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Uptown & Downtown Bus Tour, Boat Tour, and Empire State Building

Adult
$129.00 $64.00
Child
$104.00 $54.00

Purchase this package and save 50% versus buying tickets at the gate!  

1-day double decker bus tour with access to 2 tour loops in Uptown and Downtown Manhattan. Unlimited hop-on hop-off access at 40+ stops by bus. Also included is a free hop-on, hop-off ferry tour and admission to the Empire State Building!

Discover why people love New York City with our Uptown & Downtown Tour, Hop-on, Hop-off Ferry Tour and the Empire State Building Package! With this easy and affordable pass, one day is all you need to see the top sights and attractions in Manhattan. You won’t miss out on anything because the Uptown and Downtown tour loops cover the most famous NYC landmarks and as well as hidden gems!

Hop on board our famous and comfortable double-decker buses as your knowledgeable tour guide takes you on an adventure of a lifetime! In the heart of Manhattan, you’ll see incredible sights at every turn, including the Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and even the Statue of Liberty! Convenient transfer points allow you to easily hop from one tour to another for a seamless excursion through NYC.

Unlimited hop-on, hop-off access gives you the freedom to explore the sights you want to see. Hop off at any of 40+ tour stops on two tours to enjoy a flavorful lunch, check out a museum or stroll through an urban park. When you’re ready to continue the tour, just hop back on the next bus! Buses run every 20-30 minutes, so you’ll never wait long!

Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan is the Empire State Building. Visit the Big Apple’s most iconic 360-degree open-air observation deck with this package. Embark on a journey atop the Empire State Building’s 86th Floor Observatory Deck, where you will experience a newly restored Art Deco lobby and murals, the historical Dare to Dream exhibit, and Sustainability Exhibit. Feel the heart of NYC from the top, as you are surrounded by panoramic views of the majestic New York skyline and the bustling streets below. On clear days, you can see up to 5 states from the open-air promenade!

Next, board the CitySightseeing Ferry Tour to explore New York City and its famed waterways from the comfort of our contemporary ferry boat, complete with ample outdoor decks and a climate-controlled interior for those cooler days. The 90-minute tour is jam-packed with gorgeous views of the NYC skyline and the city’s most iconic landmarks! Your friendly and informed tour guide introduces you to the best of Big Apple history, culture and, of course, sightseeing! You’ll get unbeatable views of classic attractions like the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and much more! With 2 convenient hop-off stops along the way, you’ll also have plenty of opportunity to get out and explore some of New York City’s most unique neighborhoods up close.

Book the Uptown & Downtown Tour, Hop-on, Hop-off Ferry Tour and the Empire State Building Package today and enjoy the best that New York City has to offer!

Bus Tour Length:

Tour lengths vary based on the route and range between 90 minutes and 3 hours. Please see the “Details” tab above for specific route information.

Bus Departure Location:

Locations vary by tour. Please refer to each tour description under the “Details” tab above for specific locations.

Bus Departure Times:

Times vary by tour loop. Please refer to each tour description under the “Detail” tab above for specific times. Generally, buses run continuously every 25-30 minutes.

Hop-on, hop-off Ferry access at 2 locations:

• Pier 78 – 38th St. and 12th Ave
• Brookfield Place Terminal – 199 Vessey St.

Hop-on, Hop-off Ferry Tour Length:

90 Minutes

Hop-on, Hop-off Ferry 2019 Schedule

Pier 78: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

Brookfield Place Terminal: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm

Empire State Building Location:

20 West 34th Street, New York, NY - 10001

Empire State Building Hours:

8:00AM - 2:00AM (last elevator at 1:15AM)

 

Double Decker Sightseeing Guided Tour Hop-on Hop-off Multilingual Tour
Recorded narration available in these languages:
Engish French German Hebrew Italian Korean Mandarin Russian Spanish

Tour Length

2 Hours

Hop-On-Hop-Off
Departure Location

8th Ave btw. 42nd & 43rd Streets, New York. NY 10036

Departure Time

Departs: 09:00 am - 4:00 pm (Every 25-30 minutes)

  Buy Now, Board Now - from any stop on the tour! 
With Instant Delivery & Live Mobile Ticketing, 
you can begin your tour immediately by boarding the bus at any designated hop-on stop. Simply show the driver your mobile ticket and you're on your way!

Fully-narrated double-decker bus tour of Uptown Manhattan. Unlimited hop-on, hop-off access with 20+ convenient hop-off locations!

3 Ticket Options

24-Hour Pass – Your pass spans a 24-hour period for convenient sightseeing!
Single Day Pass – Enjoy even more savings by seeing it all in 1 calendar day (pass expires at midnight).
24-Hour Uptown Tour + 1 Attraction - Your pass spans a 24-hour period for convenient sightseeing PLUS admission to one top New York City attraction of your choice!
 

 

Grab your front row seat to one of NYC’s most dazzling neighborhoods, Uptown Manhattan! Uptown is known for the stunning architecture of the grand mansions and beautiful brownstones that surround one of the city’s most iconic destinations, Central Park. From the many performance halls to the famous Museum Mile, explore the neighborhood where art, history, music, and more come together!

Double decker buses are the best way to see the beautiful homes and famous attractions that Uptown Manhattan is famous for. You’ll have unbeatable, unobstructed views without the hassle of crowds, and a knowledgeable tour guide to provide all of the important details and history along the way!

Your tour begins just south of Central Park and will travel along the west side of Manhattan. Sights you’ll see along the way include Lincoln Center, the ornate Cathedral of St. John, Grant’s Tomb, and Columbia University. As your tour proceeds towards the Harlem neighborhood keep an eye out for the famous Apollo Theater, which to this day serves as a performance venue for many musical talents! The tour continues back down the east side of Manhattan, and here you’ll find the incredible stretch of 5th Avenue known as Museum Mile. Hop off to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Museum of the City of New York, or any of the other famous museums and fine art institutions along the way.

Our buses run every 25-30 minutes, so you can take your time visiting the museums, admiring the beautiful mansions, or exploring Central Park. However you decide to spend your day in Uptown Manhattan, you’re sure to have the experience of a lifetime.

Three different ticket options allow you to choose the tour that’s right for you! The 24-hour Pass is valid for a full 24 hours from when it’s first redeemed. Or for more savings, go with the Single Day Pass which is valid for one calendar day. Start your day bright and early to take full advantage of the Single Day Pass since it expires at midnight of the day the ticket is redeemed. The Uptown Tour + 1 Attraction pass also includes admission to one top attraction of your choice! There’s no need to make your selection ahead of time; you can decide when you redeem your voucher in New York. Pick from one of the following top New York City attractions:

- Empire State Building Observatory
- Intrepid, Sea, Air, and Space Museum
- Top of the Rock
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- MoMA
- Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
- Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
- 9/11 Tribute Museum
- New York Historical Society
- Museum of the City of New York
- The Cloisters Museum
- Central Park Sightseeing Guided Bike Tour
- Central Park Sightseeing Walking Tour

Experience New York’s hub of art, culture, and music, book your Uptown Tour today!

Highlights:
• Fully-guided double-decker bus tour with 20+ hop-off stops
• Double-decker views of: Central Park, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, Grant’s Tomb, Apollo Theater and more.
• Multiple hop-off points along Central Park and Museum Mile (home to Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, and more!)
• Option to select an add-on attraction to your tour
• All double-decker bus tours available with narration in 11 different language options • Connections to/from the Downtown Tour

How to make the most of your Uptown Tour? Check out our Uptown Guide!
Double Decker Sightseeing Guided Tour Hop-on Hop-off Multilingual Tour
Recorded narration available in these languages:
Engish French German Hebrew Italian Korean Mandarin Russian Spanish

Tour Length

2.5 Hours

Hop-On-Hop-Off
Departure Location

777 8th Avenue (between 47th & 48th St.)

Departure Time

Departs: 08:00 am - 6:00 pm (Every 20-25 minutes)

  Buy Now, Board Now - from any stop on the tour! 
With Instant Delivery & Live Mobile Ticketing, 
you can begin your tour immediately by boarding the bus at any designated hop-on stop. Simply show the driver your mobile ticket and you're on your way!

Fully-narrated double-decker bus tour of Downtown Manhattan. Unlimited hop-on, hop-off access with 21 convenient hop-off locations!

3 Ticket Options

24-Hour Pass – Your pass spans a 24-hour period for convenient sightseeing!
Single Day Pass – Enjoy even more savings by seeing it all in 1 calendar day (pass expires at midnight).
24-Hour Downtown Tour + 1 Attraction - Your pass spans a 24-hour period for convenient sightseeing PLUS admission to one top New York City attraction of your choice!

Downtown Manhattan is the heart and soul of the “City that Never Sleeps,” which makes it the perfect place to experience New York City’s iconic sights! On our double-decker Downtown Tour, you’ll begin in world-famous Times Square, where bright lights and billboards set the scene for your one-of-a-kind adventure.

Let our professional, well-versed tour guides take you on a journey through other well-known Manhattan neighborhoods, like Greenwich Village, SoHo, the Financial District, Chinatown and the Lower East Side. Sit back and relax as you enjoy double-decker views of famous sights like the Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building, Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Garden, the Statue of Liberty, the High Line, Hudson Yards and many more! Make sure to have your camera ready because photo ops are plentiful!

What makes this tour truly unique is that you can hop-off at any of our 21 optimally located stops to explore iconic attractions up close. So enjoy the prime people-watching in Washington Square Park, step inside the lives of early 20th century immigrants at the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side, or spend lunchtime in Chinatown for the best dumplings and bubble tea you’ve ever had!

Buy Now, Board Now! Details
Once you've completed your online purchased, you will be instantly redirected to a page with your live ticket. Just take a screen shot of the QR code and store it in your phone.* This live ticket can be used immediately to board the bus at any designated hop-on stop along the route. No need to travel across town to begin your tour at a specific or less convenient location. Once the driver scans your ticket the first time, your tour is officially underway! Please see the Routes Tab above for a complete list of stops.

* you can also Print your ticket if you prefer!



Three different ticket options allow you to choose the tour that’s right for you! The 24-hour Pass is valid for a full 24 hours from when it’s first redeemed. Or for more savings, go with the Single Day Pass which is valid for one calendar day. Start your day bright and early to take full advantage of the Single Day Pass since it expires at midnight of the day the ticket is redeemed. The Downtown Tour + 1 Attraction pass also includes admission to one top attraction of your choice! There’s no need to make your selection ahead of time; you can decide when you redeem your voucher in New York. Pick from one of the following top New York City attractions: 

- 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Empire State Building Observatory
- Intrepid, Sea, Air, and Space Museum
- Top of the Rock
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- MoMA
- Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
- Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
- 9/11 Tribute Museum
- New York Historical Society
- Museum of the City of New York
- The Cloisters Museum
- Central Park Sightseeing Guided Bike Tour
- Central Park Sightseeing Walking Tour

The Downtown Tour is easy, flexible and packed with top attractions. Book your tour today to begin an extraordinary New York City vacation!

Highlights:
• Double-decker views of the Empire State Building, Times Square, One World Trade Center, Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Garden and more!
• Unlimited hop-on, hop-off access lets you explore sights at your leisure!
• Iconic views of the Statue of Liberty from hop-off point in Battery Park!
• Connections to/from the Brooklyn Tour
• Option to select an add-on attraction to your tour
• Live tour guide and recorded narration available in 11 different languages

How to make the most of your Downtown Tour? Check out our Downtown Guide!

Guided Tour Sightseeing Cruises

Tour Length

90 Minutes

Hop-On-Hop-Off
Departure Time

Departs: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Every 2 hours)

90-minute sightseeing cruise with 2 hop-off locations in Manhattan.

There’s no better way to see New York City’s stunning skyline than from the water! Climb aboard the CitySightseeing Ferry for an adventure filled with opportunities to see iconic landmarks and explore top attractions.

This fully-narrated harbor cruise is led by a professional guide who is eager to share classic New York experiences with you! You’ll stop in front of the Statue of Liberty, sail under the Brooklyn Bridge and have plenty of time to snap photos of the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, the South Street Seaport, and the Manhattan skyline in all its glory.

Your exploration can continue on land at 2 hop-off locations: Pier 78, and World Financial Center. At Pier 78 in Midtown Manhattan, discover the wonder of Times Square and the Theater District.

For a unique and memorable tour of the Big Apple, book your CitySightseeing Ferry Tour today!

Highlights:
• Incredible views of the Manhattan skyline, including landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center.
• Live tour guide.
• Climate-controlled interiors and comfortable outdoor decks.
• Connections to and from CitySightseeing New York® double-decker bus tours (with bus ticket).

Hop-on, hop-off access at 2 locations:
- Pier 78 – Midtown Manhattan, Theater District, Times Square, Restaurant Row, Hudson River Greenway Park
- World Financial Center – One World Trade Center, Century 21, City Hall

*Ticket valid for the date purchased or date redeemed.

2020 Schedule:
Pier 78 - Boards at: 9:45am, 11:45am, 1:45pm, 3:45pm
World Financial Center - Boards at: 10:20am, 12:20pm, 2:20pm, 4:20pm

Observation Deck
Recorded narration available in these languages:
Engish

Departure Location

5th Avenue & West 34th Street , New York, New York, 10016 ‎

Departure Time

Departs: 08:00 am - 2:00 am

Instant Delivery & Mobile Ticketing – Buy it Now, Use it Now! – Simply show the ticket on your mobile phone at the gate for admission (or print if you prefer).


Discover New York City from 1,050 feet above the bustling urban jungle at the city’s most iconic attraction: The Empire State Building! If you’re looking for a truly “New York” experience you can’t get anywhere else, this is the place!

The Empire State Building ticket not only gives you access to the legendary New York landmark, allowing you to soar 1,049 Ft (320 m) high and enjoy a magnificent 360-degree open air view of New York City. It also gives you access to the new second-floor galleries immersing guests in a series of exhibits, taking you on an experiential journey from the building’s construction to its current place in pop culture. Explore their new Site in the 1920s, Construction, Opening Day, Modern Marvel, Otis Elevators, World’s Most Famous Building, King Kong and Celebrity Exhibits!

Want to add a tour of the city to your ticket? Select the Empire State Building + Downtown Tour ticket option to add the Downtown Manhattan bus tour pass to your itinerary. You’ll have 24 hours (spanning TWO calendar days) to explore neighborhoods like Times Square, SoHo, Greenwich Village and Chinatown from a hop on hop off double decker bus. Hop off at any of the 21 convenient stops (including two stops right by the Empire State Building) along the way to grab lunch, visit a museum, or simply stroll around and people watch. Then hop back on the bus when you’re ready to continue the tour.

From the 86th floor Observatory that wraps around the building’s towering spire, you’ll have an unbeatable bird’s eye view of the beautiful NYC skyline and the city’s most notable attractions. You’ll see the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, the East and Hudson Rivers, and even the Statue of Liberty! On clear days, you can see far beyond the city limits! And thanks to the included self-guided multimedia tour, you’ll always know exactly what you’re seeing. You can even get a closer look by using the high-powered binoculars on site!

But the world-class views aren’t all this quintessential attraction has to offer. The grandiose lobby was recently renovated to the original 1930 Art Deco design and now features 24-karat gold ceiling murals! Continue onward to find two exhibits, Dare to Dream and the Sustainability Exhibit, that capture the rich history and meticulous design of the official historic landmark.

Highlights:
• Panoramic views of the city skyline from 1,050 feet above street level!
• See up to 80 miles away – and 5 states – from the open air promenades!
• Climate-controlled indoor viewing galleries offer a comfortable viewing environment, whatever the weather!
• Newly-renovated Art-Deco lobby and 2 state-of-the-art exhibits.
• Self-guided multimedia tour tells you what you’re seeing from every vantage point!

On-Site Upgrades:

102nd Floor Observatory: Take a ride in the manually operated Otis elevator to the uppermost observation deck! Here you’ll have the most spectacular views of the city and beyond. Upgrade at the Observatory ticket office on the 2nd floor or at the 86th floor kiosk.

Express Pass: See an official Empire State Building employee to purchase an Express Pass and skip to the front of every line, saving lots of time!

Multi-Media tour app: The free Official Empire State Building Observatory Experience App is available on the App Store and Google Play. It includes an audio visual tour guide detailing the building’s construction, sustainability, and views; as well as quizzes, videos and an image gallery. The App is available in English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and German.

Please note: Street sales agents outside of the building are not employed by the Empire State Building Observatory and are not authorized to sell Express upgrades.

Visitor Tips:
• Observatory is open until 2:00am daily so you can see the twinkling cityscape lit up against the night sky!
• Enjoy live music on most Thursday-Saturday evenings after 9:00 pm.
• State Grill and Bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the lobby. No food or beverages are served on the upper levels.
• Average visit time is 1-2 hours.
• For more space in the viewing galleries and a shorter wait, visit between 8:00 am and 11:00 am or after 10:00 pm.
• Last elevator at 1:15AM

Dining:
• State Grill and Bar: sophisticated American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
• Heartland Brewery, Europa Cafe, Chipotle, Starbucks

Accessibility:
The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant. The 86th Floor Observatory deck has handicapped restrooms, ramps, and lowered viewing walls and binoculars. Service dogs are allowed throughout the building. Motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted.


DOWNTOWN TOUR

1. Times Square North – Corner of 47th & 7th Ave. (Olive Garden)

2..Times Square South - 7th Ave. btw. 41st & 40th (566 7th Ave.)

3. Macy's - 34th & 7th Ave. (150 W 34th St)

4. Empire State Building 1 - 34th St. btw. 5th & 6th Ave. (22 W. 34th St.)

5. Empire State Building 2 - 32nd St. & 5th Ave. (320 5th Ave.)

6. Flat Iron District - 22nd St. & 5th Ave. (174 5th Ave.)

7. Union Square/Greenwich Village - 14th St. & 5th Ave. (7 West 14th St.)

8. Soho - NW corner of Broadway & Spring St. (525 Broadway)

9. Chinatown West/Little Italy - Broadway & Walker St. (401 Broadway)

10. City Hall/World Trade Center/Brooklyn Bridge/911 Tribute Center - Broadway btw. Pine St. & Rector St. 

11. Battery Park/Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty Ferry - State & Bridge St. (Battery Park across from 17 State St.)

12. South Street Seaport - South St. btw John & Fulton St. (89 South St.)

13. Lower East Side/Chinatown East - Grand & Allan St. (72 Allen St.)

14. East Village - 1st Ave. btw. St. Mark’s & 9th St. (144 1st Ave.)

15. United Nations - Corner of 45th St. & 1st Ave.

16. Waldorf Astoria Hotel - 49th St. btw. Lexington & Park Ave. (110 E. 49th St.)

17. Rockefeller Center/Radio City - 49th St. btw. 5th & 6th Ave. (30 W. 49th St)

 

 

UPTOWN TOUR

18. Hell’s Kitchen 42nd St. & 8th Ave. (263 W. 42nd St.)

19. Restaurant Row – 46th St. & 8th Ave

20. Theatre District North - 55th St. & 8th Ave. (936 8th Ave.)

21. Columbus Circle - 60th St. & Central Park W. (Across from Trump International)

22. Lincoln Center - 63rd St. & Broadway (1900 Broadway)

23. The Dakota/Strawberry Fields - 72nd St. & Central Park W. (M10 bus)

24. American Museum of Natural History - 80th St. & Central Park W. (Across from museum)

25. Amsterdam Avenue - West 104th St.  Opposite 906 Amsterdam Ave

26. Cathedral of St. John the Divine - 112th St. & Amsterdam

27. Columbia University - 116th Street and Amsterdam Ave

28. Apollo Theater - 125th St. btw Frederick Douglas & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. across from theater (M100 bus stop)

29. Museum of the City of New York - 103rd St. & 5th Ave. (Across from museum)

30. Smithsonian Museum of Design/Jewish Museum - 92nd St. & 5th Ave. (Across from museum)

31. Metropolitan Museum of Art - 5th Ave. btw. 82nd & 83rd St. (Across from museum)

32. Frick Collection/Whitney Museum - 72nd St. & 5th Ave (Across from museum)

33. Central Park Zoo - 66th St. & 5th Ave. (Park entrance)

34. Central Park - 61st St. & 5th Ave (Opposite 800 Central Park South)

35. Rockefeller Center/Radio City/Top of the Rock - 49th St. btw. 5th & 6th Ave. (30 W. 49th St)

 

Uptown & Downtown Bus Tour, Boat Tour, and Empire State Building

Purchase this package and save 50% versus buying tickets at the gate!  

1-day double decker bus tour with access to 2 tour loops in Uptown and Downtown Manhattan. Unlimited hop-on hop-off access at 40+ stops by bus. Also included is a free hop-on, hop-off ferry tour and admission to the Empire State Building!

Discover why people love New York City with our Uptown & Downtown Tour, Hop-on, Hop-off Ferry Tour and the Empire State Building Package! With this easy and affordable pass, one day is all you need to see the top sights and attractions in Manhattan. You won’t miss out on anything because the Uptown and Downtown tour loops cover the most famous NYC landmarks and as well as hidden gems!

Hop on board our famous and comfortable double-decker buses as your knowledgeable tour guide takes you on an adventure of a lifetime! In the heart of Manhattan, you’ll see incredible sights at every turn, including the Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and even the Statue of Liberty! Convenient transfer points allow you to easily hop from one tour to another for a seamless excursion through NYC.

Unlimited hop-on, hop-off access gives you the freedom to explore the sights you want to see. Hop off at any of 40+ tour stops on two tours to enjoy a flavorful lunch, check out a museum or stroll through an urban park. When you’re ready to continue the tour, just hop back on the next bus! Buses run every 20-30 minutes, so you’ll never wait long!

Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan is the Empire State Building. Visit the Big Apple’s most iconic 360-degree open-air observation deck with this package. Embark on a journey atop the Empire State Building’s 86th Floor Observatory Deck, where you will experience a newly restored Art Deco lobby and murals, the historical Dare to Dream exhibit, and Sustainability Exhibit. Feel the heart of NYC from the top, as you are surrounded by panoramic views of the majestic New York skyline and the bustling streets below. On clear days, you can see up to 5 states from the open-air promenade!

Next, board the CitySightseeing Ferry Tour to explore New York City and its famed waterways from the comfort of our contemporary ferry boat, complete with ample outdoor decks and a climate-controlled interior for those cooler days. The 90-minute tour is jam-packed with gorgeous views of the NYC skyline and the city’s most iconic landmarks! Your friendly and informed tour guide introduces you to the best of Big Apple history, culture and, of course, sightseeing! You’ll get unbeatable views of classic attractions like the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and much more! With 2 convenient hop-off stops along the way, you’ll also have plenty of opportunity to get out and explore some of New York City’s most unique neighborhoods up close.

Book the Uptown & Downtown Tour, Hop-on, Hop-off Ferry Tour and the Empire State Building Package today and enjoy the best that New York City has to offer!

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