New York: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
- Duration: 1 day
- Optional audio guide
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Loved it! We had a 2 day pass and did the north loop on day 1 and south loop day 2. the guides were really knowledgeable and we felt we learned a lot about New York. There were 2 negatives - why do you employ lots of Male ‘in your face’ ticket towtes? I’d read how good your tours were and was specifically looking for you. I would’ve appreciated a central location to go to or a member of your team assisting me at the stops instead of been hassled by your sales people. I Really didn’t like that and some of them were so in your face it was quite intimidating. Also, our ticket had a circle line boat trip included. Your recommendation on the ticket was to get there 30 minutes before the departure time at Pier 16. We actually got there 45 minutes earlier than the departure but because we’d not exchanged the voucher for tickets we had to join a huge line and missed the boat. if you’d explained that process we’d definitely have caught it.
The most interesting part and the well known sights is in the first half. Recommend sitting on the left if you can as the tour goes anti-clockwise round Manhattan island, although most space is reserved for premier ticket holders. We sat on the right and missed a lot inc Empire State. Second half has less of interest and after 2 hours was enough.
I have done 2 cruises. This one at 2 and a half hours long and the one hour long cruise. In my opinion the longer cruise is more suited to Americans as there is a lot of history here and very interesting. However being a Brit I much preferred the shorter cruise, altho if you want to see the bridges this is only available on the longer cruise.
Caty, our guide, is a street artist herself. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the history, artists, techniques and styles. She is very uptodate on when paintings were made, damaged, revised. She was very dynamic and clearly loves the works/
Provided you with great information in an entertaining way. The guides were informative well beyond the scope of telling what it was. I enjoy the historical perspective with a touch of humour added.