New York City

New York City at Night Bus Tour

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NYC at Night Bus Tour

From $59.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Experience New York lit up after dark during this evening tour of the city by bus. Hop on a bus (upgrade for a glass-topped luxury bus) for a ride past illuminated landmarks like Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the neighborhoods of SoHo and Chinatown, and disembark at the High Line for an atmospheric stroll. You can also upgrade to include tickets to the Top of the Rock observation deck.
  • Take short guided walks in High Line Park and Grand Central Station
  • View Manhattan’s glittering landmarks and famous neighborhoods
  • Upgrade to finish your tour at the Top of the Rock observation deck
  • Choose to ride in a glass-topped luxury bus or even better views

What's Included

  • Expert Local Tour Guided Narrative
  • Guided Walking Tours
  • Transportation by Climate-Controlled Bus
  • Bottled Water on Buses
  • Optional add-on tickets for the Top of The Rock Observation Deck at $35 per person
  • Optional upgrade to Glass-Top / Open-Top Convertible Bus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 770 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

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

Start time

05:30 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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 near Times Square in the evening, boarding your coach bus and meeting your guide (upgrade to explore by glass-topped luxury bus). Make your way 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.

If you wish, you can upgrade to finish the tour with a bonus stop at the Top of the Rock observation deck.

USA Guided Tours

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Times Square

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Little Island

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

The High Line

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Pier 17

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Top of the Rock

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

TriBeCa (Pass By)

Empire State Building (Pass By)

Chrysler Building (Pass By)

Grand Central Terminal

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Chelsea Market (Pass By)

Macy's Herald Square (Pass By)

Bryant Park (Pass By)

St. Patrick's Cathedral (Pass By)

New York Public Library (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Optional add-on for entry tickets to Top Of The Rock Observation Deck at $35/per person
  • Optional upgrade to Glass-Top / Open-Top Convertible Bus
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 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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Reviews

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Great tour
QuratulAin_I, Apr 2024
The tour was excellent. Our guide Lyonel was so accommodating throughout the tour; it was raining but he took us to all the places and made it as fun as possible. Would highly recommend Lyonel as your next tour guide.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
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Doesn’t follow itinerary at all!
Daniel_S, Mar 2024
The bus was comfortable and left on time. The tour guide gave historical information and was understandable. The biggest problem we had with the trip was it did not follow the itinerary at all. The tour changed at the whim of the tour guide. We were given by viator a specific plan with time to be spent at each spot. Not only did the time change but the stops and order changed completely. For instance…we booked this trip expecting to spend 20 minutes at the high line. We spent an hour. 20 minutes in 33 degree temperature would have been fine but an hour in it with a low wind chill we didn’t plan for. All in all I would not do this again or recommend it unless the tour would actually follow the advertised and paid for itinerary.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
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So much potential
Christy_C, Mar 2024
This tour had the potential to be amazing, however, we had a very bad tour guide. The guide seemed impaired - intoxicated perhaps. And offered no information about any landmarks until we got to the first walking stop, even in the walking stops the information was very tempered and not what was expected. The bus was nice, though small with very narrow aisle and seating. The bus seats 15 but felt crowded with our group of 11. We ended up dropping out of the tour less than half way in.
They care more about money than limiting spread of illness
Adedoyin_A, Feb 2024
Explained that I fell ill 6 hours prior to tour, obviously this was unforeseen, they would not let me reschedule for another day because it was past the 24 hours before the start of the tour mark. Disgusting that they would rather you go on the tour ill and risk spreading to others.
Lionel was very...
Joy_M, Feb 2024
Lionel was very informative, a pleasure, we enjoyed this great night tour. Combined bus travel and a few walking segments well. Got to cover a lot of ground on this tour. Would Recommend! It was great for our first night in NYC!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
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Tour
Kenia_H, Jan 2024
Got to see a lot in a matter of just a few hours. Timessquare, the highline, little islands, rockerfeller, and more
Response from Host, Jan 2024
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NY night view was lit
Rhett_B, Jan 2024
Great tour! Tour covered lots of must-go places. NY night view was lit. Tour guide was very informative.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
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Great way to see a lot of the city!
Katie_A, Dec 2023
This tour was delightful! We saw so many things we would never have had the time or means to do on our own. We went in late Dec so seeing the holiday lights was spectacular. Our guide, Nathan, was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating to the needs of the group. We covered a lot of sights and got to ride through neighborhoods and get a good feel of the city. The bus was comfortable and warm. Highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
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Great tour!
Kris_L, Dec 2023
We enjoyed this tour very much! It was a great way to see many highlights of New York in a short amount of time.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
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Family trip
Joaquin_T, Dec 2023
All was amazing, not favorite area. Everything was very explained and the tour guide is very knowledgeable and explaing everithing from his experience and knowledge.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
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Great must do in NYC!
Stephanie_C, Dec 2023
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and learned a lot! Saw so many things in a short amount of time. Comfortable seating and loved the top glass bus to view all the surroundings that otherwise couldn’t do walking around in the crowds. Highly recommend. Eat before the tour. :)
Response from Host, Dec 2023
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Disappointing
STEPHANIE_F, Dec 2023
It was pouring rain so it wasn’t much fun. The bus windows were fogged up making it hard to see. The steps exiting the tour of one of the events were too much for the elderly people on the tour. 3 flights of outdoor wet steps. We bailed half way thru the tour and took a cab back to our hotel.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
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Nice tour
Sheeba_J, Oct 2023
I was a bit slow but that was bc of traffic. Postcard Tim was a great tour guide. Saw some things and learned a lot that we probably wouldn’t have with other tours.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
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Great tour with walking...
Wesley_H, Oct 2023
Great tour with walking stops along the way of unique and interesting, only-known-to-the locals locals. Great little bus with open-top option. Really saw all of the lights and grandeur!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
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A must do Tim and Tony absolutely fantastic
Sandra_W, Oct 2023
Our guide Tim was so knowledgeable and showed us sights that I had never even thought of visiting. I think he gave us information about every single inch of the route we took. We got off the bus and took walks and he knew every place to take the ideal picture. He did this tour as he enjoyed sharing NYC with us not just his job to so Must say good word for Tony our driver. He did an amazing job parking and calm driving throughout our tour and was so pleasant and provided water for us
Response from Host, Oct 2023
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I was lucky enough to...
Lisa_H, Oct 2023
I was lucky enough to take this tour my first night of my trip and have Rachel as my tour guide. She was awesome, she knew all the best places for photo opportunities and made each place we stopped come to life with history and trivia about the spot. By the time the tour was done, I had a good idea of which places I would like to go back and visit. Definately was worth the time, it was one of the highlights of my trip. Thank you Rachel and James!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
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Highlight of our trip!
Jesse_E, Oct 2023
This was the highlight of our trip to Manhattan. Our guide, Postcard Tim, was fantastic, funny, and very informative. There were a million things we never would have seen or noticed without this tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
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Recommended
Scot_H, Sep 2023
Our guide Rachel was very friendly and informative. We were were taken to several spots I wanted to see but never thought we would see at night. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
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Knowledgeable and interesting
Kevin_C, Aug 2023
A brilliant insight to parts of New York that you may not necessarily visit or even think about visiting! Extremely lovely and very knowledgable ’postcard’ Tim the tour guide and the driver Manny. Well worth the money to be transported round just a few parts of this massive place.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
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Worth every penny
Caroline_S, Aug 2023
Excellent way to get a comprehensive overview of NY in a few hours. Tim was friendly, knowledgeable and made the tour fun and interesting. Regular stops with short guided walks just added to the enjoyment of the trip.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
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