Big Apple in Lights Night Tour in New York, NY

USA Guided Tours770 7th AveNew York, NY 10019
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New York City at night is unlike any other. Between the lights bouncing off of the towering skyscrapers and the notable landmarks, it’s a bucket list worthy experience. Embark on a nighttime journey through NYC on the Big Apple in Lights tour. This fully-guided bus tour brings you to iconic sites including Times Square, High Line Park, and Grand Central Terminal.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: 4.5 hours long.
  • Tours operate nightly from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm.
  • Tours begin and end at 7th Avenue at 50th and 51st Street.
  • Follow a licensed NYC guide throughout the city.


from Big Apple in Lights
New York City at night – it’s a magical experience! Experience night views of Times Square, 5th Avenue, Grand Central Station, and more!

The first stop is one of the most fascinating attractions in New York City - the High Line Park and the Chelsea Market for a quick dinner bite. The stop includes a 15-minute walk on the elevated, linear park that was originally a railway dating back to the industrial days of the west side of Manhattan.

Off to Brooklyn to make a stop at Fulton Ferry Landing, located at the base of Brooklyn Bridge, for magnificent views of NYC skyline at night!

Back on the bus and passing along, we'll see the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers, the West Village, the Financial District, the most traditional side of Chinatown, and the three bridges along the East River - Brooklyn Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, and Manhattan Bridge.

Additional sites and neighborhoods you'll also see from the comfort of your bus include Tribeca, where celebrities such as Robert De Niro and Taylor Swift live, Greenwich Village, the bohemian neighborhood known for great nightlife, the iconic Macy's Herald Square, where the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade concludes each year, the scenic Bryant Park, Washington Square Park, and finally, the New York Library (shown in movies such as "Ghostbusters,” "Sex and the City," and "The Day After Tomorrow.").

The highlight of the tour is a 20-minute inside tour of Grand Central Terminal! Receive a walk-through of this historic national landmark, as well as great photo opportunities of the nearby Chrysler Building.

• Operational Dates: 7 days a week, rain or shine
• The tour starts at 5:30 pm in the Times Square area on 7th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets (in the middle of the block) and ends at 10 pm at the same location.

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Melbourne, Australia
"Great way to see all the key sights in 6 hrs"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 26, 2020
We spent the day with Jack (guide) & Jerry (bus driver) both were fantastic. Day starts early as you need to meet the bus at 9:40am to have a chance to get you choice of seat & arrived back at 4:10pm. Bus is pretty comfortable and v quiet. This is a hop on hop off tour so quite a few sights you get to walk around & can then decide whether or not to come back to. There are around 6 stops. Jerry is amazing at getting you as close as possible to the attraction and Jack is a passionate New Yorker who loves to share his knowledge of his city. My favourite as Strawberry Fields, Central Park. I am not sure the tour is for young children under 14 - v long too keep them interested. Also bus is quite hard to get in & out of and some sights are a 300 - 400m walk so if you have a physical disability this might be tough. I also think lunch needs to be at a better stop with better sit down, inside eating options. Not sure but I think it cost around $USD89 each, which we thought was good value for money. Recommend you do this tour early on arrival into NYC as it will give you a great intro into the layout of the city and some key sights albeit they do not take you to any of the great art galleries. Thanks guys
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Great tour."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 07, 2020
If you want to see everything in a day this is the trip to take. You stop long enough to see what you want and then go to another place. Would do it again!
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Los Angeles, California
"Excellent tour! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 30, 2019
My first time in NYC with my family and we decided to book this tour based on reviews. It was excellent and I am so happy we did. Our guide was Rachel who was funny and informative, and gave us helpful tips for our stay. We were sad to miss the Empire State Building and The Rockefeller center due to heavy traffic, but completely understand because we made the mistake of walking up there the night before the tour and it was bedlam. Really enjoyed the boat tour and the 9/11 memorial. It was great to get so much information about the city and it’s landmarks, which we would have never learned had we gone it alone. Highly recommend it to anyone coming to visit.
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Perth, Australia
"An awesome introduction to NYC"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 26, 2019
We arrived last night and had booked the tour for the next morning and we all thought it was such a great idea as it really gave us the best intro to NYC with the history of NYC, orientation around the grid and so many useful tips from our amazing and wonderful Guide - Rachel. One of the best tour guides we’ve ever had! Sooo organised and informative and she communicates really well. We got so much out of this tour and it sets us up for a great stay in NYC. The Statue or Liberty ferry ride was terrific too, as was our driver Roy. Roy and Rachel worked really well together and got us around the busy city so easily!
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Singapore, Singapore
"Great Tour Guide"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2019
Tour was very informative. Guide Gil was so passionate about his job. Non stop information sharing. Very dedicated as always. Driver Anthony was great too. Safe and always ready to offer bottled water. Totally felt comfortable and very well taken care at all times for the whole 6-hour tour. Take it and you won’t regret.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Apple in Lights

How long is the tour?
The tour is 4.5 hours, from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

What if I show up late, or just a few minutes before the scheduled departure time?
We highly recommend you arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to ensure your reservation is honored. You have up to ten (10) minutes before the scheduled departure time to ensure your seat on the tour. Ten (10) minutes before the departure time, we note outstanding reservations as "no-shows." If we have walk-up passengers, they will be given a ticket and will be boarded at this time.

What kind of trucks or vans does USA Guided Tours use?
We use 35-passenger shuttle vans for daily mixed tour groups. Private tours are scheduled on our 15-passenger vans. We do our best to keep large, same-party groups together on the same bus. We reserve the right to substitute our larger 55-passenger buses, depending upon demand and/or our tour schedule. The 55-passenger buses have bathrooms on board for your convenience.

Are we allowed to bring baby strollers and/or wheelchairs on board the tour vehicles?
Unfortunately, the shuttles are not wheelchair accessible, nor is there storage for baby strollers. If you have a wheelchair, please call us to make special vehicle arrangements for your tour. Some of our tours involve longer walks so if you like, you may stay on board the shuttle, near the landmark, without exiting the shuttle bus every time.

Is the tip included in the tour ticket price?
Tips are not included in the tour ticket price.

Are we allowed to bring carry-on luggage on the tour vehicle?
The shuttle buses and vans do not have storage for accommodating carry-on bags. We ask that you only bring purses, briefcases, or backpacks for your tour; Please note that USA Guided Tours reserves the right to inspect any bags, book bags, briefcases or backpacks you carry.

How long do we stay at each stop on my tour?
It depends on the stop. Your tour guide will tell you the planned amount of time for each stop. We have allowed enough time at every stop for you to walk around and take plenty of pictures!

Can I be picked up at my hotel?
Pickup services available from selected hotels are offered. Please call the phone number on your booking confirmation to arrange pickup services.