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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 24-hour pass, ride two bus loops around Manhattan as you learn about the city's history from your engaging guide. Upgrade to a 48-hour pass and include a bus loop around Midtown, Brooklyn tour and sightseeing cruise or night tour. Choose the 72-hour 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 or Downtown 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 48-hour pass, which includes  a bus loop around Midtown, Brooklyn tour and sightseeing cruise or night tour. Choose to upgrade to the 72-hour pass to include all tours plus a 2-hour Night bus tour and sightseeing cruise. (see Itinerary for details).
    Click on the ‘View Additional Info’ button below to see a map of all hop-on hop-off bus routes.

    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: Madison Square Garden/Penn Station (8th Avenue between West 34th and West 35th Street)
    • Stop 15: Theater District Shopping Court (8th Avenue and 46th Street)
    • Stop 16: M&M's World Stop (7th Avenue and West 48th Street)
    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 (West 42nd Street and 8th Avenue)
    • Stop 19: Central Park and Columbus Circle
    • Stop 20: Lincoln Center Plaza (Broadway and 63rd Street)
    • Stop 21: Dakota/Strawberry Fields (Central Park West and West 72nd Street)
    • Stop 22: American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West and West 80th Street)
    • Stop 23: Cathedral of St John the Divine (Amsterdam and West 112th Street)
    • Stop 24: Grant's Tomb/Riverside Church (Riverside Drive and W 122nd Street)
    • Stop 25: Apollo Theatre/Harlem (West 125th Street and Frederick Douglass)
    • Stop 26: Museum of the City of New York (5th Avenue and East 104th Street)
    • Stop 27: The Guggenheim Museum (5th Avenue and East 90th Street)
    • Stop 28: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (5th Avenue and East 83rd Street)
    • Stop 29: The Frick Museum (5th Avenue and East 72nd Street)
    • Stop 30: Central Park Zoo (5th Avenue and East 66th Street)
    • Stop 31: Central Park South (Central Park South and Grand Army Plaza)
    Midtown Loop: Purple Route
    (Duration: 2-hours 30-minutes for entire loop)
    • Stop 17: M&M's World Stop (7th Avenue and West 48th Street)
    • Stop 33: Circle Line Sightseeing (42nd Street and West Side Highway)
    • Stop 34: Modells (7th Avenue and 33rd Street)
    • Stop 35: Grand Central Terminal (42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue)
    • Stop 36: United Nations Building (1st Avenue and 44th Street)
    • Stop 37: Rockefeller Center (49th Street and 5th Avenue) 
    48-Hour Ticket Upgrade:
    Your 48-hour Big Bus pass includes the Downtown Loop and Uptown Loop plus: 

    Midtown Loop: Purple Route 

    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.

    72-Hour Ticket Upgrade:
    Your 48-hour Big Bus pass includes the Downtown, Uptown and Midtown Loop, Brooklyn Tour and Sightseeing Cruise plus Night Bus Tour and Sightseeing Cruise.

    Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Reviews

Terrance P

19-Apr-2017

Gives you a great overview of what you want to return to see in greater detail. The guides giving the commentary were informative and personable

rjcrtodd1

07-Apr-2017

excellent

Nana

01-Apr-2017

My husband and I purchase a Hop-On Hop-Off Tour from La Vacanza Travel on several vacations. It is a great way to get around. The commentaries are always great. We learn so much more than if we just walked around or took another form of public transportation. I would not hesitate to and have recommend this tour.

Sharon H

22-Mar-2017

Tours took us everywhere, tour guides filled in details, easy to use this service. Now I will look for this same opportunity when I visit other cities because it gave us the overview and highlights.

Julie R

18-Mar-2017

Worth every penny! This tour will take you pretty much anywhere you want to see in NYC!!! The best part is that you can hop off when you want, for as long as you like and you can rest assured that you can catch another bus when you're ready. The stops are conveniently located throughout the city and if your sight isn't at the stop immediately, it's just a short walk to whatever it is you want to see. Highly recommended!

Details


Inclusions

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Sightseeing Cruise (if option selected)
  • Night Tour (if option selected)
  • Live guide
  • Recorded commentary available in 10 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and Russian. 

  • Exclusions

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off

    • Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Passes are valid for either 24, 48 or 72 consecutive hours after time of first redemption
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat (if option selected)

      • 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

        Downtown buses 8am-5pm, departs every 10-15 minutes
        Uptown buses 9am-5pm, departs every 15-20 minutes
        Midtown buses 8:30am-5pm, departs every 15-20 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

        Return Details

        Last bus for full loop departs Times Square 48th Street at 5pm (terminates at 7pm)


Tour Options

24-Hour Ticket

Code: 24HRDTUP

Unlimited use ticket valid for 24 hours from time of first use. Includes Downtown (Red) and Uptown (Blue) bus loops only.
Starting From 3043
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48-Hour Ticket

Code: 48HRALL

Unlimited use ticket valid for 48 hours from time of first use. Includes all bus loops and night tour OR cruise.
Starting From 3597
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72-Hour Ticket

Code: 72HRALL

Unlimited use ticket valid for 72 hours from time of first use. Includes all bus loops, night tour and cruise.
Starting From 4371
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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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