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New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour and Harbor Cruise provided by City Sightseeing New York

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New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour and Harbor Cruise

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Updated 09/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Create your own pace and itinerary on this hop-on hop-off bus tour with cruise option. Your ticket is valid for 48 hours and includes more than 40 stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Choose to add three additional ferry stops in New York Harbor. Admission to the Museum of the City of New York is included. This tour allows you to see the NYC streets as you travel by double-decker bus.
  • Build a custom 48-hour itinerary from more than 40 bus and ferry stops
  • Tour Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the New York Harbor at your own speed
  • Get complimentary admission to Museum of the City of New York
  • Enjoy a GPS-triggered pre-recorded narration as you explore the city
What to Expect
Start your adventure at any of the more than 40 tour stops and enjoy 48 hours of access to several different double-decker bus loops within Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as a Night Tour loop (not hop-on hop off). On the Uptown loop, visit Manhattan highlights such as Central Park, Fifth Avenue, Lincoln Center, American Museum of Natural History, Apollo Theater, Guggenheim Museum, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. On the Downtown loop, see historic neighborhoods such as Soho, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and the Lower East Side. For a taste of the outer boroughs, explore Brooklyn with stops at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Museum. See the city skyline, Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty from the water on a harbor cruise (if option selected). Entrance to Museum of The City of New York or New-York Historical Society is included. Wherever you are, pre-recorded narration—available in 11 languages—is synced to your GPS location.
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Important Information
  • Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Uptown, Downtown, and Brooklyn Loop
  • Double Decker Bus Night Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cruise
  • Live tour guide (aboard buses and cruise), English only
  • Eat & Play Discount Card
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Double Decker buses are wheelchair accessible
  • The Night Tour is not a hop-on, hop-off tour and can only be taken once
  • Headsets with pre-recorded tour narration is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, Korean or Hebrew
  • Infants 2 years and under are free
  • For plus One Attraction Upgrades, attraction ticket is is valid for one time use within 14 days.
  • Brooklyn Tour departs from Old Fulton Street by Prospect Street in Brooklyn.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Miriam G wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Their website is up and running, selling dated tickets, and they have a deal running with groupon. Only problem is they are CLOSED! No indication of this on their website. I bought tickets for hubby and I to spend a special day together, got to the Pier 78 stop, found it locked.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Praneet Singh wrote a review Jun 2019
Sacramento, California20 contributions5 helpful votes
Everyone should take this harbor cruise if they want to see NYC from the rivers. The cruise lasts about 1.5 hours but takes you all over lower Manhattan, Hudson, East River and all points in between for a great view of the city. And the cruise ships have bars too. Great
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Date of experience: May 2019
Debra wrote a review Jun 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Absolutely the worse experience ever!!! We were a Girl Scout troop of 21 people. We waited over a hour for a bus. 5 buses came by, all full. Then we were told that was the last bus! They left the 21 of us and 20 others at our stop alone stranded!!! Cost me over $200 to get the
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Robert B wrote a review May 2019
Woodbridge, Connecticut158 contributions37 helpful votes
If you want to get a closer look at the Statue of Liberty than you can get on land, without having to actually go onto Liberty Island, then this is good trip for you. Don't expect much as far as narration from the tour guide goes (and you'll hear things twice if you stay on for
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Date of experience: May 2019
Nancy K wrote a review Apr 2019
1 contribution
Got on at Empire State Building with Leon as the tour guide. He knew the sights, prepared us for photo ops and was funny and personable. Hope to see him on America’s Got Talent soon! Would love to know his Instagram so we could see his boomerang photos.
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Date of experience: April 2019
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: City Sightseeing New York
Kevin is the worst tour guide on bus , he was very disrespecting and unhelpful. The bis company is not tourist frei
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It worked out great, thank you for the experience with flex 3 will use again. Will recommend to other to use.
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No windows on a sight seeing bus!
This was the biggest disappointment of our trip to NYC to ring in the New Year. The sight seeing tour bus, did not
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What good is the insurance?
Bought tickets, and their insurance, in February 2020 to use in May. Coronavirus hit hard in March and we opted th
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Not bad but not sure if worth it
It had a few things worth getting this but some place was less the value. Would of been less to purchase separate.
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Unhelpful and unethical!
We bought 3 adult passes in early March for a friends' trip to New Tork in April. The cost was 627 dollars. Within
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NYC Hop On Hop Off
Another city, another Hop On, Hop Off!! Absolutely amazing routes to see every part of NYC you want and need too! D
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It amounts to theft
Bought 3 sightseeing passed in January for a trip in a May from the UK, $750 Clearly this trip is not possible, all
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I bought a ticket for top of the rock for my last day in New York. The ticket that downloaded on the app did not w
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Purchased the NO Sightseeing Pass, but did not buy the insurance as we were in the area regardless. Notified from
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Louise S
Great sightseeing
Booked a NYC sightseeing pass in advance of our trip, so we were able to pretty much get straight on the bus, once
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6 tickets top attractions
It was brilliant value, easy to use and covered all of the sight seeing we had time for. Have recommended it to my
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Extremely poor, rude and unprofessional.
This is without doubt the worst hop on, hop off city bus tour I have ever encountered. On 2nd February my wife an
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Family holiday
Freestyle pass was excellent value, easy to use and would highly recommend. Did all the bus tours and 3 attractions
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Freestyling in New York : magnificent
Really good value for money. We bought a Freestyle pass with 7 attractions, attraction entrances are valid for 14d
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Key Details
  • Times Square, Museum of the City of New York, and 3 more
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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