Description

Itinerary

Downtown Tour

Route Duration: 3 hours

Stops on the Downtown Tour:
  • Theater District - 47th Street and 7th Avenue
  • Times Sq - 42 St - 7th Avenue between 40th and 41st Streets
  • Macy's - 34th Street and 7th Avenue
  • Empire State Building - 34th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Empire State Building - 320 5th Avenue
  • Flatiron District - 22nd Street and 5th Avenue
  • Union Square - 14th Street and 5th Avenue
  • SoHo - NW corner of Spring Street and Broadway
  • Chinatown - Broadway& Walker Street
  • City Hall - Broadway between Pine and Rector Streets
  • Battery Park - State Street and Bridge Street
  • Seaport - South Street between John Street and Fulton Street
  • Lower East Side - Grant Street and Allen Street
  • East Village - 1st Avenue between St. mark's and 9th Street
  • United Nations Plaza - Corner of 45th Street and 1st Avenue
  • Waldorf Astoria New York - 49th Street between Lexington and Park Avenue
  • Rockefeller Center - 49th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
Attractions on the Downtown Tour:

Statue of Liberty / Central Park / Staten Island Ferry / Gray Line New York Sightseeing / Flatiron Building / Empire State Building / Ellis Island / Rockefeller Center / The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) / Whitney Museum of American Art / Seaport District NYC / Fifth Avenue / Times Square / Radio City Music Hall / St. Patrick's Cathedral / Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum / SoHo / Greenwich Village / Little Italy / Chinatown / Madame Tussauds New York / Madison Square Garden / Top of the Rock / Lower Manhattan / Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square / The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum / 42nd Street / One World Observatory / Gulliver's Gate

Operates: Departures 8 am to 6 pm, every 15-20 min

Uptown Tour

Route Duration: 2 hours

Stops on the Uptown Tour:
  • Hell's Kitchen - 42nd Street and 8th Avenue
  • Restaurant Row - 46th Street and 8th Avenue
  • Theater District - 50th Street and 8th Avenue
  • Theater District - 55th Street and 8th Avenue
  • Columbus Circle Northeast - 61st Street and Central Park West
  • Lincoln Center Plaza - 66th Street and Central Park West
  • The Dakota - 72nd Street and Central Park West
  • American Museum of Natural History - 79th Street and Central Park West
  • The Hotel Newton - Central Park West between 92nd and 93rd Streets
  • Upper West Side - 104th Street and Central Park West
  • The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine - 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
  • Apollo Theater - 125th Street bet Frederick Douglass & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
  • Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market - 116th Street and Malcolm X Blvd
  • Museum of the City of New York - 104th Street and 5th Avenue
  • Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum - 92nd Street and 5th Avenue
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - 89th Street and 5th Avenue
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art - 5th Avenue between 82nd and 83rd Streets
  • The Frick Collection - 72nd street and 5th Avenue
  • Central Park Zoo - 66th Street and 5th Avenue
  • Central Park South - 61st Street and 5th Avenue
  • Rockefeller Center - 49th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
Attractions on the Uptown Tour:

Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial / American Museum of Natural History / New-York Historical Society Museum & Library / Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine / Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market / Museum of the City of New York / The Jewish Museum / Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum / Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Central Park / Central Park Zoo / Frick Collection / Rockefeller Center / Radio City Music Hall

Operates: Departures 9 am - 4 pm every 20-30 minutes

Brooklyn Tour

Route Duration: 2 hours

Stops on the Brooklyn Tour :
  • Battery Park - State Street and Bridge Street
  • Cadman Plaza West - Cadman Plaza West between Clark and Tillary Streets
  • Brooklyn Bridge - Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
  • Court Street - Court Street and Atlantic Avenue
  • Atlantic Avenue Barclays Center Station - Dean Street and Flatbush Avenue
  • Botanic Garden - Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway
  • Junior's Restaurant and Bakery - NW Corner of Decalb and Flatbush Avenue
Attractions on the Brooklyn Tour :

Battery Park / Manhattan Bridge / Cadman Plaza Park / Brooklyn Bridge / Dumbo / Barclays Center / Brooklyn Museum / Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Operates: Departures 10 am -3 pm every 30 minutes

Night Tour (not hop-on, hop-off)

Route Duration: 2 hours

Stops on the Night Tour (not hop-on, hop-off):
  • Theater District - 47th Street and 8th Avenue
  • Empire State Concrete Polishing - 32nd Street and 5th Avenue
Attractions on the Night Tour (not hop-on, hop-off):

Times Square / Empire State Building / Flatiron Building / Greenwich Village / SoHo / TriBeCa / Chinatown / Little Italy / Manhattan Bridge / Dumbo / Brooklyn Heights Promenade / Lower East Side

Operates: Departure 6 pm- 9 pm, every 30 min

Inclusions
  • Statue Of Liberty and Ellis Island Entrance (Not including crown entrance)
  • Eat & Play Discount Card
  • LOL Comedy Club ( 2 drink/item minimum)
  • Entrance to your choice of the Museum of the City of New York or New York Historical Society
  • Live tour guide (aboard bus and cruise)
  • Hop-on, Hop-off ferry tour of New York’s waterways
  • Night Tour of the city lights at iconic attractions aboard a double decker bus
  • 24-Hour, 48-Hour or 72-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus
Exclusions
  • Statue of Liberty Monument and Crown access
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Additional Information
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Near public transportation
  • Service animals allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • The Night Tour is not a hop-on, hop-off tour and can only be taken once
  • Double Decker buses are wheelchair accessible
  • Infants 2 years and under are free
  • Headsets with pre-recorded tour narration is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, Korean or Hebrew
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferry ticket does not include Pedestal or Crown access or audio guide
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
Booking is cancellable 3 days prior to service date.

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Reviews

There are 100 review(s)
  • Ally H

    2017-12-23

    1 2 3 4 5

    Very enjoyable tours around the whole of Manhattan. In hindsight, if you plan well you really get good use out of the hop on hop off aspect, great for going where you want to go and also just to sit and enjoy the sights and take lots of photos. My only niggle was finding the bust stops, its a little hard with all the signage everywhere in NY, they can be missed.

  • Peter W

    2017-12-02

    1 2 3 4 5

    The convenience of being able to hop on and hop off the bus was a great benefit.We saw a lot more of New York than expected and the onboard commentary was a great help

  • Jorge H

    2017-10-19

    1 2 3 4 5

    NYC enough said

  • Sharon L

    2017-10-15

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great tour.

  • Clive C

    2016-07-05

    1 2 3 4 5

    A must for a first time traveller

  • Alastair S

    2016-06-24

    1 2 3 4 5

    Undoubtedly the best money I spent as the tour was informative entertaining and great value for money. I would strongly recommend !

  • Francine R

    2016-06-15

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great experience for first trip to New York. Enjoyed getting history of the different areas, especially enjoyed the night tour. The night tour guide was exceptional!!

  • blairpamella7

    2016-03-22

    1 2 3 4 5

    Although the weather was cool, we enjoyed every moment of this tour

  • Andras G

    2015-11-16

    1 2 3 4 5

    Excellent. Beautiful.

  • Eli M

    2015-11-03

    1 2 3 4 5

    Many activities included

  • Geetesh S

    2015-09-29

    1 2 3 4 5

    Ideal option esp if you are on a short trip and want to cover many things. I did that as a solo traveler and was worth it.

  • Deborah P

    2015-09-14

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great tours.

  • babso8

    2015-09-08

    1 2 3 4 5

    Everything went according to plan, no hassles and everyone was very helpful and obliging. We would recommend the tours for anyone visiting for the first time.

  • baker joe / USA

    2015-08-10

    1 2 3 4 5

    this was so much for the price. Went on several tours and on a boat and got to see Harlen and broklyn. Great value.

  • Philip A

    2015-08-09

    1 2 3 4 5

    Excellent service. Staff were helpful, plentiful and friendly

  • Gillian M

    2015-05-14

    1 2 3 4 5

    We really appreciated the flexibility of this tour. The cruise to Liberty and Ellis islands were very informative

  • vashay42098

    2015-04-14

    1 2 3 4 5

    It was great and I loved seeing the statue of liberty but didn't get off the ferry because we would have missed the last bus so start early. Watch out for the people claiming they have tickets for the ferry. Some people people paid them and couldn't get on tip your tour guide they will help

  • Willard L / United States of America

    2015-02-27

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great adventure

  • Carolyn M

    2014-11-20

    1 2 3 4 5

    Using Hop on Hop off was great ! We enjoyed learning about New York City and being able to get off and back on as we explored Central Park.

  • Jack B

    2014-09-18

    1 2 3 4 5

    Excellent tour and great value for money. 5 star

  • JOSE f

    2014-09-11

    1 2 3 4 5

    We all had a great time, best way to see the city.

  • Patricia R

    2014-07-31

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great times, but please point out that the ferry leaves in a different location than the regular ferry! That was a little confusing, but it was great to see the Statue up close without having to go to Ellis Island. The Hop On tour provides many options! Great start to a week in NYC!

  • Christine H

    2014-07-14

    1 2 3 4 5

    It was incredible. Took my adult daughter and we were able to see NYC from tip to tip. We bought the 2 day pass with an included ferry trip to the Statue of Liberty. The line to get back on the the ferry from The Statue was so long we decided to remain on the boat. The view of the statue was still incredulous, as was the view of the city and it was a really nice boat ride. Our pass included a night bus ride--beautiful--and a tour of Brooklyn. I would recommend this company and tour to everyone.

  • Jamie A

    2014-07-13

    1 2 3 4 5

    This was an excellent tour. The guides were great and we had no lines getting on the buses.

  • Kenny

    2013-12-20

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great tour of New York, the tour guides are really know their stuff but do need to stop calling the British the English. But they were great, liberty ferry tour was great just make sure you pick up your ticket for the ferry from the staff by the bus stop before you try to board the ferry.

  • islington

    2013-12-17

    1 2 3 4 5

    Awesome time.

  • Alfredo G

    2013-11-15

    1 2 3 4 5

    I 3 New york

  • Zenobia L / Australia

    2013-11-05

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great tour. The routes cover all the major attractions as well as providing a good overview of the city. The local guides were entertaining, well informed and very personable.

  • chrissy

    2013-09-14

    1 2 3 4 5

    So close to this wonderful lady we loved it great tour. Must see for everyone!!!

  • Gwenn M

    2013-06-21

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great Tour, wonderful guide.

  • jessica.wilkinson

    2013-06-10

    1 2 3 4 5

    If you go to NYC you have to do the hop-on hop-off tour i would recommed all the loops this gives you a great idea of where everything is and just great the tour guides are so helpful

  • Belle

    2013-03-13

    1 2 3 4 5

    Very good.. Organized and on time tour busses and plenty of people on the way around New York helping direct you.

  • Michelle M / Australia

    2013-01-07

    1 2 3 4 5

    This was fantastic. With the added ferry ticket you really get to see all the New York sites. Also with additional Harlem tour and Brooklyn tours all included in 48 hour pass we really knew our way around New York after the first 2 days of being there. Well worth it and very informative.

  • traveller

    2012-08-01

    1 2 3 4 5

    You can't visit NYC without doing this! All the driver guides were great, telling us so many interesting things we wouldn't have learned on our own. The convenience was excellent. When rain caused backups of lines the next day, they very quickly recruited more buses to minimize the wait. The night tour should NOT be missed!

  • Paula C L

    2012-06-15

    1 2 3 4 5

    The hop on, hop off tour was a good deal. We loved the uptown and,downtown loop tours and foand found the guides very knowledgeable. We learned a lot. We liked being able to catch a bus almost anywhere after enjoying a site or eating out somewhere.

  • Agnes P. S

    2012-06-02

    1 2 3 4 5

    This tour is worth the pay. We stayed in The Jewel facing Rockefeller Center which is just a few blocks away from the Visitor Information Center and a block away from the Rockefeller stop. Uptown tour guide, Emmanuel, is the most entertaining, he is also a brother mason of my husband, it's really nice to meet a Brother. Other tour guides are relatively nice. Unfortunately, it rained on the first day of our tour, we had no chance to go down to some scenic spots. Luckily, it was sunny the following day, and we had a good time in the Statue of Liberty. Highly recommended tour.

  • Joseph M

    2011-10-02

    1 2 3 4 5

    We found the Guides very informative and as we had a limited time in New York it was the best way to learn about the different areas of such a big city. Thankyou very much for a wonderful experience and we would recommend it. From Sydney, Australia.

  • Ronald F

    2011-09-19

    1 2 3 4 5

    well worth doing and great way to see New York.The guides on the bus are all very informative and funny.The 3 day pass with the add ons is great value

  • Marie T

    2011-09-19

    1 2 3 4 5

    Even though we had really bad weather one day we still managed to do the hop on and hop off tours which gave us an insight to NY and where we wanted to explore in more depth. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferry ticket made this a great way to see these two fabulous attractions. Great...

  • barney1

    2011-09-03

    1 2 3 4 5

    Fantastic way so see and get around New York

  • Johnny B

    2011-05-18

    1 2 3 4 5

    great website. great tour. great location from our hotel to where starting point was

  • Julie J

    2011-04-20

    1 2 3 4 5

    This was the best value money I spent all holiday. The tours covered all areas of New York and it was great being able to hop off and on at the sites you wanted to visit. I would strongly recommend a visit to Ellis Island as this was more interesting than statue of liberty. Fantastic two days seeing sights and would not have covered as much if it hadnt been on the buses. Buses came every 10 - 15 mins at all stops. Excellent package.

  • Susan P

    2011-03-30

    1 2 3 4 5

    An excellent and very convenient way of getting to know your way around New York; informative, too!

  • Robert S

    2010-10-05

    1 2 3 4 5

    A great way to get around and see a lot of New York in a short space of time, especially if it is your first visit. The hop on hop off idea is good as you can stop and see what you want to see knowing you can catch another bus to continue the trip. The tour guides are a little bit hit and miss, we had two that were very knowledgeable and entertaining, while a couple left a lot to be desired. But overall the tour is well worth the money.

  • Deidre B

    2010-10-05

    1 2 3 4 5

    Good value,informative commentary,inclusion of Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island made our day.Would do it again should we return to New York. Thanks.

  • William G M

    2010-09-18

    1 2 3 4 5

    the equipment, guides, and detail of the city were perfect. however, @ the end, someone threw a red baloon @ the bus just up from the Plaza area. the woman in fron of me was hit, & I got splashed on the left back & left arm. my large sun hat protected my head. later my arm & back started to itch so i took a shower & made a report to security @ the westin ts. you probably need to institute fines for people that attack your vehicles.

  • Dominic P

    2010-09-15

    1 2 3 4 5

    Worth every penny had a great time & saw everything I wanted to.

  • Ben K / Australia

    2010-08-15

    1 2 3 4 5

    Only one of the tour guides was annoying - the rest were informative & funny & helpful.

  • Veronica G / USA

    2010-08-06

    1 2 3 4 5

    Tour guides were very knowledgeable. Great tour ! Would definitely take tour again.

  • Dino Z / Australia

    2010-05-02

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great value for money - uptown, downtown, Brooklyn, night loop and Liberty Island and Ellis Island - fantastic!

  • Harbinder H / United Kingdom

    2010-04-23

    1 2 3 4 5

    Excellent and informative tours which are brilliant in both content and getting around. A must do for any trip

  • Linda E

    2015-11-05

    1 2 3 4 5

    Great way to get around NY for this first time granny visitor and granddaughter. Wish we'd had more time to make more stops ... guides very informative however one had to much personal chatter.

  • Nancy W

    2015-09-14

    1 2 3 4 5

    The tour was pretty good overall. Our first couple guides were on their game with historical information, etc. One guy seemed a bit lazy about it. I've done these hop-on hop-off tours in MANY cities and I really enjoy them for my first day somewhere to get familar with the city, see the things quickly that I kinda want to see and figure out the ones that I want to spend more time at. That was awesome when I was traveling alone or with another adult.This time I had my kids - 18,9 and 6 months, in NYC, in August. That was a mistake. It was too hot on top for the baby and the sun put my 9 yr old into a nap up there. The downstairs part is not air-conditioned, so it was hardly tolerable for the baby. The 18 year old enjoyed it, but the others were not a good idea. We totally didn't take advantage of all of the benefits that I normally would have. So- notes: Not a great idea with children or babies and beware of the heat/sun. It can get miserable.When I'm back to traveling as an adult, I'll be doing these again.

  • RAYMOND S

    2015-05-24

    1 2 3 4 5

    Although the tours were excellent I thought booking on line would save any queuing for tickets. However we still had to stand in line to actually obtain tickets to show on each bus trip.Having said this the prices were much cheaper booking in advance.

  • Monica C

    2015-05-06

    1 2 3 4 5

    I had a great time, tour was lovely not complain at all. I would definitely recommend it to my friends!

  • jeremy f

    2015-04-27

    1 2 3 4 5

    The tour bus and tour guides were fantastic! But the ticket office is a mess. It is very unorganized. While the website says you can use the verification from your phone, when you get there they insist on needing a paper copy.

  • Pinay T

    2015-04-15

    1 2 3 4 5

    first time on tour with my family. very beneficial. even my teens loved it.

  • Amr

    2014-09-09

    1 2 3 4 5

    Very nice tour

  • Carol B

    2014-07-08

    1 2 3 4 5

    We really enjoyed our open topped tour of New York and the tour guides were all very good with interesting information. It was nice to listen to New Yorkers who were passionate about their city. Our only problem was that there were long waits for the hop ons. You also need to make more regular checks in clearing up litter left on the buses.

  • Mohamed G

    2014-06-23

    1 2 3 4 5

    Good tour

  • Viloshnee P

    2014-02-24

    1 2 3 4 5

    The tour was amazing. Too bad the weather was so terrible, could have enjoyed much more. I was really impressed by the tour guides. Their knowledge of the city was impeccable.

  • Monica D

    2012-10-17

    1 2 3 4 5

    hop-on-hop-off is very worthwhile to get an understanding of what is available to do and see.loved the Statue of Liberty cruise.

  • Lesley2107

    2012-07-22

    1 2 3 4 5

    We were glad to have had these tickets. We used them for the downtown and night loops. The first bus we boarded earplugs had to be used to hear the commentary and this was very poor.The sound quality was appalling. Not all buses require these and all the other buses that we went on we did not need them.The visit to Liberty and Ellis Island is highly recommended as this turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip to New York.

  • garry

    2012-05-06

    1 2 3 4 5

    Overall tour was great particularly the night tour. Full credit to the tour guide of night tour. We booked two days hop on hop off tour with Liberty island ferry. However I feel it was too much to do in two days. There are four loops on hop on tour and the New York traffic makes it almost impossible to do all four loops in 2 days .

  • Faye

    2011-10-23

    1 2 3 4 5

    Bus ticket was ideal but did get caught up in traffic so took quite a while to do the downtown trip. The uptown was boring , not worth the time it takes.Ellis Island was great and the close views of the Statue of Liberty were fabulous. Ferry was very crowded and ques were long but only way to do that tour so don't miss it.

  • Elisa H

    2011-10-15

    1 2 3 4 5

    This is definitely the best way to see New york if you're a first timer. We did the whole uptown tour so we were familiar with where everything was and the next day hopped on and hopped off where we wanted. The Brooklyn trip was a bit long for what it was, and unfortunately the tour guides mic was faulty

  • Victor F

    2011-08-30

    1 2 3 4 5

    tres bon pour commencer car ca permet de se reperer dans la ville

  • lillypad17

    2011-07-19

    1 2 3 4 5

    Our tour guides were full of information about city. I learned alot, got a great history on NYC that I never realized.

  • Doris N

    2011-07-03

    1 2 3 4 5

    A great way to suit yourself what you want to get off and see, or if you just want to get a quick look at all the sights.

  • macdavid2

    2011-05-23

    1 2 3 4 5

    Our first tour guide was awesome, very knowledgeable about the city. Had a great experience for the price paid.

  • David S

    2011-03-12

    1 2 3 4 5

    The first guide was a bit of an idiot, but on the whole a good service and a great way to see NY. Make sure your wrapped up well in February!!

  • CAROLYN S / USA

    2010-10-13

    1 2 3 4 5

    Express was the best and fast way to get to the Statue of Liberty

  • Marlys L

    2010-10-03

    1 2 3 4 5

    It was very nice and glad they provided the ponchos for when it was raining. the tour guides were informative. glad we did these tours

  • Quoc Viet T / Singapore

    2010-08-24

    1 2 3 4 5

    For the Hop-on-hop-off part, I can accept the fact that we need to exchange the tickets at a specific place, but for the the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferry part, I don't know why they cannot just exchange the actual tickets right when we exchange the ticket for the hop on hop off. With the voucher, we need to exchange for some kind of confirmationticketvoucher for the Statue, then when we reach the Battery Park, we need to exchange for the actual ticket

  • Ian S / Australia

    2010-08-09

    1 2 3 4 5

    Did the Downtown and Uptown Loops, wanted to do Brooklyn Loop but ran out of time. Would be good if ticket wasnt time limited. Uptown loop was particularly good. Some confusion with stops in Midtown didnt stop where some signs said it should. Long lines for Statue of LibertyEllis Island cruise, but very good- Ellis Island was very interesting, make sure you use the audio tour.

  • Justin G / United Kingdom

    2010-04-04

    1 2 3 4 5

    Not enough buses with covers on top deck as weather was poor

  • Gary L / United Kingdom

    2010-03-10

    1 2 3 4 5

    Worth the money as we got to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island too and use the buses to get around the city at our own leisure. One criticism was that if we wanted to head back we could only jump on at the nearest pickup point which meant having to continue on the route as part of the tour again instead of being able to head straight back. It would be nice to have a different route that the bus does on the way back that enables people to jump on without having to have the entire tour again. Very enjoyable though and saves money on cab rides.

  • Emmaly F

    2017-12-05

    1 2 3 4 5

    The quality of the experience is totally dependent on the person doing the narration. The first bus we boarded, I found it impossible to understand what the guide was saying, so needless to say, I was not impressed with that leg of my trip. The next two buses had excellent narrators who were easily understood, so that part of the tour was quite enjoyable. The ferry ride was good, but the night tour was really disappointing! Since we were in the Christmas season, we thought that we would see some holiday lights and decorations. That was not the case. When we asked about that, the guide told us that we would have been better served to stay downtown and walk around on our own. Some good points, some not so good.

  • Nee-Nee

    2015-07-13

    1 2 3 4 5

    The tour guides were very knowledgable, but the tour buses stopped running too early. The ferry for the Statue of Liberty stopped running at 3:30. I felt that was too early in the afternoon to stop running the ferry.

  • Edgardo A

    2015-06-09

    1 2 3 4 5

    Hop On Hop Off very disorganized, got a number of conflicting directions,.Liberty Ferry ticket also not well organized, once we got on the ferry the tour of the Statue of Liberty was lovely.

  • Nancy P

    2015-05-06

    1 2 3 4 5

    Getting the tickets was the biggest hassle for us. Lots of misinformation from various employees. Our first tour guide was unclear to understand, full of himself, sarcastic, and asked for a tip way too often. The next two guides were friendly, helpful and easy to understand. We enjoyed the tour.

  • G. Jeffrey W

    2015-04-06

    1 2 3 4 5

    Overall, we were pleased with the tour. Loved the guides that added personal history. There were several issues we had that could be simply fixed. 1. Signs for trolley stops2. Ear phone quality could be improved or suggest on your sight the patrons could bring personal earphones.

  • George M

    2014-07-15

    1 2 3 4 5

    the actual tour was good and I would do it again. However a few glitches- bus frequency was irregular and sporadic bus stops were not always easy to find i.e. poorly marked and finally ALL the buses should have either air conditioning or windows that open.

  • David R

    2014-07-08

    1 2 3 4 5

    Although a good idea in most cities this turned out to be less successful in New York. Stuck in endless traffic jams in stifling heat is not a good experience. It takes so long to get from point to point that time is wasted sitting in traffic and consequently we saw less than we wanted. Knowing this in any future New York trips I would decide what I wanted to see and take taxi's, which are cheap enough and able to negotiate traffic more efficiently. In addition to this some of the guides seamed disinterested and merely going through the motions.

  • MICHAEL B

    2012-04-20

    1 2 3 4 5

    Enjoyed the ferry and statue. The hope on moved so slowly in the high traffic of NYC that I'm not sure it was our best shot. We stopped to see the 9/11 memorial and lost the ability to ride the last shuttle that was non stop.

  • Chaitali S

    2011-06-04

    1 2 3 4 5

    Our trip on the Hop-on Hop-off tour started off great and we had a great time. The guides were good. But what we felt was that if we had recorded audio instead of a person, it would have been better. It was difficult to keep pace with what they were saying and also see the sights. However, all in all, it was a good experience.

  • chowming t

    2011-06-01

    1 2 3 4 5

    this was good, got to see all the sights, very handy if your unable to get a round easy.

  • Brendan D / Australia

    2010-10-24

    1 2 3 4 5

    this is a great way to see New York if you dont have much time as it covers all the bases and the statue of liberty is well worth a visit

  • Patricia H

    2016-06-27

    1 2 3 4 5

    The driver did not take the route posted and when it started pouring rain, the tour guide tried to encourage us to get off the bus rather than phone/coordinate another bus to move us onto.

  • Grace B

    2016-03-02

    1 2 3 4 5

    Really disappointed with the tour. Our first day we had a lovely guide who helped us and explained a lot. The second day we had a nasty woman who was really unpleasant to listen too. Alongside that we never got to do the ferry as we arrived at 3.30 and no one had mentioned the last trip was at 3?? What a waste of money.

  • Thu D

    2015-02-22

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    I was grateful for the 2-day tour and kind tour guide, but the bus was freezing cold. I couldn't enjoy my tour because my face, fingers and toes were numb. The bus didn't warm up until the end of the tour. By then, I needed to return to my hotel for a hot shower.

  • Les B

    2015-01-05

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    Tour guide did not add anything to my experience.

  • Mark C

    2014-09-07

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    I was sold the VIP package when I was picking up the tickets I had bought online. This was a big waste of money. The original package was a good value, but the VIP was not what I was led to believe. Poor value.

  • Peggy C

    2014-09-04

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    Everything was great UNTIL we got close to the Statue if Liberty. We had "printed slips" for the ferry. The bus turned before we made it to the drop off location and told this bus is done and we had to get off. We were given very "vague" directions to find the employees who had out actual tickets to the ferry. We couldn't find them and walked to the ferry boarding and ticket sales and were again given poor directions to find the employees - just hanging out on a street with some grassy area 3 employees were.By this time we were sure we'd missed the last ferry to Statue of Liberty ferry and very hot and tired. Thankfully we found out we had till 5:00 (it was just after 3:30). It was just exhausting and very disappointing.

  • Bjorn W

    2013-04-18

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    It is always useful to explore a new city by these tours, but this particular tour operator was a disappointment. The busses are old and shaky, the guides were of very mixed quality, and the "hop-on function" unreliable! We had prebooked (and paid) 4 tours over 2 days, but only took 3 of them. The worst exerience was that two busses on the up-town tour (over 45 mins) did not stop on Central Park 5th Av. We left the down-town tour from a guide whose English might have indicated she came over Ellis Island the week before. The good thing was the guide at the Brooklyn tour who extended our ticket by one day because he could only offer roof-less outside seats on very cold, wet and windy day.

  • gordon p

    2012-08-14

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    not a good investment. We purchased 2-day tichets and time was a factor. buses start running at nine and stop at five.We could have saved money taking taxis and walking. It was very hot in august, we took several diff. buses and none of the air-conditioning worked.

  • Joan W

    2017-11-09

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    We paid for 48 hr pass rode the hop on hop off 3 times had to walk 1 mile or more to find the bus No signs on the street to identify location for pick and drop off once on yes the best way to see the city just a nightmare to get on and off drivers where awesome I really think taxi would have been best for us anyhow that's what we ended up us

  • Alan M

    2017-10-30

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    Lied to by Viator, paid for online hop on hop off New York. Then found out we had to line up for tickets at Gray Line 45 minutes then another 50 minute wait for Bus 3 passed by full. Return even worse an hour and 10 minutes wait in line for bus that took us directly back to turnaround point as the 6pm cut off passed. Then the driver who could not speak English wanted a gratuity, she must have been joking.Will never book on line again, and this is a Trip Advisor Company. Do not use them for anything they are bogus.

  • Pam F

    2017-09-09

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    The bus is the perfect way to see the things on your list. HOWEVER, our purchase said that we could use the e receipt to begin at any bus stop. None of the Gray Line representatives recognized my e receipt. I spent a huge amount of time walking to places they said would give me the tickets I needed while being chastised by Gray Line reps for buying passes online and not from them on the street. Ultimately I had to go to the central office to get printed passes. Seems like an old fashioned, paper-wasting system. I spent a half day trying to get what I needed to use the bus and boat. I won't purchase online if I do the bus again.

  • Allison L

    2010-11-18

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    Great way to see a lot of NYC