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4th of July Dinner Cruise & Walking Tour in NYC and DC

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Contributed By: Beyond Times Square


You’d be hard-pressed to find a city, town, borough or county in America that does not have some sort of celebration to honor our country’s birth each year on July 4th. Should you decide to check out this fact on your own, you’ll also find that these festivities come in all forms. From parades to picnics and from carnivals to concerts – it seems every area of our country has a way of honoring the good old USA on her special day.


Beyond Times Square (BTSQ)’s top two destinations are certainly no exception. That’s why we are so very excited to announce that you can experience one of two of the grandest celebrations of all on Independence Day 2023 – thanks to our 4th of July Dinner Cruise & Walking Tour packages in New York City and Washington DC! Yes – the 4th of July NYC and the 4th of July DC experiences are back and better than ever!



Celebrate Independence Day the BTSQ Way

Whether you choose to spend the holiday in the Big Apple or in our nation’s capital – our 4th of July Dinner Cruise & Walking Tour packages will give you two fabulous experiences that day.


Your adventure begins in the morning with your choice of one of our private walking tours that will be led by an expert, professional and licensed tour guide. Our four-hour walking tours feature some of the most sought-after locales and landmarks that these cities have to offer. Plus – not only are they private – they’re also fully customizable based on your passions and interests.


Big Apple Bound? You can start off your Fourth of July festivities by partaking in one of ten of our most popular experiences. You choose the neighborhood, borough or park and our expert tour guide leads the way. They’ll tell you about its history and culture, share little-known facts and point out all of its most popular attractions as well as its hidden gems. In short, you’ll see the area like never before! They include the following:


  • Central Park
  • Origins of NY (Lower Manhattan)
  • High Line, Chelsea & Meatpacking District
  • High Line & Hudson Yards
  • Midtown Highlights (Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, Grand Central Terminal)
  • Lower East Side
  • Little Italy & Chinatown
  • Brooklyn Essentials
  • SoHo
  • Custom Neighborhood of Your Choice (Within NYC)


Wheels up to Washington DC? We’ve got four fabulous adventures in DC to choose from to start off the day the Declaration of Independence was signed. You choose the topic, area or neighborhood that interests you and our expert tour guide provides the narrative. From the National Mall to the National Archives, from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Memorial from Georgetown to Arlington National Cemetery and more – whichever you decide upon, you’ll see the monuments, memorials and landmarks in a way you’ve never seen them before! Your DC options are as follows:


  • Walking the National Mall
  • Treasures of America Walking Tour
  • National Archives Private Museum Tour
  • Custom Neighborhood of your Choice/Interest (Within DC)


But hold on! Because your day certainly doesn’t end there. Once evening arrives, you’ll head to the waters that surround the city you’re visiting to spend an unforgettable night on the water thanks to an elegant dinner cruise complete with a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display! Don’t want to worry about transportation? You can add luxury transfers to get you to and from the pier in style!


4th of July NYC Fireworks and Dinner Cruise


What can you expect from your New York City cruise? Read on for all the delightful details!

Upon arrival at Chelsea Piers, you’ll board the beautiful Bateaux New York for your luxurious four-hour dinner cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers. What will you encounter when you step on board this striking vessel inspired by European design? Nothing short of an unforgettably elegant experience!


Thanks to the ship’s unique design, you’ll enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline from a fully glass-enclosed deck. But that’s not all – you may also get a peek at the Statue of Liberty as you sail from the Hudson River, through New York Harbor over to the East River – where you’ll get a glimpse of the infamous Brooklyn Bridge. And don’t forget that sensational cityscape all lit up!


4th of July Dinner Cruise & Walking Tour in NYC and DC


During your time on board, you’ll dine on chef-prepared cuisine that includes a delicious dinner consisting of freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts. As for beverages, coffee, hot tea and iced tea are available and unlimited. You can also sip on your choice of drinks courtesy of a three-hour top-shelf open bar that includes creative cocktails, beer and wine.


For your listening pleasure, there’s live entertainment throughout your voyage but of course, the headliner is the incredible Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks from the best seat in the house – the unobstructed views via the waters surrounding Manhattan!


4th of July DC Fireworks and Dinner Cruise 


Wondering what to expect should you opt for the Washington DC cruise? Here’s a glimpse!

Once you arrive at Pier 4 in the city’s newest hotspot, the District Wharf area, you’ll board the opulent climate-controlled Odyssey from which you’ll embark on a three-hour journey via the Potomac River. When you step on board this striking one-level vessel you’ll instantly be wowed by its sleek décor and expansive views.


The distinctive architecture of the Odyssey – similar to that of the Bateaux – allows you to take in the iconic sites of DC from an enclosed deck made entirely of glass, as well as from an open-air outdoor deck. From the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial and so much more – you’ll see some of the city’s most popular points of interest from the unique perspective of the waters surrounding them.



In store for you while you cruise the Potomac? For starters, a scrumptious three-course plated dinner complete with attentive tableside service – which is complimented by a top-shelf open bar with options including cocktails, beer, wine and more. You can also enjoy unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water if you prefer.


Entertainment is provided via a live DJ throughout the evening with the grand finale of the night being a stunning fireworks display from the National Mall that you’ll have an amazing – not to mention uncrowded – seat for, courtesy of the Potomac. Now that’s a vantage point!


As you can see, our 4th of July Dinner Cruise & Walking Tour packages in New York City and Washington DC combine two different experiences into one fabulous holiday celebration. We’ve got you covered with a cultural or historical walking tour in the morning and a dazzling fireworks cruise at night. Now you just have to decide where you want to spend Independence Day this year! Fair warning – seating is limited for the fireworks cruise in both cities – so don’t delay – give our amazing Destination Experts a call today to get your NYC or DC holiday celebration booked, customized and curated just for you!