Gossip Girl Sites

On Location Tours

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  • Follow in the footsteps of Carrie & Co.: drink where they drink, shop where they shop and enjoy behind-the-scenes info!

  • Enjoy the most filmed city in the world as you visit locations from favorites like Friends, Seinfeld, MIB, Ghostbusters and tons more!

  • Tour Sopranoland! Take a peek inside Bada Bing, go on location where Chris was shot, and enjoy many more sights, with the inside scoop!

  • Walk through New York's most famous backdrop, taking in the sites from your favorite movies - Home Alone II, Serendipity and tons more!


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Hello Upper East Siders and Gossip Girl fans! Enter the playground of the privileged prep school teens on a tour of Gossip Girl Sites, courtesy of On Location Tours.

Live a day in the life of Serena, Blair, Chuck, Dan, Vanessa, and Nate on this three hour guided bus tour that visits more than 40 locations that were used in filming the hit TV series.

Find out behind the scenes information and little known facts about the cast and crew of Gossip Girl from local New York City actors and actresses who are the guides on this exciting tour.

On this tour you will:
  • Go on location at Henri Bendel where Blair and Serena shop
  • Pass the Vera Wang boutique where Blair tried on her wedding gown
  •  Shop at the candy store where Dan helped Vanessa shop
  • Get spotted at Constance Billard & St. Jude's schools
  • Hold court at the Met Steps while you stop for a photo op
  • Visit Grand Central Terminal where Serena returned to NYC in the first episode
  • Visit The Empire Hotel, site of Chuck Bass’ newest home and business
Please note that children under 9 years of age are not allowed on the tour as the content of the tour and several stops are not suitable for young children. This tour is rated PG13.  Participants under 15 years of age must be accompanied by someone 15 years of age or older.


For a limited time, add on the Central Park TV & Movie Sites walking tour for only $12!  Available as an add-on during purchase process. Please note: you must email office@onlocationtours.com or call 212-683-2027 to reserve a spot on the walking tour. Central Park TV & Movie Sites and New York TV & Movie Sites must be taken on different days.

Meeting Location

51st and Madison Avenue (New York, NY) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
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Rating: 3
Not what expected!
doriluz Mon, Oct 13  10:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Nice highlight: the video clips. The only places that you get to really see are the 5 stops. The other places you just pass by if traffic permits it.
Rating: 5
Great tour! Very entertaining!
MCValdes17 Sun, Oct 12  10:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
I have never seen an episode of Gossip Girl, but took my daughter and two friends to New York for her 16th birthday. The girls are big fans and loved all of the stops, they were able to get out of the very comfortable bus and spend some time at each one of the stops. Our guide was energetic and new her Gossip Girl trivia! I really enjoyed the tv show clips they showed before each stop, to refresh the fan's memories! Even though I have never seen Gossip Girl, I enjoyed all the stops and saw some beautiful parts of the city I have never seen before!
Rating: 5
Super Fun for All Gossip Girl FAns!
Memina123 Sat, Oct 11  10:00 AM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
 
The tour was AWESOME you feel like an uppereastsider the whole time! Great tour for fans! Awesome shopping and super knowledgable tour guide ;).,,if you plan to shop at bendels research online first like I did. I was able to get my handbag quickly since you only get 20mins at the store! I would go this tour again!!
Rating: 4
Fabulous Mother Daughter Date Day
Blondegirl7 Fri, Oct 10  10:00 AM Female Under 20 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Well done and lots of fun!!
Rating: 5
Amazing!!!
Ashleylitch Fri, Oct 10  10:00 AM Female Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Sasha was so great!! Loved her explanations!
Rating: 5
EXCELLENT !!!
Debriawhite Sat, Oct 4  10:00 AM Female Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Sasha, our tour guide was the best!! My first bus tour ever for my 16th birthday. She had macaroons, great stories very kind to people and the best experience I had when I was in NYC. I thought I would make everyone else bored but everyone had fun.. Thank you SASHA!!!!
Rating: 5
Manhattan's Finest
lcresthull Sat, Oct 4  10:00 AM Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
 
Took the tour with my daughter for 15th Birthday. The tour bus was clean and comfortable. Sasha , our tour guide, was friendly, funny , and very knowledgable . Even though it was raining that day, it did not spoil the fun. My daughter is such a huge Gossip Girl fan, and even though I didn't know a lot about Gossip Girl , I still had a great time. We were given ample time for photos, and Sasha was gracious enough to take photos of the both of us. It was a fun day that I would definitely do again. XOXO
Rating: 4
nice
coni1309 Fri, Oct 3  10:00 AM Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
good for teenagers
Rating: 4
My 14 year old daughter loved it.
NatalieAhern Sun, Sep 28  10:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Tour guide was Sasha. She was enthusiastic and funny and did a really good job. We liked the fact that we saw film clips on the bus...especially helpful for me who had never seen the show. My daughter loved it and she watched the show faithfully.
Rating: 5
Exciting!
Murrie Sat, Sep 27  10:00 AM Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
 
Went on the Gossip Girl tour with my teenage daughter who is a Gossip Girl enthusiast! In her eyes it was the highlight of our New York trip. Our guide grew up in NYC and went to a private school so was the perfect guide for giving us and insight into what its like growing up on the upper east side. She was really informative and knew the show inside and out. For me the tour was a great way to see the city in the luxury of an air conditioned coach. Our only criticism is that we didn't get to spend more time in each spot. We missed out on buying items from Dylan's Candy bar as the queue was to long and we would have missed the bus.
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If the tour is sold out, is there a waiting list?
No, On Location Tours does not keep a waiting list for our tours. Tours usually sell out, and often well in advance, so please make sure to purchase your tickets far in advance, especially if you have limited time availability.
Where does the tour end?
Near Grand Central Station.
Are we on the bus the whole tour?
Absolutely not. The tour takes place on a coach bus since the locations are spread out all around Manhattan. But we get off the bus at a number of locations along the way, giving you the opportunity to experience the locations and take pictures. Whenever you leave the bus, it is with the tour guide. The tour includes a mix of on-the-bus viewings of locations and stops to get off the bus to explore, all woven into the story of how they relate to the hit series Gossip Girl!
What exact locations do we visit?
The exact itinerary and route of the tour varies somewhat from tour to tour, so we can't say ahead of time exactly which locations will be visited on a specific tour.
Is there ever a circumstance when a location is omitted from the tour?
While it is extremely rare, we do sometimes need to skip or modify certain locations that usually are part of the tour. Since the tour is visiting real-life locations all around Manhattan, the tour's itinerary can sometimes be impacted by traffic conditions, store hours, etc. On Location Tours assumes no liability or responsibility for: traffic conditions, access to sites, or other conditions beyond its control.
Is there an age limit on this tour?
Children under 9 years old, including babies, are unfortunately not allowed on the tour, as the content of the tour and several of its stops are not suitable for young children. Additionally, any person under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a person at least 15 years of age or older at all times.
Is this a good sightseeing tour?
Yes. The tour travels through much of Manhattan while highlighting the specific Gossip Girl locations that are the tour's focus. As a result, families and friends often find this tour an ideal way to tour the city. While the tour does not visit such Manhattan landmarks as the Statue of Liberty or Empire State Building, you will be visiting neighborhoods such as Meatpacking District, the Lower East Side, and the Upper East Side.
Are food and drink included on the tour? Can I bring my own?
No food or drinks are served on the tour besides maybe a light snack, but you can feel free to bring something of your own if it is neat and you're sure to remove all garbage from the bus at the end of the tour. There may be a few quick stops where you can grab something during the tour. Alcohol is completely prohibited on the bus.
Are the tours conducted in English only?
Yes, the Gossip Girl Sites tour is only conducted in English at this time. Since so much of the tour is visual, however, visitors from countries such as Japan, Germany, France, Spain and many others have enjoyed the tour just the same!
What type of bus is used?
The tour is conducted on a closed coach bus. It is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer.
Is there assigned seating on the bus?
Priority seating offers guaranteed assigned seating. Otherwise, seating is first come, first serve. If you have a number of people in your party that want to sit together, you should make sure to arrive 15-20 minutes early. Guests that arrive late or right at the starting time are much more likely to have to split up their group.
Is there a bathroom on the bus?
Almost all of the buses used on the Gossip Girl Sites tours have bathrooms.
Are the buses handicapped accessible?
Yes, but you need to contact On Location Tours directly before booking your tickets to arrange a wheelchair accessible bus, if needed. To do this, please click “Contact OnLocation” to the left of the page. Buses are not equipped with lap or shoulder belts or harnesses. We are committed to providing accessible tours to persons with disabilities and are able to provide accessible vehicles for passengers with mobility impairments. Notice of the need for an accessible vehicle at least 24 hours in advance is strongly recommended so as to guarantee the timely provision of an accessible vehicle. The wheelchair lifts can accommodate up to approximately 600 pounds total. However, If you will be using a fold-up wheelchair and will be traveling with someone who can provide assistance on and off the bus, you do not need to inform us ahead of time as all of our buses have room in the luggage compartment to store it.
Are cameras allowed on the tour?
Yes. While photography and filming are not allowed on the bus portion of the tour, there are some great spots for taking photos and videos at our numerous stops along the way.
Are gift certificates available for the tour?
Yes, gift certificates are available and make a perfect gift for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion! To purchase a gift certificate for this activity, please click on the "Gift certificates: Purchase" link in the box above.
How is my gift certificate delivered? Can I print it out now and give it to the recipient myself?
Yes, you can! When you purchase your gift certificate online, you will be presented immediately with your gift certificate so that you can print it out and deliver it. If you buy it over the phone, a link to your gift certificate will be emailed to you as soon as your purchase is completed.
What if I want the gift certificate emailed to the recipient instead?
That's no problem, either! When you purchase your gift certificate, just select the option to have the certificate emailed directly to the recipient and provide their email address. You'll even be able to decide whether you want the email sent immediately or if you'd prefer to schedule it to be emailed on a future date. (For instance, if you want to buy it today so you don't forget, but you don't want it emailed to the recipient until their special day!)
Can I book a private tour?
Yes, private tours are available. Most groups, however, decide to attend the public tour for two reasons. First, it is usually significantly less expensive. Second, part of the fun of the tour is interacting with all the other Gossip Girl fans that take the public tour. If you are interested in booking a private tour, contact On Location Tours by clicking “Contact OnLocation” to the left of the page.

Policies

Refund/Rescheduling Policy

Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.

Weather Policy

Activity takes place rain or shine.
The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability).

Other Policies

Children under 9 are not allowed on the Gossip Girl Sites tour.
Children under 9 years old are not allowed on the tour (including babies), as the content of the tour and several of its stops are not suitable for young children. Tour participants under the age of 15 must accompanied by someone at least 15 years of age.
Important: If you purchase the Central Park TV & Movie Sites tour add-on,
You MUST email office@onlocationtours.com or call 212-683-2027 to reserve a spot on the tour. Central Park TV & Movie Sites and New York TV & Movie Sites must be taken on different days.

On Location Tours

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On Location Toursis among the world’s largest TV and movie tour companies with tours in New York City and Boston.  The tours feature sites from the hottest and latest on the big and small screen. Founded in 1999, it is one of the East Coast’s most popular tourist attractions, serving TV & movie buffs from around world.

On Location Tours has been featured in thousands of media outlets around the world, including TV Guide, Newsweek, Business Week, Entertainment Weekly, Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, HBO, and the Travel Channel's TV Road Trip.

The aim of On Location Tours is to allow people the opportunity to straddle fiction and reality, letting them feel as though they are part of the TV show or movie.
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