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Rockefeller Center Tours

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Rockefeller Center
Radiating art deco glory, Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan is where you'll find Radio City Music Hall, NBC Studios, the Top of the Rock observation deck, and in winter, New York City’s famous ice rink and Christmas tree. Opened by John D. Rockefeller in 1933, it’s a classic NYC stop for its history as a cultural center and architectural icon.

The Basics
There’s a lot to see and do in the complex of 19 buildings and gardens. Daily Rockefeller Center tours highlight the rich assortment of art deco statues, sculptures, and murals, while benefiting from expert historians telling the story of the structure, gardens, and art. Entertainment fans can go behind the scenes on an NBC Studios tour, while New York City lovers can see it all from above at the Top of the Rock observation deck. Don’t miss the famous gilt statue of Prometheus in the Lower Plaza and Atlas on Fifth Avenue, or the underground shopping concourse with more than 100 stores and 40 restaurants. Rockfeller Center is included on most New York sightseeing tours.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The center is wheelchair accessible and has free Wi-Fi available.
  • Many miss the Rockefeller Center Channel Gardens, but it’s worth visiting the strip of fountains and plants, which change with the seasons.
  • The NBC Studios tour is an interactive experience, as travelers can have their photo taken at the news desk or give an impromptu weather report.
  • Stunning views of the Manhattan skyline can be seen from three observation platforms at the Top of the Rock. (Book timed tickets in advance.)

How to Get There
Rockefeller Center is located between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Midtown Manhattan, stretching from W. 48th to W. 51st streets. Rockefeller Plaza leads from 48th Street through to Roosevelt Plaza on 51st Street. Top of the Rock is located in the Comcast Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, with its entrance set on 50th Street. The nearest subway is 47-50th Street/Rockefeller Station.

When to Get There
There is always something going on at Rockefeller Center, open 365 days a year. The holiday season, however, is the highlight.

Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center
Winter brings Rockefeller Center’s ice skating rink to life, starting in early October. The 90-minute skating sessions are first come, first serve, with only 150 people skating at a time for an intimate experience. The famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, an iconic and festive annual NYC tradition, is lit at the end of November and stays up through early January, while the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and its stellar Rockettes make for another worthy tradition.
Address: 1250 Sixth Avenue, New York City 10112, USA
Hours: Open daily. Hours vary for each tour
Admission: Free
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102 Tours and Activities to Experience Rockefeller Center

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Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket

Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York Ticket

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Get the best view in all of New York City from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Plaza. Soak up three floors of indoor and outdoor viewing areas and admire the Big Apple’s popular landmarks, such as One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and more.
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  • 1 hour
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Atop Of The Rock Experience The Rockefeller Plaza And Walk About Midtown NYC

Atop Of The Rock Experience The Rockefeller Plaza And Walk About Midtown NYC

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Save time and hassle with this pre-booked ticket to the Top of the Rock observatory, high above the Rockefeller Center. Enjoy 360-degree views of Manhattan and beyond and complete your experience with a tour of the Rockefeller Center's Plaza, short ride on a New York City subway train, and walking tour of Midtown Manhattan's most important sites.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue up the Hudson River to see even more of Manhattan. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 17 to 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$284.00
$39.76 savings
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat (seasonal) and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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Rockefeller Center Architecture and Art Walking Tour

Rockefeller Center Architecture and Art Walking Tour

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Many visitors pass through the Rockefeller Center without taking the time to fully appreciate the artistry of the art deco complex. On this tour, explore deeper and get a close-up look at the murals, sculptures, bas-reliefs, and other decorative features of the Rockefeller Center, listening to informative commentary as you go.
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  • 1 hour
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New York City Explorer Pass

New York City Explorer Pass

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Explore your favorite NYC attractions for one low price with this New York City Explorer Pass. Choose how many attractions you want to visit—up to 10—and enjoy visits to landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Top of the Rock Observatory, and activities such as a Madison Square Garden tour or Brooklyn bike tour. Sightsee the city with ease during a hop-on hop-off bus tour, or choose a sightseeing cruise. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

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Simplify your trip to the Big Apple, save time and money, and gain access to more than 100 New York attractions, experiences, and tours with this New York Pass. Choose from 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, and 10-day pass options, granting you access to top NYC attractions including the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, cruises, and more. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 1 to 10 days
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$129.00
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan Highlights

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building and Central Park, plus the Statue of Liberty. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 12 to 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$234.00
$39.78 savings
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Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour + One World Observatory Ticket

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Take in all the highlights of New York City on this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind tour. Explore the Big Apple like a New Yorker, as you walk, ride the subway and take the Staten Island ferry. Visit Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, Grand Central Terminal, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and much more. Entrance to the One World Observatory is also included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New York City at Night Bus Tour

New York City at Night Bus Tour

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Experience New York, the ‘city that never sleeps,’ magically lit up after dark during this guided evening tour of the city by bus. Begin with a short nighttime stroll along the city’s famous High Line Park, then hop on a bus for a ride past illuminated landmarks like Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the neighborhoods of SoHo and Chinatown, and take a short walk through Grand Central Terminal.
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  • 4 hours
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New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience

New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience

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See the sights of New York City from up in the air on this nighttime helicopter tour of the city. Take off, and soar over the NYC as you take in aerial views of some of the most famous sights. See the Statue of Liberty, the Rockefeller Center, and Times Square all lit up, and then pass by the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges. This adventure is a shared experience with other travelers.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Central Park, Rockefeller & Times Square Horse Carriage Ride

Central Park, Rockefeller & Times Square Horse Carriage Ride

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Discover New York City’s top attractions from the comfort of a horse drawn carriage on a 1-hour sightseeing tour. The private excursion through the Big Apple is a great option for a romantic night out or some family fun during the day. See Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and more. With no windows to block your view, you get a truly panoramic view of the iconic city.
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  • 50 minutes
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New York "Must See" Small-Group Half-Day Tour

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Experience the best of the Big Apple during this half-day tour of Manhattan with a group limited to 15 guests. Rather than trying to do it all yourself, let an experienced guide lead you through the vibrant streets, colorful neighborhoods, and historic landmarks on foot, subway, and ferry. Get the full New York City experience and see iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, and Wall Street.
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  • 6 hours
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NYC Holiday Lights Tour by Limousine

NYC Holiday Lights Tour by Limousine

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New York City is renowned for having some of the most spectacular Christmas lights displays in the world. On this tour, escape the cold and see the glittering holiday lights from the comfort of a private limousine. Sip include Champagne and soft drinks as you explore Manhattan, stopping to admire the Rockefeller Centre Christmas tree, Brooklyn's Dyker Heights displays, and the view from Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island

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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island

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See New York City’s breathtaking skyline and the many iconic sights of the city on this helicopter flight. Soar over the Big Apple with an exclusive sightseeing tour of the Manhattan skyline and beyond, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and Central Park, to name just a few, plus Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and much more. Then continue to see Brooklyn, Staten Island and more. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
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$374.00
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New York Christmas Holiday Small-Group Walking Tour

New York Christmas Holiday Small-Group Walking Tour

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There are few places that feel more festive than New York during Christmastime. Soak up its holiday spirit on this New York sightseeing tour, including stops at the Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Snap photos in front of the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, admire the festive window displays of Fifth Avenue stores, and browse stalls in the magical Bryant Park holiday market.
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  • 2 hours
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TCM Classic Film Tour of New York

TCM Classic Film Tour of New York

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See the real-life set of dozens of classic movies on this NYC film tour. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, movie buffs can visit more than 60 filming locations—many of which you would likely miss if traveling on your own. Your guide also shares movie trivia and insider details at stops along the way. Additionally, movie clips that corresponding with the passing sites are played onboard the comfortable coach.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New York City FreeStyle Pass and Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

New York City FreeStyle Pass and Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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See more of New York City's top attractions with this multi-day, hop-on hop-off bus tour, with one or more attraction tickets and discount card included, depending on the option you choose. With your 2- or 3-day pass, you're whisked across NYC with hassle-free bus travel, commentary from your guides, and bus loops covering uptown, downtown, and even Brooklyn. Along the way, see top sights like the Statue of Liberty and Central Park, cruise through neighborhoods from Greenwich Village to Times Square, and of course, hop off any time you'd like.
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  • 2 to 14 days
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$98.00
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New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

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See as much as you can in fast-moving New York on this comprehensive 5-hour coach sightseeing tour of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Listen to live commentary as you tackle NYC from top to bottom, starting with Uptown highlights like Harlem and the Dakota (once home to John Lennon) before heading towards downtown. After admiring the Flatiron and Empire State Buildings, catch a glimpse of Greenwich Village and Soho and beholding the Brooklyn Bridge. Make sure to watch for the new World Trade Center as you head back to Herald Square.
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  • 5 hours
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New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option

New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option

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Explore New York City at your own pace on a private tour that lets you customize your itinerary. Your personal guide helps you to craft your dream journey around NYC, making this trip a rewarding adventure for everyone from first-time visitors to NYC regulars. Plus, while many tours have one driver/guide, on this trip you can choose a separate guide and driver so you can ensure your guide’s full attention.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$849.00
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New York: Times Square and Midtown Sites & Bites

New York: Times Square and Midtown Sites & Bites

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There’s more to Times Square than meets the eye—and there’s a lot to see. Don’t miss a thing in one of the busiest neighborhoods in the world on this guided tour that starts at the iconic Grand Central Terminal. Grab a bite to eat and discover the grand façade, main concourse, and even a hidden passage to the street. Then marvel at the Midtown skyscrapers and bright lights of Broadway while sampling food along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.63
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New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission

New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission

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Experience the best of New York City in one day by following a professional guide through Manhattan's top attractions on this 6-hour NYC 360 tour. Make stops at Central Park, Rockefeller Center, 9/11 Memorial and Flat Iron and Financial districts, among others. Travel in a luxury vehicle to all locations, and learn about the the history and stories of this incredible city from your guide as you walk around each sight. Cap off a day of sightseeing with skip-the-line entrance to One World Observatory (admission included), where you'll travel more than 100 stories in less than 60 seconds .
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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PRIVATE Rockefeller Center Renegade Walking Tour

PRIVATE Rockefeller Center Renegade Walking Tour

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This is an exclusive, private tour of NYC. Full immersion in The Christmas Spirit, specific to Manhattan. All chocolates personally sourced from excuisite boutique Chocolatiers across Manhattan. Stunning, sexy, astonishingly controversial murals & sculpture throughout Rock Center. Mr. Venaglia, the only NYC tour guide, featured Guest Historian on "Mysteries at the Museum." Mark's Tour is frequently cited as transforming New Yorker's opinion of Midtown and Rockefeller Center. Though we only travel 3 blocks by foot, above and below ground, the visuals are epic. Participants also experience surprisingly private, quiet pockets within the glorious cacophony of the Center. Meet the most affluent family on earth in 1931, who dare to merge Capitalism with their spiritual beliefs and who also reinvent Christmas as we know it. Special arrangements can be made in advance for hot beverage rest stops and Gourmet Chocolate or Boutique Gin Tastings.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$693.34
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New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour

New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Tour

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Enjoy the spectacular Christmas lights and holiday movie sites in New York City on this guided bus tour. While the filming locations can be easy to overlook on your own, joining a tour ensures you don’t miss any of the iconic attractions or hidden gems. Plus, the guide matches the locations to their on-screen movie clips along the way.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.00
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New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including One World Observatory Admission

New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including One World Observatory Admission

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Put the 'big' in the Big Apple by covering a huge swath of Manhattan on this 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour and then gain entry to the sky-high One World Observatory in lower Manhattan. Save your feet and leg muscles by riding comfortably on the double-decker bus, learning about the history of the city as you go, getting off when something strikes your interest. Then head to One World Observatory for a stunning view. Upgrade to a 48-hour 'all loops' ticket to see even more.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Rockefeller Center hours of operation?
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Rockefeller Center hours of operation: Open daily. Hours vary for each tour. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Rockefeller Center tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Rockefeller Center can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 102 Rockefeller Center tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Rockefeller Center 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Rockefeller Center costs USD 41.37. Guided Rockefeller Center tours start around USD 41.37 per person. See all 102 Rockefeller Center tickets and tours on Viator.
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