Queensboro Bridge and Flight to Roosevelt Island

(116 reviews)
Roosevelt Island, New York, United States
40 mins

About the tour

The Queensboro Bridge is aptly named - in short, a bridge to the borough of Queens. The name might be simple but the 8 years of construction was anything but. Come hear the harrowing story of this magnificent structure. We will also get a bird's-eye view of the bridge as we fly over it. That's right...we said FLY! The second part of this journey will be the Roosevelt Island Tramway. This aerial tramway will hoist viewers 250 feet in the air and then gently land on Roosevelt Island, a tiny island nestled in the East River between Manhattan and Queens. After landing, we will have stellar postcard moments of the East River, Queens and the Manhattan skyline. See you there, Voyagers!

Meet your local guide

Aaron K. and Patrick

Aaron and Patrick both grew up on farms, but having lived in New York City for over 25 years, they consider themselves New Yorkers. Their tours are energetic and fast-paced - much like the city they love. While venturing through New York City's iconic highlights, viewers will also discover some hidden gems and learn where to find a sweet treat or the best slice of New York-style pizza. Better yet, you get to stroll through Times Square (and on New Year's eve, catch over a million partiers!) or see a stunning fireworks display from Belvedere Castle. "We have so many funny memories but here are two of our favorites. During one of our Christmas tours, we slipped on the ice in front of hundreds of Virtualtrips viewers - luckily, we were fine! On a different tour, we happened upon a person dressed as a tap-dancing fox in Washington square park. A rare sighting indeed!" Patrick laughs. Virtual trips voyagers have the opportunity to see New York from Aaron and Patrick's perspective. Their positive energy is infectious and each tour feels like a love letter to the city. Come take a bite out of The Big Apple with the NYC tour!

Aaron K. and Patrick has been guiding since Sep 2020

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to New York with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from New York. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Alexandra M.

28 February 2021

Just absolutely love Aaron and Patrick and their tours ! ❤️ They are a great team, guiding us thru New York with their fun and clever style! Despite the big snow and the slippery roads they managed this tour to be enjoyable! :) They can make a tour interesting even when the sue slippery bject seems not too worthy of note. Highly recommend tour guides! ❤️

Tim B.

21 February 2021

I really enjoyed this tour.

jill t.

20 February 2021

They were troopers in the cold snowy city. I'd take another tour with them.

Anne A.

20 February 2021

Banish the blues, join any one of their tours

Julie S.

20 February 2021

Always make the best of every situation. A great quality for live virtual tours. Thank you

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