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New York Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

By Big Bus Tours
Price was $59, price is now $54
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  • Freedom to explore bustling New York City at your own pace

  • Choice of routes to design your own itinerary

  • Views of Downtown, Times Square, Central Park & Little Italy

  • Sites including Empire State Building & Rockefeller Center

  • Informative audio commentary in 10 languages on 2 routes

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October 2020
















Members save up to an extra 15% on this activity

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Hop-on hop-off bus tour of New York

  • What's included

    Unlimited rides within the duration of your pass

  • What's included

    Audio guide available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese.

  • What's included

    Audio guide also available in Mandarin, Japanese, Korean & Russian.

  • What's included

    Headset for tour commentary

  • What's included

    Free WI-FI onboard

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected

Know Before You Book

  • Children under 2 are complimentary.

  • Uptown and Downtown buses depart every 15–20 minutes. Each loop lasts approximately 2 hours.

  • If you have selected Deluxe or Premium Ticket: Brooklyn Route departures are at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours. The tour starts from Battery Park and ends at One World Observatory.

  • If you have selected Deluxe or Premium Ticket: Harlem Route hours departs at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Tours lasts approximately 70min.

  • If you have selected Deluxe or Premium Ticket: Night Route hours of operation are 7 PM– 9 PM in the summer and 6 PM - 8 PM in the winter. Tours depart every 30 minutes and last approximately 1.5 hours. The tour departs and ends at M&M World. There are no stops along the route.

  • If you have selected Deluxe or Premium Ticket: Cruise hours of operation are 10 AM–5 PM in the summer. The cruise departs from Pier 83 on 42nd and 12th Ave, with departures scheduled every hour (seasonal). You should arrive at the pier 30 minutes before your desired departure time.

  • Hours of operation for bus routes and cruises vary; please check before you go.

  • Audio guide available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean & Russian.

What you can expect

Pop around the Big Apple's must-see sights and can't-miss attractions aboard an open-air double-decker bus. Explore the city at your own pace and consider opting for packages that offer everything from admission to the Museum of the City of New York to Ellis Island ferry passes.

With access to multiple routes, you can head downtown to check out the towering skyscrapers along Fifth Avenue, swing uptown to explore the winding paths and sprawling meadows of Central Park, or spend some time exploring Brooklyn's trendy cafes and chic eateries. As you ride a pre-recorded commentary accompany you between every stop.

Along the way, spice up your tour with a sightseeing cruise around New York Harbor, a side trip to the historic halls of Ellis Island, or a look inside the engage exhibits of the Museum of the City of New York, where you can see how the City That Never Sleeps got its start.

Downtown Route stops include:

  • Times Square 42nd St
  • Empire State Building
  • Greenwich Village
  • Chinatown
  • Madison Square Garden

Uptown Route stops include:

  • Rockefeller Center
  • Central Park and Columbus Circle
  • Apollo Theatre/Harlem
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Central Park South
  • Grand Central Station
  • United Nations Building
  • M&Ms World
  • Rockefeller Center

Optional routes (depending on ticket purchased):

Harlem Route: The Harlem Loop connects you to the Upper West Side allowing you to get off and discover the American Museum of Natural History and the largest Anglican Church in the world, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Brooklyn Route: Brooklyn is the most populated borough of New York, featuring 350 years of history and an incredible collection of celebrities, artists, landmarks and culture. Discover Brooklyn as you make your way across the historic Manhattan Bridge while taking in spectacular views of downtown Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. Enjoy the sights of downtown Brooklyn as you pass by the Barclay Center and the Grand Army Plaza.

We 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 depa

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Activity Location

  • Multiple Locations Visited
  • 234 West 42nd Street
  • New York New York 10036

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Big Bus Welcome Center Desk
  • 234 West 42nd Street
  • New York New York 10036
  • Statue of Liberty / Battery Park
  • 53 State Street
  • New York New York 10004
  • One World Observatory (Hop off only)
  • 47 Church Street
  • New York New York 10007
  • Chinatown
  • 100 Lafayette Street
  • New York New York 10013
  • Central Park Zoo
  • 844 5th Avenue
  • New York New York 10065
  • Madison Square Garden
  • 290 West 34th Street
  • New York New York 10119
  • Empire State Building
  • 320 5th Avenue
  • New York New York 10001
  • Columbus Circle
  • 240 Central Park South
  • New York New York 10019
  • Battery Park
  • 22 State Street
  • New York New York 10004
  • M&M World
  • 1600 Broadway
  • New York New York 10019
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