Telescope pointed at the Empire State Building from the Rockefeller Center

Unique NYC Tours: 5 Things to Spice Up Your Itinerary

If it’s unique NYC tours you’re after, then you came to the right place. With so much to see and do on a New York City holiday, it’s no wonder a variety of tours are offered, showcasing all the city’s top attractions. If you’re looking for something slightly more unique NYC tours than your typical Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour then here are some that are sure to add a little sparkle to your New York Weekend Break.

Photo Safaris

This trendy tour is fast becoming a tourist favourite. If you’ve always thought it would be cool to travel with your own photographer then this is the tour for you. Tours are designed with the traveller’s interests in mind and will encompass all your favourite NYC hot spots. A professional photographer will lead you through the city capturing your journey each step of the way. Photos are then sent electronically for you to share on social media or simply enjoy as a keepsake of your time in the Big Apple.

Museum Hacks

If you find most museum tours lacking in excitement but don’t want to leave NYC without experiencing a little culture then Museum Hacks is sure to please. Museum Hacks is its own tour company that offers unconventional tours of museums in many major cities. Each tour is individualized based on the tour guides knowledge and interest. Travellers can enjoy untold behind the scene stories of the artwork and the artists themselves. The aim is to provide a fun, entertaining, and informative tour of the city’s most popular museums. Tours may include fun games such as “Buy, Burn or Steal” which lets tourists vote on their favourite or least favourite piece of artwork. Oh, and did I mention that occasionally wine is offered?

Backstage Tours

Learn some little known facts about some of the city’s iconic landmarks by taking a tour behind-the-scenes of some of NYC’s favourite attractions. Broadway fans will enjoy a backstage tour in the Theatre District to learn what exactly goes into producing a Tony Award-winning production. Maybe you’re interested in learning about the 130-year history of the Metropolitan Opera and learn how these productions come together. The Apollo Theatre will show you first hand how African-American and Latino performers have contributed to the performing arts. A chance at a backstage view of Carnegie Hall with its 110-year history is must-see for any holidaymaker.

Helicopter Tours

Give your feet a rest from the pavement and enjoy the city’s sites from up above by booking one of the city’s many helicopter tours. Don’t forget to bring your camera as the view of NYC’s world-renowned attractions from way above are not to be missed.

Food Tours

If you are planning on eating your way through the city then you’ll enjoy one of the many different types of Food Tours available to book. You can sample all the different types of food from your favourite NYC neighbourhood or choose a specific food group to explore. You’ll find everything from a Pizza Tour to a Cupcake Tour and everything in between. Maybe you’re interested in a Perogies Tour, Sandwich Tour or the ever-popular Food Truck Tour where you can learn all about the best food vendors the city has to offer.

For more unmissable things to do and see, check out our guide to the best New York tours.

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