Manhattan is known as The Disney World for adults and Queens has become known to be like Epcot Center for adults. Come see what all the buzz is about. Queens was picked as the Number 1 Must See Destination by Lonely Planet, The New York Times, and Conde Nast Traveler. After this tour, you will learn all there is to love about Queens including The Queens Museum, Mets Stadium, The US Open Tennis Center, and tour various international neighborhoods. You will be picked up in a state of the art vehicle in Midtown (Or Queens Hotels by request), shown around Queens’s many diverse ethnic neighborhoods, and hop on board the iconic 7 Subway Train that travels 4 stories above Roosevelt Avenue and Queens Boulevard. The 7 Train was designated as a National Historic Trail by President Bill Clinton and is the only “living” historic trail.
The first half of the tour in the luxury vehicle will take guests to Long Island City, Astoria, Flushing and then drop off guests for a variety of lunch options in Jackson Heights (Indian, Sushi, Colombian, Italian, Ecuadorian or Thai). After lunch, guests will be escorted on the 7 Train at 74th Street heading back to Manhattan and making stops along the way to show guests the “Lay of the Land”. From the perspective of the elevated train, as well as lifted stations, guests are treated to a fascinating history and “local” overview of Queens that is both informative and authentic.Fast and fun, the Queens Lucky 7 Subway Tour aims to give you a complete overview of Queens where you would be comfortable to come back and even possibly move there.
Queens is a beautiful and authentic view of what New York City was like before it’s gentrification.
During the tour you will visit Long Island City, Astoria, Kaufman Studios Steinway Piano Factory , Flushing – Real China Town, Queens Museum & The NYC Diorama , Queens Unisphere, Citi Field Mets Stadium, US Open Forest Hills Tennis Center, Carona, Jackson Heights, Woodside , Sunnyside.
With the tour billed as being “Lucky”, guests will each be given a fortune cookie and encouraged to play the lotto numbers that day inside their fortune cookie. The Queens “Lucky 7 Subway Tour” is the most entertaining and fresh way for visitors to enjoy all of what Queens has to offer; whether you are visiting New York internationally or a city local this tour will give you the historic and current news on a borough whose diverse culture and art is still exuberant, you just need to know where to look.
The tour is also available on a private basis.