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    Big Bus New York Hop-On, Hop-Off & Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

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    Activity Schedule

    • When does it run?

      Daily

    • Duration

      Hop-on, Hop-off: 1 or 2 days (as per the option selected)
      Statue of Liberty: 4 hours

    • Start time

      Hop-on, Hop-off: 9am to 4pm, every 15-20 minutes (depending on the route)
      Statue of Liberty: Different timeslots available (choose while booking)

    • Meeting Point

      Hop-on, Hop-off: You can board the bus at any of the route's stops. The favored stops are M&M’s World (Stop 1), Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty/Battery Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

      Statue of Liberty: Make your way to the Front entrance of Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, in Battery Park, to the right of the Statue of Liberty ferry and Castle Clinton.

    • Ending Point

      Hop-on, hop-off: Hop off the bus at any of the stops.
      Statue of Liberty: Ellis Island (You can choose to stay on Ellis Island and return on your own or take the ferry back to Battery Park with the guide)

    Key Highlights

    • Save money with the New York hop-on, hop-off tour and enjoy early access to the Statue of Liberty
    • Enjoy a flexible New York hop-on, hop-off tour and discover the city at your own pace
    • The routes cover multiple points of interest and major NYC attractions
    • See attractions like the Times Square, Empire State Building, Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge
    • Be the first tour group of the day to access Liberty Island
    • Visit Ellis Island with personal time to explore
    • Visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum with the official audio guide
    • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!

    Overview

    Save money on NYC sightseeing with a flexible Hop-on, Hop-off tour, take the first boat of the day to see the Statue of Liberty, and explore Ellis Island.

    New York Hop-On, Hop-Off:

    Discover the best of the city on an action-packed New York hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Hop on and off at multiple points of interest on 2 routes and make your way around the city without having to worry about getting lost in the subway or hailing a cab.

    The Downtown loop covers NYC attractions like Times Square, the Empire State Building, and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. The Uptown Tour covers parts of Midtown, including Grand Central Station, Central Park as well as The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Enjoy audio commentary in multiple languages, customize your own itinerary, and travel by open-top, double-decker buses.

    Some of the stops are:

    • M&M’s World
    • Times Square
    • Empire State Building
    • Statue of Liberty /Battery Park
    • World Trade Center
    • SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

    Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour:

    Behold the Statue of Liberty and delve into the dramatic past of Ellis Island. Led by an expert guide, learn more about these iconic sites. Be among the first to reach the Statue of Liberty, avoiding the hordes of crowds that come to visit the Statue each day.

    The tour begins from Battery Park, before taking the first boat to Liberty Island to see the iconic Statue of Liberty. Learn how the Statue of Liberty became a beacon of hope for the millions of immigrants who migrated to the United States of America after its inauguration in 1886.

    Enjoy a short ferry cruise to Ellis Island, which served as an immigrant processing station from 1892 until 1924. Visit the Stairs of Separation and explore the Immigration Museum. Your tour ends at the island, after which you may spend time exploring the island on your own or take a ferry back to Battery Park with your guide.

    Inclusions

    • 1 or 2 days hop-on, hop-off New York ticket
    • Access to downtown & Uptown routes
    • Audio commentary in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Italian
    • Bike rental from unlimited biking
    • Pre-reserved ticket to Statue of Liberty Island (exterior access)
    • Pre-reserved ticket to Ellis Island (includes Ellis Island Museum)
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Expertly guided walking tour
    • Official audio guide on Ellis Island

    Exclusions

    • Admission to attractions
    • Statue of Liberty Crown & Pedestal

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    Please note

    Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
    The date you choose is for the attraction ticket/tour. The hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 6 months.
    Individual vouchers for each activity will be shared after the booking.

    Hop-on, hop-off:
    Timings and stops are subject to change. The updated map will be available on the bus.
    New York is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.
    Show your ticket (printed or on a device) to a member of staff at one of our stops or aboard the bus. They'll issue you a receipt that you'll be able to use to hop on the bus throughout the validity period of your ticket.

    Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island:

    So there’s no last-minute rush, please arrive at the start point 15 mins early. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.

    This tour does not include a visit to the Statue of Liberty's Crown, due to security measures by the National Park Services who manage the Statue of Liberty.

    Please note that guests must pass through airport-style security to enter the Statue of Liberty. Certain items are not permitted in the Statue of Liberty and such items will be confiscated and will not be returned.

    The ferry does not operate during heavy rain or other adverse weather conditions; an alternative will be provided in such cases.

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