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NYC: A Comparison of Coney Island Tours

by Oliver Stallwood  |  Published April 5, 2024

Escape the hustle and bustle of NYC with a trip to Coney Island, the birthplace of the amusement park. Here’s a comparison of Coney Island tours. 


Coney Island is all about old school fun. This peninsula neighbourhood is touted as the birthplace of the amusement park, with an aquarium, thrilling rides, restaurants and shops all making it the go-to mini holiday for worn-out New Yorkers. There is everything from modern roller-coasters to to boardwalk games and oldy worldy live entertainment – Coney Island literally has something for everyone. To help get a feel for the area there are some great tours that take in Coney Island, with local guides explaining the history and the best things to see and do. Here is a comparison of Coney Island tours.

From Manhattan: Full-Day NYC Boroughs and Coney Island Tour

This is one of the most comprehensive NYC tours out there, spanning an entire day and showing you some of the city’s most popular boroughs like Brooklyn and the Bronx. Typically the tour ends in Dumbo, the Brooklyn neighbourhood, but there is an option to include Coney Island, which takes up the latter part of the day. Weather permitting, you’ll get to explore the boardwalk and there is time for lunch at the legendary Nathan’s restaurant (cost not included). Finally, the tour heads back over the East River, passing by the historic Brooklyn Bridge, and there are three drop off points. From € 69.76.

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New York City Coney Island Tour

This is a wonderful one-way, three-hour tour that heads to NYC’s world-famous amusement park at Coney Island. Handily it traces an all-star route through Manhattan and Brooklyn on your way to Coney Island in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, which means there are photo opps of the skyline and Brooklyn Bridge along the way. Thanks to a live commentary onboard you’ll hear stories about the places you pass, before arriving at Coney Island. Here, there is a professional guide to explain the history of the neighbourhood and give tips on what to see and do. Please note that this is a one-way trip so you’ll need to take the Subway back, but that does mean you can enjoy Coney Island as long as you want. (This tour is currently unavailable).

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