See New York City shine in all its glory on this illuminating, 1.5-hour night tour. From aboard an open-top double-decker bus, see the lights and evening activity of Times Square, Greenwich Village, SoHo, the Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, and more. You'll savor incredible panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline at night.
Evening tour of New York City's lights
Enjoy unobstructed views of Manhattan's sparkling landmarks from the double-decker bus
See the Empire State Building, Times Square, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Rockefeller Center and more
Learn about the sights you see from your informative onboard guide
Upgrade to the All Around Town Tour includes 4 different loops covering Downtown, Uptown, Brooklyn plus New York City at night!
As night falls across Manhattan, watch the city’s famous landmarks light up in a dazzling display. Meet your guide on the West Side in the early evening for this NYC night tour, and hop aboard an open-top double-decker bus, which allows unobstructed views of the city’s mesmerizing vertical sights. Take in the colorful display of lights as you cruise through Times Square, Chinatown, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, and the Lower East Side. Your knowledgeable guide will provide interesting facts and insights about the sights you pass. Keep your camera at the ready for an array of illuminated urban landmarks including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and the Manhattan Bridge. Then, drive across the Brooklyn Bridge for a quick loop in Brooklyn. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and its millions of twinkling lights. At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped off back at the original departure point. During the holiday season, the Night Tour is replaced with the Holiday Lights Tour, which focuses on Midtown to show you New York City’s legendary department store windows and other Christmas-themed decorations. Upgrade to the 24-hour, 48-hour or 72-hour All Loops Tour that includes the Night Tour plus all 3 Loops, Hop-on Hop-off Cruise, entrance to Museum of The City of New York or New York Historical Museum and a discount card!
Two stars awarded for a bus being available on time. The tour guide if you can call him that was an elderly oriental man who literally spoke broken English with a thick accent and gave practically no tour info other than a few titbits. The plastic bubble is scratched up and you can’t get photos out of it and if you don’t sit in the bubble you need artic clothing as it is freezing and a very long tour 1 about 2 hours, no heating!!! The ridiculously funny thing was that the old man spent 20 minutes towards the end of the tour pretty much begging for tips by shaking a plastic bag in your face until you coughed up a few dollars. Disappointing really but that’s a truthful account. Maybe another tour guide would be better.
My husband and I have spent time in and around Manhattan for most of our lives, but were interested to bring our two young sons, who love double decker buses, for a special evening looking at the city. We booked these tickets online, not researching the company or reading reviews. When we arrived at 6:10 at the (indoor) location listed on the online tickets, we waited in line for about 10 minutes in order to get “validated” and receive paper tickets. We were then told we needed to walk a few blocks to the place where the buses pulled up—Times Square. We nudged our way through the thick crowds, holding tightly to the kids’ hands, and arrived at 6:30. The line of people waiting for the bus tour with us was probably three hundred long already. A full city block at least. Double decker buses were pulling up to bring people on, but we knew we would be waiting for at least an hour in packed Times Square to get onto a tour bus. The 6:30 pm tour we signed up for was a scam—the company will sell as many tickets as they can, even if they don’t have enough buses to leave for the tour at the time they state. At 7, we decided to take our losses, forget the bus tour, and bring the boys home by taxi. Please learn from our experience and the time I’m taking to write this review, and do not give your money to this scam.
We had reserved a 6:30pm, 90 minute tour. When we arrived and checked in 30 minutes early, we learned we had to wait in a long line on the street for an available bus. The line took 45 minutes so we didn't begin until after 6:45. We couldn't understand the tour guide who spoke very quickly. The sights were good but we didn't get the benefit of any of the actual tour since we couldn't understand the driver. The actual tour was more than 2 hours and we didn't get back until after 9pm (for a tour that was supposed to end at 8pm). I would highly recommend a different tour company.
Tour was awful: tour guide didn't speak english and was just screaming. He didn't explain anything about the city. He was totally unprofessional. Recorded Italian audio wasn't real Italian. Please Viator, drop this tour: you should have controlled reliability of tour company. We asked for partial refund, but haven't received anything yet.
If you see Asian guy welcome you on the bus go far away. Horrible English for tour guide. He was not explaining most of the buildings and repeating only the most famous how far they are. Also night NYC trip should start later in summer time in order to see real night NYC with all beautiful lights from Brooklyn. Hardly recommend to check if tour guide is american in order to tell you really interesting stories.
Viator, you let us down on this one. First, we thought we scheduled a specific time for the tour. Instead, after checked in, we were then sent a few blocks away for pick up. When we arrived, there was a line that wrapped around a city block. Hundreds of people were waiting. So about 45 minutes later we finally get on the bus.
We are handed head phones to plug in so we could hear the tour guy. I thought, cool, great way to make sure we can hear. Nope, the equipment was awful. Very metal sounding and very hard to hear or understand. The tour guide was literally five feet from us, but we could not make out most of what he was saying whether we took off the ear phones or not.
What we did hear was pretty generic. Here's this building, here's that building. No interesting stories, no insider information. Just mumbled names of places.
The bus itself was awful. I thought I'd have whiplash by the time we got off. Terrible short breaking, jumping forward, etc. I'm not sure if it was the bus or the driver, but even the tour guide commented on the rough ride.
So not what we were expecting. It was nice to see lots of stuff all at once, but save the money and buy a map. (Or use your GPS.) You'll get the same information.
This is a great way to get acquainted with the sights of the city at night! Kat was the tour guide and told a lot of good jokes and had interesting stories about the city and its architecture. I did this on my second night of 3 in the city and thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the top deck. You get provided with earphones that work well, as you certainly need them to hear your guide above the rumble of the city traffic!