Bus Sightseeing | Award-Winning Guided NYC Bus Tours


Time-Tested Bus Sightseeing Concept

In short, people who comprise our great company are passionate about sightseeing and about visiting our great cities. These are pretty much the main prerequisites to fit perfectly into our team.

Another thing we, at USA Guided Tours, are passionate about is doing sightseeing the right way, the way it was done in the good old days when tour guides would stick an umbrella up in the air (so you don’t lose them in a crowd) and would take you around to introduce you to the sites in a more intimate way.

The good news is that this time-tested concept is still alive! We truly believe that fully-guided bus tours done with smaller groups, transported with climate-controlled buses, and conducted by the expert local tour guides are the best way to go about sightseeing!

The fact is that visitors who come to explore iconic cities, such as New York City and Washington, DC prefer this fully-guided concept. Numerous studies have been conducted confirming this, and essentially it boils down to a few main factors that give the fully-guided concept an edge over the open-top bus sightseeing.




level of comfort delivered by climate-controlled buses, smaller groups, and live tour guides on board


manageable time-window (in our case: 4.5 and 6 hours for our night and day tours respectively)


the quality of information travelers receive through live tour guides


great social experience through meeting people with different cultural backgrounds


worry-free sightseeing experience, as all the tour itinerary planning is done by your tour provider

  • Had a great tour with our guide Gil. Even my teenagers had a great time and learned a good amount from our tour. Not only was our tour fantastic and informative, Gil gave us some great pointers while in NY. Tour bus was nice and clean (not your open-air buses you see all over NY) Would highly recommend this tour!

  • Fantastic experience & worth the money. Saw all the main sights. The guide was brilliant, gave us so much information & he was so knowledgable. We would thoroughly recommend this trip!

  • Tyler and Anthony were amazing! Not only did we receive a tour but we learned so much about the history of New York City! Tyler’s depth of knowledge is impressive and her personality is the best! Everyone visiting NYC for the first time should take this tour!!! Highly recommended!!!!



Typically 15 to 20 minutes. Your tour guide will tell you the planned amount of time for each stop, but there's definitely enough time on every stop for you to walk around and take plenty of amazing pictures!
  • If you cancel at least 4 calendar days in advance of your tour departure time, a 100% refund will be issued
  • If you cancel between 48 hours and 4 calendar days in advance of your tour departure time, a 50% refund will be issued
  • If you cancel within 48 hours in advance of your tour departure time, no refund will be issued

  • If you purchase the Tour Booking Insurance ($5.99 per booking), cancellations may be made up to 1 hour prior to tour departure time for a 100% refund
We use 35-passenger luxury tour buses for our daily mixed tour groups. We do our best to keep large, same-party groups together on the same bus, but please remember that the seating is assigned on first-come, first-served basis. We reserve the right to substitute our small-capacity tour buses with larger-capacity passenger buses, depending upon demand and/or our tour schedule.
Our smaller-capacity tour buses and vans do not have storage for accommodating carry-on bags. We ask that you only bring purses, briefcases, or backpacks for your tour. If you have larger bags you need to store while touring, please check with your hotel or use luggage storage service provided by Vertoe - easy and convenient way to store your belongings with 300+ citywide locations! Please note that USA Guided Tours reserves the right to inspect any bags, book bags, briefcases or backpacks you carry.