The Ride
City Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Bus Tours
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Explore a whole new side of NYC with THE RIDE. Our custom-designed, multimillion-dollar bus is perfect for people-watching, but the entertainment doesn’t stop there. The streets come alive during this uproarious one-of-a-kind theatrical adventure, and you have the best seat in the house. Take a bite out of The Big Apple with our two hilarious hosts and enjoy surprise performances during this unique 75-minute show. When the streets are the stage, anything is possible. Sit back and enjoy THE RIDE as this entertainment spectacle unfolds right before your very eyes.
New York City, New York

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Garry W
Dundee, UK231 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Family
Superb....just do it ! We only arrived in NY at 5pm and had booked one of the last tours of the day,so this was my first experience to see the sights of NY in the dark.
The two hosts on the bus were brilliant. Had a bit of banter between themselves, which had the tour participants laughing. The interaction with the performers was brilliant....mixed in with an opportunity to see NY sights at night.
Decent price tickets.....everything costs in NY....this was well worth it.
Written January 5, 2023
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Rebeca R
2 contributions
Sep. 2022
Very funny experience and a different way to see the city.
We were only 5 days in NYC but they had had recommended it to us and it was worth it!
Written October 21, 2022
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Thank you for your 5 Star Review! Our team works so hard to give audiences a memorable experience and we truly appreciate it when you let us know you had a good time! We would also love to see photos or videos of your experience! Tag us @theridenyc on social media with your pics – we love to repost our amazing customers. Thanks again!
Written November 6, 2022
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Laine
10 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
Had a blast on the ride, the street performances were great, maybe a wee bit more of them but highly recommend
Written October 10, 2022
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Thank you for your 5 Star Review! Our team works so hard to give audiences a memorable experience and we truly appreciate it when you let us know you had a good time! We would also love to see photos or videos of your experience! Tag us @theridenyc on social media with your pics – we love to repost our amazing customers. Thanks again!
Written October 10, 2022
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Susiewong
Wigan, UK20 contributions
We booked the ride on our 1st trip to NY. It was amazingly funny and entertaining. One of the best things we did on our trip.
Written October 9, 2022
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Thank you for your 5 Star Review! Our team works so hard to give audiences a memorable experience and we truly appreciate it when you let us know you had a good time! We would also love to see photos or videos of your experience! Tag us @theridenyc on social media with your pics – we love to repost our amazing customers. Thanks again!
Written October 10, 2022
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A_Schleigh
Rochester, NY7 contributions
Sep. 2022
A kid favorite! Adults had an absolute blast, too. We brought our 9 and 11 year olds after a long day of sightseeing. The kids loved how entertaining it was and Mom and Dad were additionally happy to be sitting ;) Jack and Scott were hilarious. Any "adult" jokes went over our kids' heads so we had no problem including them. Our son, Jack, won the trivia- though they very nicely accredited it to both kids and gave them the oh so coveted "The Ride" prizes.

Would absolutely recommend.
Written October 3, 2022
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Thank you for your 5 Star Review! Our team works so hard to give audiences a memorable experience and we truly appreciate it when you let us know you had a good time! We would also love to see photos or videos of your experience! Tag us @theridenyc on social media with your pics – we love to repost our amazing customers. Thanks again!
Written October 6, 2022
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Lauren G
1 contribution
Oct. 2022 • Friends
What a scam. It's a tour minus the actual tour. We repeated on the same couple of blocks the entire time, all while listening to terrible karaoke background music and being sung to by the hosts. It's like that family celebration when your cousin who swears she is going to be famous makes the entire family sit and watch her one-girl show. It was cringeworthy and we felt totally bamboozled. I recommend this to masachists and no one else.
Written October 3, 2022
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Thank you for your review and feedback. We have two attractions, THE RIDE and THE TOUR. The streets come alive during THE RIDE – an uproarious one-of-a-kind theatrical adventure where you have the best seat in the house. We invite you to take a bite out of The Big Apple with our two hilarious hosts, and enjoy surprise performances during this unique 75-minute show. THE TOUR is our premium sightseeing tour with a licensed Tour Navigator guide that will guide you through 10 NYC neighborhoods and 50 landmarks. Two great and different experiences on the same custom-designed, multimillion-dollar bus. Maybe you were looking for THE TOUR instead. Please check out our website https://experiencethetour.com/about-the-tour/ for more information and tickets.
Written October 6, 2022
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Kelly B
9 contributions
Sep. 2022
I knew we wanted to do some kind of bus tour of NYC. After reviewing the options, I decided on The Ride. The bus is super-cool and unlike anything I've ever done before. The full windows on one side and stadium style seating are very unique - not a bad seat on the bus!

My 11 year old and husband enjoyed the tour as well. The narrative is a little cheesy but aren't they all, on some level?

If you're looking for a fun, different bus tour of NYC, The Ride is it!
Written October 2, 2022
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Hi Kelly, thank you for your review. We are so glad you had a great time! People like you are why we do it every day. We hope to see you again soon, and don’t forget to tag @thetournyc in your social media posts so we can see your gorgeous faces!
Written October 6, 2022
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Holly M
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The concept is great. I wish there would have been more “spontaneous “ street performances than lots of banter between tour guides. The bus driver also hit the brakes frequently because of the tough driving conditions in Times Square.
Written October 2, 2022
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Hi Holly, thank you for your review and feedback. Our first priority is the safety of all of the guests and staff on board. NYC city streets and traffic can be very busy. Our drivers work hard to ensure a safe and enjoyable RIDE for everyone. We are so glad that you had a good time. We truly appreciate amazing audiences – we couldn’t do it without YOU! Don’t forget to share your photos and videos on social media and tag us @theridenyc
Written October 6, 2022
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eag1611
Brighton, UK27 contributions
Sep. 2022
This was so much fun. Take a coach, glaze one whole side and turn the seats through 90 degrees then sit back as you ride around NYC whilst being entertained by two very funny and sarcastic guides. They interact with each other and guests and at points through the trip, someone who you think is a regular person (but is a Ride performer) on the 'sidewalk' will be singled out by them and will then entertain you - perhaps a dance routine or busking etc. A really entertaining way to spent 75 mins.
We bought our tickets in advance via Groupon which meant they were heavily discoed which made it even better.
Written September 26, 2022
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Hi, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. The Ride is full of surprises, but one thing is always true – our audiences are the BEST in the world! Thank you for your review. Don’t forget to tag us @theridenyc on social media.
Written September 29, 2022
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jonah214
Chicago, IL18 contributions
Sep. 2022
Extremely hokey but cute and funny. The dancers, singers, etc. were very good. Unique tour format and probably best to do on the first or second day in town.
Written September 24, 2022
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Hi Jonah, thank you for your review. We are so glad that you had a good time. We truly appreciate amazing audiences – we couldn’t do it without YOU! Don’t forget to share your photos and videos on social media and tag us @theridenyc
Written September 25, 2022
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