Guided tour

From Manhattan: 4-Hour Christmas Lights Luxury Bus Tour

4.6 / 5

84 reviews

Activity provider: NY See Tours

From Manhattan: 4-Hour Christmas Lights Luxury Bus Tour

Activity provider: NY See Tours
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From US$ 85 per person

Likely to sell out

The Dyker Heights Lights in Brooklyn are the most extensive and imaginative Christmas lights in all of New York. Join a luxury 36-passenger bus as you experience the history and scenery that makes NYC a magical place to be at Christmas.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the convenience of a warm luxury bus
  • Marvel at the spectacular view of lower Manhattan from the famous Brooklyn Heights Esplanade
  • See the Greenwich Village Christmas Tree under the Washington Arch
Full description

Discover the magic of the holiday season in New York City on a guided bus day trip. See the world-famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Get into the spirit of the season as you see the Christmas windows of Macy’s and Bergdorf. Stop in Brooklyn Heights for views of the Manhattan Skyline.

Hop aboard the bus at a centrally-located meeting point in NYC. Journey out to the astounding Christmas light of Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Ride along the streets of Manhattan and listen to your licensed guide who will entertain you with the rich Yule history of New York City along the way.

Travel through Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, past the famous High Line and then down along the West Side Highway. On this tour, learn and see more than you expected.  Emerging from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, ride along the Brooklyn Queens Expressway viewing the waterfront, and the expansive vista of New York Harbor. The Statue of Liberty will be visible off to your right.

After a short ride, leave the bus and tour Dyker Heights on foot for about an hour. The lights in the Heights range from tasteful displays created by local homeowners to extensive professionally imagined lighting extravaganzas. No matter what your take on Christmas lights there will be something for you to enjoy.   After you leave the Heights, make a brief stop at the famous Brooklyn Heights Esplanade to view the movie-like vista of the lower Manhattan Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge. There will be more to see as you make your way over Manhattan Bridge back through Manhattan, ending up at the centerpiece of New York's holiday delights, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. On arrival at the tree, your tour will end.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Tour guide
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Meet at Greeley Parkon 33rd Street between 6th Avenue & Broadway. The meeting point is between the two kiosks and behind the statue of Horace Greele.

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Important information

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  • Please remember as it is December, it can be very cold, so please dress appropriately for the weather.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 84 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Went on the Christmas lights tour on 28.11 and absolutely loved it. Our tour guide Fred was informative and interactive throughout the tour. The residents of dykers heights put on an amazing show of lights and we were able to admire the lights without any foot traffic. Highly recommend the tour to anyone visiting New York during the holiday season.

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November 30, 2022

Our guide, Ray was excellent, but the microphone system used on the bus was substandard. We were sitting in the back of the bus and had to strain to hear him at best-couldn’t hear him at all when the bus was moving at any speed. I am sure we missed out on a lot of good information as a result

December 21, 2021

The tour to Dyker Heights was really great. It's crazy to see this sea of lights and to find out how much money is being spent on it. The approximately 1-hour walk brought us to various light installations, all of which were special in their own way. Anyone who is in NY at Christmas time should definitely do the tour. Unfortunately, there were also some participants in the fully occupied bus who traveled without a mask, and the tour guide didn't take care of them either.

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December 2, 2021

Product ID: 155220