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Address: New York City, NY 10036-7215
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Sun - Fri 09:00 - 21:00
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THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered by THE RIDE is a brand new bus experience...

THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered by THE RIDE is a brand new bus experience exploring Downtown Manhattan’s most notable landmarks and neighborhoods. Enhanced with the magic of Timelooper virtual reality app, THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE will allow visitors to travel back in time and relive iconic moments in history.

                   

                   

                   

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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 offers a number of different format experiences - we selected the tour. Rachel the super duper NY tour guide spoke to us through an amusing and interesting tour of NY for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We tried all week to get tickets (you have to buy them on the day and they sell out really early) our guide book said you can buy them in madame Tussauds but you can't any more. Also tried a box office that sold them, waited in the cold, when no-one showed up I phoned the booking line only to... More 

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Thank Rebeccaann0181
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did "The Tour" first and had a great time. We did a day tour which lasted 90 minutes. The guide was very funny, but also very informative. "The Tour" is a great way to get a broad overview of the city and laugh while learning about the amazing history. We liked "The Tour" so much that we also did... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great ride around mostly for the entertainment factor with a lot of laughs! The Ride performers on the bus were thoroughly entertaining! They point out landmarks and state many facts about them and the area, but this is more entertaining than educational. You stay on the bus, get on and off at the same place.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great time had by Dad 67, Myself 42, and my 3 kids 7,9, & 11 years old. We were all thoroughly entertained from start to finish. Now the Customer Service pre-story... We bought the NY Pass, and there is a special allotment for the ride everyday released at 9 AM daily (i think). So we were staying in Jersey... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Ride is different to your usual, average tour, I’ll give it that. A ride unlike any other that is to provide a mix of information and entertainment. Given that I don’t usually do bus tours, at least this tour does not have you sit atop an open top bus being droned at in a monotone voice. However, if you’re... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a lot of fun. We did get it through the NY City Pass, so we had to get in line early. I'm glad we did. My entire family had fun. It is a balance of some actual history and information and also fun and entertainment. The hosts were really funny and made the trip memorable. Fun for all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Ride offers a number of different format experiences - we selected the tour. Rachel the super duper NY tour guide spoke to us through an amusing and interesting tour of NY for about 90 minutes in the sideways facing tour bus. Ask for Rachel - she rocks. The windows coudl do with a clean, but it's a great fun... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want a tour go on the Tour. If you want a tour with fun take the Ride! Yes, some of the humor is corny and childish but then I'm 66 and corny and childish. It was good fun taking the mickey out of the people on the sidewalks, especially the ones who blanked us. How do they do... More 

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Thank dewibarlow
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a complete let down. Having limited seating for NY pass holders, queueing at 8 in the morning is not ideal. When its limited for pass holders, its extremely limited, We were maybe 10th in the queue and the only available times were 7pm or 8pm that day! We were aware that it was part tour, part theatrical performance.... More 

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Thank JaneWin123
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience was certainly unique that much I give them. Firstly the good points.....We were put on a bus with the seats side facing which was a really lovely way to see what was going on at the street level. I note everyone had a clear view so the layout was well thought out. Thats about as far as the... More 

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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 affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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