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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour provided by Big Bus New York

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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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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
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Maps and brochures will not be handed out on the service and customers are encouraged to download our Free Mobile App providing extended digital content including map and live bus tracking.
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Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
New York City can be tough to get around, especially when you’re a visitor trying to sightsee. Skip the stress of finding your way with this easy-to-exchange voucher for a Big Bus ticket. Pick from multiple ticket options that enhance your NYC experience by adding more time, more routes, more modes of transport, and more attractions. Save time, money, and your sanity while touring the best of the Big Apple.
  • Get around bustling and congested NYC easily with more than 30 bus stops
  • Explore New York City at your own pace and create your own itinerary 
  • Choose from multiple ticket options to fit your wants and needs
  • Upgrade to a cruise to see even more sights, or a sparkling night bus tour
What to Expect
Redeem your Big Bus voucher for a pass at any stop along an NYC route by simply showing it to a Big Bus staff member before boarding. Either choose to complete the entire city loop and learn fun facts about New York from your guide as you go, or hop off and on at any of the stops to create your own self-guided tour of the city. If you’d like to visit a lot of attractions or areas, you can plan your itinerary ahead of time. This pass helps you get around throughout your day without the hassle or expense of getting cabs or navigating the public transportation system. Some areas you can see and stop at include Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, the Upper West Side, Lower Manhattan, Central Park, Times Square—it's up to you. You can upgrade your Big Bus ticket to include a night bus tour or a sightseeing cruise.
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Important Information
  • Hop-on hop-off, open-top, sightseeing bus tour
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Live bus tracking
  • 1-Hour Circle Line Liberty Cruise and Panoramic Night Tour with premium or deluxe ticket
  • Recorded commentary in 10 languages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 3pm will be valid for 24 hours from time of redemption
  • Recorded commentary available in 10 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, and Russian
  • Panoramic night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat (if option selected)
  • Night tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 1-Hour Circle Line Liberty Cruise with premium or deluxe ticket
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tapojit Roy wrote a review Aug 2020
Calgary, Canada2 contributions4 helpful votes
Tour guide Kevin was extremely rude. I was traveling on summer 2019. Pathetic experience!!! Don't recommend anyone.
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Date of experience: September 2019
5 Helpful votes
Maria Ortiz wrote a review Aug 2020
10 contributions
The sales guy in time square ripped us off because he sold us a package that included the circle line cruise and when we arrived to take the cruise the ticket guy did not accept the QR code. Such a disappointment that they lie to us like that. Their phone number does not work to
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Alison C wrote a review May 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
I bought a 3 day tour ticket and was given an extra day free- this was great news and my feet were definitely grateful! I planned out my 4 days tours and got to see everything I needed so thank you Big Bus! On my 3rd day I unfortunately had the displeasure of meeting
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Date of experience: July 2019
2 Helpful votes
Rick wrote a review Apr 2020
United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
I booked Big bus tour, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island trips with tradvisor, I emailed all 3 trips and told them my holiday had been cancelled because of the Coronavirus virus, Big bus tour gave me my money back stright away, very good, will book with them again,
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Date of experience: April 2020
2 Helpful votes
Alexandra wrote a review Apr 2020
Ely, United Kingdom86 contributions27 helpful votes
Easy hop on hop off service. Friendly staff, loved finding out facts about the city and film locations too. We had a 3 day ticket and made the most of it by using it as our transport to see everywhere.
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Date of experience: March 2020
3 Helpful votes
About the operator

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By: Big Bus New York
Awful company
There are much better tour companies than this one. Their customer service is non existent and they are quick to ta
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Ian M
Good value but work out the timing of when you commence certain activities to get the most out of it
We have used Big Bus in other cities so targeted this one rather than rivals on offer. We bought a 3 day pass but t
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Waste of money
Stops were difficult to find. We spent 30 minutes trying to find the Columbus Circle stop. We even called Big Bus a
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Never use this company, they will not refund your money when you have a legitimate claim of them cancelling , all
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I would use again but...
I bought a 3 day explorer pass with 5 attractions included. We redeemed all our tickets at Madame Tussauds in Times
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Perfect way to see NYC
Fantastic range of routes to see the whole city and beyond. The buses all ran regularly and you got to see all of t
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Well worth the 3 day ticket
Book online you’ll get a better deal than from the street vendors. We booked a 3 day ticket and suggest you do the
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Very knowledgeable
We did the tour on our first full day in the city and it really helped us find our feet! The route is great because
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Steve,Lyonal and Eamee!
The tour guides on the uptown downtown and night tours were all amazing. Their knowledge of the City and there ent
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Trisha, Most interesting and passionate tour guide ever. Fantastic tour.
What a beautiful evening and what made it so good was the passion Trisha gave throughout the tour, it was our secon
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Best bus Tour in new York
Amazing Bus Tour with funny Guide and much informations about new York insiders. Uptown and Downtown Road is amazin
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Such an amazing experience
How can I describe such an amazing experience. Excellent photo opportunities and great tour guide information given
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Sara C
One way route
I booked this with the intention of using it as my main mode of transport between sights. This worked ok until I re
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Night Tour
We were a bit unclear as to what time to pick up the bus as told different times. Our tour guide J.Hawk was brillia
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The night tour was included in my 2 day pass. Was not sure if I could do this at any time or if it had to be done
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Key Details
  • Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and 29 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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