Every year thousands of visitors spend millions of dollar on New York tour. If you are one of those travelers then you may know how tour buses roam around the Midtown. You might also seen people who are talking on loudspeaker telling about the important things to look in the buildings, parks, and on the streets.
If you are now deciding to visit New York, then you might know everything about New York before you go there. It is also good to take camera and hire an individual so that he/she will be with you telling about every historical places and go with you to there. The pictures you will capture will stay in your memory that you can recall when you go back home.
You will also notice in the Midtown that there are some sightseeing companies’ individuals who are shouting and telling you what you will get if you hire them. They will show you which individual has best understanding of the place. All they want is tourist’s precious dollars because everyone wants to earn money.
But you need to know which one you should hire because there are many scammers. I will share some points that you can look in them to understand which one is best for you.
It is now necessary to do online research first if you are visiting some place. Before you go to New York city, you must read about sightseeing tours and the restaurants and hotels there. Yes you can just directly go to JFK or LaGuardia but it is good to do planning beforehand.
You can either check for sightseeing tours on Facebook and Instagram or you can directly search for best sightseeing tours in New York City. The google will show you best ones and you can directly visit their website to know more about them. It is recommended to read their reviews on Google and Facebook page before selecting them.
Have Tickets Ready When Arrive
You can either buy the tickets directly through their website even when you are in your own country Or you can buy tickets from hawkers who will try their best to convince you that you should hire them.
If you have decided to buy the tickets directly from streets from hawkers, then you are not guaranteed that it is the right one or you can trust him. So it is better to buy the tickets online before you leave. It will help you know which one has good reputation.
It is also possible that someone runs and snatch your cash or credit card from the streets there so it’s better option to purchase tickets online and go there with less cash as possible.
Check Their Website and Reputation
After you search for sightseeing tours, Google will show you many websites and options. It is good if you do some research by checking each one’s website and also their reputation. My recommendation is to check their social media profiles where their customers already gave feedback.
The feedback checking is important because it will let you know which one has better manners and reputation in the market. It is my suggestion that you should check website and if it has good layout and checkout portal is safe then go with it otherwise don’t put your credit card details there.
What Will Happen If You Didn’t Buy Tickets Before?
If you are not in favor of online buying then you can go with offline buying also when you arrive at New York City. When you arrive at Times Square, you will see people wearing red vests in the crowd. There are the sightseeing tours individuals selling tickets there. These individuals can also be seen in Union Square and Herald Square.
The bus and train stops are also the target points of ticket sellers so you can try there also. The red-vested individuals will reach out to you immediately because they know who is the tourist and who is already living in New York.
The suggestion here is when a ticket seller comes to you, step back and sit on the bench with your group. Search for the company’s website and social media profiles and read there reviews and check everything possible. If there are positive reviews, you can buy the ticket and if negative feedback, reject his offer.