Park

This is not Disney but It looks like a magic castle and you expect some magical creatures to jump off the building.

Brooklyn Bridge

It takes 486.3 m (1,595.5 feet) and about 25 minutes to say that you’ve strolled the Brooklyn Bridge. Historic 25 minutes of your life…

Gramery. Lunch at Grimaldi's

Dream of pizza and cheese as we roll through Gramercy. Grimaldi’s casual pizzeria serves brick-oven pies & calzones plus wine & beer and is known to be really good. Let’s see what the fuss is about.

Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Walk the city before retreating with ice-cream with Manhattan skyline views in the Brooklyn Ice-Cream Factory.

Brooklyn Heights historic district

Watch people, chill in a local bar or coffee place. Drink good beer or coffee.

Out tour has come to an end here and your guide will give you recommendations how to spend the rest of your day. Or else you can simply choose to go back to the hotel.

 

Day 2.

Rockefeller Center

So much to do and so much to see today! First things first. Make a chocolate and coffee stop here as Rockefeller Center is staffed with exceptional bakeries and coffee shops.  

Saint Patrick's Cathedral

What’s a better place to start the day than a decorated Neo-Gothic-style cathedral rising up in the sky?

The Waldorf Astoria

An icon of all fancy, the tallest hotel in the world from 1931 to 1963, a historic landmark, one of the most prestigious hotels on the planet… to be continues on the tour.

Grand Central Terminal

Perfect place to gorge on Belgian chocolate and see hundreds of beautiful architectural elements.

Chrysler Building

The tallest brick building in the world, one of the tallest and finest buildings in NYC. Because of the fierce competition in New York to build the world's tallest skyscraper, the Chrysler Building was built at an average rate of four floors per week. Not bad!

New York Public Library

It took 530,000 cubic feet of white Vermont marble to construct NY Public Library. No idea how much it is? Imagine: six times the marble used in the New York Chamber of Commerce  and the New York Stock Exchange combined.

Bryant Park

Bryant Park has history, charm and ambition. What used to be a complete wilderness in 1686 is now a popular setting for movie and television productions. Remember Morning Glory with Harrison Ford?  Ghostbusters? Sex in the City?

Time Square

Times Square is a giant that devours people. Well, this is what rumors say. We don’t believe in rumours, do we? Times Square, we’re coming for ya!

Fashion District. Lunch at Casa Nonna

Hit up the Fashion District and then gorge on Panna Cotta at Casa Nonna, a sleek Italian spot with a pizza bar. Or skip Italian cuisine today and wait till Madison Square where you can have lunch in an abundant garden.

Macy's

Check out what the most prominent department store in NYC looks like. It’s not the cheapest place in the world, but one of the fanciest for sure!

Empire State Building

Legend has it that there’s a Bermuda triangle in Manhattan, near the Empire State Building. If you get lost, look for Legends Bar. All legends flock here, apparently.

Madison Square. Optional lunch or snack

If you have a thirst for Pinot Noir, an appetite for char-broiled Hawaiian ahi tuna or a hunger for charming landscape, Madison Square is all yours!

Flatiron District & Flatiron Building.

The Flatiron Building was completed in 1902 and has achieved a few things over the years.  It is pretty much the most iconic and photographed skyscraper in the world nowadays, and a symbol of New York City. Absolute Muse-See!

Ladies Mile

Few ladies can look same pretty in their 100s. This prime shopping district in Manhattan is a mix of early skyscrapers, old castles and high tech new buildings.

Washington Square

This incredibly popular New York City Park will keep your friends back home jealous. After all, out of 1,900 public parks in the city Washington Square is in Top 10.

Greenwich Village

We finish the tour here. Now the pressure’s off, and you can enjoy a stroll through a neighborhood which is extremely popular among celebrities. Settle into a bar, bookstore or a trendy café. Take your pick!

 

Day 3

Plaza Hotel

It’s our last day of our 3-day tour in New York. If everything got mixed up in your head, so let’s start with something elegant today. For example, the Plaza – a century-old luxury hotel with a castle-like exterior.

Fifth Avenue

Stroll the Fifth Avenue and hit up high-end boutiques and top-notch shops. Dramatic views and great window-shopping.

Trump Tower

Before hitting the city, take a peek inside Trump Tower, which holds a sentimental, personal value to Donald Trump who lives and works here.

Central Park. Lunch at Cantina 1838.

Your choice: Central Park tour, museum crawl or tracking the film scenes and looking for best photo ops. Top it off with tacos and burritos at Mexican Cantina 1838.

Harlem

Wander around the Harlem and get a sense of how far the city has come.

Apollo Theatre

Try something different and check out the legendary Apollo Theater, a famed  venue for African-American performers.

Columbia University

Off to the land of knowledge, wisdom and successful career.  This is an Alma Mater for all future high-profile professional and Grade-A go-getters.

Riverside Church

The end if near but first we’re in Riverside Church, spectacular because of its large size and a focal point of global and national activism.

Grant’s Tomb

New York City knows how to impress you. Over 8,000 tons of granite were used for the construction of Grant’ Tomb in honor of the 18th President of the USA. Let’s see how all this granite looks.

Cathedral of St John the Divine

Our 3 days in NYC are over.

Your friendly local guide will give you recommendations for the night and will drop you off at some place in downtown or get you back to the centrally-located hotel where you are staying.

 

You probably won’t get into a Guinness World Record for seeing so much and so many, but you can be proud of yourself. This is what it feels like to be a New Yorker – every day is a busy day here. See you in another city soon?

 

  • * The itinerary is subject to change

Info

Extra costs (per person):

Entrance fees

Lunch/Dinner

Activity Level: moderate
Maximum travelers: 5
Meet up & End location: lobby of your hotel
Start time: any time
Extra hours: If you are having a good time and want your New York in 3 days tour last a little bit longer, you are welcome to do that. Please note: You will be charged 25 USD per an extra hour.
Tipping suggestions: If you feel like you had a good experience, your guide would appreciate a tip. It's not mandatory. It's your decision whether you want to give your guide a tip.

What you get:

  • + A friend in New York.
  • + Private & customized tour.
  • + An exciting pastime, not just boring history lessons.
  • + An authentic experience of local life.
  • + Flexibility during the tour: changes can be made at any time to suit individual preferences.
  • + Amazing deals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the very best cafes & restaurants. 
  • + A photo session amongst spectacular NYC scenery that can be treasured for a lifetime.
  • + An expert advice on what to do, where to go, and how to make the most of your time.

*This three days in New York city tour can be modified to meet your preferences.

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  • Meeting our private guide and going straight to the Statue of Liberty was a great start to our three days in NY tour. During the first day we managed to see around 10 main attractions and take a lot of brilliant pictures. Our private tour guide took us to some restaurant where we tried so many delicious foods together with a glass of a very tasty vine. On the second day my camera broke and we had to go to a store to fix it, but it didn’t take us long, and we managed to check all the boxes in our agenda. The third day was more relaxing than the previous two. We walked along the Fifth Avenue, had a small pick-nick on the loan in Central Park, called on a souvenir shop to get some magnets and postcards to send to our friends. My 18 year old daughter also enjoy the tour. Thanks to all involved. It was brilliant.

    Leon E, Germany, Sep 21, 2016

  • If you are going to New York, do yourself a favor and book the Three days in New York tour organized by the Local Friendly Guides. We were amazed that we could visit more than 40 attractions in just three days. Moreover, there was some time left to go on off the beaten paths and enjoy the spirit of the city avoiding the crowds of tourists. The only advice my husband and I can give you – prepare yourself for the emotional catharsis, as you’ll be so stunned and dizzy from this amazing experience.

    Lara A, Portugal, Sep 21, 2016

  • This was a real experience. Visiting all the sights, eating the best steaks in NY, taking thousands of pics, looking at the glamorous lights of the buildings and listening to the dazzling stories shared with us by our local guide – that was the best three days in New York for me so far. Truly inexplicable experience.

    Robin L, Estonia, Sep 21, 2016

  • It was a bit windy in NY when we got there. Our friend recommended us to book the 3 days in New York tour, as it was the best way to explore the city - and it was. Our private guide took us to the most famous attractions, telling different stories on the way, and on the third day of the tour she took us to the off the beaten paths, where tourists don’t go. It felt like we are becoming locals in the city. My husband and I are highly satisfied with the tour and the program. Big thanks!

    Rania M, Belgium, Sep 21, 2016