About The Big Bus NYC Sightseeing Tour:
In a bustling metropolis such as New York City it's impossible not to find something you'd love to see and do. But could you find everything you'd love to see and do? Big Bus New York's hop-on hop-off tour is a flexible sightseeing service that allows you to travel at your own pace between 30 stops throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Visit Chinatown and the Empire State Building on the red Downtown Loop, or ride the blue Uptown Loop for world-famous museums, Harlem and Central Park. Deluxe 2-Day tickets also include access to the New York night bus tour, as well as a free Hornblower sightseeing cruise.
- All Year Round, Daily.
- Digital Audio: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and Russian.
- Live English-speaking guides.
Bus Times And Durations:
- See 'Package Details' below.
- Various, see Map Download.
- Adult tickets aged 16+ years.
- Child tickets aged 5-15 years.
Children aged 4 years and under travel free.
Ticket Package Details:
1) Classic 1-Day Ticket:
The 'Classic 1-Day' bus tour of New York City is ideal for those looking to get a quick overview of Manhattan. It features three colour-coded routes, the red Downtown Loop, the blue Uptown Loop and the purple Midtown Loop.
All three feature digital audio commentary in 10 languages alongside live English commentary. Be sure to check out the following sightseeing highlights on each route:
Downtown Tour Loop:
April 1 - October 31: 08:00 to 18:00, every 15-20 minutes. November 1 - March 31: 08:00 to 17:00, every 15-20 minutes. Duration: 2.5 Hours.
Lower Manhattan is usually that first place we see in any film or TV opening shot with NYC as a setting. Aboard your Big Bus open-top sightseeing bus you'll get to visit such sights as the Statue of Liberty and The Empire State Building.
Uptown Tour Loop:
April 1 - October 31: 09:00 to 18:00, every 20-25 minutes. November 1 - March 31: 09:00 to 17:00, every 20-25 minutes. Duration: 2 Hours.
A journey round Manhattan simply isn't complete without visiting the centrepiece's of its upper portion. Take a stroll in gorgeous Central Park, browse exotic wares in the Harlem Market and marvel in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Midtown Tour Loop:
All Year Round: 08:30 to 17:00, every 30 minutes. Duration: 1.5 Hours.
The Midtown Loop connects East to West helping you to discover Hell’s Kitchen, the United Nations, Grand Central Terminal and the Hudson River at Pier 84. Enjoy exclusive shopping with huge brands like Saks, Tiffany & Co, Cartier along 5th Avenue and tour historic Rockefeller Centre with its Art Deco buildings and home to NBC’s Today Show.
2) Premium 2-Day Ticket:
For sightseers planning a longer stay there's the 'Premium 2-Day' ticket. This package includes all of the above routes, in addition to the Brooklyn Loop, and a choice of either the NYC Night Bus Tour, or a Hornblower Harbour Cruise.
Brooklyn Tour Loop:
All Year Round: 10:00 to 15:00, every 1 hour. Duration: 1.5 Hours.
Cross the Manhattan bridge to into Brooklyn and come face-to-face with New York's lesser paraded gems. The majestic Grand Army Plaza and adjacent Prospect Park with its own zoo are must-sees in this borough. Treat yourself to a dining experience in its culturally diverse restaurants.
The Brooklyn Loop begins from Stop 12 - Battery Park. It lasts approximately 1.5 hours and daily departures run every hour between 10:00 and 15:00. Travellers will be able to hop-off at Prospect Park & Zoo.
Blazing Saddles Bike Rental:
Come join Blazing Saddles for a thrilling bike ride through Central Park or across the Brooklyn Bridge and experience some of the most beautiful and family-friendly cycle routes New York has to offer.
Option 1 | Night Bus Tour:
April 1 - October 31: 19:00 to 21:00, every 30 minutes. November 1 - March 31: 18:00 to 20:00, every 30 minutes. Duration: 1.5 Hours.
If you love sleepless New York enough not to be caught dead without your 'I love NY' t-shirt then Big Bus' Night Tour is your definitive urban pilgrimage. Bask in a magical 1 hour 30 minute open-top bus journey through dancing lights and incandescent skyscrapers. It departs every night from stop 17 (Times Square, 48th Street and 7th Avenue).
Option 2 | Hornblower Harbour Cruise:
Cruise Departure Times | Click Here.
For many in the late 19th and early 20th centuries the first glimpse of their new and free life came in the form of Lady Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. This free 1 hour harbour cruise adds an unmissable extra perspective to anyone's New York experience. Start it by heading along to Pier 15 at South Street Seaport. Note that you should first exchange your email voucher for tickets with the Big Bus tour staff. Once aboard a live guide will be on-hand to explain the sights and histories surrounding the Hudson and East Rivers.
3) Deluxe 3-Day Ticket:
The 3-day Deluxe Package includes everything the Deluxe does, but with the addition of free entry to the Museum of the City of New York. It also includes both the Hornblower Harbour Cruise and the 1.5 Hour Night Bus Tour.