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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.
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 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.