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The Ride

Departs from 8th Ave & W 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
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Ranked #151 of 533 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We went on The Ride after dinner our first night in Manhattan. We had made reservations online and received a $19 per ticket discount using our New York Passes. All in all, it was a fun tour. I would have to say my wife and daughter enjoyed it more than I did, but I expected that. If you enjoy silliness... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This was alot of fun, I'm sure the locals may find it annoying, but as a tourist I really enjoyed the experience. It was funny and informative, we're planning to go again on our upcoming trip.

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

If you take any sightseeing tours of busses, take this one. Incredibly entertaining and fun. This brief, 75 minute ride incorporates in-bus and outside-bus entertainment. The two "guides" are incredibly talented and fun. The outside entertainment is unexpected and adds to the sheer enjoyment of this attraction from start to finish. Be sure to "Experience the Ride" when in New... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I'm a New Yorker but I love being a tourist in my city. .... We celebrated a birthday and they were even able to give a special shout out to my friend! ! What a fun way to see mid town and enjoy an hour of fun and city facts. I recommend going after dark. And have fun! !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

So much fun. Went with my 12 year old daughter (her second time). The woman sitting next to me has gone 9 times! The two hosts were hysterical kept us laughing the whole time. Street performers were entertaining. Great way to see some major ny sights and have fun. only caveat is the banter is fast paced so I wouldn't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Great fun. A great laugh. A must do. The street performers are great. Our kids had a blast. We will be back

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We've been on "The Ride" twice in the past 5 years(?) and looking forward to going again in the next few months. Go with a group, the more the merrier! These folks work very hard to make it an hour of belly laughs and a history lesson combined. Go! Just do it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Get ready to laugh, dance and wave your hands in the air! Not your typical tour bus at all! From the moment we sat down in stadium seating we were entertained by the hosts. Don't want to give away too many details but you will learn fun facts about the city, see some amazing performances, and have the world before... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was by far the most fun we have ever had on a tour bus of a city! We laughed, we danced, we sang, we saw most sights in the city that we wanted to see, learned about some history of the city and then we danced, sang and laughed some more! Love love loved it, can't wait to do... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Brilliant idea away from the norm of sightseeing, as only so much one can see on a bus. Laughter from the moment you were seated on the bus (3 rows of seats lengthwise). Two girls Julie and Jackie gave you a running commentary and bounced off one another with the jokes. The Ride stopped at the roadside for you to... More

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