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New York City THE RIDE Interactive Musical Bus Tour provided by The Ride

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New York City THE RIDE Interactive Musical Bus Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Updated 20/09/30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/09/30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Spice up your sightseeing plans with this interactive musical bus tour that highlights top landmarks in Midtown Manhattan. From the comfort of stadium-style seating on a climate-controlled bus, listen to your guide’s commentary about points of interest along the route and enjoy live street performances that bring New York’s rich history to life.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    259 W 42nd St
    259 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
    Meet our Customer Care Team at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue in front of Patrick's Restaurant, near Five Guys Burgers.
    See address & details
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    The Ride
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    One-of-a-kind interactive entertainment experience where the streets of NYC are the stage and you've got front row seats!
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    Pass by
    Times Square
    Bryant Park
    New York Public Library
    Grand Central Terminal
    Chrysler Building
    Carnegie Hall
    Central Park
    Columbus Circle
  • You'll end at
    259 W 42nd St
    259 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
    Meet our Customer Care Team at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue in front of Patrick's Restaurant, near Five Guys Burgers.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Interactive performances enliven the sightseeing experience
  • Explore from the comfort of a bus with tiered stadium seating
  • Live commentary about Midtown Manhattan landmarks en route
  • Popular choice for theater-lovers and families
Important Information
Departure Point
259 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
Duration
1h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - The Ride
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • Minimum age is 6 years. Children under 6 years of age will not be permitted on the bus.
  • Food and drink are prohibited on THE RIDE.
  • 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 RIDE.
  • THE RIDE 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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hate2wait wrote a review Mar 2020
Phoenix, Arizona63 contributions41 helpful votes
My daughter and I spent Christmas in NYC, and we purchased The Sightseeing Pass, one of several choices for discount admissions to attractions and events. We decided to include THE RIDE, as it seemed like a unique way to see part of midtown Manhattan. THE RIDE's website was a
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from TheRideNYC, Manager at New York City THE RIDE Interactive Musical Bus Tour
Responded 07 Apr 2020
We have made some changes on our website using Passes so that you only now see availability depending on having enough seats for your Passes. This will solve the issues you point out above.
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Nottstraveller66 wrote a review Mar 2020
40 contributions7 helpful votes
We did the ride tour with Scott and Jackie. We had a great time. Lots of fun. The members of the team on the street are highly talented. I would definitely recommend doing this tour.
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Response from TheRideNYC, Guest Relations Manager at New York City THE RIDE Interactive Musical Bus Tour
Responded 10 Mar 2020
We'll be sure to pass along this glowing review to Scott, Jackie, and the entire cast! Thank you fo much for taking the time to do so! Our cast is stacked with some of the brightest talents this city has to offer! Our alumni have moved on to Broadway gigs, primetime and premium cable series, film, and beyond! Make sure to take a lot of photos! You never know if you're snapping a photo of the next big thing! Come back and see us again soon!
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Lucy M wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our tour on the ride - the guides were friendly and knowledgeable Comfortable ride with everyone having a window seat and was a right laugh
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TheRideNYC, Guest Relations Manager at New York City THE RIDE Interactive Musical Bus Tour
Responded 09 Mar 2020
Thank you so much, Lucy! We really do appreciate this review! THE RIDE's floor- to- ceiling, panoramic views provide unparalleled views of Midtown Manhattan; every seat has a fabulous view! Rolling along our ever-changing route, taking in the sights, and waving at the passersby, THE RIDE and Our Family of Experiences is a must-do! Hope to see you again soon!
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salstep wrote a review Feb 2020
bedford18 contributions22 helpful votes
Used as part of New York pass, not worth paying individually for as basically just a tide round a few blocks of midtown with random street dancers performing as New Yorkers just walk on by, crew tried hard to get people to interact on board!!! watching reaction of people on the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TheRideNYC, Manager at New York City THE RIDE Interactive Musical Bus Tour
Responded 06 Mar 2020
Happy to hear that you enjoyed THE RIDE! Our prices do compare to our neighboring Broadway theaters (we are an entertainment experience, of course!). However, booking with your New York Pass is a great way to see as much of the city as time (and available seating) will allow. We're glad to have been a part of it! We hope to see you again on your next visit!
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Beth G wrote a review Feb 2020
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Had a great time on The Ride. Staff were amazing and had us laughing the whole way round. A fab thing to do if you want too see midtown Manhattan in a different way!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TheRideNYC, Guest Relations Manager at New York City THE RIDE Interactive Musical Bus Tour
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Glad to hear that you and your guests had fun, Beth! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're proud to offer up a totally unique way to visit this fabulous city! Our luxury, theater buses boast one- of- a- kind panoramic views of this sparkling city. A truly "Only In New York" experience! We hope to see you again soon!
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

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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
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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
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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
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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-
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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