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Free tour "The best views of the Manhattan skyline", New York

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Daniel
Quality Verified Registered on May 26, 2023

From Madrid, Spain, living the American dream in Hoboken, NJ. I love meeting new people and places.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Do you want to have the best panoramic view of New York , the city of skyscrapers? Take this Free Tour to Hoboken, New Jersey .

Hoboken, NJ is known as New York's "6th District" due to its proximity. You will be able to see "Upper Manhattan", "Midtown Manhattan" and "Lower Manhattan" from the same place. We will help you identify iconic buildings such as the "Empire State Building", the "Chrysler" or the "One World", among others.

Our tour will go mainly along the riverside of the "Hudson River", so we will take the opportunity to tell many curiosities about this river and to see two bridges that cross it: the "Verrazano Narrows Bridge" , which connects the districts of Brooklyn and Staten Island, and the "George Washington Bridge" , which connects Manhattan with New Jersey.

Did you know that Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken? In addition, the first baseball game in history was played in this town. We will review these and many other curiosities while enjoying spectacular views. We will probably be accompanied by Canadian geese, given that there are many in the city.

During our tour we will visit among other places:

  • Maxwell Place Park : Large green space on the riverside of the Hudson, with spectacular views and a place where the geese are usually cooling off. We will also see the "Hudson Beach" .
  • Elysian Park : which hides a scene from a famous movie.
  •  Place where the first baseball game in history was played.
  • Stevens Institute of Technology : Prestigious university for being one of the oldest in the United States. We will walk through its Campus and visit several buildings of the famous Brotherhoods .
  • Castle Point Observation Terrace : Highest point in the city, where you will have spectacular views of Manhattan.
  • Frank Sinatra Statue : Take a movie-picture with the artist on the riverside of the Hudson.
  • Erie-Lackawanna  Hoboken Terminal : Amazing train station since 1907, very well preserved and that will be our final point of the visit.
  •  And... many more curiosities and topics related to history!


Hoboken, NJ is located just 15 minutes by bus or ferry from New York , making it the best place to capture spectacular views and breathe fresh air. Here's how to get there:

 

BY BUS - NJ TRANSIT: From "Port Authority Bus Terminal" / 625 8th Ave. Take bus 126 NJ Transit to Hoboken. Your stop will be 14th St at Bloomfield St. (Only 4 stops). Then, walk about 5 minutes down  14th St heading east until you reach Pier 14th, where we have met. 

NOTE: The bus ticket must be purchased at the ticket offices or machines at the station. It can NOT be purchased on the bus. The ticket has a cost of $3.50. The bus departs from Gate 213. (There is a ticket machine right in the corridor that give access to gate 213). 

 

BY FERRY - NY WATERWAY: From Midtown / W. 39th St. to Hoboken Pier 14th St. The ticket costs $9. 

NOTE: There is a first stop in Weehawken. It is only a 10 minute walk, but check that you get off at the second stop, Hoboken Pier 14th St. Right there we will start our tour. If you choose this option, you will see how you move away from Manhattan being able to capture your first AMAZING VIEWS.


Start:
Hoboken Pier 14th St.
End : Erie–Lackawanna Hoboken Terminal
Duration : 2 hours
Distance : 4.8 km (3 miles)
Meeting point at the beginning : Right in front of "Cowabunga Coffee Roasters" (14th St. and 1301 Frank Sinatra Dr.)
How to identify the guide : He will wear a purple handkerchief on his right wrist.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    1401 Frank Sinatra Dr, Hoboken, NJ 07...
    1401 Frank Sinatra Dr, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA
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    I'll be in front of Cowabunga Coffee Roasters, right on the corner of Pier 14th St and Frank Sinatra Dr. I'll be wearing a purple scarf.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Hoboken Waterfront
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Maxwell Place Park
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Elysian Park
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Birthplace of Baseball Monument
  • 5
    Free admission
    Stevens Institute of Technology
  • 6
    Free admission
    Castle Point Terrace
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Frank Sinatra Statue
  • 8
    Free admission
    Pier C Park
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Pier A Park
  • 10
    Free admission
    Lackawanna Railroad Terminal

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Malena 04 Dec 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
En el free walking tour nos habíamos anotado alrededor de 30 personas y, a pesar de que todos cancelaron por motivos climatológicos, Daniel mantuvo su compromiso de enseñarnos los lugares de la ciudad de Hoboken. De manera que tuvimos una guía personalizada! Daniel fue muy atento, profesional y nos hizo conocer una ciudad que no teníamos en el radar. Recomendamos mucho la experiencia!
Marti 20 Nov 2023
Barcelona

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Daniel fue muy extrovertido y atento durante todo el tour. Respondió a todas las preguntas y nos hizo varias fotos. Nos explicó curiosidades y datos y nos llevó a sitios que sin duda no hubiéramos pisado sin ir con él. Nos llevó a ver de las mejores puestas de sol de ny. Sin duda coged el tour con él 10/10. Enamorados de Hoboken!
QSS, Inc. 13 Nov 2023
San Juan

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
El chico es muy simpático y profesional.
Liliana 05 Nov 2023
Medellín

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Excelente Recorrido, vistas maravillosas, magnifica conversacion de Dany.. es una cara espectacular de nueva York, las vistas son increibles!! Gracias Dani !!
Haydee 04 Nov 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Daniel es un excelente guía, su propuesta es muy interesante y original. Altamente recomendable
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Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 25 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

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Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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