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New York Contrasts Tour
10 reviews
Excellent tour. Our guide, John, was great. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
8.6 Jane Copley
8 Jane Copley
  • English
  • 4.5 hours

Delve into New York’s most multiethnic neighborhoods during a 4.5-hour guided sightseeing tour and discover the city’s unexplored boroughs including Harlem, The Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. Learn about the various cultures, eat their food and visit numerous iconic landmarks.


Greet your knowledgeable English-speaking guide in front of the Sheraton Hotel (811 7th Ave) and set off on a comfortable bus to the Upper East Side, after crossing Pershing Square Viaduct, which offers great views of the world-famous Grand Central Terminal. After crossing the Upper East Side, considered one of the most chic and upscale neighborhoods in Manhattan, head to the Spanish Harlem before you get to The Bronx.

This locality is known as the Salsa Borough, and the area that saw Jennifer Lopez grow up. Not to mention, where the best Yankees players live.

Upon arrival in The Bronx, stop to admire the Yankees Stadium and Fort Apache, one of NYPD’s Precinct Station House, famous for being the set of the film Fort Apache, The Bronx. The bus will continue to the famous Grand Concourse and South Bronx, full of colorful graffities (don’t miss the numerous graffities dedicated to the former rapper, Big Pun). This part of town is also famous for the numerous memorials to gang members who were killed in shootouts.   

The bus will stop at Arthur Avenue, so you can get a feel for this genuine Italian-American sector of the Belmont District, full of delicious Italian restaurants and cafés.

The next destination is Randall’s Island and Queens, the largest and most multicultural borough of New York. Here you’ll visit Malba, an elite enclave full of impressive mansions, located on the other side of the Whitestone Bridge.

You will probably recognize the next stop as several movies have filmed numerous scenes here, including Men in Black and Come to America. Flushing Meadows Corona Park is also home to the New York Mets (Citi Field) and where the US Open Tennis takes place yearly. The Queens Museum of Art is also situated here.

Leaving Queens behind, you will head to Brooklyn. Here, you will explore Williamsburg, inhabited by a large Jewish community, currently considered the second largest orthodox Jewish community in the world. The change of culture, language, customs and life style is extremely palpable.

In Williamsburg, you will have a chance to discover Fortunato Bros, famous for its fine pastry, cookies, cappuccino, cakes and ice-cream.  

You will also enjoy the best views of Manhattan and the famous Brooklyn Bridge from this neighborhood.

Important information

The Jewish Sabbath is observed on Saturdays, so we recommend you book this tour any other day of the week.


Price per person
English-Speaking Tour
US$ 62.5

English-Speaking Tour

  • Price per person

    US$ 62.5

More information


4.5 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


Transportation by bus or minibus depending on the number of passengers.

Expert English speaking guide.

Not included




When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (16:00 local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

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    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

US$ 62.5
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

Sheraton Hotel, 811 7th Avenue 53rd Street, New York, 10019


Non refundable. You may not cancel this activity.

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