Smart Destinations New York Explorer Card

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  • Flexible: Pick 3,5,7 or 10 attractions from 56 choices
  • Save Time: Skip the ticket line at many top attractions.
  • Freedom: Go at your own pace, valid for 30 days.
  • Insider Info: Free guidebook in 5 languages.
  • Instant Delivery: Print or display on your smartphone!


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What is a New York Explorer Pass?

A New York Explorer Pass is an attraction pass that gets you into multiple attractions for one low price, and includes many extras and discounts.

How does a New York Explorer Pass work?

  • Your New York Explorer Pass will serve as your pass to our included New York attractions.
  • Present your pass at any of the included attractions for entry.

How do I get one?

  • Choose a 3, 5, 7 or 10 Attraction pass to use over a 30 day period (no need to choose attractions in advance).
  • Buy a pass for each person in your party.
  • Have your passes delivered instantly, shipped or pick it up when you get to the city at one of our voucher redemption locations

      Plan Your Visit to New York

      View all the useful information we have about New York in one place to help make your New York Explorer Pass even easier.

      • Frequently Asked Questions

        How do I activate my pass?

        Passes are activated the first time you visit an attraction. After activation, you have 30 days to use your choices.

        How do I use my pass to access the Statue of Liberty?

        You can pick up your Statue of Liberty Ferry Tickets year round at the NY CitySights desk at Madame Tussauds in Times Square.

        The Statue of Liberty Express Cruise is offered on a year round basis. However, during the high season (May–October) you will also receive a complimentary ticket to the Hop On Hop Off Water Taxi when you choose the Statue of Liberty Express Cruise as one of your choices.

        How do the bus tours offered by City Sights NY work?

        Each NYC Explorer Pass holder may choose one of the following tours.
        • Hop On Hop Off Downtown Tour
        • Uptown Treasures of Harem Tour
        • Twilight Bus Tour
        • Brooklyn Tour
        • All Around Tour (requires a $14.00 upgrade fee)
        • Multilingual Upper and Lower Manhattan Tour
        • Woodbury Commons Premium Outlet Tour
        Once you decide which tour you would like to take, present your Explorer Pass at the City Sights Ticket Desk inside Madame Tussauds in Times Square. You will receive a ticket for the bus tour of your choice.

        Is my pass valid all day?

        Yes, the New York Explorer Pass allows entrance into attractions during all operating hours.

        What if my plans change?

        Free Cancellation InsuranceWith our Free Cancellation Insurance, you can return any unactivated passes for a full refund, within a year of the purchase date.

        How much will I save?

        Compare the price of the card to the gate prices of the attractions to see how much you can save. Many customers save more than 40%.

        Can I visit an attraction more than once?

        You may only visit each attraction once per the life of your card.

        What is the age cut off for child tickets?

        Child passes are for ages 3–12. Most attractions are free for children under 3.

        Should I have my pass shipped or should I pick it up?

        • Instant delivery is the fastest option and is also FREE! You'll be able to access your New York Explorer Pass from your email or on your phone immediately after you purchase. With instant delivery you will receive a printable and mobile version of our guidebook.
        • Having your pass shipped in advance will save you time traveling to a pick up location when you get there. Note that transit times vary depending on shipping options. View shipping options.
        • With in-city pickup you can get a physical card and full-color printed guidebook without waiting for shipping. We will email you a voucher which can be redeemed for passes at one of our voucher redemption locations.

        Where can I pick up my pass once I get to the city?

        View a list of locations where you can redeem your voucher.

        Where can I buy the pass once I get there?

        View a list of sales locations in New York. Note that if we are running a web-only sale, the in-city sales locations will not be able to honor that sale price. In-city purchases are available at full price only.

        Do I need to make reservations to visit the attractions?

        Attractions that require a reservation will display this symbol on the guidebook page. Some attractions require a credit card to hold a reservation. In these cases, your credit card will not be charged unless you do not show up for your reservation. For reservations on the NBC Experience Tour, you will be asked to provide your Explorer Pass Number or your order number. Because of the popularity of the tour, your cards will be charged (one visit deducted) if you do not show up or are late for your reserved time. If you are interested in taking the Gossip Girl, NY TV and Movie Tour and Sex and the City Tour, you should pick up your tickets as soon as possible after arriving in the city.

        What’s the catch?

        There’s no catch. New York City Explorer Pass has a partnership with all of the participating attractions to make your visit to New York City as memorable as possible and to help you save time and money.

      I still have questions!

      Please feel free to call us at 866-629-4335 and we’ll be happy to help you! Note: A New York Explorer Pass is non-transferrable. This means that once you start using it, you are the only person who can use it to get into attractions. New York Explorer Passs may not be re-sold. You should treat your New York Explorer Pass like cash. If it is lost or stolen, it cannot be replaced.