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Discover unforgettable views of New York City from above and below with our Classic 1-Day Tour + Empire State Building ticket. Hop on our Big Bus Tour to explore the sights of Manhattan, then hop off to head up to the Empire State Building's main observatory deck on the 86th floor, offering 360-degree views of New York, Brooklyn, Queens and beyond.

Health & Safety at the Empire State Building: Please note all visitors are required to show proof of vaccination (proof of receipt of at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine) upon entry to the Empire State Building. For more information, please click here

Explore Downtown

Take a bite of the Big Apple on our red route

Get to the beating heart of NYC on our Explore Downtown route. You'll be right in the midst of it as you travel through iconic areas like Times Square, 5th Avenue, Broadway and Wall Street. Look up to see the city's famous skyscrapers, and enjoy fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from the Westside Highway.

Explore Uptown

Visit Midtown and the Upper East Side on our blue route.

Discover the cultural capital of Manhattan on our Explore Uptown route. We pass some of the must-see museums, galleries and theaters, from the Met to Madison Square Garden. Take in the sights of Central Park and Madison Avenue, and enjoy top-deck views of the hustle and bustle of Times Square. Bring Manhattan to life with educational commentary, giving you an insider's perspective on the city that never sleeps.

Pre-recorded Commentary

Available in English on all buses.

Tune in to our pre-recorded commentary during your tour. Our engaging virtual guides will entertain you with incredible facts and stories about New York's history, landmarks, famous figures and more! Listen in via complimentary headphones distributed when you board the bus.

Bike Rental Offer

1-hour free bike rental from Unlimited Biking

This ticket includes a special offer with Unlimited Biking, NYC's premier cycle hire company. Enjoy a 1-hour free bike rental from Unlimited Biking. Every additional hour is $8.75/per person. Alternatively, enjoy $5 OFF per person for any bike tour or Segway tour. All rentals include a helmet, a lock, a basket and a map. Offer available at Unlimited Biking locations: Central Park (56 West 56th St.) & Columbus Circle (346 West 57th St.).

Health & Safety at ESB

Reduce the risk of COVID-19.

You can make your visit everything you imagined and more while remaining safe during your time at the Empire State Building. Follow these measures to reduce the risk associated with COVID-19: Health & Safety protocol

Free Mobile App

Now with live bus arrival times!

Download our free mobile app for the perfect pocket companion to your sightseeing adventure. Our live bus arrival times feature lets you spend a little longer sipping that latte, browsing at the museum or taking that all-important selfie, so you can simply arrive 5 minutes early at the bus stop. In addition to live bus arrival times, you'll also get detailed maps and route information, live bus tracking, walking directions, facts about famous landmarks and attractions, ticket offers and more. Save memory-making minutes on your city adventure with Big Bus Tours.

Flexible Ticket

If your circumstances change and you need to amend your ticket, we’ll need to know at least 72 hours before your tour.

The quickest way to make changes to your booking is by downloading the Big Bus Tours app and chatting with our friendly Customer Service team.

Fun with Peppa Pig

Take on the Big Apple with Peppa Pig!

Hop on any Big Bus Tour and kids will be greeted with a pair of Peppa Pig ears to wear and an activity sheet to play along with. They'll snort with excitement as the tour unfolds and they follow in Peppa's footsteps. And kids can tune into their very own audio commentary channel to learn all about the city and to listen to Peppa Pig's latest album. Learn more about the Peppa Pig Big Bus Tours Experience here.

2 Routes

Our New York Sightseeing Routes

Discover the sights of NYC with Big Bus Tours. Our bus tour routes will introduce you to the city's most famous landmarks and attractions, with pre-recorded commentary given by our expert virtual guides. Explore must-see sights such as the Empire State Building, Times Square, One World Trade Center and more.

  • Flatiron Building
  • Statue of Liberty
  • The Battery
  • 40 Wall Street/Trump Building
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Wall Street
  • Grant's Tomb
  • Empire State Building
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Woolworth Building
  • Columbus Circle
  • Trinity Church
  • Union Square
  • Washington Square
  • Chrysler Building
  • Times Square
  • One World Observatory / World Trade Center
  • Central Park
  • Radiator Building
  • Strawberry Fields
  • Bryant Park
  • Chinatown
  • Apollo Theater
  • 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • Broadway
  • Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  • MoMA
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • The Frick Collection
  • The High Line
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Whitney Museum
  • Lincoln Center
  • Chelsea Piers
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Central Park Zoo
  • United Nations Headquarters
  • Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
  • Big Bus Brooklyn Tour
  • Blazing Saddles
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Fifth Avenue
  • SoHo
  • Harlem Market
  • Macy's Department Store
  • South Street Seaport
cca winner

Concierge Choice Award - Best Tour 2018
Recognizing exceptional experiences for NYC visitors.

Big Bus Tours is the largest operator of open-top bus sightseeing tours in the world, providing sightseeing tours in 22 cities across four continents.

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