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24-Hour NYC Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Statue of Liberty Cruise
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24-Hour NYC Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Statue of Liberty Cruise

By TopView Sightseeing
New York City’s subway is efficient but there’s nothing like a double-decker bus for seeing the sights. This hop-on hop-off tour, with audio guide in seven languages, hits highlights including the Empire State Building, Canal Street, Central Park, the Greenwich Village, and so much more. Besides as many rides as you like within a 24-hour period, your package includes a sightseeing cruise around the Statue of Liberty.
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 2h
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German, Korean, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish

Highlights
  • See the sights without the expense of a guide on a hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Soak up views of the harbor, Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty on a cruise
  • Budget-friendly introduction to New York City for first-time visitors
  • Pre-recorded audio guides introduce key sights and city history

  • Downtown Tour (Hop-on Hop-Off)
  • Liberty Cruise
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks


Departure details
  • Location Name: Bus tour: any stop along the Downtown route, after physical tickets have been printed by a TopView Rep  Cruise: World Financial Terminal at Battery Park City (Vesey St & North End Ave) Location Address: Downtown Tour (Hop-On Hop-Off) Departure Point: any stop along the route. A route map will be provided at the time of voucher redemption. Availability: Departs frequently between 8am and 5pm Tour Duration: Approximately two hours for a complete loop Liberty Cruise  Departure Times: Monday - Sunday 11 am and 1 pm  * Please arrive 30 minutes before departure * Does not dock at Liberty Island Departure Point: World Financial Terminal at Battery Park City (Vesey St & North End Ave) Duration: Approx 1 hour and 45 minutes Directions: Voucher Redemption Location: TopView Sightseeing Visitor Center 2 East 42 Street New York, NY 10017 Hours: 8 am - 7 pm Bike Rental Central Park 1391 6th Ave New York, NY 10019 Hours: 8 am - 6 pm Bike Rental Central Park (Columbus Circle) 9 W 60th St New York, NY 10023 Hours: 8 am - 6 pm
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7290P13

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7290P13

About the operator

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

VenetiaB21
VenetiaB21
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Not worth it or the price
The buses are old and they leak everywhere, should it rain you will be left sopping and freezing. Two of the buses
NatashaB1079
NatashaB1079
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Would not recommend to anyone!
This was definitely something we were mis-sold. We were told we would go over to Brooklyn and back but we didn’t, w
mileyxx
mileyxx
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Daylight Robbery
Do not use this company. They take your money then cannot provide the service, buses packed out so you can’t get on
Joann K
Joann K
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DO NOT waste your time in NYC waiting on Topview busses.
Topview did not have busses every 20 minutes, as promised. We spent so much time waiting for busses we didnt have t
Jessica O
Jessica O
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Ok tour but loud music at every stop on the headset
Met a man selling the tickets and waited for the bus.Very packed up top but I sat under the glass roof.Your given h
P3617WSjessicag
P3617WSjessicag
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Not worth the price
Not worth the price!!! Busses are always full and there’s no one that animates the tour to make it more interestin
Matt l
Matt l
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Trust the bad reviews.
Wish I’d have read the reviews. Horrendous waits, not enough buses. When you get a seat, dirty, poorly maintained
63johannat
63johannat
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HORRIBLE DRIVER AND NIGHTAMRE
We purchased 4 tickets for the NYC down town tour and not even midway around stop 10, our bus broke down. Waited at
570asgaralis
570asgaralis
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Deceptive sales pitch,
Buses always full. Waiting time ridiculous. Takes a long time to get back from any stop. We we're told buses are cl
Odyssey30394281700
Odyssey30394281700
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Wouldn’t use again
Ok good points first , the topview buses do visit the major tourist spots and the inclusive boat trip to see Statu
IloveSicily
IloveSicily
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One hour wait to get on bus
This should be advertised as “wait 45 minutes to an hour, hop on and hop off bus tour”. Ridiculous long waits, I re
B9121WTlaurenb
B9121WTlaurenb
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Best tour of NYC!
Top View tour busses are such a great deal! Did the 48hr pass and got Central Park bike rental, Brooklyn tour, and
Tracy M
Tracy M
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Ok for accessing all the main attractions
We often take an open-top bus tour when travelling to a new city, to give a good view of everything and quicker acc
Garrystornoway
Garrystornoway
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AVOID THIS OVERSOLD WASTE OF YOUR TIME. FREE WIFI ONBOARD... NO CHANCE we did not even take the uptown leg of tour we paid f
2.5 hrs of my holiday LOST stuck in traffic hearing same songs on repeat. Very little actual history and info. Tick
Tourist820268
Tourist820268
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Worst bus tour ever
Worst experience ever. No sense of timing at all. Don’t waste your time booking. Drivers don’t care about passenger
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

2.5
140 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
14
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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reesie0726
Dallas, TX13 contributions
Mar 2022
I got suckered into a week pass by the street vendors. The bus is supposed to run every 15 minutes and be so easy to travel the city. You are definitely better with a metrocard. We did the downtown tour and each stop takes so long, there's no way that the bus ran every 15 minutes and some people could not get on the bus. You can definitely walk quicker. Staff is nice and friendly but really this isn't worth it at all.
Written March 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
TopviewNYC
Hello Ressie0, We are disheartened to hear that you faced challenges during your tour with us. We would like to gather more information about your touring experience. Please contact us at support@topviewnyc.com so we can investigate this further and find a satisfactory resolution.
Written March 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mobile33778877989
2 contributions
We bought tix at their main office’5th Ave & 42nd St. and they tried unsuccessfully to add $15 each above the published price, then said we had to walk to 34th St. & 5th Ave., where another Top View employee directed us to walk west on 34th…whew. Worse, though, the seats are hard plastic, the tour is canned/prerecorded via earphones, the driver didn’t give us the earphones, and there were long, inexplicable stops along the route. I’ve taken other Manhattan bus tours and this was by far the worst. Even the canned info focused on which celebrities lives where and lacked any historical info. Just bad!
Written December 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hi Mobile33778877989 We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy the tour that you were on. We would like to hear more about your experience. Please email us at support@topviewnyc.com, and hopefully we can come up with a resolution for you
Written January 24, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Derek P
Wichita, KS135 contributions
It’s ok, the staff is super unorganized and could be seen as rude. I do feel like they lied to us. We got the two day bus tour package and the second day wanted to go the Bronx tour but was told it was not operating anymore due to covid. Then we asked about the blue line and was told it stoped at 4:00 pm but we’re told previously the last one was at 6:10. The night tour is nice but we waited over an hour for it. Overall a nice way to see the city!!
Written August 8, 2021
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Ori M
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. On behalf of the entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. We strive every day to provide a superior customer experience. I am sorry we weren't able to do that for you. We appreciate all suggestions on how we can continue to improve our services. Due to COVID-19 there have been some small updates and changes made to our tours and routes, and these are all posted on our maps and sites. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we hope you will consider riding with us again.
Written August 23, 2021
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Kevin
11 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We purchased 4 tickets at $65 each and spent hours waiting in queues. This should not happen on a hop on hop off city tour service.
When you reach the bus you are likely to be stuck in the bottom deck with no air con, no windows and low ceilings until a space becomes available at the top.
This company should provide an efficient service when it is charging this much money for a service.
The tour voice guide gives little information and is out of sync with the bus location.
There is free WiFi advertised which is not available on the buses.

There are countless sales reps on the streets when the ticket numbers should be limited to reflect the capacity of the buses available.
Written July 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hello Kevin, we are disheartened to hear that you faced challenges while touring on our Top View Sightseeing hop on hop off bus tours. We would like to gather more information about your touring experience. Please contact us at support@topviewnyc.com so we can investigate this further and find a satisfactory resolution.
Written August 13, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MESal2013
Newbury, UK65 contributions
Absolutely awful experience. Filthy and unreliable buses, chaotic organisation and miserable staff.
Bought tickets for 4 on Broadway and got on next downtown bus. Bus broke down after 10 minutes, we were offloaded to get on another with another group transferring from uptown. When the next bus pulled in the staff tried to limit the amount of people boarding so the bus had space for passengers later on!
Once onboard we all struggled to get the audio to work due to worn out jack plug sockets; when we did get sound it was about 30 seconds late so we got “”here’s what is now behind you” commentary. The top deck on this bus was completely enclosed and the windows were so filthy and scratched that we couldn’t see more than a blurry view of the city.
Got off at Macy’s for shopping then back on an hour later. Commentary completely failed after the Flat Iron building.
On the top deck (filthy seats, floor and front windows) there were at least 8 empty seats (in pairs) so bemused to hear driver stopping and telling waiting hop-on passengers he had no space.
Top tip - save your time and give $50 each to a hobo, at least you won’t waste any time on this “tour”.
Written January 7, 2022
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Ori M
Hello MeSal2. We appreciate your feedback as it allows us to make the necessary adjustments to our services. We would like to find a resolution, please contact us directly at support@topviewnyc.com so we may further investigate this matter.
Written January 10, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ali
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
Be aware of their operating hours. Agents trying to sell tickets on the street don't inform you about that; they just want to sell more tickets. I was approached by one of their agents in front of the Empire State Building at 3 PM and I started the conversation with him - which I wish I hadn't. He then tried to convince me to buy their Hop-On Hop-Off ticket without telling me that buses are running only till 6 PM. He then started to sell me the liberty cruise which only runs till 4 PM and I fell for it and added that to my package, little did I know that I had to wait for about 20 minutes for the bus to arrive and in no way I could get to liberty cruise on time.

I missed the liberty cruise and I contacted their customer service and let them know that I was tricked into buying that cruise ticket. They confirmed that I was misled, and offered to reissue the ticket again. I let them know I was visiting NYC and I live thousands of miles away from there and I cannot use them but they said they cannot refund me and that is the only option.

Don’t fall for the nice responses to the complaints here that say “contact our customer support we will find you a satisfactory solution”; they simply won't!
Written January 2, 2023
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Jenn P
Hello, we are disheartened to hear that you faced challenges while touring on our Top View Sightseeing New York bus tours. We would like to gather more information about your touring experience. Please contact us at support@topviewnyc.com so we can investigate this further and find a satisfactory resolution.
Written January 27, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Yulia S
1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
The worst tour buses we have ever been on. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. Not sure how many good reviews are actually written by people who have taken the tour as opposed to by people who try selling them to you. Completely agree with other reviewers on a very long wait, dirty busses, no Wi-Fi on the bus, the audio guide and the attraction not in link. ‘Plans change’ was the comment made by one of the drivers when we were asked to disembark the bus before the final stop and questioned it as just 10mins prior the information was completely different! ‘Take a city bus, Uber or taxi’ was another comment by the operators when all of the busses were coming full yet the sales team was out there scamming more unsuspecting tourists. And the tours aren’t cheap! Appalled by this company.
Written May 30, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hello ! We are disheartened to hear that you faced challenges during your tour with us. We would like to gather more information about your touring experience. Please contact us at support@topviewnyc.com so we can investigate this further and find a satisfactory resolution.
Written June 21, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

calamuchy
Belfast, UK2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
Do not and I repeat DO NOT use this company for any tours you maybe thinking of going on. I paid $300 for a 15 min bus ride with my 2 friends. My phone died while we were sight seeing and although I was able to screenshot and forward the pics to my friend these were not acceptable when we tried to get on the bus again. The lady bus driver would not even take the receipt that was given to us on purchase. 3 employees we spoke too would not help us even to show where I could charge my phone. So we missed the ferry tour to Statue of Lib. On buy these tickets we were informed the ferry tour was 24 hours, again not the case. 2pm or 4pm only slots they do. When we tried to night tour, again informed on purchase it was a hop on hop off like ALOT of people on the night tour, it wasnt. I have tried to get a refund but customer service refused this stating that they have a strict No Refund policy again which we were not told on purchase. Worst company ever to deal with.
Written February 18, 2022
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Hello We are disheartened to hear that you faced challenges during your tour with us. We would like to gather more information about your touring experience. Please contact us at support@topviewnyc.com so we can investigate this further and find a satisfactory resolution.
Written February 19, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Barry N
17 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
I’ll be honest, I was not sure whether to purchase these tickets or not and when we got to NYC there was TopView and The Big Bus Company.
As we had not visited NYC before we wanted to spend our first day ‘getting our bearings’ and so thought this would be a good way to do so.
One thing you will notice is there are lots of sellers on the streets for the company which can be a bit unnerving but they were all friendly. After am having a think about it we saw the original team member that stopped us in the street and decided to book. By asking, we got the 3 day pass for the price of 2 days. Don’t forget to add the tax, and we paid around $200 for 2 passes.
Are there quicker ways to get about? Yes. The traffic can be very busy and so walking can sometimes be quicker, but for us it was a way to see some key landmarks and then we could make our own way round. Although you get a free ferry ride, we had booked this on a different excursion that allowed us to spend time on Staten and Ellis Island and so didn’t use it. The red route was good, whilst the blue one was not for us and preferred to walk around Central Park.
Would we book again? No, not now we know where we are going but for first timers it is a good way to get around.
It is overpriced for what you get but that can be said of everything in NYC. Think of a figure you probably expect to pay for something and then add around 50%. Welcome to NY! Haha.
Would recommend though.
Written March 16, 2022
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TopviewNYC
Hello Barry, We appreciate your feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you had an overall great time touring with us. Furthermore, we are pleased to hear that our staff provided you with an exceptional experience. We appreciate your support and hope to tour with you again soon.
Written March 24, 2022
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Tabiatha P
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
Nothing about this tour is worth it as I'm sitting on it at the moment
You'll spend most of your time sitting at pick up points watching endless lines of people trying to get on. The salesman told us we'd have plenty of time as we boarded our 1st stop at 420. Turns out they quit running at 6pm. Do the math with the amount of stops and time spent at each spot there is no way we will see all stops. Audio is not in sync so thats worthless. Absolutely the worst tourist trap we have experienced in our 5 day trip.
Written June 5, 2022
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Jenn P
Hello Tabiatha! We are disheartened to hear that you faced challenges during your tour with us. We would like to gather more information about your touring experience. Please contact us at support@topviewnyc.com so we can investigate this further and find a satisfactory resolution.
Written January 27, 2023
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