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NY Party Shuttle or King of NY?

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NY Party Shuttle or King of NY?

We want to do a bus tour as we are first timers. We've ruled out the Hop-0n-Hop-Off, but just can't decide which company to go with. We've reveiwed the itineraries over and over.

King of NY's half day isn't quite enough, and has an all day tour, but that's a long time.

NY Party shuttle has a staten island ferry tour but we'll do this another time as we want to go to Ellis Island.

Any thoughts?



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1. Re: NY Party Shuttle or King of NY?

Just to clairfy, the Staten island Ferry does NOT go to the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island. It is a commuter ferry between Manhattan and Staten Island.

To visit SOL and Ellis, take the ferries to Liberty Island operated by Circle Line, from Battery Park.

Be that as it may, yours is a popular question which, unfortunately, is difficult to answer because hardly anyone take both tours.

In a search of "best bus tours" and "marvelous vs shuttle", the Marvelous Manhattan fans seem to be more vocal in previous threads.

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2. Re: NY Party Shuttle or King of NY?

Oh thanks so much, some good information here!

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I am visiting NYC in Sept, and found through my research that most people like both, but I think the Marvelous Manhattan has gotten more exceptional reviews. I was debating between these 2 tours as well, and then we finally decided to do the hop on/hop off. But, I was definitely going to go on the MM tour, it seems great!

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I won't repeat myself about my opinion since atleast a couple of my replies/opinions are within the links above however, I did want to add that you're free to leave the MM all day tour at any time. On our tour, a couple left early because they had timed tickets to something else. If you're not worried about meeting another deadline, but instead, worried that you won't want to be on a tour for that long, I think you'll find that it will pass very quickly!

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