Certified tour guides narrate informative waterfront excursions that provide magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline. Tours include the 90-minute Skyline, Twilight and NY History cruises. Times/prices vary. The hourlong Gateway to America Harbor Tour (daily at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 & 3 p.m.; $18 adults, $16 seniors, $14 children ages 4-12) departs from Slip 5 in the Maritime Building (10 South St., btw Whitehall & Broad sts. Map 1, O7).
This extensive bus and walking tour takes visitors all over the city to see various celebrity haunts, including the homes of stars such as Tom Cruise and Beyoncé, with plenty of photo stops along the way and a post-tour lunch at well-heeled hotspot, Southern Hospitality. $35-$65 individual. For reservations, departing location points and times, call 718.782.7627.
With dozens of tours to choose from, including food and drink-oriented tavern tours, art history and famous movie site tours, visitors take cultural, historical or biographical guided walks around the city.Private tours also available. Dates/times/meeting points vary. Tours $18-$25. 212.465.3331.
(Previews began Nov. 9, 2017, opened Dec. 3, 2017)
(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission)
Art comes close to mirroring real life in this revival of the 1990 musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, set on an idyllic Caribbean island devastated by a great storm. A peasant girl from one side of the island falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. Will true love win out over cultural differences?
Schedule: M 8 pm, Tu 7 pm, W 2 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 3 & 7:30 pm
This new sightseeing service allows passengers to explore Manhattan via double-decker buses on hop-on, hop-off tours, with stops at Times Square, Central Park, One World Trade Center and more. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased on board, at the Open Tour store, directly from authorized agents around the city or online.