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New York Double-Decker Bus Night Tour provided by City Sightseeing New York

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New York Double-Decker Bus Night Tour

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Manhattan transforms into a city of lights as soon as the sun sets. Avoid crowded sidewalks and subways, and instead enjoy views of the NYC borough’s landmarks from the open-air top of a double-decker bus. As you drive over the Brooklyn Bridge, get panoramic views of the glittering Manhattan skyline reflected in the East River.
You'll start at
777 8th Ave
777 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
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  • Pass by Gray Line New York Sightseeing
    Pass by Times Square
    Pass by Manhattan Bridge
    Pass by SoHo
    Pass by Empire State Building
    Pass by West Village
    Pass by TriBeCa
    Pass by Chinatown
    Pass by Lower East Side
    Pass by Little Italy
    Pass by Dumbo
    Pass by Brooklyn Heights Promenade
    Pass by Greenwich Village
    Pass by Flatiron Building
You'll end at
777 8th Ave
777 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
See address & details
  • Unobstructed views from the top of a double-decker bus
  • Avoid the hassle of navigating streets and subways in the dark
  • Panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline across the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Onboard guide provides interesting facts about each landmark passed
What to Expect
Your evening begins in Manhattan’s Theater District. Climb aboard the double-decker bus and head to the top level for unobstructed views of the city. As the sun sets, snap photos of popular neighborhoods, including Times Square, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and SoHo. An onboard guide ensures you never miss a landmark and provides a wealth of information about each one you pass. Relax on the bus, as you pass the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and the Manhattan Bridge illuminated under the night sky. On this tour, you avoid streets and subways that are notoriously crowded at this time of day. Continue across the Brooklyn Bridge for rare views of the Manhattan skyline shimmering over the East River. Around 8pm, end the night back at your centrally located departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
777 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Double Decker Bus Tour
  • Live tour guide
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cruise (if upgrade option selected)
  • Eat & Play Discount Card (if upgrade option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Double Decker buses are wheelchair accessible
  • The Night Tour is not a hop-on, hop-off tour, there are no scheduled stops along the way
  • Infants 2 years and under are free
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sonny S wrote a review Mar 2020
San Jose3 contributions3 helpful votes
Total trash and waste of money. We toke the night tour and the bus was dirtier than the subway. The covered glass part on the upper deck was so scratched up you can hardly see. The tour guide spoke with a heavy European accent and was unintelligible. We emailed the company to
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Date of experience: March 2020
HIBA J wrote a review Jan 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
For the night bus the address is not the same as mentioned on the ticket. We found them by chance actually.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Ka G wrote a review Dec 2019
Bronx, New York1 contribution
Bus does NOT meet at 777 8th Ave., but on 42nd st., between 8th and 9th ave (at the Port Authority bus terminal), so plan accordingly (up to a mile extra; can't be sure). I was never given a warning, so (I guess) I missed the bus. Just a note: still not clear whether the
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John Doe wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
So the tour told us to go to 777 8th street. We get there and nobody’s there. There’s signs that tell us to go to 42nd street between 8th and 9th and nobody’s there either. We asked some gray Line employees along the way and they said we had to buy another ticket? We basically
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Date of experience: December 2019
Scmd22 wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions
We were 30 minutes late leaving and left waiting in the cold. The tour was ok we roughly went straight down 5th from Times Square, across the Manhattan bridge and back. then back up second (I think). Then dropped off a few blocks from where we picked up. The tour guide was
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Not bad but not sure if worth it
It had a few things worth getting this but some place was less the value. Would of been less to purchase separate.
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Unhelpful and unethical!
We bought 3 adult passes in early March for a friends' trip to New Tork in April. The cost was 627 dollars. Within
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NYC Hop On Hop Off
Another city, another Hop On, Hop Off!! Absolutely amazing routes to see every part of NYC you want and need too! D
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It amounts to theft
Bought 3 sightseeing passed in January for a trip in a May from the UK, $750 Clearly this trip is not possible, all
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I bought a ticket for top of the rock for my last day in New York. The ticket that downloaded on the app did not w
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Purchased the NO Sightseeing Pass, but did not buy the insurance as we were in the area regardless. Notified from
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Great sightseeing
Booked a NYC sightseeing pass in advance of our trip, so we were able to pretty much get straight on the bus, once
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6 tickets top attractions
It was brilliant value, easy to use and covered all of the sight seeing we had time for. Have recommended it to my
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Extremely poor, rude and unprofessional.
This is without doubt the worst hop on, hop off city bus tour I have ever encountered. On 2nd February my wife an
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Family holiday
Freestyle pass was excellent value, easy to use and would highly recommend. Did all the bus tours and 3 attractions
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Freestyling in New York : magnificent
Really good value for money. We bought a Freestyle pass with 7 attractions, attraction entrances are valid for 14d
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Beyond a birds eye view of NYC
My whole family loved it! I can't wait to do another trip. I was in awe of the sights and really appreciated the au
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Great way to see New York
What a great way to see New York and to get your bearings, especially if it’s your first time. We visited as two c
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Holiday of a lifetime
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The Sightseeing Pass NYC 5days
After searching for passes for NYC we opted for this one as it included the hop on and off bus for the duration of
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