Day Tour

Exploring the Boroughs of New York City Sightseeing Program (8 Hours)

Beyond Times Square

New York City, NY United States

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Jan 2019

Exploring the Boroughs of New York City Sightseeing Program (8 Hours )

New York City, NY United States

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



Exploring the Boroughs of New York City Sightseeing Program


Almost a city unto itself, Harlem is one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world. Founded by the Dutch in 1658, Harlem was once farmland and the first US home of hundreds of thousands of European immigrants. The center of New York City’s African American culture, Harlem is a diverse neighborhood with a vibrant and influential history. Your fully guided tour explores the changing face of Harlem, with special focus on the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. A literary, music, drama, and art revival in Harlem, the Renaissance period cultivated and nurtured the talents of great jazz musicians like Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway, and authors such as Zora Neale Hurston and W.E.B. Du Bois. Home to the famed Apollo Theater and Cotton Club, the effect of the Harlem Renaissance can still be felt in America’s artistic and cultural life today.


The Bronx is the only borough actually connected to the North American continent. It gets its name from the Bronx River, named for Jonas Bronck, one of the first settlers in the 1600s. The Bronx continues to surprise even native New Yorkers. Most notably known for its world-famous baseball team, it also has beaches, a globally recognized zoo, a botanical garden, and countless historic sites. Over the years, it has been home to Tony Curtis, Anne Bancroft, Edgar Allen Poe, Colin Powell, and Ralph Lauren, as well as the many different immigrant groups that have shaped the borough. Step into the Bronx and you will weave yourself into yet another thread of the fabric of New York.


As you depart the Bronx for Brooklyn, the route will take you through Queens, driving by Citi-Field (where the Mets play baseball), the Billie Jean King Tennis Complex (home of the US Open), and Flushing-Corona Park (home of the 1939 World’s Fair Globe). Arrive in Brooklyn, the real crossroads of the word. Traditional and hip, city and suburb, historic and cutting edge, cultured and gritty, Brooklyn is a city unto itself (if it were to be a separate city, it would be one of the most populated in the USA and maybe the most culturally diverse). Once the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, it is now the new home of the Nets basketball team, playing at the brand-new Barclays Center. You and your guide enter at the northern edge and travel through Williamsburg (including the large Hasidic Community), Ft. Greene, Brooklyn Heights, and DUMBO.

Highlights: Apollo Theater, 125th Street, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, History of Jazz Music, Yankee Stadium, Arthur Avenue, Grand Concourse, Brooklyn Bridge, Barclays Center, Fulton Ferry Park, Views of the Manhattan Skyline.

About Us

Get the true insider’s introduction to New York City, Hudson Valley and Long Island (you can even visit Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Boston with us). Go far beyond the usual tourist attractions and fall in love with the city that never sleeps. You’ll glimpse New York through the eyes of seasoned locals who want your time here to be unforgettable. Instead of just getting a panoramic vista of the city, zoom right in: discover New York City’s well-guarded secret gems, savor iconic restaurants just slightly off the beaten path, or snap that quintessential Central Park photo in a secret spot….

Insider Tip

Finding your way: Whenever you give a guest an address, give them the cross street(s). 700 Fifth Avenue does not mean much, but 700 Fifth Avenue on the corner of 55th Street is easy to find.

Terms & Conditions

To book please provide:

1) Credit card information

2) Name of primary guest (if booking includes hotel, please provide names of each guest)

3) Deposit of 25% + Show tickets. Show tickets are non-refundable.

Final payment is due 30 days prior to arrival.

The per person cancellation schedule is as follows:

30 days prior to departure: $100 per person handling fee + cost of theater tickets/sporting events/concerts

29 days – 16 days prior to arrival: 75% of booking cost

15 days or fewer prior to arrival: 100% of booking cost

Services will be booked upon receipt of deposit.

These terms and conditions apply to most of our Beyond Times Square programs, unless otherwise stated.

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By: Spring Break Mom

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2014

Martha planned a fabulous trip to New York for our familyfor Spring Break.  She included all the “must see” sights but also tours and tips that made those sights more enjoyable and manageable for our family.  In particular, we loved the private guided tour of the Met – it was absolutely perfect and thoroughly enjoyed by both kids and grown-ups.  The built-in “down time” provided much needed rest as well as extra opportunities for us to explore the City.  Finally, the advice on restaurants, hotels and other practicalities was spot on.  Oh – and she was a joy to work with! We can’t wait to plan our next trip with Martha.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Rhodes

Great guide and tour !!


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2014

This was a great day....the guide was phenomenal, very attentive and aware of older clients in the group.....very personable.....very knowledgeable...overall tour a good mix of a rough overview of Brooklyn and Manhattan and the 911 museum. Driver was very, very good getting the group to lunch at the reserved time and always being there when we walked and came back to the of the highlights of the entire cruise!!
Travel Advisor:  Jay Musgrove

NYC private tours

By: Bradley

Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2015

Beyond Times Square did a terrific job providing our family of 17 private tours of NYC, Liberty Island, Ellis Island and FAO Schwartz.
Travel Advisor:  Gayle Soloe

Top Notch!

By: CaseyG

Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2015

We used Beyond Times Square to see the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade and it was perfect! Excellent service (Eric), food, and accommodations! Adults and children had a blast!!
Travel Advisor:  Eve Kilpatrick

Great Guides

By: GreatDan

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2016

We had private tours in New York, Newport, and Boston. The Guides were very knowledgeable and gave us great tours.
Travel Advisor:  Lindsey Prumers

Car service

By: Aleeper

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2017

Very professional drivers, very prompt and courteous
Travel Advisor:  Gena Stoll

Great guide.

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 15 May 2017

Outstanding tour guide- very knowledgeable about Washington.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Gaughen

Maryland and Boston

By: Luckyone

Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2017

Beyond Times Square was well organized for each day
Travel Advisor:  Trisha Iannazzi

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

By: joy

Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

The tour guide Dan was very well informed, communicated well, and was very personable. We enjoyed our tour with him.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Cole

Great Brooklyn Food Tour

By: kdrews

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2018

We enjoyed Nancy, our guide on a recent culinary tour of Brooklyn. She knew all the best places to go and had an excellent grasp of the history and architecture of the area.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Beyond Times Square

By: JB

Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2018

They were great. Gave us all the information necessary and in advance of our tours. Prepared us well.
Travel Advisor:  Terry Bahri

Private Freedom Trail

By: Amy Mc

Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2018

Very knowledgeable guide - Chris. He was super patient with our youngest travelers and answered all of our questions.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Crews

DC was great. NYC was averge

By: John and Suzanne

Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2018

Our DC bike tour could not have been better. We posited a rave review on Tripadvisor. The NYC by subway was average.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Cowell


By: Lynne

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2018

Great we on time and knew WSU’s to get out of traffic in News York.
Travel Advisor:  Tony Huffman

A Perfect Day

By: MacKellar's

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2018

We only had one day in NYC; and Beyond Times Square helped us do everything we wanted to do. The drivers were capable, courteous, prompt, and friendly. The tour provided of the 9/11 Memorial was very well done; and the guide was excellent. We loved our theatre experience ("Come from Away"); and also seeing the Yankees play. We were amazed that our schedule worked seamlessly; and we were delivered to our ship at the end of a very special day.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner