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New York City THE RIDE Interactive Musical Bus Tour

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New York, United States

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Overview

New York City is famous for its Broadway musicals and world-class entertainment, and this interactive bus tour brings the magic of Broadway to you. Hop aboard THE RIDE for a thrilling drive around Midtown Manhattan, stopping to admire the sights and enjoy live performances from your guides—professional actors who use the streets of NYC as their stage.
  • Unobstructed views of NYC landmarks from a bus with stadium seating
  • Enjoy interactive live shows performed on the streets of NYC
  • Learn fun facts about New York with live on-board commentary
  • Unique and entertaining bus tour suitable for all ages
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Departure Point

259 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Enjoy a front row seat to the best of New York City on THE RIDE, a thrill-a-minute bus ride that takes you throughout Midtown Manhattan and brings the city's history to life using interactive features and actors.

Sit in the stadium-style seating and be dazzled by the lights and TV monitors of this traveling theater as you immerse yourself in the action. The roughly 4.5-mile (7-kilometer) voyage through Midtown Manhattan entertains, educates, and creates lasting memories of your visit to New York City. 

Along the way, pass iconic spots including including Broadway, 5th Avenue, Central Park, and Times Square.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Ride
One-of-a-kind interactive entertainment experience where the streets of NYC are the stage and you've got front row seats!
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Times Square
Central area in NYC that has many shops, restaurants, offices and flashing billboards
Pass By:  
Bryant Park
Public park located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Pass By:  
New York Public Library
A National Historic Landmark containing more than six million books
Pass By:  
Grand Central Terminal
This historic train terminal is a world-famous landmark in Midtown
Pass By:  
Chrysler Building
Art Deco style skyscraper located on the East Side of Midtown Manhattan
Pass By:  
Carnegie Hall
Landmark performance center
Pass By:  
Central Park
843 acres in the heart of Manhattan
Pass By:  
Columbus Circle
Traffic circle located at the corner of Central Park close to prime shopping and dining in the heart of Manhattan
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Ride, Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New York City THE RIDE Interactive Musical Bus Tour ?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by New York City THE RIDE Interactive Musical Bus Tour .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New York City THE RIDE Interactive Musical Bus Tour ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New York City THE RIDE Interactive Musical Bus Tour .

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  • "The lights of the city at night are beautiful while you enjoy it in incredible accommodations." See review

Reviews

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Loud and interactive
ColinP1848
, Aug 2019
I'm not the target demographic for this tour. The tour operators have a patter for the entire duration of the trip, they are always saying *something* trying to keep you entertained. They're very good, they did well, but at times it was a bit too much - too cheesy, too loud, too much crowd participation. But it is very good and I'd recommend it to anyone who visits New York.
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star-5
Amazing from start to finish
Voyage54064216009
, Jun 2019
This was the most amazing experience and would totally recommend it to everyone. I can’t rave about this enough. You won’t regret it !!
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Save Yourself It's Too Late for Us
Team07
, Dec 2018
Extremely Overpriced! The "entertainers" on the bus were very annoying and not funny. We preferred to hear more history and information on landmarks and Christmas light tour but they focused on themselves and not funny jokes. It was very disappointing to pay that much money to be miserable.
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star-5
I took my 15 year old great...
Sharon R
, Sep 2018
I took my 15 year old great granddaughter and we both enjoyed the ride.
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The Ride
marklC7327YI
, Jul 2018
We arrived early to be first in line to get a good seat. Instead we were ushered to the end of the back row behind the guy doing the talking and couldn't see very well at all. would have been better off to be late and at the back of the line. The
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Missed it after all my fussing with...
Caz
, Apr 2018
Missed it after all my fussing with Grayline... New York City people are not helpful...
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star-2
This was entertaining and a little...
stacieterry00
, Apr 2018
This was entertaining and a little informative. Wouldn't really recommend it unless someone was really looking for something to do that would kill some time.
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star-5
This was so much fun!!! The guides were...
suzanne s
, Mar 2018
This was so much fun!!! The guides were so friendly and knowledgeable. Great experience.
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This is an absolute must...
Michael C
, Feb 2018
This is an absolute must. Entertainment was great. The lights of the city at night are beautiful while you enjoy it in incredible accommodations. This is a fun experience you will always remember
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star-2
Not what I was expecting. For those...
marie.tonkin
, Feb 2018
Not what I was expecting. For those that have been to New York before - I wouldn’t waste my money. You will have seen and heard most of what you get on the ride. If you are a first timer in nyc you might enjoy it. Very over rated!
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