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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: 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
Extra Hygiene Measures
The health and safety of our staff and customers is our number 1 priority, so we've introduced a number of enhanced health and safety measures. We are continuously following government advice and requirements of the local health authorities.
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.
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.
Timed & Dated Tours
Before you can board the bus, you will need to pre-book a time and date for your tour.
You can do this through our online booking portal (which will be provided in your confirmation email), or with our staff at the departure locations. Please see our Service Information for further details on tour times and departure locations.
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.