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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
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 1 hour Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise. Choose the 2-Day Deluxe ticket with all loops included, night tour, 1 hour Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise, and entry to Empire State Building.


  • 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

With its soaring skyscrapers, countless museums, bustling parks and distinctive neighborhoods, New York City can be overwhelming to even the most intrepid visitor. This Big Bus tour makes navigating the Big Apple and seeing its most famous sights a breeze!
Show your paper or mobile voucher to a member of the Big Bus staff at any of the stops along your route and hop aboard for your tour of the city. Relax on your open-top, double-decker bus as you cruise the streets of Manhattan on either the Uptown, Downtown or Midtown Loop, and listen to your passionate guide share facts and anecdotes about the city's history and celebrated landmarks. Take your fill of share-worthy photos of well-known sights and neighborhoods including Times Square, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Little Italy and Central Park. 
Remain on the bus for each 2-hour loop, or hop on and off at the stops to explore attractions and neighborhoods at your own pace. End your tour in the evening at any stop along either route.
Want more? Upgrade to a Premium ticket, which includes a  choice of a bus loop around Brooklyn or a Harlem night tour. Choose to upgrade to the Deluxe ticket to include all loops plus a 2-hour Night bus tour and a sightseeing cruise.


  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Live guide


  • 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 3pm 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
  • 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
Board the bus at any stop along your route

Departure Time
Spring / Summer Hours (April 1 - October 23rd)

Downtown buses 8am-6pm, departs every 15-20 minutes
Uptown buses 9am-6pm, departs every 20-25 minutes
Harlem buses 10am - 3pm, departs every 60 minutes
Brooklyn Tour buses 10am-3pm, departs every 60 minutes
Night Tour 7pm-9pm, departs every 30 minutes 

Fall / Winter Hours (October 24th - March 31)

Downtown buses 8am-5pm, departs every 15-20 minutes
Uptown buses 9am-5pm, departs every 20-25 minutes
Harlem buses 10am, 12pm and 2pm
Brooklyn Tour buses 10am, 12pm and 2pm
Night Tour 6pm-8pm, departs every 30 minutes 

Frequency is approximate. Delays possible due to heavy traffic.

2 days


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