THE RIDE and THE TOUR – Which One is for You?
Welcome to New York City! It’s THE RIDE here with an answer to the question that I get more than any other: what’s the difference between THE RIDE and THE TOUR Powered by THE RIDE? My short answer is that THE RIDE is more of a show with NYC’s iconic sights as a backdrop, while THE TOUR is a more traditional sightseeing experience.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison:
|THE RIDE||THE TOUR|
|Description||Interactive show on wheels where the streets of New York City are the stage, and you’ve got front row seats!||Immersive multimedia sightseeing adventure that takes you to over 10 NYC neighborhoods and 50 landmarks.|
|What You’ll See||Singers, dancers and other incredible street performances against the backdrop of some of New York City’s most iconic landmarks including Times Square, Columbus Circle, the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal and Bryant Park.||A huge swath of NYC’s most famous sites, including Lincoln Center, Central Park, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Garment District, Empire State Building, Times Square, Columbus Circle, Madison Avenue, New York Public Library, Bryant Park, and the famous Forty-Second Street, to name a few.|
|Your Hosts||2 hilarious hosts trained in improvisation||1 knowledgeable licensed navigator|
|Duration||75 minutes||90 minutes|
|Video Clip||An Interactive Entertainment Experience||The New Generation of Sightseeing|
|Sample Review||THE RIDE takes full advantage of the natural excitement of New York City, its eclectic inhabitants and electric atmosphere! -FORBES||THE TOUR, on a $1.5 million tour bus with coliseum-style seats that all face one window, offers a new perspective on New York City’s past and present. -THE NEW YORK TIMES|
|Seasonal Experiences||yes – THE RIDE: HOLIDAY EDITION and THE RIDE in MASQUERADE||no|
Still having trouble deciding which one is for you? My advice is to take both! If you sign up now, you can experience both THE RIDE and THE TOUR for just $99 per person!