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Broadway Tours

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Known as the Great White Way because the theater lights burned so brightly in the early days of electricity, New York City's Broadway has been the home of the New York theater district for almost 150 years. The history-drenched street is one of Manhattan's most famous thoroughfares, and many consider seeing a blockbuster Broadway show an essential New York City experience. 

The Basics
If you want to see a Broadway production with rave reviews (or any show, really), it's best to book tickets in advance. Broadway is No. 1 for a reason, with visitors and New Yorkers alike vying for prime tickets. Pricing can vary greatly per show and per showtime, making a theater excursion accessible for almost every budget. Shows range from the musical theater to the family friendly to the risque, so there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Aside from buying the coveted theater tickets, there are other options to take in the sights and history on Broadway. Visitors might opt for a behind-the-scenes walking tour to learn about NYC landmarks and legends before stepping into a theater and getting a deeper understanding of the venue's history, backstage stories, and the insider's details that put it on the map. Some tours are even led by a tour guide who is a former (or current) Broadway performer.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • It's best to plan ahead and purchase tickets well in advance.
  • Plan to arrive with a full stomach (or go for a meal right afterward); food is not allowed in the theaters.
  • Dress code is smart casual.
  • Plan to arrive to your chosen show early to find your seat well before the curtains go up.
  • Most theaters are required to be wheelchair accessible.

How to Get to Broadway
Broadway (the street) runs diagonally north to south across the length of Manhattan. New York's Theater District runs along Broadway from 42nd to 53rd Street. The handiest New York City subways for the major theaters on Broadway are at Times Square, 49th Street, and Seventh Avenue.

When to Get There
Because the star attractions of Broadway are the (indoor) theater shows, you can visit year round. A great way to take in the sights is on a walking tour that combines theater history and a show.

Top-Grossing Broadway Shows of All Time
Along with the latest new hits, some famously long-running shows are still playing on Broadway, including the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago at the Ambassador Theater, Wicked at the George Gershwin, The Lion King at the Minskoff, and The Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theater. As it happens, these Broadway musicals are also some of the top-grossing shows of all times. The Book of Mormon is another favorite.
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Full-Day New York

Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour + One World Observatory Ticket

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Take in all the highlights of New York City on this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind tour. Explore the Big Apple like a New Yorker, as you walk, ride the subway and take the Staten Island ferry. Visit Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, Grand Central Terminal, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and much more. Entrance to the One World Observatory is also included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Disney on Broadway Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour

Disney on Broadway Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour

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Get more from the Theater District visit than if you were to explore independently. This Disney on Broadway behind-the-scenes walking tour takes you along Broadway Avenue and through this popular district to learn about its landmarks and musical history. Then, go inside Disney’s New Amsterdam Theatre with an in-house historian to hear exclusive details about top Disney productions and to gain special access to the theater's props and costumes studio.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00
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Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Broadway Actor

Broadway Theaters and Times Square with a Broadway Actor

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Don’t settle for any average Broadway tour while you're visiting New York City. This Broadway theaters and Times Square tour gives you an insider’s look with a guide who is actually a Broadway performer. Learn about the history and happenings of New York City’s famous theater district, and hear the backstage stories about the stars of yesterday and today.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Broadway Prohibition Pub Crawl

Broadway Prohibition Pub Crawl

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New York in the Prohibition era was a different world, filled with gangsters, entertainers, and crooked politicians. But one thing brought them together: the speakeasy. On this historic pub crawl, visit three New York bars, and enjoy a few pints as you explore. Visit the bar where the Bloody Mary was invented, learn where famous speakeasies were located, and hear about the denizens of old Broadway.
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New York Premium Tour: Must See Sights, Private Double Decker, Cruise, Walking

New York Premium Tour: Must See Sights, Private Double Decker, Cruise, Walking

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Whether it's sightseeing on a double-decker bus, cruising to the Statue of Liberty, or exploring the Financial District, there are a few essential New York experiences that no traveler should miss. You can do all this and more with this top value combo tour experience, including over a dozen must-do New York attractions. With just one ticket, you can see more of the Big Apple, enjoy skyline views, and take advantage of the hassle-free included transportation.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Theatre District Tour

Private Theatre District Tour

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Explore New York City's Theater District on a private 2-hour walking tour that introduces you to backstage stories and insider secrets of the Great White Way. With a private guide, walk through the area around Times Square to see theaters that have been home to legendary performances and Broadway stars. You'll hear about the history of live theater, including the early days of Vaudeville and the creation of the musical.
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  • 2 hours
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New York Mafia and Local Food Tasting with Retired NYPD Guide

New York Mafia and Local Food Tasting with Retired NYPD Guide

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Tours resume September 22,2020..I'm a Line of Duty Retired NYPD Detective and lifetime resident of Little Italy. I bring you to places tour companies don't even know exist. The stories we discuss are all first-hand experiences- no script! From crime families and "red sauce" restaurants to some of the best cannoli on this side of the Atlantic, New York City's Little Italy is a neighborhood not to be missed. Get more out of your Little Italy experience with this 3- and a half hour walking tour. Uncover the mafia-related history of the neighborhood, hear a few true crime stories, and enjoy a dinner of food tastings—from handmade cheese to fresh baked pizza, eggplant parmigiana that will make momma jealous or spaghetti and meatball depending on tour/menu —all included. Experience the culture of Little Italy on this foodie-friendly guided tour. Visit the Lower East Side and Little Italy, and see where mobsters hung out and ran their elusive business. Guided by retired NYPD cop
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THE TOUR New York City Powered by THE RIDE

THE TOUR New York City Powered by THE RIDE

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Want to experience a side of Manhattan that not even locals see? This tour of New York City is a visual treat. Board the multimillion-dollar coach, loaded with stadium-style seats, all of which are side facing and allow for optimum views of the City that Never Sleeps. With multimedia to complement the views, the coach brings attractions such as Central Park, Rockefeller Center and Times Square to life. Learn about the history and culture of each place, as the immersive technology takes you inside each attraction like never before.
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Private Central Park Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

Private Central Park Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

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Make your visit to New York City unforgettable with this exclusive private tour and photo shoot in Central Park and Times Square. Your photographer-guide will snap pictures of your party as you visit Times Square, Central Park highlights like Strawberry Fields and Bethesda Fountain, and the Plaza Hotel. Includes tour, tips on navigating the Big Apple, and a zip drive with your photos delivered by email within 48 hours.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New York Walking Tour with Private Local Guide

New York Walking Tour with Private Local Guide

Explore the top attractions of New York City on a private walking tour with an informative guide. Get an intimate look at Times Square, the Broadway Theater district, Rockefeller Center, New York Public Library, Grand Central Terminal, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and Wall Street. Includes hotel pickup and private guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Full-Day New York City Tour with Friendly Local Guide

Private Full-Day New York City Tour with Friendly Local Guide

Explore New York City's top attractions on a private tour that features top attractions and the chance to taste classics like New York-style pizza and high-quality coffee (own expense). Visit Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, the Broadway theater district, and the 9/11 Memorial, and get photo ops of the Brooklyn Bridge. Finish your tour at the One World Observatory observation deck, which offers a bird's-eye perspective over the Big Apple. Entrance fees are not included on this tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New York Midtown Tourist Scavenger Hunt

New York Midtown Tourist Scavenger Hunt

There are countless sightseeing tours of Midtown Manhattan, but only this scavenger hunt tour lets you explore the Big Apple through a series of engaging puzzles and challenges. On this smartphone-powered adventure, take in landmarks like Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral, a dozen locations from famous films, and iconic corners of the city like Times Square while working through New York City-themed clues.
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  • 3 hours
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Retired NYPD Guided Gangster, Crime and Food Walk

Retired NYPD Guided Gangster, Crime and Food Walk

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tours resume September 22,2020...First let me say that most Gangster Tours in New York City are total BS- This experience comes right from the “horse’s mouth” no tour guide no filter. Get the real stories while visiting notorious gangland locations as we walk from the East Village to Little Italy experiencing what it was like to be an associate of New York's famous families. You'll hear first hand accounts of the NYC Mafia and crimes in NYC and taste the local cuisines. We will visit Crime Family member hang-outs where they ate, partied and ran their elusive "family businesses". Visit the locations tour companies don’t even know exist. See the “Ravenite Social Club" and more. We meet at a famous mafia “red sauce joint” est 1908.. ample food provided. We'll top it off with a full-sized cannoli from one of Little Italy's iconic local pastry spots. To date I have hosted over 8,000 guests and have over 1,600 five-star ratings on Airbnb. This is not just another Mafia tour in New York.
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Virtual Tour of New York Crime with Retired Police Guide

Virtual Tour of New York Crime with Retired Police Guide

Join us VIRTUALLY as we go LIVE from New York. This tour is VIRTUAL. We will live steam our regular tour so you can join and PARTICIPATE from your Location on ANY device. With concerns for your health you're now able to JOIN US VIRTUALLY!! From crime families and "red sauce" restaurants to some of the best mafia meeting halls on this side of the Atlantic, New York City's Little Italy is a neighborhood not to be missed. Get more out of your Little Italy Mafia experience with this 3- and a half hour VIRTUAL tour, complete with a retired NYPD detective leading the way. Uncover the mafia-related history of the neighborhood, hear a few true crime stories. Experience the culture of Little Italy on this VIRTUAL guided tour. Visit the Lower East Side and Little Italy, and see where mobsters hung out and ran their elusive business. Guided by retired NYPD cop
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  • 2 hours
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New York City Self-Guided Audio Tour

New York City Self-Guided Audio Tour

Experience Manhattan at your own pace with a downloadable audio tour and map. Have total freedom to pick and choose where you want to spend more time, and learn about the city’s architecture and geography with your digital guide. See Times Square and Grand Central Station, and hear about the city’s famous delis and cafes. This audio tour is ideal for visitors who want to explore at their own speed.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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A Full Day In New York With A Local: Private & Personalized

A Full Day In New York With A Local: Private & Personalized

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Though countless tours can take you around New York City, few design an experience just for you so you can see what you want. Get a more personal experience with this private tour where you discover the city with an insider's perspective. Visit landmarks like the Empire State Building and Coney Island—or do something different altogether—since this tour is tailored to your schedule and interests.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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NYC Half-Day Private Walking Tour With A Customized Itinerary

NYC Half-Day Private Walking Tour With A Customized Itinerary

See New York City through the eyes of a local with this completely personalized tour that's like having a savvy friend to show you around. Get matched with a like-minded host based on a pre-tour questionnaire, and enjoy a custom itinerary design around your interests. Whether you want to hit up the biggest Manhattan landmarks, go hipster in Brooklyn, find the best New York pizza, or stroll through the lesser-known neighborhoods, your guide shows you the way and takes the stress out of NYC sightseeing.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Highlights Tour of New York (Half Day)

Private Highlights Tour of New York (Half Day)

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Become a New York VIP for the day during this half-day sightseeing tour, including a private guide and a chauffeur-driven vehicle. Explore the Big Apple by car and on foot as you visit attractions such as the Broadway Theater District, the stores of 5th Avenue, Central Park, the West Village, Wall Street, and much more.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Highlights Tour of New York (Full Day)

Private Highlights Tour of New York (Full Day)

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With so many sights to see in New York City, make sure you get to see the ones that matter most to you. This private full-day tour of the city is tailored to your wants and needs. Your customized itinerary takes you to the places you request, and your private guide's commentary is based on your interests. See famous places such as Grand Central Station, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Wall Street, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Tour of New York by Foot and Subway (Full Day)

Private Tour of New York by Foot and Subway (Full Day)

Discover New York City with a private guide on a full-day tour that explores the glitz and grit of Manhattan. Ride the subway and walk through distinctive neighborhoods including Chinatown, Little Italy, Greenwich Village, and the Lower East Side. See Times Square, Wall Street, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue, the World Trade Center, Central Park, and more on this comprehensive city tour.
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  • 8 hours
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Explore the Ruins of a Forgotten City in the Middle of Manhattan Walking Tour

Explore the Ruins of a Forgotten City in the Middle of Manhattan Walking Tour

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Discover remnants of the Gilded Age in New York City during this history-themed walking tour. Explore the Manhattan streets around the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park as you learn about the neighborhood’s architecture from your guide in a small-group atmosphere. Plus, you’ll get a new perspective on familiar streets with this informative tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Recreate the Most Popular Walking Tour of 1840s NYC

Recreate the Most Popular Walking Tour of 1840s NYC

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Step back in time, and immerse yourself in a bygone New York, when you embark on a small-group, history-themed walking tour. With a guide to lead the way and share historical details, you can learn of the social changes, architecture, and culture that shaped today’s SoHo. The tour is ideal for history buffs and those who want to see a side of the city most tourists miss.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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New York Uptown to Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour plus Attraction Tickets

New York Uptown to Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour plus Attraction Tickets

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Explore New York City at your own pace with the convenience of this hop-on hop-off bus tour with top-value perks included. Don't miss a thing as you're whisked through NYC aboard a double-decker bus for your sightseeing adventure. Cruise on uptown and downtown loops to enjoy great views, learn about the numerous landmarks from your audio commentary, and take home tickets to your favorite sights, like the 9/11 Memorial, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more—included.
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  • Free Cancellation
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Speakeasy Drinks and Prohibition History Tour NYC

Speakeasy Drinks and Prohibition History Tour NYC

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While prohibition made alcohol illegal in 1920s New York, the city still retained an illicit bar scene. This prohibition-themed Manhattan tour visits some of the city’s self-styled “speakeasies”—cocktail dens and taverns that mimic the era’s outlawed bars—to enjoy drinks (own cost) with a dose of history—an experience hard to replicate independently. See prohibition-period sights, and savor each bar's atmosphere alongside prohibition and bootlegger stories from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
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