About the All Around Town Tour - Gray Line City Sightseeing New York
The 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 comprehensive sightseeing package gives visitors unlimited use of its five double-decker bus tours over a 48-hour period, as well as the Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Ferry. The five tours included with the pass are the Downtown, Uptown, Brooklyn, Bronx and Night tours, which cover the most popular sights in New York City. On each tour you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, and re-recorded narration is also available in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, 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 Chrysler Building and the Woolworth Building. This tour takes riders through some of the most fascinating neighborhoods in the city, including bohemian Greenwich Village and the shopping mecca SoHo. There are multiples stops to get on and off on this tour, which also includes stand out culinary destinations like Little Italy and Chinatown.
The Uptown Treasures 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. The tour passes cultural institutions like Lincoln Center and takes you down Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile, home to renowned museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick Collection, The Guggenheim and The Museum of the City of New York.
Get out of Manhattan to see a whole new borough. Stops for the Brooklyn tour include the Brooklyn Promenade/Cadman Plaza, the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Botanic Garden, and Grand Army Plaza at the entrance to Prospect Park. You'll also get views of Brooklyn as well as the Manhattan skyline as you travel to and from the borough.
Keep going north past Harlem to reach the Bronx. You'll learn all about the history and culture of the borough and can hop off at one of the most famous landmarks – Yankee Stadium.
Night (and Holiday Lights)
The Nights tour focuses on the unique beauty of New York after dark, when the city is aglow. The Night 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.
Hop-On/Hop-Off Ferry Service
Also included in the All Around Town Tour is hop-on/hop-off ferry service. Four stops are included: Pier 78 at 38th Street on Manhattan's West Side, 199 Vesey Street Pier 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 Gray Line City Sightseeing New York 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 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.
Gray Line City Sightseeing New York Visitor Center Location Information:
777 8th Ave.
New York , NY 10036
Passes for the All Around Town Tour can be picked up at the CitySights NY Visitor Center in Madame Tussaud's
A, C, E to 42nd St./Port Authority; 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S to Times Square/42nd St.