When does it run?
The Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour operates daily. The Helicopter Tour operates daily, except Sunday.
Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket is valid for 48 hours from first use.
Helicopter Tour: 12-15 minutes
Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Downtown route buses have frequent departures from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You will be able to collect a timetable which shows the times for all lines and attractions when you redeem your voucher.
Helicopter Tour: Flights are available from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You can either give your preferred start time in the special requests field at the time of booking or call the operator on arrival in New York to plan your time slot.
Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour vouchers must be exchanged at 777 8th Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets.
The Helicopter Tour starts from Downtown Manhattan Heliport at 6 East River Piers, NY 10004.
New York Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:
This ticket is made up of the following routes:
Downtown Tour: View the most famous neighborhoods, attractions, and places of interest, such as the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown, World Trade Center site, Battery Park (departure point for Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island ferry), South Street Seaport, Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, Radio City, United Nations, Fifth Avenue, and more.
Uptown Tour: Stops include Central Park, Lincoln Center, Theater District, Fifth Avenue, American Museum of Natural History, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Apollo Theatre and Harlem, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim and other famous cultural attractions on Museum Mile, and more.
Brooklyn Tour: Enjoy wonderful views of the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge from historic Fulton Ferry Landing, great cultural institutions including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Botanic Garden. You will also see Brooklyn Promenade/Cadman Plaza, Atlantic Avenue, Barclays Centre, Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza, Old Fulton Landing, and Fort Green Park.
City Sightseeing New York® Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Ferry: Experience magical views of New York City's famous skyline while enjoying the convenience of four stops. This Hop-on, Hop-off Ferry Tour is the fun, friendly, and most convenient way to see the harbor that made New York City what it is today! Learn about the city with guided tour commentary while travelling from stop to stop.
Night Tour: View the bright lights of the big city on this escorted evening tour. Treat yourself to unforgettable views of the lit marquees in the Theater District as well as the light displays at the top of the Empire State Building and the new One World Trade Center. After passing through Chinatown, Little Italy, and into Brooklyn, experience the spectacular views of the illuminated skyline and its sparkling reflection along the East River.
You will also get a free Museum Ticket, which is only valid for entrance into the Museum of the City of New York OR the New York Historical Society Museum. To complete this fantastic package, you will also get an Eat and Play Card that offers a great range of savings at Manhattan’s best-loved restaurants, shops and attractions – meaning you save even more money! Each card is valid for up to 4 people.
Optional VIP Pass: Be a real VIP with Gray Line CitySightseeing New York VIP all access pass! This pass allows priority boarding at all stops on the double-decker busses and CitySightseeing New York Cruises. There will be a separate line for boarding which could also be at the front of the bus. That’s not all! You will also enjoy a variety of discounts and special privileges at participating restaurants and retails stores. Also, included is an insert identifying all stops and discounts.
New York Helicopter Tour
This incredible New York helicopter tour departs from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.
There is nothing quite like the magnificence of the Big Apple as seen from a helicopter. This exhilarating helicopter ride takes you all over Manhattan, giving you a bird’s eye view of some of the iconic buildings. You will fly past America’s most famous landmark: The Statue of Liberty. Soar above Ellis Island and the beautiful New York Harbor.
Your route will take you over the new Freedom Tower and the financial capital of the world, Manhattan’s Financial District. You will then fly over Midtown where you will see the Empire State, Chrysler, Woolworth, and Met Life (Pan Am) Buildings. Finally, catch a glimpse of the George Washington Bridge before taking in the green expanse of the world-renowned Central Park. Your thrilling helicopter tour ends at the Downtown Heliport.