In 1963, New York City lost one of its most treasured buildings, New York Pennsylvania Station. For over 5 decades, New York welcomed visitors by train in a grand and opulent manner. The original Penn Station was demolished to make way for a new train station as well as the Madison Square Garden complex. For most New Yorkers, what succeeded the original structure has always been a bit of an eyesore...until now! Journey with us as we show you remnants of the original Penn Station, its replacement, and the brand new version, Moynihan Hall at Penn Station which promises an exciting train station of the future. If you want to see why this new station has New Yorkers excited, come join us. Climb aboard the Penn Station Express!
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
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.
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.
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.
10 May 2021
I really enjoyed the Pennsylvania Station tour. Since I have always traveled by Amtrak, I was wondering how they were going to let people know where to get the trains when traveling really resumes. I was amazed over how much work they did and how beautiful it has turned out. I can't wait until they are fully finished with the restaurants up and working. NYC has long awaited this "do over". I want to say that I love tours with Aaron and Patrick. You two are so much fun, and so knowledgeable of your points of interest. I always look for your tours, but sometimes I can't make the time you are doing it. But, Heygo is a great company and I'm so glad you two are on board with them! Looking forward to the next time I can be on a tour with you two!!!
10 May 2021
09 May 2021
Aaron and Patrick present a splendid combination of detailed historical and architectural information with a joyful camaraderie. This Dynamic Duo is welcoming, fun, and very well-prepared for each tour. They know how to connect with viewers via this remote platform, which is not an easy task. It is a joy to spend time in their company. Thank you 🌸
09 May 2021
Great tour as always...lots of history, good camera work...answered all our questions
09 May 2021
Love the tours that these two do really great information and very interesting