New York City

NYC Must-See Highlights of Manhattan Bus Tour

Badge of ExcellenceNew York, United States
New York Must See Combo Tour
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Check off your ultimate NYC bucket list as you sightsee through vibrant neighbourhoods in a climate controlled bus, cruise past Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on a ferry, and immerse in Ground Zero and Central Park by foot. This top value combo tour will allow you to experience over a dozen must-see New York attractions. With just one ticket, you can see more of the Big Apple, enjoy skyline views, and take advantage of the hassle-free included transportation.
  • Travel by climate-controlled bus to take in all New York’s must-see highlights in a 6-hour tour through diverse neighborhoods, from Chinatown and Little Italy to SoHo and Greenwich Village.
  • Learn all about New York’s famous attractions and insider secrets with your expert, local guide.
  • Ride the Staten Island Ferry to see the NYC skyline, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and Statue of Liberty.
  • Pause for reflection at the 9/11 Memorial, featuring the largest manmade waterfalls in the country.
  • Check iconic locations like Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Park, and Central Park off your NYC bucket list.

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Statue of Liberty and NYC skyline views from the boat
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • FAO Schwarz
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111, USA

    Meet at W 49th and Rockefeller Plaza, side window of FAO Schwarz toy store. Nearby Subway stations include B, D, F, M. Your guide will be wearing an orange hat AND/OR a blue shirt or jacket.

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

  • West 49th Street & 7th Avenue
    W 49th St & 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

    Tour ends at Time Square. Near W49th St and 7th Ave.

What To Expect

Rockefeller Center

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Madison Square Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Empire State Building (Pass By)

Flatiron Building (Pass By)

Greenwich Village (Pass By)

SoHo (Pass By)

Chinatown (Pass By)

Wall Street (Pass By)

Trinity Church (Pass By)

Charging Bull (Wall Street Bull) (Pass By)

Statue of Liberty (Pass By)

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Vessel (Pass By)

Intrepid Museum (Pass By)

Columbus Circle (Pass By)

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (Pass By)

American Museum of Natural History (Pass By)

Central Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Pass By)

Times Square

10 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 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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259 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great guide, excellent value!
Maria_S, Feb 2024
A lot of tours can take you around Manhattan on a bus, but this tour was made fantastic by our guide, Chris. He was extremely professional, but also made this tour very fun. We went on a cold and windy day, but Chris managed to keep all of us in good spirits with his in-depth knowledge, personal insights, and light-hearted jokes. We covered a lot of ground in 6 hours. It was a great value for the money.
Awesome tour!!!
Christopher_O, Feb 2024
Chris was a great tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and gave a lot of history. Chris throw in special jokes.
An absolute MUST!
Jeremy_S, Feb 2024
What an amazing experience! This is like a cruise. A sampler of all the important sites and areas so you know what you want to come back to. Our guide Tom was fantastic! He had a sense of humor and a mind of knowledge!
Good check the box tour
RenaK_G, Jan 2024
Good check the box trip. See the sights. Some walking… I did think we would go IN 9/11 museum. Tour guide had good info would have liked more of Central Park and less about guide’s personal family stories.
New York awesome experience!
Mark_H, Jan 2024
Got to experience so many things with an expert who knew the history and made the whole trip a "conversation" vs a lecture. Chris, our ambassador was outstanding!
Great tour
Karine_L, Jan 2024
This tour is a perfect way to see the highlights of New York in a short time. Chris was cheerful and very knowledgeable about the city. Happy new year!
Manhatten bus tour
Matthew_W, Jan 2024
The whole trip was an enjoyable experience. Our tour guide Chris was brilliant very knowledgeable and informative from beginning to end. Ok there was a slight issue towards the end which had an impact, but this was out of Chris's control, apart from that we thoroughly enjoyed it. Would highly recommend especially if Chris is your guide
Would definitely recommend!
Jazzmyn_B, Dec 2023
Kevin was great) very knowledgeable and fun! He was very detailed and provided great commentary during our journey. He made sure his group was well taken care of and stuck together!
Great NYC tour of all the major sites
Jeremy_M, Dec 2023
We had a great experience with this tour. It hit all the main sites and was extremely low stress. Our tour guide Ray was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed seeing New York like this so that we could know what sited we wanted to go back and spend more time on.
Good overview of basic sites
Monica_B, Dec 2023
Experienced tour guide. Great coverage of some basic sites. Regarding booking through Viator, it should have been more clearly stated that it was a six hour tour. We did not realize that when we booked. Also, it was a mix of bus tour and walking. That was great for us, but some people were surprised at the amount of walking. The ferry ride was fun, and we appreciated multiple bathroom breaks.
Great value for short family trip
Paulette_R, Dec 2023
This tour included all of the major things we wanted to do in Manhattan during our short trip to New York. It was great not having to think about how to get to these places! Our bus driver took all the stress out of transportation in New York. Our guide, Kevin, grew up in New York and had so much insight and knowledge! He took good care of us and never hesitated to stop to answer a question. He narrated as we were travelling past the different areas of the city too so that we kept learning. This tour was a great value for our family.
Great experience
Andrea_R, Dec 2023
Tom was our tour guide he was a very knowledgeable gentleman and made the whole experience great! Couldn’t have asked for a better tour!
The tour was broken up into perfect intervals of walking and riding.
Ana_G, Dec 2023
Chris our tour guide was simply amazing!! He was extremely knowledgeable. It appears he loves his job and this city.
NY fun time
Seth_J, Dec 2023
Ray is very funny, nice, low key and knowledgeable. You spend the right amount of time at all the attractions.
A great day in NYC
Laura_K, Dec 2023
Informative while seeing all the “must see” spots in nyc. Our guide Kevin was knowledgable and made the tour interactive.
NYC Tour Pretty Decent for the $
Michael_C, Dec 2023
Tom was very well versed on content for the tour...What I didn't like was that we immediately started the tour at the cafe shop at Rockefeller Plaza for coffee, bagels, restrooms me a waste of 45 minutes for a tour...that at the latter portion of the tour when everyone needed a restroom break, we were stuck at Central Park, and the tour bus operator conveniently didn't have the key to the restroom on the tour we all got dropped near Times Square and ran for bathrooms rather than stand around and wrap up the tour with comments and questions...
Best sightseeing excursion
Alison_I, Dec 2023
Tom was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and funny. A lot of great info and sights. Very affordable. Great time.
The tour was excellent,...
Lidia_P, Dec 2023
The tour was excellent, made all the better by our experienced guide Tom. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting New York.
Our guide, Chris Lee was...
KellyL_F, Dec 2023
Our guide, Chris Lee was super. Made it fun and we learned so much. Particularly enjoyed hearing about how New York has evolved over the years.
Modern and Historical tour of NYC
Heather_H, Dec 2023
Chris Lee was an amazing tour guide! So many great sights, and he provided a lot of history about them!

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