NYC TV & Movie Tour

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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:
  • Visit locations from Friends including their apartment building
  • Stop at the Park featured in The Mindy Project, Glee, & When Harry Met Sally
  • See the pub that Michael Keaton frequents in Birdman
  • Pass the hotel featured in American Hustle
  • Spot The Original Soup Man and other locations featured on Seinfeld
  • Catch a glimpse of the Oscorp and Daily Bugle offices from Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Visit McGee's Pub, the inspiration for MacLaren's in How I Met Your Mother
  • See new locations from Girls, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Mysteries of Laura, Person of Interest and more!
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 Chelsea.

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 NYC TV & Movie Tour 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.)
5,310 Reviews Rating: 4.5 4.5 out of 5.0
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Rating: 5
Very good
Wed, Apr 27  10:00 AM Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Really enjoyed the tour. Our guide Gary was knowledgeable and funny.
Rating: 5
Thu, Apr 21  10:00 AM Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We had a really good time, the tour guide was really knowledgable and fun. Well worth the money!
Rating: 4
Thorough tour and great way to see manhattan
Sun, Apr 17  10:00 AM Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I booked this tour whilst on our honeymoon in New York. We booked online whilst in the city, which was quick and simple and provided thorough details on how to get to the pick up point. When we arrived we were greeted by our tour guide Gary who was very friendly and personable. The tour covers many areas of Manhattan and stops at certain points of interest to get out and take photos. Our tour guide Gary was extremely knowledgeable about film and TV locations used within the city. He injected a sense of fun and humour into the tour which we really enjoyed. My only reservation with the tour is that it was on a coach rather than an open top bus, but despite this we still had a great time and would recommend this to film and TV fans visiting New York.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Tour!
Fri, Apr 15  10:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We loved every minute of this tour and saw so many places we had seen in movies or tv shows. It was fun and informative and so happy we did this tour!
Rating: 5
very enthusiastic tour guide, good tour
Fri, Apr 15  10:00 AM Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
would prefer more film references and less TV - lots of the TV shows were very recent and only available in the US so international tourists missed the reference. There could be more classic film references although that has been split out into another tour.
Rating: 5
Fab 30th birthday
Thu, Apr 14  10:00 AM Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Other
My husband and I went onto the tour, very enjoyable.videos clips of certain sites from films and tv.

Max the tour host was very thorough with all of the information he had and even quizzed his audience and gave tootsie pops as a reward. As we were celebrating my birthday he even got the people on the bus to sing happy birthday to me. Definitely recommend the tour worth a few hours if you enjoy films and tv sites. We were lucky enough to see James Spader filming THe Blacklist which is one of our favourites shows back home in the UK. We wish Max the best and tipped him $25 as we thought he was worth it. Thanks again Natasha
Rating: 3
Sympa, mais pas difficile à suivre en anglais
Wed, Apr 13  10:00 AM Unspecified 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Tour sympa mais pour des personnes qui parlent bien anglais. L'application disponible (en supplément) est bien mais ne donne pas toutes les infos du guide.
Rating: 4
Nice tour
Wed, Apr 13  10:00 AM Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoy a lot the tour
Rating: 5
fabulous,really worthwhile trip
Tue, Apr 12  10:00 AM Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Extremely interesting,tour,very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, had a few good tips too, he was happy to pose for picture with my son too, highly reccomend
Rating: 4
Trivia Filled Fun
Tue, Apr 12  10:00 AM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Had a great time. Our tour guide Gary was great and had a lot of fun trivia facts about not only the movies and TV shows, but NYC. If I was in NYC a little longer I would do another tour.
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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.
Should I tip the tour guide?
Gratuities are not included in the price of the tour ticket. A tip for exemplary service is always appreciated, but never required.
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?
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 in English 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 NYC TV & Movie Tour must be taken on different days.
On Location Tours offers the NYC TV & Movie Tour in French through Pocket Guide App. French speaking tourists can download the app to their smartphones in a few easy steps to follow along on the English tour. Receive an access code to validate the tour in the Pocket Guide app once you have purchased NYC TV & Movie Tour tickets with the PocketGuide add-on option. Non refundable, non transferable; it's the customer's responsibility to download the app prior to the tour & follow the instructions. One tour app add-on must be purchased per each individual using it.

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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