New York City

NYC Bus Tour of Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens: Contrasts, Color and Character

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NYC Bus Tour of Brooklyn Bronx Queens Contrasts Color and Character
  • 6 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore four of New York City’s boroughs with this all-day guided bus tour. Ride around comfortably and learn about Harlem’s African-American history at the Apollo Theater, see the graffiti murals and colorful street art in the Bronx and Brooklyn, immerse yourself in downtown Flushing’s Chinatown, and experience the culture and traditions of Brooklyn’s Hasidic Jewish community.
  • Get a comprehensive look at New York City’s boroughs with this tour
  • This tour is a good option for both first-time and returning visitors
  • Enjoy waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge
  • Depart from a convenient location in Midtown Manhattan

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 840 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

    Meet at the corner of 8th Avenue and 51 Street. The closest address is 840 8th Avenue. Your guide will be wearing an orange hat AND/OR a blue top or jacket.

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

  • Lafayette Street & Canal Street
    Lafayette St & Canal St, New York, NY 10013, USA

    This tour ends in between Little Italy and Chinatown in Manhattan

What To Expect

Times Square / Theater District

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Apollo Theater

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Yankee Stadium

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bushwick Collective Street Art

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Williamsburg (Pass By)

Brooklyn Bridge Park

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Little Italy

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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1,360 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Awesome tour.
Jimmy_W, Apr 2024
James Quinn was an excellent guide. Had a great time. Very knowledgeable. Very friendly. I highly recommend this tour.
I strongly recommend this tour
Zissis_S, Apr 2024
Jim is an excellent guide, resourceful and extremely helpful. Joe was a very good driver. The two together made our tour very enjoyable and this despite the cold and rainy conditions
Kelsey_B, Apr 2024
Got to see some really cool areas and learn history. Had a fun time exploring the city and seeing different areas.
Excellent storytelling by...
Charles_D, Apr 2024
Excellent storytelling by James Q our tour guide. The Bronx always had bad press, but was the best vibe!
Solange is the best and the tour was great
Patrick_G, Apr 2024
This was a very organized and informative tour. The driver was competent and the host (guide) Solange R. was great!! Solange's enthusiasm and energy were infectious, and even though I've been to NY on multiple occasions, I learned and saw more than I ever expected.
Great Day!
Catherine_R, Mar 2024
We had a great trip! Solange (our guide) was knowledgeable and personable. We learned so much about the culture and history of the boroughs. To quote my daughter “ it was like a podcast with visuals.” We would highly recommend for anyone who wants to get out of Manhattan and explore!
Great tour!
Lauren_M, Mar 2024
We had a great time with Jim and Mr. Wang! It was amazing to experience so much in one day! 6 hours well worth it!
Great cultural immersion
Phillip_T, Mar 2024
Solange was an excellent tour guide, her knowledge of the neighborhood and surrounding area is very valuable. Thank s was the best tour I’ve taken with Viator. I would highly recommend this tour to family and friends.
5 boroughs rour
Christine_N, Mar 2024
The tour was absolutely wonderful and our tour guide Solange was very knowledgeable about many things concerning the 5 boroughs. She was also very knowledgeable about the different cultures in each area. I loved the tour and would definitely recommend it to anyone coming here
Best tour ever !!
Anebel_H, Mar 2024
Our tour guide, Tom was exceptional! He truly captured the essence of New York City with his vivid descriptions, captivating stories , wittiness and knowledge. The destinations are off the beaten path and the history of NYC is explained through sights, sounds and fascinating narratives. This tour is a must !! Highly recommend this unforgettable experience!
Tour of NYC boroughs was great
Linda_S, Mar 2024
Learning history of area. The guide was great and so was the driver. Was surprised at all the history of each borough.
I would do it all over again!!’
Tina_P, Mar 2024
Jim was super nice and knowledgeable!!!!! He gave us a lot of history all of the areas we visited, pointed out significant sights we should pay attention to and since he is a local, he gave us a local’s point of view. Jim was awesome!!
Wonderful Tour
Julie_K, Mar 2024
Tony was a wonderful guide. He had so much knowledge. We really enjoyed the tour and learned so much.
Our tour guide was very...
Marisela_R, Feb 2024
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the experience that much better! It was nice to get out of the city and explore the diversity of the surrounding burrows.
A lot of community exposure in a short time.
Kristen_W, Feb 2024
Our guide Kevin provided a great narrative during the tour. The stops along the way were timely and interesting.
Best tour of NYC
Stacey_b, Jan 2024
The tour guide Ms Solange Rodríguez was very informative. I like that she allowed time off the bus to explore. This is a must in NYC especially if it’s your first time.
Would recommend
Sara_T, Jan 2024
Such an interesting area and Jim our tour guide made it memorable with his dry sense of humour. It gave you a great introduction into the history and culture of these areas.
Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn tour
Kimberly_O, Jan 2024
This tour was great! The tour guide was very informative and the tour itself exposed us to so much of NYC! Definitely worth the money and I would say I'd do the tour again 1 day.
Around Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn in 1 day!
Susy_C, Jan 2024
What a great day which could not be done on our own. Jorge was a great tour guide and did not hesitate to want us to enjoy our day. He was very knowledgeable and we had an amazing day. No need to hire a car, just do this tour and you will not be disappointed.
Tom, our tour bus guide was by far the best tour bus guide we've ever had. Very knowledgeable about the area and sense.
riddickjeff, Jan 2024
Seeing Yankee stadium and Flushing tennis stadium. I've always wanted to see the entire city and The Bronx, Brooklyn and Harlem were very interesting.

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