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The Tour NYC

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Address: 584 8th Avenue, New York City, NY 10018
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+1 212-221-0853
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Let's face it. There isn't much variety available when choosing a New York...

Let's face it. There isn't much variety available when choosing a New York City tour. You're herded onto a crowded bus facing forward, straining your neck sideways, well that model is about to change! THE TOUR is born!

A ninety-minute VIP experience, that whisks guests off into the iconic neighborhoods and landmarks that make NYC. Set your sights on Times Square and The Dakota, St. Patrick's C

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US$35.00*
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THE TOUR New York City Powered by THE RIDE
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Best Tour for Mobility Challenged Passengers

This was my first trip to NYC. I wanted to take this 90 minute tour when I first arrived to give me an overview of the city, but you really must make a reservation a week in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Laurie A
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Ft. Worth, TX

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was close to New Years Eve and was super busy on the roads but it was a great way to get around and see the city with a tour guide who really new his stuff. The seats are facing outwards so you see everything.

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Ft. Worth, TX
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first trip to NYC. I wanted to take this 90 minute tour when I first arrived to give me an overview of the city, but you really must make a reservation a week in advance. It was was cold both inside and outside, in spite of "climate control." The comfortable stadium seating made viewing the Dakota, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thank you so much for so much positive emotions! I've been living here around a year but it was worth to take tour and learn Manhattan from another side ;)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour guide was enthusiastic, informative and not at all boring, and the unique seating and glass made things much easier to see. However, several major midtown attractions such as Rockefeller Center and the 5th Ave corridor from 57 to 42 were not covered at all. The bus reminded me of Herbie the Love Bug all grown up since it was... More 

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot think of a situation that anyone's NYC trip is complete without being part of The Tour. It's super good esp the guide, how enthusiastically good she is. The jerks buses gives for king Kong and metro blows our mind off. Am planning to take one more trip before I leave big apple.

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Thank sheeruz
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Tour NYC, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5-star review! We're so glad you had a great time on board with the Tour Navigator and enjoyed our interactive simulations. Come see us again soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I normally do not write reviews but I would not want another customer to have a negative experience such as we did. We originally booked our tour for 1/4 at 2 pm but it was cancelled. There was nothing we could do but the person we talked to was nice and helpful in picking a new date and time. It... More 

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Thank mwang237
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Tour NYC, responded to this review

We apologize for the multiple inconveniences you've experienced with THE TOUR. The cold weather can be harsh on all motor vehicles and our buses are no exception; sometimes the technical issues are beyond our control, especially at start-up. The weather that morning was particularly cold, as you know, and we sincerely appreciate your patience. Thank very much for your feedback. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall it was interesting and a good macro view of the city. But there were a few things that were poor in execution or too forced to make it 4 or 5 stars. First was the fact that despite stressing the importance of being on time (15 minutes early) and that the tour would leave on time, we were forced... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience, a great way to see lots of places in New York. Would highly recommend this to all visiting New York for the first time. Had a great host, Rory who was very knowledgeable and great fun.

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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Tour NYC, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5-star review and the recommendation. We're so glad you had a great time and learned about the past, present and future of NYC onboard with your Tour Navigator. We appreciate your feedback! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice tour of various parts of NYC. Tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable. However, I thought the whole premise of the Tour was to have street performers entertain as the bus went through its route. There was not one street performer the entire ride! I know it was a rainy day, but I thought that's what I was paying... More 

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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Tour NYC, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. You experienced THE TOUR Powered by THE RIDE, which is our more traditional sightseeing experience with no performers. Our sister experience, THE RIDE, is a 75-minute interactive entertainment experience with 5-7 street performances. We make every effort to make sure the branding for both experiences is clear and distinct. We're happy that you enjoyed THE... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Zero response zero customer service. Save your money and go on one of the cheaper all day bus tours and actually see the city. This is the email I sent to the tour / the ride about a trip I experience last week Having arrived at the pick up destination provided via your email (which conflicts with tickets). 15 minutes... More 

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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Tour NYC, responded to this review

THE TOUR is our educational product and as such we do a significant amount of outreach to schools in the tri-state area and beyond. On this day, the school group was quite sizable and we had to book these students and their chaperones across three buses. So as to give all RIDE/ TOUR customers a chance to experience THE TOUR... More 

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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