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Itinerary

Redeem your Big Bus voucher for a pass at any stop along a NYC route by simply showing it to a Big Bus staff member before boarding.

Either choose to complete the 2-hour city loop and learn fun facts about New York from your guide as you go, or hop off and on at any of the stops to create your own self-guided tour of the city. If you’d like to visit a lot of attractions or areas, you can plan your itinerary ahead of time. This pass helps you get around throughout your day without the hassle or expense of getting cabs or navigating the public transportation system.

Some areas you can see and stop at include Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, the Upper West Side, Lower Manhattan, Central Park, Times Square—it's up to you.

You can upgrade your Big Bus ticket to include a night bus tour or a sightseeing cruise.

Locations visited
Empire State Building
Rockefeller Center
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Overview
New York City can be tough to get around, especially when you’re a visitor trying to sightsee. Skip the stress of finding your way with this easy-to-exchange voucher for a Big Bus ticket. Pick from multiple ticket options that enhance your NYC experience by adding more time, more routes, more modes of transport, and more attractions. Save time, money, and your sanity while touring the best of the Big Apple.
Highlights
  • Get around bustling and congested NYC easily with more than 30 bus stops
  • Explore New York City at your own pace and create your own itinerary 
  • Choose between multiple ticket options to fit your wants and needs
  • Upgrade to a cruise to see even more sights, or a sparkling night bus tour
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Reviewed today
two buses broke down, no refund given (nor ANY reaction, at all)!

on sept. 11th we extended our ticket for one more day because the route was changed because of 9/11. on sept 12th we wanted to do the downtown tour including ground zero, but the first bus broke down at the met the very moment we entered...More

Thank Wanderer534540
Reviewed today
Not worth the money

First of all, the ticket sellers on the street are very aggressive. They work on commission. To be fair, there are several bus tour companies that sell on the street - but I found Big Bus to be particularly aggressive. You can get a much...More

Thank the2danners
Reviewed yesterday
New York State not of my mind

Booked this tour a few months before we went to New York and had 2 tours on Big Bus, one in Chicago which was awesome, and the one in D.C. was good as well. So I expected this one to be on the same level...it...More

1  Thank Bianca S
Reviewed yesterday
If you are a first timer or haven't been to the city in a long time-this is a good choice.

We paid $54 per person for a 2 day plus nighttime trip to Brooklyn. We probably had 6 different guides and all were very good with 1 exception. It's a pretty efficient way to go all over town and then walk as much or as...More

1  Thank marc c
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great time!!!

Paul was awesome!!! Hit a little traffickept knowlege flowing. So many historical facts and buildings just a great time

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There are still several options for tickets, I’m not sure if they have the Ellis island one still but definitely buy the tickets online and save some $$ it’s worth it.
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We did it on a Wednesday and it was very busy when we set off from Times Square at around 10.30am and busy when we left Battery Park ( our last destination ) at around 4.30pm. Its New York so I think whatever day you choose... More
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