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New York City Night on the Town Tour
"Departing from Midtown in the comfort of a climate-controlled deluxe Mercedes-Benz Sprinter minibus your tour takes you first to the Meat Packing District for a fully-guided 30-45 minute walking tour of High Line Park.This historic park was constructed over the former High Line an elevated freight railroad track that connected trains directly to factories and warehouses. These long forgotten tracks have been transformed into a spectacular park with public art and native greenery and from your vantage point you'll enjoy views of the Hudson River at sunset.Next you'll be transported to dinner at Grotta Azzurra one of New York's oldest Italian restaurants in the heart of Little Italy and 3.5*-rated on TripAdvisor. Grotta Azzura was founded in 1908 by the Davino family and was once an evening hangout for the ""Rat Pack"" after Frank Sinatra named it his favorite you'll transfer to South Street Seaport for a one-hour cruise of Manhattan Harbor. The spectacular New York skyline is a breathtaking sight to behold and while you sail past the Statue of Liberty toast your experience with a complimentary glass of champagne. End the evening with impressive views from the 70th floor of Rockefeller Center at the Top of the Rock Observatory. The three floors of indoor and outdoor decks offer the perfect pano
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"Each ticket booklet is packed with useful information including hours of operation transport and contact information plus insider tips so you can get the most out of your visit to New York City. It's all you need to see the best of the city that never sleeps!Your New York CityPASS includes tickets to the following must-see attractions: Empire State Buil with one Hayden Planetarium Space Show Metropolitan Museum of Art (includes all special exhibitions and same-day admission to the Cloisters museum and gardens) Option Ticket 1: Guggenheim Museum and one audio tour OR Top of the Rock adm a 2-hour Harbor Lights Cruise a 75-minute Liberty Cruise
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"Top of the Rock Observation Deck
"Top of the Rock Observation Deck New York""Top of the Rock Observation Deck is open 365 days a year. Watch the seasons unfold or take in an amazing sunset from the outdoor observation deck. Interactive displays are exhibited detailing the construction of the Rockefeller Center including three short films. ROCKEFELLER CENTER TOUR UPGRADE Upgrade your ticket to include a 75-minute Rockefeller Center Tour and uncover the rich history and breathtaking artistry of New York's most famous landmark. Learn about the history o gardens and spaces on this culturally-enriching tour. You'll be equipped with your own personal headset so you can follow the illuminating commentary of your live guide. Rockefeller Center will never look the same again!""""Daytime or night-time - anytime is the right time to visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. Perched 70 stories above the city at Rockefeller Plaza
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NBC Studios Tour

Admission is $17.50 for adults. The most expensive tourist activity that I have ever paid for. When we bought tickets and paid that amount, we expected to get quite a tour. We were wrong.

This is a 70 minute tour. You begin by going through security, which I must admit, was more strict than even the Statue of Liberty ferry! This takes approximately 15 minutes. Then you are loaded onto an elevator and wisked up to a room which houses three flat-screen TV's. It is here that you view a 10 minute video which is hosted by Katie Couric and Matt Lauer on the studio's history. This is your first opportunity to watch clips of shows you have seen 100 times before! Next they take you to the Dateline studio. This isn't exactly an interesting studio and who watches that show anyway?? From here you board the elevator again (this by the way is what takes up the majority of the tour time) to the floor which houses the Saturday Night Live studio. Normally, the tour groups are given some background on the show and an explanation of how the sets work. However, we were lucky enough to watch a bit of a rehearsal for Saturday's show. Donald Trump was to be the host for that week and he was doing a scene with cast members Horatio Sanz and Maya Rudolph. I have to admit that I was pretty neat to see and was the only highlight of the whole tour!! Next, they send you into a mock-control room/news set where they take souvenier photos of everyone in front of a cheesy news desk. Then they ask for a volunteer to do a silly weather forecast in front of a green screen. We were lucky enough to be with a large group of drama club-high schoolers who were as obnoxious as could be. And to top it all off, your final activity is to watch supposedly HDTV clips of NBC shows (clips that you already saw in the first video) that make you nauceous on a wrap around screen.

Unique Suggestions Go on a Friday afternoon when you might have a chance to see an SNL rehearsal.

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Jehcekah
Apr 08, 2004

NBC Studio Tour

You pay over $10, tour a few studios, which is cool, but you end up in one where they take your picture. Guess what? Then they try to sell it to you for $10. Surprisingly, they will however let you take your own too. There's also this 'green screen' thing at the end that if you do it, they tape it and then try to sell THAT to you. I felt really abused.

Unique Suggestions Skip the extras.

Fun Alternatives Walk around and go see the free studios. Visit one of the morning shows and get on TV instead.

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Sep 10, 2006
 
 
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  • Sunday 08:30 to 17:00
  • Monday 08:30 to 14:00
  • Tuesday 08:30 to 14:00
  • Wednesday 08:30 to 14:00
  • Thursday 08:30 to 14:00
  • Friday 08:30 to 14:00
  • Saturday 08:30 to 17:00

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