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The Ride

Departs from 8th Ave & W 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
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Ranked #201 of 809 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Described by the TODAY SHOW as "The Hottest way to see New York," The...
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Hours:
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

No, this is not for people who want a detailed education on NYC, but if you want to laugh, see some sites of the city, and be VERY entertained, this is for you. Our tour guides could've been on Saturday Night Live, it;s hilarious and worth every penny.

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Antlers, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wasn't what I expected. This was more of a comedy show than a bus tour. I had a great time. If your wanting education you'll probably be disappointed. If you want a laugh with a nice view of the city and some light education this is for you!

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Ktown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

In NYC It is so funny to go on The RIDE and people watch from the stadium seating. The entertainment was fun and personable. Amazing how New Yorkers just walked on by while we were being serenaded by the actor and musicians. There were a few locals taking the tour and that speaks volumes about the creativity and innovative tour.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

What a great time...Rented the Ride for a work function...Everyone had a blast...Would highly recommend to people of all ages!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Too few entertainers. One sax and vocal combo were completely out of sinc. Corny jokes from the bus staff. Buss curtains falling apart. You can douch better for the money

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Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were due to travel on the ride today at 4 and as instructed we waited (in the rain) at Cheveys from 3.45, when no bus arrived at 4.10. I called the office only to be told the tour was cancelled. The girl told me everyone had been notified and had replied except us. We had travelled from New Jersey... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I came with some work folks who were from out of town and I was a little skeptical about this. I thought it would be cheesy and another lame bus tour and given that I'm from the City, I really had no interest in this. Boy was I surprised. I had the greatest time and while some parts were a... More 

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Sloatsburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Both Stewart and Julie kept us happily entertained on-board the unusual bus configuration. The acts and information they provided was endless. They interacted with the audience and could not have been more cordial. The Group Sales Office did all they could to accommodate our group due to the demonstrations in NYC. We had a group of 10 withdraw on that... More 

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Somers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Ride is a faaabulous New York City experience. I have been several times, and each time I enjoy it more than the last. It's great for locals and folks from out of town. Everyone that I have taken has loooved this experience. It's great fun with fun facts about New York City's landmarks. Don't miss this experience. It's truly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is pretty fun - we had good hosts - you don't see much of the city, but it was fun and silly, but don't expect a traditional tour - it's more of an attractraction!

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