NYC Offers

Tweet to Win a Chance For Your Family to Meet The Wiggles!

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Do your kids know how to make fruit salad? Tweet us a picture/video of you and your family making a fruit salad and you might win a chance to meet The Wiggles on a Gray Line New York double-decker bus! Five lucky parents will get to bring their children for VIP access meet The Wiggles with Gray Line New York and win autographed copies of the new Wiggles “Taking Off” CD!

How to Enter:

  • Tweet a picture or video showing us how much fun you and your family has while making fruit salad
  • Make sure you use the hashtag #WigglesGLNY and be sure to follow @GrayLineNewYork and @TheWiggles

Contest Timeline

  • August 9th: Contest opens up for entries on twitter
  • August 13th: Contest closes for entries on twitter
  • August 13th: The 5 winners will be announced
  • August 16th: The Wiggles will invite these lucky winners onto a double decker bus at Pier 78 to sing, dance and take pictures together

Prizes

  • 5 winners will be selected to get VIP access to meet The Wiggles with Gray Line New York
  • Winners will also have a chance to win autographed memorabilia
  • Each winner will get a chance to meet and take pictures with The Wiggles
  • Each of the 5 winners are allowed to bring up to two children with them to meet The Wiggles
  • One lucky winner’s name will be drawn to win a family four pack of tickets to the New York City, Westbury, NY or Rahway, NJ show.

So get out there and start making your fruit salad! If you need some inspiration, just watch the video below:

Broadway Week in NYC begins January 22nd

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Annie! Lion King! Newsies! Phantom!  We’re yelling through your computer screen because we are so excited that Broadway Week is back!

Broadway Week 2013 will run from January 22 until February 7 and will feature their famous 2-for-1 offer.  Hurry up and buy your tickets because these shows are flying off the shelf fast.  Here is the full lineup of shows for Broadway Week in New York:

Annie
Chicago
The Heiress
Jersey Boys
The Lion King*
Mamma Mia!
Mary Poppins
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Newsies
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Once
The Other Place
The Phantom of the Opera
Picnic
Rock of Ages
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Wicked*

Broadway Week is one of the best deals that you will find anywhere in the world, so you should probably take advantage of it.  Visit the official Broadway Week website to get your tickets.

*These shows have already sold out as of 1/11. 😦

Photo Credit: Flickr / Broadway Tour

Tweet to Win! (Round 2)

Well, no one was able to claim the prize from Sunday night, so we’re putting it right back on the table. Ugly Betty: Season 3, autographed by co-star Vanessa Williams is our prize, and this is how you can win:

We want to hear from you.  Which of our four major tours is your favorite?  The Uptown Loop? Downtown Loop?  Brooklyn Loop?  Night Tour Loop?  Tweet to us which tour is your favorite, be sure to include why you love it the most and you will be entered to win!  It’s that easy!  At the end of the week, we’ll randomly draw a winner for the prize.  Click here to send your tweet!

To claim your prize, you must live in the continental United States or be able to pick up the box set in New York City.  Standard New York contest rules apply.

Spot the Bus! (Giveaway)

Walt ‘Cylde’ Frazier is officially part of the Ride of Fame now and his bus is going to be traveling all around NYC.  On the front of each of our Ride of Fame buses is a special, customized decal for our honoree and Clyde’s looks like this:

Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier’s bus

Now that you have this image locked in your head, it’s time to play ‘Spot the Bus!’  If you see Clyde’s bus driving around NYC, snap a picture of it and share it with us.  Post it on our facebook page or tag it on twitter with the hashtag #SpotTheBus and you will get a free harbor cruise from CitySightseeing NY.  At the end of the month (Sept 30) we will randomly select one person who shared a picture to win an autographed basketball!

So get out there and spot that bus!

Photo must be taken on or after 9/21/2012. The winner must be the person who spotted the bus.  Submitting somebody else’s photo leaves you subject to disqualification.

Grandparents Day Giveaway!

How to Enter:  Tell us why you think a certain set of grandparents deserve to be selected to win tickets to Mary Poppins on Broadway and Dinner at Heartland Brewery or Chop House in Times Square, as well as complimentary car service for the day.

You can nominate a set of grandparents by submitting a link to the Gray Line New York official contest page at newyorksightseeing.com/grandparentsday.  Some fun entry suggestions are:

  • Writing an poem
  • Making a video
  • Taking a photo
  • Drawing a picture
  • Singing a song
  • Designing a website
  • Any way that you can think of!

Be as creative as you can be and share with us why your grandparent duo deserves a complimentary day in NYC.

Rules:

  • All Nominees must be grandparents
  • Nominations must be submitted between August 22, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. and September 5, 2012 at 12:01 a.m.
  • Nominations must be submitted via a link to a third party content host (YouTube, Imgur.com, etc.)
  • For the best chance of winning, keep submissions concise and on point. Quality over Quantity.
  • Winning grandparents will be announced by Gray Line New York on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Prize:

  • Two (2) tickets to a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday performance of Mary Poppins in 2012
  • Lunch or dinner for two (2) at Heartland Brewery or Chop House in Times Square
  • My Sedan car service to drive you from anywhere in Manhattan, to and from the theater district for your meal and show.

Students, Welcome Back to School!

Ok, it may be a little early to be welcoming college students back for the Fall semester, but it’s never too early to start making plans.  Beginning August 16th, Gray Line New York will be offering all college students from the Tri-State area half priced tours!

Maybe you’re coming to NYC for freshman orientation and you want to learn more about the place you’re going to call home for the next four years.  Maybe you and your college friends want to see NYC from a different perspective.  Maybe you’re a Rutgers student who’s coming to Manhattan for the day and want to take advantage of a cheap tour.  This tour is for you!

What’s that?  You family is coming with you but they aren’t currently enrolled in college?  If they’re with you, they get 10% off as well.  Your summer may be over, but the fun doesn’t have to stop.

For more information on this discount follow this link to the Gray Line New York website.

August Special Deals: Sneak Peek!

Wow! This summer is just blowing by with heat wave after heat wave and the occasional random downpour.  July is almost over, the Olympics are just 9 days away and your August sneak peek is ready to run.  Without further ado, here are Gray Line New York’s specials for the eighth month of the year:

Save $20 on a last-minute getaway!

Last minute Niagara Falls getaway!

This one is for those of you who reside in the area.  You’ve spent so much of your summer in NYC already that you are looking for something a little bit different.  Maybe you want to stop in at our nation’s capital, or head up north to the beautiful Niagara Falls.  Well, for the first two weeks of August we’re giving you $20 off select 1-2 day excursions outside of Manhattan!  From August 1-15, bring a valid form of identification proving residency in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut to our visitor center to purchase this deal.

50% off back-to-school special!

Are you coming to Manhattan for your freshman orientation at NYU? Maybe you’re just coming back for another semester at Columbia.  Are you starting grad school up at Fordham?  Well you’re in luck because our All Loops package will be 50% off for all college students with a valid college ID.  Beginning August 16 and continuing through the month, we’re inviting our local college students to see the city in a different way – atop a double decker bus!  The best part is, if you’re with family or friends, they ride for 10% off with your presence.  Awesome!

Speaking of back-to-school…

Did you know that we run transportation from Port Authority to Woodbury Commons every day?  Get all of your back-to-school shopping done at your convienence as we run buses to and from the premium outlets throughout the day.  Check out the schedule to choose the best plan for you.

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