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Full-Day New York City by Bus Tour provided by OnBoard New York Tours

Full-Day New York City by Bus Tour

Full-Day New York City by Bus Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Group size:
23
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 52962P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide that hops off with you at stops
  • Comprehensive city tour on bus
  • Ferry to Liberty and Ellis islands
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - OnBoard New York Tours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (available to purchase on Liberty Island)
  • The 9/11 Memorial Museum (You will enter the memorial but there is not time to visit the museum)
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • West 53rd Street & Broadway, W 53rd St & Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA Meet the Shuttle on W. 53rd Street at Broadway, near Pret-a-Manger Restaurant.
  • Whitehall Terminal, 4 Whitehall St, New York, NY 10004, USA The tour ends at the Statue of Liberty. You will tour the Statue, and then we will provide you transportation back to Times Square for those who want to ride back.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • You will have to pass through a security checkpoint.
  • There is a long 8-block walk through the Canyon of Heroes, down Wall Street, and to the 9/11 Memorial on this tour.
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes recommended
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local guide that hops off with you at stops
  • Comprehensive city tour on bus
  • Ferry to Liberty and Ellis islands
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - OnBoard New York Tours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (available to purchase on Liberty Island)
  • The 9/11 Memorial Museum (You will enter the memorial but there is not time to visit the museum)
Departure details
  • West 53rd Street & Broadway, W 53rd St & Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA Meet the Shuttle on W. 53rd Street at Broadway, near Pret-a-Manger Restaurant.
  • Whitehall Terminal, 4 Whitehall St, New York, NY 10004, USA The tour ends at the Statue of Liberty. You will tour the Statue, and then we will provide you transportation back to Times Square for those who want to ride back.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Whitehall Terminal, 4 Whitehall St, New York, NY 10004, USA The tour ends at the Statue of Liberty. You will tour the Statue, and then we will provide you transportation back to Times Square for those who want to ride back.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • You will have to pass through a security checkpoint.
  • There is a long 8-block walk through the Canyon of Heroes, down Wall Street, and to the 9/11 Memorial on this tour.
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes recommended
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    West 53rd Street & Broadway
    W 53rd St & Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Meet the Shuttle on W. 53rd Street at Broadway, near Pret-a-Manger Restaurant.
    See address & details
  • 1
    OnBoard New York Tours
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Ellis Island
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    New York Stock Exchange
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Trinity Church
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Rockefeller Center
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    Central Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    St. Patrick's Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 8
    Bowling Green
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 9
    Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 10
    Statue of Liberty
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

3.0
12 reviews
Excellent
6
Very good
0
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
5

atlantatraveler12194
Atlanta, GA16 contributions
Dec 2019
Took a friend on her first NYC trip. Decided to try this tour.....the guide was fine.... the trip was fine. I would skip the Staton Island ferry. All in all it was an average tour with a little too much embellishment. I explained to my friend more about the city. I’m not sure why tour guides feel it necessary to talk more about the cost of real estate rather than the history. All in all an ok tour for the price.
Written December 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alina M
1 contribution
Jun 2022
If I could give zero stars, I would. The bus never came! We were at the pick up point indicated on the tickets almost an hour before. Bus didn't show up. I tried to call multiple times to the phone on the ticket, nobody answered neither the day or excursion nor at the next day. Now I have to go through the process of trying to return money for service that has not been provided. The mood was destroyed too.
Written June 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kat
3 contributions
Paid for the premium tour including pedestal access to the statue of liberty then on the morning got told it was too busy to go and that i should get a refund for it. I have asked and still waiting to hear from them! Spent the day driving past things and seeing things from a weird angle but not actually really seeing anything properly. Overall disappointing and a waste of money. Do not recommend!!
Written January 27, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

eiprac
cleveland2 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
I booked a trip on 6/22 and I paid $80.00 for 2 Empire State tickets tour as part of my itinerary. I was assured multiple times that I could show the Empire State Building ticket office the email confirmation and would be permitted to go on. My party and 2 other couples were dropped off at the end of the tour by the building. We waited in line for 30 minutes, only to find out that the Empire State Building is no longer doing business with OnBoard and would not let me on. (i have an email from their ticket office to verify this) I called Fred, the manager, several times and he assured me that i would have a credit within 7 days. Guess what????? ???????? I still don't have my credit on my credit card statement and Fred refuses to return messages!!!!! Fred, where is my credit for the $80???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Written July 13, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BTS -UK
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Couples
We took this tour in June 2019 on our first day in New York, and more or less had the same experience as PJSmith did in his review on 7 May 2019. The Tour point didn't exist, 2 other On Board customers approached us and advised us where we needed to be. Likewise to PJSmith we were given a ferry ticket and left to make our own way to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. On our return from the ferry we went to number 1 Broadway as instructed by Jeff the tour guide to find all 3 telephone numbers he had given us to get a courtesy taxi, paid for by On Board tours, were out of service numbers. So we were left stranded in a strange city. Eventually we found the subway to return to our hotel at our own expense.
Written July 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PJSMITH1968
Hagley, UK8 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
I booked the Premium see it all tour fir ne and mg oartner for last Thursday 2nd May 2019.

1. Tour starting point does not exist, luckily one of the Reps from the hop on hop off bus
tours who are stood in the street selling their tours knew where this tour started from
as the Rendezvous Restaurant has not existed for years.

2. When the guide eventually turned up we were told that our tour, that should start at
9.30 am would not start until 10am, in the bus with the cheaper tour and that after 2pm
we would be just dropped off at Battery Park to do the Statue of Liberty part of our tour
on our own and the bus would carry on without us as to continue on the cheaper tour
that we had been agged on to.

A BIG concern was they dropped and elderly couple off on their own to do the same.

3. We were told that when we returned to Battery Park there would be no bus, no
continued tour or a tour guide so we must make our own way to No1 Broadway and
call the office who would arrange a Taxi for us, we were not given a number just told i
its the one on the website for the office. The call was also at out cost.

4. I called the office who said the Taxi would be with us in 8 minutes. 30 MINUTES WENT
BY AND NO TAXI. I called again and got an answer machine so I left a message. 10
more minutes past and no call back to me. I called again and this time got through to a
person who seemed to on a mobile and driving so im guessing on their way home as it
was now late afternoon. They said they would try and arrange another taxi. I told them
not to bother as the whole way we had been treated was disgusting and I would get
the subway myself, the person just said ok, sorry about that ?????

I paid a lot of money for a Premium 1 day tour and got a totally disgusting 3 quarters of a day tour and more costs that I had to pay out of my own pocket.

So think twice everyone
Written May 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Melissa H
Houston20 contributions
Dec 2017 • Business
The tour is very reasonably priced and offers many great highlights of NYC. Brooklynn Jim is absolutely phenomenal. One of the best tours that I have ever taken.
Written May 28, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MLM72
Washington DC, DC6 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Great tour with Brooklyn Jim as our tour guide. Air-conditioned Mercedes SUV van for the group. Saw the sites, including skip the line passes at Statue of Liberty (which were very long). Fun times, great weather and a good group helped make a great tour. Highly recommended!
Written July 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nik
Perth, Australia5 contributions
I booked this trip as I am travelling alone and wanted to see the sights of this amazing city.
I caught the train from Morristown NJ into Penn Station and walked yes walked to where the pick up place was. I was running late and a little lost. So a phone call to the company Victor put me through to my/our tour guide Dina who met me across the street so close lol
Wow what a fantastic tour guide Dina!! Full of some amazing facts about this city from the beginning to the now. Friendly happy even though she had a cold. Very happy to take photos of me in front of some of the places we visited.
John the bus driver was great too.
I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see the sights and learn the history of New York
Written December 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ange0204
Newcastle, Australia76 contributions
May 2019 • Family
We enjoyed the tour. We found the meeting place easily and Jeff and Johnny were great as our tour guide and driver. An excellent way to get an overview of the city; the bus was clean and warm (it was a very cold day - unusually cold for May) and Johnny kept the heater cranked for us. We found the tour excellent and would highly recommend. Thanks Jeff and Johnny!!
Written May 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: OnBoard New York Tours
Coastal674066
Coastal674066
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Don't get OnBoard with this company!
We booked a tour in Washington DC for our school. Covid made us cancel our plans. They still owe us over $10,000. T
marylV5106JJ
marylV5106JJ
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Best tour of New York
Brooklyn Jim was the best tour guide we could ask for. He was very knowledgeable with the city and gave us great re
kmmnb
kmmnb
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Great tour, awesome guides, bad information
Brooklyn Jim and Johnny were amazing. Tour was from 1015-330. Directions to find your guide are horrible. Basically
roberttI2025FD
roberttI2025FD
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Mr Tew
Tour guide was knowledgeable but the content of tour was poor many of attractions were only seen from a distance. T
Travelwithourkids
Travelwithourkids
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A good overview
NYC is not an easy city to traverse by vehicle. Due to that fact, much of any tour is spent waiting in traffic.
angelarhee
angelarhee
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Great value, perfect for families
Ask for David--a knowledgeable New Yorker who loves the city and taught us all something new. This was a comprehens
Janice_Reed_cares212
Janice_Reed_cares212
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Welcome to the Big Apple
The trip that made me move to New York occurred in 2015. Present day, I still enjoy bus tours and boat architecture
198chaun
198chaun
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Disappointed
The tour supposed to go 14 locations but the tour guy only showed a few of them. We spent our time on the shuttle,
Andy C
Andy C
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Excellent value!
Great tour and excellent value for money. Dina our tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared her own experience
SyncMaster710v
SyncMaster710v
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This company is a disgrace, they will take your money and you may or may not get a tour.
They never turned up for our tour and after many emails no refund arrived. Looking at other feedback it seems a com
Angela A
Angela A
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Ms
John the driver and Dina our guide made this a very informative and enjoyable trip. Nothing was too much trouble a
stephanieaU3814JS
stephanieaU3814JS
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Family trip to New York
Our tour guide was Jeff! He was a great tour guide. If you want to see the city and have a short time .. this is g
Eron N
Eron N
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Totally worth it!!!
Our tour guide Jeff was amazing. Extremely knowledge and quite entertaining. Aside from the fact that he was very e
PVitrano
PVitrano
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Jeff is fantastic
This is the best way to see NYC in a day. Our tour guide Jeff was knowledgeable, funny, and gave us tons of pragmat
Karen D
Karen D
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Spend your money in some other city
Poor, poor, poor! Linen The tour is not worth the money. Spend your money in another city. I think that says it
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