Tour Duration
4/4.5-hour
Tour Type
Private
Language
Mobile Voucher Accepted
yes
Cancellation
Free up to 8 days in advance of the experience

Overview

Easily accessible by PATH (the NJ Subway) and the NY Waterway Taxi, Hoboken is for many visitors one of New York’s best-kept secrets. So, let's Say Hi to New Jersey! We'll cross the Hudson River and reach Hoboken, one of the most characteristic towns along the Hudson River that gifts us with incredible views over the iconic Midtown and Downtown Manhattan Skyline.

Excursion to Hoboken from New York

Nicknamed the “Mile Square City”, although it covers a bit over a square mile of land, Hoboken History dates all the way back to the early years of New York, even before New York was ever a city. Hoboken was originally an island and a seasonal campsite of the Lenape Indians, later “purchased” by the Dutch becoming part of the province of New Netherlands alongside New Amsterdam (today's Manhattan), Harleem and Breukelen.

During the 19th century, Hoboken became a waterfront resort for Manhattanites, connected daily with Manhattan by several commercial steam ferries, it was the go-to place for well-doers and established New Yorkers. Today, we can reach Hoboken hopping aboard modern Water Taxi ($9 per person/per ride not included in the Tour price) from where we can admire both the beautiful Hudson River and the Skyline of NYC right from the water.

Once in Hoboken, we’ll walk past few historical streets stopping at the Riverfront Park to take in the beautiful panorama. Here, we have the best location to snap pictures of the iconic New York Skyline. You may not know, but the popular Skyline of Manhattan photographed by many and portraited in so many movies, papers, catalogs etc. is not the one from the East River / Brooklyn, it’s indeed the one from New Jersey.

HIGHLIGHTS

4-Hour Walking Tour
Professional Tour Guide in English
The major Hoboken Landmarks
"Best-Kept Secrets"
The Cake Boss Original Location
Best Panoramic Views of New York City

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Additional Description

Don't be fooled, Hoboken is not just a place for great views. During our walk, we will also have the chance to see the Sybil's Cave, the famous 1832 cave with a natural spring where back in the day you could purchase for just 1 penny a glass of water believed to be miraculous, later found to be contaminated and consequently shut down and filled with concrete; it re-opened just in 2008.

This town is a place where legends and history were made. The nation's first mechanical engineering college, Stevens Institute of Technology (1870), is here located and still, today offers possibly some of the greatest views over the city from a secluded hilltop. In 1846, the first ever-recorded game of baseball took place in Hoboken between Knickerbocker Club and New York Nine, Edgar Allan Poe wrote "The Mystery of Marie Roget" thinking about Hoboken and more recently, the legendary man, the one & only Frank Sinatra was born at 415 Monroe Street on December 12, 1915, and although the building itself burned down in 1967, the bronze Frank Sinatra star lies on the sidewalk in memory of this great singer, pride of Hoboken.

And of course, since nothing can end without some "sweet notes", we’ll stop at possibly one of today’s most famous local establishments: The Cake Boss historic bakery (Carlo's Bakery) for a yummy break! Although Buddy will most certainly not be there, we can still enjoy one of the yummy cupcakes and homemade desserts where they originally used to shoot the popular Cake Boss Show.

On our way back to Manhattan, we will take the PATH from the historic Hoboken Terminal of Lackawanna to the ultra-modern Oculus by the WTC in Downtown Manhattan.

Depending on the time and day, we will have the chance to return to either the WTC (Financial District) or Herald Square (West 34th Street) with the PATH Subway Train. Alternatively, we can also hop aboard another Water Taxi to reach Pier 11 Wall Street or Brookfield. Please note Transportations costs are NOT included in the Tour Rate.

Video: Tour Hoboken New Jersey from New York




Places we visit in Hoboken

  • Sybil's Cave
  • Hoboken Terminal
  • The Riverfront in Hoboken
  • Hoboken City
  • Frank Sinatra's Home and the Bronze Star
  • Maxwell’s
  • Cake's Boss
Daily, Year-round

Inclusions

    • 4-hour Private Walking Tour
    • Professional Tour Guide in English

Exclusions

    • Public Transportation
    • Water Taxi
    • Food and Drinks
    • Gratuities

Pricing

Tour Price: from $75.00 per person, based on 4 participants.

Activity Schedule

Location:
Pick-up in Hotel is available if centrally located in Manhattan, and only upon confirmation.
Alternate Meeting point: Ferry NY Waterway, 459 12th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (@ 39th street)
Opening Dates: Daily, Year-round
Hours:  09:00 am -or- 03:00 pm (Sunset Views)
Closing Dates: Thanksgiving - December 25th - January 1st

Additional Info & FAQ

  • Please note that all venues included in the tour description, including, but not limited to, restaurants, attractions, and museums may change without prior notice. 

Policy & Disclaimers

Inclusions: As outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Exclusions: Everything else not specifically outlined in the "Included in the Price"
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How to
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Map & Directions

This is a private walking tour which includes the complimentary meet & greet at your Hotel, if centrally located in Manhattan between Battery Park and 125th Street. The Tour Guide will meet you at your hotel at the selected time, and you will start your tour from there. If you prefer to meet the guide somewhere else, we can accommodate that as well.

All Meet & Greet in Manhattan (from Battery Park to 125th street) are complimentary.

For hotels located north of 125th Street or outside Manhattan, please note there will be an additional $35 fee. Alternatively, the guide can suggest a convenient location (in Manhattan) based on the selected itinerary where you can meet to start the tour. Please contact us if you have any question, and we will be happy to assist you further.  
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Breanna A. | TripAdvisor
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Irene was a FANTASTIC tour guide! She was so knowledgeable about the area and was so patient with all our questions. We stopped to use the bathroom and we got coffee halfway through, she was so kind! It was a pleasure learning about Brooklyn from you!

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DCA1014 | TripAdvisor
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I’m the biggest fan of Fall activities, but haven’t had a chance to do anything beyond Apple Picking in NJ. I decided to take a last minute 2 day trip with a friend in Hudson Valley, but didn’t know where to start [...] Thankfully I was able to use New York Welcome to do the hard work for us [...]

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Keena B. | TripAdvisor
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The SATC walking tour is fabulous! Our tour guide was amazing. Friendly, helpful, accommodating and so knowledgeable about the city. It was essentially 2 tours in 1. SATC and visits to historical places in the city. I give this tour 5 stars and definitely recommend. Grab your walking shoes and schedule one today!

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