Night Tour by Bus

A $44.00 value - Included with your New York Explorer Pass!

3.5/5 4 Reviews
Gate Prices Adult $44.00
Child $34.00

Enjoy stunning nighttime views of Times Square, Chinatown, the Empire State Building , Greenwich Village, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more from aboard the comfort of a double decker bus on a New York Night Tour. Think of it as getting to ride in an enclosed sightseeing bubble, cruising in style with your own licensed New York tour guide who will tactfully point out the landmarks and attractions located along your route!

The Manhattan skyline never looks quite as magnificent as when its millions of lights are contrasted against the dark night sky. Take in the view on this two and a half hour escorted tour, which has frequent departures from 6:30PM to 8:00PM. Major highlights on the route include a stop at the historic Brooklyn Fulton Ferry Landing for a photo opportunity and views of the awe-inspiring NYC skyline, nighttime views of Times Square, Chinatown, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, Manhattan Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Lower East Side, Lord & Taylor, 5th Avenue, Central Park, Radio City Music Hall, Trump Towers, and the beautiful St. Patrick’s Cathedral Also noteworthy, you will pass the Flatiron Building, Forbes Building, Time Warner Building, Herald Square & Macy’s, Planet Hollywood, the Hard Rock Café, the NASDAQ market site, and the New York Public Library, among hundreds of others must-see spots!

Seeing NYC by the light of day is amazing, but it’s a completely different city when it’s all lit up. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to take a trip with a New York nighttime tour, double-decker bus tour, courtesy of CitySights New York. Bring the whole family, and enjoy the comfortable, climate-controlled ride, which will surely send you home with some beautiful photos of magical Manhattan.

Getting In

Present your pass at one of the CitySights visitor centers below, where you will be issued a ticket for the CitySights bus tour of your choice. You must pick up your ticket from one of the CitySights visitor centers BEFORE boarding.

  1. Central Park: Inside David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 61 West 62nd Street (entrance on Broadway & Columbus)
  2. Times Square: Madame Tussauds, 234 42nd Street (between 7th & 8th Ave)
  3. Times Square: Planet Hollywood, 1540 Broadway (at 45th Street)


CitySights Center Hours:
Times Square-Madame Tussauds: Daily, 8:00am-8:00pm
Times Square-Planet Hollywood: Daily 8:30am - 8:00pm
Central Park (Inside David Rubenstein Atrium): 
Monday through Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 9:30am - 3:00pm.

*No Night Loop, tickets will be extended for the next day.

Tour Times: Frequent night departures 6:00pm- 7:30pm.

Tour departs from midtown location and will be shown on map upon receipt of ticket from CitySights location.




Check with a CitySights agent on closing time of ticket center to ensure you have left yourself enough time to get tickets and make it to the departure point before tour departs. The ticket is valid on day of pick-up only. This is not a hop-on hop-off tour. Holiday Lights Tour is the Night Tour until Nov. 28.


CitySights Visitor Centers:

Madame Tussauds: 234 W. 42nd St. (btwn 7th & 8th. Ave)
Planet Hollywood: 1540 Broadway (7th Ave & 45th St)
Central Park (Inside David Rubenstein Atrium): 61 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023
New York, NY 10036

Public Transportation

Central Park:
A, B, C, D or 1 trains to Columbus Circle. Walk north on Broadway. Turn left on 62nd Street. Entrance is on the north side of the street next to the New York Sports Club.

Times Square (Madame Tussauds):
A, C, E and S trains to Port Authority; Or 1, 2, 3, N, R, B, D, F or Q trains to the 42nd St/Times Square stop.

Times Square (Planet Hollywood):
Q train to 49th Street and walk down 7th Ave. to 45th St.;
Or 2 or 3 trains to 42nd St/Times Square. Walk north on 7th Ave. and turn right on 45th St.;
Or B or F trains to 42nd St/Bryant Park, then walk north on 6th Ave. and turn left on 45th St.


Reviews for Night Tour by Bus

Review Snapshot® by PowerReviews Express
 3.5 out of 5 stars (based on 4 customer ratings)
Average Rating for $reviewedItem
0% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Tried it? Write a Review
Displaying Reviews 1-4 of 4 Back to Top Previous | Next

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Was good
By Gigo Drol from Gatineau Qc Ca on
Multi Languages Tour
Microphone Broken

Comments about Smart Destinations Twilight Bus Tour by City Sights:

The mulit language device was nice. The live guide though was using a microphone that was not working. So anybody that were not using hte device (mostly Egnlish peoples) could not hear the guide and stories.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

[24 of 24 customers found this review helpful]

Bus tours
By Dee from Australia on

Comments about Smart Destinations Twilight Bus Tour by City Sights:

We wanted to do the manhattan hop on and hop off bus tour, and we bought the 7 attraction pass, we also wanted to do the holiday lights tour, but it is not clear on the website that you can't do both, it was only after we bought the tickets that we discovered it is only one or the other, and so we only needed a 5 attraction pass - the website makes it sound as though you can choose any of the passes, when actually there are many bus tours and you can only choose one. This needs to be clearer on the website.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

Chilly but Lovely time!
By Cassandra, lover of the city lights! Verified Reviewer from Meriden, CT on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Twilight Bus Tour by City Sights:

Let me start by saying that this tour was a great value and the views were gorgeous. Unfortunately we took the tour on one of the coldest nights in February when it was approximately 5 degrees out. The top of the bus is only partially covered and we did not have any shelter from the ice-cold wind. This did detract from some of our enjoyment, but nonetheless we still took some beautiful pictures and had some quality snuggle time (totally required to stay warm!) Definitely recommend this attraction, but I would stick to the April - October time frame. Oh, and beware if you are scared of bridges... going over one on the top deck of a bus with a "high winds" warning was a little scary :)

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

It may be chilly, but it sure is pretty
By Shelley Verified Reviewer from Baltimore, MD on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Twilight Bus Tour by City Sights:

It was my first trip to New York City to see a photography exhibit at a museum downtown. We had some time to kill so my friend and I were crazy enough to do this night tour in the dead of winter. We went all out and sat in the back of the open-air bus away from the shelter overhead. It was definitely freezing and had we dressed a little smarter it wouldn't of been a huge bother. But the lights/views were great...including downtown, crossing the Manhattan Bridge and then in Brooklyn looking back at the city. Go on this tour...just go when it's warmer! Fun caveat: in a number of places on Sixth Ave, our heads came seemingly close to (but probably not realistically close to) traffic lights right above us. Never a safety issue...much more of an exciting/watch out! type moment.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

New York Explorer Pass

  • Save up to 45% off gate prices.
  • Pick 3, 5, 7, or 10 attractions from 57 choices.
  • VIP Line Privileges at many top attractions.
  • Go at your own pace, valid for 30 days.
  • Take up to 30 days to use your card.
  • FREE digital guidebook
    in English, German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese!