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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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 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: 2
Tue, Feb 24  11:00 AM Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
It is the same tour as TMZ buy without the fun... If you have to chides go for TMZ, see most of the same sites but a lot more light hearted and fun.
Rating: 4
Very fun way to see different parts of the city
Sun, Feb 22  11:00 AM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We very much enjoyed the tv and movie tour. While some parts are a little cheesy, it's a great way to see parts of the city that you probably wouldn't see otherwise. We also loved getting to see the places where some of our favorite movies were filmed. I think seeing the Ghostbusters firehouse was the highlight for us! Elise was a good tour guide. She was animated and kept our attention. I would recommend this tour when visiting NYC.
Rating: 5
Informative and good fun
Sun, Feb 22  11:00 AM Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I went on this with my mother. This was a great tour, very informative both of filming locations and filmmaking. We had just arrived in New York so this was our first real view of the city. Although we hadn't seen all the TV shows and films referred to it didn't matter because a short clip was shown of the location being used in the film/TV show so we still could compare it to the real life and see the location in that context. It was a good fun your and we would highly recommend it to anyone. Our guide was really friendly and fun too.
Rating: 5
Guide made the tour!
Sun, Feb 22  11:00 AM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Elyse was our guide and she made the tour! Her jokes and personality kept me intrigued. If I lived here she would be the type of person I would love to be friends with! There were some locations that were less entertaining but the Seinfeld and Gossip Girl locations made things perfect for me. And the black and white cookie was a great touch.
Rating: 5
good tour, gary the tour guide was great
Mon, Feb 16  11:00 AM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would recommend tour to others
Rating: 5
Tons of fun if you're a movie fan
Mon, Feb 16  11:00 AM Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our guide Gary was incredible from the very start. He was engaging, funny, witty, and knew his stuff. We were so impressed with the tour as we talked about our trip it came up as one of the top parts of our week long trip. I would highly recommend this tour if you are even remotely interested in television and movies.
Rating: 5
It was a wonderful experience!
Mon, Feb 16  11:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It was a wonderful, interesting and informative tour! Our tour guide Gary was the best! He was not only knowledgeable, but fun and helpful too! Gary made it such a wonderful experience and interacted with everyone on the tour. I actually booked the tour because we had a guest visiting and it was freezing cold in NYC and I figured it would be a way to see everything without being in the weather, but Gary won us over. Our next trip to NYC we are definitely booking another one of your tours! Bravo!
Rating: 4
Great Tour!
Sat, Feb 14  11:00 AM Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Rosanne was our tour guide and did an excellent job. The fact that she knew so much about the locations we visited was very impressive. I know it's part of their job to know about the locations but she seemed to know more than just the basics. I enjoyed the setup of the tour, how the locations were actually shown on video. Instead of it being an awkwardly silent ride, it actually allowed us to engage in conversation. I would definitely recommend this tour to others.
Rating: 4
Relaxing way to see NYC and see location sites
Sat, Feb 14  11:00 AM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Enjoyed Roseanne's sense of humor and encyclopedic knowledge of NYC movie and tv location sites. Time flew by too quickly.
Rating: 4
Fri, Feb 6  11:00 AM Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
Amadeo IS the tour, great guy.
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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?
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.


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 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


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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