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Address: 234 West 42nd Street, Lobby of Madame Tussauds, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: +1 212-221-0853
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description: Described by the TODAY SHOW as "The Hottest way to see New York," The Ride...
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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Amusing bus tour

This is a bus tour with a difference, it's a unconventional bus tour with lots of laughs. Well worth a giving it a go, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Tayport, United Kingdom

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Tayport, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a bus tour with a difference, it's a unconventional bus tour with lots of laughs. Well worth a giving it a go, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had the city pass and yes we had to wait in line to get a ticket....it's NYC during travel season get use to it. We loved this rid. I have taken the other bus tours in the city and this by far was so fun. When they take the tours out father I'll he there. The people on our... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you are traveling to NYC, you need to go on The Ride. It was an absolute blast ~ high energy and very entertaining. Most of us were up at 1:00 a.m. to catch an early flight into the city. After dinner, we were craving sleep, but this attraction had us hooting and hollering. You have to experience it!!

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New Providence, New Jersey
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210 reviews 210 reviews
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I just had the privilege of seeing my oldest turn 13. For her birthday, she wished for a trip to nyc with her friends. After a day of walking and having fun, I dropped this surprise on them...they were very skeptical to say the least ...A BUS ride? Yes...and after we got going...it was great. Kids laughing and engaging with... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was undoubtedly one of the best things we did during our visit. The compare's were excellent as were the street entertainers. We went on the late ride and it was fantastic.

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Since we had the NY Pass, our day started by lining up early in the morning like a second class citizen to get one of the few available spaces on the bus that day. So far so good we thought. We arrived at 8:15 pm exactly as directed for our 8:30 pm bus, only to stand in the pouring rain... More 

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Belfast
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We only booked this because it was our last night in New York and included with our New York Pass. We managed to get on the 9pm bus and what a brilliant surprise! We sort of knew it was cheesy so went with an appropriate frame of mind. The two guides, Scott and Nicky were fantastic, entertaining and surprising informative;... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The price surprised us (74$), but it was a attraction that was included in our New York Pass. And man, was it worth the ride! Excellent and very funny guides. Surprising stops. And the look of the people on the sidewalks that look at you sitting in the bus waving...priceless. Thank you Jackie and Scott (and The Ride) for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Ride was everything promised and more. Scott and Scott were fantastic hosts. The stops were superb and the non stop witty commentary was extremely fitting. The bus had a personality all its own. Would definitely recommend.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This was pure entertainment. We loaded on bus with stadium seating which had clear glass opposite seating and one could view the street scenes. We drove around Manhattan with two people narrating/commenting on what was before us. There were other entertainers on the street as we proceeded across town and then uptown to Columbus Circle. They would entertain us. The... More 

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Additional Information about The Ride

Address: Address: 234 West 42nd Street, Lobby of Madame Tussauds, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: +1 212-221-0853
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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