Outdoor activities in New York City

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Outdoor Activities in New York City

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Horse Carriage Rides
55 minutes
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RM 546.50
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Private and Luxury
2 hours
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RM 201.30
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Private Sightseeing Tours
50 minutes
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RM 814.29
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Private Sightseeing Tours
50 minutes
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RM 204.89
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Private and Luxury
2 hours
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RM 119.00
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Walking Tours
2–3 hours
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RM 145.73
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Adventure Tours
2 hours
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RM 227.71
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  • Troy S
    3 contributions
    We had an excellent time on our ride. Josh our driver was full of information and most friendly. Would highly recommend doing this.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • cmcd0n
    Padiham, UK7 contributions
    It was a very long day 8hrs there and 8 hours back with about 3 hours in niagara falls,we had a 20 minute break after 4 hours then stopped at the same place on the way back.The coach had a toilet on board,the drivers where friendly the tour guide was also friendly 😀 their was a couple of issues thst could make the trip better in our opinion. Sometimes we couldn't hear the guide at the back of the coach also we got split up at the lifts to the boat ,we could see the guide at the bottom waiting for us but we had no tickets to get down to her ,but the man in the booth was very understanding i think it would be better to wait for all the group.We really enjoyed the trip these are only comments to make the trip better 😀
    Written 13 July 2022
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  • Melinda S
    1 contribution
    Highly recommend. Exceptional tour! Michael was knowledgeable about Central Park history as well as many tree types in the park. We all learned a lot and had some laughs along the way!
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Jessica M
    31 contributions
    The scooters are east to work. You push a button to turn them on, put up you kickstand, give it a few pushes with your foot and then use the hand lever and press down to go. You use the break in the other hand just like you would on a bike. They go super fast! This was so fun. Use common sense and courtesy, if a pedestrian is in a walk way, stop, don’t swerve, don’t hit them. Don’t freak out if you can’t keep up at times. You will find your group. Stay in your lane. Change lanes like you would driving and look behind you first. Wear a helmet if you want. If you wouldn’t ride a bike in NYC/Central Park don’t ride an e scooter! The park is busy and if you wouldn’t ride a bike don’t take this tour. The guide was knowledgeable (Philip). We would stop at places to explore certain sites. It’s a quick and fun way to cover a ton of ground and get some background information. The shop where you meet is about a block away from the park. The shop is nothing impressive. THERE ARE NO PUBLIC RESTROOMS!!!! The vending machine had no water. So, use the bathroom before and bring your own water. You can use a restroom by Bethesda Fountain. You could buy water at one of the trucks here too. The crappy pavement on one section of the tour made me a little nervous. Hang on tight, give yourself space, don’t worry about keeping up, be safe and you will have a good time. This tour is not accessible if you cannot stand unassisted for two hours and work with two hands. I would do it again!
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • Rainee Daze
    Vacaville, CA16 contributions
    Oscar was our guide and we had a phenomenal experience. He was informative and funny, incredibly entertaining. Central Park was beautiful and we had a wonderful time.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Ankit C
    Tokyo, Japan14 contributions
    Agency operates different tours on weekdays with different start and end time. Ours started at 7 am and ended 6 Am next day.
    Pro: Focused on Niagara, included Mist tour and walking tour; Fun and helpful guides Richard and Brian
    Cons: Driver of the bus are not able to communicate basic instructions in English(can use boards/printouts)
    Guide did not educate to carry the Poncho with us when rains were regular phenomenon. Half the group ended up drenched during walking tour
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • Sue G
    Hertford, UK2 contributions
    Guide was very helpful & informative- coach was comfortable and driver, Harold a great character-Plenty of loo stops :-) Overnight Hotel in Canada very comfortable and literally a few minutes walk from the falls- The only thing I have to complain about was we were not given an itinerary when we booked, so although the trip description mentioned shopping, we didn't realise until we got there that it was at a huge shopping outlet ( called Waterloo) If we had been forewarned, we could've got more organised i.e.Xmas pressies etc.- Apart from that we had a great trip and would absolutely recommend
    Written 18 January 2020
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  • sue t
    12 contributions
    It was absolutely fantastic! So much we didn't know about Central Park that Kenny told us about. He was a wonderful tour guide through the park.
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • Ali
    1 contribution
    We bought our pass in January 2022 and visited New York in July 2022. After we bought the pass we read the bad reviews and wished we had not bought it, as we did not want to waste time queuing at all the attractions! So much so that we decided to ask for a refund of this pass and we purchased a City Pass as that allowed us to make reservations at all the attractions. We never received a refund or any communication. We then made the decision to use the New York pass at the attractions the other pass did not cover. We used this pass at the Intrepid and Space Museum (amazing interactive museum), circle line sunset boat tour, hop on hop off bus, The Edge and The One Observatory. We did not experience any issues and hardly had to queue. We found if you went to the attractions in the morning before 11am the queues were very small. I would recommend this pass as it does save you a lot of money and is easy to use, it is just a shame like the other pass that you cannot reserve your time and receive your tickets in advance.
    Written 23 July 2022
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  • Vox P
    3 contributions
    Our tour guide was phenomenal. He gave us such an awesome memory that will last a lifetime. Really fun facts about the park and some quiet moments for us to take in as a couple. He took perfect photos for us, as well. I’m excited to try his food recommendations. Knowing how well they treat the horses really felt good. We’re lucky we scored such an amazing human to show us around Central Park. We were a little wary of the price, but it was incredible. Worth it and so much more. That money goes to a job better than well done and the dedication to the incredible care they take of their horses. Definitely a must do while you’re visiting the park.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • sb62
    Northern Ireland, UK22 contributions
    Wettest, coldest day of the trip, so what to do? simple, take the Electric Bike Tour. Met at the northern end of Central Park (West 110th St). Tour took us through Morningside, Riverside and along the Hudson to Battery Park. Our tour guide was the remarkable Bob - endlessly knowledgeable and great fun. Be sure to take the trip early and ask for "Best of Bob" - you will be well rewarded with more to see. Three and a half hours flew past.

    Will repeat this one.
    Written 2 January 2020
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  • Agata B
    Mechelen, Belgium244 contributions
    Not the biggest, not the greatest but still, it’s a nice stop on your Central Park walk. Very approachable for the kids, it’s unlike one of these gigantic zoos where you need to devote at least half a day for. This one can be seen in about 1 hour. I enjoyed it.
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • Jode01
    Melbourne, Australia595 contributions
    This trip from Empire Vacations is good. BUT But!!! If booking through Viator beware.

    The Saturday tour does not go to Niagara Falls first. If you want to start and finish in NYC than ok, but if like us you choose to skip the drive from Washington back to NYC and continue your holiday in DC, it wont happen from the tour starting Saturday. You will spend your time on the bus searching the internet trying to work out how to get to Washington from Niagara Falls. Viator are aware, we have told them and asked them to update their info, but 1 month on it still hasn’t happened. Viator has credited our card a partial refund of @ 1/6th.
    So if you book direct with Empire Vacations you should get the dates and tours correct. The hotel rooms were large and the beds comfortable. Jutta was a great guide and super helpful also making sure we were at Capitol Hill way before a demonstration was supposed to be happening plus she had plans in place if there was trouble. Our next guide Peter (you swap to another bus ie 2 x 2day tours)... Well... we were not fans of Peter.

     

    Written 29 September 2018
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  • Saradha G
    Chennai (Madras), India1 contribution
    The guides were helpful, kind, humorous and very informative.. they made the tour thoroughly interesting with lots of trivia. Though it was only a 2 hour tour- it felt like we covered a lot of the park
    Written 10 June 2022
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  • Kevin N
    1 contribution
    Had a great bike ride. Got to see a lot of NYC from top of Central Park all of the way down to Battery Park. Easy tour for all ages.
    Written 31 May 2022
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