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All-Inclusive Pass: New York Explorer Pass

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4.3/5 (50 Reviews)
  • All-inclusive attraction pass, starting at $79.99
  • 50 of the best New York attractions included
  • Save up to 45% on combined admission prices
  • Explore 3, 5, 7, or 10 attractions
  • The Only NYC Attraction Pass that Includes Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours!

What's included on the New York Explorer Pass?

The New York Explorer Pass is an attraction pass that gets you into multiple New York attractions for one low price — choose from 3, 5, 7, or 10-Attraction passes.

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How it works

What is a New York Explorer Pass?

A New York Explorer Pass is an attraction pass that gets you into multiple New York attractions for one low price — choose from 50 popular attractions.

How does a New York Explorer Pass work?
  • Just select how many attractions you want to see — we sell 3, 5, 7, or 10-Attraction passes.
  • Simply present your pass at any of the included attractions for entry.
  • Visiting your first attraction activates your card and you can use it over a 30-day period.
How will I receive my pass?
  • Instantly on your smartphone — the most popular way
  • Via email — just print it and go
  • Via mail
  • Pick it up at one of our in-city pickup locations.
What else does the pass include?

You'll get a guidebook with detailed attraction descriptions, hours of operation, and a map to help plan your itinerary. Plus extra dining, shopping and entertainment discounts to help you save even more along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate my pass?

Simply visit your first attraction! After activation, you have 30 days to see the rest of your attractions.

How do I use my pass to visit the Statue of Liberty?
How do I use my pass to visit the Statue of Liberty?
  1. Present your pass at the NYC & CO desk inside Hornblower Cruises to redeem your Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry ticket.
  2. Once you have your ticket, you can take the free downtown connection shuttle or a 15 min walk to Battery Park where you will enter the security line.

Note: although you are skipping the ticket line for the Ferry, everyone must wait in the security line before boarding.

The Ferry requires is airport-level security, so be prepared for a long wait. Allow at least 2 hours to visit one island and 4 hours to visit Ellis & Liberty islands.

Your pass provides you access to the island only. Pedestal & crown access requires reservations and space is limited, and is not included with your pass.

How do CitySights NY Tours work?

Each NYC Explorer Pass holder may choose one of the following tours:

  • All Around Tour (requires a $14.00 upgrade fee)
  • Brooklyn Tour
  • Downtown Tour (Hop On Hop Off) Bonus Brooklyn
  • Multilingual Upper and Lower Manhattan Tour
  • Uptown Treasures of Harem Tour
  • Night Tour
  • Uptown Treasures Tour Bonus Bronx Tour

Once you decide which tour you would like to take, present your Explorer Pass at one of the CitySights NY Ticket Desks:

  • Central Park: Central Park Sightseeing (56 W. 56th St between 5th & 6th Ave)
  • Times Square: Madame Tussauds (234 W. 42nd St, between 7th & 8th Ave)

You will receive a ticket for the bus tour of your choice and they will provide a map to your departure.

Is my pass valid all day?

Yes, the New York Explorer Pass allows entrance into attractions during all operating hours.

What is your refund policy?

We know sometimes travel plans change, even at the very last minute. That's why, if you don't end up activating and using your pass within a year of the purchase date, we'll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Here's the best part: unlike our competitors, this built-in cancellation insurance comes with every card purchase — free of charge.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to initiate a refund anytime within 1 year of your purchase, please call our Customer Care Team at 800-887-9103. We'll tell you how you can return your non-activated card or pass.

Please note: Activated passes are non-refundable.

How much will I save?

We’ve made it easy to compare the combined gate prices with the price of the New York Explorer Pass, to see how much you could save. Try our Savings Calculator!

Can I visit an attraction more than once?

You may only visit each attraction once per the life of your card.

What is the age cut off for child tickets?

Child passes are for ages 3–12. Most attractions are free for children under 3.

What delivery method should I choose?
  • Instant delivery is the fastest option. You'll be able to access your New York Explorer Pass from your email or on your phone immediately after you purchase.
    With instant delivery you will receive a printable and mobile version of our guidebook.
  • Having your pass shipped in advance will save you time traveling to a pick up location when you get there. Note that transit times vary depending on shipping options. View delivery options.
  • With in-city pickup you can get a physical card and full-color printed guidebook without waiting for shipping. We will email you a voucher which can be redeemed for passes at one of our voucher redemption locations.
I have a voucher, where can I pick up my card?

View a list of locations where you can redeem your voucher.

Where can I buy the pass once I get there?

View a list of sales locations in New York. Note that if we are running a web-only sale, the in-city sales locations will not be able to honor that sale price. In-city purchases are available at full price only.

Do I need to make reservations to visit the attractions?

This symbol indicates that an attraction requires reservations.

Some attractions require a credit card to hold a reservation. In these cases, your credit card will not be charged unless you do not show up for your reservation.

If you are interested in taking the Gossip Girl, NY TV and Movie Tour and Sex and the City Tour, you should pick up your tickets as soon as possible after arriving in the city.

What’s the catch?

There’s no catch. New York City Explorer Pass has a partnership with all of the participating attractions to make your visit to New York City as memorable as possible and to help you save time and money.

I still have questions!

Please feel free to call us at 866‑629‑4335 and we’ll be happy to help you!

Note: A New York Explorer Pass is non-transferrable. This means that once you start using it, you are the only person who can use it to get into attractions. New York Explorer Passs may not be re-sold.

You should treat your New York Explorer Pass like cash. If it is lost or stolen, it cannot be replaced.

Call us at 866‑629‑4335 and we'll be happy to help you!

Reviews

Review Snapshot® by PowerReviews Express
 4.3 out of 5 stars (based on 50 customer ratings)
Average Rating for New York Explorer Pass
0% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Saves money (4), Easy to use (3), Flexible (3)
Best Uses:
Moma (3), Top of the rock (3),
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Great deals - lots of attractions choice
By Art from Phoenix, AZ on
Pros:
Variety, Good pricing
Cons:
Hard To Find Attractions,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New York Explorer Pass:

It was really useful.

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Absolutly recommendable
By be-me from Essen, NRW, Germany on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New York Explorer Pass:

We would definitly order the New York Explorer Pass again, when we will visit New York. We could decide spontaneous what we want to do right at the time. The most proftitable activity was the Bike Rental at Central Park. We cycled from the Central park to the Grand Central Station and back. It was awsome and very exicting for guys, who had never been riding a bike in a metroplois. :-) All the other attractions were also very recomandable, even the "Ripleys Believe it or not" (oltough it is a little bit freaky)

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Great value
By Bluebear from UK on
Pros:
Well priced, Flexible, Easy To Use And Redeem, Your Choice Of Attraction, Use Over A Month
Cons:
none,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New York Explorer Pass:

I researched the various options for attraction tickets and thought this would work as you pay for attractions you want to see and not those you don't. Also the vouchers lasted the entire duration of our holiday. Well priced and easy to use, highly recommend

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A must to ensure you see what you want
By Aussie from Australia on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New York Explorer Pass:

It forces you to research the sights before you go which is an advantage. It gives you plenty of flexibility unlike other passes. You can even change your mind when you get there as you buy the number of scenic attractions not specific ones. NB. You don't need one for the MET as you can get in with a gold coin donation.

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Good experience
By Victor from Saint Paul, MN on

Comments about Smart Destinations New York Explorer Pass:

Graet package to have everything on the go.

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Read the fine print
By Aussie from Australia on
Pros:
30 Day Timeframe To Use
Cons:
Too Much Queuing Pick up locations Too many restrictions No Discount For Seniors
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New York Explorer Pass:

30 day period good in principle, but most people don't stay that long

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excellent choices and easy to use
By SammiBee from Stoke, UK on
Pros:
lots of choices, Change Mind In Moment, Info About All Choices, Ease of Use
Best Uses:
Night Bus Tour, Top Of The Rock, Beast Speedboat Summer,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New York Explorer Pass:

I thought the mobile version of the tickets is a great idea, so easy to use. It is wonderful that you don't have to decide exactly what you will do right up until you use them. We nearly did the empire state building instead of top of the rock as it wouldn't have been a problem to change our mind when we were there. I would like to see the new world trade centre museum added to this pass now it is open as I feel its the only activity missing from the large range of choices.

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Great value for money
By Radley from Scotland on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New York Explorer Pass:

The card was great value for money, live chat was good for clearing up any questions that you had prior to purchase. Only 1 snag when we tried to use it twice for the same attraction felt that wasn't clear enough in the booklet that we downloaded. Overall the card would have been a better option as we downloaded our tickets which meant carrying A4 size tickets everywhere we went. Would be nice if the company offered a discount price if you purchase photographs in the attraction or perhaps offer a reduced price I have some wonderful pictures from some of the attractions

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Discover New York first time
By Genoa from Italy on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New York Explorer Pass:

Really a huge range of excellent destinations combined with a wonderful saving.

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Easy and Simple Process
By Gregor from United Kingdom on
Pros:
Lots of choice, Easy to Buy, Easy to redeem
Cons:
none,
Best Uses:
Circle Line, Empire State, Ground Zero
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New York Explorer Pass:

*****

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Actual Money-Saving Itineraries

Below are the most popular ways New York Explorer Pass holders saved money on their trip. While you don’t have to follow these itineraries, they show just how much you can save!

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Choose 3

 Typical time spentGate Price
Top of the Rock Observation Deck 2 hours $27.00
Circle Line 2-Hour Semi Circle Cruise 2 hours $35.00
CitySights Uptown Treasures Hop-On Hop-Off Tour 2.5 hour loop, valid all day $49.00
Total gate price$111.00
3-Attraction Pass$79.99
You save$31.01
28% off the adult gate price!

Choose 5

 Typical time spentGate Price
Hop-on Hop-off Downtown Bus Tour 2.5 hour loop, valid all day $49.00
Ripley's Believe it or Not 2 hours $32.61
Circle Line Semi Circle Cruise 2 hours $35.00
NYC TV & Movie Sites 3.5 hours $43.00
Top of the Rock Observation Desk 2 hours $27.00
Total gate price$187.61
5-Attraction Pass$119.99
You save$67.62
36% off the adult gate price!

Choose 7

 Typical time spentGate Price
Hop-on Hop-off Downtown Bus Tour 2.5 hour loop, valid all day $49.00
Empire State Building 2 hours $25.00
Bike and Roll Central Park Tour 2 hours $45.00
Circle Line Semi Circle Cruise 2 hours $35.00
9/11 Memorial + Hop-on Hop-off Water Taxi 2.5 hours $28.00
NYC TV & Movie Sites 3.5 hours $43.00
Museum of Modern Art 3 hours $25.00
Total gate price$250.00
7-Attraction Pass$144.99
You save$105.01
42% off the adult gate price!