Gossip Girl Sites

On Location Tours

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Activity #1968
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Description

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: 4
A must for every Gossip Girl Fan!
Sat, Apr 18  10:00 AM Female Under 20 International Tourist(s) Other
 
So I am a huge fan of Gossip Girl and I felt very lucky when I discovered that a tour dedicated to this show existed. It was great! We went to all the important places like the school, the Empire Hotel, Blair's apartment and so on. Our tour guide Sami gave us a lot of interesting information throughout the tour and at some point I felt like actually being in the show. The only thing I missed was to see Serena's apartment or the building it is supposed to be in ( yet I don't know if it was because this location doesn't exist). Another thing, that is more an advise to the tour guide is that the scenes played in the bus should match the locations more. I think it would be more exciting if you'd whatch a scene and than head to the matching location, instead of playing them kind of randomly. Overall I still really enjoyed the tour, took some great photos and met some nice people ( I was surprised how many people actually participated in the tour, I think we were about 40). Definitely worth the money and a great experience for every GG fan. I recommend!
Rating: 5
AMAZING TOUR!
Sat, Apr 18  10:00 AM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
 
Had a great time visiting Manhattan's elite with a great tour guide! Sami knows gossip girl back and forth, inside out lol you learn many facts, get plenty pictures where they filmed, shop where they shopped, and eat where they've eaten. It's not too long of a tour but it's long enough. I went right before I caught my flight back home and enjoyed it! If you're in the area I totally recommend it! And make sure to take some spending money(;

-xoxo Gossip Girl
Rating: 5
It was awesome!
Fri, Apr 10  2:00 PM Female Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
 
I am writing this review based on the perspective of my 15 year old daughters who attended the tour themselves. They are huge fans of the show as well as NYC and absolutely loved their experience. They especially loved the tour guide who was very funny and knowledgeable about the show.
Rating: 5
great tour! excellent tour guide!
Fri, Apr 10  2:00 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Our group was able to see a lot of NYC…a nice variety of stops and drive bys…a must see!
Rating: 4
Lovely well organized guidr
Fri, Apr 10  10:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Fun even though I did not know much about the show. Nice combination of video, narration, description and show info. Great bus driver!
Rating: 4
Fantastic well worth activity for all GG fans
Fri, Apr 10  10:00 AM Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
 
Loved the tour, and our guide Madaline! Saw parts of NYC that I wouldn't have seen if looking for them. Visited lots of locations and relived the series! We were also provided with some fun facts about the show and characters! Would highly recommend to all gossip girl fans xoxo
Rating: 2
Not enough time
Wed, Apr 8  10:00 AM Unspecified Under 20 Unspecified Group of Friends
 
The videos were bad because they got cut off quickly and the tour guide got really rude when we were late to be on the bus
Rating: 5
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Sun, Apr 5  10:00 AM Female Under 20 International Tourist(s) Individual
 
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Rating: 5
Most Refreshing Series Recap
Sun, Apr 5  10:00 AM Unspecified 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Taking the tour make one want to watch the Netflix Series all over again. If I had more time I would try to compare my tour visuals scene by scene on television. Just to confirm the tour guide's though and actions up against my feelings for each character. My niece whom never saw Gossip Girl until we arrived back at the condo was addicted to the series after the tour. Very Impressive presentation and well done narration!!!
Rating: 5
Overall Great
Sun, Apr 5  10:00 AM Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
 
It was a very enjoyable and informative tour. Serena, the tour guide, was knowledgeable and very enthusiastic!
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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, 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 Tours, Inc. is 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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