4.5 star rating: Recommended 167 Reviews

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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  Varies
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 night bus tour of the city and a bus loop around Brooklyn.

Highlights

  • Hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour of New York City
  • Travel the city on a double-decker bus, hopping on and off at more than 30 stops to visit city sights at your leisure
  • Admire top New York attractions including the Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park
  • Hop off to explore neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village, SoHo and the Upper West Side
  • Learn about the history of New York from your informative and entertaining guide
  • Upgrade to a 48-hour pass to enjoy a Brooklyn bus tour and night bus tour

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Flexible and convenient, this New York City Big Bus tour is perfect for independent travelers seeking to make the most of their time in the Big Apple!

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What You Can Expect

Big Bus New York Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Travel through such iconic areas as Times Square on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city

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!

Redeem your voucher at 48th Street and 7th Avenue in Times Square and hop aboard the bus 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 the 48-hour pass to include a Brooklyn bus loop and a night bus tour (see Itinerary for details).

Click on the ‘View Additional Info’ button below to see a map of all hop-on hop-off bus routes.

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Itinerary

48-Hour Ticket Upgrade:
Your 48-hour Big Bus pass includes the Downtown Loop and Uptown Loop plus:

Night Bus Tour (1.5 hours)
Board a Big Bus at Stop 1 (Times Square at 48th Street and 7th Avenue) at 7:30pm (with additional departures seasonally) to experience the vibrant streets of New York after dark. Marvel at the dazzling lights and billboards of Times Square before cruising both upper and lower Manhattan. Admire sights including Central Park, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building and the high-end shops on Fifth Avenue before crossing the Manhattan Bridge to Brooklyn to take in spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

Brooklyn Bus Tour (2 hours)
Hop aboard a Big Bus at Stop 11 on the Downtown Loop (World Trade Center/City Hall) for a tour of trendy Brooklyn, New York's most populous borough. Cross the Manhattan Bridge and delight in amazing views of the Statue of Liberty. Continue to the Brooklyn waterfront, and take in more captivating vistas of Brooklyn Bridge and downtown Manhattan. See major Brooklyn attractions including the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Barclays Center and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Hop off to explore Prospect Park and Zoo as well as Brooklyn's hip boutiques, restaurants and bars, and hop back on the bus at a later time for your return to Manhattan. (Departs for Brooklyn at 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily.)

Downtown Loop: Red Route
(Duration: 2 hours for entire loop)
  • Stop 1: Times Square 48th St (7th Avenue and West 48th Street)
  • Stop 2: Times Square 42nd St (West 42nd Street and Broadway)
  • Stop 3: Empire State Building (5th Avenue and 36th Street)
  • Stop 4: Korea Town (5th Avenue and 32nd Street)
  • Stop 5: Flatiron District (5th Avenue and 23rd Street)
  • Stop 6: Union Square (5th Avenue and 14th Street)
  • Stop 7: Greenwich Village/NYU (East 8th Street and 5th Avenue)
  • Stop 8: NoHo (Broadway and Bleecker Street)
  • Stop 9: SoHo/Little Italy (Broadway and Spring Street)
  • Stop 10: Chinatown (Lafayette and Walker Street)
  • Stop 11: World Trade Center/City Hall (Park Row and Beekman)
  • Stop 12: Battery Park State St (State Street between Battery Place and Bridge Street)
  • Stop 13: Pier 15 (South Street between Maiden Lane and Pine Street)
  • Stop 14: Battery Park on Battery Place (Battery Place between Broadway and Greenwich)
  • Stop 15: High Line (W 23rd St between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue)
  • Stop 16: Madison Square Garden/Penn Station (8th Avenue between West 34th Street and West 35th Street)
Uptown Loop: Blue Route
(Duration: 2 hours for entire loop)
  • Stop 1: Times Square 48th St (7th Avenue and West 48th Street)
  • Stop 2: Times Square 42nd St (West 42nd Street and Broadway)
  • Stop 17: Rockefeller Center (West 49th Street and 5th Avenue)
  • Stop 18: Central Park and Columbus Circle
  • Stop 19: Lincoln Center Plaza (Broadway and 63rd Street)
  • Stop 20: Dakota/Strawberry Fields (Central Park West and West 72nd Street)
  • Stop 21: American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West and West 80th Street)
  • Stop 22: Cathedral of St John the Divine (Amsterdam and West 112th Street)
  • Stop 23: Grant's Tomb/Riverside Church (Riverside Drive and W 122nd Street)
  • Stop 24: Apollo Theatre/Harlem (West 125th Street and Frederick Douglass)
  • Stop 25: Museum of the City of New York (5th Avenue and East 104th Street)
  • Stop 26: The Guggenheim Museum (5th Avenue and East 90th Street)
  • Stop 27: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (5th Avenue and East 83rd Street)
  • Stop 28: The Frick Museum (5th Avenue and East 72nd Street)
  • Stop 29: Central Park Zoo (5th Avenue and East 66th Street)
  • Stop 30: Central Park South (Central Park South and Grand Army Plaza)

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great time seeing all the sights.
Stayed on the bus as very cold.
Did the evening tour over Manhatten bridge which was agreat bonus.
The tour guides were very knowledgeable and informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

The "guide" on our morning tour was very knowledgeable about all the things we saw and where to get off the bus if we wanted to go to different places. We stayed on the bus for the entire loop the first time, just to get oriented, then hopped off and on when we wanted to see something. All the employees at the various stops were courteous and make sure I (handicapped) could board and sit safely. Thanks, Viator, for helping us use our limited time wisely!

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