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New York City Bus Tours

By Viator, June 2014

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New York City is the largest city in the United States and boasts one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. The highlights are endless and you could easily fill a few days with museum visits, theater shows, sightseeing and shopping. 

One of the best ways to get a feel for the city known as the “Big Apple” is to take a bus tour, which allows you to see the highlights in a short amount of time, without worrying about negotiating public transit on your own, or putting in hours of walking on the streets of New York.

There are dozens of different bus tours to choose from, including those that focus on particular areas of the city, or particular themes, like architecture or even your favorite TV shows.

One of the most popular options is a Hop-on, Hop-Off Tour. This flexible bus tour allows you to create your own itinerary while tour guides on-board inform and entertain you between stops. Riding on a double-decker bus, you won’t be fighting crowds in the subway to get from one site to the next and you’ll enjoy unobstructed views of many the city’s major attractions. With 50 possible stops, you can see as much or as little as you choose – and save your energy to enjoy the vibrant nightlife in the city that never sleeps! Tickets range from a basic 24-hour pass covering lower Manhattan to a 72-hour ticket that includes Harlem, Brooklyn and even a night tour. Other ticket options include cruises, attractions, meals or museums, such as the Empire State Building and the unique Guggenheim Museum.

For something a little more structured, consider a full day guided coach tour of the city. Over eight hours, enthusiastic guides will lead the way as an air-conditioned coach shuttles you from one major landmark to the next, including Times Square, the World Trade Center Site, Central Park and Rockefeller Center.

More specialized tours include a tour of New York TV and movie sites or a tour of Manhattan neighborhoods, including Chinatown, Little Italy and the historic South Street Seaport.

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New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1674 Reviews

Create your own sightseeing itinerary with the New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour! A hop-on-hop-off bus tour is the ideal way to explore every corner of the Big ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Flexible

From USD $48.99

New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Statue of Liberty Ferry Ticket and Top of the Rock or Empire State Building

4.5 star rating: Recommended 583 Reviews

Everything you need to see in New York with freedom and independence! Design your own itinerary of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Harlem on a hop-on hop-off ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $93.99

New York City Guided Sightseeing Tour by Luxury Coach

4.5 star rating: Recommended 732 Reviews

Choose from three exciting itineraries over 4, 6 and 8.5 hours and enjoy a comprehensive guided sightseeing tour of New York City by luxury coach! On all ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Depends on option selected

From USD $48.59

New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour and Harbor Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 168 Reviews

Design your own itinerary and explore the streets of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Harlem on a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tour. In summer the top deck is open ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $58.99

Viator Exclusive: Ultimate New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour by Bus and Boat

Take advantage of hop-on hop-off passes for the New York Water Taxi and a double-decker sightseeing bus with this Viator Exclusive, available nowhere else! ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2-4 days

From USD $69.00

New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour including Statue of Liberty Ferry Ticket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 71 Reviews

Navigate your way through the streets of Manhattan with the New York Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour before heading over to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island! ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Flexible

From USD $75.99

THE RIDE New York City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 55 Reviews

Strap on your seat belt and prepare for THE RIDE , the most exciting entertainment experience to hit New York City! This dynamic and interactive part-show, ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.00

New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Shopping and Top of the Rock

4.5 star rating: Recommended 94 Reviews

This New York package includes a 96-hour ticket on the New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, ticket on a hop-on hop-off ferry, ticket to Top of the Rock ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $118.99

New York, New York Neighborhoods Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 14 Reviews

Be escorted by one of the knowledgeable guides and be taken for a walk through the Manhattan, Chinatown, Little Italy and historic South Street Seaport. Opt ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.99

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