“A wonderful way for a first short visit to New York. We were on a cruise ship and only had 10 hours to spend in New York. We did the downtown loop as well as the uptown one (the one we particularly recommend! ...Françoise C., France – See more reviews
What To Expect
The 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Fun includes 5 tours - Uptown, Downtown, Brooklyn, Bronx Loops, and Night Tour, plus a New York Eat and Play Card!
The Uptown Loop includes Central Park, the Lincoln Center, Theater District, Rockefeller Plaza, Radio City Music Hall, Fifth Avenue, American Museum of Natural History, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Apollo Theater and Harlem Neighborhoods, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim and other famous cultural attractions on Museum Mile and more!
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
April - December: 30-minute intervals from 08:30 to 17:00
January - March: 45-minute intervals from 08:30 to 17:00
Try taking the Downtown Loop which stops at the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, China Town, the World Trade Center Site, Battery Park which is the departure point for the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Ferry and the Lady Liberty Harbor Cruise, South Street Seaport, Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, Radio City Music Hall, United Nations, Fifth Avenue and more!
Duration: Approximately 3 hours
April - December: 10 to 15-minute intervals from 08:30 to 17:00
January - March: 30-minute intervals from 08:30 to 17:00
The Brooklyn Loop is a hop-on hop-off tour which stops at Cadman Plaza / Brooklyn Heights, Fulton Mall, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Botanic Garden. In this tour, you'll pass by and get to see the Old Fulton Landing, Atlantic Avenue, Grand Army Plaza, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
30-minute intervals from 10:30 to 15:00
Take the Bronx Loop where you'll travel through Harlem, see the famed Apollo Theatre and Harlem Market. Then cross the Harlem River into the Bronx, where French immigrant named Louis Risse designed the Grand Concourse and where Hip Hop first emerged. See all of the borough's most famed landmarks, including the new Yankee Stadium, where a Yankee legend can take you into the dugout and onto the field, for a first-hand experience of this must-see NYC locale. A view of the Abyssian Baptist Church (where Calvin O. Butts preaches) rounds up your tour.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Approximately every hour between 10:00 and 16:00
** The Bronx Loop is only offered in English.
The Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour but offers to show you the glittering lights of the city that never sleeps. See many sites from Times Square, the Empire State Building to Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy. We will stop in Brooklyn to witness the magnificent Manhattan skyline.
Duration: Approximately 2 to 2.5 hours
May - October: 30-minute intervals from 18:00 to 21:00
November - April: 30-minute intervals from 18:00 to 19:00
*Does not depart on Thanksgiving, December 24, 25 and 31, and January 1.
**During the holidays, the Night Tour becomes a Holiday Lights Tour featuring animated window displays and holiday decorations at New York's most famous department stores, the giant tree at Rockefeller Center and other unique holiday sights at Manhattan.
The New York Eat and Play Card lets you save 10 to 50% off the entire bill for up to 4 people at 100+ of NYC's best restaurants, lounges, attractions, retailers, Broadway shows and more!
Once you receive your card, sign and date the back and enjoy exploring New York City. Each time you make a purchase at one of the participating vendors, present your card to receive the discount off your entire bill for up to four people. You will find a list of the participating vendors, the nearest stop number and the discount percentage you will receive on the packaging of your card.
Participating merchants: See List
April to December: 10 to 15-minute intervals from 08:30 to 17:00
April to December: 30-minute intervals from 08:30 to 17:00
Night Loop Tour
May to October: 30-minute interval from 18:00 to 21:00
Listen to a live tour guide in English or enjoy pre-recorded tour narration in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, Korean, or Hebrew on the double-decker buses.
Gray Line Bus transportation
Meals and drinks (unless specified)
Tips and gratuities
The bus tour is valid for a definitive time period. Travel must occur by March 31 of the following calendar year in which it was purchased. For instance, passes purchased in 2016 must be used no later than March 31, 2017.
The Night Tour and Bronx Loop are not hop-on hop-off.
Downtown Loop and Night Tour - Times Square (Broadway between 47th and 48th Streets)
Uptown Loop - 777 8th Avenue (between 47th and 48th Streets)
Brooklyn Loop - J & R on Park Row
Bronx Loop - Grant's Tomb (122 Street)
Children below 3 years old are free of charge.
The New York Eat and Play Card is valid for up to 4 people and for 30 days from first use. Admission to a participating merchant is subject to availability. Participating merchants can be removed from or added to program without prior notice.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
5 hours and 30 minutes