About Freestyle New York– Gray Line New York
Freestyle New York is Gray Line's deluxe double-decker bus tour: 72 hours of hop-on, hop-off travel on the company’s main bus loops, plus tickets to either three or five attractions that include the Empire State Building observation deck, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square, the Radio City Stage Door Tour and more. Freestyle New York gives visitors three full days in which to see the city to fit their own schedule and interests, without being locked into a rigid schedule.
In operation since 1926, Gray Line New York is famous for its double-decker bus tours, which allow visitors to experience the energy and immediacy of New York City while enjoying the convenience of a motor tour. Gray Line also pioneered “hop on, hop off” service: Customers can leave the bus to take a closer look at any attraction that interests them – the Empire State Building, for instance, or United Nations Headquarters – and then rejoin the tour when the next bus arrives.
Freestyle New York is an all-access pass to Gray Line's four major bus loops – Uptown, Downtown, Brooklyn, and Night loop (a.k.a. the Night Tour). The Uptown Loop includes the West Side, Lincoln Center, Grant's Tomb, Central Park and Harlem. The Downtown Loop includes the Empire State Building, Times Square, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, Wall Street, the South Street Seaport and Midtown.
The Brooklyn and Night loops aren't hop-on, hop-off. Brooklyn includes a drive over the Manhattan Bridge and visits to DUMBO, Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, and the brownstones of Fort Greene. The Night Tour offers sparkling nighttime views of New York's city lights in neighborhoods like Times Square, the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, the Empire State Building, Chinatown, SoHo and Little Italy.
All of the tours include knowledgeable tour guides who explain the history and significance of the sights.
In addition to the bus tours, Freestyle New York offers a wide variety of tickets to attractions, meals and museums, including the City Sightseeing Cruises, the Empire State Building, and the Lincoln Center Tour, to the American Museum of Natural History and the Grotte Azzurra Restaurant in Little Italy.
Between two and three hours for individual loops; 72 hours for the pass.
Did you know?
Ticket holders often take the Downtown Loop to Battery Park, where they get on the Brooklyn bus. After returning from the Brooklyn Loop, they resume the Downtown Loop for the rest of the tour.
The Freestyle New York Tour is ideal for new visitors to the city who want to experience as much as they can in 72 hours. Between the four bus loops and the discounted ticket packages, there is something available for everyone. "Culture vultures" will be thrilled with tickets to the Metropolitan Museum of Art; opera buffs will take the Lincoln Center tour; military enthusiasts will head to the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum; and everyone will enjoy the harbor cruises and the Uptown, Downtown and Brooklyn bus tours.
Good for kids?
The Freestyle New York package really does offer something for everyone. Kids who think planes and ships are cool will love the Intrepid Museum and the South Street Seaport; kids who are more interested in clothes and fashion can go to the Museum of Arts and Design; and kids who like the weird and gross can visit attractions like Ripley's Believe It or Not and Bodies…the Exhibition.
Freestyle New York – Gray Line New York
Starts: Uptown Loop, Night Loop & Downtown Loop leavefrom the Gray Line Visitors Center, 777 8th Ave. (between 47th& 48th Sts.); Brooklyn Loop leaves from Battery Park, New York, NY 10036
Ends: Uptown Loop, Night Loop & Downtown Loop: Midtown; Brooklyn Loop: Battery Park.
C, E to 50th St. (8th Ave); N, Q, R to 49th St. (7th Ave.)
Preview the Freestyle New York 72 Hour Pass from Gray Line NY