City Sights NY All Around Town Bus Tours in New York, NY

Gray Line CitySightseeing New York234 West 42 Street New York, NY 10036
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Overview

One of New York City’s breathtaking guided tours, the All Around Town Tour presented by City Sights NY offers an exciting and educational experience for visitors to the area. Guests can ride in a classic red, double-decker bus to see uptown, downtown, Brooklyn, the Bronx and more to see iconic attractions like Hell's Kitchen, Central Park, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Hop on/Hop off means you can hop off the bus at any one of its stops.
  • Bring a camera.
  • Guided narration of the city sights.
  • Open-air double decker bus ideal for sightseeing.
  • Easy way to see famous NYC sights in a short amount of time.

Description

from All Around Town Bus Tours
See the whole city and enjoy maximum flexibility with the Gray Line CitySightseeing New York All Around Town Tour – a hop on/hop off tour aboard our double-decker buses that gives you easy access to the Downtown Tour, the Uptown Tour, the Brooklyn Tour. the Night tour, plus our Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Ferry, along the NYC waterfront, and free admission to the Museum of the City of New York OR New York Historical Society Museum. Also included isThe Eat and Play Card, a NYC vacation savings program, providing exclusive access to savings on dining, attractions, entertainment, shopping and more. Each card is valid for up to 4 people and can be used again and again for the duration of an entire NYC stay.

All Around Town Tour offers the best sights in Manhattan with hop-on, hop-off service at over 50 stops and connecting transfer points to switch from one tour loop to another:

Downtown Tour: Stops include Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown, World Trade Center site, Battery Park (departure point for Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island ferry), South Street Seaport, Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, Radio City, United Nations, Fifth Avenue and more.

Uptown Tour: Stops include Central Park, Lincoln Center, Theater District, Fifth Avenue, American Museum of Natural History, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Apollo Theatre and Harlem neighborhoods, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim and other famous cultural attractions on Museum Mile and more.

Brooklyn Tour: A hop-on, hop-off tour will stop at Brooklyn Promenade/ Cadman Plaza, Atlantic Avenue, Barclays Center, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Public Library, Fort Greene Park and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Customers will also see Old Fulton Landing, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline.

Bronx Tour: The Bronx – known at “da Bronx” – birthplace of hip-hop, tap dancing and breakdancing; home to the Grand Concourse (1909) modeled on Paris’s Champs-Elysees and Yankee Stadium. The tour begins at the Grant’s Tomb. En-route to the Bronx you will view more neighborhoods of Harlem and Upper Manhattan. Your tour guide will provide information about the history, culture and diverse population of the Bronx. At Yankee Stadium, you can hop off to see the 27-time baseball World Series Champions, the New York
Yankees.

Night Tour: See New York when it sparkles! Enjoy nighttime views and ambiance of Midtown Manhattan.
Also marvel at the memorable views of Chinatown, Empire State Building, SoHo, Little Italy, Manhattan
Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge and more!

Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Ferry: Enjoy the fun & flexibility of hop-on, hop-off by sea! Learn about NYC with guided tour commentary while
traveling from stop to stop. This service operates with four stops:
1. Pier 78, West 38th Street and Hudson River
2. 199 Vesey Street Pier (lower Manhattan) - connection to Downtown Tour at stop #11, Park Row
3. Pier 11 (Wall Street and South Street) - connection to Downtown Tour at stop #13, South Street Seaport
4. DUMBO (Fulton Street and Furman Street) - connection to Brooklyn Tour at stop #2, Brooklyn Promenade

The New York Historical Society: The New York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, the New York Historical
is the oldest museum in New York City.

OR
Museum of the City of New York: The Museum of the City of New York embraces the past, present, and future of New York City and celebrates the city’s cultural diversity through rich collections, a lively schedule of exhibitions and an array of programs for adults and children. The Museum is dedicated to fostering an understanding of New York’s
evolution from its origins as a settlement of a few hundred Europeans, Africans and Native Americans to its present
status as one of the world’s largest and most important cities.

Value-added Eat and Play Card included: The Eat and Play Card is a NYC vacation savings program, providing exclusive access to savings on dining, attractions, entertainment, shopping and more. Each card is valid for up to 4 people and can be used again and again for the duration of an entire NYC stay.

Do as little or as much as you want. Explore at your own pace. This tour is all about giving you everything and then letting you pick how much you want to experience–and when and how you want to do it. You’ll get the expertise of licensed guides and the flexibility of our hop on/hop off excursions, so you can explore any area on your own whenever you like.

Your total tour length varies based on the route. We have 5 routes. The times, listed below, do not include optional time spent off the tour bus at hop-off locations:
Downtown: 2.5 hours
Uptown: 2 hours
Brooklyn: 1.5 hours
Night Tour: 2 hours
Sightseeing Ferry: 1.5 hours

Our buses and ferry operate daily. Hours vary by tour:
Uptown: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Downtown: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Brooklyn: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Night Tour: 6:30pm - 8:00pm (one 1.5-hour tour nightly)
Sightseeing Ferry: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Our double-decker buses run every 15-30 minutes. Please be advised that times can vary due to New York City traffic, particularly during rush hour.

Voucher can be redeemed at Gray Line CitySightseeing New York Visitor Center inside Ripley's Believe It Or Not, 234 W. 42nd Street in Times Square (between Broadway & 8th Avenue) between 8:00AM and 8:00PM.

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Guingriz
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
"Worth it just for the views of the Statue of Liberty"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 04, 2017
Best Groupon of the year. Teen daughter also loved it and met some really nice tourists from all over. Nice overview of the sites from the rivers view- a great first timers intro to the lay of the land. Learned a lot about the many bridges and enjoyed those views as well.
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susan p
frankfort, KY
"Not impressed!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2017
If this had a zero category I would have chosen that!! I booked a 3 day sight seeing tour with this bus company with my husband and 2 teenagers. We did get on and get off where we wanted but waited in lines for hours!! Got stuck in China Town on a corner waiting for HOURS!!! They were rude in the office in Times Square!! We got very little guidance. Would have been nice to know you need a special ticket to certain places!! On the first day, Our first stop was 9/11 memorial...guess what... You can't go in there. You only have access to the 9/11 "tribute museum" which is 5 blocks down the road!! And less than impressive!! We had to pay to go to the museum of natural history because you need to get a "special ticket at the office" which no one bothered to tell us (despite the advertising on the bus) that is not part of the pass!! Very misleading!! I called to talk to a very nice lady who filed a complaint of ruining a 2 of 4 day visit to NYC, I wanted some form of repayment!! I told her I didn't need total reimbursement since we did actually get in the bus!! But after spending $800 for 4 people it was totally not worth it!! Spent extra money on taxis and Ubers to get us where we needed to go!! Been home for 2 weeks and I've heard nothing from the bus company!! totally recommend spending a little extra money and do the "big bus" and "NYC pass". You get into anything and go everywhere!! Those people passed us up all day long!! Warning, You get what you pay for!! SCREWED!!
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Rachel A
"Tour guide was great the process was a waste of time"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 13, 2017
We waited 45 minute in line just to have our tickets scanned! We wasted more time waiting on their procedures while on the bus. In regards to our guide... he was very funny and informative! We felt bad that he had to apologize for the company. Our guide saved the hop on hop off tour!
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Joseph V
Paraparaumu Bea
"horrific"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 11, 2017
horrible, started out in lower manhattan as a downtown hop on hop off then they decided in mid town to turn it into a uptown tour. lots of seniors on the bus but they drivers didnt care. handicap people also very frustrated on the bus, some people had train connections to make within the hours. the drivers, who look like local thugs driving said if u dont like it go complain.....very frustrating. been on many hop on hop off buses and found them fantastic.
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Ricardo L
Santiago, Chile
"Great choice to learn about NY places"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 11, 2017
Getting the full package for only 10USD extra is the best choice. You can use the 4 routes and the boat to brooklyn hoping off and on in all the places you must see at NY
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Frequently Asked Questions about All Around Town Bus Tours

Where do I redeem my E-ticket?
Please go to the visitor center located at 234 w.42nd street between 7th & 8th avenues, inside the lobby of Madame Tussauds, the wax museum.

What does Hop on Hop off mean?
Hop on/Hop off means you can hop off the bus at any one of its stops (stop locations are listed on map), walk around as much as you like then hop back on the next bus at one of its stops. You have unlimited hop on/ hop offs during the specified hours for each tour. Buses run every 15-20 minutes.

What if it rains?
The tours operate open-decker buses on the Downtown and Night Tours so everyone can have the best views of the city. Ponchos will be provided when it is raining. During cold weather periods, the company has designed a removable canopy constructed from a clear, see-through material, allowing both warmth and complete visibility.

Will my ticket expire?
Yes, your time starts when you redeem the E-ticket. Tickets will expire if not used within the hours.

What if my child is under 3 years old?
Children under 3 years of age, accompanied by an adult and not occupying a seat, travel complimentary on the tours.

What does VIP Access include?
The VIP pass allows you to bypass the line at some of the busiest spots. The means you get to board the bus first and choose where you want to sit before anyone else. You can skip the reservation line at the Hard Rock Cafe - Midtown. Receive a 10% discount off your check at Heartland Brewery (Union Square, Radio City, Times Square, Midtown West, Empire State and HB Burger). Skip the line at Dave and Busters midtown and $5 VIP Power Card. Receive 15% off Gotham Photo at CitySightseeing Pier 78.

Where are the departure locations and how long are the tours?
~ Downtown Tour Plus Tour: *Tour Length- 2.5 Hours. *Departure Location- Citysights NY Visitor Center (lobby of Madame Tussauds) 234 W.42nd St. Times Square and 8th Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets. *Departure Time: frequent departures from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.
~ Uptown Treasures & Harlem Tour Plus: *Tour Length- 2.5 Hours *Departure Location- Departs from 8th Ave btw. 42nd & 43rd Street *Departure Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
~ Bronx Tour Plus: *Tour Length- 1 Hour *Departure Location- 122 Street (Grant's Tomb) *Departure Time: Daily between 10 am and 4 pm.
~ Night Tour: *Tour Length- Approx 2.5 hrs. *Escorted Tour (not Hop-on Hop-off). *Departure Location- 42nd Street and 7th Avenue, and 46th Street and Broadway *Departure Time- frequent nightly departures: 42nd Street and 7th Avenue from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm and 46th Street and Broadway from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
~ Brooklyn Tour Plus: * Tour Length- 1.5 hrs. *Departure Location From J&R on Park Row Downtown Tour *Departure Time- Daily Every 30 minutes from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm.
~ Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Ferry: * Tour Length- Once redeemed, ticket valid for 24 hours.*Departure Location- *Dumbo- located on old Fulton Street and Furman St. *Pier 11- located on Wall St. at South Street.
~ *World Financial District- located at 199 Vessey St. Next to the Irish Memorial *Departure Time Daily: 10:00am - 3:30pm.
~ Museum of the City of New York: * Free Admission! *Location- 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St. *Hours of Operation- Open daily: 10am to 6pm.  *Average Visit Time- 2 hrs.