New York - The Heart of NYC – Times Square

The Heart of NYC – Times Square

(550 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 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 join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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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

Alyssa & Faiza G.

04 May 2021

Amazing tour as always!

Shirley W.

29 April 2021

Would like to eat their food!

Pauline C.

28 April 2021

Nice to see Times square again, stayed in ( I think,) the Marriot Hotel. Lovely tripas ever!

Bryan P.

28 April 2021

Learned why Times Square is so called

Penny S.

28 April 2021

As I have been there it was good to see it again

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