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THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE

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You'll start at
184 Water St
184 Water St, New York, NY 10268, USAMeet our Customer Care Representative in front of the Starbucks on the corner of John Street and Water Street in Lower Manhattan.
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    The Ride
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered by THE RIDE is a brand new multimedia 90-minute historical adventure exploring Downtown Manhattan’s most notable landmarks and neighborhoods
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    Pass by Lower Manhattan
    Pass by SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery
    Pass by Brooklyn Bridge
    Pass by Governors Island
    Pass by One World Observatory
    Pass by Federal Hall
    Pass by The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
    Pass by New York Harbor
    Pass by South Street Seaport Historic District
You'll end at
Hornblower Cruises & Events Pier 15
78 South St, New York, NY 10038, USATwo blocks south of the original meeting point.
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Highlights
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    184 Water St, New York, NY 10268, USA
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Hornblower Cruises & Events Pier 15, 78 South St, New York, NY 10038, USA
    Inclusions
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional guide
    • Live entertainment
    • Entry/Admission - The Ride
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks are not included or allowed on the bus
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 6 years
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The Ride was a fun filled tour of Downtown New York. The hosts had us all laughing from the time we got on the bus. Loved the seating arrangement, facing the street. We interacted with performers throughout the tour. We laughed and laughed as we rode along the tour. Would
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    Response from TheRideNYC, Manager at THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE
    Responded 3 days ago
    You took THE RIDE which is a MIDTOWN route and not Downtown. Just wanted to clear up that confusion. Happy you had a good time with us.
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    We done the downtown experience - not really knowing what to expect when we got on the bus. However we had a brilliant tour guide - I think her name was Claire, she was so funny and knowledgable. We got to see the sights and learn about them, and experience some scenes in
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    Response from TheRideNYC, Manager at THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you for your 4 star review of THE DOWNTOWN Experience, the worlds only integrated VR tour on a traveling theatre! Claire is one of the best tour guides in NYC. So happy you were lucky enough to get her
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    Highly recommend this activity. 75 minutes, quick sightseeing tour but really entertaining from the two guides (ours were great) to those on the street...truly something fun, entertaining, and a great way to drive through the city. Recommend it for all ages for
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    Response from TheRideNYC, Manager at THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Not sightseeing but THE RIDE is an entertainment experience! Thats a very important distinction. If you want a fact based and history journey pick THE TOUR instead of THE RIDE
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    Did this on Boxing Day evening. The seats sit facing the side of the bus like a football stand. Our hosts/ guides/ enertainers were Stan and Jules who were hilarious and informative at the same time. An evening tour of Times Square Broadway, Bryant Park and other downtown
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    Great fun. Yes it is corny and touristy but throughly enjoyable slapstick. Lots of laughs ! Fun for all ages. A bit pricey but everything in Manhattan is.
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    Response from TheRideNYC, Manager at THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE
    Responded Dec. 15, 2019
    Corny is ok in our book. We usually say cheesy, and we embrace all of it! Thanks for "riding" with us.
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    About the operator
    By: The Ride
    8,416 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Seaside255879
    Dunfermline, United Kingdom
    475
    Really excellent, well thought out tour
    We booked it through the website for today. Had a great experience, seating is great, tour was fantastic, saw
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    UrsulaA7
    10
    Fun, fun, fun
    Sightseeing packed with entertainment. You’ll learn some fun facts, you’ll sing, you’ll try to entertain
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    923tamarad
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    254
    Great experience
    We loved this bus ride. The 2 actor hosts were hilarious, the interactive street actors make it a great show. If
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    michellereillyni
    Belfast, Maine
    10
    Absolutely incredible
    We had the best time ever. So so funny and really made us enjoy it. Definitely recommend it x we were visiting
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    SarahS2353
    London, United Kingdom
    41
    Awesome experience!!
    My husband & I and our teenage daughters loved this bus ride around. The 2 actor hosts were hilarious, the
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    jordanneb2018
    Dromore, United Kingdom
    23875
    Amazing bus!
    This is just brilliant, our 2 hosts were hilarious and kept us well entertained throughout. It was the quickest
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    Jesy1106
    20
    So much fun and excitement!
    It was a fun and entertaining ride! We went on a long weekend getaway with the family and every one enjoyed and
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    dcmast24
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    54
    Fun times in New York City
    The Ride was a fun filled tour of Downtown New York. The hosts had us all laughing from the time we got on the
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    Lauren T
    Birmingham, Alabama
    20
    Funny but wished we had seen more nyc attractions
    Good activity to do if there is bad weather but you do not see much other than their planted street performers.
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    Babyboy171
    Bronx, New York
    10
    Blast on The RIDE
    This is an awesome attraction you should try while you are in nyc. Great bus idea of sitting sideways. Workers and
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    yvonne12322
    New York City, New York
    60
    The Ride is great fun!
    Went on The Ride today. It was so cold out, 23 degrees in NYC at 11:15 am and so it was a fun way to see the city
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    yvonne12322
    New York City, New York
    60
    The Ride is great fun!
    Went on The Ride today. It was so cold out, 23 degrees in NYC at 11:15 am and so it was a fun way to see the city
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    holidaydianebelle
    St Neots, United Kingdom
    30
    must do comedy show
    This is not a sight see trip. It is a comedy fun show on a bus. Scott and Jackie were so funny, with a few
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    Michelle O
    188
    Worth a visit!
    My partner and I visited using our New York Explorer Pass. Pre - booked online. Bus departed ontime. We for jackie
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    Jbrin2020
    New York City, New York
    10
    Mediocre
    Was cold outside, made us wait outside bus for 30 min. The Ride and The tour show exact same things so doing both
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