The City Sights NY All Around Town Tour is the best way to see a wide swath of New York City’s most notable attractions over a two day period. The All Around Town Tour is the most comprehensive sight-seeing package City Sights offers, allowing visitors unlimited use of its four double-decker bus tours over a 48-hour period, as well as access to a 90-minute Harbor Cruise and admission to the Museum of the City of New York. The four tours included with the pass are the Downtown, Uptown & Harlem, Brooklyn and Night tours, which cover the most popular sights in New York City. On the Downtown and Uptown & Harlem buses, riders can hop on and hop off to spend more time at destinations of their choice, while being informed about them by a knowledgeable guide. As of April 1, 2013, pre-recorded narration is also available in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Hebrew.
The Downtown tour covers midtown and southern Manhattan, including many of the jewels of the vaunted New York skyline like the Empire State Building, the art-deco masterpiece Chrysler Building, and the Woolworth Building. This tour takes riders through some of the most fascinating neighborhoods in the city, from the art-lovers paradise of Chelsea, filled with galleries of contemporary art, to the bohemian Greenwich Village and the shopping mecca SoHo. There are 41 stops to get on and off on this tour, which also includes stand out culinary destinations like Little Italy and Chinatown.
Night (and Holiday Lights)
The Nights tour focuses on the unique beauty of New York after dark, when the city is aglow, from the big screens and lights of Times Square, to the spots with the best perspectives of the skyline at night. The tour also covers lesser-known sights that are enhanced by the evening atmosphere, like the Grace Church in Greenwich Village and the frenzy and energy of the East Village. The Nights bus takes a short detour into Brooklyn through the picturesque neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, then travels down the large thoroughfare of Atlantic Ave., taking in the Romanesque Revival architecture of the Brooklyn Post Office and courthouse. During the Holidays (starting Nov. 28), the Nights tour becomes the Holiday Lights tour, with a special emphasis on Times Square, the laser light show at Grand Central Terminal, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, 5th Ave, Central Park, Bryant Park, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, Radio City Music Hall and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
The Brooklyn tour covers a borough that is often unfairly overlooked by visitors. The tour focuses on Brooklyn’s beautiful Prospect Park, which occupies over 500 acres, and its entrance, the iconic Soldiers and Sailors Arch at Grand Army Plaza, a structure dedicated to Civil War soldiers and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973. Nearby is the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, known for its Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, the Brooklyn Museum, which houses the second-largest art collection in New York (trailing only the Met), and the flagship branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, located in a notable Art Moderne building constructed in 1941. Aside from the sights in the borough itself, the tour offers breathtaking views of Manhattan and the gorgeous century-old Brooklyn Bridge.
Uptown Treasures & Harlem
The Uptown Treasures & Harlem tour covers Manhattan north of Times Square and includes New York’s majestic Central Park, as well as architecturally significant landmarks like the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Riverside Church. The tour passes cultural institutions like Lincoln Center and luxury apartment buildings that are home to many internationally famous celebrities. It also takes you down 5th Ave.’s Museum Mile, the location of many of New York’s most renowned museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick Collection, The Guggenheim, and The Museum of the City of New York, for which admission is included in the All Around Tour.
Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York highlights all aspects of New York City, from past to present, including art, design, books, furniture, police and fire department collections, and theater history, with a focus on the cultural and ethnic diversity that has always been one of the city’s hallmarks. Recent exhibitions include a look at Catholic New Yorkers, the intersections of hip hop and fashion, and how immigrants found affordable housing early in the twentieth century.
Hop-On/Hop-Off Ferry Service
Also included in the All Around Town Tour is hop-on/hop-off ferry service. Three stops are included: World Financial District in Lower Manhattan, Pier 11 at South Street Seaport, and Dumbo in Brooklyn. The ferries operate from 10am to 3pm, with frequent departures.
VIP Access Pass
Purchase a VIP Access Pass ticket and you will have the benefit of priority boarding and the flexibility to board other affiliated double decker buses.
The All Around Town Tour includes access to CitySights NY tours for 48 hours.
Good for kids?
While not specifically geared towards children, the tour offers breathtaking views of New York skyscrapers and other buildings that riders of any age will appreciate. One note: The Brooklyn and Nights tours are not hop on, hop off, so there are no bathroom breaks.
Did you know?
Central Park took almost 20 years to complete and contains 36 bridges and arches, 18 entrances, and 24,000 trees.
Times Square brings in 39 million visitors a year, making it the most visited tourist attraction in the world.
Until 1898, Brooklyn was its own city. Today, if it was its own city, it would be the fourth largest city in the country.
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