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184 Water St
184 Water St, New York, NY 10268, USAMeet our Customer Care Representative in front of the Starbucks on the corner of John Street and Water Street in Lower Manhattan.
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    The Ride
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered by THE RIDE is a brand new multimedia 90-minute historical adventure exploring Downtown Manhattan’s most notable landmarks and neighborhoods
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    Pass by Lower Manhattan
    Pass by SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery
    Pass by Brooklyn Bridge
    Pass by Governors Island
    Pass by One World Observatory
    Pass by Federal Hall
    Pass by The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    Pass by New York Harbor
    Pass by South Street Seaport Historic District
You'll end at
Hornblower Cruises & Events Pier 15
78 South St, New York, NY 10038, USATwo blocks south of the original meeting point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    184 Water St, New York, NY 10268, USA
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Hornblower Cruises & Events Pier 15, 78 South St, New York, NY 10038, USA
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional guide
    • Live entertainment
    • Entry/Admission - The Ride
    • Food and drinks are not included or allowed on the bus
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 6 years
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Tour guide was funny and informative. VR could do with being more immersive - like the Occulus Quest games you can now buy. Seats were comfy and nice to have a side view and see all of the sites. Overall worth doing and would recommend but look for a voucher or do it as part of
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    Response from TheRideNYC, Guest Relations Manager at THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE
    Responded 2 days ago
    Hi Chris! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE! We're happy to be included in the Explorer Pass! Passes are a great way to maximize your itinerary and save some money at the same time. With any fixed-capacity attraction, availability with the pass may be tricky. Fortunately, we're always happy to offer seasonal specials and family discounts for purchase directly through our website! There are always a ton of options to save on our shows! And we agree with you on the Oculus Quest games-- tons of fun! For now, we're proud to blend unique, customized virtual reality moments with historical sightseeing. We don't want you to miss a single sight along our fabulous Lower Manhattan route! We hope to see you again on your next NYC visit!
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    This is so great and fun tour, our 2 hosts , Jacqueline “Jacky” and Scott were hilarious and kept us entertained. Street performers were very good and at the right time. Everything was great, Ceiling windows,hosts,performers,love music and videos. Merci, thank you THE RIDE.
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    Response from TheRideNYC, Director of Sales at THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE
    Responded 4 days ago
    Thank you so much, friend! We sincerely appreciate your five-star review! THE RIDE is the top "Only In New York" experience to offer such a fabulous show from aboard a patented, luxury theater bus. We're so happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations! Rumor has it, THE RIDE gets better and better with each visit. So we do hope to see you again on your next trip to New York City!
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    Wonderful tour... really unique. Immersive VR, flatscreen video, enormous floor to ceiling windows, live music, performers, and the best narrator tour guide I've ever met! (Thanks, Tim! You were FANTASTIC! Informative, funny, and appealing.)
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    Response from TheRideNYC, Manager at THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE
    Responded 6 days ago
    What a great 5 star review of THE DOWNTOWN Experience. Awesome that you got Tim too. He is in demand because he puts on a great show!
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    We had a blast and learned a lot about Downtown. The guide was hysterical and very good. Highly recommend for kids and adults.
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    Response from TheRideNYC, Manager at THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    THE DOWNTOWN Experience is a special experience. With the magic of Virtual Reality we take you back in time to key historical moments in Lower Manhattan and learn about them in a very different way.
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    The Ride was a fun filled tour of Downtown New York. The hosts had us all laughing from the time we got on the bus. Loved the seating arrangement, facing the street. We interacted with performers throughout the tour. We laughed and laughed as we rode along the tour. Would
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    Response from TheRideNYC, Manager at THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    You took THE RIDE which is a MIDTOWN route and not Downtown. Just wanted to clear up that confusion. Happy you had a good time with us.
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    By: The Ride
    Concord, New Hampshire
    The ride 02/18
    THIS IS A MUST!! We had so much fun! We did the ride at 9:15 pm. Order tickets in advance. We used go city
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    Grantham, United Kingdom
    The ride 18/2/20
    Had been told by others, that The Ride was good, but it was even better than we could imagine Although the
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    Sonia M
    Great way to celebrate my daughters birthday. They made our trip extra special and we had a great tour of the city.
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    Fort Lee, New Jersey
    Our downtown exploration
    It was a lot of fun Would recommend it to all The ride has finally upped the gsme here at the apple!
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    Lynda T
    Prague, Czech Republic
    One night in NYC
    We booked our tickets for the Ride from the UK before we flew for the last night of our stay in the city. The Ride
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    Orla D
    Redditch, United Kingdom
    Unexpected laugh out loud experience!
    😂😂😂 funny and witty hosts with an unexpected eventful journey! A must see for those wanting to experience
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    Lighthearted fun!
    If you want to rest your legs, travel round for just over an hour and let your hair down with some light-hearted
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    High Wycombe, United Kingdom
    Fun bus
    We did expect a bit more info on the places we passed and the bus just went round the same couple of streets.but
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    Victoria W
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    The Ride
    Fun 1 and half hours, the host Jacky and Scott were highly entertaining, involving the audience. Organisation at
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    Tamworth, United Kingdom
    What a RIDE!
    Great experience on the ride thoroughly entertaining ,many unexpected surprises belly laughs from start to
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