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Big Bus New York Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Big Bus Welcome Center, 234 W. 42nd St.
Manhattan, NY 10036
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Hop on and hop off at more than 30 stops around New York City with an open-top Big Bus tour, and visit NYC attractions at your own pace. Travel with ease by double-decker bus past world-famous landmarks including the Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Central Park. With your Classic ticket, ride the bus loops around Manhattan as you learn about the city's history from your engaging guide. Upgrade to a 2- Day Premium ticket that includes the Brooklyn Loop, the Harlem Loop, the Panoramic Night Tour and the 1 hour Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise. Choose the 3-Day Deluxe ticket with all loops included, night tour, and 1 hour Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise.
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Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Itinerary

Downtown - Red Route

Route Duration: 2 hours

Stops on the Downtown - Red Route:
  • Times Sq - 42 St - W 42nd St & Broadway
  • Bryant Park - W 42nd St & 6th Ave
  • 5th Avenue - 37th & 5th Avenue
  • Empire State Building - 5th Ave & W 32nd St
  • Flatiron District - 5th Ave & 23rd St
  • 14 Street - Union Sq Station - 5th Ave & W 15th St
  • NoHo - Broadway & Bleecker St
  • SoHo - Broadway & Spring St
  • Chinatown - Lafayette St & Walker St
  • Brooklyn Bridge - Park Row & Beekman St
  • Wall Street - Broadway & Wall St
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument - State St & Pearl St
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - 42nd St & 12th Ave
  • Port Authority Bus Station - 42nd St between 8th & 9th Ave
  • Restaurant Row - 8th Ave & 46th St
  • M&M's World New York - 7th Ave & W 48th St
  • Broadway - 46th St & Broadway
  • Madame Tussauds New York - 259 W 42nd St
  • Madison Square Garden - W 34th St & 8th Ave
Attractions on the Downtown - Red Route:

Empire State Building / Rockefeller Center / Times Square / Flatiron Building / Battery Park / Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull) / SoHo / Greenwich Village / Little Italy / Union Square Green Market / Herald Square / The High Line

Operates: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PMEvery 15-20 minutes

Uptown - Blue Route

Route Duration: 2 hours

Stops on the Uptown - Blue Route:
  • Times Sq - 42 St - W 42nd St & Broadway
  • Bryant Park - W 42nd St & 6th Ave
  • Grand Central Terminal - 42nd St between Bowery Savings Bank Building and TD Bank
  • Midtown East - 49th St between 3rd & Lexington Ave
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art - 5th Ave & E 83rd St
  • The Frick Collection - 5th Ave & E 72nd St
  • Central Park Zoo - 5th Ave & E 66th St
  • Columbus Circle - Central Park & Columbus Circle, next to Maine Monument
  • Carnegie Hall - 57th St & 7th Ave
  • Theater District - W 50th St & 7th Ave
  • Central Park West
Attractions on the Uptown - Blue Route:

Carnegie Hall / Columbus Circle / Central Park Zoo / Frick Collection / The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Grand Central Terminal / Bryant Park / Times Square / Central Park

Operates: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PMEvery 15-20 minutes

Brooklyn - Purple Route

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Brooklyn - Purple Route:
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument - State St & Pearl St
  • Atlantic Avenue Barclays Center Station - Flatbush Ave between Dean & Bergen St
  • Grand Army Plaza - Grand Army Plaza on Flatbush Ave
  • One World Observatory - Fulton & Church St
Attractions on the Brooklyn - Purple Route:

Grand Army Plaza / Barclays Center

Operates: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMEvery 60 minutes

Harlem - Green Route

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Harlem - Green Route:
  • Columbus Circle - Central Park & Columbus Circle, next to Maine Monument
  • American Museum of Natural History - Central Park West & W 80th St
  • The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine - Amsterdam Ave & W 112 St
  • Apollo Theater - W 125th St & Frederick Douglas Blvd
Attractions on the Harlem - Green Route:

Apollo Theater / Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

Operates: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMEvery 60 Minutes

NYC by Night - Yellow Route

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the NYC by Night - Yellow Route:
  • M&M's World New York - 7th Ave & W 48th St
Attractions on the NYC by Night - Yellow Route:

Times Square / Statue of Liberty / Wall Street / Brooklyn Bridge / Empire State Building / Manhattan Bridge

Operates: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMEvery 20-30 minutesNight tour is not hop-on hop-off

Inclusions

  • Hop-on hop-off, open-top, sightseeing bus tour.
  • Live guide
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Live bus tracking
  • 1-Hour Circle Line Liberty Cruise and Panoramic Night Tour with Premium or Deluxe Ticket
  • Recorded commentary in 10 languages

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 3 pm will be valid for 24 hours from time of redemption
  • Recorded commentary available in 10 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and Russian.
  • Panoramic night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat (if option selected)
  • Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 1-Hour Circle Line Liberty Cruise with Premium or Deluxe Ticket
  • Most travelers can participate

Terms & Conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information

Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Schedule & Info

Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time
See itinerary

Duration
60 to 120 minutes

Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.

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