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

926 Reviews | New York City, USA

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60 to 120 minutes (Approx.)
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized


Hop on and hop off at more than 30 stops 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. Upgrade to a 2- Day Premium ticket that includes the Brooklyn Loop, the Harlem Loop, the Panoramic Night Tour and the 1 hour Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise. Choose the 3-Day Deluxe ticket with all loops included, night tour, and 1 hour Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise.


  • 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 4.28 out of 5 stars based on 926 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Jonathan Casanova, Dec 2020 Verified
It was a different and nice view of the big apple.
j4briggs, Feb 2020 Verified
best way to see the sights then decide what you want to go and spend time at. Worked super for us as we had 3 full days in New York
jimnicol, Feb 2020 Verified
On a recent trip to New York, we decided to get a feel for the City by taking this bus. Not knowing that our son had also purchased a three day pass for us which included the night tour. the trip was great but as I am a trained engineer, I couldn't not notice that the aluminium straps for the roof were a bit poorly made on the buses we took a ride on - I would have got a kicking if I had made them! Anyway, besides this, the trip let us find our feet a few thousand miles from home and came in handy for returning to our hotel from various trips and visits to the sights and attractions of New York...
Sandra F, Dec 2019 Verified
It would improve if it traveled up the East Side past South St.Seaport, a different n pleasant view.
kod16, Oct 2019 Verified
The bus is a great way to put some perspective to New York which is so huge. The architecure is incredible both in historical areas and the newer parts. Chris was a super guide, both knowledgeable and witty.
Shawn V, Sep 2019 Verified
Traveled from Philly to NYC for the day. The bus was a great value and had many traveling time opening a for the day. It was convenient and comfortable. Will do it again in the future.
Victorino M, Aug 2019 Verified
This was my 3rd trip to the big apple and my favourite because l had a change to visit some iconic areas of NYC.
bpcrisct, Jul 2019 Verified
Enjoyed the time. Easy to get on and off. Buses were always not very far apart to get on. We only got to take the downtown loop but it was very nice. Guide on final loop was very informative and easy to understand. Maybe not possible but would have liked to have a stop at the Staten Island Ferry dock. Plan to do uptown next time.
JEANETTE S, Jul 2019 Verified
We enjoyed the ability to view many parts of NYC with a commentary on the sites. It's an easy way to visit several difference areas of NYC.
Darlene H, Jul 2019 Verified
Very informative and saved our feet from walking endlessly! Wind kept us cool! Worth every dime!! Guide kept us well informed! Great way to see the entire City!

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