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The Ride

Address: Departs from 8th Ave & W 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036 (Midtown)
Phone Number: 6462895060
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$65*
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Described by the TODAY SHOW as "The Hottest way to see New York," The...
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: Described by the TODAY SHOW as "The Hottest way to see New York," The Ride is geared up to take you on a fantastic and entertaining tour through mid-town Manhattan. See famous city landmarks, find out fascinating facts about New York, be astounded by amazing street performances, and see New York through native eyes. More than a show, more than a tour, THE RIDE is here to make sure you live New York.
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Orem, Utah, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This was my favorite activity in NYC! Fun, entertaining, witty, surprising. Still upset about the seat belts thing, though (not!).

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a large bus where every one sits opposite a large glass window so you can see out over the Times Square. It's an interactive show. You have two guides on the bus with you. I only wish I could remember their names . They were so entertaining . It's a show on the move. If you like musicals,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

My family and I were visiting NYC during the Christmas season and booked the special holiday edition of The Ride at a discounted price through Groupon. Although the bus appears normal from the outside, when you step inside you realize this will not be a normal tour. The seats face the sidewalk in stadium style seating so everyone on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

When we stumbled across this after visiting Madame Tussauds, we thought we would give it a go as it as included in the New York Pass. We didn't really know what to expect but me and my mum both loved it! The guides were really welcoming and very funny and they definitely made the whole experience! They bounced off each... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We thought this would be a tour of the city since it was included with our New York Pass. It is strictly for entertainment so we didn't enjoy it as much as others did. I would not pay $74 a person for this. This is not for everyone.

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Braintree, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited New York in January during very cold days. We did not want to freeze on a double decker bus tour so looked into "The Ride". This is an interactive tour with acts along the way, two very funny and knowledgable tour guides and just generally a lot of fun. You learn facts about New York, you are entertained... More 

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Upminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I was a little bit sceptical about this outing before I got on board. There were 2 hosts, one man and one woman who stood at either end of the coach and welcomed everyone onboard. You sit facing out on to the street and then the coach drives you on a tour of Manhattan through all the sites. The 2... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We had a great time the two guys on board were hilarious and it's a once in a lifetime experience would do it again. Its quite expensive but worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Was in the city for my birthday and bought tickets for 6 adults to take The Ride!!! I surprised them with the tickets and there were some mixed feelings at first but by the end....all thumbs up!!! We laughed so much! Lots of unexpected surprises along the way and fun facts about NYC landmarks without getting too heavy!! Great for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A fun and entertaining ride. The actors are friendly and funny and try to engage the audience and do it well. It is worth looking for any discount tickets as they do run specials. Went with a friend recently and would recommend for families (with teens) or adults. Not sure young kids would enjoy this or understand much of the... More 

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