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The Ride

584 8th Avenue, Between 38th & 39th Streets, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-221-0853
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US$ 35.00*
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THE TOUR New York City Powered by THE RIDE
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THE RIDE New York City
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THE RIDE & Our Family of NYC Experiences: THE RIDE is an interactive entertainment experience where the streets of NYC are the stage and you’ve got front row seats! THE TOUR is an immersive multimedia sightseeing tour where the past, present and future of NYC comes alive! THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE is a multimedia historical adventure exploring Downtown Manhattan, featuring the magic of virtual reality that allows visitors to relive historic moments in time. All experiences unfold from our $1.5 million-dollar buses with stadium-style seating, advanced audio/visual technology and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
584 8th Avenue, Between 38th & 39th Streets, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-221-0853
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I don't even know how to describe this attraction!! Definitely one of a kind & not what I was expecting at all!! We laughed till we cried, cringed (being very English!) and thoroughly enjoyed it! I feel bad that I can't remember the female guides...More

Thank Howesthat
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a fun and entertaining experience - not your typical tour. While we did see some sites and learn some things about the city it was more about entertainment The hosts were lively and fun - lots of jokes. They try to make the...More

Thank jennifersV3234LC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Certainly The Ride is different and quite unique. Sitting 'side-saddle' theatre style allows you to maximise people watching as you travel through NY streets. You are entertained by street performers along the route. The rapper along 8th was excellent and playing KissCam with couples in...More

Thank AussieDazzaM
Reviewed 2 days ago

The RIDE was amazing. The hosts do their best to include everyone. They ask if you're celebrating anything, e.g. birthday, graduation, etc. Ask where you are from and your name and they remember throughout the experience. It is entertaining and informative. They give details about...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 2 days ago

So glad we did this really great laugh, deffinately sight seeing with a difference I have recommended it to everyone I know who is going to New York

Thank Ilove2holiday2015
Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff did their best but overall it was pretty boring. Would stay away from this one and maybe try something else.

Thank ngil2705
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Difficult to determine what you didn't like about the experience with this brief review but thank you for coming onboard.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Highly recommend this to others visiting NY. It was fun and informative and relaxing and comfortable. Jackie and her co-host were both funny and excited to do the tour. I even got a prize at the end. The bus had AC and went around the...More

Thank JustSuperJack77
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow, what a great 5 star review for THE RIDE! Very happy to hear that you had a great time onboard with Jackie and Scott. THE RIDE only goes through Midtown Manhattan, not Downtown. When you are back in NYC try our other experiences THE...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time on the Ride. The hosts Scot & Jackie were lots of fun and had a good banter between them & the passengers on the bus. Certainly an entertaining way to see some of the sights of New York. The Party...More

1  Thank Paulineperfect
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your 5 star review of THE RIDE. Great that you allowed your self to be entertained by our hosts and performers. When you are back in NYC try our other experiences THE TOUR - a more traditional sightseeing tour but...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went on this tour yesterday and loved it! It was great to go through all different neighborhoods like Hell's Kitchen, Midtown, Central Park, and more...plus the facing out of the seats idea is genius!

Thank lauram3434
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of THE TOUR. We offer an interactive sightseeing experience on our unique buses that other companies can't come close too! Happy to hear you had a great time.

Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want a really fun way to see some of the sights of New York you must take a ride on The Ride. Don't want to spoil the surprise element of this but sat on a fun coach with all the seats facing the...More

Thank yoeecaplan
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of THE RIDE! We are very happy to hear the entire family enjoyed the experience. We are the most family friendly attraction in NYC. When you are back in NYC try our other experiences THE TOUR - a...More

This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Any advantages or disadvantages in going on The Ride during the day or at night?
21 June 2017|
Response from Rootyjack | Reviewed this property |
Hi I can only answer this question based on my experience...my husband and I were booked for the 19.15 time slot but unfortunately there was a slight delay and we actually began the experience at around 19.40 however it was... More
Nali N
Hi, have just booked New York pass, where and how long before do we need to book for The Ride? Where does the Ride begin and end?
27 April 2017|
Response from TheRideNYC | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. NY Pass is same day only reservations for THE RIDE, THE TOUR and THE DOWNTOWN Experience. You can go on all 3 of our Experiences with it. Our Box Office is located at 548 8th Avenue (between 38th... More
Nali N
Hi, just purchased New York pass and would like to the do The Ride, where do I start the tour and where do I book?
27 April 2017|
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Response from Carolina d | Reviewed this property |
I purchased citysights pass, and had to make reservations same day first thing in the morning at a gift shop on 8th av. (got the complete adress in the pass website, i think you could google it). My tour was at 4 pm and... More
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