Double Decker Bus City Lights Tour

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Experience first-hand the City That Never Sleeps with this guided bus tour. Watch as the city slowly comes to life with dazzling lights and illuminated landmarks. Some of famous sites and neighborhoods you will pass by include the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, the Lower East Side, Rockefeller Center, Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn and more. Professional tour guides make the tour informative and entertaining. New York City truly does appear even more majestic during the night!


Discover why NYC is known as The City That Never Sleeps! Enjoy a magnificent display of neon spectacles through the heart of Times Square atop a double-decker bus. The professional tour guides will ensure that the tour is equally informative as it is enjoying. Also marvel at the memorable views of famous New York City landmarks, iconic attractions and neighborhoods like Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Garden, Chinatown, Soho, Little Italy, Manhattan Bridge, and more! As you cross over in to Brooklyn, make sure you have your cameras ready to get amazing pictures of the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge. And on your way back, take in the unparalleled view of the majestic Manhattan skyline!

During the holiday season this tour becomes a Holiday Lights tour, featuring the animated window displays and holiday decorations at New York's famous department stores, the Giant Tree at Rockefeller Center and Manhattan's other unique sights during holidays.


Daily at 18:00 from 777 8th Avenue between 47th and 48th street.


  • May to October: 30-minute interval from 18:00 to 21:00

  • November to April: 18:00, 18:30, 19:00


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.

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Double Decker Bus City Lights Tour

Available: Daily
Inclusions: Guide / Bus fare

Very nice tour- if only the weather was better it was so cold.


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

Ticket Office Locations:

Grey Line Ticket Office (Times Square)
777 8th Avenue between 47th and 48th Street
7:00AM to 8:00PM

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Lobby
234 West 42 Street between 7th and 8th Avenue
8:00AM to 8:00PM

Port Authority Bus Terminal (Grey Line Office - 1st Floor)
8th Avenue & 42nd Street
7:00AM to 7:00PM

Empire State Building (Grey Line Office - 1st Floor)
350 Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street
7:00AM to 10:00PM

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  • Although there are certain buses that are wheelchair accessible, please note that not all of the buses will be able to accommodate guests with accessibility needs.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • Camera

Additional Note(s)
  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • 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.

  • 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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Very nice tour- if only the weather was better it was so cold.


We took this trip on the first evening of our New York trip. We had never visited the city before and thought this would be a good... introduction.
Distinctly average and we felt
we could have been shown central park and the upper end of Broadway in order to give a fuller impression of Manhatten.


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  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 08:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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