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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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, Andrew 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.
  • Includes ticket to the Museum of the City of New York.
  • Bring a camera.
  • Guided narration of the city sights.
  • Open-air double decker bus ideal for sightseeing.
  • Five tour locations available including Downtown NYC, Brooklyn and a night tour.
  • Easy way to see famous NYC sights in a short amount of time.


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 Downtown’s popular sites (like “Ground Zero” and the Statue of Liberty), the wonders of Uptown and Harlem (like Museum Mile and the Apollo Theatre), the splendors of Brooklyn (including the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge), a Night tour (where the city really glitters), plus our Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Ferry, along the NYC waterfront and free admission to the Museum of the City of New York, where ever-changing exhibits show you about the city’s past, present and future.

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.

2 Day All Around Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour includes 48 hrs of double decker sightseeing on the Downtown Tour, Uptown & Harlem Tour, Brooklyn Tour, Bronx Tour and the Night Tour. Also includes a Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Ferry and a ticket to the Museum of the City of New York.

3 Day Super New York Tour includes All Around Town Tour, ticket for the statue of Liberty ferry plus a choice of admission to the Empire State Building Observatory or Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

4 Day Shop, Hop & Top of the Rock includes All Around Town Tour plus admission to the Top of the Rock plus the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Trip.

VIP All Access Pass available! Benefits include priority boarding privileges, flexibility of boarding other affiliated double decker buses and much more.

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Pembroke, New Hampshire
"Good enough for our needs"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2017 NEW
We booked our 1 day bus tour to Downtown via Groupon. The price for two was a very reasonable $35.00. I had read reviews that stated you were treated differently if you purchased directly through the website instead of Groupon. We did not find this to be the case. We got to their box office (next door to Ripley's Believe it or Not) a little after 8:00 on Friday morning and had our tickets for the bus by 8:15. We went to the designated bus stop and were picked up within 5 minutes. I think the advice here is to go early in the morning. We had a fairly good tour guide for the first part of our ride. An older gentleman who seemed to know his city well. We got off near the World Trade Center and so far the tour rated a very very good. We got back on the bus and were greeted to a new tour guide who we nicknamed "mumbles". We couldn't understand him between the fast pace of his narrative and his lack of enunciation. We got off the bus near Chinatown and Little Italy for lunch. The guide was correct in that it was a 7 block walk to Little Italy. This was through Chinatown but we were glad we took the stroll and had a nice lunch, When we got back on the bus we had no guide. We had to rely on a pre-recorded narrative. Not fun at all! Still it was fun being driven around New York City for $17.50, even if I didn't know where we were half of the time. The final act was us getting dropped off because the route ended. We were not at the stop we boarded at and were told we would have to walk over and get another bus. We chose to walk to our hotel instead. All in all it was an okay experience made better by the price!!
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Ron C
Bunker Hill, West Virginia
"The Value of this experience depends on which Tour Guide you get!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 17, 2017 NEW
We gave this 5 stars mainly because of the flexibility in getting around the city inexpensively plus the ability to see almost all of the main attractions in a city so loaded with main attractions. We had the 3 day pass, took all of the tours riding the bus through each of the whole tours. After that we used the bus for the on/off and managed to get everywhere we wanted to go without using expensive taxi service. We had a couple of excellent tour guides, one that was horrible and another that was really good. During many of the hop on/hop/off trips where we were paying too much attention to the guide, we did notice that several of them weren't very good at all. Overall we feel this was well worth the money, the buses were great, the traffic is terrible and the savings we had in taxi fares more than paid for the bus tour.
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Josephine D
Brisbane, Australia
"Awful Bus Company - DO NOT USE"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 16, 2017 NEW
We used this company in Washington DC and and I believe it's part of NYC company. They spoiled our trip in Washington DC as their buses continually broke down, had petrol fume through the bus or they just didn't stop at their stops to pick you up. My husband were so upset as we made sure we were at the stop half an hour before the time due to pick up first thing in the morning and we waited for over an hour for the driver not to stop and collect us. We then walk to the main office and explained what had happened and the driver was there and admitted that he didn't stop. We demanded our money back as this wasn't the first incident, they also cancelled night tours as their buses were broken down, yet we paid $100 US dollars. The manager advised me because I paid cash he couldn't refund my money at the time and told me that he would contact his office and that they would forward a cheque well I've been waiting for a month and a half and I've forwarded several emails to this company without any response. I strongly advise anyone not to use this company as I heard the same problem reoccurring in NYC after speaking to other people. CitySites spoiled our trip in Washington DC as we didn't get to see thing that were on our list. I still expect to be refunded or else I'll continue to put up bad reviews so others won't be effected. I've attached a copy of their note to me.
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Durant, Oklahoma
"choose City Pass, NOT this"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2017 NEW
Awful! 3rd visit to NYC...We've done both, CitySights and City Pass-- City Pass is better by far! With City Pass, you're able to eat w/ discount later, ride more with an ACTUAL PERSON touring (not a subpar recording), and the 1 card is your ticket. CitySights requires you to come back to their center each day, stand in line AGAIN to get a voucher for your attraction. Waste of our valuable time. And, not all the attractions listed are included--you have to upgrade. Terrible experience!
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"Best way of spending a few hours."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 12, 2017 NEW
We drove from North Carolina to NY to fly back to Europe from JFK. What to do in NY witha few hours available? You book an open top bus. Took two hours, just perfect. Took us uptown, including Harlem. Great to see things and kudos to our guide who was an extremely knowledgeable person, and was able to tell us this in a understandable way. This was a great time to spend time in NY when you really don't have a lit of time. Recommended!

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.