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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  2-4 days
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! Listen to onboard narration and take in amazing views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and Governors Island as you cruise by in your water taxi. Then, take to the streets on a double-decker bus that offers 30 stops at locations such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Greenwich Village. Each 2-day pass offers an easy, flexible way to see New York's most popular landmarks at your leisure.


  • 2-day hop-on hop-off passes for the New York Water Taxi and a double-decker bus tour — a Viator Exclusive
  • Spread your tours out over four days or use both your water taxi and bus passes in two full, exciting days!
  • Visit top New York City attractions including the Empire State Building, Times Square and the Guggenheim Museum
  • Hop on and off at any of the boat and bus stops to discover New York's world-famous landmarks at your own pace
  • Learn about New York's history and sights from onboard narration
  • Enjoy complimentary admission to the Museum of the City of New York with your tour
  • Don't miss this opportunity to conveniently explore New York by land and by sea — it's not available anywhere else!

What You Can Expect

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

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

Your 2-day hop-on hop-off passes to the New York Water Taxi and a double-decker sightseeing bus can be used one after another or at the same time — whichever you prefer — providing you up to four days of transportation around New York. Capture incredible photos of the New York skyline from the water and awesome close-up shots of world-renowned landmarks from the streets on this tour that can't be booked elsewhere.

New York Water Taxi

Board your sleek and fast water taxi at any of its four stops (see Itinerary for a list). Relax for the complete 1.5-hour journey through New York Harbor and part of the East River and Hudson River, admiring breathtaking vistas of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Governors Island, the Empire State Building and Times Square. Or hop on and off at any of the stops to visit popular attractions such as the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Wall Street, Battery Park, the Museum of Jewish Heritage and South Street Seaport.

Listen to your energetic and engaging guide relate facts and anecdotes about New York's colorful history and many well-known sights as you take in breathtaking views from the climate-controlled indoor cabin or the boat's top deck. Enjoy drinks (own expense) from the cash bar as you cruise alongside Manhattan.

Double-Decker Sightseeing Bus
Board your double-decker sightseeing bus at any of its more than 40 stops (see Itinerary for a full list of stops), and watch the city go by from the climate-controlled lower deck or the open-air top deck. Hop on and off as you wish and visit the numerous must-see attractions along both the Uptown Loop and Downtown Loop.

Your bus will transport in style to world-famous landmarks including the Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Central Park. With your 2-day pass, you can ride two bus loops around Manhattan plus enjoy a night bus tour of the city and a bus loop around Brooklyn. All tours are accompanied by live guide and you can spend your time exactly as you wish, ending at any of the hop-on hop-off stops along the route.


New York Water Taxi hop-on hop-off stops
Pier 79
Christopher Street
Battery Park, Slip 6
Pier 11, Slip A

Double-decker bus hop-on hop-off stops

Uptown Loop (2 hours duration):
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)

Downtown Loop
(2 hours duration):
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)

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I can see why Big Bus and NY Water Taxi are the two preferred companies for touring NYC- the buses are newer than the other tour bus tours and it is nice to have live guides telling stories every guide adds their own urban legends or personal experiences, and they all talk about some different aspects of the city, so you never feel like you're doing the same tour twice. I recommend it, especially for the first-time visitor or for those who want to spend less time in the subway. Easy way to get from Harlem to Times Square and hop off at museums and Central Park- the water taxi is especially good for Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. I don't understand why people were bothered by the ticket agents you just keep walking people are always trying to sell you stuff in NYC get used to it. If you buy your ticket in advance it saves you hassle. Some people have said the boat made them feel sick- I was on it four different days, all of which were quite breezy and if those conditions make people seasick I wouldn't want to see them on a 10-day cruise... best for people who are that prone to motion sickness to avoid boats altogether.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

See my previous review- I enjoyed it so much, I did it all over again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Hop-on/hop-off bus tours are the only way to see a big city and Big Bus does it right.
We loved the exposure to many sights and scenes we wouldn't have seen otherwise. The combined cruise package us well worth the cost. I wouldn't begin to see a foreign city anymore without first doing a bus tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Hassle free brilliant gives you chance to see a lot of New York at your own pace

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The only way to see New York. It was great. The tour operators were terrific. Knowledge and humor was very much appreciated. Would do it again in a couple of years just to find out what's new.

4 star rating: Recommended November 2014

very good.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

Both tours were excellent. We had one of the best tour guides I've ever had on the boat. The Hop-On Hop-Off was a great tour. They even had complimentary rain ponchos so we could still sit on the top open part. The only negative is that at Stop #1 where we had to change buses for the Uptown route it was VERY disorganized. No one seemed to know what bus was going where and it took almost 45 min to get a bus that was going Uptown.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

The tour covered everything we wanted to see a.d the tour guides were fabulous.

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2014

Bus tour was fantastic. The tour guide was very helpful and took pictures of us in front of the Statue of Liberty. The ticket agent at the terminal had to ask what to do with the Viator vouchers.
Did not like the the bus very much. We went from the boat to "TRY" and find a stop for the bus. Another local tour operator finally helped us show where they would stop. The bus stops are not marked so we had to keep asking. Once on the bus, the bus driver said we had to exchange the tickets we had at their main office. We had already exchanged our vouchers at the boat terminal and received 4 tickets. There was confusion about the exchanging process. The bus driver did finally allow us on the bus and when we stopped at Times Square, we were told to get off and see one of the agent. By then it was raining and we got back on the bus and no one got off at any of the stops and rode the whole route back to the beginning. The passengers commented to the tour guide about the heat on the bus. She was sort of annoying with some of her comments and singing. I was so glad to get off of that bus even that it meant I had to get wet. We spent way too much time trying to find a bus after getting off the boat and did not get to utilize the bus features. It's a new company and I found they were not well organized. By the time we got on the bus at Times Square, there was only time for 1 complete round trip on any route before they ended their day. The other hop ons end times were much later. I would not recommend this bus.

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