Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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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 Premium ticket and include a bus loop around Brooklyn and sightseeing cruise or night tour. Choose the Deluxe ticket to include all loop and a choice of sightseeing cruise or night tour and choice of Statue of Liberty or Empire State Building.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • New York City, New York , United States of America
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out of 5

Barbara B

We took this tour in December and the bus operator does not provide ANY heat in the bus up and down. The upper level is absolutely miserable - sitting in its freezing temperatures your toes, feet and legs go numb within a short time and it really takes away from the experience. The lower level is also cold and you really cannot see the sites they point out. The staff seems knowledgeable and I am sure in the summer month this would be a great experience to sit on the upper level, but stay away in the winter month. There really should be a disclaimer to be aware of the no heaters in our busses!

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what to expect

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 bus loop around Brooklyn tour and sightseeing cruise or night tour. Choose to upgrade to the Deluxe ticket to include all loops plus a 2-hour Night bus tour or sightseeing cruise and choice of Statue of Liberty or Empire State Building.

  • Downtown Loop - Red Route
    Stop 1: 42nd Street & Broadway
    Stop 2: 42nd Street & 6th Ave
    Stop 3: 37th Street & 5th Ave
    Stop 4: 5th Ave & 32nd Street
    Stop 6: 5th Ave & 23rd Street
    Stop 7: 8th Street & Mercer Street
    Stop 8: 640 Broadway
    Stop 9: Broadway & Spring Street
    Stop 10: Lafayette & Walker Street
    Stop 11: Park Row & Beekman Street
    Stop 12: Corner Broadway and Rector Street
    Stop 13: State Street & Pearl Street
    Stop 14: South Street & Fulton Street
    Stop 15: 80 Allen Street
    Stop 16: 1st Ave and 11th Street
    Stop 17: 1st Ave & 5th Ave
    Stop 18: 49th Street & 5th Ave
    Stop 19: 7th Ave & 48th Street
    Stop 43: 121 E 49th Street & 3rd Ave

    Midtown Loop - Purple Route
    Stop 18: 49th Street & 5th Ave
    Stop 20: 42nd Street & 8th Ave
    Stop 38: 46th Street & Broadway
    Stop 39: Pier 83, 42nd Street in Hudson River Park
    Stop 40: 34th Street & 8th Ave
    Stop 41: 22 W 34th Street
    Stop 42: 110 E 42nd Street
    Stop 43: 121 49th Street & 3rd Ave

    Uptown Loop - Blue Route
    Stop 19: 7th Ave & 48th Street
    Stop 20: 42nd Street & 8th Ave
    Stop 21: 8th Ave & 46th Street
    Stop 22: 6th Ave & 50th Street
    Stop 23: Central Park & Colombus Circle
    Stop 24: Broadway & 63rd Street
    Stop 25: Central Park West & W 72nd Street
    Stop 26: Central Park West & W 80th Street
    Stop 27: Amsterdam & W 112th Street
    Stop 28: Riverside Drive & W 122nd Street
    Stop 29: W 125th Street & Frederick Douglas Blvd
    Stop 30: 5th Ave & E 104th Street
    Stop 31: 5th Ave & E 90th Street
    Stop 32: 5th Ave & E 83rd Street
    Stop 33: 5th Ave & E 72nd Street
    Stop 34: 5th Ave & E 66th Street
    Stop 35: 24 W 59th Street
    Stop 36: 150 Central Park South
    Stop 37: 57th Street & 7th Ave

    Night Tour - Yellow Route (Not Hop-on Hop-off)
    Stop 19: 7th Ave & 48th Street

    Brooklyn Tour - Green Route 
    Stop 13: State Street & Pearl Street
    Stop 44: Fulton Street & Church Street (Hop-off only)
inclusions and exclusions

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Live guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • N/A
  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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. 
  • 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
cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.