New York: Essentials
Gray Line New York
Fare is $49 for a two-day hop-on/hop-off tour by double-decker bus. Makes 42 stops in all. All tickets must be purchased online, by phone, or at the official start location, 777 8th Ave. at W. 47th St.
Pioneer Sailings From South Street Seaport Museum
Schooner sailing tours of N.Y. Harbor beat the popular but noisy Circle Line any day. $30. Daily sailings May-Sept.; call for times.
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