Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

1369 Reviews | New York City, USA

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Hop on and hop off around New York City with an open-top Big Bus tour, and visit NYC attractions at your own pace. Travel with ease by double-decker bus past world-famous landmarks including the Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Central Park. With your Classic ticket, ride the bus loops around Manhattan as you learn about the city's history from your engaging guide.


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences



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Average 3.92 out of 5 stars based on 1369 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
dericar2022, Nov 2022 Verified
Cassandra is enthusiastic, helpful had a welcoming smile! The seats were acceptable and the recording was nicely informative.
Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
SheliS1970, Nov 2022 Verified
The bus, the tour, the ear buds and the locations were absolutely amazing!! We had the very best time. I was traveling with my son who uses a power wheelchair to get around. We transferred on/off about 7 buses. Out of all of these buses, there was just one bus that was unable to accommodate us because the ramp on the the bus was broke. I actually think the person who was driving the bus didn't know how to use it or was too lazy to pull up the lift that is at the side door. Other than that, we had NO problems with transferring on/off the bus in his chair. The ramps worked great. The drivers were helpful and the locations were perfect stops!! There was a nice space for the wheelchair on the bus and it had a plug for the earbuds so he could hear the tour. I do wish I could have sat a little closer to him so I could pointed out stuff, but it was fine. We had a blast and I thank you!
Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
laurabZ2166HY, Oct 2022 Verified
We picked up the bus in Times Square and, while it was a good way to see the main sights and orientate yourself, it is expensive-$100 for 2 people. We stayed on for the whole trip but spent a lot of time stuck in traffic.
Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
288livw, Oct 2022 Verified
I loved this tour! We started the tour on the Times Square point and we stayed on the entire time, before getting back on to go visit Little Italy. The bus travels all around the New York City area. You are given earphones where you can about all the places around the tour, and you also get to hear a lot of songs about New York while travelling around.It was lovely!
Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
JohnnyCurrie89, Oct 2022 Verified
The tour in itself is OK, done a few of these now and they are all fairly similar. Decent way to see the main sites of a place if you are short on time. But we need to leave a 5 star review for the driver Harry, he was brilliant and the only driver we've ever had that came to the top deck and have us information about the stops and surrounding areas, all done with a smile and great humour.
Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
Jlene_H, Oct 2022 Verified
A great way to see the city and very easy. I'm sad it not longer goes all the way around Central Park and Harlem or down by the Brooklyn Bridge.
Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
Jana_C, Oct 2022 Verified
Enjoyed the ride! But we left a package on the bus. Big Bus staff went above and beyond to help us and were able to find our package and safely return to us! We were ecstatic.
Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
timg483, Oct 2022 Verified
The best way to see the city and get around. We had a two day ticket and would say if it wasn't for this serivce we would of missed so many of the sites and incredible architecture. The bus stops at each major attraction, they are alot further apart than I originally thought. The other benift is that you actually see the city in an open top bus and it allows you to REALLY see the sites rather than the stress of walking everywhere. I would highly recommend this especially if you have kids. This made our visit so much easier and more enjoyable.
Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
Q5326EGpatriciam, Oct 2022 Verified
I almost didn't book the Big Bus tour based on the reviews but I'm so glad I did. It's an excellent way to see the city safely with a lot on information given in the commentary. Buses were very regular and the app is great way of seeing where the buses are. Drivers were very polite and courteous.Tip : Battery Park stop can be quite busy so if it's close to 5pm, walk to the Wall Street stop (5 - 10 min walk) which is the stop before Battery Park so you'll be guaranteed a seat on the bus!
Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
WolfgangProf_D, Oct 2022 Verified
We had good luck: Perfect weather conditions, nice seats on top, as we did board the bus at time square in front of the knickerbocker hotel. The story told via ear plugs is nice, but atleast the elderly people with us would prefer just to hear the facts and not the story.

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