We were met by Dave at the arranged collection point. He warned us there was to be a fair bit of walking and had to reiterate this to a family with young children who kept wanting to use the bathroom which reduced our times at a couple of the attractions. There is a lot of walking initially, so if you do have young children or have difficulty walking long distances, this is not the tour for you. We started off on the air conditioned bus and were shown where water was available on the bus and were advised to stock up which was great as it was a very hot day. There are two boat trips on this tour; the first took us down to Battery Park where we could see One World Trade Center. When we docked, we were taken to the financial district, Trinity Church and the 9/11 Memorial. Back on the second boat, we were taken within 30 feet of the Statue of Liberty and took some amazing photos, then it was back to dock and a quick stop at a lovely deli shop where we could sit in or out and eat our purchases. Back on the bus, we were shown the Flat Iron Building and other attractions, then the Dakota Building and a short trip inside Central Park to see Strawberry Fields. We were then taken on to the Rockerfella Center but we'd been up in that the day before so we rested our feet and had a nice chat with our driver. Dave was fantastic; a lifelong New Yorker and able to answer all our questions and more. It's a long day, but we'd never have covered what we did if we'd tried it on our own and it gave us ideas of places to return to during the remainder of our stay in New York. Can't recommend this tour highly enough, but again, it's a long day and there's a fair amount of walking. Having covered what we did in just one afternoon/evening, we were able to visit Grand Central Station, The Chrysler Building, The Empire State Building and spend more time there taking photos. We didn't need to return to the financial district as doing this tour got it all covered and some.
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