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24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Double Decker Bus Tour of Manhattan, Brooklyn & The Bronx

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Take a hop-on hop-off tour of Brooklyn. Brooklyn is a true mosaic of people, places and history.  See the diversity of America's first suburb, the Brooklyn Bridge and stately mansions - a great place to visit! Plus, get the Downtown Loop for free!


Brooklyn Loop

Take an unforgettable hop-on hop-off tour of Brooklyn and experience the graceful borough that's just minutes away from downtown Manhattan like never before.

Once you board one of the double-decker buses, a licensed guide will point out all the sites as you glide across the Manhattan Bridge and see Brooklyn and the many wonders it offers.

You'll see historic Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum (the second largest art collection in the city), the Antique Furniture District, Grand Army Plaza (with its picture-perfect Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch), glorious Prospect Park (designed by world-famous Olmstead and Vaux after they completed Central Park), the Prospect Park Zoo, the Brooklyn Public Library and so much more.

Best of all, you can hop-off whenever you like to grab a bite, shop or step inside a museum, store or site.


  • Brooklyn Promenade (Cadman Plaza),

  • Atlantic Avenue

  • Barclay Center

  • Brooklyn Museum of Art

  • Brooklyn Zoo

  • Brooklyn Public Library (stop closest to Grand Army Plaza)

  • Fort Green Park

  • Junior's Restaurant / Brooklyn Academy of Music

Frequency: 30-minute interval from 10:30 to 15:00

Loop Duration: approximately 120 minutes

Downtown Loop

Get this loop for free! The neighborhoods on the Downtown Loop are some of the oldest and some of the newest in Manhattan. Stops will include Greenwich Village, where the literary past comes alive, the New Times Square, the Empire State Building - an icon of architecture, as well as the Flatiron building and Union Square shopping districts, Soho, Chinatown, Little Italy, Lower East Side, East Village, Rockefeller Center, Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum and more.


  • April to December: 10 to 15-minute intervals from 08:30 to 17:00

  • January to March: 30-minute intervals from 08:30 to 17:00

Loop Duration: approximately 180 minutes


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.

Please note

  • Ticket is valid for 24 hours.

  • Children below 3 years old are free of charge.

  • Departure points:

Brooklyn Loop - J&R on Park Row

Downtown Loop - Times Square (Broadway between 47th and 48th Streets)

  • Vouchers must be exchanged at any of the redemption centers before boarding. Once passengers have exchanged their vouchers for a ticket, double-decker buses can be boarded anywhere on the route.

  • 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 2017 must be used no later than March 31, 2018.


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Downtown Tour

Begin in world-famous Times Square, and then head out on a journey through other well-known Manhattan neighborhoods, like Greenwich Village, SoHo, the Financial District, Chinatown and the Lower East Side. Sit back and relax as you enjoy double-decker views of famous sights like the Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building, Rockefeller Center, and Madison Square Garden.

Available: Daily
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Uptown Tour

Your tour begins just south of Central Park and will travel along the west side of Manhattan and pass Lincoln Center, the ornate Cathedral of St. John, Grant’s Tomb, and Columbia University, and Harlem's Apollo Theater. The tour continues back down the east side of Manhattan to Museum Mile where you can hop off to visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Museum, and many others.

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Inclusions: Guide / 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass
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Location and direction

You must exchange your VELTRA voucher for your bus tickets prior to boarding.

Ticket Office Locations:

Gray Line CitySightseeing NY Flagship Visitors Center
777 8th Avenue between 47th and 48th Street, New York, NY 10036
07:00 to 20:00


Tour stops: Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown, World
Trade Center site, Battery Park (departure point for Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island ferry), South Street Seaport, Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, and more.

Tour length: approx. 3 hours
Daily, from 08:00 – 18:00 (frequent departures)
Holiday Hours: September 18th 2018 - 08:00 to 15:00
November 22, 2018 – 11:00 to 18:00; route change due to parade;
December 31, 2018 - 08:00 to 15:00

Tour stops: Central Park, Lincoln Center, Theater District, Fifth Avenue, American Museum of
Natural History, Apollo Theatre and Harlem neighborhoods, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim and more.

Tour length: approx. 2 hours
Daily, from 09:00 – 17:00 (frequent departures)
Holiday Hours: September 18th 2018 - 08:00 to 15:00
November 22, 2018 – 11:00 to 18:00; route change due to parade;
December 31, 2018 - 08:00 to 15:00

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  • Any passenger requiring an ADA accessible vehicle must inform the activity provider no later than 48 hours prior to departure.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
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  • Weather appropriate clothing

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  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • Camera

Additional Note(s)
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  • Hop-on, hop-off double-decker tickets are valid for 24 hours from the time the ticket is issued.

  • This activity operates regardless of weather.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • You will be refunded if the tour is canceled due to inclement weather. Please contact VELTRA for your refund.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

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  • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.

  • Be sure to exchange your VELTRA voucher for a ticket at the check-in location.

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Cancellation Policy

  • No cancellations or no-show penalties as long as your ticket is unredeemed.

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