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New York City Explorer Pass: Skip-the-Line Admission to Top Attractions, Walking Tours and More!

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from US$ 89.00 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • You can save up to 50% compared to what you would pay to visit these attractions independently
  • The pass comes with a comprehensive guidebook to help you plan what you want to see and how to get there
  • Passes are available for 3,5 or 7 attractions – don’t pay to visit attractions you won’t visit
  • Show your New York Explorer Pass at a range of shops and restaurants for more great savings
  • Save time and money with the New York Explorer Pass
  • Overview

    Save time and money when in New York City with the New York Explorer Pass.

    The New York Explorer Pass offers you free entrance to over 57 of New York’s top attractions including the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty; or, you can take some of New York’s most popular tours such as the Hop-On, Hop-Off tour and the Sex and the City tour. You will also be able to skip the line at many New York attractions, preserving your valuable New York sightseeing time.

    With the New York Explorer Pass there is no need to pay for attractions you will not visit. Passes grant you access to either 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 New York attractions; choose what you want to see and which will offer you the best value for money. Your pass is valid for 30 days from the redemption date, which allows you plenty of time to plan this into your New York sightseeing.

    What’s more, the pass comes with a full color guidebook to help you plan what you want to see and how to get there. You can also show your New York Explorer Pass at a range of shops and restaurants for great savings.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Your Pass is valid for 30 days after activation

    Start time

    Depends on the attraction you wish to visit.

    Meeting Point

    Exchange your booking voucher for the New York City Explorer Pass at any of the below Voucher Redemption Locations:

    MSG Store:
    The MSG Store is located inside Madison Square Garden's Chase Square. Enter on 7th Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets New York NY 10001.
    Hours: Daily, 9:30am-5:30pm

    Ripleys Believe It or Not! Times Square:
    234 West 42nd Street (between 7th-8th Avenues) New York NY 10036.
    Hours: Daily, 9:00am - 6:00pm
    Closed: Christmas and New Year's Day

    Central Park Sightseeing:
    56 West 56th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave) New York NY 10019
    Hours: Daily, 9:00am–7:00pm

    Brooklyn Bridge Sightseeing:
    South Street Seaport area 110 South Street (between Beekman & Peck Slip) New York NY 10038.
    Hours: Daily, 9:00am–7:00pm

    Big Bus Visitor Center:
    Century 21 (Once inside, turn left towards the cashier and the Big Bus desk is on the left), 22 Cortlandt Street
    Monday-Friday : 9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday : 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday : 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Ending Point

    Depends on the attraction you visit.


    With the New York Explorer Pass you can get free general admission to over 57 New York attractions, or tickets for any of the New York tours listed below. Save up to 45% off combined gate prices! Skip most long lines and feel like a VIP.

    Top attractions you can visit with your pass include:

    • Empire State Building
    • Top of the Rock Observatory
    • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus New York: Classic 1-Day Tour
    • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Immigration Museum - Ferry Ticket
    • American Museum of Natural History
    • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
    • Madame Tussauds New York
    • 9/11 Tribute Museum: Gallery Admission & Walking Tour
    • Landmarks Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing
    • The Met

    Download the full list of attractions

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • New York Explorer Pass with 30-day validity
    • Admission to either 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 New York attractions as per the option chosen
    • Discounts and special offers on shopping and dining
    • Personal full-color guidebook including maps, points of interest and more
  • Please note

    You must print and bring your voucher and a valid photo ID matching the name on voucher to the redemption center to receive your New York City Explorer Pass. This voucher will be required in exchange for the card and therefore must be printed in advance, and surrendered at the time of pickup. Card cannot be distributed to customers without a valid voucher and ID

    The card is activated the first time you use it. It is then valid for the number of attractions purchased (3, 5 or 7) over a 30-day period.

    The pass does not allow customers to visit the same attraction twice.

    Statue of Liberty ferry tickets can now be picked up directly from Battery Park Castle Clinton.

    Woodbury Common Bus Tour, needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Great Savings by buy the card

      We used about 7 off our 10 attraction pass, great value for money and so easy to use....

      Charlie , United Kingdom, 02/May/2018
    • New york explorere Pass

      great value for money, easy to pick up ticket, loads to see a nd do...

      Nicola East, United Kingdom, 16/Apr/2018
    • Explorer Pass NYC 2018

      Excellent idea buying tickets on a card. Very easy to obtain (we went to Ripleys to collect) the lady scanned our print out, checked ID and gave us the cards. Gives you a lot...

      Juanita Parker, United Kingdom, 13/Apr/2018
    • Saved so much money with this pass. Was so easy to use. Would buy it again

      Gemma Regan, United Kingdom, 08/Mar/2018
    • Explorer pass was completely worth the money. We had no issues at any attractions.

      Janet armstrong, United Kingdom, 10/Jan/2018
    • It was great to book my activities in advanced and I planned ahead, how to explorer the city. I had 3 activities through my explorer pass and I am so happy about my choices, statue of liberty-cruise, hop-on hop-off bus and Empire State building.

      Zia Awan, United Kingdom, 22/Dec/2015