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The Ride

Departs from 8th Ave & W 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
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$59*
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82%
Ranked #148 of 547 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

You really feel sitting in the TV show studio while being moved across NYC central streets, enjoying the great hosts and flash-mob type performance on the streets. If you dont expect that ALL people on the streets will dance and sing for you, the show is great Very good during the night as well. Website may be worng - it... More

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I went on The Ride recently with my family of 3 kids, two teenage girls and a 9 year old boy. I would not recommend this ride for little kids only because they will not get most of the jokes or references. What I will say is that for anyone over 10, you will most likely have a great time.... More

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Had a wonderful time on The Ride - laughed and enjoyed the sights of New York as entertainers appear and interact with NYC tourists and locals. Seeing the locals ignore their antics is to behold.

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Bridgton, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

This was our second time on "The Ride" and we just loved it ! It's fun to get off your feet, ride the bus around the city, and be entertained by talented, young artists ! From wrappers to sax players to singers, tap dancers, ballerina, and Scott & Jack (our tour hosts) were fun and talented too ! This is... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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

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

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

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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New York City, New York
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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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