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New York Hop On Hop Off Tours

Explore the Big Apple on convenient and flexible Hop On Hop Off New York Bus Tours. Stopping at dozens of strategically located bus stands across the city, New York city Sightseeing Tours practically guarantees that you won't miss a thing! Plus, you can pair your ticket with discounted admission to some of the best New York attractions, such as MoMa, One World Observatory, the Empire State Building, and much more. You can even combine your New York Sightseeing tours with tickets to Top of the Rock, a helicopter tour, and the 9/11 Memorial, among others.

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Our tips for Hop On Hop Off

  • 'Tis The Season. For the best photos of New York, you might want to sit on the bus's open-air top deck. Should you come during the holidays, make sure you bundle up for that.
  • Dry Run. You should consider making a full loop when you first hop on the bus. That way you can get your bearings and know which are the best seats for New York sightseeing.
  • Preparation Is Key. Buying a ticket in advance can save you a pretty penny, as well as some precious time.
  • Save extra bucks. Do you like to count your pennies? That’s great! If you’d like to save yourself some extra dough, then pick out a combo package that pairs a Hop on Hop off Bus Tour with an Eat & Play Card or one of the various New York Attraction Passes. You can save a nice chunk of change on food, activities and shopping. 

Good to know

The New York State Capitol of Albany is home to the equivalent of 1% of the city’s population. Nearly 1,000 different languages are spoken in the city. And almost half of the households speak a language other than English.

The city became home to the headquarters of the United Nations in 1952. The building itself is considered International Territory. On April 25th, 1901, New York became the first state to require license plates. But the government didn't issue them. The onus was on drivers to make license plates themselves out of whatever materials they chose.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to book Hop-On Hop-Off New York?

    In New York, the weather can change from minute to minute. For clear skies during the day and crisp, comfortable nights during your trip, come during May or October. During the hot and humid summer months, New York draws countless tourists. However, you can also take part in a bunch of different concerts, festivals, and other events during a summer New York tour. The New York skyline sparkles during the holidays. But you will definitely need your warmest clothes.

  • Q: How does the New York Hop-On Hop-Off tour work?

    Once you land in New York, you simply need to redeem your voucher at any of the several Hop-on, Hop-off Visitor Centers found throughout the city. In exchange, you’ll receive your Bus Tour ticket. Then, you can start your Tour at any of the stops along the various routes. Just show your new ticket to the driver. And, if you can’t find your way to any of the 30+ stops, the bright red, double-decker bus is pretty easy to spot.

  • Q: What is the validity of the tour?

    Depending on your travel plans, you can choose from a 1-hour or 1-day pass.

  • Q: How do I find the list of New York bus tour routes and stops?

    You can check the exact Route Map in the Useful Downloads section to design your own itinerary.

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