The fantastic value tour includes 72 hrs of double decker sightseeing, attractions, shopping, and more! The bus tours include the Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Uptown & Harlem Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Night Tour and Brooklyn Tour.
Attractions include free admission to the Museum of the City of New York, a cruise around the city's harbour, entrance to an observation deck at the Empire State Building or Top of the Rock, and a round trip ferry ticket to the Statue of Liberty National Monument on Liberty Island and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum on Ellis Island.
You can choose between the Top of the Rock observation deck or the Empire State Building observation deck at the CitySights NY visitor center when exchanging your voucher for tickets.)
Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Tour (2½ hours):
The three most visited sites in New York City are all located in ‘Downtown’. They include the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the site of the World Trade Center – ‘Ground Zero’. Your hop-on/hop-off double decker tour bus has stops close to these locations and you can jump on and off the vehicle as you like to see the sights. Or, stay on the bus for the full 2 ½ hours and enjoy the commentary narrated by licensed tour guides.
The guides will tell you about the downtown neighborhoods, sites and attractions celebrated in song, story, film and television. Hop off and explore the artists’ and writers’ quarter, Greenwich Village, or enjoy authentic Italian or Chinese cuisine in Little Italy or Chinatown, or see the neighborhood that was the first home to thousands of immigrants, making this diverse city truly the World’s Capital.
View the most famous attractions and places of interest: Times Square, Madison Square Garden, Macy's, Empire State Building, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, Site of the World Trade Center, Wall Street, Financial District, Battery Park South Street Seaport, Lower East Side, United Nations, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, Broadway Theatre District and much more.
Uptown Treasures & Harlem Hop-On Hop-Off Tour (2½ hours):
This hop-on hop-off tour will take you by the Lincoln Center, location of the Metropolitan Opera House – the largest in the world, home of the oldest symphony orchestra in the USA and 10 other major performing arts companies.
Enjoy narrations by licensed guides pointing out architectural masterpieces, homes of the rich and famous, cultural institutions, places of worship, landmarks of entertainment, sports and that wonderful ‘green lung’ known as Central Park, as well as the legendary Harlem neighborhood. You can choose your own adventure by using the convenience of the hop-on hop-off service.
The Uptown Treasures & Harlem Tour gives you views of Fifth Avenue, Museum Mile, The Dakota, Lincoln Center, Time Warner Center, Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim, Frick Collection, Apollo Theater, Museum of Natural History, Museum of Modern Art, and Harlem Market.
Night Tour (2½ hours):
Unlike the previous tours, which are hop-on hop-off, it is an escorted bus tour. There is just one stop.
It’s the only double-decker night tour in New York which stops at historic Brooklyn Fulton Ferry Landing for a photo opportunity and breathtaking views of the glittering necklace of the Manhattan Skyline. Enjoy night-time views and the ambiance of Times Square, Chinatown, Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge and Lower East Side.
Between 30 November to 02 January:, the Night Tour converts to the Lights of the Holiday Tour. Between these dates you can revel in the festivities that make New York the fun capital of the world at this time of the year. Highlights include: Times Square, Laser Light show at Grand Central Terminal, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, 5th Avenue, Central Park, Bryant Park, world famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree, Radio City Music Hall, Time Warner Center, Trump Tower and St Patrick's Cathedral.
Brooklyn Tour (1½ hours):
Like the excursion described above this is an escorted tour, not hop-on hop-off. It departs from Whitehall St. between Bridge & Pearl Sts., (stop #14 on the Downtown Tour) every hour from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm.
Brooklyn has played an important part in the history of not only New York City but of the entire nation. This tour takes you to places connected to those major events in history complete with the sights and sounds of this populous borough.
As you enter the place that one in every seven Americans can claim a connection to, you will see the Great Bridge – the Brooklyn Bridge, the stately span that has connected Manhattan and Brooklyn since 1883. You will see the very first vehicular parkway built in the US, the grandest of triumphal arches, the home of one of the world’s greatest Egyptology collections, the site of a revolution in sports and sites connected to major events in the American Revolution and the birth of the American nation.
Museum of the City of New York (free admission):
This famous Museum embraces the past, present, and future of New York City and celebrates the city's cultural diversity. It is located at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St. NY 10029. Opening hours are Tuesdays to Sundays 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. Allow at least 2 hours to visit this attraction.
Empire State Building Observatory Tickets:
New York's famous Empire State Building, a New York City Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, soars more than a quarter of a mile into the atmosphere above the heart of Manhattan. The Observatory located on the 86th floor, 1,050 feet (320 meters) above the city's bustling streets, offers panoramic views from within a glass enclosed pavilion and from the surrounding open-air promenade.
The Empire State Building is located between 5th avenue and West 34th Street. It is open from 8.00 am to 2.00 am. The last elevator ascends at 1.15 am. You should allow 2- 3 hours for your visit.
Top of the Rock Observatory Tickets:
Discover Top of the Rock Observation Deck and experience breathtaking views of New York City. Step on one of their glass ceiling sky shuttles for a thrilling ride to the Top, where you will find three stories of spectacular views, including a stunning, open air, 360-degree panorama from the 70th Floor outdoor deck.
The attraction is located at 49th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues. It is open from 8.00 am to midnight. The last elevator ascends at 11.15 pm. Allow at least 1 hour for your visit.
90- Minute Sightseeing Harbor Cruise:
The cruise departs from Pier 78, 38th Street & 12th ave on the Hudson River. On board, a licensed New York City Tour Guide will provide interesting facts about all the sights that make New York City so special.
You will see wonderful views of New York’s famous skyline and landmarks such as: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Immigration Center, as well as Governors Island, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, United Nations, and Ground Zero (World Trade Center).
Other well known places you'll see are: Greenwich Village, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Battery Park, The Museum Of Jewish Heritage, Wall Street, and the Chrysler Building.
Beverages, food and souvenirs are available on board (payable direct).
Statue of Liberty/ Ellis Island:
The magnificent Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States for the 100th anniversary of America’s independence. Your combo package includes a return ferry ticket to see the Statue of Liberty National Monument on Liberty Island and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum on Ellis Island. The package does not include a ticket to go inside or up the Statue of Liberty. This must be booked separately and in advance. Admission to the Ellis Island Museum is free. It is possible to land on both Liberty Island and Ellis Island.
Boats to Liberty and Ellis Islands depart at regular intervals from Battery Park (Whitehall Street between Bridge & Pearl Sts. Stop #14 on downtown Tour bus). The first boat departs at 9.30 am. For the return journey the last boat leaves Ellis Island at 5:15pm.
In summer this is a very popular trip and there can be a long wait for a ferry. You are advised to plan your day so you do this part of the package early in the morning to avoid the long lines.
If you want to get off at Ellis Island allow at least 2 hours for your visit. If you stay on board the boat and do not get off at Ellis Island or Liberty Island, the return boat trip is 40 minutes.