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NYC Day Bus Tour

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  • GUIDED WALKS & LIVE TOUR GUIDE NARRATIVE
  • CLIMATE-CONTROLLED TOUR BUS
  • BOAT CRUISE INCLUDED

NYC DAY BUS TOUR ITINERARY

TIMES SQUARE

START/END

MADISON SQUARE PARK

for best views

  • Empire State Building
  • Flatiron Building

ROCKEFELLER CENTER

guided tour

  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Atlas Statue
  • 5th Avenue

CENTRAL PARK

guided tour

  • Dakota Building
  • Strawberry Fields

9/11 MEMORIAL

guided tour

  • does not include Museum entry

55 FULTON MARKET

lunch stop (not included in the tour price)

BOAT CRUISE (APR 1 - DEC 31)

in off-season (Jan 1 to March 31), in lieu of boat cruise, guests will (weather permitting) visit Pier 17 (for a photo opp of the Brooklyn Bridge) & Robert F Wagner Park in Battery Park (for views of the Statue of Liberty from Manhattan)

  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • Manhattan Skyline
  • Financial & Diamond Districts
  • Met Life & Chrysler Buildings
  • USS Intrepid Aircraft Carrier
  • Greenwich Village & SOHO
  • Chinatown & Little Italy
  • NY Public Library
  • Chelsea Piers
  • Battery Park
The tour departs daily at 9 AM & 10 AM on 7th Ave between 50th & 51st Streets (in the middle of the block) and ends at 3 PM and 4 PM at the same location.

After a drive through the Times Square area, the first stop is at Central Park West and 72nd Street, at the Dakota Building (former home of John Lennon). The stop includes a short guided walk into Central Park to visit the Strawberry Fields with the Imagine mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, as well as the views of other sites in the area such as the luxury condominiums that numerous celebrities call home. We'll also drive by Central Park Zoo, the famous Plaza Hotel and Carnegie Hall.

The second stop on the tour is Rockefeller Center, for views of St. Patrick's Cathedral, the location of the ice skating rink and Christmas Tree, and NBC's Today Show set.

The third stop is Madison Square Park - the original location of Madison Square Garden Arena. This area provides spectacular views of dramatic architecture featured in numerous books and films: the Flatiron Building (Godzilla, Spider-Man), the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower (The Runaway Skyscraper, Futurama), and the Empire State Building (King Kong, Independence Day).
The tour continues with a drive through some of the iconic NYC's neighborhoods, such as Greenwich Village, Soho, Chinatown, and the Financial District.

En route to the fourth stop, we drive by Wall Street for views of the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall (the location of the first Capitol Building of the United States), Trinity Church, and a drive-by the famous Charging Bull sculpture on Broadway.

The fourth stop is the World Trade Center, as we visit the 9/11 Memorial. The tour does not include entry into the 9/11 Museum, but visitors can walk the grounds of the Memorial, visit the waterfalls of "Reflecting Absence," (the footprints of where the original twin towers stood), and see the Survivor Tree that stood up to the destruction of 9/11.
Around 1 pm, we'll stop for a quick lunch break at the Fulton 55 Market.

The fifth stop is at Pier 15 for the 2:30 pm Hornblower Sightseeing Cruise (Apr 1 - Dec 30) to experience magnificent views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines, iconic Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges, Governor's Island, Ellis Island, and a 360-degree turn in front of the Statue of Liberty for amazing photo opportunities! Please note that in the off-season, between Jan 1 - March 31, in lieu of boat cruise, guests will (weather permitting) visit Pier 17 for a photo opp of the Brooklyn Bridge and Robert F Wagner Park in Battery Park for views of the Statue of Liberty from Manhattan.
The boat docks back at Pier 15 in Downtown Manhattan, where we board our bus to continue the tour, as we drive back to our original departure point on 7th Avenue in Times Square area.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Operational Dates: 7 days a week, rain or shine
  • Blackout Days: 4th of July (no night tour), Thanksgiving Day (no night tour), NYC Half-Day Marathon - March 15 (no tours), Christmas Day (no tours) & New Year's Eve (no tours)
  • Boat portion of the tour does not operate between January 1 - March 31
  • In lieu of boat cruise, guests will (weather permitting) visit Pier 17 (for a photo opp of the Brooklyn Bridge) & Robert F Wagner Park in Battery Park (for views of the Statue of Liberty from Manhattan)
  • Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are not provided

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Rachel Farmer
Rachel Farmer
13:03 02 Jan 20
A really great way to see NYC, especially if you are short on time like we were. Our guide was awesome and told us so... many interesting things.read more
Dennis Hill
Dennis Hill
13:11 24 Dec 19
Rachel was an exceptional guide. Where to even begin...her energy and love for the city was very apparent. She was... extremely informative with interesting history and fun facts about the city. She was spot on with all her tips on how to get the best photos, the best seats, best views, and how to be a New Yorker for the day. And she kept us fully busy and entertained for 6 hrs. Would highly recommend. The tour is also great to see the maximum amount of sites compressed into one day without care for age or physical limitations.read more
Kelli McCarthy
Kelli McCarthy
12:49 13 Nov 19
My mom and I took this tour and I recommend that if you are looking to see the sights in NYC, you do the same!! We... were guided by Tyler who was incredibly sweet and knew EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING and driven by Jose who somehow navigated the city without aggressively using the breaks or honking. The harbor tour at the end took us for about an hour and we go really close to the Statue of Liberty! This was the best and so happy I did it.read more
Sherry Baker
Sherry Baker
21:38 28 Oct 19
Betty, our driver and Dana our guide provided me and my friends with the best ever tour. Dana was not only... knowledgeable and formidable, but entertaining. She was cautious, yet dedicated to taking care of our group. The ferry tour was also very good and quite enjoyable. Guy guide with dread locks was hot. Wished I were 20 years younger. Lol. Joking aside this is the best tour guide to take. A definite 10 in our book. Thank you for such a fun day. S Baker, Kansas City, Mo.read more
George Kadi
George Kadi
17:57 26 Oct 19
Our guide Tyler was just wonderful and how could wen forget our driver Betty! She navigated the bus through the crazy... Manhattan traffic expertlyread more
Flor  Aragon
Flor Aragon
16:39 23 Sep 19
Very disappointing! Everything since we start the tour was in a hurry, it’s NY and we all now about the traffic so... maybe they should know better in my opinion! They say you will have 20 min in every stop to take a look and take pics but it was only 5min because of traffic, they charge for being in the bus the all time, when you can take the City pass for $30 instead, same thing but cheaper, for me the all point was to get to see the Statue of Liberty but once you are there on the Ferri they don’t even stop for 5 min, people running from one place to other to get a good picture! Even that the tour guide was great the tour is disappointing, look for better options, or I really recommend you to do it in your own the places you really want to visit, you probably get to see more, paying less and getting great memories!read more
Teresa Knox
Teresa Knox
09:52 14 Sep 19
Gil, you were an awesome guide. Very informative and fun tour. Driver Anthony was great! Always felt safe. We really... saw a lot, Fabulous day. Thank youread more
Texas 82GP
Texas 82GP
02:42 24 Jul 19
We took the New York in a day tour and it was awesome! Tour guide Tim and driver Tony are outstanding at the job they... do. They made the trip to New York for us. Take this tour. You will not regret it. Thanks Tim and Tony. --Houston, Jr.read more
Andy P
Andy P
09:54 28 May 19
Best value for money guide to New York there is and our guide was superb, made the day fly by and gave so much... information.read more
Kelli Chappelow
Kelli Chappelow
02:22 22 Dec 18
We enjoyed our day tour of Manhattan! The tour guide was great! I appreciated all of the inside tips of how to get... around the big apple! The stops were terrific! I especially enjoyed the 9/11 memorial and Central Park.read more
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We use luxury tour buses that are climate-controlled and offer comfortable and pleasant touring experience, as well as protection from weather elements. The maximum bus capacity is 33 passengers; however, for the sake of making our tours more intimate, the average group size is less than 30 guests.

We do our best to keep large, same-party groups together on the same bus, but please remember that the seating is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you claim your seats - they're reserved only for you for the duration of the tour.
Our smaller-capacity tour buses and vans do not have storage for accommodating carry-on bags. You're welcome to bring purses, briefcases, or backpacks for your tour.

If you have larger bags, you'll need to store them while touring with us. Please check with your hotel concierge or use a luggage storage service provided by independent companies throughout the city. If you need further assistance with this, please feel free to call us directly.
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!
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  • Free Cancellation up to 1 Hour in Advance With Tour Booking Insurance > if you purchase Tour Booking Insurance at $5.99 per booking, booking cancellations may be made up to 1 hour in advance of your tour departure time for a full refund

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