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Offered in: English and 9 more

Overview

A hop-on hop-off New York bus tour allows you to see the city at your own pace and provides easy transportation to top sights. Entertaining tour guides keep you informed when you’re on board, and you can hop off and on the distinctive double-decker tour buses when you wish to check out attractions like the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. There are several options and combos to choose from when booking: a 48- or 72-hour All Loops (includes the Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop, Brooklyn Loop and Night Tour), or upgrade to VIP Pass which includes skip-the-line benefits and greater flexibility with buses or add attractions to your tour.
  • Hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour of New York by double-decker bus
  • Tour New York at your own pace
  • All Around Town Tour includes 3 different loops covering Downtown, Uptown, Brooklyn plus New York City at night!
  • Skip the crowds with the VIP All-Access Pass Pass
  • Live commentary from local knowledgeable guide onboard
  • Board at any bus stop! Show your paper or mobile voucher at any of the stops along your route.
Your hop-on hop-off New York bus tour features pre-recorded commentary in 11 languages, as well as live tour guides to provide assistance and information. The recorded narration includes music and NYC street sounds to keep you entertained while listening to GPS-triggered fun facts about the sights you see from the bus.

When booking, you have several tour options to choose from, detailed below.

48 and 72-hour All Around Town Bus Tour
Includes the following loops:

Downtown Loop
See the world-famous Times Square, where bright lights and billboards set the scene for your one-of-a-kind adventure. Let our professional, well-versed tour guides take you on a journey through other well-known Manhattan neighborhoods, like Greenwich Village, SoHo, the Financial District, Chinatown and the Lower East Side. Sit back and relax as you enjoy double-decker views of famous sights like the Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building, Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Garden, the Statue of Liberty and many more!

Uptown Loop
Stops include Harlem Market, Apollo Theater, Grant’s Tomb, Cathedral of St John the Diving, American Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Center, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Museum Mile, Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Brooklyn Loop
See the Brooklyn Museum, Fulton Mall, Antique Furniture District, Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Botanic Garden. Brooklyn Tour departs from Old Fulton Street by Prospect Street in Brooklyn. 

Night Tour
This tour is NOT a hop-on hop-off tour. You’ll see more than 20 illuminated city sights and neighborhoods, including Little Italy, Chinatown, SoHo, Greenwich Village, the Empire State Building, Times Square and Central Park. 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.

Hop-on Hop-off Cruise
You’ll stop in front of the Statue of Liberty, sail under the Brooklyn Bridge and have plenty of time to snap photos of the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, the South Street Seaport, and the Manhattan skyline in all its glory. See NYC's stunning skyline from the water.

Itinerary

Upgrade Options:

48-hour or 72-hour VIP Pass
Includes All Around Town Tour Pass as mentioned above with the added benefit of skip the line at all stops.

48-hour or 72-hour Plus One Attraction Upgrade

Includes All Around Town Tour Pass as mentioned above plus choose one attraction.
Choose from: Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, Top of the Rock, The MET, MoMA, Madame Tussauds, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, 9/11 Tribute Center, New York Historical Society, Museum of the City of New York, The Cloisters Museum, Central Park Guided Bike Tour or Central Park Sightseeing Walking Tour

72-hour Plus 3 or 5 Attraction Upgrade
Includes 72-Hour All Around Town Tour Pass as mentioned above plus choose 3 or 5 attractions.
You may choose a total of three, five or seven of the following cruises, attractions, dining opportunities, museums and fun experiences while in New York City.


Attractions 

  • 9/11 Memorial and Museum
  • Madame Tussauds Celebrity Ticket
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
  • One World Observatory
  • National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
  • Gulliver's Gate

Cruises 

  • Statue of Liberty Ferry and Ellis Island Ferry

Tours

  • Alternative New York Street Art Tour
  • Broadway Walking Tour
  • Bronx’s Little Italy and Arthur Avenue Tour
  • Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Tour
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard Past, Present, Future Tour
  • Greenwich Village Tour
  • Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour
  • High Line, Chelsea, Meatpacking Tour
  • Lower Manhattan Walking Tour
  • NYC Slavery and Underground Tour
  • SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown Tour
  • Lincoln Center Tour
  • Madison Square Garden All Access Tour
  • Rockefeller Center Tour
  • The Radio City Stage Door Tour
  • When Harry Met Seinfeld Tour
  • The TOUR

Museums 

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • 9/11 Tribute Museum
  • Brooklyn Museum and Botanic Garden
  • The Cloisters
  • El Museo del Barrio
  • Ground Zero Workshop: Stories, Images, Artifacts of 9/11
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • New York Historical Society
  • The Whitney Museum of American Art
  • MoMA PS1

Dining (selections from prix fixe menus; beverages and gratuities not included)

  • Lunch at Dave and Buster's -234 W. 42nd St., 3rd Floor 
  • Lunch at Grotta Azzurra (Little Italy)
  • Lunch at Bella Napoli (Near the Empire State Building)
  • Breakfast or Lunch at Applebee's 42nd Street & 50th Street
  • $25 towards lunch or dinner at Planet Hollywood
  • $25 towards lunch or dinner at Buca di Beppo

Transportation 

  • Go Airlink Airport Shuttle Share Ride (For departure transfers only. Reservations required)

Live Events (Seasonal, restrictions apply)

  • NYCFC (New York City FC) Tickets
  • NY Mets Games
  • NY Yankees Games
*Choice of options is subject to change

Reviews

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E
, Oct 2018

This was an excellent tour, we chose the 72 hr. pass so we were able to go uptown, downtown, Brooklyn and see the night lights. It was always more informative when there was a live person doing the narration instead of the headset version. My complaint with the tour was: You HAVE to go to the office and get tickets for Grayline, you can not just show up with your phone or printed receipt as is says in the booking info. We wasted time and had to walk from our intended starting point to the office to get tickets.

J
, Oct 2018

We bought two 48-hour passes and the entire process was so confusing. The company gave very little instructions and we were left asking people on the street what to do. We ended up having to go get 'tickets' at the Empire State Building and these instrcutions were not included. Even the ticket girl could have been more helpful. It seemed to be implied that we knew what to do when there was no way we could have known. I tried many times to get clear instructions online but there were none to be had. When we finally got on a bus, there were no available seats on top and no air conditioning below. The bus driver was Chinese and spoke very poor English. He was far from friendly in spite of the language difference. Our 15 minutes on the bus was the worst of our entire trip. The only reason I gave it a 2 is because our pass included the boat tour. The tour itself was fantastic although it was confusing because the name on the building is different than any documentation we had. We also travelled from the World Trade Complex to pier 78 to board the boat when we could have boarded there - only no one told us. This could be a great thing if clear instructions were given but it is not worth the money because you will spend more time trying to figure it all out or waiting for a decent seat than you will enjoying the city.

C
, Sep 2018

Great way to see NYC

L
, Aug 2018

They took us to the right places. I learned a lot. I saved a lot of money and didn't have to use any ubers or taxis. The one thing I would suggest is to have better crowd control and line control. People got upset because they were skipped and they have been waiting for a long time.The employees need to better communicate with the clients.

S
, Aug 2018

Si vous souhaitez visiter la ville sans aucun souci , ce n'est pas ici que vous trouverez une bonne visite, le personnel est peu aimable et ne peut vous donner les renseignements adéquats. A lors que les autres compagnies ont des rotations régulières de bus, ici il faut attendre non pas 20 minutes comme indiqué mais beaucoup plus longtemps et faire des queues immenses ce qui décourage de monter et descendre du bus. Je tiens à rappeler que les pourboires sont laisser à l'appréciation des visiteurs or certains agents ne font que les réclamer.

If you want to visit the city without any worries, this is not where you will find a good visit, the staff is unfriendly and cannot give you the proper information. While other companies have regular bus rotations, here we have to wait not 20 minutes as indicated but much longer you therefore have to queue up for incredible 40 minutes under the sun which discourages getting on and off the bus. I want to remind you that tips are left to the appreciation of visitors however some agents keep asking for them.

N
, Aug 2018

great service!! only thing we had to go the ticket office and get paper tickets, wouldn't accept barcode on mobile.

J
, Aug 2018

This was an absolutely horrible tour. We picked up the uptown loop tour on 8th avenue. As the tour proceeded on the route, the taped recording was discussing landmarks that were unrecognizable. At one point when we were near 123rd street, the recording was discussing landmarks on the 50s street locations. The guide was rude and did not offer any explanation. The bus driver did not have a good command of the English language and did not help to offer an explanation. This was a ripoff and a joke. Never take a Gray Line Tour again.

A
, Jul 2018

This tour should be convenient and easy; however it was anything but! They are unclear with how to catch the busses, then when you do get one, the loops take much longer than stated in the brochure. I missed multiple other planned activities by using this bus.

C
, Jul 2018

Tour guides friendly, explained where next stop would be, we did lots of walking. I highly recommend sitting on the upper level of the bus. So much to see. If taking photos with your phone, make sure you have a well charged battery, very few places to recharge along the tour.

J
, Jul 2018

I find the Hop on Hop Off bus experiences are the way to see a new city. We chose the two day pass and it was very interesting. We did, however, have several guides that were difficult to understand.


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