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New York City at Night Bus Tour

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience New York, the ‘city that never sleeps,’ magically lit up after dark during this guided evening tour of the city by bus. Begin with a short nighttime stroll along the city’s famous High Line Park, then hop on a bus for a ride past illuminated landmarks like Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the neighborhoods of SoHo and Chinatown, and take a short walk through Grand Central Terminal.
  • Take short guided walks in High Line Park and Grand Central Station
  • View Manhattan’s glittering landmarks and famous neighborhoods
  • See Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo and more
  • Learn about New York’s history and top sights from your onboard guide
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Expert Local Tour Guided Narrative
Guided Walking Tours
Transportation by Luxury Tour Bus
Bottled Water on Buses
Optional: add tickets for the Edge Observation Deck at $35 per person
Two bus options: closed-top luxury bus (standard) or glass-top/open-top convertible bus (upgrade)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Lunch
770 7th Ave , 770 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

On 7th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets (middle of the block) in Manhattan

5:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Discover the magical atmosphere of New York’s most iconic landmarks lit up after dark during this combined walking and bus excursion. There’s no better way to get a sense for the 24-hour energy of this fast-paced world capital than by seeing its most famous sights illuminated at night.

Begin your trip at Times Square in the evening, boarding your coach bus and meeting your guide. Make your way by bus to your first stopping point, the city’s beautiful Grand Central Terminal, for a guided inside tour.

Jump aboard the bus for a sightseeing trip through the glowing nighttime streets of Lower Manhattan and Midtown. Explore famous upscale areas like SoHo, Tribeca, and Greenwich Village, pass by the iconic Washington Square Park and see other Big Apple attractions, listening as your guide shares details about the city’s history, celebrity residents and key landmarks.

Lastly, head to the High Line to learn about the origins of this incredible addition to New York’s green space from your guide, discovering its former role as a freight railway that was abandoned for decades before being transformed into the urban oasis you see today. Join your guide on a quick stroll, offering a chance to admire its cutting-edge design, a landscape of local plants, open green spaces, and public art.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
USA Guided Tours NY
This experience is offered by USA Guided Tours NYC
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Times Square
Starts at 5:30 pm Duration: 4 Hours
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Little Island
Visit NYC's newest outdoor space - a 2.4-acre public park on the Hudson River!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The High Line
Guided Stop
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pier 17
Experience amazing views of the Brooklyn Skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Central Terminal
Guided Inside Tour
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hudson Yards
Our last stop is NYC's newest and trendiest neighborhood - Hudson Yards and the city's new landmark - gigantic spiral staircase - Vessel.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Edge NYC
Optional: add tickets for Edge Observation Deck ($35 per person) and finish your night tour with a beautiful view of the city at night! Please note that if you purchased Edge Observatory tickets - Hudson Yards is the last stop on your tour
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
TriBeCa
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Empire State Building
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Chrysler Building
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Chinatown
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Chelsea Market
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SoHo
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Greenwich Village
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Rockefeller Center
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Hell's Kitchen
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St. Patrick's Cathedral
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New York Public Library
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Greenwich Village
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Macy's Herald Square
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Bryant Park
View From the Bus
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Little Italy
View From the Bus
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Effective Immediately, All Guests to Edge Observation Deck Ages 12 Years or Older Will Need to Show Valid Proof of Vaccination Against Covid-19. Proof of vaccines may include any of the following: A photo or hard copy of their CDC vaccination card / NYC COVID Safe App / New York State Excelsior App / Official vaccine record OR A photo or hard copy of an official vaccination record of a vaccine administered outside the United States for one of the following vaccines approved for use by the World Health Organization: AstraZeneca/SK Bioscience, Serum Institute of India/COVISHIELD and Vaxzevria, Sinopharm, or Sinovac. All guests 18 years or older require a photo ID in addition to proof of vaccination.
  • Two bus options: closed-top luxury bus (standard) or glass-top/open-top convertible bus (upgrade)
  • Please note that if you purchased Edge Observatory tickets - Hudson Yards is the last stop on your tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY USA Guided Tours NY
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New York City at Night Bus Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by New York City at Night Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New York City at Night Bus Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by New York City at Night Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New York City at Night Bus Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by New York City at Night Bus Tour.

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  • "Take this tour if you want a fun, intimate group tour." See review
  • "This tour is best to do at beginning of your stay so you have time to revisit your favorite spots." See review
  • "I recommend this tour over the tours that are captive on a bus." See review

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star-5
Night tour
Catherine_M
, Aug 2022
Rachel was a great tour guide. The night tour was great in the summer. We got to see a little bit of everything with some background
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our tour. Hope to see you again.
star-4
Surprised
Cathy_C
, Jul 2022
Little Island and High Line Park are places we wouldn't have gone to on our own but were both great!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our tour. Hope to see you again.
star-5
Guide was wonderful,...
Gregory_M
, Jul 2022
Guide was wonderful, engaging, and eager to meet all needs and answer all questions. Also very informative. Excellent tour!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our tour. Hope to see you again.
star-1
BE-WARE BE-CLEAR
shahabhis
, Jul 2022
I need a refund First of all the location was horrible and no one showed up hon time , there were no board / plaque card to explain where are we supposed to go We called up and finally were told to look for a lady in orange T-shirt I was told that this trip requires us to sit and watch different places, instead it was a walking tour and extremely tiring for my parents The places we were promised were not shown at all and it was a complete waste of time When I contacted the tour guys on the bus , they said may be the operator did not inform us properly
star-5
Everything was awesome ....
Mike_F
, Jul 2022
Everything was awesome . And Jim and Tim were great stops were awesome and educational . Water bottles were cold
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our tour. Hope to see you again.
star-4
Guide crew are good at...
Alberto_R
, Jul 2022
Guide crew are good at their job, I regretted to trust the guy that booked me in for Niagara Falls, I didn’t know the are and he told me that would do as a big favor to pick me up at my hotel, now I understand that Downtown Buffalo is like 40 mnts away from the Niagara Falls, so that favor wasn’t sincere , you must know who booked me for that tour. Other than that all people the guides, Drvers where good at out of my 3 tours thank you to the guides .
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Please contact VIATOR, we do not operate any Niagara Falls tours,
star-3
Disappointing
Kristin_G
, Jul 2022
We chose the open top option for this tour. Our guide was Gwen, I'm not sure if she is new to the company, but for someone who claims to be a native New Yorker and who has been working on tours for 20+ years, it didn't seem like she knew much about the city. Maybe it was an off day? If you think that this tour will be a great way to see the city lit up at night and explore different neighborhoods and see the park and waterfront; think again. We did get to see the waterfront at one of the piers, but were led through the line of angry people waiting in line for a concert. We were also surprised about how much walking there was... we made a quick - emphasis on quick - at Little Island Park. If you would stop to take a picture, the guide would still be walking away. We then crossed the street to walk the high line. I'm not sure what the point of this was, because there really isn't much to see. The stop of Grand Central was nice. Our last stop was at the Edge. The tour description really needs to say that if you choose to add on Edge tickets, that you much find your own transportation back to Times Square. I more than likely would not take this tour again or recommend it to one of my friends.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your opinion, we will take into account your suggestions to improve our service.
star-5
Great tour with Rachel
ANDREW_M
, Jul 2022
So many places to see! Interesting facts and information. Gave us subway info too. Our tour guide Rachel was amazing!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our tour. Hope to see you again.
star-3
Wasn't what we expected...
Katie_R
, Jul 2022
My husband and I wanted a NYC Night Tour for our two young adult children. There was not a good description of the tour on the Viator site where I bought it - so most of it was a surprise as we went along. The shuttle was extremely stuffy (the weather was in the '90's!). It was difficult to hear the tour guide (Gwen) at times. It definitely didn't have the "Magic" touch of NYC. Feel a bit bland. Was difficult to see out van since not open top. We visited some nice spots, but there were many more I was hoping to visit. Overall, it was good, just not great. It was a bit boring and lacked energy & spunk. :-( We spent $236.00 and gave up several hours of our time in NY...and it was just okay. I'd give the tour a 6.5/7 out of 10.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your opinion, we will take into account your suggestions to improve our service
star-5
Great Experience!
Brian_C
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide (Rachel S.) was amazing! Very professional and knowledgeable. She explained everything in deep, and took care of the entire group all the time. This is a very well organized tour and a fantastic opportunity to learn about NY’s history.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoy our tour. Hope to see you again.
star-5
Texans in NY
Cassie_W
, Jun 2022
Everything was great!! We really enjoyed Grand Central Station and of course Time Square was amazing!! Brendan was our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable of all of the sites!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoy our tour. Hope to see you again.
star-5
The New Yorker
Andrew_H
, Jun 2022
The tour guide certainly kept us entertained. She made my first day in New York memorable. She also very precise in her knowledge. It was an overall fun experience.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoy our tour. Hope to see you again.
star-3
I do think the guide can...
teresa_b
, Jun 2022
I do think the guide can “make or break” this experience. The BMW bus and the driver were great but the guide was just “average”
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for you opinion, we will take into account your suggestions to improve our service.
star-5
Rachel was the best your guide, hands down!
DestinyBoutain
, Jun 2022
This tour was the best. Our tour guide Rachel was amazing and very informative. She made the ride super fun and enjoyable. 10/10 recommended!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your opinion, we are glad to know that you enjoyed our tour. We hope to see you again.
star-5
Interesting and informative
Suzanne_H
, Jun 2022
We enjoyed the night tour. Our guide was very interesting and informative. We enjoyed seeing the city in the evening.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your opinion, we are glad to know that you enjoyed our tour. We hope to see you again.
star-5
SO WORTH IT!
Guy_G
, Jun 2022
I think I’m more upset that we did not remember the tour guides name but he was fabulous & we would definitely take another tour with him. My sisters & I enjoyed every second with his knowledge, the stories he shared & the comfortable conversations and the sites we got to see.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your opinion, we are glad to know that you enjoyed our tour. We hope to see you again.
star-5
It was great to be able...
Stephanie_A
, Jun 2022
It was great to be able to stop and look around up close to everything. The newer areas of NYC, how they came about and information was great.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your opinion, we are glad to know that you enjoyed our tour. We hope to see you again.
star-5
Great experience
Carmen_R
, May 2022
Great experience for the price…really enjoyed myself the tour was awesome. I would go again. The weather was also nice
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your opinion, we are glad to know that you enjoyed our tour. We hope to see you again.
star-3
Just ok. Could be better.
Susan_B
, May 2022
Roof of the bus was open which was nice. Guide could have been better and was hard to hear in the back. Asked him to use the microphone but he kept forgetting and the traffic with the open roof made it hard to hear even when he did.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Susan, thank you for taking the time write your review. We appreciate your input and will make sure those microphones are in optimal condition! We asked the tour guides to check the PA system volume too... Regards, Pedro
star-5
Excellent Tour!
Thomas_R
, May 2022
Rachel & Manny were most excellent (again). We took the day tour with them last year. Rachel has a lot of history and backstories for just about everything we saw on the trip.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoy our tour. Hope to see you again

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