New York City: Downtown Virtual Reality Bus Tour

New York City: Downtown Virtual Reality Bus Tour

From $54 per person

Take part in the first sightseeing tour of New York City to incorporate a fully-integrated virtual reality experience. Explore downtown Manhattan’s most notable landmarks and neighborhoods with the help of a fun storyteller guide.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Enjoy a multimedia bus tour through downtown Manhattan
  • Ride in a multimillion dollar bus with theater-style seating and floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Witness two live street performances
  • Experience six virtual reality moments that take you back to historic periods
  • Listen to a deeply researched historical narrative of downtown Manhattan
  • See iconic landmarks including the Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center, and more
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Experience the magic of virtual reality and travel back in time to relive iconic moments in the history of New York City. Discover what it felt like to be on Wall Street on Black Tuesday, and attend George Washington's Inaugural at Federal Hall. Pass landmark attractions aboard a customized bus, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Governor’s Island, 9/11 Memorial, and many more. Equipped with hi-tech audio and visual equipment, including 3,000 LED lights and 40 LCD TV screens showing footage of downtown Manhattan, the bus is the best way to experience the city through time and space! Watch surprise street performances and listen to a lively commentary as you make your way from Water Street overlooking New York Harbor. Stroll the cobblestones of South Street Seaport, and then board the bus for an incredible 3-minute surround sound virtual reality introduction. All VR moments are pre-loaded on plastic headsets, and your storyteller guide will provide detailed information on the past, present, and future of downtown Manhattan along the way. Take a virtual helicopter ride over the One World Observatory among other amazing VR moments. 
  • 1.5-hour bus tour
  • Fully-equipped custom bus with side-on theater seating
  • Virtual reality headsets
  • Live street performances
  • Live storyteller
  • Cardboard souvenir headsets (to take away)
  • Restroom breaks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

182 Water St. in Lower Manhattan New York, NY 10038, in front of Starbucks between John St & Fulton St in Lower Manhattan. (This attraction doesn't leave from Brooklyn or Midtown Manhattan).

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Important information

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  • This tour is suitable for anyone aged 6 and over
  • There will be a short walk on cobblestones at the start of the tour, so please wear sensible shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

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I usually do not write reviews but this was worth it. Phenomenal experience; Theater seating was comfortable and provided optimal viewing of the city. Tour guide was engaging and hilarious! Truly laugh out loud funny. I could have listened to her all day. Live music on the bus and VR experiences were creative bonuses. Live performances on the street among the crowds ....GENIUS. I would do the entire tour again just to hear the rap about 911 again. Powerful, insightful. Of all the amazing things we did in NYC, this ranks at the top.

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August 24, 2019

Fun way to see New York in a short amount of time

July 2, 2019

Excellent time

Very informative and interesting. Excellent tour guide, very likable and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

September 22, 2018

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