Hop on board the Downtown Experience by THE RIDE, one of the best things to do in Manhattan.

Visit The Downtown Experience with your New York Explorer Pass

  • Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass
  • 90-minute guided tour around downtown New York to enjoy 
  • Virtual reality goggles included 
  • Your New York Explorer Pass also gives you access to many more attractions in New York, so don't forget to check them out

Enjoy a theatrical trip through lower Manhattan complete with music, videos, and multimedia that narrate the journey.

Hours of Operation

Available year-round.

Tour Hours - Daily, 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM

Closings & Holidays

Tours will be canceled for severe weather or mechanical issues.

Know before you go

Advanced reservations are required.

Reservation Instructions: 

  • Please visit www.experiencetheride.com/pass. Select THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE from the choice of tours. 
  • Select your desired date and departure time from the list on the following page.
  • Select the number of tickets you'd like to book from the PEOPLE- Explorer Pass drop-down menu.
  • Enter your pass numbers in the fields provided (one pass per field, include hyphens) Enter your contact information
    (You will be asked to supply a credit card number to hold the reservation. Your credit card will only be charged if you do not show up for the tour or do not cancel within 24-hours of the tour start time. You must arrive 15 minutes early to the departure location to have your pass validated for boarding.)

Getting In: Arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Present your pass to the tour guide upon boarding. Your pass must be valid on the day of the tour.

Please Note: This tour is for guests 6 years and older and includes live entertainment and the use of virtual reality headsets. Keeping the VR headset is not included with admission.

Getting there

The Downtown Experience by THE RIDE

US, NY, New York, 10019, Departs from Downtown. Please refer to your booking confirmation for exact location.


Departs from Downtown. Please refer to your booking confirmation for exact location.
New York, NY 10019
United States

Closest Subway Stop

2, 3, 4, 5 , A, C or E trains to Fulton St. The meeting point is a 5-minute walk from the train station