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New York: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

1. New York: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Explore New York City and see the sights from the top deck of an open top bus. Admire iconic landmarks and monuments, from the Empire State Building to Times Square and the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge. Discover the unique neighborhoods of Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Upper East Side. The hop-on hop-off route covers iconic sights throughout New York City. Experience the diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture, and picturesque views both from the top of an open-air sightseeing bus, and on foot when you choose to hop-off to further explore. Hop-off and back on at your leisure to create your own customized itinerary around the city. Benefit from live bus tracking so that you will always know exactly when the next bus will arrive. Enjoy new, state-of-the-art audio commentary that is highly entertaining and engaging for adults and children alike. Choose from 3 ticket options: 1. Classic Ticket includes unlimited boarding on Uptown and Downtown loops for 1 day 2. Classic Ticket plus a 90-minute Circle Line sightseeing cruise 3. Best of New York Package includes Classic ticket plus Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty skip-the-line tickets The classic 24-hour hop-on-hop-off ticket starts in Midtown Manhattan and includes two loops, Downtown and Uptown. The Downtown loop is the best way to explore Lower Manhattan. See popular neighborhoods such as the Flatiron District, Union Square, Greenwich Village, and the East Village. Hop off and enjoy a walk through Chinatown and Little Italy. Wander around Wall St. to see the infamous Stock Exchange and charging bull, eat your way through Little Italy and Chinatown then shop till you drop at all the high-end or boutique stores SoHo is famous for. The Uptown Loop starts from Times Square North and takes you on a journey through the Upper East Side, along Central Park, and down Museum Mile. Discover the famous landmarks of Uptown Manhattan such as MoMA, The Met, Central Park, and Colombus Circle.

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New York City: Helicopter Tour With Narration

2. New York City: Helicopter Tour With Narration

On this VIP tour you'll soar over the island of Manhattan in a helicopter like a celebrity and travel in luxury, passing some of New York City’s most breathtaking sights. You’ll cruise over Battery Park and to the Bronx, and be amazed at the views from this height! Your 30-minute helicopter ride, with heliport fees included, starts around Battery Park, and continues over the labyrinth of streets in the Wall Street area. You’ll fly over Governor's Island as well. Make sure to keep an eye out for the recently renovated public art that has been installed on this once private island! Then, she rises in the distance – the Statue of Liberty! You’ll come face-to-face with this iconic monument and your highly trained pilot will give you a view of the Statue that you’ve never seen before. The Grand Island Tour is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a unique perspective on the Big Apple. You’ll cruise over all 5 boroughs, past epic bridges, towering skyscrapers, and even the amusement park at Coney Island before safely returning to the heliport. Flight Path: Your 30-minute flight departs the Downtown Heliport and flies past Governor’s Island, the Statue of Liberty and down to the Verazzano Narrows Bridge over the Upper New York Bay. Then the flight heads north  for views of Ellis Island as you continue up the Hudson River for views of Madison Square Garden and the Intrepid Air and Space Museum and Central Park, Harlem before flying over the George Washington Bridge and Washington Heights before turning around for your return flight to the heliport.

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New York: Midtown Manhattan 1.5-Hour Multimedia Bus Tour

3. New York: Midtown Manhattan 1.5-Hour Multimedia Bus Tour

See the sights of famous movies and TV shows aboard a cool bus equipped with 3,000 LED lights, 40 TV monitors and 3 rows of stadium-style seats facing floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Relax on board as a live tour narrator and co-host get to know you and interesting facts are provided by the audio and on-screen guides. Travel through more than 10 neighborhoods and see over 50 iconic landmarks, such as Broadway, Times Square and the Empire State Building. Learn about the past, present and future of Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side via interactive simulations like the "King Kong" takeover of the bus! Listen to an upbeat live soundtrack as you journey back to Times Square.  

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New York City: Central Park Self-Guided Walking Tour

4. New York City: Central Park Self-Guided Walking Tour

Discover the sights and history of Central Park on a self-guided walking tour via an app on your phone. Enjoy some moments of peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Begin your audio and GPS tour and make your first stop at the famous Central Park Zoo, home to everything from monkeys to pythons to penguins. You’ll also get a chance to see the whimsical Delacourte Clock. Then, continue on to the statue of Balto, and find out why a dog from Alaska has a statue in New York. After that, it’s on to the beautiful tree-lined Mall and Literary Walk. Hear the stories — and the controversies — behind all of the statues of famous literary and historical figures that line the walk. Arrive at the Naumburg Bandshell, where famous speakers, from Martin Luther King to Fidel Castro, have given speeches over the years. Then, step onto Bethesda Terrace, a wonder of Italianate architecture offering stupendous views of the park. It’s also been the filming site for plenty of major hits through the years, from Home Alone 2 to The Avengers. After, follow the route to the Hans Christian Andersen monument honoring the author of children’s classics like “The Little Mermaid.” The tour through the fantastical side of the park continues at the Alice in Wonderland sculpture, burnished to a shine from years of kids clambering all over it. Art lovers will adore the next stop: the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From there, pay a visit to the Jacky Kennedy Reservoir at the park’s heart. Stroll around this picturesque pool and learn to identify iconic buildings in New York’s skyline. Then, stop by the Great Lawn, which has featured superstars like Elton John and Bon Jovi and continues to be a major gathering place for folks looking to enjoy a little natural serenity. Later, see an actual castle and a Shakespearean garden before moving on to the Strawberry Fields memorial commemorating music legend John Lennon. And you can’t come to Central Park without visiting the famous Carousel, so you’ll stop there and hear about its history. Finally, exit the park at Columbus Circle, a major hub of the city not too far from where your tour began. The tour concludes here.

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What people are saying about Central Park

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 847 reviews

Had a GREAT time riding Big Bus. All of the representatives on the street were nice and very helpful. The stops are strategically placed close to all the major areas of attractions to allow easy walking to. It’s definitely well worth the price to get around the city all day. Highly recommended!

Other than not being able to take the Empire State Building tour, technical difficulties on site booking, everything was very well done. Still waiting on my refund for that portion of my event

it was nice but the inside the bus was hot but it was ok. would take that tour again

Had a good time, had family come along with us they enjoyed the site's very much.

Love the idea of being able to hop on and off. Enjoyed it very much