New York Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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Experience Highlights

Get around New York City on an open-top Big Bus sightseeing bus. Thanks to the headphones included with your ticket, you'll listen to a pre-recorded audio guide to help you find your way around the Big Apple.

  • Choose tickets for 1 or 2 days depending on how long you'll be in the city.
  • You can hop on and off as many times as you like. You can admire some of the sights from your seat or hop off to visit them at close quarters.
  • The Discover ticket will take you along the red route, while the Essential and Explore tickets also take you along the blue route.

What’s included

  • 1 or 2 day tickets
  • Audio guide (headphones included)
  • Live bus tracking via a mobile application
  • Go up and down as often as you like and wherever you like

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Step by Step

If you want to tour the Big Apple and see the city's best-known sights, the Big Bus is a good option. The routes and sights the bus passes through are well explained by an audio guide that you listen to through the headphones included with your ticket.

Depending on your preferences, you can choose between the Disvoer ticket (1 day), the Essential ticket (1 day) and the Explore ticket (2 days). You can hop on and off as many times as you like, so the itinerary is completely customised to your liking.

The blue circuit runs through Uptown and the red circuit runs through Midtown.

The points you can see on the blue Uptown route (Essential and Explore tickets only):

  • Madison Square Garden
  • Fifth Avenue
  • Times Square
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, NY
  • Central Park

The sights you'll see on the red route through Downtown:

  • Broadway
  • Wall Street
  • Battery Park
  • Little Italy
  • Chinatown
  • Soho

You can hop on and off whenever and wherever you want. Just think about which places you want to enjoy from the comfort of your seat on the bus or get off for a leisurely visit. You can customise the itinerary to your liking.

You can download a mobile app that will tell you where the bus is at all times. Knowing the real-time location of the bus will allow you to make the most of your time and you won't waste minutes waiting at the bus stop.

Remember that bus tickets are activated when you use them for the first time. Tickets last for 24 calendar hours. Therefore, it is best to activate them first thing in the morning so that you can make the most of the day. However, if you have another activity in the morning, you can wait until 15.00 to activate your ticket and it will last for 24 hours until 15.00 the next day. The Explore ticket is for 2 consecutive days.

In addition to all that bus travel has to offer, the Essential and Explore options have a bonus. These tickets include one free hour of bike rental. Rent one hour and get another hour free.

Don't think twice. These buses will give you the chance to see New York from end to end. Visit the city's most iconic sights in comfort. Use these tours to get around the Big Apple on your first few days of travel or as a means of transport between tourist attractions.


· 3624 Reviews
  • M
    Monica Rodriguez
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    Everything was great, complete information and fast pick ups !
  • S
    Sylvie De pooter
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    Très belle visite ! Les petits bémols seraient qu'il y a des bus où le boîtier avec guide audio qui ne fonctionne pas et qu'il faut bien suivre les arrêts sur le plan papier car les panneaux ne sont pas clairs du tout et tout petits. Sinon RAS.
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    Jean-Pierre et Maryline DIOT / ROGAM
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    A faire en début de séjour afin de découvrir Manathan Un stop supplémentaire devrait être proposé entre hudson et circle line Commentaires très intéressants et pour ma part j ai bien aimé l humour Seul bémol le tarif un peu élevé
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    Jean-Pierre Limin
    (0 Reviews)
    Trop de musique «  pollution sonore » lors des commentaires
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