Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the New York City Explorer Pass. 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.
Very good value for money. To visit the museums and art galleries individually that we did would have been far more expensive.
Great Facility for booking trips in advance and then fast tracking entrances, although there were not long queues when we visited. Good discount too.
Great savings and easy to pick up the cards for easier access to the attractions
A really good way to see the sights and not have to rush because it has a great time limit on it. Would have liked to have used it for the 9/11 museum - some other cards include this.
Explorer pass was fabulous and allowed us so much freedom to see so many different attractions. Great to be able to jump long queues, good value for money.
Overall - very good experience. Bought 7 attractions pass, used them all in 7 days. The pass was easy to get and ready to use. However the location where we got was out of complementary guide books so we have to go to another location to get them.
Also the HopOn-HopOff attraction offer includes just one tour of your choice not all of them as it is written on this website.
So, if you want to calculate how much you would safe - giving that only general admission passes are included, it will be around 5 per attraction comparing to regular price.
It was excellent having the pass as it made you see the sights you needed to see without having to pay on the day. I think from what I added up if we paid on the day so to speak we saved overall. It mentioned about skipping the queues, but this never worked at any sights ie empire state etc, as we still had to queue for tickets. collecting the pass when we got there was easier enough, a bit confusing when buying the ticket from the uk you have to print a voucher, then they tell you to ring a number urgently which is a us number to validate your tour then you collect your passes, this needs simplyfying as it is a bit confusing as to what it is you need to do exactly. Overall would recommend, as New York is an expensive place and they wants tips for everything which is annoying.
You see the sign for this pass on the attractions everywhere, I just wish you could collect it from more places, but it was easy to pick up once we found somewhere close to the hotel and was ready to use straight away.
It was well worth it, while we didn't have to skip the queues, the facility there and it worked out good value for money. Would recommend for this only needing 3 to 5 attractions.
I and my family were very impressed with this pass, it was easy to activate, jump some queues and save money on the whole experience! Very satisfied customers, would highly recommend.
Worth every penny! Saved us time by skipping lines. No problem at any of our three venues. Will use this again when we come to New York.
Great pass, great variety of choices to use it on - would thoroughly recommend this pass!
A good solution if you spend few days. You can choose between about 80 attractions.
The explanations are clear.
We enjoy it
Everything was fabulous. Easy to pick up the pas. paying up front was cheaper. We missed the queues. Had a super time would use this service again
Very convenient way to pre-book all your sightseeing in New York: the accompanying book gives you guidance on how to reclaim your ticket, as sometimes you don't go through the general admissions lines you use the group booking desks.
I saw the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Top of the Rock Rockefeller Center tour, the Guggenheim museum and the Ripley's Believe it or not museum.
Recommended if you don't want the hassle of waiting in lines, or want a bit of guidance on where to see things in NY!
The explorer pass was not as widely used as the city pass based on obserations of other tourists during ticket queues but it sure came in handy when lining up for tickets. At some ticket booths, it allows quicker ticket collections.
Really great value for money and really easy to exchange the voucher for the passes.
It was a great time although it was FREEZING lol the New York City Explorer Pass was great!! We purchased the 5 attraction pass and one day just was not enough time to do all 5 but other than that it was wonderful!!