The NYC Essentials Tour is a full-day tour which allows you to experience many must-see attractions and sights and explore the most exciting locations and landmarks in New York City--the City That Never Sleeps.

You go on the tour by yourself or include others in your private group.

Eastside, Westside, all around the Uptown, Midtown and Downtown areas of Manhattan…and a little of Brooklyn!

You will see world-renowned architectural and tourist sites; neighborhoods with their own special character and charm; walks on the paths and byways of spectacular Central Park; Ground Zero, with its memorials to 9/11 and the exciting new buildings going up; museums and other icons of culture and the arts; funky boutiques, world-class stores and specialty stores in SoHo, on Fifth and Madison Avenues and around Macy's; and innumerable other attractions listed below.

But this tour can also include live theatre on the streets and the stages of Broadway; fabulous dining in fabled restaurants or small "off the beaten path" treasures; and special events in Rockefeller or Lincoln Centers or the not-to-be-missed Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This tour is inclusive, rewarding and complete!

NYC Essentials Tour is a walking and subway tour. You have control over the actual pace and much of what you can do and see.

SteadyJoy gives you suggestions of and plans for other activities and events to see and do. We give you details of how and when to see and do them. We also suggest and assist with finding great restaurants, buying theatre tickets, and getting around the city.

We suggest that you also let us set up a Broadway show and evening or lunch meals for you. You choose your own show or allow us to pick one for you and your group (try our unique 1-2-3 Suggestion System for theatre shows and dining). Theatre events may also be Off-Broadway.

Theatre ticket costs, meals and alcoholic drinks are separate.

Statue of Liberty

On the NYC Essentials Tour, here are some of the sights and attractions you may see on a typical outing:

American Museum of Natural History
Bronze Bull
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
East Village
Fifth Avenue
Gracie Mansion
Ground Zero
Jacob K. Javits Center
Little Italy
Madison Avenue
Municipal Building
Nation's Capital-- first site
New York University 
Riverside Church
Staten Island Ferry
Times Square
Union Square

Apollo Theatre
Brooklyn Bridge
Central Park
Chrysler Building
El Museo del Barrio
Flatiron District
Grand Central Terminal
Guggenheim Museum
Jewish Museum
Lower East Side
Madison Square Garden
Museum of Modern Art
New York Botanical Garden
Plaza Hotel
Rockefeller Center
Statue of Liberty
United Nations

Battery Park
Brooklyn Bridge walk
Central Park Zoo
City Hall Park
Ellis Island
Frick Collection
Grant's Tomb
Katz's Deli
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of the City of New York
New York Public Library
Port Authority Bus Terminal
Roosevelt Island
South Street Seaport
Theater District
Trinity Church
Alexander Hamilton Grange

Bleecker Street
Carnegie Hall
Empire State Building
Garment District
Greenwich Village
Castiron Buildingd 
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Movie locations
New York Stock Exchange
Radio City Music Hall
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul 's Chapel
Theodore Roosevelt House
TV Show Tapings