The Tour Sightseeing in New York, NY

The RideNew York, NY 10036
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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

from The TOUR
THE TOUR is the new generation of sightseeing.
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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Tricia M
"So much fun!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 17, 2017 NEW
Larry was the BEST!! Thanks for great customer service! The ride was so much fun and very entertaining for everyone.
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conniehI565HB
"Holiday Edition"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 17, 2017 NEW
We went on the ride in the summer and it was a wonderful experience. So we decided to go on the holiday edition. We thought it would include some of the holiday attractions in New York. The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Centre, some of the lights on the buildings, some of the window displays. If you want return customers you need to change the route every now and then. Plus you need to change some of the stops where you interact with the performers because what we saw in the summer is the same thing we saw on the holiday edition.
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Emma H
New York City, New York
"Family Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 17, 2017 NEW
Loads of fun, good performers & hosts. Comfortable & warm. Better than we expected, a must for tourists 😀
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luisportero
"A MUST"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 16, 2017 NEW
If you are thinking about taking a sightseeing bus, don't doubt. This is it. If you are not thinking about taking a sightseeing bus... Don't doubt. Take this!
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ciocijoann
"The Ride"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 16, 2017 NEW
The Ride was well worth the $$$. Loved, loved the experience. Would recommend it to everyone--from young to mature!!! Take the ride of your life!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The 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.