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Downtown Tour + Empire State Building

Adults
$79.00 $74.00
Children
$69.00 $64.00
Save 23% vs. paying at the gate!

We’d hate to be name droppers but you’ll get the best views of Times Square, Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, Rockefeller Center and more on this tour. You may also spot other famous names while cruising through the trendy areas of SoHo and Greenwich Village, where many celebrities reside. Hop-on and off along this route to shop in Chinatown, dine in Little Italy, catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty in Battery Park or stroll down Wall Street.

PLUS

Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building Experience is so much more than just a view. Embark on a journey through one of the most famous landmarks in the world, where you will experience our newly restored Art Deco lobby and murals, the historical Dare to Dream exhibit, and Sustainability Exhibit. Your visit will conclude at the most iconic 360-degree open-air observation deck in all of NYC – The Empire State Building’s 86th Floor Observatory Deck. Feel the heart of NYC!

Day Tour Guided Tour Restrooms Available
Engish French German Italian Portugese Spanish
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

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

 

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 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!

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

Sights along the way

  • Chinatown
  • Chrysler Building
  • East Village
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Central Park
  • Ellis Island
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Times Square
  • Empire State Building
  • Madison Square Garden

Stops along the way

  • Times Square
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Winter Garden Theater
  • Champs
  • Macy's
  • Empire State Building
  • Union Square
  • SoHo
  • Chinatown
  • World Trade Center Site
  • Statue of Liberty
  • South Street Seaport
  • East Village
  • Kip's Bay
  • United Nations
  • Waldorf Astoria Hotel
  • Rockefeller Center
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

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!

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.

Voucher Information:
After completing your online purchase you will be redirected to a page with your voucher. An order confirmation with a link to your online voucher will also be e-mailed to you within two hours of completing your purchase. Redeem at any of the visitor center locations listed on the voucher. At the visitor center, simply show your voucher on your mobile phone or present a printed copy.

Sights along the way

  • Chinatown
  • Chrysler Building
  • East Village
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Central Park
  • Ellis Island
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Times Square
  • Empire State Building
  • Madison Square Garden

Stops along the way

  • Times Square
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Winter Garden Theater
  • Champs
  • Macy's
  • Empire State Building
  • Union Square
  • SoHo
  • Chinatown
  • World Trade Center Site
  • Statue of Liberty
  • South Street Seaport
  • East Village
  • Kip's Bay
  • United Nations
  • Waldorf Astoria Hotel
  • Rockefeller Center
Save 23% vs. paying at the gate!

We’d hate to be name droppers but you’ll get the best views of Times Square, Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, Rockefeller Center and more on this tour. You may also spot other famous names while cruising through the trendy areas of SoHo and Greenwich Village, where many celebrities reside. Hop-on and off along this route to shop in Chinatown, dine in Little Italy, catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty in Battery Park or stroll down Wall Street.

PLUS

Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the Empire State Building Experience is so much more than just a view. Embark on a journey through one of the most famous landmarks in the world, where you will experience our newly restored Art Deco lobby and murals, the historical Dare to Dream exhibit, and Sustainability Exhibit. Your visit will conclude at the most iconic 360-degree open-air observation deck in all of NYC – The Empire State Building’s 86th Floor Observatory Deck. Feel the heart of NYC!

Gray Line New York
$64.00$74.00