Travel Tuesday: Big Bus (Midtown Route)
Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Visiting New York City gives you the opportunity to see some of the world’s most exciting and most popular attractions. However, there are so many great sights to see, it can often be overwhelming trying to find the time to view them all? Luckily the Big Bus provides guided tours around the city where you can see notable landmarks and even choose which sections of the city you will be touring. Passengers also can enjoy the luxury of Big Bus’ “Hop-on Hop-off” service which allows them to get off the bus at one of the stops along the route and hop on to another bus from any of the stops.
Today we’re going to look at the Midtown Route aka the “Purple Route” which operates daily from 9am to 6pm.
You’ll find many of the city’s gems peaking out at you along your journey through Midtown. The route is approximately 1.5 hours long and is led by an experienced and often entertaining tour guide who makes sure that you not only see all that New York City has to offer, but also that you enjoy every minute of it. Passengers have the choice of sitting on either the lower-interior level of the double-decker bus or the top level where you are high enough to touch the traffic lights. When the sun is out, it’s hard to think of a better way to view NYC and some of the city’s most popular landmarks.
Along the ride you’ll get to see areas that you’ve probably been hearing about your entire life. The world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden makes an appearance during the tour. You’ll also get to see the iconic Empire State Building and Grand Central Terminal. The Midtown route proves to be quite convenient as it not only makes stops at these popular staples in NY history, but also stops at Circle Line Sightseeing where passengers can Hop-off and board a beautiful cruise of the city.
New York Pass holders gain a 1-day ticket for the Big Bus and have the option of upgrading their ticket for a discounted rate at the point of redemption. You can also add specific tours to your ticket such as the Night Tour or the Brooklyn tour. For more information such as pricing or schedules on the Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour and their different routes, please click here
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