Guided tour

New York City: Midtown Manhattan Interactive Bus Tour

4.2 / 5

39 reviews

Activity provider: THE RIDE Inc.

New York City: Midtown Manhattan Interactive Bus Tour

Activity provider: THE RIDE Inc.
Likely to sell out

From US$ 35 per person

Likely to sell out

Climb aboard the coolest bus in New York City and discover the most iconic landmarks in Manhattan. Pass by Times Square, Grand Central, and more. Learn about NYC with the help of a live tour narrator.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Enjoy an immersive multimedia sightseeing tour of Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side
  • Travel by multimedia coach with 40 TV monitors and floor-to-ceiling glass windows
  • See the sights of famous movies and TV shows
  • Experience thrilling interactive simulations that brings the past, present and future to life
Full description
See the sights of famous movies and TV shows aboard a cool bus equipped with 3,000 LED lights, 40 TV monitors and 3 rows of stadium-style seats facing floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Relax on board as a live tour narrator and co-host get to know you and interesting facts are provided by the audio and on-screen guides. Travel through more than 10 neighborhoods and see over 50 iconic landmarks, such as Broadway, Times Square and the Empire State Building. Learn about the past, present and future of Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side via interactive simulations like the "King Kong" takeover of the bus! Listen to an upbeat live soundtrack as you journey back to Times Square.  
  • Guided bus tour
  • Fully equipped custom bus with side-on theater seating
  • Interactive simulations
  • Live tour narrator
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US

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Meeting point

211 W 45th Street, New York, NY 10036, The tour departs from 45th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue in front of the stage doors of the Marquis Theatre in Midtown Manhattan.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is suitable for all ages
  •  Infants aged 2 years and under can join free of charge if they sit on an adult's lap
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

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Fun ride. Seeing places that we couldn't/wouldn't walk to.

Signed w/3rd party for specific date/time. Didn't review e-mail stating my specified time was not available and showed up for the tour. Driver stated had to go to 39th St. from 45th St. to get tickets and he would hold the bus for the 3 of us. By way of radio contact, the driver learned we would be on the next tour and not to wait. All ended OK and the ride was good. Just had a problem with a third party booking.

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August 5, 2017

Very knowledgeable guide & good fun. Great driver. A good way to see part of Manhattan & learn some history.

July 7, 2022

I was very disappointed that the "planted" actors/participants that usually interact with the bus riders were not available on our tour.

June 11, 2022

Product ID: 110179