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New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour

New York, United States

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icon2 to 3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 10 more

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A hop-on hop-off New York bus tour allows you to see the city at your own pace and provides easy transportation to top sights. Entertaining tour guides keep you informed when you’re on board, and you can hop off and on the distinctive double-decker tour buses when you wish to check out attractions like the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. There are several options and combos to choose from with access to the Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop and Night Tour, or upgrade to add attractions to your tour!
  • Hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour of New York by double-decker bus
  • Tour New York at your own pace
  • All Around Town Tour includes multiple loops, plus the city at night
  • Live commentary from local knowledgeable guide onboard
  • Board at any bus stop by showing your paper or mobile voucher
Double Decker Bus Night Tour
Live tour guide (aboard buses and cruise)
Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Uptown and Downtown Loop (if upgrade option selected)
Hop-on Hop-off Cruise (if upgrade option selected)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

See itinerary

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Your hop-on hop-off New York bus tour features pre-recorded commentary in several languages, as well as live tour guides to provide assistance and information. The recorded narration includes music and NYC street sounds to keep you entertained while listening to GPS-triggered fun facts about the sights you see from the bus.

When booking, you have several tour options to choose from, detailed below. Choose your ticket length—up to five days—and your add-ons which range from a hop-on hop-off cruise, a night tour, and included attraction tickets.

Take the Downtown Loop to see the world-famous Times Square, where bright lights and billboards set the scene for your one-of-a-kind adventure. You also pass through Greenwich Village, SoHo, the Financial District, Chinatown, and the Lower East Side taking in famous sights like the Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building, Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Garden, the Statue of Liberty and many more!

The Uptown Loop stops include Harlem Market, Apollo Theater, Grant’s Tomb, Cathedral of St John the Diving, American Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Center, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, Museum Mile, Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour but passes through top neighborhoods while the city is at its most atmospheric. See illuminated landmarks and during the holiday season, drive through Midtown to see New York City’s legendary department store windows and other Christmas-themed decorations.
Hop-on Hop-off Cruise

Stop in front of the Statue of Liberty, sail under the Brooklyn Bridge and have plenty of time to snap photos of the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, the South Street Seaport, and the Manhattan skyline in all its glory. See NYC's stunning skyline from the water.
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  Departures 9 am - 4 pm every 20-30 minutes
Hell's Kitchen
42nd Street and 8th Avenue
Theater District
West 46 Street
Theater District
55th Street and 8th Avenue
Columbus Circle
61st Street and Central Park West
Lincoln Center Plaza
66th Street and Central Park West
The Dakota
72nd Street and Central Park West
American Museum of Natural History
79th Street and Central Park West
The Hotel Newton
Central Park West between 92nd and 93rd Streets
Upper West Side
104th Street and Central Park West
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
Apollo Theater
125th Street bet Frederick Douglass & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market
116th Street and Malcolm X Blvd
Museum of the City of New York
104th Street and 5th Avenue
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
92nd Street and 5th Avenue
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
89th Street and 5th Avenue
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
5th Avenue between 82nd and 83rd Streets
The Frick Collection
72nd Street and 5th Avenue
Central Park Zoo
66th Street and 5th Avenue
Central Park South
61st Street and 5th Avenue
Rockefeller Center
49th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
Points of interest passed by on this route
Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial
American Museum of Natural History
New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market
Museum of the City of New York
The Jewish Museum
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park
Central Park Zoo
Frick Collection
Rockefeller Center
Radio City Music Hall
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  Departure 6 pm- 9 pm, every 30 min
Theater District
47th Street and 8th Avenue
Empire State Building
32nd Street and 5th Avenue
Points of interest passed by on this route
Times Square
Empire State Building
Flatiron Building
Greenwich Village
Little Italy
Manhattan Bridge
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Lower East Side
3 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  Departures 8 am to 6 pm, every 15-20 min
Theater District
47th Street and 7th Avenue
Times Sq-42 St
7th Avenue between 40th and 41st Streets
34th Street and 7th Avenue
Empire State Building
34th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
Empire State Building
320 5th Avenue
Flatiron District
22nd Street and 5th Avenue
Union Square
14th Street and 5th Avenue
NW corner of Spring Street and Broadway
Broadway& Walker Street
City Hall Station
Broadway between Pine and Rector Streets
Battery Park
State Street and Bridge Street
South Street between John Street and Fulton Street
Lower East Side
Grant Street and Allen Street
East Village
1st Avenue between St. mark's and 9th Street
United Nations Plaza
Corner of 45th Street and 1st Avenue
Waldorf Astoria New York
49th Street between Lexington and Park Avenue
Rockefeller Center
49th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
Points of interest passed by on this route
Statue of Liberty
Flatiron Building
Empire State Building
Ellis Island
Rockefeller Center
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Whitney Museum of American Art
Seaport District NYC
Fifth Avenue
Times Square
Radio City Music Hall
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Greenwich Village
Little Italy
Madame Tussauds New York
Madison Square Garden
Top of the Rock
Lower Manhattan
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
42nd Street
One World Observatory
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Headsets with pre-recorded tour narration is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, Korean or Hebrew
  • Infants 2 years and under are free
  • The Night Tour is not a hop-on, hop-off tour and can only be taken once, Live tour guide in English only
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line New York

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour.
What is the maximum group size during New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New York City All Around Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Remember to take a warm jacket at night it's cold up there on top!" See review
  • "Make sure your first port of call is the Grey line visitor center to get your passes, as the vouchers do not get you on the tour." See review
  • "Buy the pass its a great way to get to see the city, just pass on the extra skip the line option." See review


2,374 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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The Best and The Worst
, Feb 2020
Viator had messed up the tickets so when I printed out 3 of them, they all came out as the same ticket and we had to go to Port Authority and get them corrected. After that we boarded the bus at the Theater District and had an actual guide and heard all his commentary and he was great! Then we got off in the Village to have lunch and got back on which was a disaster. There was no actual tour guide, it was automated on the ear phones which did not work. Then the woman bus driver ran up the stairs to annouce each stop by screaming out the #. Then she never did stop at all the stops and when we were getting ready to get off, we came down stairs and asked her what her next stop was and she yelled back "NO"! When she did stop the bus, she said to us "DONE", "GO HOME" and we just got off. An absolute waste of time and $$ for that part of the tour but the first part was great-we should have just stayed on the bus!!
Don't do the Night Tour in cold weather
, Feb 2020
We did the Night Tour in February. To start, the meet up location on the website was incorrect. Luckily a phone call to their customer service resolved that quickly, but since it seems to be a permanent move it would be nice to update their website and e-tickets with correct information. Next, it was so cold we couldn't be on the top level. Now that was our choice, but if we had known the quality of sitting down below we would've saved our money and not gone. By being below you lose all visibility. They don't turn off the interior lights and couple that with the tinted windows so you couldn't see anything pointed out by the guide. Also, the guide was almost "shaming" the guests who moved down to the lower level due to the cold. I understand there is safety concerns, but some understanding for it being unhealthy to stay in that cold would've been nice.
Just okay
, Feb 2020
Couldn’t hear a thing and none of the ear jacks worked. I also think that the people checking your tickets to get on the bus could use some sensitivity training.
Ripped off!
, Feb 2020
I have used this every time I have come to New York and have been very pleased. However, this time I paid for the 48 hour, hop on hop off cruise, and we only got 24 hours. I couldn't straighten it out because we are older women and were in no shape to walk to the main office. It was the main reason I bought the tickets in the first place. I was also told that the hop on hop off cruise was the same and would drop us off in Brooklyn. We had planned to get off and eat at Grimaldi’s. Then when we get on the boat, it just circled around and came back.
Bus Tour
, Feb 2020
On our first bus was a guide who was loud and rudely expecting a tip. The bus looked as if it had been put together with Meccano and the bus stops were difficult to find. Our second bus had no guide but just an informative and helpful driver.
Brooklyn Loop Tour Guide Tom
, Dec 2019
I am a travel agent for AAA. I have taken this tour twice this year. I HIGHLY recommend the Brooklyn loop of the tour because of the tour guide. His name is Tom Coca. He is FABOLOUS. He is very knowledgeable about the different boroughs and gives great tips for the city. He recommended to eat pizza in the neighborhood of DUMBO and try out Grimaldi's. It did not disappoint. The best pizza I have ever ate. He is much more friendlier and knowledgeable than the other tour guides on the different loops. I will recommend this to ALL of my clients. You have a fan for life, Tom! Thank you!
Grayline New York hop on hop off
, Dec 2019
We did 2 different loops of these tours. First one we couldn’t understand the thick accent of the the guide. English is our first language but the guide was lovely but was a foreigner, which is great in most situations but not in this one where we have paid to listen to him speak was money down the drain. The second loop the we could understand the guide and he was very informative but as we are from Australia and unsure of how to get back to our hotel we asked the guide for instructions on how to get back to the Subway. His instructions were very vague so my 16 year old asked for clarification and the guide barked at him “I already told you”. Never again.!!
veronica i
, Nov 2019
Our tour guide was funny and great. The only problem was not getting dropped off where we got picked up.
NY Hop on Hop off tour
, Oct 2019
The bus was great, safe, driver was very careful compared to other drivers. The tour speaker, was very knowledgeable but you could hardly understand him at times.
Poor Evening
, Oct 2019
There was a half hour delay before being ferried to another bus in the rain to commence. Not good. No communication. When guide spoke the context was very limited and repetitive. Perhaps a bad night for bus, crew and guests.

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