Okay I admit it, I’m biased about Gray Line New York. Yeah I know it’s a cheesy way to get around New York city but come on, it’s an easy, fun way to see the highlights of New York and the Gray Line New York tour buses are comfortable and tickets are easy to get anywhere. The first time I tried the Gray Line New York tour I figured I might as well go for the gusto so I purchased the Manhattan Comprehensive Gray Line New York Tour. WOW! Talk about comprehensive! This was a great Gray Line New York tour and I would recommend it to anyone. The tour started at 9:00 a.m. and as suggested we arrived there about 15 minutes early.
Gray Line New York – Just some of the stops
I knew before we even started the Gray Line New York tour that this was going to be a long but enjoyable day. Lucky for us the weather was perfect, just a few light clouds in the sky and temps in the low 70′s. Fantastic! The Gray Line New York comprehensive tour just let’s you enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of this wonderful city. The Gray Line New York tour bus had more than you could imagine for an amazing price.
We had of course the tour of Manhattan that included amazing sights like the Flatiron building. This is an incredible structure and the Gray Line New York bus got us right up to it. I had seen this building on television and in the movies but up close, it’s pretty cool!
But not only that, the Gray Line New York tour bus took us all the way up to Harlem, then over to Greenwich Village and Fifth Avenue just for starters! If you want to try the Gray Line New York comprehensive tour, you’ll also see some other amazing parts of Manhattan including:
- Times Square
- Madison Square Garden
- Rockefeller Center
- The Brooklyn Bridge
And too much more to list here! I’ll try to post some other stops we took in later posts.
Gray Line New York – Lunch Included!
If you decide to go for the Gray Line New York comprehensive tour, keep this in mind: You get a FANTASTIC italian lunch at Grotta Azzura which is in the heart of Little Italy. This was such a great experience to finally see this part of New York! Walking down Mulberry street was almost like going back in time. All I kept thinking about on this part of the Gray Line New York comprehensive tour was scenes from The Godfather II. Okay, Okay so maybe that was the lower east side I don’t know and frankly don’t care, this was an experience I’ll never forget!
Gray Line New York – Harbor Cruise
One last thing about the Gray Line New York comprehensive tour is that you also get to go on board a boat into New York Harbor for a harbor cruise with stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Knowing how many tens of thousands of people came over to America and were processed on Ellis Island really made me grateful that the Gray Line New York tour took us out there to see it.
It was later on a separate trip to New York that we actually went out to Ellis Island and took that particular tour but the Gray Line New York tour was a great way to see it from a distance.
I would just say that for anyone who has never been to New York, if you have a few days and want to take a relaxing tour of the city, the Gray Line New York can’t be beat. And considering that it is only $84 per person which includes lunch, the Gray Line New York tour is definitely worth the money. And you can also get discounts when you book online.