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Empire State Building

The Best 360° Views of NY - Timed Reservation!

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Statue of Liberty

Finally now included on the 9 Hour Main Attractions Tour.

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Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Get a good feel of what it's like during their famous Christmas Mass

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9/11 Memorial

A breath-taking and emotional stop of the tour

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Wall Street Building

Exterior View Picture Stop

NEW YORK Main Attractions Bus Tour

Our Best Tour — All the main New York City Attractions in one day

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New York Bus Tour Benefits


  • We Cut-the-line Everywhere we go on this New York Bus Tour!
  • Go to The Statue of Liberty & Pedestal with reserved access!
  • Audio Tour of Liberty Island Included
  • Only Comprehensive Tour done this way with reserved tickets!
  • Little Italy is a memorable lunch stop!
  • Visit the Empire State Building Find out more »
  • 911 Memorial Pools Stop (45 minutes)
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New York Bus Tour 9 Hour ITINERARY

Get out of the bus at these fully-guided New York stops:


STARTS AT: St. Patrick’s Cathedral (8:30 am)

Meet Your New York Tour Guide Outside in Front of the Cathedral for tour check in. The address is: 50th and 5th Avenue.
Our New York Guides get there at 8am. You’re welcome to check in early and go inside so you can get a good feel of what it’s like during their famous Christmas Mass and marvel at the majestic stained glass windows. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, is a Neo-Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral that seats the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
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  • Shuttle Arrives: 10 Minutes Prior!
  • Restrooms: Yes

Grand Central Station

We will quickly go inside Grand Central Station on 42nd Street so you can get a good feel of what it’s like during mad rush of people and the amazing ceiling that still captures the attention of locals when they visit there daily. During this New York Bus Tour stop we will only spend about 7 minutes so you can get a quick picture before we head off. Grand Central was built by the New York Central Railroad during the highest peak of American long-distance passenger trains. It’s still today the largest train station in the world by number of train platforms.

  • Duration of Stop: 7 Minutes
  • Restrooms: Yes

Empire State Building (Timed Reservation)

The Best 360° Views of NY

Time-Saver Cut-The-Line Timed Reservation! We cut 2-out-of 3 lines at Empire State Building Observatory. Visit the entire observatory in 45 minutes!
Our New York Bus Tour groups will have a timed-reservation, which means lines will be limited and we can save lots of time during our tour. We will spend more time enjoying and less time waiting. The notable downside for this is per our terms and conditions that all sales are final with regards to the Empire State Building Ticket. Please plan accordingly. Find out more »

  • Duration of Stop:45 Minutes
  • Restrooms: Yes
  • Entrance Fee: $40 Value (included in price of tour)

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

Little Italy Guided (Walking Tour)

The 9 Hour New York Bus Tours is popular on TripAdvisor because of this stop! Our Little Italy Guided Walk tour will not disappoint. We have found out from our guests that they really want to do little Italy and they want to learn as much as possible. Our New York Tour Guide will walk you down showing you the history and all of the great places for you to consider eating. While you are there, you will have time to make dinner reservations at any restaurant on the street (up to 5 minutes). The Guided walk is about 20 minutes long.

  • Duration of Stop: 20 Minutes
  • Restrooms: At the Restaurant (for lunch)

Paesano’s Restaurant Lunch Stop

We would have liked to leave this as a surprise, but we know you want to know where you are eating.
For $15 (NOT INCLUDED), we get a timed-lunch at a famous Little Italy restaurant. As soon as you sit down, you’re ordering and minutes later, we’re eating! We’ll shortly continue our great New York Bus Tour Itinerary!

  • Duration of Stop: 45 Minutes
  • Restrooms: Yes
  • Lunch: Costs not included – but well worth it!
Paesano’s Restaurant Lunch

Statue of Liberty (Reserved Ticket)

Statue of Liberty Reserved Pedestal/Monument access is finally now included on the 9 Hour New York Main Attractions Bus Tour. Most of the tickets sold to the Statue of Liberty do not include Monument/Pedestal access, but on our New York tour it does — well worth it to join a tour group to go to the Pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

  • Duration of Stop: 2.5 Hours
  • Restrooms: Yes
  • Entrance Fee: FREE (included in price of tour)

Statue of Liberty (Pedestal / Monument Reserved Ticket)

Statue of Liberty Pedestal Pass is finally now included on the 9 Hour New York Main Attractions Bus Tour. Most of the tickets sold to the Statue of Liberty do not include Monument/Pedestal access, but on our New York Bus Tour it does — well worth it to join a tour group to go to the Pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

  • Duration of Stop: 2.5 Hours
  • Restrooms: Yes
  • Entrance Fee: FREE (included in price of tour)

Subway Ride (One Stop)

Experience the NY Subway, fully guided, with historical commentary about the famous NY subway system from Liberty Island to our next New York tour stop.

  • Duration of Stop: 4 Minutes
  • Restrooms: Yes
  • Elevator Access: Yes. Handicap accessible too.
  • Entrance Fee: FREE (included in price of tour)

9/11 Memorial and Memorial Pools

While the Freedom tower is stretching over 100 floors to compete in towering strength over the Empire State Building, down below is an amazing tribute to those who lost their lives during 911. This is a breath-taking and emotional stop of the New York Bus Tour.

  • Duration of Stop: 45 Minutes
  • Restrooms: Yes

Ticker-Tape Parade Route (Guided Walk)

If we are making good time we will have time to walk the ticker tape parade route on our way to the bull, if we are not making good time, then we will drive on the actual route itself on the New York Tour Bus.

  • Duration of Stop:Brisk Walk down the route
  • Restrooms: No

Wall Street (Guided Walk)

The New York Stock Exchange is by far the world’s largest stock exchange. It was an architectural marvel for its time, with a massive open trading floor without any supporting columns, huge windows, six miles of pneumatic tubes for routing orders, and one of the world’s first air-conditioning systems. It is one of the most famous buildings in the world. You will have an opportunity to walk in front of the Wall Street Building and take pictures. Great New York Bus Tour Stop!

  • Duration of Stop: 30 Minutes (between 3 landmarks)
  • Restrooms: Possibly

Wall Street Bull (Guided Walk)

New York Bus Tour will now go see The Bull!! The Bowling Green Bull, is a 3,200-kilogram (7,100 lb) bronze sculpture by Arturo D Modica that stands near Wall Street in Bowling Green Park. Standing 11 feet (3.4 m) tall and measuring 16 feet (4.9 m) long, the oversize sculpture depicts the symbol of aggressive financial optimism and prosperity.

  • Duration of Stop:Drive by
  • Restrooms: No

Federal Hall (Guided Walk)

You will have an opportunity to walk in front of the Federal Hall on weekends and take pictures on our New York Bus Tour. On weekdays, however Federal Hall is open and you can actually go-inside. In 1939 the building was designated as Federal Hall National Historic Site. Exhibits include: George Washington’s Inauguration Gallery, Freedom of the Press, Journey to Federal Hall, New York: An American Capital.

  • Duration of Stop:30 Minutes (between 3 landmarks)
  • Restrooms: Yes, inside Federal Hall

Trinity Church (Guided Walk)

Trinity Church Wall Street is an active Episcopal Parish that has been an integral part of New York City’s history for more than 300 years. Located at Broadway and Wall Street, is an active Episcopal church with a deep history. In 1697, a little over 70 years after the Dutch settled New York as a trading post known as New Amsterdam, Trinity Church was granted a charter by King William III of England. Since then, Trinity has been an integral part of New York City. Today, Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel (just a few blocks north) are the cornerstones of Trinity Church Wall Street, a growing and vibrant Episcopal community. A great New York Bus Tour Picture Stop!

  • Duration of Stop:30 Minutes (between 3 landmarks)
  • Restrooms: Yes

ENDS AT: Times Square

New York Main Attractions Bus Tour ends in Times Square on 42nd Street. Times Square is mostly walking for pedestrians or a short affordable taxi ride to your hotel.

  • Restrooms: Yes

Other NY Sights you’ll see


  • Saint Patricks Cathedral
  • Madison Avenue
  • Union Square
  • Met Life Building
  • Chrysler Building
  • Diamond District
  • NY Public Library
  • Marble Collegiate Church
  • Flatiron Building
  • Madison Square Park
  • Greenwich Village
  • NYU
  • Cast Iron District
  • SOHO
  • Ticker Tape Parade Route
  • Old Customs House (currently Museum of American Indian)
  • Battery Park
  • Castle Clinton
  • Elizabeth Ann Seton Memorial
  • Chelsea Piers
  • USS Intrepid Aircraft Carrier
  • Hells Kitchen

Timing


  • Everyday at 8:30 am
  • 9 Hours Tour Length

* This tour operates 7 days a week and on most major holidays.


Pricing


NYC Tour — City Bus / Subway use (Fastest tour)


  • $139 Adults
  • $129 Children (< 12 years)

Includes:
– $34 Empire State Building Ticket Costs
– $19 Statue of Liberty Ticket w/ Pedestal Access Costs
– Smaller Groups
 

Note: The City Bus/Subway use option offers more time at each stop and city buses have their own lanes in the city; less traffic.


NYC Tour — Private Group Bus

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  • $159 Adults
  • $149 Children (< 12 years)

Includes:
– $34 Empire State Building Ticket Costs
– $19 Statue of Liberty Ticket w/ Pedestal Access Costs
– A Bus that Stays with us the entire time
– Ability to skip tour stops and stay on the bus.

Note: The Private Group Bus option is great for customers who need our privately owned buses close by in case they want to rest during the tour.