About Night-Time City Lights Tour
If you want to find out how bright those neon lights really are on Broadway, then the Night-Time City Lights Tour offered by Skyline Sightseeing is for you. This guided tour is offered once a day; buses depart promptly at 8pm from Times Square, arguably the brightest spot in all of Manhattan. From there buses careen past the dazzling night sights of such iconic New York locales as Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and the Empire State Building. Enjoy cool night breezes on the open upper level of Skyline’s modern, climate-controlled bus fleet as you watch the city scroll past you.
Skyline Sightseeing, one of New York City’s newest bus tour operators, offers an ever-increasing fleet of up-to-date tour buses featuring all the latest technologies to make your tour as smooth and comfortable as possible. Skyline’s open-top double-decker buses are painted a cheerful, bright orange color, making them easy to spot in traffic, and come equipped with air conditioning on the lower level and floor board heating on the upper level. All buses also feature multilingual audio technology available in nine different languages (French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, Korean and English) and are handicapped accessible, meaning all visitors to New York City can participate on one of Skyline’s tours. Plus, Skyline gives you the option of adding on further explorations to any tour by air (helicopter) or sea (boat), maximizing your time even further. Add to that helpful, knowledgeable, tour guides and a toll-free number to call for assistance or to check on the location of the next available bus, and you’re in for a pleasing, stress-free touring experience.
Approximately one-and-a-half to two hours (timing depends on traffic).
Tours operate rain or shine, so if you plan on riding on the open upper level make sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Also note that buses are not equipped with bathrooms, and the Night-Time City Lights Tour is a non-stop tour.
Did you know?
Times Square is the only neighborhood in New York City that requires building owners to display illuminated signs (either neon or LED), officially known as “spectaculars”.
The colors of the lights on the Empire State Building can change ten or more times a month. The colors celebrate everything from national holidays to key milestones, events and even charitable organizations.
This tour is perfect for visitors to New York City who want to get more than a street-level view of the city by night, and who don’t want to miss any opportunity to see New York City in all its varied splendor. This tour is also perfect for those with mobility issues, since all buses are handicapped accessible.
Good for kids?
This tour is great for kids, who will enjoy the view from the upper level of Skyline’s double-decker bus fleet, and who will appreciate a chance to sit back, relax, and enjoy the spectacle of the city by night (not to mention stay up past bedtime!).
Phantom Broadway Gift Shop Location Information:
235 W 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036
Night-Time City Lights
Begins and ends: Phantom of Broadway Gift Shop
235 W 42nd St. (between Seventh & Eighth Aves.)
1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, and S to Times Square – 42nd St