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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off, Empire State Building and Macy's Experience

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Big Bus Welcome Center, 234 W. 42nd St.
Manhattan, NY 10036
Hop on board Big Bus Tours’ sightseeing tour of the city that never sleeps to experience the best views of its distinctive landmarks, and delve into its fascinating history. This tour gives you a 2 day access to the Downtown, Uptown, Harlem, and Brooklyn Hop-On, Hop-Off Loops allowing you to explore all the highlights that New York has to offer. It also includes our Panoramic Night Tour, entrance to Empire State Building’s Main and Top Observatory Decks and a Macy's $10 Gift Card. 


Explore Downtown - Red Route

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Explore Downtown - Red Route:
  • Times Sq - 42 St - Times Square East W 42nd St & Broadway
  • 5th Avenue - 37th & 5th Avenue Midtown
  • Empire State Building - 5th Ave & W 32nd St
  • Flatiron District - 5th Ave & 23rd St
  • Union Square - 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
  • Playwright Celtic Pub - 8th Ave & 46th St
  • M&M'S World - 7th Ave & W 48th St
  • Madame Tussauds New York - 259 W 42nd St
Attractions on the Explore Downtown - Red Route:

Macy's Herald Square / Big Bus New York / Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull) / Rockefeller Center / Empire State Building / Brooklyn Bridge

Operates: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMEvery 15-20 minutesWe have introduced a number of new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 in line with government advice and requirements of the local health authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses and social distancing measures.To uphold these new safety and hygiene standards in keeping our guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may also include frequency of departures, changes to routes and reduction/removal of stops.Customers are advised to visit our website or to download our app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for the most update service information.

Explore Uptown - Blue Route

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Explore Uptown - Blue Route:
  • West 42nd Street - W 42nd St & Broadway
  • 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 Street
  • Central Park Zoo - 5th Ave & E 66th St
  • Columbus Circle - Central Park & Columbus Circle, next to Maine Monument
  • Times Square - W 50th St & 7th Ave
Attractions on the Explore Uptown - Blue Route:

Central Park / Grand Central Terminal / Carnegie Hall

Operates: Every 15-20 minutes9 AM - 5 PM

Explore Harlem - Green Route

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Explore 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 112th St
  • Apollo Theater - W 125th St & Frederick Douglas Blvd
Attractions on the Explore Harlem - Green Route:

Apollo Theater / Central Park

Operates: 10 AM, 12 PM, 3 PM

Explore Brooklyn - Purple Route

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Explore Brooklyn - Purple Route:
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument - State St and 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 (hop off only)
Attractions on the Explore Brooklyn - Purple Route:

Battery Park

Operates: 10 AM, 12 PM, 3 PM

Discover NYC by Night - Yellow Route

Route Duration: 2 hours

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

Times Square

Operates: 6 PM - 8 PMEvery 20-30 minutesDiscover the iconic sights of the Big Apple after dark (not a hop on hop off)


  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Free onboard Wi-Fi


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 2-day bus tickets will be valid for consecutive days from time of redemption. 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible 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.
  • Macy’s Visitor Center is located at 151 W. 34th Street on the Mezzanine Level, where you can pick up your gift card.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Maps and brochures will not be handed out on the service and customers are encouraged to download our Free Mobile App providing extended digital content including map and live bus tracking.

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
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60 to 120 minutes

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


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