Want to see New York City from the streets and from the water? The Land and Liberty Tour - Gray Line NY includes passes to four different bus tours that travel Manhattan from top to bottom and venture across the river into Brooklyn, plus a ticket to a 60-minute cruise.
The bus tours are part of the All Loops package, which covers four tours to be completed in a 48-hour period. The Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop, Brooklyn Loop, and Night Tour include rides on a double decker bus with knowledgeable guides narrating the routes, detailing the history behind they city's famous buildings and locations.
Ticketholders can hop on, hop off with the Uptown and Downtown Loops, which allows riders to explore the attractions that interest them most, and then just get on the next bus. The Uptown Loop travels to Central Park West, American Museum of Natural History, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and the Apollo Theater. The Downtown Loop includes Times Square, the Empire State Building, Chinatown, and more.
The Brooklyn Loop and Night Tours are not hop on, hop off. The Brooklyn Loop includes a ride over the Manhattan Bridge and passes some of the borough's most impressive structures, including the Brooklyn Museum and Grand Army Plaza. The Night Tour shows off the city after dark when Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and Greenwich Village are all lit up.
The other component of the package is the 60-minute CitySightseeing Cruise Downtown. This is an official cruise of the U.S. National Park Service, and you’ll hear a recorded narrative from park rangers, historians, and scientists about the significance of the sights that are passing as you cruise along Manhattan. Some of the highlights of the cruise are the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the South Street Seaport, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Each of the bus loops is between two and three hours long, while the Downtown cruise is 60 minutes.
Did you know?
When the Statue of Liberty was erected in 1886, it was the tallest structure in the city of New York. From the base of the pedestal to the top of the torch’s flame, it measures 305 feet, 1 inch.
All Loops 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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