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  • New York: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

    1. New York: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

    Explore New York City and see the sights from the top deck of an open top bus. Admire iconic landmarks and monuments, from the Empire State Building to Times Square and the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge. Discover the unique neighborhoods of Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Upper East Side. The hop-on hop-off route covers iconic sights throughout New York City. Experience the diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture, and picturesque views both from the top of an open-air sightseeing bus, and on foot when you choose to hop-off to further explore. Hop-off and back on at your leisure to create your own customized itinerary around the city. Benefit from live bus tracking so that you will always know exactly when the next bus will arrive. Enjoy new, state-of-the-art audio commentary that is highly entertaining and engaging for adults and children alike. Choose from 3 ticket op...

    The downtown bus was great but the uptown bus wasn’t on cue when we passed specific sites. It would talk about them too early and when we reached them they were already talking about something else.

  • From Manhattan: Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Bus Tour

    2. From Manhattan: Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Bus Tour

    After pickup from Manhattan, the tour bus will take you through the Battery Tunnel directly to the borough of Brooklyn. Once you are in Brooklyn you'll head to the Dyker Heights district, an Italian-American neighborhood famous for its elaborate houses and gardens. Each year residents compete between each other to put up spectacular Christmas decorations, illuminations, and displays. Your tour guide will tell you about the origin and history of this tradition, before giving you free time to walk the streets to admire and take pictures of the houses. Once you have finished strolling around the neighborhood, you will get back on the bus to head to the Brooklyn Bridge. There you will enjoy the different viewpoints, with more free time to take pictures of the spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. Finally, you will return to Manhattan where the tour ends. You can feel free to ask you...

  • New York Pass: Access to 100+ Attractions & Tours

    3. New York Pass: Access to 100+ Attractions & Tours

    Use The New York Pass on your phone to allow you cash-free entry to over 100 New York tourist attractions. It’s a bit like an “all you can eat” buffet; once you’ve bought your New York Pass, you don’t have to pay to get into any of the attractions covered by the pass, and the more sights you see, the more money you save.

    The New York Pass records when and where you first use it, as well as how long it will remain valid. This means your pass is activated the moment that you first use it at any attraction or service. Your New York Pass is then valid for the number of days that you've purchased. 

    The full list of attractions:

    POPULAR EXPERIENCES

    • Empire State Building

    • Big Bus Tours: 1-day Classic Tour

    • Top of the Rock Observation Deck

    • 9/11 Memorial & Museum

    • Edge (Hudson Yards)

    • One World Observatory

    I didn’t have any problems with the pass. It was show/reserve and go experience, and it allowed us to do most of the attractions, including others we had planned. I had a good trip with it.

  • From Manhattan: 3.5-Hour Brooklyn Christmas Magic Tour

    4. From Manhattan: 3.5-Hour Brooklyn Christmas Magic Tour

    If you are looking for something to do in New York City during this holiday season make sure you put this on your list. It is cheery, it is bright, it is Christmas, it is New York City, and it is everything Christmas about Christmas. This Brooklyn neighborhood is out of this world during Christmas time. Dyker Heights Christmas Lights is the cutest and most spectacular area of houses decorated for the holiday season. It is blocks and blocks of Christmas lights and fantastic decorations. The neighborhood goes all out with beautiful nativity displays, nutcrackers, inflatable santas, garland, lights and more. The place glows with bright lights, buzzes sound, and bumps with holiday music on full blast. It is fun to see how some houses mix it up every year. It is a recommended experience and a perfect night out for families, groups of friends and even a date night. This is a great place to go...

    Daniel was very nice and knowledgeable. Small crowds due to COVID so we were able to enjoy without worrying. Everyone wore face masks.

  • New York: Go City Explorer Pass with 95+ Tours & Attractions

    5. New York: Go City Explorer Pass with 95+ Tours & Attractions

    Go City offers you a selection of over 95 must-see NYC attractions, museums, and tours for one low pre-paid price. Save up to 45% compared to buying separate attraction tickets, and see New York's most popular attractions with one easy-to-use digital pass.

    Choices include the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Ferry, 9/11 Museum and Memorial, Empire State Building, NY Waterways Tours, MoMA, and many more! There's no need to decide in advance, and you can take up to 60 days after using the pass to make your first visit.

    Your Explorer Pass also features special perks including gift shop discounts or a free audio guide at selected attractions, helping you make the most of your New York trip and save even more along the way.

    The New York attractions you can select include: 

    MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

    • American Museum of Natural History

    • The Museum ...

    With the New York Explorer pass, we selected the 7 most important sights. Then I started planning the days. I got to know the subway and bus transportation in New York and planned where and how to go. Now I’m nearing the end and enjoying it more and more. I’ve been to the U.S. several times, but I’ve avoided big cities by far so far. However, I was in almost every National Park. I think we will enjoy that too.

  • New York: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with 9/11 Museum Ticket

    6. New York: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with 9/11 Museum Ticket

    Hop on to an open-top sightseeing bus and discover the highlights of Downtown and Uptown Manhattan. Get an overview of the city's iconic sites. Then hop off at the Brooklyn Bridge stop and walk over to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Discover the history of the 9/11 attacks and the site the Twin Towers once stood at the 9/11 Museum. Connect with the past and remember the story of this catastrophic event that forever changed American history. The 9/11 Memorial Museum is the global focal point for preserving the history of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of the attacks, and exploring 9/11's continuing significance. Highlights on the hop-on-hop-off bus tour include: • Times Square • Empire State Building • Soho • Chinatown • Brooklyn Bridge • Statue of Liberty • Circle Line • 5th Avenue • Central Park

  • New York: Hop-on Hop-off Bus, Ferry or Night Tour Options

    7. New York: Hop-on Hop-off Bus, Ferry or Night Tour Options

    Explore New York from onboard the open-top, double-decker sightseeing bus. Hop-off at the attractions you want to explore further and see the city at your own pace. The 1, 2 and 3-day tickets includes access to 2 loops - Uptown and Downtown - where you can hop-on and hop-off the bus as many times as you please! You can also opt for a Night Tour or Ferry Tour, to discover the city from a different angle! Travel on the Downtown Loop and the Uptown Loop, jumping off at any of the 50 stops along the way. Enjoy the best of Manhattan, from the flashing lights of Times and the iconic Empire State Building–New York's most prestigious skyscraper–to the fashion stores of 5th Avenue, or the impressive home of the United Nations. Onboard, you will have access to a high-quality live audio commentary, giving you a general overview of the sights. Downtown Loop Stop 1 - Times Square...

    It’s good and nice place to be , to my surprise I didn’t know that the Statue of Liberty is a gift from France to USA. I really learnt a lot of things .

  • Baltimore to New York City by Rail

    8. Baltimore to New York City by Rail

    Enjoy a day in New York by taking the railroad... leave the tolls, gas and traffic problems at home while you relax aboard an Amtrak Regional train.   Take a nap, read a book or watch a movie on the comfortable Amtrak seats or stop in at the Café Car as you speed into Pennsylvania Station, New York.  With a mid morning arrival, its just a few blocks to pick up your included tickets for a memorable double-decker hop-on-hop-off tour of New York and Brooklyn. Pick from a variety of loop tours. Stay on the bus or hop off at the stop of your choice.  There is something to do at nearly every stop. Museums, observatories, theaters, zoos, boat rides all are everlasting fun  even if you've experienced them before. Children and adults will enjoy the famed WWII aircraft carrier, INTREPID, and its new space shuttle exhibits or experience the new One World Trade Center Observatory with a stop at the...

Hop on and off tours in New York City: Everything you need to know

Manhattan has so much packed into a small island – almost 30 distinct neighborhoods ready to strut their stuff for you. The Battery invites with riverside parks and views of the Statue of Liberty. Times Square beckons with its neon lights and Broadway glamour. Central Park brings smiles with its zoo and Strawberry Fields. Plenty of skyscrapers show off the city views – the Empire State Building, One World Observatory and the Top of the Rock are just a few. Museums as fancy as their exhibits – the Guggenheim, the Intrepid, and the Cloisters.

Manhattan is just one borough in New York City. You also have the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, all with experiences to share. A hop-on hop-off excursion through New York City could help you sample all the flavors here.

Why should I take a New York City hop-on hop-off tour?

Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours show you New York City like nothing else can. You get amazing view from the open top decks as you ride down 5th Avenue, Broadway and 34th Street. Skyscrapers, buildings, townhouses, parks flow pass on either side. Your pics will look like stills from a movie, especially when crossing the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridge. And if your tour has an evening or night option, you’ll see why this city never sleeps!

Along with the views, you get the experiences and you can make them all your own. Explore every stop or simply sit back and enjoy the ride. Missed something or found a fave? The tour will circle that way again. And you can get to all five boroughs thanks to hop-on hop-offs. No toll fees, no train or bus transfers and no getting lost. Just make sure the one you pick includes them.

The audio commentaries are good for history and factoids but chatting with the guide can give your experience some local flair. You may discover a New York City you didn’t expect!

What attractions can I visit on a hop-on hop-off New York tour?

Get into an Empire state of mind with every stop. Jot down some truly New York spots that you can visit on a New York hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour.

The Empire State Building 

Either the 86th or the 102nd Floor observation decks offer 360 views. Just please don’t throw pennies. And don’t miss the 2nd Floor exhibits, including a King Kong experience where you might encounter that great ape.

American Museum of Natural History 

You’ll almost wish that the movie “Night at the Museum” was a true story... Or maybe not as you pass by the T-Rex skeleton. Every exhibit, from the lions resting in the savannah to the Easter Island statue, looks like they’re bursting to come to life!

One World Observatory

Built as a tribute to New York’s resilience, the observatory is quite a spectacle. The Sky Pod elevator puts on a show as it takes you up 102 floors. Test your fear of heights on the Sky Portal as you look down over 100 floors.

Times Square 

This used to be a seedy, nasty part of town. Now, it’s full of neon signs and street performers. Stock up on snow globes and take a selfie with Spider Man or the Cookie Monster. Or grab discounted seats for a Broadway show at TKTS after the tour. If you hop on for a night trip, you should make sure this is on the route!

Guggenheim Museum 

Funky looking on the outside and in. And no need for stairs. You can walk up and down the spiral rotunda to each floor. The view down the center will be an artistic experience all its own, and sometimes you might catch some performance art.

Central Park 

At 2.5 miles long, you should plan your visit ahead of time. Beatles lovers head for Strawberry Fields. History buffs look for Belvedere Castle. “Madagascar” fans visit the zoo. Ask your guide or driver for the best spot to hop off depending on what you want to see.

Are there added extras with hop-on hop-off New York City tours?

Note that some tours are valid for only one day or for a few hours over a few days. Check their schedule to make sure it syncs with yours. Many tours offer tickets to your choice of museums as well as entrance to observations decks at One World Observatory or the Empire State Building. And with the Hudson and East Rivers all around, you may also get a free boat tour or ferry ride.

Worried about missing the next pick-up? You can download an app for that. Some operators have apps so you can track where the buses are. And you can often use free Wi-Fi too.



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What people are saying about New York City

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 596 reviews

I didn’t have any problems with the pass. It was show/reserve and go experience, and it allowed us to do most of the attractions, including others we had planned. I had a good trip with it.

very good pass to visit all the tourist destinations in NYC. Just upgrade the empire state building to 102nd floor.

It really saves money. and in every attraction we visit they just scanned the pass without having a pre tesrvation

Love the idea of being able to hop on and off. Enjoyed it very much

You could go to almost every attraction with the pass