The TOUR - Multimedia Sightseeing Tour in New York, NY

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Overview

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.

Description

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THE TOUR - Multimedia Sightseeing Tour
DISCOVER THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF NYC THROUGH THE USE OF INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY!
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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wallaceshawnd
Dallas, Texas
"The Ride NYC"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2019 NEW
Fun, interactive, and a great way to see Times Square. No better way to people watch then from an air conditioned bus
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Theodore L
Warner Robins, United States
"Amazing Interactive Ride!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2019 NEW
The Ride is a must see and must do attraction. It was an informative, educational and an interactive PARTY on a bus. It was like sitting in a moving theater with amazing sound and special effects. We did 2 of 3 tours with The Ride. Amazingly, our 8 yr old was captivated, he learned fun facts and was quizzed by the hosts...the hosts were very comedically talented and had us laughing....on all of the other tours our 8 yr old nagged, complained or fell asleep, but not on The Ride. Our teen was engaged, it was the coolest tour for him. We had a blast!
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Daaaanie
"Great experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2019 NEW
We had such a great time. Very interesting and some short information about the buildings and areas we drove along. We laughed soooo much :-)) and I can highly recommend it. Thought about joining a tour a second time during our stay (but didn’t have enough time) ;-)
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travelingstylist2019
Houston, Texas
"Not what I expected I guess"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2019 NEW
Very corny.. didn’t care for the history of buildings. Thought there would be more to see than just buildings
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Amy H
"Most Entertaining Activity in New York!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2019 NEW
We visited for a jam-packed week in October and of all the activities we done on our pass this was by far our favourite for entertainment! Would have happily done this every evening and would never get tired of the banter from the hosts and entertainment throughout!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The TOUR - Multimedia Sightseeing 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.