Navigate your way through the streets of Manhattan with the New York Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour before heading over to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island! With up to four different bus routes to choose from, enjoy unlimited travel over 48-hours and check out all the main attractions including the Empire State Building and Central Park. Complete your NYC sightseeing experience with a complimentary round trip ferry ticket destined for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island valid for the length of your stay.
Due to damages from Hurricane Sandy, this tour currently features an alternate itinerary. See below for details.
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- Recorded commentary by audio headphones
- Instant Confirmation
Whether you're a first time or repeat visitor, the New York Hop-on Hop-off bus tour offers unlimited value over two days. Air-conditioned and equipped with audio commentary, customize your travel with the flexibility to jump on and off at various locations throughout the city at your leisure. For combined added value, venture on a short ferry ride from Battery Park to Liberty Island and get up close to the Statue of Liberty or visit the Immigration Museum on Ellis Island. Your ferry ticket with your New York Hop-on Hop-off bus ticket, is a great combination ticket to provide ease and convenience to your New York City holiday.
Enjoy pre-recorded tour narration in 11 different languages! In addition to live tour guides in English you can choose pre-recorded narration in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, Korean or Hebrew. The narration is enhanced with music and sounds of the bustling New York city streets. Additionally, it is GPS-triggered so what you hear will always be relevant to what you see.
Please note: Due to the damages from Hurricane Sandy, the ferry currently cannot dock at Liberty Island and Ellis Island. Until the islands reopen, the ferry trip will be substituted with a downtown harbor cruise. On this 60-minute narrated cruise of New York Harbor, you will still be able to marvel at the Statue of Liberty, see Ellis Island, admire the city skyline, view New York's iconic bridges and more! We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will enjoy this substitute as an alternate way to experience New York Harbor and its lovely sights.
Please see Itinerary below for detailed information on the bus routes.
Statue of Liberty
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Departure Point:777 8th Ave. Between 47th & 48th Streets
- Uptown Loop -
Tour length: Approx. 2 hours
Departures: Daily / Every 30 min from 8:30am to 5pm*
Downtown Loop -
Tour length: Approx. 2 hours
Departures: Daily / Every 10-15 min from 8:30am to 5pm*
Brooklyn Loop -
Tour length: Approx. 2 hours
Departures: Daily / Every hour from 10am to 3pm*
Night Tour -
Tour length: Approx. 2 - 2.5 hours
Departures: Daily / Every 30 minutes from 6pm to 9pm from May to October; 6pm, 6:30pm and 7pm from November to April*
* Please Note: Departure times may vary in low season (January to March)
Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry -
Sails daily from Battery Park between 9am - 3:30pm
December 24 and 31, buses run from 9am - 1pm
Buses do not run on December 25 or January 1
Return Details:Hop-on Hop-off bus ticket is valid for 48-hours from the time of exchange, not from the time of first use. Statue of Liberty Ferry ticket valid for duration of your stay.
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New York Hop-on Hop-off Tour
- Hop-on hop-off tour with up to 4 different city loops
- 60-minute downtown harbor cruise (until Liberty and Ellis Islands reopen)
- Live commentary on board
- Pre-recorded tour narration in 11 languages
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance ticket to Statue of Liberty
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Tour to Liberty Island is not guided
- The Night Tour portion is not hop-on, hop-off and can only be done once
- Pre-recorded tour narration is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, Korean or Hebrew
Itinerary:Bus Routes include:
Stops include Central Park, Lincoln Center, Theater district, Rockefeller Plaza, Radio City, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Avenue, American Museum of Natural History and other famous attractions on Museum Mile.
Stops include Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown, Financial District, Battery Park, South Street Seaport, Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, Radio City, United Nations, 42nd Street and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Stops include the Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Antique Furniture District, Fulton Mall, Brooklyn Museum and much more.
Marvel at the city lights by night including over 20 sites from Central Park, Times Square, Empire State Building to Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy. See the glittering lights of the city that never sleeps, with a stop in Brooklyn for magnificent views of Manhattan's skyline. Between November 30 - January 3, the Holiday Lights Tour replaces the Night Tour, focusing on Midtown to highlight the best holiday decorations, including department store windows. The Holiday Lights Tour does not include the Brooklyn Promenade.
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Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.