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4.5 star rating: Recommended 231 Reviews

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  • Location: New York City, New York
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Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Big Bus New York Hop-on Hop-off Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Great tour. Really enjoyed it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Our tour guide was very informative and friendly. We got to see the part of upper Manhattan that we didn't see before. Enjoyed it a lot.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Big Bus Tours were great! We purchased the 3 day ticket but only had time to use 2 days thought still thought this was good value. The downtown tour was excellent, the guide as very knowledgeable and humourous however, there were a few issues with the sound cutting in and out as we drove along. We got off at stop 13 to walk along HighLine Park, which was excellent.
The uptown tour was equally as good. Our guide for that trip was Pauline and she was excellent, watching out for people who wanted to get off at specific stops in Harlem. We enjoyed the uptown tour as it took us to places we wouldn't have thought of going on our own.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

The trip was amazing and very well informative. I greatly enjoyed it and recommended it to all my friends traveling with me.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Always a terrific way to get the best taste and feel of the city. Opted for the 3 day tour which included a harbor boat trip. Great trip to take on your first day visit to NYC. This tour takes you by many highlights the city has to offer. All of the on-bus tour guides and as well all of the bus sales people on the street. Were very animated and eager to assist.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

great way to see nyc with great guides, Liberty cruise and night tour a must plus the uptown tour is wel worth it. Well done BB but stop the street hard sell.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This tour was amazing!

Jack M
Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Good trip. Interesting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This bus tour was highly recommended to us because we were making our first trip to New York. It was the ONLY way to see your way around! Have raved about it to everyone and wouldn't hesitate to do it again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

had a great time. Guides were excellent, would use this company again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Friendly and helpful. Great if you only have a short time in town.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

We hopped off and on the downtown tour and found the guides both friendly and knowledgeable - even in the pouring rain. The bus tour enabled us to see nearly all the sites of interest and was good value for money.
The uptown tour with guide Denise, we think, was the highlight of our entire stay in the USA. She was brilliant!! Not only was her commentary interesting and humorous and it was delivered with a passionate knowledge of the history of the communities, their hopes and expectations and the successes and failures they have experienced. This area was comparatively unknown to us beforehand but we were so, so delighted we took the uptown tour - an absolute must!! Thank you. Bob and Ann Nally

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Fantastic way of seeing the city. Tour guides were all informative, friendly and had some very amusing stories. Bonus was the Hornblower cruise great views of the lady herself Liberty. Would highly recommend the Big Red Bus tours. Travel above ground views are better!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The bus service at the Port was terrific. The weather was in the 20's so it was so nice not to have to walk to the Tour starting place on Broadway. Very good service.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

We had some great guides (and drivers) take us around, and we used the full effect of the hop on/off to get around the city (especially downtown). It was totally worth it for the two day service.

Steve was our favourite, and a great resource on the Uptown tour. He personalized as much as he could to the interests of our fellow passengers, both young and old, native English speakers and not (and has a great history on the local and past rock music scene, FYI).

I chose Big Bus based off the reviews I read around, and I was not let down. Clean, warm (enough) buses, great guides. Happy customers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This was a great way to get a feel for the city. Some of the guides that we encountered were not as good as others. Unfortunately we were there during one of the coldest periods that NYC had experienced in forever so we couldn't get the full experience of the top deck, especially for the night tour. I would definitely do it again if I ever went back to NYC.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The Big Bus tour was amazing we had two amazing tour guides Pauline and the Captain very enthusiastic comentary the others were good to but these two were exceptional

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Brilliant. Used the bus extensively during our two days - and our free third day! Hopped on and off with no fuss at all. Tour guides were superb, friendly and extremely knowledgeable, each supplying their own nuggets of information. Indeed, all staff were great - including those located around the various boarding points. Well done!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Worth every penny. The narrators were informative and entertaining. This is also easy to pick back up after getting off. Get the two day pass so you can finish the tour easily

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

It was nice unforgettable trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Great to see all the best attractions you will find in Manhattan. Given the chance to go down and ride again, we were able to get the best of the attractions that inerests my family. So easy and comfortable and fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

If you do nothing else in New York take this tour. We booked the three day tour including Brooklyn and night tour. Fantastic! The guides were informative and very helpful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

exellent quality very informative

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