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.
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.
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.
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