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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour provided by Big Bus New York

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
Maps and brochures will not be handed out on the service and customers are encouraged to download our Free Mobile App providing extended digital content including map and live bus tracking.
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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
New York City can be tough to get around, especially when you’re a visitor trying to sightsee. Skip the stress of finding your way with this easy-to-exchange voucher for a Big Bus ticket. Pick from multiple ticket options that enhance your NYC experience by adding more time, more routes, more modes of transport, and more attractions. Save time, money, and your sanity while touring the best of the Big Apple.
Highlights
  • Get around bustling and congested NYC easily with more than 30 bus stops
  • Explore New York City at your own pace and create your own itinerary 
  • Choose from multiple ticket options to fit your wants and needs
  • Upgrade to a cruise to see even more sights, or a sparkling night bus tour
What to Expect
Redeem your Big Bus voucher for a pass at any stop along an NYC route by simply showing it to a Big Bus staff member before boarding. Either choose to complete the entire city loop and learn fun facts about New York from your guide as you go, or hop off and on at any of the stops to create your own self-guided tour of the city. If you’d like to visit a lot of attractions or areas, you can plan your itinerary ahead of time. This pass helps you get around throughout your day without the hassle or expense of getting cabs or navigating the public transportation system. Some areas you can see and stop at include Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, the Upper West Side, Lower Manhattan, Central Park, Times Square—it's up to you. You can upgrade your Big Bus ticket to include a night bus tour or a sightseeing cruise.
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Important Information
Duration
2h
Inclusions
  • Hop-on hop-off, open-top, sightseeing bus tour
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Live bus tracking
  • 1-Hour Circle Line Liberty Cruise and Panoramic Night Tour with premium or deluxe ticket
  • Recorded commentary in 10 languages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Classic 1-day tickets will be valid for same day use. Tickets claimed after 3pm will be valid for 24 hours from time of redemption
  • Recorded commentary available in 10 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, and Russian
  • Panoramic night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat (if option selected)
  • Night tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 1-Hour Circle Line Liberty Cruise with premium or deluxe ticket
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Traveller wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
The guide Kevin is so rude and behaves like an idiot to travellers. If an tourist doesn't understand his fast accent and tries to tell him to slow down a lil bit he humiliates them. And Kevin the tour guide doesn't allow vloggers to record themselves. This is the worst
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from BigBusToursUSA, General Manager at Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
Responded 23 Jan 2021
Dear Kingtraveller We are sorry you did not enjoy our service. Please note Kevin did not perform any guided tours in February 2020 - the traveling date you provided. Please contact us directly with a proof of purchase at infony@bigbustours.com so that we can investigate this claim and take all necessary actions. Sincerely,
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YMSmithpele wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
I never got to take the tour because of the virus I had to cancel my trip what cost 180 dollers for the 2 of us. I was lead to believe I would get a refund if I cancel up to 24hours I gave 10 days notice and they still haven't refunded me I ask several time but no one will get
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Sam E wrote a review Oct 2020
Brentwood, California2 contributions4 helpful votes
Don’t waste your time money or time on this. Bad experience and customer service, audio system doesn’t work Bus doesn’t stop in the disgnated stops as indicated on the map, rude drivers.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Amanda B wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Having no live tour guide made the experience dull. The headphones didn’t stay in my ears and the jack they plugged into was fuzzy. Half the time we couldn’t hear what was happening and missed out on learning anything about NYC. We sat and waited at the Liberty Bell spot for an
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Tapojit Roy wrote a review Aug 2020
Calgary, Canada2 contributions10 helpful votes
Tour guide Kevin was extremely rude. I was traveling on summer 2019. Pathetic experience!!! Don't recommend anyone.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from BigBusToursUSA, General Manager at Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
Responded 23 Jan 2021
Dear Tapojit I am sorry you did not enjoy our service. Please note Kevin did not perform any guided tours in September 2019 - the traveling date you provided. Please contact us directly with a proof of purchase at infony@bigbustours.com so that we can investigate this claim and take all necessary actions. Sincerely,
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About the operator

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By: Big Bus New York
DevendraV56
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0.1/10 KEVIN IS THE WORST TOUR GUIDE EVER !!
Big Bus, your tour guide Mr. Kevin misbehaved by humilating me and another a fellow passenger in the bus as we requ
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stevek1967
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Great experience
Big Bus NYC is currently operating with fewer daily bus departures due to covid virus.. Don't believe the negative
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jvn876
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Informative Tour
Better done when it's not too cold. Friendly staff. Up to date information along the tour. Busses ran on-time.
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artnamus
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Kevin is the Disaster who Humiliates Tourists
A tour guide named KEVIN is a total disaster. He humiliated an Indian tourist in front of me just because the touri
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susanbQ972VC
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Hop on Hop on Downtown Loop
We had tickets for a different company which neglected to inform us that they are not currently running ANY tours.
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165damianl
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Awful company
There are much better tour companies than this one. Their customer service is non existent and they are quick to ta
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Ian M
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Good value but work out the timing of when you commence certain activities to get the most out of it
We have used Big Bus in other cities so targeted this one rather than rivals on offer. We bought a 3 day pass but t
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TScott79
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Waste of money
Stops were difficult to find. We spent 30 minutes trying to find the Columbus Circle stop. We even called Big Bus a
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NatJoEvz
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I would use again but...
I bought a 3 day explorer pass with 5 attractions included. We redeemed all our tickets at Madame Tussauds in Times
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adamm223
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Perfect way to see NYC
Fantastic range of routes to see the whole city and beyond. The buses all ran regularly and you got to see all of t
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688maddiea
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Well worth the 3 day ticket
Book online you’ll get a better deal than from the street vendors. We booked a 3 day ticket and suggest you do the
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rachelmadd
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Very knowledgeable
We did the tour on our first full day in the city and it really helped us find our feet! The route is great because
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suenevitt
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Steve,Lyonal and Eamee!
The tour guides on the uptown downtown and night tours were all amazing. Their knowledge of the City and there ent
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leeken56
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Trisha, Most interesting and passionate tour guide ever. Fantastic tour.
What a beautiful evening and what made it so good was the passion Trisha gave throughout the tour, it was our secon
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72nilsd
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Best bus Tour in new York
Amazing Bus Tour with funny Guide and much informations about new York insiders. Uptown and Downtown Road is amazin
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Key Details
  • Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and 29 more
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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