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New York City Explorer Pass - Skip the Line!

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Key Highlights

  • You can save up to 50% compared to what you would pay to visit these attractions independently
  • Skip-the-line access is granted at many attractions
  • The pass comes with a comprehensive guidebook to help you plan what you want to see and how to get there
  • Passes are available for 3,5 or 7 attractions – don’t pay to visit attractions you won’t visit
  • Show your New York Explorer Pass at a range of shops and restaurants for more great savings
  • Save time and money with the New York Explorer Pass
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 day pass

    Start time

    Start time: At your convenience
    Duration: Your Pass is valid for 30 days after activation

    Meeting Point

    Exchange your booking voucher for the New York City Explorer Pass at any of the below Voucher Redemption Locations:

    MSG Store:
    The MSG Store is located inside Madison Square Garden's Chase Square. Enter on 7th Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets New York NY 10001.
    Hours: Daily, 9:30am-5:30pm

    Ripleys Believe It or Not! Times Square:
    234 West 42nd Street (between 7th-8th Avenues) New York NY 10036.
    Hours: Daily, 9:00am - 11:00am
    Closed: Christmas and New Year's Day

    Central Park Sightseeing:
    56 West 56th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave) New York NY 10019
    Hours: Daily, 9:00am–7:00pm

    Brooklyn Bridge Sightseeing:
    South Street Seaport area 110 South Street (between Beekman & Peck Slip) New York NY 10038.
    Hours: Daily, 9:00am–7:00pm

    Ending Point

    Depends on the attraction you visit.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Save time and money when in New York City with the New York Explorer Pass.

    The New York Explorer Pass offers you free entrance to over 57 of New York’s top attractions including the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty; or, you can take some of New York’s most popular tours such as the Hop-On, Hop-Off tour and the Sex and the City tour. You will also be able to skip the line at many New York attractions, preserving your valuable New York sightseeing time.

    With the New York Explorer Pass there is no need to pay for attractions you will not visit. Passes grant you access to either 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 New York attractions; choose what you want to see and which will offer you the best value for money. Your pass is valid for 30 days from the redemption date, which allows you plenty of time to plan this into your New York sightseeing.

    What’s more, the pass comes with a full color guidebook to help you plan what you want to see and how to get there. You can also show your New York Explorer Pass at a range of shops and restaurants for great savings.


    With the New York Explorer Pass you can get free general admission to over 57 New York attractions, or tickets for any of the New York tours listed below. Save up to 45% off combined gate prices! Skip most long lines and feel like a VIP.

    Top attractions you can visit with your pass include:

    • Empire State Building Observatory
    • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
    • All Around Town Tour by City Sights
    • Hop-On Hop-Off Downtown Tour by City Sights
    • CitySights Multilingual Upper and Lower Manhattan Tour
    • Night Tour by City Sights
    • Statue of Liberty Ferry Ticket
    • American Museum of Natural History
    • Circle Line 2-Hour Semi Circle Cruise
    • Museum of Modern Art
    • Metropolitan Museum of Art (includes same-day admission to the Cloisters)
    • 9/11 Tribute Center and Guided Tour
    • Ripley's Believe It or Not!

    Download the full list of attractions

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • New York Explorer Pass with 30-day validity
    • Admission to either 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 New York attractions as per the option chosen
    • Discounts and special offers on shopping and dining
    • Personal full-color guidebook including maps, points of interest and more
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    The card is activated the first time you use it. It is then valid for the number of attractions purchased (3, 5 or 7) over a 30-day period.

    The pass does not allow customers to visit the same attraction twice.

    You must print and bring your voucher and a valid photo ID matching the name on voucher to the redemption center to receive your New York City Explorer Pass. This voucher will be required in exchange for the card and therefore must be printed in advance, and surrendered at the time of pickup. Card cannot be distributed to customers without a valid voucher and ID

    Statue of Liberty ferry tickets can now be picked up directly from Battery Park Castle Clinton.

  • Reviews
    • It was great to book my activities in advanced and I planned ahead, how to explorer the city. I had 3 activities through my explorer pass and I am so happy about my choices, statue of liberty-cruise, hop-on hop-off bus and Empire State building.

      Zia Awan
    • Best vocation EVER!

      Everything was sooooo easy and amazing! :-) I can it absolutelly recomend...

      Lucie Wirthová
    • Simple and great value

      Excellent way to visit three attractions. Did not have any problems getting card or using it. We used it at the Woodbury Shopping outlet, top of the rock and madam tussauds....

      Miss D A Ventham
    • Excellent tour experience

      The experience was really good. There was a lot of choice for our money, and I think we had very good value with the ones we picked....

      Mrs S Cowell
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