The TOUR - Multimedia Sightseeing Tour in New York, NY

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Overview

An immersive multimedia sightseeing experience, THE TOUR offers 90 minutes of up-close views of New York City’s top attractions and landmarks aboard a custom-designed, multi-million-dollar tour bus. Guests can enjoy the vehicle’s licensed tour guides, stadium-style seating, 3,000 LED lights and 40 plasma-screen TVs, while seeing the Broadway District, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Immersive tour of the Midtown/Upper West Side.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows perfect for sightseeing.
  • See Times Square, Columbus Circle, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall and more.
  • Tour duration: 90 minutes.
  • Pick-up location: Corner of 45th street and 7th Avenue.
  • Children of all ages are allowed.

Description

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THE TOUR - Multimedia Sightseeing Tour
DISCOVER THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF NYC THROUGH THE USE OF INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY!
Multi-million dollar motor coaches seat stadium style with floor to ceiling glass windows offering unmatched views of destinations such as Times Square, Columbus Circle, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall and Lincoln Center to name a few. THE TOUR maximizes the use of THE RIDE’s our 3,000 LED lights and 40 video screens to combine sightseeing with immersive audio-visual technology along the 90 minute route. Our live licensed navigator along with our talking deluxe vehicle take you on an educational, interactive journey unlike any other.

The TOUR box office is located inside the Gift Shop at 584 8th Avenue
(between 38th & 39th Streets). Open Daily 9:00am - 9:00pm (9am to 4pm Sun). The TOUR departs from 45th Street and Broadway outside the Marriott Marquis and ends at 46th Street and Broadway. Must arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled performance time.

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Jane J
Gerrards Cross
"Really Good Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 16, 2018 NEW
A tour with a difference. Educational (well slightly) and really good fun. The entertainers were awesome.
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Gina M
"Looking for a good time?!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 16, 2018 NEW
After seeing this bus drive through the streets of Manhattan I knew our family would NEED to take a ride! The bus gives you a brief tour of Manhattan and is more entertaining than informative, but at our point in the trip that is exactly what we needed!! If I had any complaints it would be that the bus appeared in need of a good washing (the windows were grimy and dirty) and some of the internal lights weren't in working order which lessened it coolness factor (but only by a little!). If you are celebrating a special occasion it's WELL WORTH THE MONEY to have your/your loved ones name belted out by one of the street performers while on the Ride -- the rapper was especially talented! My boys are aged 9 and 12 and *most* of the entertainment was age-appropriate (and if it wasn't, it went right over their heads). Take a trip on THE RIDE!!!
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Yippi-Kai-Yay
South Yorkshire
"Try The Ride"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 16, 2018 NEW
This is such a fun experience...from the talking bus, the onboard hosts & to the various characters you meet on the street during your tour. The time passes too quickly.Informative (some of it true) & so much fun.Note- you don't need to pay extra for front row seats- you get a great view wherever you sit...take The Ride & Enjoy!
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Elliot P
Watford, United Kingdom
"A great way to kick off your visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 16, 2018 NEW
A well rounded tour of the city with charismatic hosts and a somewhat cheesy personality for the bus (playing another part of the tour guide tea). Well recommended to kick start the city break.
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jessbarnes2
Bristol, United Kingdom
"Great fun! One of the best excursions"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 16, 2018 NEW
We had a great time in New york, and this was one of the reasons. The ride was unexpectedly entertaining, a great way to see the city at night, enjoy live entertainment from talented performers and the hosts were albeit cheesy but hilarious! Great time, would definitely recommend!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The TOUR - Multimedia Sightseeing Tour

Where does THE TOUR pick up and drop off at?
THE TOUR picks up at the corner of 45th street and 7th Avenue. They will drop off at 46th Street and 7th Avenue. Look for the bus, you can’t miss it.


Is THE TOUR kid-friendly? What ages are appropriate?
Children of all ages are allowed. Children 2 and under are considered a lap child. 


Are there any restrooms on the bus?
Sorry, there are no bathrooms on the bus.


Is food or drink allowed on the bus?
No, this is not permitted.


Does this operate in bad weather?
Yes, it still operates in all kinds of weather except for the occasional blizzard or hurricane.


How long is THE TOUR around the city?
It takes about 90 minutes.


Can I hop on and off like other bus tours?
THE TOUR isn’t a typical bus tour through New York, it’s an sightseeing experience that highlights Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side. So, hopping on or off THE TOUR would mean you’d miss a huge part of the experience. 


Are there seat belts on the bus?
There are no seat belts. We don’t go fast enough to warrant seat belts.


What if I’m prone to motion sickness?
We do not travel at high speeds. However, it does have the audience members facing sideways as we travel through New York City, so you can expect some repetitive starting and stopping that may affect some patrons.


What sights around NYC will we see?
Some interesting places are Broadway District, Columbus Circle, the Time Warner Center, Lincoln Center, Central Park, 5th Avenue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Times Square, Empire State Building, New NYC Main Branch of the Public Library, Bryant Park and more!


What happens if the bus gets stuck in traffic?
If you get stuck in traffic consider it free entertainment. Our bus is equipped with deeply researched audio, visual and fun technology to support the tour navigator’s historical information.