New York City Explorer Pass w. Over 85 Tours & Attractions

New York City Explorer Pass w. Over 85 Tours & Attractions

From $73 per person

The New York City Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Save up to 54% off admission to over 85 attractions and iconic landmarks including the Empire State Building.

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  • Choose from over 85 of New York City's top attractions and tours
  • Get a full-color pocket guidebook, available in English, German, and Spanish
  • Stay flexible and make your choice of either 3, 4, 5, 7, or 10 attractions and tours to visit
  • Get additional discounts and special offers on shopping, dining, and other activities
  • Enjoy instant delivery of the Explorer Pass: either directly for use on your phone, or to print off at home
Full description
The New York City Explorer Pass offers you a selection of over 85 must-see attractions, museums, and tours for one low prepaid price. Save up to 54% compared to regular admission, get exclusive extras and see New York's most popular attractions. Choices include the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Ferry, 9/11 Museum and Memorial, Empire State Building, NY Waterways Tours, MoMA, and many more! There’s no need to decide in advance, and you can take up to 30 days after the card's first use to make your visits. Your Explorer Pass includes extra dining, shopping and entertainment discounts to help you save even more along the way. The New York attractions you can select include:  MUSEUMS • American Museum of Natural History  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)  • The MET Museum • The Met Breuer  • 9/11 Memorial and Museum • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum  • Guggenheim Museum  • Museum of Sex  • New York Historical Society Museum  • The Whitney Museum of American Art  • Brooklyn Museum • The Met Cloisters • Museum of the City of New York EXPERIENCES • Top of the Rock Observatory  • Empire State Building  • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus New York • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum • Circle Line Sightseeing  • Central Park Bike Rental • The RIDE  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square  • Ground Zero Museum Workshop: Hands-On 9/11 Tour  • BEAST Speedboat Ride (Seasonal) • Luna Park at Coney Island • Brooklyn Bridge Full-Day Bike Rental  • Hudson River Full-Day Bike Rental  • New York Botanical Garden  • National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey • Gulliver's Gate • New York Water Taxi - All Day Access Pass • Madame Tussauds Times Square New York • Brooklyn Botanical Garden • Spyscape • LEGOLAND Discovery Center • Trolls the Experience •  Bryant Park Ice Skating (Express Skate) • Secrets of Brooklyn: The Insider's Scavenger Hunt  • Welcome to Harlem: Harlem Jazz Series • Queens Experience On Foot • Color Factory • One World Observatory TOURS • 9/11 Tribute Center and Walking Tour  • Central Park Walking Tour  • Night Tour by Big Bus New York  • Yankee Stadium Tour  • The TOUR • Woodbury Common Bus Tour (Round Trip + VIP Coupon Booklet)  • Rockefeller Center Tour  • Radio City Stage Door Tour  • Food On Foot Tours  • Central Park Bike Tour  • Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour • Madison Square Garden: All Access Tour  • NYC TV and Movie Bus Tour • When Harry Met Seinfeld Bus Tour  • Central Park TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour  • Gossip Girl Sites Bus Tour • Lincoln Center Tour  • Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Walking Tour  • Hamilton Happy Hour Tour • Catacombs by Candlelight Tour  • City Winery Tour • Spirits On Foot: Beer, Spirits and Wine Crawls • Harlem Gospel Tour (Sunday Service) • High Line, Chelsea, Meatpacking District Neighborhood Walking Tour • Wall Street Walking Tour • Top Dog Tours NYC Marvel & DC Superheros • Inside Out NYC Holiday Market & Christmas Lights Walking Tour • City Rambler: Walk Through History Tour CRUISES • Lady Liberty Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing  • Harbor Lights Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing  • Best of NYC Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing (Upgrade fee applies) • Shearwater Classic Schooner Sail - Daytime Statue Sail (Seasonal) • Clipper City Tall Ship Sail - Daytime Statue or Harbor Lights (Seasonal) Customers save an average of 54% when buying the NYC Explorer Pass versus buying tickets at the gate. Savings percentage based on most popular customer itineraries.
  • Digital guidebook packed with attraction information
  • Entry to a selection of 85 attractions and tours
  • Discounts and value-added offers at restaurants and retailers

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    Your Explorer Pass will be instantaneously delivered to you in pdf form, which you can either save on your phone or print off. This pdf will include your individual barcoded Explorer Pass along with the guidebook.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, some attractions may be closed. Please check with individual attractions and tours directly
    • All passes are valid for 2 years 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. Enjoy the extra flexibility should your travel plans need to change
    • Operating hours of each attraction are subject to change without notice. If you are traveling over a holiday period, please make sure to check the operating hours for each attraction
    • Hours and dates of operation for individual attractions may vary. Please note it is not possible to book or reserve in advance for specific attractions
    • The bus tours offered with the Explorer Pass can fill up very quickly and a seat cannot be guaranteed
    • The pocket guidebook is available in other languages than the live guide
    Customer reviews

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    4.3 / 5

    based on 908 reviews

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    With the New York Explorer pass, we selected the 7 most important sights. Then I started planning the days. I got to know the subway and bus transportation in New York and planned where and how to go. Now I’m nearing the end and enjoying it more and more. I’ve been to the U.S. several times, but I’ve avoided big cities by far so far. However, I was in almost every National Park. I think we will enjoy that too.

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    7 February 2021

    We had a similar pass for San Francisco last summer. It's so nice to have options and to be able to skip lines. The hint to go to the Rose Center entrance of the American Museum of Natural History was outstanding! Long lines due to the holidays and a Kwanza celebration but walked right in the side entrance.

    20 February 2020

    I chose an Option for two attractions, paid $64 - I chose a cruise around Manhattan (which didn't go around Manhattan due to high water & bridges - no ones fault) - got to the ticket counter with my voucher - required to pay $10 extra. For the second attraction I chose the 911 Memorial - Even with the voucher I had to wait 2.5 hours in line to get a ticket - then waited for another 1.5 hours to go into the museum. I chose a guided tour for an additional $20. I don't really think I saved any money or time using the Explorer Pass. I think this would work better buying the $132 pass offering options for more attractions which I didn't have time for - good for 30 days. I paid like $45 on my own to go to the top of the Empire State Building which was one of the options.

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    4 January 2020

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