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

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

Activity provider: Big Bus Tours - New York

From US$ 47.99 per person

Discover the city that doesn't sleep aboard an open-top sightseeing bus. Hop on and off at your leisure and take in the city's most iconic sights like Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and more.

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Valid 1 - 3 days
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Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the best of the Big Apple from the top deck of an open-top sightseeing bus
  • Immerse yourself in the incredible energy of Midtown and Downtown Manhattan
  • Hop on or hop off at your leisure to create your own customized journey around the city
  • Hear fascinating history and interesting facts with the included audio commentary
  • Experience the thrill of the street with an included 1-hour bike rental
Full description

Admire New York City’s top sights and most popular neighborhoods from the top deck of an open-top Hop-On Hop-Off bus. See iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, Times Square, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Enhance your experience with multi-attraction or sightseeing cruise combo tickets.

Experience the diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture, and picturesque views both from the top of the open-air sightseeing bus and on foot when you choose to hop off to further explore.

Hop off and back on at your leisure, creating your own customized itinerary around the city while on the Uptown and Downtown loops. Benefit from a live bus-tracking app tracking so that you will always know exactly when the next bus will arrive. 

Enjoy new, state-of-the-art audio commentary that is informative, highly entertaining, and engaging for adults and children alike.

Choose from 3 ticket options:

1. Classic Ticket includes unlimited boarding on Uptown and Downtown loops for 1 day

2. Classic Ticket plus a 90-minute Circle Line sightseeing cruise

3. Best of New York Package includes Classic ticket plus Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty skip-the-line tickets

Top sights on the Downtown loop include: 

• The Flatiron District 

• Union Square 

• Greenwich Village

• East Village 

• Chinatown

• Little Italy

• Wall St. and the Stock Exchange 

• SoHo 

Top sights on the Uptown loop include: 

• Times Square 

• Upper East Side

• Central Park

• Museum Mile

• Uptown Manhattan

• MoMA 

• The Met

• Columbus Circle

  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus ticket
  • Live bus tracking via the free Big Bus app
  • Bike Rental offer - receive 1-hour bike rental from any Unlimited Biking location (with the purchase of 1-hour).
  • Entertaining audio commentary (earbuds provided)
  • 90-minute Circle Line sightseeing cruise (if option selected)
  • Entry to Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Know before you go

  • If a combo ticket is chosen, visits to the attractions can be done on a different day, within 3 days of the bus tour
  • The bus tour must be done first and on the date chosen for your reservation
  • Buses run every 15-20 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 1085 reviews

Review summary

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Bus tour: terrific. Very informative and an absolute recommendation to get to know a city. 4/5 stars because we had booked the Statue of Liberty tour and we were only allowed to do the boat tour at a fixed time of the day (10:30am). Unfortunately we missed that because we wanted to save the tour and then we had no more options. Also, it was confusing that there was supposed to be a free Faire as well (announced in the audio during the BigBus Tour).

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January 5, 2023

The experience was great, there was a lot to see. A few comments, 1. The audio was quite soft at times so I could not hear the commentary and history but the audio I could hear was entertaining and well read 2. Different drivers give different service so if you do not have a map it is easy to miss spots. I recommend having a sign/audio in the bus that tells you which stop you are at

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December 14, 2022

Convenient on arrival when you don't know the city at all and you're a little tired by the delay, for example Or just see the city differently Very nice in any case even if the route is not always really respected I have the impression To do A bit of a wait but it's super fast

October 27, 2022

Product ID: 52377