The unique opportunity you have with YES Tours is to design and book a custom tour to match your passions and interests. Below are examples or tours we offer, but when you book with YES Tours, you don’t have the limitations big companies offer. You name the day, time, and list of what you want to experience, we build the custom itinerary. So if you don’t see it, simply email or setup a call with our customer service team
Statue of Liberty And/Or Ellis Island
One of the greatest symbols of America’s freedom and independence and perhaps the most photographed NY icon there is. Discover the rich history of the Statue from her true meaning, to little known stories about her construction and even hear stories about her surviving terrorist attacks and great storms. This tour can begin in Battery Park, NY or Liberty Park, NJ. Meets outside Castle Clinton in Battery Park . All tours include a custom photo shoot
* Available as a full walking tour including a ferry ride to land on Liberty Island or as a view only tour without visiting Liberty Island
*Ellis Island Available as an add-on
9/11, World Trade Center and Ground Zero Experience
Even if you’ve been here before, until you’ve experienced it with a guide, you haven’t experienced it. One of America’s darkest days shed light on our incredible spirit and resilience and the detail sewn into the memorial is abundant and moving. Visit these hallowed grounds with someone who was living in New York on 9/11/01. This tour is our number one request . Meets outside St PAULS Chapel located at 209 Broadway across from Fulton Center. All tours include custom photo shoot
*Available in multiple time frames depending on what level of personal connection you’d like to share in.
Crime, Mafia and the NYPD
Take a deep dive down darkest depths of NYC’S underbelly. Famous figures like Teddy Roosevelt and Joseph Petrosino have stories to tell. This tour visits several famous neighborhoods including City Hall, Little Italy and more and covers a broad range of figures, stories and topics. From terrorist attacks, to Chinese and Italian gang warfare, to riots, the founding of the NYPD and even the story of America’s first murder trial. This walking tour is told as a series of stories and is a fan favorite. Meets outside Castle Clinton in Battery Park. All tours include a custom photo shoot… no pun intended.
*A shorter version is available if you want to deep dive into one of this tours topics
Churches, Chapels & Cathedrals
Almost all houses of faith are available to tour. Some of the great churches and cathedrals we are allowed inside, some we aren’t and we view from the outside. Some allow proper tours inside, some allow only quiet wandering. Each house of faith can be different from day to day but all offer rich histories. Sites include but not limited to: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity Church, St Pauls Chapel, Riverside Church, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox, Old St Patricks, Church of the Most Precious Blood, Temple Emanu-El and more- just ask! Meeting place depends on which houses of faith you choose. All tours include a custom photo shoot
*Available as an all day tour of several sites or à la carte
NEW YORK IN ONE DAY TOUR
Looking to see the city all in one day? Let us know and we will build a custom day for you. We take everything into account including restrooms, restaurants, walking distances and more to build the perfect Full Day Tour! Meets at different locations depending on the tour you choose All tours include a custom photo shoot
NYC has a green side all her own. We aren’t called an urban jungle for nothing. Journey into famous and important green spaces in NYC. Our parks offer art, history, famous filming locations for TV and movies, connection to great musicians, movements, religious connections and more. It all depends on what you are most interested in.
Not sure which Park to visit? Our most popular choices are : Central Park, Highline Park and Chelsea Markets, Bryant Park, Bowling Green, Washington Square Park, Riverside Park , and Prospect Park but we do any and all parks you’re interested in. Most tours meet at Bryant Park/NY Public Library. All tours include a custom photo shoot
*Available as an all day tour of several parks or à la carte
Midtown Highlights Tour- AKA “Best Hits” Tour
This is our “Best Hits” tour as it visits some of the most iconic and famous NYC midtown stops. Photos, history and stories you can expect include but are not limited to: Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Saks, Diamond District, NY Public Library , Grand Central and more. If you only have one day in NYC, this is a must! Meets at St Patricks Cathedral. All tours include custom photo shoot
Curtain Up! Theatre District Tour
Travel back in time as we explore some of the most important figures, buildings, theatres and moments in Broadway history! In addition to the stories told and characters reimagined, this tour can include song if you like, as all guides for Curtain Up! are experienced entertainers. This tour is available on it’s own or as an add-on to any other tour. Many guests choose to partner this tour with the Midtown Highlights “Best Hits” Tour. This tour includes an unbiased tutorial on how to use different apps and services in NYC for purchasing tickets and all guides can answer most questions about different events currently in NYC.Meets at the statue of George M Cohan in Times Square. All tours include a custom photo shoot.
Ellis Island and Immigration Tours
Ellis Island is a footprint of America’s unique and incredible immigration story. Learn immigration conditions and processing, walk the steps that our ancestors took and experience life as a newcomer to NYC. This is Available as a full tour on its own for those looking to dig in to these rich histories deeper, or as an add on to Statue of Liberty. If you’re looking for a full day of immigration based tours we also offer tours of famous immigrant areas such as Little Italy and Chinatown, The Tenement Museum, Museum of the American Indian and more - just ask! Meets outside Castle Clinton in Battery Park. All tours include a custom photo shoot
SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown
Three of the best food and cultural driven neighborhoods in the world, all within walking distance of each other. Famous Figures, Ghastly Gangsters, Delectable Delights, and one of the best tours you’ve ever tasted! Whether you want to eat your way or simply explore your way through these neighborhoods they are not to be missed! Meets at Columbus Park. All tours include a custom photo shoot
Museum Tours: 9/11 Museum, 9/11 Tribute Museum, Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Natural History, Museum of the City of New York, New York Transit Museum, Whitney Museum, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Museum for Native American Indian, Tenement Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the Moving Image, Museum of Sex, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Ellis Island Museum, Ellis Island abandoned Hospital Museum
Major Buildings and Monuments: Empire State, Chrysler, One World Observatory, Top of the Rock, Prometheus and Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Saks, NY Public Library, Radiator Building, Woolworth Building, 9/11 memorial, Oculus, St. Paul’s Chapel, The Highline, Chelsea Markets, Charging Bull, Alexander Hamilton US Customs House, Bowling Green, Riverside Church, the Cloisters, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Flatiron Building, 1 NY Times Building and New Year’s Eve Ball, 40 Wall St, Federal Hall, House of Morgan, Stock Exchange, Plaza Hotel, MetLife Building, Manhattan Municipal Building, Trinity Church, Old NY Police Headquarters, United Nations, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, Grand Central Terminal, Yankee Stadium, Citifield
We offer tours of the following neighborhoods listed and many other places not listed here. Essentially if it is in any of the 5 boroughs of NYC, anywhere along the Hudson Valley and surrounding counties, and anywhere within Washington, DC and surroundings areas, just ask and we have an expert guide ready to enhance your vacation and help make your trip special and once in a lifetime.
Neighborhoods and Sites: Downtown and Battery Park, Financial District and Wall Street, Revolutionary War Walk, Greenwich Village, All Major Bridges including walking the Brooklyn Bridge, Canyon of Heroes, The Cloisters, General Theological Seminary, Grant’s Tomb, City Hall, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown, Midtown, Theatre District, World Trade Center and surrounding areas, Top of the Rock, One World Observatory, Astoria (Queens), Food and Beer tours of any borough and more- just ask!