Big Apple in Lights Night Tour in New York, NY

USA Guided Tours770 7th AveNew York, NY 10019
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Overview

New York City at night is unlike any other. Between the lights bouncing off of the towering skyscrapers and the notable landmarks, it’s a bucket list worthy experience. Embark on a nighttime journey through NYC on the Big Apple in Lights tour. This fully-guided bus tour brings you to iconic sites including Times Square, High Line Park, and Grand Central Terminal.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: 4.5 hours long.
  • Tours operate nightly from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm.
  • Tours begin and end at 7th Avenue at 50th and 51st Street.
  • Follow a licensed NYC guide throughout the city.

Description

from Big Apple in Lights
New York City at night – it’s a magical experience! Experience night views of Times Square, 5th Avenue, Grand Central Station, and more!

The first stop is one of the most fascinating attractions in New York City - the High Line Park and the Chelsea Market for a quick dinner bite. 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.

Off to Brooklyn to make a stop at Fulton Ferry Landing, located at the base of Brooklyn Bridge, for magnificent views of NYC skyline at night!

Back on the bus and passing along, we'll see the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers, the West Village, the Financial District, the most traditional side of Chinatown, and the three bridges along the East River - Brooklyn Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, and Manhattan Bridge.

Additional sites and neighborhoods you'll also see from the comfort of your bus include Tribeca, where celebrities such as Robert De Niro and Taylor Swift live, Greenwich Village, the bohemian neighborhood known for great nightlife, the iconic Macy's Herald Square, where the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade concludes each year, the scenic Bryant Park, Washington Square Park, and finally, the New York Library (shown in movies such as "Ghostbusters,” "Sex and the City," and "The Day After Tomorrow.").

The highlight of the tour is a 20-minute inside tour of Grand Central Terminal! Receive a walk-through of this historic national landmark, as well as great photo opportunities of the nearby Chrysler Building.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
• Operational Dates: 7 days a week, rain or shine
• 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.

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TinaHarris78
Sydney, Australia
"Amazing "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 11, 2019 NEW
This tour was brilliant. The host Gil has so much information I don’t know how his dead didn’t explode with it all. The bus was comfortable and deliciously warm. The stops were thought out and took us through all of the New York landmarks with very informed commentary. Wear good comfortable walking shoes is my only recommendation.
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alexkahayna
Burleson, Texas
"Great tour for first timers (Tyler) "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 04, 2019 NEW
Last September, we spent six days visiting NYC, specifically Midtown. This was our first time in the city and wanted to make the best of our time. On the day before our departure, we met to embark in a 5-6 tour of Uptown, Midtown and Downtown Manhattan. Tyler, our tour guide, is very knowledgeable and friendly. Our bus was packed with people from all over which was great. We drove through many sites and when we went out of the bus for a walk, Tyler had her umbrella up so we wouldn't lose track of her in the crowd. We stopped for a restroom break at 30 Rock and went on our way to Downtown where we had a light lunch before embarking on a tour by boat to see The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the beautiful bridges with the skyscrapers in the background. Even though we were not feeling 100% due to motion sickness it was very enjoyable. At the end, we got back in our bus and had a glimpse of The United Nations building while Tyler was recommending places to go eat and things to do. When the tour was over, we were at the same spot we started and had a chance to thank her for her service, knowledge and enthusiasm to keep us going for so many hours together and in a good mood. If we ever go back, we'd love to have her again, except for the boat part because we don't have sea legs.
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SusanB2846
Henderson, Nevada
"6 hour city tour is a must and ask for a Gil!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 25, 2018 NEW
We did the six hour city tour. Gil was our tour guide. Not only is he very knowledgeable, but he is also fun and entertaining. He pointed out a lot of sites that were a part of TV shows and movies which I loved. This tour hits all the highlights in the city. I highly recommend it. My only suggestion is they figure out how to put outlets in the seats to allow you to charge your phone to take pictures.
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LoriDarln
"First time to NYC"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 21, 2018 NEW
We really enjoyed our guided tour. Tim was our tour guide and Roy the driver. This was our first time to the city and had two days to visit. Glad we chose this tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable on so many aspects of the city. He had a great deal of knowledge on movies and entertainment. I loved his enthusiasm. This tour allows you a taste of several things. Great experience.
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kevin2122
Castleford, United Kingdom
"New York , top city."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 18, 2018
I went for a 5 day visit to see my daughter, and what a place, probably one of the best cities I’ve been to and I’ve been around the world. The visit up the world trade tower was just superb,a must. We went to the NFL jets game brilliant atmosphere , Coney Island , Statue of Liberty,over to Brooklyn and up to Times Square, Staten Island and New Jersey , be prepared for a lot of walking theres just so much to do All very enjoyable, and in fairness not to expensive.so if you not been get in on your bucket list 👍
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Apple in Lights

How long is the tour?
The tour is 4.5 hours, from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

What if I show up late, or just a few minutes before the scheduled departure time?
We highly recommend you arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to ensure your reservation is honored. You have up to ten (10) minutes before the scheduled departure time to ensure your seat on the tour. Ten (10) minutes before the departure time, we note outstanding reservations as "no-shows." If we have walk-up passengers, they will be given a ticket and will be boarded at this time.

What kind of trucks or vans does USA Guided Tours use?
We use 35-passenger shuttle vans for daily mixed tour groups. Private tours are scheduled on our 15-passenger vans. We do our best to keep large, same-party groups together on the same bus. We reserve the right to substitute our larger 55-passenger buses, depending upon demand and/or our tour schedule. The 55-passenger buses have bathrooms on board for your convenience.

Are we allowed to bring baby strollers and/or wheelchairs on board the tour vehicles?
Unfortunately, the shuttles are not wheelchair accessible, nor is there storage for baby strollers. If you have a wheelchair, please call us to make special vehicle arrangements for your tour. Some of our tours involve longer walks so if you like, you may stay on board the shuttle, near the landmark, without exiting the shuttle bus every time.

Is the tip included in the tour ticket price?
Tips are not included in the tour ticket price.

Are we allowed to bring carry-on luggage on the tour vehicle?
The shuttle 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; Please note that USA Guided Tours reserves the right to inspect any bags, book bags, briefcases or backpacks you carry.

How long do we stay at each stop on my tour?
It depends on the stop. Your tour guide will tell you the planned amount of time for each stop. We have allowed enough time at every stop for you to walk around and take plenty of pictures!

Can I be picked up at my hotel?
Pickup services available from selected hotels are offered. Please call the phone number on your booking confirmation to arrange pickup services.