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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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$49

Hop on and hop off at more than 30 stops around New York City with an open-top Big Bus tour, and visit NYC attractions at your own pace. Travel with ease by double-decker bus past world-famous landmarks including the Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Central Park. With your Classic ticket, ride the bus loops around Manhattan as you learn about the city's history from your engaging guide. Upgrade to a 2- Day Premium ticket that includes the Brooklyn Loop, the Harlem Loop, the Panoramic Night Tour and the 1 hour Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise. Choose the 3-Day Deluxe ticket with all loops included, night tour, and 1 hour Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 3pm will be valid for 24 hours from time of redemption
- Recorded commentary available in 10 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, and Russian
- Panoramic night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat (if option selected)
- Night tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- 1-Hour Circle Line Liberty Cruise with premium or deluxe ticket
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Description:

Itinerary

Downtown - Red Route

Route Duration: 2 hours

Stops on the Downtown - Red Route:
  • Times Sq-42 St Subway - W 42nd St & Broadway
  • 5th Avenue - 37th & 5th Avenue
  • Empire State Building - 5th Ave & W 32nd St
  • Flatiron District - 5th Ave & 23rd St
  • 14 Street - Union Sq - 5th Ave & W 15th St
  • NoHo - Broadway & Bleecker St
  • SoHo - Broadway & Spring St
  • Chinatown - Lafayette St & Walker St
  • Brooklyn Bridge - Park Row & Beekman St
  • Wall Street - Broadway & Wall St
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument - State St & Pearl St
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - 42nd St & 12th Ave
  • 8 Av/W 46 St - 8th Ave & 46th St
  • M&M'S World - 7th Ave & W 48th St
  • Broadway - 46th St & Broadway
  • Madame Tussauds New York - 259 W 42nd St
  • Madison Square Garden - W 34th St & 8th Ave
Attractions on the Downtown - Red Route:

Empire State Building / Rockefeller Center / Times Square / Flatiron Building / Battery Park / Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull) / SoHo / Greenwich Village / Little Italy / Union Square Green Market / Herald Square / The High Line

Operates: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Every 15-20 minutes

Uptown - Blue Route

Route Duration: 2 hours

Stops on the Uptown - Blue Route:
  • Times Sq-42 St Subway - W 42nd St & Broadway
  • Bryant Park - W 42nd St & 6th Ave
  • Grand Central Terminal - 42nd St between Bowery Savings Bank Building and TD Bank
  • Midtown East - 49th St between 3rd & Lexington Ave
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art - 5th Ave & E 83rd St
  • The Frick Collection - 5th Ave & E 72nd St
  • Central Park Zoo - 5th Ave & E 66th St
  • Columbus Circle - Central Park & Columbus Circle, next to Maine Monument
  • Theater District - W 50th St & 7th Ave
  • Central Park West
Attractions on the Uptown - Blue Route:

Carnegie Hall / Columbus Circle / Central Park Zoo / Frick Collection / The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Grand Central Terminal / Bryant Park / Times Square / Central Park

Operates: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Every 15-20 minutes

Brooklyn - Purple Route

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Brooklyn - Purple Route:
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument - State St & Pearl St
  • Atlantic Avenue Barclays Center Station - Flatbush Ave between Dean & Bergen St
  • Grand Army Plaza - Grand Army Plaza on Flatbush Ave
  • One World Observatory - Fulton & Church St
Attractions on the Brooklyn - Purple Route:

Grand Army Plaza / Barclays Center

Operates: 10 AM, 12 PM & 3 PM

Harlem - Green Route

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Harlem - Green Route:
  • Columbus Circle - Central Park & Columbus Circle, next to Maine Monument
  • American Museum of Natural History - Central Park West & W 80th St
  • The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine - Amsterdam Ave & W 112 St
  • Apollo Theater - W 125th St & Frederick Douglas Blvd
Attractions on the Harlem - Green Route:

Apollo Theater / Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

Operates: 10 AM, 12 PM & 3 PM

NYC by Night - Yellow Route

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the NYC by Night - Yellow Route:
  • M&M'S World - 7th Ave & W 48th St
Attractions on the NYC by Night - Yellow Route:

Times Square / Statue of Liberty / Wall Street / Brooklyn Bridge / Empire State Building / Manhattan Bridge

Operates: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Every 20-30 minutes Night tour is not hop-on hop-off

Departure:

Departure point:

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure time:

See itinerary

Duration:

60 to 120 minutes

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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j4briggs

best way to see the sights then decide what you want to go and spend time at. Worked super for us as we had 3 full days in New York

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jimnicol

On a recent trip to New York, we decided to get a feel for the City by taking this bus. Not knowing that our son had also purchased a three day pass for us which included the night tour. the trip was great but as I am a trained engineer, I couldn't not notice that the aluminium straps for the roof were a bit poorly made on the buses we took a ride on - I would have got a kicking if I had made them! Anyway, besides this, the trip let us find our feet a few thousand miles from home and came in handy for returning to our hotel from various trips and visits to the sights and attractions of New York...

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kod16

The bus is a great way to put some perspective to New York which is so huge. The architecure is incredible both in historical areas and the newer parts. Chris was a super guide, both knowledgeable and witty.

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Shawn V

Traveled from Philly to NYC for the day. The bus was a great value and had many traveling time opening a for the day. It was convenient and comfortable. Will do it again in the future.

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Tracy G

I bought a two day pass that included a night tour and liberty cruise and went on every tour available on the pass. Great way to explore the city! Tour guides were very informative. The only negative is the hop on stops are not well marked. And, don't lose the paper ticket they give you when you first board!

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Heidi E

For such a big city felt there could be more stops instead of having you walk to various places at each stop. bus guides vary helpful and knowledgeable

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James E

EVEN THOUGH i ALREADY HAD MY TICKETS, i STILL HAD TO SEEK OUT THE OFFICE AND EXCHANGE FOR TICKETS. The bus was full twice in arow had to wait till 3rd bus wwasting my time . The tour guide was very nice and informative

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Carol J

Way too long of a wait for buses. Sometimes couldn’ Get on because the bus was full. Many grey,Inez would go by us while we waited

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Marcia P

If I could leave leave zero stars marked I would. I am going to hold off leaving more on this comment until I get an email response from the local office of Big Bus.

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Kenneth A

None this trip, we never found the bus stop at a time when the bus was still operating. Very busy, couldn't conform to the bus' schedule.


Summary

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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Overview:

Hop on and hop off at more than 30 stops around New York City with an open-top Big Bus tour, and visit NYC attractions at your own pace. Travel with ease by double-decker bus past world-famous landmarks including the Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Central Park. With your Classic ticket, ride the bus loops around Manhattan as you learn about the city's history from your engaging guide. Upgrade to a 2- Day Premium ticket that includes the Brooklyn Loop, the Harlem Loop, the Panoramic Night Tour and the 1 hour Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise. Choose the 3-Day Deluxe ticket with all loops included, night tour, and 1 hour Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise.

From USD

$49

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