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The Ride
The Ride

The Ride

New York City, New York

The Basics

The Ride’s 75-minute journey takes passengers on a 4.2-mile (6.8-kilometer) ride through Midtown Manhattan, highlighting key spots along the way. Sights include Radio City Music Hall, Times Square, and Bryant Park. Travelers can choose from a single experience on the Ride or opt for a combo package and pair the Ride with other attractions like a Circle Line cruise or a stop at Madame Tussauds or the Hard Rock Café.

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Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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We loved the singing and...
Shannon_M, Dec 2021
THE RIDE: Holiday Edition New York City
We loved the singing and dancing from the hostess on the bus. As well as the saxophone woman and her singing friend.
star-4
Fun NYC Street Experience.
Michele_B, Dec 2021
THE RIDE: Holiday Edition New York City
Fun excursion. Not a sightseeing tour, but a NYC street experience with sights along the way. I love narrated trivia type tours. This tour gave some great info. I learned about the Hearst Building and the popular bathrooms at Bryant Park. Fun! We had two female hosts on the bus. They were cute and very engaging. They reminded me of the two singing gals on SNL. It’s a short tour, so easy to work in the schedule. A little pricey, but it’s a unique excursion. It’s a warm and comfortable ride. Good for wintertime.
star-5
Best 16th birthday gift ever!!!
sharon_b, Dec 2019
THE RIDE: Holiday Edition New York City
Had an awesome time with 2 girls celebrating their 16th bday!! There were 6 of us and we all laughed with amazement at the entertainers and the tourists reactions!! Can't wait to do another one! Thanks for a great evening. Sharon

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Advanced reservations are required for the Ride, so be sure to book ahead.

  • Some trips include hosts who translate the guides’ talks and jokes into Spanish.

  • The Ride is not wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The Ride boards at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, in front of Patrick’s Restaurant. The nearest subway stop is 42 St.–Times Square, which is about a block away.

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When to Get There

The Ride offers numerous departures every day throughout the year. If you’re in New York during around Christmastime, you can book the Holiday Edition of the Ride.

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The Downtown Experience

Visitors looking for a new way to experience the Big Apple should try the Ride’s Downtown Experience, a 90-minute trip through a variety of Manhattan neighborhoods. Far from a typical bus tour, this experience uses virtual reality headsets to allow passengers to relive iconic moments in New York history as if they were actually there.

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