Description

With its soaring skyscrapers, countless museums, bustling parks and distinctive neighborhoods, New York City can be overwhelming to even the most intrepid visitor. This Big Bus tour makes navigating the Big Apple and seeing its most famous sights a breeze!
Show your paper or mobile voucher to a member of the Big Bus staff at any of the stops along your route and hop aboard for your tour of the city. Relax on your open-top, double-decker bus as you cruise the streets of Manhattan on either the Uptown, Downtown or Midtown Loop, and listen to your passionate guide share facts and anecdotes about the city's history and celebrated landmarks. Take your fill of share-worthy photos of well-known sights and neighborhoods including Times Square, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Little Italy and Central Park. 
Remain on the bus for each 2-hour loop, or hop on and off at the stops to explore attractions and neighborhoods at your own pace. End your tour in the evening at any stop along either route.
Want more? Upgrade to a Premium ticket, which includes a  choice of a bus loop around Brooklyn or a Harlem night tour. Choose to upgrade to the Deluxe ticket to include all loops plus a 2-hour Night bus tour and a sightseeing cruise.

Inclusions
  • Live guide
  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • Service animals allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Panoramic night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat (if option selected)
  • Recorded commentary available in 10 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and Russian.
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 3pm will be valid for 24 hours from time of redemption
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point
Board the bus at any stop along your route
Booking is cancellable 3 days prior to service date.

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Reviews

There are 100 review(s)
  • findlidia

    2018-06-11

    1 2 3 4 5

    This is a fabulous tour! I love doing the Hop-on Hop-off tours in every city when I'm only there for a day or two. You get to get a glimpse of everything - then step off when you really want an in-depth view/experience. Cheaper than taxi's to get around... and you feel safer than transit.

  • Rebecca C

    2018-04-02

    1 2 3 4 5

    This was amazing, and really great people, so helpful and knowledgeable.

  • Amy W

    2018-03-24

    1 2 3 4 5

    This tour was amazing!

  • Mary R

    2018-03-16

    1 2 3 4 5

    Had a three day pass and did all routes including the night trip - a great way to see the city.

  • Cheryl H

    2018-03-01

    1 2 3 4 5

    Our tour guide, Matt, on the Night Tour, was exceptional with his information and presentation! I loved the lights and going over the Manhattan Bridge to Brooklyn. Very pretty and gave you a different perspective from the day tours. Of course, the day tours showed New York City and where we needed to go! Matts driver femalename begins with an M too was excellent as well. Highly recommend the Hop on Hop Off Big Bus Tours!

  • Beverly B

    2018-03-01

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great way to see the city. Especially enjoyed the night tour!

  • Ian C

    2018-02-27

    1 2 3 4 5

    Very good.

  • jcatud

    2018-02-26

    1 2 3 4 5

    The tour guides are amazing! Buses are on time. There are different staffs at the major stops available to help and organize the tourists. Danny from Brooklyn Loop is the B-E-S-T! He is full of humor and everyone is engaged during the whole trip. Kudos to the whole team!

  • Julianne F

    2018-02-02

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great way to get an overview of the city. Informative guides, friendly and funny guides. I especially enjoyed the night lights tour.Thanks!

  • Gisele

    2018-01-30

    1 2 3 4 5

    Big Bus was the greatest choice to know the city without getting so tired.

  • espjoel27

    2017-12-28

    1 2 3 4 5

    This tour is a must when visiting New York

  • Daniel P / USA

    2017-12-18

    1 2 3 4 5

    The Crew is very helpful, Our Guides were true New Yonkers' and told us the good, the bad and the great. We learned a lot about New York City.

  • sherandken1

    2017-12-16

    1 2 3 4 5

    the best - a great way to get a good overview of the city and to see so many things in a short amount of time -- we took all the tours - up town - down town - midtown - boat trip to the statue of liberty and around the island.

  • Katie T

    2017-12-10

    1 2 3 4 5

    The weather was not the greatest so it was nice to be able to spend the day on the buses riding all over the city. I went to places I would not have been able to cover walking. Makes me look forward to a longer trip next time. There was no time for hopping on and off and still seeing the large amount of the city that these tours cover. One needs more time and in the future I plan on more time and spending one day alone on the downtown loop,

  • LLOYD C

    2017-12-07

    1 2 3 4 5

    A great way to see New York City and learn some facts that you would not have learned on your own.

  • Ron E

    2017-12-03

    1 2 3 4 5

    Had a good experience with the Big Bus team. Most all employees were very friendly and helpful. Some of the tour guides were outstanding and the others were above average. We had a lot of detours due to the Rockefeller Christmas lighting and an event going on at the United Nations. This was out of Big Buses control. We chose Big bus based on their reviews and from others experiences on the competition. I would recommend Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off.

  • Heidi K

    2017-12-01

    1 2 3 4 5

    Best thing I did! got to see the whole city. I would totally recommend!

  • riegel.jean

    2017-11-28

    1 2 3 4 5

    I would recommend this to anyone. The tour was the way to go, not only did we get to see everything, the hop on hop off saved us a lot of walking. The tour guides were very informative and sometimes funny, lol. We would absolutely do this again.

  • billcarlile

    2017-11-23

    1 2 3 4 5

    I took the 48 hr all 4 routes plus night tour and thoroughly enjoyed all. Saw Brooklyn and above Central Park and heard about the history without any transportation issues or hassles. Definitely good use of money and time.

  • MICK

    2017-11-19

    1 2 3 4 5

    BIG BUS TOURS TOURS ARE AWESOME, HANDS DOWN THE BEST WAY TO GET YOUR BEARINGS AND TO SEE NEW YORK.

  • Wendy M

    2017-11-17

    1 2 3 4 5

    Excellent staff

  • bohannon93

    2017-11-15

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great way to see the city. Very convenient. Tour guides were very entertaining and informative. Only problem was a very long wait in line to get on a bus one late morning/early afternoon.

  • Gary B

    2017-11-05

    1 2 3 4 5

    Saved a lot of steps, but still walked our feet off

  • Debby R

    2017-11-03

    1 2 3 4 5

    Had a great trip so much to see the Hop on Hop off bus is the best way to orient yourself an see the most in any city.

  • Jo-Anne B

    2017-11-01

    1 2 3 4 5

    This tour was AWESOME! The extra day and the extra tours/coupons were great also. We really got our monies worth and really enjoyed the bus routes. We were able to ride the blue line, the red line and the yellow line also - all within three days. The staff was friendly and knowledge. All the info provided while riding the bus was great - right from true New Yorkers! I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get around Manhattan and not ride the subway or spend lots of money on taxis.

  • KELLY K

    2017-10-16

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great sightseeing tour, totally worth the money!!

  • Helen L

    2017-10-16

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great tour with very knowledgeable live guides. There are many tours available in NYC so be careful that you get this one...look for the one with the brown bus! Excellent value for money if you buy the two day pass with extras such as Liberty and Ellis Islands included ...well worth seeing.

  • Kenneth M

    2017-10-10

    1 2 3 4 5

    This was such a worthwhile experience, especially since it was our first visit to NYC!

  • Roger T

    2017-10-09

    1 2 3 4 5

    We rode all three routes to see the sites and figure out where we would like to get off to explore. We also did the night tour and was fantastic to see all the lights. Roger T.

  • Binky

    2017-10-01

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great idea to book this in advance of arrival. Made good use of the ticket over two days. The Brooklyn night tour was particularly good.

  • Andrea R

    2017-09-27

    1 2 3 4 5

    A very good decision when it comes to knowing and easily transported enjoying the tourist sites.

  • Michael P

    2017-09-26

    1 2 3 4 5

    Good value and a must round New York

  • Cecilia D

    2017-09-24

    1 2 3 4 5

    Fantastic. Great price.

  • Katherine O G

    2017-09-21

    1 2 3 4 5

    We had a wonderful time on this tour. It was very informative as well, narrated by Kevin who was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was well worth the price! It is a great way to see what you places you want to explore in greater detail and then get back on the but for more sightseeing.

  • Lauraine M

    2017-09-20

    1 2 3 4 5

    You have to take your online booking voucher to a welcome office to trade in for a ticket - altho there was an express line, it did take some time. The bus stop was close to the office and there were long queues for the Downtown tour. However, busses were called up and only the top deck is used so you get all the views. It does take some time and traffic is often a hindrance but it is worth these frustrations. I did start trying to catch a bus at 8am by the UN buildings, but, as I had to go to the office, I did not actually board a bus until 10am! I used the bus as a tour bus as I only had 1 day and therefore not possible to hop on and off. Would recommend as an orientation tour .

  • Tracey E

    2017-09-13

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great guides,tour excellent to get your bearings around the city. We would highly recommend this.

  • Allan B

    2017-09-11

    1 2 3 4 5

    Worth every penny of the price the guides were amazing and very informative they brought New York alive with all their stories would recommend anybody going to New York to do

  • Lynne B

    2017-09-07

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great way to get oriented to the city.

  • MARTHA A V

    2017-09-07

    1 2 3 4 5

    Fantastic day with my grandkids.

  • Doug E

    2017-09-06

    1 2 3 4 5

    An excellent way to explore! Definitely worth making the commitment for a day - or more - experience.

  • George H

    2017-09-05

    1 2 3 4 5

    The tour guides Larry and Sam were fantastic!!!!!!!!

  • Darren W

    2017-09-05

    1 2 3 4 5

    Excellent

  • Maria C

    2017-09-03

    1 2 3 4 5

    Excellent service - great way for seeing New York - it was my first experience of this city

  • Sandra H

    2017-08-31

    1 2 3 4 5

    Fantastic tour very good guides and well worth the money.

  • ken c

    2017-08-31

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great way to cover as much of New York as possible, booked 3 day pass managed all three bus routes incl canal cruise and night tour, would thoroughly recommend big bus, guides very knowledgable and buses frequent. Only issue spent 3 hours hanging around waiting for cruise which departs at 2.30 p.m, had I known this I would have made plans to catch 1.0pm bus from Times Square as opposed to 10.0am

  • gingerragan

    2017-08-29

    1 2 3 4 5

    We had so much fun on the Big Bus! Didn't stress about cabs, Uber, etc.

  • Bobbie C

    2017-08-29

    1 2 3 4 5

    Excellent way to see New York!

  • Rebecca

    2017-08-22

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great and easy way to see all the sites of New York :

  • DianeSmith8902

    2017-08-20

    1 2 3 4 5

    we bought the 2 day Hop-on-Hop off Tour. It was great value for money. We did Up Town and half of Mid Town on day 1 and then did Brooklyn and the other half of Mid town and the cruise the next day.Shame it was raining on day two, but Big Bus provide those great see through plastic ponchos for free. :

  • Keith M

    2017-08-14

    1 2 3 4 5

    This tour was amazing!

  • Maria V

    2017-08-05

    1 2 3 4 5

    Excelente opción. Realmente vimos todo. Costo beneficio excelente. Varias paradas de los tours estaban a una o dos cuadras de nuestro hotel. Muy recomendable. Gracias.

  • Lisa.Williams114

    2017-08-01

    1 2 3 4 5

    This tour was amazing!

  • William F T

    2017-08-01

    1 2 3 4 5

    The tour was very good and the driver and the guide who described the many interesting sights of New York. The best tour for New York will do it again next time.

  • Maria D

    2017-07-22

    1 2 3 4 5

    Very nice. Although you have to wait around 30 min for each bus it is a great mean of transportation around the big apple so you can get to know the area and visit places of interest.You need at least 3 days to really enjoy manhattan and it's attractions. I only had 1 day and it was a great though

  • Beth

    2017-07-17

    1 2 3 4 5

    It was our first time to nyc. Big Bus was the perfect way to maximize what you can see in a short time. Get off if there is something you see of interest. Hop back on the next bus that comes by. Awesome!

  • STEVE S

    2017-07-16

    1 2 3 4 5

    This a must in NY .Good way to see all area of city. We prefer walking in NY as it is a walking city, but it was nice because there are tour guides on every buses and for 1st timers it gives you a good lay out of the city.Walk a lot in NY blocks are short ruining north south. You can cover 25 blocks easy in 30 min.Blocks east -west are a little longer. Remember it is a grid city and very easy to explore. Lots of attractions are close together.

  • Ben M

    2017-07-12

    1 2 3 4 5

    This tour was amazing!

  • Clinton S

    2017-07-12

    1 2 3 4 5

    Used this so much while we were there. Very helpful tour guides. So easy to use

  • Marsha B / United States of America

    2017-07-09

    1 2 3 4 5

    We enjoyed the 3 day pass because it gave us the flexibility to see many different parts of the city over the course of our stay. I would caution people to allow extra time in your schedule from getting from point A to B as traffic and lines of waiting people have to be factored into your timing.We took the Circle Tour and it was conveniently marked as to where to go to exchange our ticket and what line to enter to catch the ferry. Guides, especially Nick, were knowledgeable and they distributed ear buds for the tour and ponchos when it rained!

  • MISSY C

    2017-07-06

    1 2 3 4 5

    So much fun! I'm from NY and my best friend and her husband flew in and we all did this tour and it was absolutely amazing!

  • Dennis W

    2017-07-04

    1 2 3 4 5

    The best way to see Manhatten!!!

  • Louis H

    2017-06-16

    1 2 3 4 5

    This tour was a great way to learn the location of points of interest and how to navigate through this amazing city. Highly recommend this to first time visitors as a must do on their first day. Tour guides where very informative.

  • Ariel H

    2017-06-14

    1 2 3 4 5

    Easy to find, reliable, clean, professional driver and the best view of the city, we got to visit many places that would have been imposible on our own

  • Kwang C

    2017-06-02

    1 2 3 4 5

    It's amazing but they have only hop-on hop-off tour.If you just want to see New York by yourself, they are the best value.

  • Leslie N

    2017-05-17

    1 2 3 4 5

    This is one of the best ways to get around the city. The tour guides are awesome and very informative about the buildings along the routes. All the people who work for Big Bus are friendly and very helpful.

  • gkleonard

    2017-05-16

    1 2 3 4 5

    Took the 48 hour tour - saw Uptown, Downtown, Brooklyn and night tour. If cold at all, make sure to dress in layers - it gets cold and windy on the top of the bus. All tour guides were very knowledgeable, the Brooklyn tour guide was very funny - reminded us of Melissa McCarthy.

  • nicol_maureen

    2017-05-14

    1 2 3 4 5

    The only way to see a big city to get your bearings.

  • Marcia C

    2017-04-29

    1 2 3 4 5

    The Big Bus tour was just as the rave reviews said it was. Easy to access, only short periods waiting for the next bus, friendly, helpful personnel (Thank you, Christain), informative dialog about the city. My friend lost her paid for 3 day pass, called the bus number, and was given a duplicate pass

  • Christopher K

    2017-04-26

    1 2 3 4 5

    Nice way to see the city

  • Terrance P

    2017-04-19

    1 2 3 4 5

    Gives you a great overview of what you want to return to see in greater detail. The guides giving the commentary were informative and personable

  • rjcrtodd1

    2017-04-07

    1 2 3 4 5

    excellent

  • Nana / United States of America

    2017-04-01

    1 2 3 4 5

    My husband and I purchase a Hop-On Hop-Off Tour from Viator on several vacations. It is a great way to get around. The commentaries are always great. We learn so much more than if we just walked around or took another form of public transportation. I would not hesitate to and have recommend this tour.

  • Sharon H

    2017-03-22

    1 2 3 4 5

    Tours took us everywhere, tour guides filled in details, easy to use this service. Now I will look for this same opportunity when I visit other cities because it gave us the overview and highlights.

  • Julie R

    2017-03-18

    1 2 3 4 5

    Worth every penny! This tour will take you pretty much anywhere you want to see in NYC!!! The best part is that you can hop off when you want, for as long as you like and you can rest assured that you can catch another bus when you're ready. The stops are conveniently located throughout the city and if your sight isn't at the stop immediately, it's just a short walk to whatever it is you want to see. Highly recommended!

  • Mark R

    2017-03-18

    1 2 3 4 5

    Well worth the money! We have been to the City numerous times, never did the bus tour in the past, decided this time to try it, and was extremely happy with our experience. Highly recommend this tour.

  • rose l

    2017-03-16

    1 2 3 4 5

    great, very cold on the top but so entertaining. Stops in many places. A tip is to do the whole round and then decide where to go back

  • Connie G

    2017-03-11

    1 2 3 4 5

    I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. However, it would be better if you can go both ways on the tour. If you want to go back to something that you saw, you have go all the way around. You waste a lot of time or just don't go.

  • Liz

    2017-03-06

    1 2 3 4 5

    Really enjoyed a snapshot of all the important Manhattan sites. This tour should be taken first to acclimate yourself with NYC and then decide where you want to hop off and back on. The tour guides were all amazingly good and we learned a lot about the history of NYC. Wish we had another couple of days to visit museums, neighborhoods and famous NY eateries.

  • Tracy S

    2017-03-04

    1 2 3 4 5

    A great way to see New York. The bus stops are all near the major attractions so really easy to find.

  • aguilan

    2017-02-21

    1 2 3 4 5

    excellent so simple the buses were waiting at the cruise terminal straight off the ship and away same the next day regular buses on route no long waits or lack of space glad to recommend this company

  • Dawn W

    2017-02-18

    1 2 3 4 5

    I bought my 72 hour bus tour voucher in advance, but unfortunately couldn't make the most of it as a snow blizzard hit the city on my first day there, so didn't get to use my free night bus ride or boat tour. However, the uptown circuit, taking in Central Park, Harlem and surrounding area was magical in the snow the following day. The tour guide was very informative and the top front of the bus is covered, so the views were really good too.

  • Paul Armitage S

    2017-02-09

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great way to see the city - Sherwood was a fantastic guide and was fully of interesting facts as we moved around the various streets and avenues of New York.

  • Eileen P

    2017-02-09

    1 2 3 4 5

    We went on 2 different big bus tours. The one around Central Park, Harlem etc was the best but I honestly think that it's the commentator who makes the trip. Ours was sensational with anecdotes about people who lived in the areas we covered and the history behind the places we visited. Although not a 'genuine' New Yorker, he had lived in the area since 1979 and you could tell that he adored his adopted city. Definitely take at least one of these tours as it is well worth it.

  • Gellen

    2017-02-07

    1 2 3 4 5

    BEST VIEW OF THE ENTIRE CITY! OUR GUIDE WAS VERY INFORMATIVE AND GAVE US A GREAT OVERVIEW OF MANHATTAN! HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

  • Fiona L

    2017-02-03

    1 2 3 4 5

    Big Bus New York hop-on hop-off tour was worth every penny. I cannot praise them enough.

  • Anita C

    2017-01-27

    1 2 3 4 5

    What a fabulous way to see all of The Big Apple - going to areas we probably wouldn't have gone to otherwise and found about the history of the city and interesting stories. The Tour Guides were all friendly and helpful. Ponchos were also provided on the trip when we had the thunderstorm and were sat outside!

  • Casie L / United States of America

    2017-01-26

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great way to explore New York if you don't have a car! Easy to spot.

  • Thomas C

    2017-01-15

    1 2 3 4 5

    great lady on the tour from mayo she put her heart and soul to sell new York she was a great guide

  • Rob H

    2017-01-04

    1 2 3 4 5

    awesome saw alot

  • MARION C

    2016-12-31

    1 2 3 4 5

    VERY VERY GOOD

  • Donna K

    2016-12-27

    1 2 3 4 5

    We LOVED the hop on hop off bus! We took the midtown and downtown lines entirely to see everything and then went around again to stop at the sights that interested us. The many lines intersect enough that even my 82 year old mother could get from spot to spot without too much walking. Recommend this highly.

  • Volker S

    2016-12-05

    1 2 3 4 5

    Wie immer ein MUSS in diesen Städten

  • Daniel K

    2016-12-05

    1 2 3 4 5

    Very fun experience. Be sure to do the night tour. It's great to see the lights of NYC.

  • MR PERE M. B

    2016-12-04

    1 2 3 4 5

    This tour was amazing! The tour guide was very chatty with lot of educative and insightful information.

  • Daryl Z

    2016-12-04

    1 2 3 4 5

    Had a fantastic time. The people who drive these buses are heros to me because I would not drive in this city for any amount of cash in the world and they do it everyday. Day in and Day out and God bless them in doing it. Cause the traffic was so bad I don't know how they do it with out hitting someone but they do. The Guides are the greatest. They know everything about the city and they tell it in a way that makes it so very interesting and funny. Great Guys.

  • Jinty

    2016-11-28

    1 2 3 4 5

    Hop on hop off is a great way to see all. Tour guides on buses have a great knowledge and plenty of opportunity for photographs.Would definitely recommend.

  • dormoore

    2016-11-06

    1 2 3 4 5

    Thoroughly enjoyed the tours, Viator also include a tour of Brooklyn and a boat trip around the Statue of Liberty plus a night tour of the city lights if the 48 hour ticket is booked. A great way to see the city and the guides were very informative and most of them with some very amusing stories. We had a great two days on the buses and were sorry when it was over.

  • Stephen B

    2016-11-02

    1 2 3 4 5

    We had a two day pass and made the most of it - we did the downtown tour the first day which included the Hornblower boat trip, then the night trip which took us briefly across the Manhattan bridge over to Brooklyn and on the following day the uptown trip which goes as far as Harlem. Finally on the second evening we used the bus to help us get to our nightime destination many thanks to Jocelyn our guide who is an absolute gem of a lady - she worked a miracle to get us to our destination and we cannot thank her enough - she is a credit to the Big Bus Company.

  • catherine.keiflin

    2016-10-27

    1 2 3 4 5

    Very friendly staff ! the fact Hop-On Hop-Off perfect .

  • glendahall13

    2017-07-27

    1 2 3 4 5

    great tour