The Tour Sightseeing in New York, NY

The RideNew York, NY 10036
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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.


from The TOUR
THE TOUR is the new generation of sightseeing.
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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TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2017 NEW
Based on the reviews we decided to book the Ride. We had to wake up very early based on the fact that we had the NY pass and we had to be at the ticket office before 8am (they open at 9am) otherwise we would not get tickets. We really wanted to go so we did it. We were a bit disappointing.. Jackie and Scott were nice hosts. I expected the tour to be more guided about facts of NYC instead just driving two blocks were we saw some actors dancing. The actors did a very good job.. but still I expected it to be more of a sightseeing tour. Besides that it was really hot in the bus. They told us that the AC was on but it not seem like it.. I think it is a fun ride but it is not a must..
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dallas, texas
"Best Way to See NYC Highlights "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2017 NEW
I highly recommend The Ride. Our guide was funny and insightful and felt very modern (important for our teens). It was the perfect way to see the NYC highlights on a rainy afternoon. Speaking of rain, my only complaint was they asked us to be there 15-20 minutes ahead of time (which was fine). But it was raining and we all stood in a line huddled under umbrellas and getting soaked pants while the nice, dry bus sat idling, empty, in front of us. Several people asked if we could board early b/c of the rain and we're told "no" that it was strict company policy. The woman was nice and apologetic, but The Ride should strongly consider changing that rule for inclimate weather. I simply couldn't believe that we were getting soaked and the bus was empty. Simply poor customer service.
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"Refreshing experience to explore NYC! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 16, 2017 NEW
Started of bad with the booking and collection of tickets. Had to queue up outside a small gift shop with the crowd of New-yorkers busy rushing around everywhere. The gift shop was small and the whole system seemed out of place for a large attraction like this. Nonetheless gotten the tickets for the 9pm slot. Entertaining from the very moment we gotten on the Ride. The street performers were awesome, the hosts were superb and extremely energetic in keeping the mood high. Jokes throughout the ride and the 90 minutes journey felt like 10 mins only! Kinda expecting what is coming up next but it was still very entertaining with the constant engagement with crowds on the streets.
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West Babylon
"The Ri"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 16, 2017 NEW
If you are looking for a nice way to enjoy the sights of New York in an intimate setting then this is the way to go. You get to see sites and learn about the area in a more personal setting. You don't get to get off and on the bus but that's alright. I would recommend doing the tour and if you are interested in a more imersive experience then do the downtown tour. I was looking to do this as I have seen the bus and thought it was a cool way to see the city and since it was raining i didn't want to get wet.
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Cheryl B
"What an experience "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2017 NEW
This is a must do.if you are in ny city. The bus is an interactive experience with lots of participation by the riders. The hosts make you feel part if the ny experience. Come prepared to laugh and sing and get involved. What a great time. Thi is a must do if you are visiting ny city. Br aware eht you must get tickets. This process can be daughtung. Get there early the seats fill up fast and you can not make reservations. If you get ny pass make sure you have ever ones pass. The process is slow plan to be there a good 45 minutes to an hour depending on.what time in the morning you get there. There should be a way to spead it up. The ride itself is amazing and so much fun.

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.