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The Ultimate New York City Bus Tour Experience: What to Expect

New York City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and there’s no better way to see it than on a bus tour. A bus tour to New York offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the city’s iconic landmarks, famous neighborhoods, and hidden gems. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what you can expect from a bus tour to New York.

The Benefits of Taking a Bus Tour

Taking a bus tour is an excellent way to explore New York City for several reasons. First, it’s an efficient way to see many attractions in a short amount of time. With so much to see and do in the city, having a knowledgeable guide who can show you around is incredibly helpful. Second, taking a bus tour is also an affordable option for those who want to explore the city without breaking the bank. Third, it’s an excellent opportunity for solo travelers or those who are new to the city and want to meet other like-minded individuals.

What You’ll See on Your Bus Tour

A typical bus tour of New York City will take you through some of the most famous neighborhoods and landmarks in the city. You’ll likely start your tour in Midtown Manhattan and head downtown towards Battery Park where you can see breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. From there, you’ll head uptown towards Central Park where you can get off the bus and explore on foot if you choose.

Next up on your itinerary will be Times Square – one of the most famous destinations in all of New York City. You’ll have plenty of time here to take photos or grab something quick to eat before heading off towards other popular landmarks such as Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and even Harlem.

Tips for Making Your Bus Tour Experience Even Better

To get the most out of your bus tour to New York, there are a few things you can do to make the experience even better. First, be sure to bring comfortable shoes – you’ll be doing a lot of walking. Second, consider bringing a camera or phone with a good camera so that you can capture all of the amazing sights along the way. Third, be sure to pay attention to your guide – they’ll have plenty of interesting facts and stories about each location you visit.

Choosing the Right Bus Tour for You

When choosing a bus tour to New York City, it’s important to consider what’s important to you. Some tours offer more time in certain neighborhoods than others, while some may focus more on history or architecture. Be sure to read reviews and ask questions before booking your tour so that you can find one that best suits your interests.

In conclusion, a bus tour to New York is an excellent way to see all that this incredible city has to offer. Whether you’re traveling solo or with friends and family, taking a bus tour will allow you to explore the city efficiently and affordably while making memories that will last a lifetime.

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Blue Line: Sights that will take your breath away.

The Blue Line is called “Coastline / Diamond Head” Line for a reason: It takes you to Diamond Head, one of the most iconic natural landmarks of Hawaii, and through Kalanianaole Highway, famous for its rugged cliffs and dramatic ocean scapes.

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Pink Line: Hawaii’s Iconic Shopping and Dining Line

Your Hawaiian vacation isn’t complete without a visit to Ala Moana Center–Hawaii’s Center–where all things shopping and dining collide into a truly Hawaiian experience. So much so that Ala Moana isn’t just for visitors–it’s a popular shopping mall for locals as well.

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Hawaii has its own story to tell those who are interested in listening. This is where the Red Line shines. This line takes you through Hawaii’s cultural and historical past, from the time of kings and queens through its importance in WWII and even the cultures that influence it to this day.

  • Honolulu Museum of Art
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  • Punchbowl Crater
  • Chinatown, Downtown Honolulu & Hawaii Theatre

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Our newest and most unique line takes you to places only known to locals and very few tourists ever see. Enjoy an unforgettable hike up Diamond Head and explore some of Hawaii’s best sights.

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Touring Waikiki by tourist bus is a good idea: you will not miss the most emblematic points of the city and you will be able to move around in total comfort, cutting distances and defying the heat.

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Getting to know the island of Oahu riding a tour bus is a good idea because it allows you to discover the main tourist attractions of Waikiki and Honolulu in a quick way while you travel comfortably seated. Here's what you need to know to get on the tour bus.

The best tour bus in Oahu: Honolulu and Waikiki

The free-stop tour bus is an excellent option to explore Oahu in a short time by taking any of the routes that cover the different areas of the island.

With the Hop-on Hop-off system you can make your own itinerary around the city and hop on and off at different places to explore it at your own pace, plus you can take all the pictures you want from the best angles!

You will travel on a double-decker bus or open-top streetcar to visit the island's most outstanding historical sites, the landscapes that have made it world famous, and to discover its most popular stores and restaurants.

Importantly, these tour buses accommodate all passengers, from infants in strollers to people with disabilities who need to use a wheelchair or travel with assistance animals.

Routes and places of interest to see

**Green / Blue Line - Ocean Diamond Head **

  • Sandy Beach Park
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
  • Halona Blowhole
  • Kahala Mall
  • Statue of Duke Kahanamoku
  • Sea Life Park Hawaii

**Red Line - City Art District **

  • Hawaii State Capitol
  • King Kamehameha Statue

**Pink Line - Ala Moana Shopping Shuttle **

  • Ala Moana Center

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How much does the Waikiki tour bus cost?

The price of the tourist bus pass depends on the number of days you choose. The basic 1-day pass for all lines costs 39 euros .

However, depending on the number of days you are going to stay on the island, I recommend selecting a pass that includes more days so you can see the tourist attractions included in the route, getting on and off the bus as many times as you want and you can also use it as a means of transportation to move around Oahu.

How to book a ticket for the Waikiki tour bus?

You can book online and in advance your pass for the Waikiki tour bus. When you complete your reservation you will receive a voucher that you can redeem for your pass at any of the stops that the tour buses have in the different zones.

How does the tour bus service work?

Unlike regular buses where you usually pay for a ticket that allows you to take a single trip where you choose your stop, on the Oahu and Waikiki tour bus you pay for days of use, which entitles you to use the ticket as many times as you wish during the time you choose.

You can select between a 1, 4 or 7 day pass for all routes with free stops. Your usage time will start counting from the first time you redeem it.

Route and main stops of the tourist bus in Oahu

Green / blue line - Ocean Diamond Head

Tourist attractions:

  • 320 Royal Hawaiian Ave - Across from Waikiki Shopping Plaza
  • Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue
  • Diamond Head
  • 4211 Kahala Ave - Kahala Shopping Center
  • Sea Life Park
  • Kapiolani Community College

**Red Line - City Art District. ** Tourist attractions:

  • Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
  • Ward Entertainment Center
  • Ohana Hale Marketplace - Stops at the surf lookout, inside the Crater I
  • Honolulu Museum of Art -
  • Hawaii Capitol - near Campbell Avenue
  • Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii
  • SALT At Our Kaka'ako
  • Ward Center
  • Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites
  • Trump International Hotel Waikiki

**Pink Line - Ala Moana Shopping Shuttle ** Tourist attractions:

  • Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites - This stop does not have the Waikiki Trolley stop sign. Wait in front of the hotel flagpole.
  • Royal Hawaiian Avenue
  • Hilton Waikiki Beach
  • Marukame Udon Waikiki
  • Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach
  • LaCroix Waikiki Hotel
  • Lewers Street
  • Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
  • Aqua Palms Waikiki

Is it worth it to ride the Waikiki tour bus?

Absolutely. You have several different passes to choose from so you can tour the different routes and explore Oahu freely using the tour bus as a means of transportation, hopping on and off at all the stops scattered throughout the city.

How long is the tour bus ride?

Each complete route has a specific duration. The Green / Blue line - Ocean Diamond Head lasts 2 hours ; the Red line - City Art District lasts 1 hour and the Pink line - Ala Moana Shopping Shuttle lasts 1 hour as well.

However, you can get off at any stop of your choice at any time along the route to explore an area in detail and later re-board the tour bus to continue the route to completion.

Does the Oahu tour bus go through the airport?

No, the tour bus does not go through the Honolulu airport, but if you wish to travel there or are looking for a means of transportation to take you to your hotel from the airport, I recommend booking a shared or private transfer in Honolulu .

For more information on this I recommend you take a look at the article Honolulu Airport Transfers .

Frequently asked questions

What do you see on a sightseeing bus tour.

You will pass through downtown Honolulu and Chinatown and see landmarks such as Diamond Head or the Honolulu Zoo where you can stop to explore.

How long does a bus tour last?

It depends on the route you choose and the time you stay on the bus, but the experience usually lasts between 1 and 2 hours.

When is the best time to ride a tour bus?

In the case of Honolulu, it is a good idea to do the tour during the day so that you can enjoy the views at their best.

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Oahu Unlimited Attractions Pass

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Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial Early Morning Tour

This tour takes guests to the iconic USS Arizona Memorial at the Pearl Harbor’s Visitor’s Center. Transportation is on our brand-new, air-conditioned 56

Private Oahu island Tour

Do you have a large group, 8 or more travelers visiting Oahu. Go Hawaii tours will help you explore the Hidden Gems of Oahu with your friends and family on

Explore other Tours & Activities in Honolulu

Sit back and relax as you tour along the water.

Cultural Tours

Traveling done right should show you different cultures - join a cultural tour for the insider knowledge.

Hop-On Hop-Off Tours

Get the best of both worlds with hop-on hop-off tours: all the insider information and all the flexibility.

Ghost & Vampire Tours

Add a little spookiness to your trip with a ghost or vampire tour.

Factory Tours

Join a factory tour for the inside scoop on how it works.

Helicopter Tours

Take a ride through the sky with an exhilarating helicopter tour.

Walking Tours

Walking tours can get you up close and personal to an area's top attractions, from the big-ticket items to the hidden local gems.

Segway Tours

Switch out your walking shoes for a Segway.

Airplane Tours

Take a tour to new heights with an airplane tour.

Mass Transportation Systems

Learn how to get around like the locals do.

Private Tours

Skip the crowds and join a private tour for an in-depth experience.

Movies & TV Tours

Take a look at what goes on behind the scenes, and indeed, behind the screens where you watch your favorite movies and TV shows.

Multi-Day Tours

Get immersed in a place with multi-day tours.

Train Tours

On train tours you can go the distance and do your sightseeing from the comfort of your seat.

Getting to Honolulu

Flights to Honolulu

Flights to Honolulu

We’d like to introduce you to the real Hawaii. Say hello to the archipelago state’s capital and experience its medley of cultures, cuisines, and architecture.

Honolulu Packages

Honolulu Packages

Honolulu Hotels

Honolulu Hotels

Explore other things to do in honolulu, spas & wellness.

A vacation within a vacation - indulge in some respite wherever you are.

It's always nice to wander around and get lost in a place - until you're actually lost. Tours take the mystery out of travel and bring you right to the action.

Water & Amusement Parks

Pick up the pace on vacation with a visit to water and amusement parks. Trust those in the business of good times to serve up some fun.


Vacationing is a great way to bring the family closer together. Make the most of your time with activities that everyone will enjoy.

Make special memories with special people while enjoying the romantic side to travel.

The world is better on the water. Let your travels continue beyond the shoreline with the fantastic boat tours on offer.

Water Sports

Do more than dip your toes in, with great opportunities to take to the water for some fun.

Food & Drink

Sightseeing alone won't satisfy your cultural palate. Great food and drink will make a good trip even better.

Bring home more than photos with a successful shopping venture.

Sights & Landmarks

Tick off some bucket-list-worthy sights and landmarks near you and fill your photo album with great snaps.

Night Activities

With sundown comes a whole new side to an area. Find the best places and activities to check out at night.

Outdoor Activities

Make the great outdoors even greater with these activities. Get in touch with nature and add some adrenaline wherever you are.

Classes & Workshops

Return home with more than just memories - add some knowledgeable tips and tricks gained from classes and workshops.

Concerts & Shows

Make your trip extra special with a concert or show. When it comes to entertainment, they should always have a place on the itinerary.

Day trips keep it simple and exciting while traveling. See all the best parts of a place by joining in on some great bite-sized excursions.

Fun & Games

There's always room for fun and games on any vacation. To get the endorphins going, find the good times near you.

Get your fill of culture, arts or history with a fantastic museum primed to impress.

Animals, Nature & Parks

For the world at its most spectacular, Mother Nature does it best. Head outdoors to find a whole new appreciation for nature and animals on your travels.


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