New York TV & Movie Sites

On Location Tours

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  • Film buff or not, everyone will enjoy this sightseeing tour of NYC! See Manhattan landmarks while exploring iconic classic movie sites.

  • Get a reduced price to attend a sightseeing bus tour with an entertainment twist as well as Madame Tussauds world of wax figures!

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

  • On this tour, see the spots of uptown Manhattan from your favorite TV shows and movies, guided by a local NYC actor or actress.


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Description

Take a guided bus tour to the sites of your favorite movies and TV shows. New York is the most filmed city in the world, and this tour will allow you to see the New York your favorite TV and movie stars saw. You'll even see a few celebrity homes. Your tour is guided by a local New York City actor or actress who will share some tidbits about his or her experience on a film set.

This tour is equally fantastic for tourists and locals, families and groups of friends.
Your guide will entertain and inform you as you visit over 40 locations, including:
  • See where the cast of Glee performed "I Love New York"
  • Visit the apartment building from Friends
  • Pass the hotel featured in American Hustle
  • Stop at the brownstone used in I Am Legend
  • Visit McGee's Pub, the inspiration for MacLaren's in How I Met Your Mother
  • Catch a glimpse of the Daily Bugle offices in Spider-Man
  • See the hotel that doubled for a Paris hotel in The Devil Wears Prada
  • Spot the Original Soup Man featured on Seinfeld
This tour also provides a fun, unique way to explore Manhattan, for those that want a sightseeing tour with an entertainment twist. We start out at a central location in Times Square, but along the way we visit locations in Greenwich Village, SoHo, and Tribeca.

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.

What Is Not Included?

Meeting Location

51st St & Broadway, near Times Square (New York, NY) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
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Rating: 5
Well worth the time
annellambert Sun, Oct 19  11:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
We had a great time - the tour guide Scott was great - will definitely consider doing this tour again when I come back to NYC. Fun seeing all the places you frequently see on TV or at your favorite movie in person.
Rating: 5
One of the highlights of our NYC trip
hclendening Sat, Oct 18  11:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide, Scott, was very informative and funny. The tour was also a great opportunity to see different parts of New York City . For our daughter, seeing the Friends buildings, was the big highlight. We highly recommend this tour - ask for Scott.
Rating: 4
Great way to see a number of neighborhoods
DavidHealy Sat, Oct 18  11:00 AM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Movie clips too short. Would be better to set up the scene if possible and play longer versions while being able to take in the real scene where shot in more depth.
Rating: 5
Fun and informative
stegea Wed, Oct 15  11:00 AM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
The tour guide and driver were very good. The tour was a lot of fun and a great way to see the city.
Rating: 4
Good Value and Many Sites Visited
bburko Tue, Oct 14  11:00 AM Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Our tour guide, Scott was credible and Knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
Loved this tour and would do it again!
DebraGill Sun, Oct 12  11:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
This tour is an enjoyable and relaxing way to see the city while also learning about your favorite tv show and movie locations. Scott, our tour guide, made sure that he knew which shows each of was interested in and tailored the tour to those shows, while delivering the commentary with a great sense of humor! Very entertaining and enjoyable tour! I would highly recommend it!
Rating: 5
Great tour! Really enjoyed sites!
CATE98 Sun, Oct 12  11:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Scott our tour guide was awesome!
Rating: 4
Good tour, Rosanne our guide was super!
sallygab15 Sat, Oct 11  11:00 AM Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Other
 
It was raining, so I feel like it would have been even better in nice weather. I was running late and called customer service. The lady on the phone wasn't very friendly. Was not helpful at all... However our tour guide Rosanne made up for that. Even though I had trouble finding our meeting spot( my own fought) Rosanne was very friendly and took my name and info without any trouble. She was very entertaining and witty. As well as informative. Sites we visited were interesting and fun.
Rating: 4
Really good tour
KatieDFH Thu, Oct 9  11:00 AM Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Our tour guide Scott was great - very funny and engaging. I think we saw a lot of places that otherwise you would miss or not know about. It was a pretty comprehensive tour and included the locations we wanted to see. My only recommendation would be that the tour would be even better on an open top bus. I think we missed some sights because the bus roof was in the way!
Rating: 5
Excellent Tour!! Would do it again!!
maresera Tue, Oct 7  11:00 AM Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Other
 
Had a great time on this tour. Scott was our tour guide and he was fantastic! He was knowledgable, funny and very entertaining. He interacted with the whole group with stories, trivia, facts and experiences. We heard great things about Scott and were very excited when we found out he was our tour guide. He asked all of us what we were most excited to see on the tour and when I mentioned the Cosby Show doors, he indicated that it was removed from the tour but since I mentioned it, they would make a point of stopping there. Talk about service! I was so happy and excited he made my day:) I highly recommend this tour when visiting New York.
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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.
What type of ticket should I buy if I'm bringing a very young child?
If a child is age five or younger and will be sitting on your lap during the entire tour, you do not need to purchase a ticket for them. If they will be requiring a seat, however, you will need to purchase a Child ticket. While young children are welcome on the tour, please be aware if your child proves disruptive or excessively restless, you may be asked to leave.
Where does the tour end?
The tour ends at 55th Street and 8th Avenue.
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 TV shows and movies that have portrayed them.
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 this a good sightseeing tour?
Yes. The tour travels through much of Manhattan while highlighting the specific TV and movie 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 Greenwich Village, Chelsea, SoHo and the East Village.
Are food and drink included on the tour? Can I bring my own?
While food and drinks are not included in the cost of the tour, we do make a quick stop in SoHo where you can purchase a snack. In addition, please 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. Alcohol is completely prohibited on the bus.
Are the tours conducted in English only?
No, the New York TV and Movie tour is also conducted in German on some Saturdays, and French some Fridays. Please view our website for tour options. 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?
Yes.
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 equipped with on-board restrooms. 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 video at our numerous stops along the way.
Can I take a stroller or luggage on the tour?
The tour is conducted on a coach bus, so limited storage space is available. Please keep in mind that there will be several stops of up to 15-20 minutes each where we will be leaving the bus. If you are not comfortable leaving your belongings on the bus during this time, you might want to reconsider bringing them.
Are gift certificates available for the tour?
Yes, gift certificates are available for all On Location tours 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 TV and movie 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.

Other Policies

Tour participants under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult of at least 18 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

HAVE YOU BEEN ON LOCATION?™

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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