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5 Must Do New York City Tours

Top New York City ToursThere is no city on earth like New York City. Full of noise, lights, and people, NYC is a place where you will never run out of things to do. Many tourists take one of the many tours offered around NYC. Here are five tours you should be sure to do next time you spend your weekend in New York City.   New York's Finest Walking Tours New York's Finest Walking Tours is a service provided by Paul Murphy, a former lieutenant with the NYPD. He takes tourists to places such as Greenwich Village. This includes visiting the carriage house of Aaron Burr and Hangman's Elm, located in Washington Square Park. Murphy also takes tourists to Grand Central Terminal where they will find many shops and restaurants.   Urban Oyster Tours This unique tour is based on the personal interests of those taking the tour. The Urban Oyster Tour guide takes people to markets, restaurants, microbreweries and other similar attractions.   The Wall Street Experience Those who take an interest in finances often take advantage of The Wall Street Experience. This tour involves landmarks such as the Federal Reserve Bank and the New York Stock Exchange, as well as Wall Street itself. These tours last anywhere from two hours up to five hours. The tour is led by the prior Vice President for Deutsche Bank, Andrew Luan. There is a version of this tour targeted to finance students.   Explore New York With Martha Explore New York With Martha is a walking tour of the city that includes stops in China Town and Little Italy, as well as Greenwich Village. Martha shows people places where celebrities can be spotted.   Manhattan Helicopter Tours Manhattan Helicopter Tours depart from downtown Manhattan and give views of the Empire State Building, Central Park, and Times Square. These narrated tours last between 15 and 30 minutes.