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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 1-day pass, ride the bus loops around Manhattan as you learn about the city's history from your engaging guide. Upgrade to a 2-day pass and include a bus loop around Brooklyn and sightseeing cruise or night tour. Choose the 3-day pass to include all tours plus a 2-hour Night bus tour and sightseeing cruise.

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences


  • What You Can Expect

    With its soaring skyscrapers, countless museums, bustling parks and distinctive neighborhoods, New York City can be overwhelming to even the most intrepid visitor. This Big Bus tour makes navigating the Big Apple and seeing its most famous sights a breeze!

    Show your paper or mobile voucher to a member of the Big Bus staff at any of the stops along your route and hop aboard for your tour of the city. Relax on your open-top, double-decker bus as you cruise the streets of Manhattan on either the Uptown, Downtown or Midtown Loop, and listen to your passionate guide share facts and anecdotes about the city's history and celebrated landmarks. Take your fill of share-worthy photos of well-known sights and neighborhoods including Times Square, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Little Italy and Central Park. 

    Remain on the bus for each 2-hour loop, or hop on and off at the stops to explore attractions and neighborhoods at your own pace. End your tour in the evening at any stop along either route.

    Want more? Upgrade to a 2-day pass, which includes  a bus loop around Brooklyn tour and sightseeing cruise or night tour. Choose to upgrade to the 3-day pass to include all tours plus a 2-hour Night bus tour and sightseeing cruise. (see Itinerary for details).

    Itinerary

    Downtown Loop: Red Route
    (Duration: 2-hours 30-minutes for entire loop)
    • Stop 1: Times Square (West 42nd Street and Broadway)
    • Stop 2: 5th Avenue Midtown (37th and 5th Avenue)
    • Stop 3: Empire State Building (5th Avenue and 32nd Street)
    • Stop 4: Flatiron District (5th Avenue and 23rd Street)
    • Stop 5: Union Square (5th Avenue and 14th Street)
    • Stop 6: Greenwich Village/NYU (East 8th Street and Mercer Street)
    • Stop 7: NoHo (Broadway and Bleecker Street)
    • Stop 8: SoHo/Little Italy (Broadway and Spring Street)
    • Stop 9: Chinatown (Lafayette and Walker Street)
    • Stop 10: Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall (Park Row and Bleekman)
    • Stop 11: Wall Street/Charging Bull (Broadway and Wall Street)
    • Stop 12: Statue of Liberty (State and Pearl Street)
    • Stop 13: Hornblower Cruises (South and Fulton Street)
    • Stop 14: Lower East Side (Allen and Grand Street)
    • Stop 15: United Nations Building (1st Avenue and E 45th Street)
    • Stop 16: Rockefeller Center (49th Street and 5th Avenue)
    Uptown Loop: Blue Route
    (Duration: 2-hours 30-minutes for entire loop)
    • Stop 17: M&M's World Stop (7th Avenue and West 48th Street)
    • Stop 18: Uptown Tour begins/Times Square (West 42nd Street and 8th Avenue)
    • Stop 19: Theater District Shopping Court (8th Avenue and 45th Street)
    • Stop 20: Central Park & Columbus Circle
    • Stop 21: Lincoln Center Plaza (Broadway and 63rd Street)
    • Stop 22: Dakota/Strawberry Fields (Central Park West and West 72nd Street)
    • Stop 23: American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West and West 80th Street)
    • Stop 24: Cathedral of St John the Divine (Amsterdam and West 112th Street)
    • Stop 25: Grant's Tomb/Riverside Church (Riverside Drive and W 122nd Street)
    • Stop 26: Apollo Theatre/Harlem (West 125th Street and Frederick Douglass)
    • Stop 27: Museum of the City of New York (5th Avenue and East 104th Street)
    • Stop 28: The Guggenheim Museum (5th Avenue and East 90th Street)
    • Stop 29: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (5th Avenue and East 83rd Street)
    • Stop 30: The Frick Museum (5th Avenue and East 72nd Street)
    • Stop 31: Central Park Zoo (5th Avenue and East 66th Street)
    • Stop 32: The Plaza Hotel (24 West 59th Street)
    • Stop 33: Central Park South (Central Park South and Grand Army Plaza)
    Midtown Loop: Purple Route
    (Duration: 2-hours 30-minutes for entire loop)
    • Stop 3: Empire State Building/Korea Town (5th Avenue and W 32nd Street)
    • Stop 15: United Nations Building (1st Avenue and 44th Street)
    • Stop 16: Rockefeller Center (49th Street and 5th Avenue)
    • Stop 17: M&M's World Stop (7th Avenue and West 48th Street)
    • Stop 18: Uptown Tour Begins/Times Square (W 42nd Street and 8th Avenue)
    • Stop 34: Circle Line Sightseeing (42nd Street and West Side Highway)
    • Stop 35: Madison Square Garden (W 34th Street and 8th Avenue)
    • Stop 36: Grand Central Terminal (42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue)
    Classic Ticket:
    Your 1-day Big Bus pass includes the Downtown Loop, Uptown Loop and Midtown Loop

    Premium Ticket Upgrade:
    Your 2-day Big Bus pass includes the Downtown Loop, Uptown Loop and Midtown Loop plus: 

    Brooklyn Bus Tour: 1 hour 30 minutes. You can start the New York Brooklyn Tour at Stop 12 or 30. Every 60 minutes

    Sightseeing Cruise: A 1-hour cruise showcasing the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan's iconic skyline. Hornblower Cruises operate hourly, departing from Pier 15, South Street Seaport (by Stop 13). It's recommended that you arrive 30 minutes before your chosen departure time. Cruises operate every half-hour from May to October, and every hour from November to April.

    OR

    Night Bus Tour: Hop on for a panoramic Night Tour at Stop 17 to discover the sights of the Big Apple after dark. The tour lasts for two hours, departing every 15-20 minutes between 6:00pm and 8:00pm.

    Deluxe Ticket Upgrade:
    Your 3-day Big Bus pass includes the Downtown, Uptown and Midtown Loop, Brooklyn Tour plus Night Bus Tour AND Sightseeing Cruise.
    Also includes admission into the Museum of the City of New York.

    Cancellation Policy

    Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

Customer Reviews

Louis H

16-Jun-2017

This tour was a great way to learn the location of points of interest and how to navigate through this amazing city. Highly recommend this to first time visitors as a must do on their first day. Tour guides where very informative.

Ariel H

14-Jun-2017

Easy to find, reliable, clean, professional driver and the best view of the city, we got to visit many places that would have been imposible on our own

Kwang C

02-Jun-2017

It's amazing but they have only hop-on hop-off tour.
If you just want to see New York by yourself, they are the best value.

Leslie N

17-May-2017

This is one of the best ways to get around the city. The tour guides are awesome and very informative about the buildings along the routes. All the people who work for Big Bus are friendly and very helpful.

gkleonard

16-May-2017

Took the 48 hour tour - saw Uptown, Downtown, Brooklyn and night tour. If cold at all, make sure to dress in layers - it gets cold and windy on the top of the bus. All tour guides were very knowledgeable, the Brooklyn tour guide was very funny - reminded us of Melissa McCarthy.

Details


Inclusions

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Sightseeing Cruise (if option selected)
  • Night Tour (if option selected)
  • Admission to Museum of the City of New York (if option selected)
  • Live guide

  • Exclusions

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off

    • Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Passes are valid for either 1, 2 or 3 days at time of first redemption
      • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 2pm 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. 
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • 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

      • Voucher info

        You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

        Departure Point

        Board the bus at any stop along your route

        Departure Time

        Summer Hours (April 1 - November 1)

        Downtown buses 8am-6pm, departs every 15-20 minutes
        Uptown buses 9am-6pm, departs every 20-25 minutes
        Midtown buses 8:30am-5pm, departs every 30 minutes
        Brooklyn Tour buses 10am-3pm, departs every 60 minutes
        Night Tour 7pm-9pm, departs every 30 minutes 

        Winter Hours (November 1 - March 31)

        Downtown buses 8am-5pm, departs every 15-20 minutes
        Uptown buses 9am-5pm, departs every 20-25 minutes
        Midtown buses 8:30am-5pm, departs every 30 minutes
        Brooklyn Tour buses 10am-3pm, departs every 60 minutes
        Night Tour 6pm-8pm, departs every 30 minutes 

        Frequency is approximate. Delays possible due to heavy traffic.

        Duration

        Varies


Tour Options

1 Day - Classic

Code: CLASSIC

Unlimited use ticket valid for 1 day from time of first use. Includes Downtown, Uptown and Midtown bus loops only.
Starting From 2940
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2 Day - Premium

Code: PREMIUM

Unlimited use ticket valid for 2 days from time of first use. Includes all bus loops and night tour OR cruise.
Starting From 3439
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3 Day - Deluxe

Code: DELUXE

Unlimited use ticket valid for 3 days from time of first use. Includes all bus loops, night tour and cruise.
Starting From 4435
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Panoramic Night Tour

Code: NIGHT

2-hour tour. Please note this is not a hop-on hop-off tour.
Starting From 2243
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Picture Gallery

  • Times Square at night
  • Riding on the bus through town
  • Empire State Building
  • Big Bus
  • Amazing NYC Architecture and cenery
  • We had front row seats on the double decker bus.
  • Donkey Kong at Nintindo World-Rockerfellar Center Stop
  • Time Square
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • The bus
  • Bernie the best tour guide
  • Big Bus Manhatten
  • This is where we started.
  • China Town on Big Bus Tour
  • New York- Life on the Streets
  • New Ideias Museum - Bowery
  • Freedom Tower

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