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start: 5:30 PM
duration: 4.5 hours
place: 7th Avenue (50/51 streets)
type: Bus Tours
glass-top bus $89 / $89 per adult / per child book now
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Experience awesome New York City sites at night, as you hop aboard our comfortable glass-top bus for a comprehensive, fully-guided bus tour of NYC at night. Your tour guide will accompany you and will get off with you at each stop, helping you see a different side of New York City!

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This 4.5-hour guided night bus tour includes stops at the High Line Park and Little Island on the Hudson River, Grand Central Terminal, Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, and Times Square! The tour starts at 5:30 pm in the Times Square area on 7th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets (in the middle of the block), and ends at 10 pm at the same location.

We leave our starting/ending location in Times Square and go to our first stop – one of the most fascinating attractions in New York City – the High Line Park. The stop includes a 15-minute walk on the elevated, linear park that was originally a railway dating back to the industrial days of the west side of Manhattan.

We continue our guided walk to NYC’s newest outdoor space – Little Island – a 2.4-acre public park on the Hudson River (skipped Dec 1 – 31).

Off to Pier 17 at the historic South Street Seaport for magnificent views of the Downtown Brooklyn skyline and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge at night!

Our next stop is Grand Central Terminal for a quick indoor tour of this iconic NYC landmark and the views of the Chrysler Building and NYC’s newest skyscraper – One Vanderbilt!

The bus heads back to the heart of NYC – Times Square, back to our original starting point on 7th Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets.

If you purchased Top of The Rock Observatory tickets – 50th Street and 6th Avenue is the last stop on the tour. Here, you will proceed to the entrance into TOR Observatory on 50th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues (30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112)

Top of the Rock Observation Deck is perched 70 stories above at Rockefeller Center and offers a 3-floors of panoramic, 360-degree views unequaled anywhere else in New York City. Explore all the architecture and landmarks by day or sunset, including the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building, or become memorized by the lights of the ‘city that never sleeps’.

Additional sites and neighborhoods you’ll also see from the comfort of your bus include the Tribeca neighborhood, where celebrities Robert De Niro and Taylor Swift live, Midtown East, Battery Park City, the Chelsea Piers, the East Village, the Financial District, the Meatpacking District, the three bridges along the East River – Brooklyn Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, and Manhattan Bridge, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, the United Nations Building, One World Trade Center, the MetLife Building, the Chrysler Building, and more!

Please note that our night tour becomes NYC Holiday Lights Tour between December 1 – 31, offering a unique seasonal experience. It includes special stops like Winter Garden Hall and the Wall Street area, showcasing festive lights and decorations.

Itinerary

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Hudson Yards and The Highline Park
  • enjoy a unique park built on a historic, elevated rail line!
  • witness the mesmerizing “Shine Bright Only at Hudson Yards” light show (Dec 1 - 31)
Winter Garden Hall (Seasonal: Dec 1 - 31)
  • experience the enchanting Luminaries Light Show (Dec 1 - 31)
Little Island (Skipped: Dec 1 - 31)
  • visit NYC's newest outdoor space - a 2.4-acre public park on the Hudson River!
Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
  • enjoy magnificent views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Downtown Brooklyn skyline
Grand Central Terminal
  • inside guided tour
  • views of the Chrysler Building and the newest NYC skyscraper - One Vanderbilt!
Top of The Rock Observation Deck optional upgrade: add tickets for Top Of The Rock Observation Deck (+$35 per person)
Rockefeller Center (drop-off point: Dec 1 - 31)
  • Christmas Tree (Dec 1 - 31)
Drive by
  • Empire State Building
  • UN Building
  • Chrysler Building
  • 5th Avenue
  • Rockefeller Center (drop-off point: Dec 1 - 31)
  • Macy's
  • Bryant Park
  • Radio City Music Hall
Drive through
  • Midtown East
  • Financial District
  • Chelsea
  • Tribeca
  • Battery Park City
  • Little Italy
  • East Village
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Reviews

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3/30/22 USA Guided Tours-New York
Great night bus tour

My daughter and I loved this tour. Our guide was great! He shared the history of NYC landmarks and took us on walking tours of some areas, offering first-hand and up-close views. Thanks for a great time! - Gwen

Awesome trip

We had an awesome experience on our trip! Very informative guide and very good driver! He spoke clearly and answered everyone’s questions! Highly recommend this trip! - Jane F.

A must try!

Best tour experience Tim is the best tour guide you can get… he is funny and keep the trip exciting by playing mind games with you . Highly recommended - Mohammad S.

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Google Reviews

4.6
Brandy Page

All I can say is Kudos to Betty for being an amazing driver through the city! She kept everyone safe through the smallest areas of the roads, Excellent driver! Jim was spectacular hosting us through the city.. from joking to detailed info of the city he kept everyone entertained. This was my first time doing a tour in a city before as well as a first time visit to NYC and I couldn't of had a better time anywhere else.

Chack Paon

Excellent dusk to dark tour of NYC. Robert the tour guide, life long New Yorker, gave the insider view of life and history of the City that never sleeps. Best part of the tour is the three different bus stops and walks that give you an insiders visit to some of the best landmarks. The bus was comfortable, climate controlled and complementary water. Highly recommend this tour that feels private not just a hop on hop off double decker. Bonus points when the tour ended at the last stop we saw Pam Anderson leaving her Broadway play!

Chack Paon

Excellent dusk to dark tour of NYC. Robert the tour guide, life long New Yorker, gave the insider view of life and history of the City that never sleeps. Best part of the tour is the three different bus stops and walks that give you an insiders visit to some of the best landmarks. The bus was comfortable, climate controlled and complementary water. Highly recommend this tour that feels private not just a hop on hop off double decker. Bonus points when the tour ended at the last stop we saw Pam Anderson leaving her Broadway play!

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FAQs

Why type of buses does USA Guided Tours use?

This particular night tour is conducted with glass-top buses, part of our luxury tour bus fleet – providing a comfortable and climate-controlled environment for an enjoyable touring experience, while also offering protection from the elements. We cater to various group sizes with a diverse fleet of vehicles, from SUVs to premium motor-coaches, ensuring that our private tours can be customized for couples or large groups alike. To maintain a more intimate atmosphere on our public tours, we intentionally limit the capacity of our tour buses to keep the average group size small.
We do our best to keep large, same-party groups together on the same bus, but please remember that the seating is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you claim your seats – they’re reserved only for you for the duration of the tour.

Are we allowed to bring luggage on the tour?

Unfortunately, our shuttles are not wheelchair accessible, nor is there storage for baby strollers. If you have a wheelchair, please call us to make special vehicle arrangements for your tour. Some of our tours involve longer walks so if you like, you may stay on board the shuttle, near the landmark, without exiting the shuttle bus every time.

What is USA Guided Tours cancelation policy?

Free Cancellation up to 24 Hours in Advance > if you cancel your booking 24 hours in advance of your tour departure time – a full refund will be issued

 

Free Cancellation up to 1 Hour in Advance With Tour Booking Insurance > if you purchase Tour Booking Insurance at $5.99 per person, booking cancellations may be made up to 1 hour in advance of your tour departure time for a full refund

What are the blackout dates for tours?

Mar 17 NYC Half Day Marathon – All Tours Closed
July 4 Independence Day – Night Tours Closed
Nov 28 Thanksgiving Day – All Tours Closed
Dec 24 Christmas Eve – Night Tours Closed
Dec 25 Christmas Day – All Tours Closed
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve – All Tours Closed

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