This great value New York sightseeing package gives you 48 hours to discover the very best of the Big Apple!
Discover New York at your own pace with the New York Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour. The tour has four routes; Downtown, Uptown, Brooklyn and the Bronx Tour, along with an Escorted Night Tour. These 4 routes have more than 50 stops and ensure that all the major New York highlights are covered. Plus you also get a FREE ticket for the City Sightseeing Hop on Hop Off ferry and entrance to Museum of the City of New York or New York Historical Society Museum - all for one low, unbeatable price!
With your ticket you can hop-on and off these routes as much as you wish during a 48 hour period. Frequent departures mean that your valuable New York sightseeing time will not be wasted waiting for the next bus. While on the bus, an English-speaking official New York tour guide will ensure you don’t miss a thing. The recorded tour content and narration is enhanced with music and sound effects, mimicking the street sounds of NYC.
You can also opt for VIP Pass, which allows priority boarding at all stops on the double-decker buses and CitySightseeing New York Cruises.
The Tour is operated by Grayline CitySightseeing New York.
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Ticket is valid for 48 hours from the time the ticket is issued.Start time
Downtown Tour: Departs from 8:00am – 6:00pm with frequent departures. A complete loop takes approx. 3 hours.
Uptown Tour: Departs from 9:00am – 5:00pm with frequent departures. A complete loop takes approx. 2 hours.
Brooklyn Tour: Every 30 minutes from 10:30am to 3:30pm from Park Row. The tour lasts approx. 2 hours
Bronx Tour: Departs from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; hourly from Grant’s Tomb – connect with Uptown Tour at stop #32
Night Tour: 6:30pm (winter), 7:00pm, 7:30pm and 8:00pm. The tour lasts approx. 2 hours
City Sightseeing New York® Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Ferry: Daily 10:00am to 4:00pm. Ferry lasts 90 minutes.
The New-York Historical Society: Open from 10:00am - 5:00pm (closed every Monday)
Museum of the City of New York: Open from 10:00am - 6:00pm.
Vouchers must be exchanged at any one of the following Gray Line CitySightseeing New York Visitor Centre for the actual tickets:
At 777 8th Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets.
Street level entrance of Port Authority Bus Terminal on 42nd Street, just off the corner of 8th Avenue.
Inside Empire State Building : 350 Fifth Avenue (between 33rd and 34th Streets), ground level.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not, 234 West 42 Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. (desk is on the left)
Once you have exchanged your voucher at the Gray Line CitySightseeing New York Visitor Centre, you can board the double-decker bus from any of the stops.
City Sightseeing Hop-on, Hop-off Ferry: After voucher redemption, you can board from any of the stops.
You can end the hop-on, hop-off tour at any of the stops.
This great value package will show you the very best of New York City.
Explore at your own pace with the New York hop-on, hop-off tour on 4 different routes. Take a guided tour of New York by night. Take a Hop-on, Hop-off Ferry and visit the Museum of the City of New York or New York Historical Society Museum.
You can enjoy live commentary in English on double-decker buses or recorded commentary in choice of 11 languages; English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, Korean or Hebrew.
Here is the list of attractions that are in store for you!
Downtown Tour: View the most famous neighborhoods, attractions and places of interest: Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown, World Trade Center site, Battery Park (departure point for Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island ferry), South Street Seaport, Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, Radio City, United Nations, Fifth Avenue and more.
Uptown Tour: Stops include Central Park, Lincoln Center, Theater District, Fifth Avenue, American Museum of Natural History, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Apollo Theatre and Harlem neighborhoods, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim and other famous cultural attractions on Museum Mile and more.
Brooklyn Tour: Enjoy wonderful views of the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge from historic Fulton Ferry Landing, great cultural institutions including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Botanic Garden and you will also see Brooklyn Promenade/Cadman Plaza, Atlantic Avenue, Barclays Centre, Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza, Old Fulton Landing and Fort Green Park.
Bronx Tour: The Bronx – known at “da Bronx” – birthplace of hip-hop, tap dancing and break-dancing; home to the Grand Concourse (1909) modeled on Paris’ Champs-Elysees and Yankee Stadium. Tour begins at Grant's Tomb and en-route you will view more neighborhoods of Harlem and and Upper Manhattan.
City Sightseeing New York® Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Ferry: Experience magical views of New York City's famous skyline while enjoying the convenience of four stops. This Hop-on, Hop-off Ferry Tour is the fun, friendly and most convenient way to see the harbor that made New York City what it is today! Learn about the city with guided tour commentary while traveling from stop to stop. This service operates with four stops:
Pier 78, West 38th Street and Hudson River
199 Vesey Street Pier (lower Manhattan) - connection to Downtown Tour at stop #11, Park Row
Pier 11 (Wall Street and South Street) - connection to Downtown Tour at stop #13, South Street Seaport
DUMBO (Fulton Street and Furman Street) - connection to Brooklyn Tour at stop #2, Brooklyn Promenade
View the bright lights of the big city on this escorted evening tour. Treat yourself to unforgettable views of the lit marquees in the Theater District and the light displays at the top of the Empire State Building and the new One World Trade Center. After passing through Chinatown, Little Italy and into Brooklyn, experience the spectacular views of the illuminated skyline and its sparkling reflection along the East River.
You will also get a free Museum Ticket, which is only valid for entrance into the Museum of the City of New York OR New York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society: Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical is the oldest museum in New York City. It is dedicated to curating the history of New York City and celebrates the city's cultural diversity.
The Museum of City of New York: The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.
To complete this fantastic package, you will also get a Eat and Play Card that offers a fantastic range of savings at Manhattan’s best-loved restaurants, shops and attractions – meaning you save even more money! Each card is valid for up to 4 people.
Optional VIP Pass: Be a real VIP with Gray Line CitySightseeing New York VIP all access pass! This pass allows priority boarding at all stops on the double-decker buses and CitySightseeing New York Cruises. There will be a separate line for boarding which could also be at the front of the bus. That’s not all! You will also enjoy a variety of discounts and special privileges including restaurants and retails stores. Also, included is an insert identifying all stops and discounts.
Vouchers must be exchanged for actual tickets before starting the tour.
The Free Museum ticket is only valid for entrance into the Museum of the City of New York or New York Historical Society.
Recorded narration is available on Downtown Tour, Uptown Tour, Brooklyn Tour and the Night Tour.
Bronx and Night Tour is not Hop-On, Hop-Off.
During the holiday season the Night tour will be replaced by a "Light of the Holiday" tour (1.5 hours), featuring animated window displays & holiday decorations at New York's famous department stores, giant tree at Rockefeller Center and Manhattan’s other unique sights during holidays
The New-York Historical Society is closed on Mondays.
Tickets are valid from the time you redeem your voucher at the Gray Line CitySightseeing New York Visitor Centre. Tickets for attractions and City Sightseeing Hop-on, Hop-off Ferry are valid as indicated on ticket stub.
Please be sure to check in at least 30 minutes prior to anticipated departure at the Gray Line Visitor Center.
Downtown Tour, Uptown Tour, Brooklyn Tour and Bronx Tour –
On 24 November 2016, there will be slight changes in the route due to a parade.
On New Year’s Eve and 31 December, last tour will be at 3:00pm
Night Tour – will not operate on New Year’s Eve and 31 December 2016.
Photo Id for the named Lead Passenger may be required at the time of collecting the ticket in exchange of the voucher.
We really enjoyed the experience except for one notable issue. We were constantly harassed for tips every time we got off a bus. We made full use of the hop on-hop off facility...Andrew Fall