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Uptown and Downtown Tour

Adult
$49.00 $39.00
Child
$39.00 $29.00
1-day bus pass with access to 2 double-decker bus loops through Uptown and Downtown Manhattan. Features unlimited hop-on hop-off access.

Manhattan is brimming with world-class attractions and iconic landmarks. With this convenient pass, you can see it all in just one day! Don’t worry about missing out on anything – from Battery Park at the southernmost tip of the island to Harlem in the north, you’ll see it all!

A friendly and professional tour guide will lead you through the city, while offering entertaining narration and pointing out landmarks like Times Square, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, and many more iconic sights. You’ll be able to easily transfer from one tour to the other in Midtown for a seamless excursion through the Big Apple.

Unlimited hop-on, hop-off access on two tour loops means the city is yours to explore as you please! Hop off at any of the conveniently located tour stops to discover neighborhoods and attractions up close, at your own pace. 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!

Tour Highlights
• Easily transfer between TWO double decker bus tours
• 40+ “hop-on, hop-off” locations throughout Manhattan
• See the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Central Park and more
• Narration offered in 11 different languages

Chinese Engish French German Hebrew Italian Korean Mandarin Portugese Russian Spanish

Tour Length:
Tour lengths vary based on the route and range between 90 minutes and 3 hours.
*Please note: You can use your pass for ONE day within hours of operation.

Departure Location:
Locations vary by tour. Please refer to each tour description under “ticket includes” for specific locations.

Departure Times:
Times vary by tour loop. Please refer to each tour description under “ticket includes” for specific times. Buses run continuously every 20-30 minutes.

Ticket Information:
Once you've completed your online purchased, you will be instantly redirected to a page with your live ticket. Just take a screenshot 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.

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 - 4:30 pm (Every 25-30 minutes)

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 Center
- 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!

Sights along the way

  • Dakota Apartments
  • Lincoln Center
  • Museum Mile
  • Harlem
  • Apollo Theater
  • Central Park

Stops along the way

  • Central Park
  • Theater District
  • Columbus Circle
  • Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Lincoln Center
  • Times Square
  • Grant's Tomb
  • Apollo Theater
  • Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • Plaza Hotel
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Winter Garden Theater
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
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

  • Dakota Apartments
  • Lincoln Center
  • Museum Mile
  • Harlem
  • Apollo Theater
  • Central Park

Stops along the way

  • Central Park
  • Theater District
  • Columbus Circle
  • Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Lincoln Center
  • Times Square
  • Grant's Tomb
  • Apollo Theater
  • Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • Plaza Hotel
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Winter Garden Theater
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art

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 South 50th St. & 8th Ave. (828 8th Ave.)

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

22. Columbus Circle - 61st St. & Central Park W. (Across from Trump International)

23. Lincoln Center - 66th St. & Central Park W [Opposite 65 Central Park W]

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

25. American Museum of Natural History - 79th St. & Central Park W. (Across from museum)

26. Quality Inn/ Hotel Newton - Central Park W btw. 92nd & 93rd St.

27. Upper West Side - 104th St. & Amsterdam – Bloomingdale Playground (M7, M11 bus stops)

28. Cathedral of St. John the Divine - 112th St. & Amsterdam Ave,

29. Apollo Theater - 125th St. btw Frederick Douglas & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. 

30. Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market - 116th St. & Malcolm X Blvd

31. Museum of the City of New York - 104th St. & 5th Ave. (Across from museum)

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

33. Guggenheim Museum - 89th St. & 5th Ave. (Across from museum)

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

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

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

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

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

 

What happens after I make my purchase?
After you complete your online purchase, you will be redirected to a page with your live ticket. Additionally, an order confirmation with a link to this ticket will be emailed to you within two hours. Simply print or take a picture of the QR code on the ticket and you’re ready to board the bus at any designated stop! The driver will scan your ticket each time you hop on.

How long do I have to use my ticket?
This is a one-day ticket so we suggest getting an early start! Once your ticket is scanned to board the bus, you will have the remainder of that calendar day to enjoy both tours.

What does unlimited hop-on, hop-off access mean? Can I get off anywhere?
With unlimited hop-on, hop-off access you can hop off the bus at any of the designated tour stops along the route, spend time walking around or exploring attractions, and get back on the bus at the same stop or any of the other designated stops listed on our map. You can do this an unlimited number of times within the hours of the tour. You cannot hop off at locations other than our designated hop-on, hop-off tour stops.

Do I need to specify a date of travel?
No. When you start your order, you will have to choose the day you believe you are going to use the voucher. However, we do understand that plans change so you have one year from the date of purchase to begin using your pass. After one year, it will expire.

Can I use my ticket to board the bus?
YES! We have recently upgraded our technology, so you no longer have to redeem a voucher for a bus ticket at a visitor’s center. Your live ticket is delivered to you instantly. Just print or store it on your phone and the bus driver will scan it for immediate boarding.

Where can I start the tour?
You can begin the tour at any designated stop along the bus route! The bus driver will simply scan your live ticket and you’ll be on your way.

Is the tour commentary available in my language?
Both the Uptown Tour and the Downtown Tour of Manhattan features a live guide providing commentary in English. Recorded commentary is also available in: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Hebrew, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Korean and Russian.

What time do buses start and stop?
The Downtown Tour runs from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, daily. The Uptown Tour runs from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, daily.

How long does the tour take?
The Downtown Tour takes approximately 2.5 hours, not including optional time spent off the tour bus at hop-off locations.
Uptown and Downtown Tour
1-day bus pass with access to 2 double-decker bus loops through Uptown and Downtown Manhattan. Features unlimited hop-on hop-off access.

Manhattan is brimming with world-class attractions and iconic landmarks. With this convenient pass, you can see it all in just one day! Don’t worry about missing out on anything – from Battery Park at the southernmost tip of the island to Harlem in the north, you’ll see it all!

A friendly and professional tour guide will lead you through the city, while offering entertaining narration and pointing out landmarks like Times Square, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, and many more iconic sights. You’ll be able to easily transfer from one tour to the other in Midtown for a seamless excursion through the Big Apple.

Unlimited hop-on, hop-off access on two tour loops means the city is yours to explore as you please! Hop off at any of the conveniently located tour stops to discover neighborhoods and attractions up close, at your own pace. 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!

Tour Highlights
• Easily transfer between TWO double decker bus tours
• 40+ “hop-on, hop-off” locations throughout Manhattan
• See the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Central Park and more
• Narration offered in 11 different languages

Gray Line New York
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