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Address: New York City, NY 10018
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+1 212-221-0853
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Described by the TODAY SHOW as "The Hottest way to see New York,"...

Described by the TODAY SHOW as "The Hottest way to see New York," The Ride is geared up to take you on a fantastic interactive entertainment experience through Midtown 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, on THE RIDE the streets are the stage and you have front row seats!

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This is an entertaining ride, they are punctual at the departure time. It is more like a party bus. There are entertainers on the bus and it stops a certain points, where there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an entertaining ride, they are punctual at the departure time. It is more like a party bus. There are entertainers on the bus and it stops a certain points, where there are entertainers between the people as well. It is a fun ride. I recommend it.

Thank Carolina985
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Let yourself go and just enjoy The Ride (excuse the pun). Presenters we're really funny and had a obvious chemistry where they bounced off each other. Street performers were great and overall the experience was really enjoyable. Special shout out to Martin who greeted us and was very friendly and outgoing. Congratulations to him on his engagement too!

Thank bmorton91
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If it wasn't for using the New York pass whilst visiting NY, my friends & I wouldn't have come across the this highly entertaining experience. Sitting sideways in a special coach and viewing NY facing out towards the city and the passers by, whilst the ride and its inside & outside entertainers provide a brilliant 90 mins of New York... More 

Thank lauram186299
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow...myself, husband and 2 daughters, didn't really know what to expect....but we had such a great time and laughted so much...you blew us away...our hosts were amazing, the team of people they had entering us around every corner of the city was very well thought out.....we will be spreading the word back in the UK.....great job!!! 5 star!!!!!

Thank loufuse
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found our selves laughing and smiling through out this unique tour! On this tour we saw places we had not seen before or noticed. Through their eyes it was interesting and humor with it! The entertainment along the way was fun and a plus to The Ride! Most of all we enjoyed waving to the people on the Street... More 

Thank thisladyknows
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great and unique way to see New York! We had amazing guides who were super funny and made the trip lots of fun. I loved the interactions with the people on the street. A much more entertaining way to see New York than just on a hop on hop off bus. Great for people of all ages. I... More 

Thank SophieDewing
birmingham uk
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the ride on recommendation from friends and although it was fun, it definitely wasn't a must see for us. The performers were good, although it was too dark to see one of them. I'd say do it if you have free time but I wouldn't recommend it over other options, especially given the ticket price

Thank beckiebrady
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A must do. It was a fun way to see the city. Could not have been happier. Funny tour guides, comfortable seats, awesome views. Went the night we got there. Was a perfect beginning to a great trip!

Thank Karen E
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the Moment we stepped onto the ride - we knew this was going to be something extraordinary. The tour vehicle was a brilliant piece of moving technology. From the video screens that told us facts about NY - which we had never known before- (and we have lived in NY for most of our lives) to the interactive light... More 

Thank evazshure
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the time of our lives on the ride! We did the Holiday Tour at Christmas (Dec 2016) and had a truly wonderful experience. We did a lot of the usual NYC tours and visited the usual places and have told friends this is a “Must Do” if you are visiting the city as a local or foreigner. We... More 

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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride NYC, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing 5-star review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time on THE RIDE: Holiday Edition - our critically and socially acclaimed annual experience. Thank you for the kind words about our hosts, staff members and performers - we appreciate it! More 

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