Welcome to Williamsburg
If you visit only one historical town in Virginia, make it Williamsburg – home to Colonial Williamsburg, one of the largest, most comprehensive living-history museums in the world. If any place is going to get kids into history, this is it, but it's plenty of fun for adults, too.The actual town of Williamsburg, Virginia's capital from 1699 to 1780, is a stately place. The prestigious campus of the College of William... Read More
Top experiences in Williamsburg
Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture Tour
Welcome to Brooklyn, the coolest, most dynamic borough in the Big Apple. Not just the center of all things hip and artisanal, Brooklyn also happens to be one of the best places to eat in the country right now, where dining standards like locavore-ism and farm-to-fork trends hit here early on. This guided half-day culture-and-food-centric tour winds throughout Brooklyn, revealing the hip 'hoods and the off-the-beaten-path eats that you'd be hard-pressed to find on your own. Your journey begins in the historic West Village, the past and present home to some of the city's most influential residents. Then, along with your knowledgable food-crazed New Yorker guide, hop into the air-conditioned shuttle and venture across the Williamsburg Bridge. Journey around the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish section of Williamsburg, where families stroll the bustling streets that look like they haven't changed in a generation or two, before hitting the hipster section of the neighborhood. Williamsburg is one of the best restaurant neighborhoods in the city where third-wave coffee roasters sit next to cutting-edge farm-to-fork restaurants. Indulge in a slice of Neapolitan pizza or a cannoli before moving next door to Greenpoint. Wander around Greenpoint, a neighborhood where you may hear "dzień dobry" as much as "hello." That's because the area has long been home to the city's Polish residents. Stop into a traditional Polish eatery for scrumptious meat-stuffed pierogies and juicy kielbasas. The tour suddenly gets sweet in DUMBO, an atmospheric part of town that stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Sample some delectable sweets at the Jacques Torres chocolate factory and then walk it all off at the recently re-constructed Brooklyn Bridge Park (make sure you bring your camera for the incredible views of the Manhattan skyline). Then return to Manhattan, pleased with your newfound knowledge of New York's coolest borough.
New York Harbor Hop-on Hop-off Cruise including 9/11 Museum Ticket
After departing from Pier 79 in Midtown, the cruise will stop at World Financial Center, a short walk from the National September 11 Museum, where you have timed admission. Inside the museum, you'll have unlimited time to browse the exhibits before rejoining your cruise. In addition to the 9/11 Museum, this exciting tour gets you close to such iconic sites as the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and Governors Island, just to name a few!Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for one day, allowing you to design your own sightseeing itinerary for your trip to the Big Apple. Hop on and off as often as you want, and enjoy informative and amusing commentary as you go! The boats will give you up-close views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge many more New York City sights.By traveling around the city on the cruise, you’ll beat the infamous New York traffic and enjoy easy access to hundreds of sites like the 9/11 Memorial Memorial, Chelsea Piers, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Times Square, DUMBO and Williamsburg. Boats depart regularly throughout the day from six stops (see Itinerary section below for stops) so you can plan your day around your sightseeing!
Craft-Beer Crawl of Brooklyn
On this craft-beer crawl in Brooklyn, learn how craft beer is made, how to distinguish between different varieties of beer and how to fully appreciate beer the way professional tasters do. In addition to learning the craft of beer making, your guide teaches you the craft and history of the neighborhood you are exploring. At each bar or store, enjoy samples of the beers on display and hear the stories behind the froth. By the end of this tour, you’ll be leaving less-refined beers behind and molding yourself into a beer connoisseur!Spend a leisurely afternoon winding through the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, learning what it takes to make a delicious craft beer. Enjoy at least 10 samples from several bars as your guide educates you on the art of beer-making. In addition to the beer samples, food, a beer-tasting guide sheet and a tour map of the neighborhood are included.
Brooklyn Waterfront Bike Tour
Your tour starts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and makes its way through the neighborhoods of Greenpoint, Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park and DUMBO. Check out magnificent NYC views from the bas of the Brooklyn Bridge and from an organic rooftop farm 12 stories in the air! Along the way you'll be provided with commentary (via walkie-talkies and headsets) about local culture and history.Top it all off with a stop at Brooklyn's 'Best Pizza,' tour the largest rooftop farm in the world, sip a coffee at an artisan roaster and sample small batch hot sauces at the newest hot sauce bar.
New York Beer and Brewery Tour
On this critically acclaimed 4.5 hour bus tour you'll see how beer is made and get behind-the-scenes access to local breweries.Enjoy tastings of New York’s best locally brewed craft beer and an artisanal food pairing with rare beer and other snacks.See remnants of “Old Brewer’s Row” once the capital of beer brewing in America. Plus you'll have a chance to win prizes. Visit off the beat-and-track-neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens. You'll ride in a luxury 27 passenger bus with convenient drop-offs in Manhattan. Our 4 amazing beer tasting stops include: Paulaner Brewery (starting point), The Bowery, Manhattan Brooklyn Brewery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Spuyten Duyvil, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Singlecut Beersmiths, Astoria, Queens
New York Supersaver: Madame Tussauds and Cruise
Start a fun-filled day of sightseeing by heading to Madame Tussauds New York, located in the heart of Times Square. Don't miss the chance to get up close with over 200 lifelike wax figures of the biggest stars and icons in entertainment, sports, and history. From Marilyn Monroe to Madonna to Lady Gaga, there is a star for every generation.At Madame Tussauds New York, experience the magic of the 'Marvel 4-D Experience,' which delivers the excitement of 3-D technology with the latest in 4-D special effects. Celebrate New York’s greatest icons in 'The Spirit of New York' or get a taste of the limelight at an 'Opening Night Party.' Get past the sea of cameras to make a grand entrance. Film & TV: Lights. Camera. Action. Pose alongside Marilyn Monroe, act as Bruce Willis’ stunt double, or hop on a bike to take E.T. home. Re-enact the cinema’s most memorable moments from classic films of the golden age to heart-stopping blockbusters. Music Zone: Join today’s hottest artists for an unforgettable performance in the heart of Times Square. Take center stage in the immersive Music Zone. Belt out 'Firework' with Katy Perry, drop beats with Diddy, and go Gaga under the bright lights. Sports Zone: Measure skills with some of the biggest legends in sports history. Challenge Carmelo Anthony on the court, box with Evander Holyfield, pitch to Derek Jeter, or hang out in the locker room with Eli Manning. Marvel 4-D Experience: Step inside the top-secret command center to unlock powers alongside the Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, and more. Pass the test to advance to the thrilling finale. Ghostbusters Experience: The all-new Ghostbusters Experience brings the new movie to life like never before. In addition to this multi-sensory, all-immersive environment is 'Ghostbusters: Dimension' (additional cost), a first-of-its-kind, virtual-reality (VR) experience based on the studio’s new 'Ghostbusters' movie. To complete the ultimate day of sightseeing, this ticket also includes a hop-on hop-off cruise. Bring a camera to capture incredible views of New York City's famous skyline, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and much more. Cruise past the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges, plus Governors Island, the South Street Seaport, and the Chrysler Building. This sightseeing cruise is a fun and convenient way to explore the harbor that made New York City what it is today.