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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: 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

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. Terms & Conditions: Please redeem ticket vouchers at the ticket booth located on the second level of the Empire State Building. Hours of operation are 11:00am - 11:00pm daily. Final ticket sales 10:15pm. Subject to early closure. Please check before visiting.

Sightseeing Cruise

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.

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 10 languages on all buses.

Languages included: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and Russian. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 recorded commentary available in 10 different languages along the way. 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
  • Night Tour
  • 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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