The Heart of NYC – Times Square

(412 reviews)
Times Square, New York, United States
40 mins

About the tour

If you have ever wondered why New York is deemed the city that never sleeps, join our fast paced Times Square tour. This energetic part of town is filled with bright lights, shopping and some of the most interesting characters! Viewers will hear about the history of Broadway and learn why George M. Cohan's statue is prominently featured in the centre of it all. And of course no trip to Times Square would be complete without seeing the New Year's Eve ball. All together now - "5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!"

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 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

Hillary H.

21 February 2021


Julie B.

21 February 2021

Brilliant , Times Square was great , can’t wait to visit in real life , these guys are great

Lorna C.

21 February 2021

I lose count of the number of tours I have done with Aaron and Patrick, but every one has made me laugh so much. The tours are always filled with so many facts which, being British, I did not know about. Thank you for easing our way through this pandemic.

Dave K.

20 February 2021

This was a wonderful experience and brilliantly guided by Aaron and Patrick, Times Square and Broadway is a must see event.

Cheryl B.

19 February 2021

Can’t wait for more

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