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THE TOUR New York City Powered by THE RIDE provided by The Ride

THE TOUR New York City Powered by THE RIDE

THE TOUR New York City Powered by THE RIDE
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About
Experience a sightseeing tour of New York City like never before. THE TOUR features a state-of-the-art coach with side facing, stadium-style seats giving you unparalleled views of the Big Apple. This one-of-a-kind tour features TV screens and surround-sound to complement your viewing experience as you visit Times Square, Central Park, and more. Immerse yourself in the city with visuals and informative commentary about each attraction.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Explore New York City like never before on this one of a kind sightseeing tour
Learn about the history of the city and plans for the future
Get panoramic views with stadium seating in this state of the art coach
Explore Midtown, the Upper West Side, Times Square and more
What to expect
Meet your coach at Broadway and West 45th Street to begin your one-of-a-kind sightseeing tour of New York City. This tour features side facing, stadium-style seating with panoramic views so you never miss a minute of the action. Head through Midtown Manhattan up to the Upper West Side visiting some of the city’s most famous landmarks such as the New York Public Library, Radio City Music Hall, the Empire State Building, and more. THE TOUR also features a multimedia experience that provides audio-video and narration to dive deeper into the city’s history and culture. Once the tour is finished, hop off at the departure point and continue exploring on your own.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5275TOUR
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Entry/Admission - The Ride
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
211 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, USA THE TOUR departs from 45th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue) outside the stage doors of the Marquis Theater in Midtown Manhattan.
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Entry/Admission - The Ride
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
211 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, USA THE TOUR departs from 45th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue) outside the stage doors of the Marquis Theater in Midtown Manhattan.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Ages two and under are free and site on an adults lap.
Food and drink are prohibited on THE TOUR.
There is no restroom on the bus. Please make sure to use the restroom before boarding. There is no access to a restroom during THE TOUR.
THE TOUR is not wheelchair accessible and you will need to ascend stairs to enter.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    211 W 45th St
    211 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, USA
    THE TOUR departs from 45th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue) outside the stage doors of the Marquis Theater in Midtown Manhattan.
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Ride
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    THE TOUR Powered by THE RIDE is a 90-minute multimedia sightseeing experience
    Read more
    Pass by
    Rockefeller Center
    Central Park
    Fifth Avenue
    Empire State Building
    Radio City Music Hall
    New York Public Library
    Bryant Park
    Broadway
    Madison Avenue
    Garment District
    Times Square
    42nd Street
  • You'll end at
    211 W 45th St
    211 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, USA
    THE TOUR departs from 45th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue) outside the stage doors of the Marquis Theater in Midtown Manhattan.
    See address & details
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Popular mentions

4.0
124 reviews
Excellent
71
Very good
22
Average
13
Poor
5
Terrible
13

Oliver B
2 contributions
Fantastic highly recommend
Jan 2020 • Couples
The Tour was one of the highlights of our trip. It was very interesting and great fun. Plus the tour guide was fantastic.
Written February 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your review of THE TOUR powered by THE RIDE. We are so thrilled you enjoyed our unique take on the traditional sightseeing tour. We will be sure to pass along the kind words to your guide! Thanks for the support!
Written February 28, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chirping Squirrel
1 contribution
The Ride
Feb 2020 • Family
We were fortunate to have Scott (aka Man Bun) and Anna- I think (aka Single and Ready to Mingle) both who are liberal art majors who use their degrees to be bus tour guides. Let your kids know to get a technical degree. However; this was a very very entertaining experience. Not only with toms of laughter but with city knowledge as well. You will learn several times Duane Reade Pharmacies is being bought out by Walgreens so go buy a bottle of water and a tube of toothpaste to support local businesses. Me, my wife, my 9 year old and 14 year old all got off the bus full of energy. There are street performers all along the way that interact with the bus so have your phones set to video. There is a rapper who will absolutely blow you away as he walks with the bus and makes up the rap with what is going on as he walks. Saxaphone playing, singing, dancing all going on as the hustle and bustle of New York goes on around them. Its fun watching people pass the performances thinking WTH is going on. Absolute must do!
Written February 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
This review of THE RIDE is simply fantastic! We absolutely LOVE the looks on people’s faces when we drive by and they have no idea what’s going on. We are so thrilled that you brought your entire family on board. We pride ourselves as being a must-do, family-friendly attraction in New York City! We hope that you were able to use all that energy you got from us and spread it out across New York. Thank you so much for your amazing review! Please come back real soon.
Written February 27, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

debstersa
San Antonio, TX147 contributions
REVIEW OF MANAGER RESPONSES
Feb 2020
I always try to be balanced when reading reviews - looking at the good and the bad. But just as important is the responses I read from management. I have to say, I was excited about potentially doing this activity until I read the responses from management. These are ALL so unprofessionally written and very snarky. Based on that alone, I will not be doing this activity. This speaks volumes about this company. Too bad, seems like an interesting concept.
Written February 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for this, Deb. We sincerely appreciate your feedback on our teams' responses. I know that asking you to reconsider your stance based on what you've read is a tall order. But I can assure you that the five-star reviews detailed here are well-earned. What we find with many, many of these one-star reviews is a total disregard for policy and product description. A significant portion of our reviewers have already gone through our call center and when they didn't receive a full refund for a policy they agreed to, they threaten us with a negative review. Now, TripAdvisor does a wonderful job at helping us sift through reviews posted only to "force" us to fully refund a charge. Those posts violate their terms. And to be honest, we can get really "New York" on a lot of these posts simply because it's not the first time we've answered them. But you're right. We could stand to lighten up a little. Especially considering how much fun our shows are. On behalf of our team, I apologize for the tone in some of our more frustrated responses. And I further know that there is little I could say to sway you to give us a shot through my own response here to you now. But I do believe in our product and I do believe that if you find some free time in your vacation schedule to give us a shot, you'll really, really enjoy yourself. Again, I want to thank you for your feedback. And we do hope to see you soon on THE RIDE!
Written February 18, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Yvonne A
1 contribution
Fantastic experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
I thought this was an amazing tour. The ride was smooth and the guide knowledgeable. We got to see parts of NY city we might not have seen otherwise. The best part of me was the Guide. He was so funny and interactive. He explained everything about the area but made it fun. I highly recommend this tour if you want a different experience to just sitting on a bus with headphones. If I go back NY I'll definitely be do another Tour again.
Written February 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are definitely different than just sitting there with headphones. Our guides are engaging, our buses start of the art and the experience is the best in the world!
Written February 16, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anke H
Oss, The Netherlands345 contributions
Nice to get to know New York
Feb 2020
We enjoyed the ride, plenty to see. Tim was out guide and he shared a lot of facts. He talked a lot, and he was also quite funny. However, if he would slow down talking, it would help. Understanding everything is easier that way. But that was the only comment I have.
Written February 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
You were very lucky to get the best tour guide in NYC, Tim! So happy to read that you had a wonderful time with him and most importantly, learned a lot!
Written February 16, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

eallen1230
London, UK25 contributions
Brilliant !
Feb 2020 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The bus was so fun and entertaining and such a great way to see lots of sights. We went on it to take cover from the rain as the main tourist attractions are no fun when it’s wet and miserable.
Our host was really funny and full of knowledge.
Absolutely loved it and would like to try one of the other routes!
Written February 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Our unique RIDE buses offer the best experience as we are climate controlled. The all glass bus allows for perfect seats no matter where you are sitting on the bus! Come back and try a different experience next time.
Written February 12, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Craig and Alison l
Durham, UK17 contributions
Great fun
Feb 2020
Surprisingly great fun we did not expect this. As soon as we got on the bus the entertainers made it so enjoyable and fun. It was great. The street characters and just sheer humour was brikkiant .
Written February 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for this 5 star review. Please tell all of your friends and family about us.
Written February 12, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ausumn37
8 contributions
Worst experience ever
Feb 2020 • Friends
We visited New York last week for my daughters30th birthday,this RIDE was recommended by an couple i met on the big red bus tour.The humour was terrible,not a bit funny at all,we wanted off after 10 minutes,i really though this has to get better but it didnt.jokes wernt funny,most of the bus wernt laughing at all,they even joked about us not laughing.PLEASE DONT WASTE UR MONEY WITH THIS RIDE,if i got offered it for free i wouldnt do it.
Written February 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
When people write that THE RIDE is "the worst experience ever" we laugh out loud. That couple on the big red bus tour had a great sense of humor, thats why they loved us. A sense of humor is required to really enjoy THE RIDE.
Written February 10, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maria
9 contributions
EXTREMELY BORING
Dec 2019 • Couples
Really boring. It was just a waste of time. The guy leading the show was really monotonous and boring. No jokes, no fun. I nearly fell asleep
Written February 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Didn't learn a single thing, huh? Whew! That's a real shame. :(
Written March 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Seaside255879
Dunfermline, UK85 contributions
Really excellent, well thought out tour
Jan 2020 • Friends
We booked it through the website for today. Had a great experience, seating is great, tour was fantastic, saw many things I might never have seen on my own.
Written January 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
THE TOUR is a great alternative to a typical, standard bus tour. Ours is on our unique bus with technology used to tell the story of past, present and future NYC.
Written January 23, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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sixtosd
sixtosd
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Bad
It's been 8 months of waiting, this terrible company is not serious. We are all affected by this pandemic and life
nenaplz
nenaplz
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Funny and entertaining
The tour is super convenient if you are in a rush and want to see more about midtown Manhattan if you don't have th
Teresa T
Teresa T
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Awesome experience
The kids and I enjoyed The Ride experience thouroughly. During the rest of the time walking around on the streets
Teriann O
Teriann O
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NYC shut down, but did enjoy the Ride
My 13 year old daugther and I were in NYC March 12-14 (we left early). Everything was closed because of the COVID-
Sebastián B
Sebastián B
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really cool
it was a really fun experience, we did it because it was included in our new york pass and it was so much fun, coo
hemihoney08
hemihoney08
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Great way to see the City
It's hard to share how fun The Ride is without spoiling the surprises. Lots of laughed, great NYC performances, tou
izzybailey2000
izzybailey2000
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Must do attraction in Nyc!
We had the best time doing THE RIDE! Informative, funny and exciting. Our mouths hurt from laughing so much! Shouto
Lucyhills93
Lucyhills93
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Bad tour guides
Very unpleasant. Made rude jokes about my faith. It was just not what we expected. It seemed like they were just
Elttabrja
Elttabrja
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Great fun
Saw a good amount of midtown New York on an entertaining bus trip. Really enjoyed it & would recommend to all.
christiterrell
christiterrell
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Fun times!
This was a wonderful experience. I’m still waving and laughing. Great job by the tour guides and actors throughout
peterhA6062LR
peterhA6062LR
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The Ride New York before the virus
Booked the ride online - nice and easy. Clear directions on where to meet transport. Arrived at location to see a c
deylandau
deylandau
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The Ride
I would not pay full price for this but at a generous discount it was one way to kill off 90 minutes.
mumsy12
mumsy12
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The Tour not The Ride
We got this with the New York Pass. Was thankful we did not pay for this as it was ok, but nothing special. Didn’t
659glynnp
659glynnp
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Cringe worthy
First impressions weren't great as the ride was late departing as the bus driver stood having a cigarette then ther
rjfclare
rjfclare
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Awesome
The fun started the minute we got on the bus, an amazing and different experience. Fully interactive you couldn't h