You are planning a trip to New York and want to visit some of the most popular sights? You do not want to buy each ticket separately, but get everything from one source if possible and also save money?
Then the New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass is just right for you!
On this page you will learn everything about the FLEX Pass:
How the Sightseeing FLEX Pass works
The New York Sightseeing Pass is a comprehensive sightseeing package available in two variants: DAY and FLEX. This page is only about the FLEX Pass (more about DAY Pass). With this product you can visit 2 - 12 sights and museums. There are about 80 sights and tourist offers to choose from. These include sightseeing tours by bus as well as several boat trips, guided city tours and bicycle tours.
You have up to 60 days to take advantage of up to 12 offers. The New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass is a digital product that you can download to your phone. The FLEX Pass is available and ready to use immediately after purchase.
Buy New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass online and then download it to your phone. It is ready to use right away.
Valid 60 days
After the first use, the FLEX Pass is valid for 60 days. During this time you can visit 2 to 12 attractions.
2 - 12 attractions
There are about 80 attractions to choose from. Visit between 2 and 12 attractions. Show your digital FLEX Pass at the ticket office.
Some important attractions
- Empire State Building
- One World Observatory
- Top of the Rock
- American Museum of Natural History
- Museum of Modern Art
- Madame Tussauds
- Hop-on/hop-off bus
- 20+ guided city tours
- Several boat trips
Flexible scope: The New York FLEX Pass is suitable for travelers who want to visit only a few attractions. You can choose between 2 and 12 attractions. You only pay for the services you want to use. Time is hardly an issue with the FLEX Pass: the pass is valid for 60 days.
Digital ticket for the phone: The New York FLEX Pass is a purely digital product that you can conveniently save on your phone. You can also print out a QR code. For mobile use, you can use the free Sightseeing Pass app, which contains useful information about all participating attractions.
Prices for people over 13 years:
- 79 (2 attractions)
- 109 (3 attractions)
- 144 (4 attractions)
- 169 (5 attractions)
- 189 (6 attractions)
- 209 (7 attractions)
- 269 (10 attractions)
- 299 (12 attractions)
These are the regular prices of SightseeingPass.com. However, the company runs price promotions from time to time. Therefore, prices may vary slightly from week to week. Reduced prices apply for children under 12 years old.
The more attractions included in Sightseeing FLEX Pass, the cheaper the price per attraction. Therefore, the pass is especially worthwhile from five attractions. Those who want to do a lot of sightseeing can save the most with the FLEX Pass.
Sightseeing Pass: Attractions
The New York Sightseeing Pass includes around 80 attractions - including all major viewing platforms, numerous museums, as well as guided city tours and boat trips. Up to 12 of these attractions can be used free of charge with the Sightseeing FLEX Pass.
The main attractions are listed in the table below:
Attractions with Sightseeing DAY or FLEX Pass
Empire State Building
One World Observatory
Top of the Rock
Museum of Modern Art
American Museum of Natural History
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Bus & Boat
NYC Downtown Cruise
Circle Line Cruise
Bus Tour: NYC Movie & TV
Secrets of the Statue of Liberty
Best of Brooklyn Tour
Grand Central Terminal Tour
Central Park Bike Tour
Many attractions in New York are quite expensive. If you visit the expensive attractions, the Sightseeing FLEX Pass will pay for itself quickly.
In addition, the FLEX Pass grants free admission to other museums and attractions, as well as many tourist offers. A complete list of all 80+ offers can be found here: New York FLEX Pass Attractions.
These attractions are missing
There is hardly an important sight that the New York Sightseeing Pass does not cover. Only two sights are missing from the scope of services:
- Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
- 9/11 Memorial & Museum
- SUMMIT One Vanderbuilt
- Ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
If you absolutely want to visit any of these attractions, you will have to buy individual tickets for them. These attractions are also not included in any other New York Pass.
In some cities, it is common that you can also use public transportation for free with a City Pass. Unfortunately, this is not possible with the New York Sightseeing Pass and is not offered by any other product.
Please note that reservations are required for many attractions. This is especially true for all guided tours. Only in this way you can be sure that you can really participate in a tour.
Once you have purchased the Sightseeing Pass, you should make the necessary reservations. There is a convenient online portal for this at every provider. The booking alone does not activate the Sightseeing Pass. The pass is activated only when you visit the first sight or participate in the first guided tour.
If you have booked a guided tour, you must attend. Otherwise, your credit card will be charged a participation fee. Only if you participate as scheduled, the tour is free for you.
Reservations are required for some museums and attractions:
- American Museum of Natural History
- Empire State Building
Before you visit, read the information about Sightseeing Pass so you can make all the necessary reservations.
Notes on the Hop-on/Hop-off Bus
With the New York Sightseeing Pass you can use the hop-on/hop-off buses of the company Big Bus for free for one day. A free ticket must be purchased at the Times Square stop before the first ride.
After that, you can get on and off as often as you like for a day. The buses run daily on two routes through Manhattan. There is a downtown route and an uptown route.
The downtown route with ten stops runs every 15 to 20 minutes (somewhat less frequently in winter). The uptown line with only five stops is served only once an hour.
Information about the stops, travel times and routes: Hop-on/hop-off with Big Bus.
What we like about the Sightseeing Pass
The Sightseeing FLEX Pass is one of the best products for a visit to New York. There are some arguments in favor of the FLEX Pass:
80+ attractions to choose from
The Sightseeing FLEX Pass gives you free admission to many of the city's attractions. These include viewing platforms (e.g. Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, One World Observatory) and popular museums (e.g. Museum of Modern Art, American Museum of Natural History).
Many tourist offers included
In addition, New York FLEX Pass lets you use the hop-on hop-off buses and choose from a variety of boat tours. You can also choose between numerous guided city tours and bike tours. With the FLEX Pass you have a lot of choice.
Decide for yourself how many attractions you want to visit (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 or 12). You only pay for the services you actually use.
Download New York FLEX Pass to your phone quickly and easily. You don't have to pick up the pass anywhere, you can use it immediately after purchase. The free Sightseeing Pass app also contains useful information about all participating attractions.
Good value for money
With the Sightseeing FLEX Pass you get a lot for your money. Since many of the top attractions, city tours and guided tours are very expensive, the New York FLEX Pass pays for itself quickly. The more attractions you visit with your FLEX Pass, the more money you can save.
Convenient sightseeing package
The New York FLEX Pass is a convenient sightseeing package. With just one booking you get access to numerous sights and museums. You hardly need any additional tickets. Just load the pass on your phone and off you go.
What we like less
The New York Sightseeing Pass is a very good product, but there are some drawbacks that we like less. However, these disadvantages also apply to all other New York Passes:
No public transport
The Sightseeing Pass does not entitle the holder to use public transportation.
A few attractions missing
Some attractions are not included in Sightseeing Pass: Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), 9/11 Memorial & Museum and SUMMIT One Vanderbuilt. In addition, the base of the Statue of Liberty can not be entered.
Worth it only for expensive attractions
The pass is hardly worth it for cheap services. Mostly expensive attractions have to be visited to make the Sightseeing Pass worthwhile.
No Fast Track admission
You will not receive priority admission with the New York Sightseeing Pass. You will have to queue with other visitors at the box office. For some attractions you can reserve a time slot in advance.
For some attractions you need to reserve a time slot ticket. This also applies to guided tours.
No free cancellation possible
When you buy the Sightseeing Pass on the official website SightseeingPass.com, you must purchase trip cancellation insurance if you want to have the option to cancel the purchase at a later date. The insurance costs 4% in addition to the purchase price of the Sightseeing Pass.
Is the Sightseeing Pass worth it?
Our opinion is: Yes, the Sightseeing FLEX Pass is worthwhile for many visitors. The pass is suitable for travelers who want to visit between 2 and 12 attractions. Those who choose mainly expensive attractions can save a lot of money with the FLEX Pass.
Especially the FLEX Pass with 10 or 12 attractions offers a very good price-performance ratio. Since the FLEX Pass is valid for 60 days, you don't have to worry about the time available. In addition, it is very convenient that you can simply download the pass to your phone.
One drawback is that the Sightseing Pass does not grant priority entry. Only a few sights and museums allow you to reserve a time slot. Often you have to queue at the box office to pick up your free ticket.
New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass
Tip: The more attractions that can be visited with the New York FLEX Pass, the better the value for money. Most visitors buy a pass that is valid for at least four attractions.
Where can I buy the Sightseeing Pass?
The New York Sightseeing Pass is available on both the official SightseeingPass.com website and GetYourGuide.
The most convenient way is to buy it at SightseeingPass.com. There you can get the FLEX Pass directly from the supplier. You can print a QR code or save it on your phone. Also, you can download the free Sightseeing Pass app and import the digital pass. The app contains useful information about all participating attractions.
Even if you buy the pass at GetYourGuide, you can conveniently download it to your phone as a digital pass afterwards.
Questions & Answers
How does the Sightseeing FLEX Pass work?
The Sightseeing FLEX Pass is available online and can be used immediately after purchase. Download the digital New York FLEX Pass to your phone and show the QR code at participating attractions. Within 60 days, 2-12 attractions can be visited for free. More than 80 attractions and tourist offers are available.
Is the Sightseeing FLEX Pass worth it?
Yes, from our point of view, New York FLEX Pass is worth it for many visitors. It is most worthwhile if you visit at least four expensive attractions. With 10 or 12 attractions, the price-performance ratio is very good.
Does the New York Sightseeing Pass grant fast entry?
Unfortunately, no. With the New York Sightseeing Pass, you will have to queue at the ticket office for most attractions. For some attractions you can book a time slot ticket online.
Can I use public transportation with the SightseeingPass?
Unfortunately, no. No New York City Pass entitles you to free use of public transportation.
How do I reach Sightseeing Pass customer service?
You can reach the customer service of Sightseeing Pass via a contact form or by phone at +1 844 400 7277.
Can I cancel the purchase free of charge?
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before departure is only possible if you purchased the Sightseeing Pass from GetYourGuide. If you buy the pass on SightseeingPass.com, you can purchase cancellation insurance for 4% of the purchase price. Only with this insurance you can cancel the purchase later.