Enjoy sightseeing, local attractions, shopping, museums, art galleries, restaurants and much more, as this tour allows you to experience the exhilarating, fast pasted city of New York at your leisure. With over 30 stops and so much to see and do, the hop on - hop off system allows you to make the most of your day. The open top provides fantastic views as you enjoy the live guided tour in English or the multi-lingual audio tour with a choice of 10 languages. Your tour ticket is valid for the entire day and includes a choice of two exciting routes; the Downtown Red Loop is 2 hours in duration with bus frequency every 10 to 15 minutes, the Uptown Blue Loop is also 2 hours in duration with bus frequency every 20 minutes. The last bus departure of the day for both loops commences from Times Square at 5:00 pm.
Departing from the cruise terminal, you will first make your way to stop #1 - Times Square, where you will have the option to remain on the bus to enjoy the Downtown Red Loop or transfer to an Uptown Blue Loop bus. When you have completed your day of sightseeing, shuttle service back to the cruise terminal is available every 30 minutes from stop #1.
The Downtown Red Loop includes the following highlights; Times Square 42nd St, Empire State Building, Korea Town, Flatiron District, Union Square, Greenwich Village/NYU, NOHO, SOHO/Little Italy, Chinatown, World Trade Center, Battery Park State Street, Battery park on Battery Place, High Line, Madison Square Garden/Penn Station and Times Square 48th St.
The Uptown Blue Loop includes the following highlights; Times Square 48th St, Times Square 42nd St, Rockefeller Center, Central Park & Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, Dakota/Strawberry Fields, American Museum of Natural History, Cathedral of St John the Divine, Grant’s Tomb/Riverside Church, Apollo Theater/Harlem, Museum of the City of New York, The Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick Museum, Central Park Zoo and Central Park South.
Please note: Walking on this tour is primarily at the guests’ discretion at any chosen stops. Guests must be able to negotiate a step to enter and exit the bus and there are approximately 6-8 steep, narrow steps to negotiate to reach the upper deck seating. The upper deck is open and is not air-conditioned. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the bus and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Rain Ponchos are provided in case of inclement weather.