NYC Night Tours | NYC Night Bus Tour & Things To Do In NYC at Night

BIG APPLE IN LIGHTS

GUIDED NIGHT BUS TOUR

  • TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS
  • 5:30 PM - 10 PM (4.5 HOURS)
  • 59/49 AD/CH CLOSED-TOP BUS
  • 69/59 AD/CH GLASS-TOP/OPEN-TOP BUS
  • AWARD-WINNING
  • LIVE TOUR GUIDE NARRATIVE
  • GLASS-TOP OR CLOSED-TOP BUS
  • OPTIONAL TICKETS FOR EDGE OBSERVATION DECK

TOUR ITINERARY

TIMES SQUARE

START/END

LITTLE ISLAND

guided stop

  • visit NYC's newest outdoor space - a 2.4-acre public park on the Hudson River!

THE HIGH LINE PARK

guided stop

  • enjoy a unique park built on a historic, elevated rail line!

PIER 17 AT THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT

guided stop

  • enjoy magnificent views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Downtown Brooklyn skyline

GRAND CENTRAL STATION

guided inside tour

  • views of the Chrysler Building and the newest NYC skyscraper - One Vanderbilt!

HUDSON YARDS + VESSEL

guided stop

  • add tickets for Edge Observation Deck (+$35 per person)

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, UN BUILDING, CHRYSLER BUILDING & MORE!

drive-by

MIDTOWN EAST, FINANCIAL DISTRICT, CHELSEA, TRIBECA, BATTERY PARK CITY & MORE!

drive-through

Experience awesome New York City sites at night, as you hop aboard our comfortable tour bus for a comprehensive, fully-guided bus tour of NYC at night. Your tour guide will accompany you and will get off with you at each stop, helping you see a different side of New York City.


This 4.5-hour guided night bus tour includes stops at the High Line Park, Pier 17, Little Island on Hudson River, Grand Central Station, Hudson Yards, Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, and Times Square! The tour starts at 5:30 pm in the Times Square area on 7th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets (in the middle of the block), and ends at 10 pm at the same location.


We leave our starting/ending location in Times Square and go to our first stop - one of the most fascinating attractions in New York City - the High Line Park. The stop includes a 15-minute walk on the elevated, linear park that was originally a railway dating back to the industrial days of the west side of Manhattan.

We continue our guided walk to NYC's newest outdoor space - Little Island - a 2.4-acre public park on the Hudson River.


Off to Pier 17 at the historic South Street Seaport for magnificent views of the Downtown Brooklyn skyline and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge at night!


Our next stop is Grand Central Terminal for a quick indoor tour of this iconic NYC landmark and the views of the Chrysler Building and NYC's newest skyscraper - One Vanderbilt!


Our last stop is NYC's newest and trendiest neighborhood - Hudson Yards and the city's new landmark - gigantic spiral staircase - Vessel.


If you purchased optional Edge Observation Deck* tickets - you will get a chance to experience the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere with 360° views of New York City, a thrilling glass floor experience, a champagne bar, and more! Please note that the Edge Observation Deck tickets are non-refundable, timed, and valid only on the night of the tour.

Please note that if you purchased Edge Observatory tickets - Hudson Yards is the last stop on your tour.


Additional sites and neighborhoods you'll also see from the comfort of your bus include Tribeca neighborhood, where celebrities Robert De Niro and Taylor Swift live, Midtown East, Battery Park City, Soho, the Chelsea Piers, the West Village, the Financial District, the Meatpacking District, the three bridges along the East River - Brooklyn Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, and Manhattan Bridge, the Empire State Building, the United Nations Building, One World Trade Center, the Metlife Building, the Chrysler Building, and more!


*Effective immediately, all guests to Edge ages 12 years or older will need to show valid proof of vaccination against Covid-19. Proof of vaccines may include any of the following: A photo or hard copy of their CDC vaccination card / NYC COVID Safe App / New York State Excelsior App / Official vaccine record OR A photo or hard copy of an official vaccination record of a vaccine administered outside the United States for one of the following vaccines approved for use by the World Health Organization: AstraZeneca/SK Bioscience, Serum Institute of India/COVISHIELD and Vaxzevria, Sinopharm, or Sinovac. All guests 18 years or older require a photo ID in addition to proof of vaccination.


Operational Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 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)

Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are not provided

Parking: if you're driving in, please be prepared to park your vehicle in one of the paid indoor parking garages close to the tour departure location; we recommend Icon Parking, which has multiple locations throughout the city; the closest one to your tour departure location is at 209 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

GOOGLE REVIEWS

 

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Rachel Farmer
Rachel Farmer

a month ago
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

2 months ago
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

4 months ago
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

4 months ago
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

4 months ago
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

5 months ago
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

6 months ago
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

7 months ago
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

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TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS

COVID-19 ENHANCED CLEANING POLICY

  • BUSES CLEANED WITH EPA-REGISTERED DISINFECTANT BETWEEN EVERY TOUR

SOCIAL DISTANCING POLICY

  • ALL USA GUIDED TOURS EMPLOYEES TO WEAR FACE MASKS
  • MANDATORY TEMPERATURE SCREENING FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
  • FACE MASKS REQUIRED FOR ALL TRAVELERS (MANDATORY BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS)
  • DISPOSABLE HAND SANITIZERS AVAILABLE ABOARD BUSES
  • LIMITED SEATING ON BUSES FOR ADDED SPACE BETWEEN PASSENGERS
  • CONTACTLESS CHECK-IN PROCESS

This particular tour gives you two options for tour buses - a luxury climate-controlled closed-top bus or a unique small-capacity (18 pax max) Mercedes-Benz Sprinter bus with a glass-top or open-top convertible roof that can open when the weather is friendly or retract and turn into a glass-top to protect you from the weather elements.

Our luxury closed-top buses can be substituted with larger 55-passenger buses depending upon demand and/or our tour schedule. We do our best to keep large, same-party groups together on the same bus.

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!

  • Free Cancellation up to 24 Hours in Advance > if you cancel your booking 24 hours in advance of your tour departure time - a full refund will be issued

  • 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

BIG APPLE IN LIGHTS

GUIDED NYC NIGHT BUS TOUR + OPTIONAL TICKETS FOR EDGE OBSERVATION DECK

  • EXPERT TOUR GUIDES

    enjoy fully-guided NYC tours led by licensed local tour guides!
  • BETTER BUSES

    ride in climate-controlled, luxury tour buses that offer a pleasant touring experience and protection from weather elements; choose between a glass-top or closed top tour bus!
  • AWARD-WINNING

    our tours are recipients of numerous industry-recognized awards; Big Apple in Lights Tour is recommended by 92%+ of travelers on TripAdvisor!
2020 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards
  • Gil's personability, his vast knowledge of the city, his sense of humor, and passion for The Big Apple made this tour an enjoyable one! Gil's warm professionalism, along with Roy's mad driving skills, made a day that would have otherwise been rushed and too short, plenty to learn through. 5 stars for both! You won't regret choosing this company! - Metasebia

  • Fantastic tour of NYC! The bus was comfortable and the complimentary water a nice touch. Our tour guide Dena was so knowledgable and added her own fun personality to make our trip a real success! Really got to see and feel the history of New York and appreciate what a fantastic and safe place it is to visit. Thank you! - Deenna

  • I took the night tour with Rachel and Artis. Rachel was very knowledgeable about the history of the city. She was very kind and made us laugh. Awesome tour and great customer service. Next time I’m in town, I will have to take the daytime tour. Thank you for a great tour! I would highly recommend! - Law

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