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New York City

THE TOUR New York City Powered by THE RIDE

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Experience a sightseeing tour of New York City like never before. THE TOUR features a state-of-the-art coach with side facing, stadium-style seats giving you unparalleled views of the Big Apple. This one-of-a-kind tour features TV screens and surround-sound to complement your viewing experience as you visit Times Square, Central Park, and more. Immerse yourself in the city with visuals and informative commentary about each attraction.
  • Explore New York City like never before on this one of a kind sightseeing tour
  • Learn about the history of the city and plans for the future
  • Get panoramic views with stadium seating in this state of the art coach
  • Explore Midtown, the Upper West Side, Times Square and more
What to Expect
Meet your coach at Broadway and West 45th Street to begin your one-of-a-kind sightseeing tour of New York City. This tour features side facing, stadium-style seating with panoramic views so you never miss a minute of the action. Head through Midtown Manhattan up to the Upper West Side visiting some of the city’s most famous landmarks such as the New York Public Library, Radio City Music Hall, the Empire State Building, and more. THE TOUR also features a multimedia experience that provides audio-video and narration to dive deeper into the city’s history and culture. Once the tour is finished, hop off at the departure point and continue exploring on your own.
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Important Information
Departure Point
211 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, USA
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - The Ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Ages two and under are free and site on an adults lap.
  • Food and drink are prohibited on THE TOUR.
  • There is no restroom on the bus. Please make sure to use the restroom before boarding. There is no access to a restroom during THE TOUR.
  • THE TOUR is not wheelchair accessible and you will need to ascend stairs to enter.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Other than a comfortable seat, I was not impressed. First, the bus wasn’t where it was supposed to be which caused me a ton of stress attempting to find it. Second, the guide was simply not funny or clever. I was actually embarrassed for him because his commentary was so canned
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Response from TheRideNYC, Manager at THE TOUR New York City Powered by THE RIDE
Responded 1 week ago
Sorry for any confusion you had finding the bus. Strange that we had two other reviews on your same departure that gave us 5 stars for the experience. Not sure what you mean by "canned" and "forced" as the information for landmarks and buildings is the information. A building's history/information doesn't change from day to day.
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Tom and staff were great and friendly. The bus was amazing. Thank you for sharing your time and sharing the love you have for NYC.
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Response from TheRideNYC, Manager at THE TOUR New York City Powered by THE RIDE
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your 5 star review.
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This is a superb tour, very comfortable, full of interesting facts and best of all it is so engaging and funny. Our guide Claire was brilliant at keeping us laughing and learning all the way through the 90 minutes, a real must if you are visiting New York.
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Response from TheRideNYC, Manager at THE TOUR New York City Powered by THE RIDE
Responded 2 weeks ago
I'm telling you, Claire is one of the best tour guides in NYC...hands down! She really knocks it out of the park every time.
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We had Kelsey as our guide. She was delightful. We learned a lot. It was wonderful to be driven around in the special bus. The visibility is great. The bus driver was really good, too. Two really nice people.
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Response from TheRideNYC, Manager at THE TOUR New York City Powered by THE RIDE
Responded 3 weeks ago
Kelsey is one of the best tour guides in NYC. We are so lucky to have her. She will love reading this review!
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Decided to do the less raucous 'The Tour' rather than 'The Ride'. Wasn't disappointed! Learned tidbits I hadn't heard on other tours. The bus is a great idea. We were first in line, so got on the front row. What really made it worth the trip was the tour guide! I am SO sorry,
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Response from TheRideNYC, Manager at THE TOUR New York City Powered by THE RIDE
Responded 3 weeks ago
THE TOUR is just as special as THE RIDE, its just a different experience. So glad you found value in the way we show you NYC! Her name is Claire and she is AMAZING!
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About the operator
By: The Ride
8,050 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
fun time - money well spent
fun guides and interesting facts a unique way to see the city I would recommend to families with teens or kids 10
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Wendy K
Great Experience
The Ride was absolutely amazing!! Honestly, it was one of the highlights of our trip!! I’m still giggling over the
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Murcia, Spain
Fantastic...a must!
Excellent fun...Scott & Jackie were very informative and funny, some things happen along the way but no spoilers,
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monica m
London, United Kingdom
Absolutely Awful
A complete waste of money. Was recommended by a coworker whom will receive an earful. Over priced, over rated,
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Very good, extremely funny. Great interaction with the people of New York it's amazing how the general public
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Mary P
Warren, Pennsylvania
Great fun!
We've done The Ride twice with large groups of people. Everyone has loved it. The hosts are funny and interact
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So Awesome!!
I highly recommend the ride. The hosts were really funny and made the ride great. Definitely a must do in NYC.
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Kanata, Canada
My Favorite Tour in NYC
I visited New York City this past weekend and was thinking about doing the ride but had it as a back up because I
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This was the absolute worst part of our trip to New York!
I booked front row tickets for a 3:30 Saturday tour on The Ride based on reviews but have to say we were awfully
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Missouri City, Texas
Fantastic Fun
This was THE best interactive entertainment experience I’ve ever had and plan on doing it again. Ladies and
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Sam S
Absolutely brilliant- a must!!
Was wary of if our whole party would enjoy this but every one of us thoroughly enjoyed it! Honestly, anyone going
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This tour kept us laughing from beginning to end! Our hosts were amazing and the street performers were amazing
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London, United Kingdom
enjoyable 'Ride'
Tour guide informative and enthusiastic throughout the trip around NY, varied age range in our group who all felt
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Lucy C
We had a great time . Thank you staff was friendly. The show was really good . Performers did an amazing job .
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Perth, United Kingdom
Fantastic Experience
You must experience the ride if you like fun and friendly banter. We had a great time on the ride whilst taking
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  • Languages Offered: English
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