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Enjoy a 1-day sightseeing bus tour of New York, then ride to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building to see New York from up high. If that wasn't all, you can take in fabulous views of Lady Liberty on the Circle Line Liberty Cruise.
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
Entry to the Empire State Building
Majestic views from an Art-Deco icon.
A must-see for any visitor to New York City, the Empire State Building is world-famous for its spectacular 360-degree views, majestic Art Deco design, and iconic presence in the history of film, literature and music. Included in your ticket is access to the 86th floor main observation deck. T&Cs: Please redeem ticket vouchers at the ticket booth located on the second level of the Empire State Building. For opening hours and further details, please see our Empire State Building Experience Page.
See the famous sights from the water.
Take an express Circle Line cruise to enjoy spectacular views of Lady Liberty and many more New York landmarks from prime position on the water. Cruises last 1 hour and feature an onboard cafe and full bar, restrooms, outdoor deck space, air conditioning and indoor seating with large windows. It's recommended that you arrive 30 minutes before your chosen departure time. See timetables here.
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.
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.
See all the top Landmarks
Big Bus gives you the best view of all New York's famous sights.
Our New York routes have been carefully designed to show you New York's best landmarks and attractions, including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Times Square and Central Park.
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.).
Plan ahead for your tour with our service updates
Visit our Service Information Page for up-to-date information about our current service.
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.
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.