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24 Hour New York Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket: Downtown Loop

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Key Highlights

  • Perfect for those who want to focus their sightseeing on NYC’s Downtown
  • Covers all the city’s must visit spots – Statue of Liberty, Empire State & more
  • Freedom to explore as you wish for 24 hours – with frequent buses
  • While on board informative commentary ensures you don’t miss a thing!
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Your Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket is valid for 24 hours.

    Start time

    Buses run from 8:00am to 6:00pm, every 25-30 minutes.
    Full Loop: 3 hours

    Meeting Point

    Vouchers must be exchanged at any one of the following Gray Line CitySightseeing New York Visitor Centre for the actual tickets:
    At 777 8th Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets.
    Street level entrance of Port Authority Bus Terminal on 42nd Street, just off the corner of 8th Avenue.
    Inside Empire State Building: 350 Fifth Avenue (between 33rd and 34th Streets), ground level.
    Ripley’s Believe It or Not, 234 West 42 Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. (desk is on the left)
    Once you have exchanged your voucher at Gray Line CitySightseeing New York Visitor Centre, you can board the double-decker bus from any of the stops.

    Ending Point

    You may end the hop-on, hop-off tour at any of the stops.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    The vast majority of New York City’s iconic sights are located in the area known as Downtown. This hop-on, hop-off ticket focuses on just this area and gives you 24 hours in which to explore the many places of interest.

    Your open-top bus will cover the most popular sites in town: the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and “Ground Zero,”. Neighborhoods covered by the tour include Greenwich Village, Little Italy, Chinatown, Times square and more.

    Audio commentary is also offered in a choice of 11 languages - English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Hebrew.


    The Downtown New York Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour covers all of Manhattan’s most popular sites. Hop-off to get up close to the Statue of Liberty or wander the vibrant streets of Chinatown. Once you have explored simply jump back on the open-top bus.

    Frequent departures ensure you will never have to wait long for a bus. While on-board, commentary will ensure you do not miss a thing.

    The stops are:

    Stop 1 - Theater District 1
    Stop 2 - Theater District 2
    Stop 3 - Carnegie Hall
    Stop 4 - Winter Garden
    Stop 5 - Times Square1
    Stop 6 - Times Square2
    Stop 7 - Macys
    Stop 8 - Empire State Building
    Stop 9 - Flatiron District
    Stop 10 - Union Square/Ladies Mile
    Stop 11 - Greenwich Village
    Stop 12 - SoHo
    Stop 13 - Chinatown/Little Italy/Canal St.
    Stop 14 - One World Trade Center
    Stop 15 - Battery Park/Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry
    Stop 16 - South Street Seaport
    Stop 17 - Lower East Side/Chinatown
    Stop 18 - Lower East Side
    Stop 19 - East Village
    Stop 20 - Kips Bay
    Stop 21 - United Nations
    Stop 22 - Waldorf Astoria Hotel
    Stop 23 - Rockefeller Center

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 24-hour ticket for the Downtown Hop-On, Hop-Off route
    • Recorded commentary in 11 languages on the bus (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, Korean & Hebrew)


    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entrance to any of the attractions
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Delays and route amendments may occur due to traffic problems and events in New York City The program and schedules can be subject to change.

    Vouchers must be exchanged for actual tickets before starting the tour. Tickets are valid from the time you redeem your voucher at the visitor center.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    The route of the hop-on, hop-off tour is subject to change.

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    Service Information:
    On 24 November 2016, there will be slight changes in the route due to a parade.
    On New Year’s Eve and 31 December, last tour will be at 3:00pm

    Photo Id for the named Lead Passenger may be required at the time of collecting the ticket in exchange of the voucher.

    The buses have ramps and are therefore fully wheelchair accessible.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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