Per tour 2 - 3 Hours
One Per Car
At Your Own Pace
Welcome to the Driving Tour of NYC
Welcome to the tour of New York City, the “Big Apple”! Journey through some of the most famous landmarks, hidden gems, and diverse neighborhoods of the city. We will explore the rich history and culture of New York City. So buckle up and get ready. Along the way, your virtual narrator will share fascinating stories of some of the most iconic landmarks in the city.
About the Tour
Your driving tour of NYC begins at 764 Doris C Freedman Pl. From there you will head south to Trump Tower and hear about Former President Donald J. Trump’s organization’s headquarters.
Keep driving and you will see St. Patrick’s Cathedral on your left – a fantastic Roman Catholic cathedral in the middle of this modern city. After that, you’ll reach The Rockefeller Center – known for its famous observation deck, the “Top of the Rock,”.
Then you’ll come across Times Square – perhaps the most visited tourist destination in the world. As you continue to drive, you will see and hear about some more iconic landmarks, such as the Empire State Building and Madison Square Park. Did you know Madison Square Park’s history dates back to the late 1700s when it was used as a potter’s field and a military parade ground?
As you continue to drive, you will hear much about the city’s history and tourism through the decades.
Canal Street is next, followed by City Hall Park. From there, continue on Pearl Street and hear about the infrastructural development taking place in the city over the years.
Coming up is the Manhattan Bridge. The Manhattan Bridge is one of the three iconic bridges that connect the vibrant borough of Manhattan with the charming Brooklyn.
Up next is the Brooklyn Bridge. It is a suspension bridge that spans the East River, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City.
From here, head to the Financial District of New York. It is the historic and symbolic heart of New York City’s financial industry, home to the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the American Stock Exchange, among many other financial institutions. If you decide to take a walk, definitely use our Wall Street Self-Guided Walking Tour.
Coming up ahead is Battery Park. The park is named after the artillery battery stationed there in the late 1700s to defend the city. Highly recommend you take the Battery Park Self-Guided Walking Tour.
Coming up next is the One World Trade Center, also known as Freedom Tower, is the main building of the World Trade Center complex, which is located in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City.
After that, you will drive alongside the Hudson River and arrive at one of the city’s newest parks – Little Island.
As you reach the end of the tour, you will also hear about the city’s ongoing fight against the forces of nature.
Finally, you’ll arrive at Columbus Circle. Columbus Circle is an important and iconic landmark of New York City, it’s a must-see destination for any tourist visiting the city, and it offers a great variety of activities and landmarks. Your tour concludes here.
Tour Start Address: 764 Doris C Freedman Pl, New York, NY 10019
Free Walking Tours of NYC
When you buy the driving tour of NYC, you also get 6 free walking tours of NYC. These are:
- Central Park
- Battery Park
- Wall Street
- Midtown Manhattan
- Grand Central
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How does it work?
- Once you book a tour, you’ll get a text/email with instructions.
- Download the app (while in good wifi/signal) and use your unique password to access your tours.
- To begin touring, go to the starting point and launch the app.
- The audio starts automatically once you reach the starting point. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.
- Please note that no one will meet you at the starting point.
Preview the Tour
Empire State Building Audio Story
Madison Square Park Audio Story
The self-guided New York City Driving Tour lets you explore the city’s rich history and culture at your own leisure through its most iconic landmarks, neighborhoods, and hidden gems.
The driving tour begins at 764 Doris C Freedman Pl. This serves as the starting point for your journey through the city.
The tour covers a wide range of iconic landmarks, including Trump Tower, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, The Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Park etc.
Yes, as you drive through the city, you’ll hear fascinating stories and historical facts about each landmark. For example, you’ll learn about the history of Madison Square Park, its origins dating back to the late 1700s, and its diverse uses over the years.
No, the tour is self-guided and narrated by a virtual narrator. You can follow the pre-recorded audio and GPS-guided instructions on your own, allowing you to explore at your own pace.
The duration of the tour is 2-3 hours but may vary depending on the time spent at each landmark and how many stops you choose to make along the way.
Yes, the tour suggests self-guided walking tours for specific areas of interest, such as Wall Street and Battery Park. These walking tours provide a deeper exploration of those locations.
While on the tour, consider additional expenses such as parking fees, fuel, accommodations, and any entrance fees to specific attractions or museums you may choose to visit during your journey.
Inclusions and Exclusions
- App on your phone: A link to download the Action Tour Guide App and Password for your tours.
- Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time. Travel over multiple days or on next trip. Never expires.
- Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
- At your own pace: No group. Take breaks for photos/ snacks/hikes. Go at your own pace.
- Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
- Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated videos, text, and hidden gems.
- Transportation, parking fees, food, and drinks.
- Entry tickets or reservations to any attractions along the route.
- Car Rental: Please arrange a rental car at the closest airport or train station.