Must-See Highlights of Manhattan Bus Tour

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$89 per adult €82 per adult £69 per adult C$122 per adult A$132 per adult

$85 per child

€78 per child

£66 per child

C$116 per child

A$126 per child

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$89 per adult

€82 per adult

£69 per adult

C$122 per adult

A$132 per adult

$85 per child €78 per child £66 per child C$116 per child A$126 per child

$89 per adult €82 per adult £69 per adult C$122 per adult A$132 per adult

$85 per child

€78 per child

£66 per child

C$116 per child

A$126 per child

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  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Travel by climate-controlled bus to take in all New York’s must-see highlights in a 6-hour tour.
  • Learn all about New York’s famous attractions and insider secrets with your expert, local guide.
  • Ride the Staten Island Ferry to see the NYC skyline, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and Statue of Liberty.
  • Pause for reflection at the 9/11 Memorial, featuring the largest manmade waterfalls in the country.
  • Explore diverse neighborhoods, from Chinatown and Little Italy to SoHo and Greenwich Village.
  • Check iconic locations like Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Park, and Central Park off your NYC bucket list.

What you'll do

We’ve curated a captivating itinerary to allow you to explore the very best highlights of our incredible city by land and sea. Soak in the energy, sights, and sounds of New York in a day!

Meet your guide at Rockefeller Center and kick off the day with a walk by The Rink, Prometheus statue, and Radio ...

We’ve curated a captivating itinerary to allow you to explore the very best highlights of our incredible city by land and sea. Soak in the energy, sights, and sounds of New York in a day!

Meet your guide at Rockefeller Center and kick off the day with a walk by The Rink, Prometheus statue, and Radio Music City Hall. Then board our comfortable, climate-controlled coach bus as we head south on the famed 5th Avenue.

We’ll pass through the Diamond District and Koreatown to make our first stop at Madison Square Park. Named after James Madison, AKA the Father of the Constitution, Madison Square Park provides a spectacular view of the Empire State Building and an up-close look at the Flatiron Building.

As we continue south along 5th Avenue, you’ll pass through vibrant and unique neighborhoods — Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, and Wall Street. Learn about their history as your guide points out the sights.

We’ll stop at the Whitehall Ferry Terminal for lunch, then board the Staten Island Ferry for a trip around New York Harbor passing by Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and a breathtaking view of the New York skyline.

Our next stop is to pay tribute at the beautiful and emotionally gripping 9/11 Memorial before heading back uptown to the Hudson River. Pass by the towering Vessel sculpture at Hudson Yard as well as Columbus Circle, Time Warner Center, and the Lincoln Center before we arrive at Central Park.

Here, enjoy a walk to Strawberry Fields and view the “Imagine” tribute to John Lennon, former member of the Beatles. You’ll also have a great view of the luxury Dakota apartments where John Lennon was infamously assassinated.

The finishing stretch of our tour will take us through the Upper West Side and pass by the Natural History Museum. We’ll ride through Central Park and come back down on 5th Avenue past the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Our tour ends at Times Square. If you want to stay to catch a show, dinner, or other attractions, your guide will have plenty of insider tips for things to see and do.

Manhattan bus tour itinerary

  • Rockefeller Center

    Home to shopping, dining, and beautiful art deco architecture

  • Madison Square Park

    A green jewel in the midst of the city with stunning views of the Empire State Building and Flatiron Building

  • Greenwich, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy

    A drive through these neighborhoods as your guide points out the top sights (from bus)

  • Wall Street

    America’s financial heart and a glimpse of historic Trinity Church (from bus)

  • Staten Island Ferry

    Time for lunch and a scenic ride by Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty

  • The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

    A peaceful plaza featuring the largest manmade waterfalls in the country

  • Hudson Yards

    To see the towering Vessel sculpture (from bus)

  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

    Epicenter of New York City’s performing arts culture (from bus)

  • American Museum of Natural History

    Star location for the blockbuster movie, “Night at the Museum” (from bus)

  • Central Park

    A walk to Strawberry Fields and panoramic views

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Housing works from around the world across 5,000 years of history (from bus)

  • Times Square

    The colorful and bustling entertainment capital of the world

Plan your trip

Accessibility

The bus can provide storage for a wheelchair, but guests must be able to walk five steps to board the bus.

Tour ending point

This tour ends at Times Square (near 7th Avenue and 49th Street).

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Manhattan bus tour reviews

Our guide, Ray R, gave us a fantastic tour around NYC. Really informative, approachable, and with a great sense of humour. Would definitely recommend!

— Sharon
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Great tour for first trip to NYC!
Fantastic tour as a first-time traveler to NYC. Got to see all the major sites in 6 hours without a ton of walking. Having the guided bus tour is the best way to get a sense of the city. Chris Lee is so knowledgeable. There’s no way we would have experienced even 10% of the sites just exploring on our own. Highly recommend!

Courtney

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Perfect Tour
Chris Lee was a great guide. He knew so much history. I feel like we saw all the must-see sights in New York. Thought six hours would be too long, but time flew!

Taylor

Meeting point

Meet your guide at W. 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza (side window of the FAO Schwarz toy store on W. 49th Street).

FAQs

How much walking is there?

At some stops, we’ll be getting off the bus to walk around the neighborhood for an immersive experience. These stops usually last up to 30 minutes.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?

Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.

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