Enjoy a unique experience while you feel the heartbeat of New York City by having a private sightseeing tour for up to 4 people from the comfort of a safari style modern American Classic in a Jeep® Wrangler S.U.V.
Unlike any other tour, your chauffeured journey with an experienced, knowledgeable native New Yorker will show you the most fascinating areas in New York City. Begin in the historic West Village, the past and present home to some of the City's most influential residents, and then venture across the Brooklyn Bridge to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for one of the most spectacular views of Manhattan's famous skyline.
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Manhattan hotels located below 34th street are available on request.
Visit Lower Manhattan's most exciting neighborhoods, including
The West Village, the original stomping ground of New York's Bohemians
SoHo, an artistic haven featuring numerous art galleries and shops
TriBeCa, an up and coming neighborhood home to the annual Film Festival
South Street Seaport, a cobble-stoned dock featuring some of the world's most impressive boats
The Brooklyn Bridge, one of the world's first suspension bridges built in 1870
The Manhattan Bridge, used by over 350,000 commuters each day
Chinatown, home to the largest Chinese population in North America
Little Italy, home to more than 20 historical landmarks
Experience New York City in the most unique way!
Your 2 hour journey can also be customized for a special occasion or a night on the town.
What Is Not Included?
Gratuities for your tour guide, although not required, are always appreciated.
West Village or your hotel south of 34th St (New York, NY)
(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
The Jeep will seat a maximum of up to 4 passengers.
Is this a private tour, or will there be other people in the car with us?
This is an Exclusive Private Tour. Once tickets are purchased for a specific time slot, that tour will no longer be available to anyone else.
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? Can I pay cash?
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and tours often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, MasterCard or American express. Cash is not accepted.
Does the tour include stops or are we in the car the whole tour?
You have the option to get out at most locations to explore, take photos etc.
Can I be picked up from my hotel or home?
Yes, only if you are staying at a hotel in Manhattan that is located below 34th Street. The tour takes place downtown and the extra travel time would cut time away from the actual tour if you were located north of 34th Street. If you will be below 34th Street and would like to be picked up, please make sure you indicate that when buying your tickets. If you are unsure as to your hotel's location, please contact your hotel to verify.
Are cameras allowed on the tour?
Yes. There will be many of great opportunities for taking memorable photos, so remember to bring your camera! Also, though videotaping on the tour is allowed by New York Fun Tours, please be aware that New York law prohibits videotaping from bridges or in tunnels.
Is this tour available all year round?
Yes. The Jeep is air conditioned in the summer time and heated in the winter time.
Are the tours conducted in English only?
Yes. However, since the tour is mostly visual, the tour can work wonderfully even if you have only a basic understanding of English.
Can I bring food & drink on the tour?
No. Unfortunately, we don't allow food or drinks in the Jeep, except for the cold bottle of spring water we will provide to each guest at the beginning of the tour. This also means that we will not stop for any food or drinks along the tour, so please make sure to eat before you come out with us!
Where does the tour begin?
If you are not being picked up at your hotel, the tour starts in the Heart of Greenwich Village (aka The West Village). Greenwich Village is easily reached by taxi or subway from anywhere in Manhattan. Exact meeting location details, including a map and subway directions, will be provided to you immediately upon purchasing your eticket.
How long is the tour?
The standard tour is about 2 hours long, but it can run a bit longer or shorter, depending on traffic.
Where does the tour end?
The tour ends back where it started in Greenwich Village. Most of our guests, however, opt to get out in Chinatown or Little Italy, which are near the end of the tour before we head back to Greenwich Village.
Can I bring my pet?
No. Sorry pets are not allowed.
What happens if it rains or snows?
The tour runs rain or shine. However, due to the nature of this tour, we will not be conducting the tour during severely inclement weather. If, on the day of the tour, the company needs to cancel the tour, we will reschedule you to another time that is convenient for you.
Are gratuities included?
If you feel you enjoyed yourself and had a great time, gratuities are greatly appreciated.
Is the Jeep available for special events?
Yes! New York Fun Tours® can arrange to have you picked up and dropped off in style. A night on the town, a special date or any occasion. If you are interested in this, please click the "Contact FunTours" link and provide details of what you are looking for. A New York Fun Tours representative will get back to you shortly.
Do you offer discounts for travel agents or resellers?
The standard travel agent discount is 10%
Are there gift certificates available for the tour?
Absolutely! Gift certificates are available and they make perfect gifts for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate please click on the "Gift certificates: Purchase" link in the box above.
New York Fun Tours® was established in 2003, giving both visitors and locals a fun and innovative alternative to the typical New York City tour. Experience life in New York City from a roomy 4 door Jeep® Wrangler SUV with your personal tour guide, a native New Yorker with a passion for the city and its residents.
The goal of New York Fun Tours® is to provide both an interesting and unique way of learning about New York City, featuring both historically established neighborhoods as well as up-and-coming downtown Manhattan areas, including the West Village, SoHo, TriBeCa, and others.
Each tour can be tailored to your interests, and it is our main goal that at the end of your trip, you leave with a sense of the real New York, and a greater knowledge of the city and its culture.
GIFT CERTIFICATES are now available for this and all our NY tours and make a perfect gift for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate, please click on the "Contact FunTours" link on the left of this page
Your satisfaction is our most important goal. We encourage you to check out the unedited reviews written by previous attendees by clicking the links at the top of this page.