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$26 & up – THE RIDE: Panoramic Bus Tours of NYC

Alexa Molinoff

Why We Love This Deal

Try a unique spin on city sightseeing with three bus tour adventures from THE RIDE. Travelzoo members can choose one of these interactive and immersive experiences while saving up to 30%.

What's Included

  • For $26, get one General Admission ticket to THE TOUR (reg. $35, including all fees)
    • Travel across 10 neighborhoods to see more than 50 NYC hot spots, including Times Square and the Empire State Building
    • Tour is 90 minutes
  • For $47, get one General Admission ticket to THE RIDE (reg. $69, including all fees)
    • Visit NYC landmarks while theatrical street performers appear along the way
    • Tour is 75 minutes
  • For $37, get one General Admission ticket to THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE (reg $53, including all fees)
    • The tour is enhanced with TimeLooper virtual reality, a location-based platform allowing the audience to relive historic moments throughout the tour
    • Tour is 90 minutes
  • See the full schedule

Enjoyed This
"We were impressed with the fancy bus. The tour guide was kind and knowledgeable"
Jan 17, 2020 - Bremerton, USA
See All 18 Member Ratings

Why We Love It

  • All three tours take riders aboard a high-tech bus with stadium-style, sideways seating
  • These are the lowest prices we've seen for these interactive Manhattan tours
  • NBC's "Today" show dotes: "THE RIDE will take your breath away"
  • The DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE explores the historic blocks of South Street Seaport and lower Manhattan
  • Bring the whole family: The TOUR appeals to riders of all ages
Voucher can be redeemed immediately; valid daily during merchant's operating hours. Reservations are required and are final; subject to availability. Vouchers will be considered redeemed when reservations are confirmed, and your vouchers will be officially exchanged for e-tickets. To make a reservation, email with your voucher attached. Include your full name, phone number and preferred date and time. Booking at least 48 hours in advance is encouraged; please allow 24 hours for a response. Once your reservation has been confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions and an e-ticket to bring with you on your reserved date. THE RIDE starts boarding at 249 W 42nd St. (corner of 42nd St. & 8th Avenue) in front of Patrick’s Restaurant. THE TOUR starts boarding in front of the Stage Doors of the Marriott Marquis Theater, 211 W 45th Street on 45th street near Broadway. THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE starts boarding at 182 Water Street in front of Starbucks between John St. & Fulton St. in Lower Manhattan. Look for an audience service agent to check in. Do not be late. This is a date-specific event. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. Not valid after expiration date. Valid for one person. Cannot combine with other offers. Must use in 1 visit. Not recommended for children younger than 6.

26% off

$26 & up $35


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Enjoyed This
(18 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for 'THE RIDE' over the past 15 months.
4.6 Quality of Service
4.1 Quality of Activity
4.2 Value for the Money
4.5 Ease of Booking
Show Reviews
Enjoyed Most
We were impressed with the fancy bus. The tour guide was kind and knowledgeable
Other Comments
We were unable to complete the transaction on line so i cslled the agent who also could not complete the order. It ended up being that the code had a capital I (not Lower case l) both agent, myself and my partner all read it incorrectly
thomas Jan 17, 2020 Bremerton, USA
Enjoyed Most
Fun and informative trip around a part of New York which you would not necessarily see
Julia Jan 09, 2020 Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyed the holiday edition of The Ride. The guides were informative and hilarious! I would definitely recommend The Ride to anyone visiting NYC.
Victoria Jan 09, 2020 Shelton, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very informative and entertaining. Audience was able to participate too. Just too short.
Adona Aug 28, 2019 St. Louis, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Just the best tour bus service in NYC!!
Fremanda Aug 12, 2019 Waldorf, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great tour guides, personable, funny, accommodating.
Other Comments
Parents and kids really enjoyed the experience.
Ronald Aug 07, 2019 El Segundo, USA
Other Comments
Concept is good. The VR experience was disappointing.
Sandra Jul 31, 2019 Nottingham, USA
Enjoyed Most
The side seats. And enclosed glass bus unique
Other Comments
The virtual reality was a letdown. Not good
Nicolette Jul 23, 2019 Springfield, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice ride. Loved that it’s not the same old bus tour. Very informative and interesting.
Amy Jul 17, 2019 York, USA
Enjoyed Most
The only thing that had me confused was booking. When checking the schedule I decided to purchase it and use it on a weekend, but when I finally found link to book tour, found it was weekday only. It did however turn out ok as I discovered that I actually prefer going into the city on a weekday.
Betty Jul 03, 2019 OSSINING, USA

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