TMZ Celebrity Tour NYC

TMZ & On Location Tours

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See NYC Celebrity Hotspots and hear the latest information on your favorite celebrities from the leading source in celebrity news, TMZ

After a successful 3 year run of the TMZ Celebrity Tour NYC, TMZ has decided to wind down the NY Tour to focus on expanding the Hollywood Tour. You might want to check out the NYC TV & Movie Tour!

For more information, please contact TMZTour.

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4.3 out of 5


Please check out the NYC TV & Movie Tour as a great alternative to the TMZ Celebrity Tour NYC. The NYC TV & Movie Tour will take guests to some of the most exciting locations around New York City that have been featured in recent hits like TrainwreckBirdmanAmerican HustleThe Mindy Project as well as classics like FriendsSeinfeldand Ghostbusters. Please note it is not a celebrity tour, but a TV and movie themed entertainment tour.
After a successful three year run of the TMZ Celebrity Tour NYC, TMZ has decided to wind down the NY Tour to focus continuing to grow and expand the Hollywood Tour.

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What Is Not Included?

Gratuities are not included in the price of the tour ticket. A tip for exemplary service is always appreciated, but never required.

Meeting Location

Near Times Square (New York, NY) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
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Rating: 5
Awesome guide
Sun, Nov 1, 15  2:00 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I throughly enjoyed the tour so did our family... Justin was fun and informative
Rating: 5
Great tour, great guest service!
Sat, Oct 31, 15  2:00 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our tickets actually had the incorrect pickup location, so we were waiting around...and no TMZ bus! Right at 2 pm (the start time) I got a phone call from Ricky, introducing himself as our guide. He was super nice and when he realized me and my son were in the wrong place - he came and picked us up! Most tours would have probably thought we were "no shows" but Ricky and the TMZ driver went "above and beyond" and took care of us. I really appreciated it and we had a great time!
Rating: 5
Sat, Oct 31, 15  2:00 PM Female 40-49 Unspecified Group of Friends
Rating: 3
Thu, Oct 29, 15  2:00 PM Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I thought the tour guide focused more on the younger generation of celebrities. It didn't include much of the older generation or even a bit of history as pertains to past celebrities. An open tour bus provided more of that for me I found. The tour guide himself was very cute and funny and entertaining.
Rating: 5
Sat, Oct 24, 15  2:00 PM Female 30-39 Local Unspecified
The guide was fun and knowledgeable. He showed me where Jay-z lives, that made my birthday. The driver was great. I live in Nee York and have never been on some of the streets the tour took us on. Worth the money, clean. Happy there was a bathroom on the bus
Rating: 4
Fun way to tour the city!
Sat, Oct 24, 15  11:00 AM Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would recommend this tour as a fun way to view and learn about the city.
Rating: 5
Loved all the facts and trivia
Fri, Oct 23, 15  11:00 AM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Very funny tour guide with lots of energy and a fun time all around
Rating: 5
Great fun!
Thu, Oct 22, 15  2:00 PM Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Natalie was awesome and so knowlegeable - look after her she does you proud!!!!
Rating: 2
Needs to be Updated...
Sun, Oct 18, 15  2:00 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Out of date references and clips. Surely there are more recent happenings to be pointed out. To be honest, I fell asleep and my husband said I wasn't the only one.
Rating: 5
Fun Time
Sat, Oct 17, 15  2:00 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The TMZ bus tour was a lot fun! We had Ricky as our guide and he had a great sense of humor and provided us with laughs the whole time. While we unfortunately didn't see any celebrities, it was fun to see the buildings they live in and where they hang out. It was also nice tour areas such as the Meat Packing District and Tribeca, which are not a busy and loud as Times Square. I would recommend the tour for a fun afternoon!
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If the tour is sold out, is there a waiting list?
No. The TMZ Tour 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.
How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 2.5 hours long. Please be advised the tour may run slightly longer due to traffic or other unforeseen circumstances.
Will I see a celebrity on this tour?
We will definitely be on the look out for celebrities and will let you know if we see one. The tour covers most of the places in New York where celebrities like to hang out, shop and eat. We also take you to the neighborhoods where celebrities live. However, we cannot guarantee you will see a celebrity on your tour.
Are the videos that are played on the tour re-runs of the TMZ TV show?
Absolutely not. All of the video packages played along the tour route were created specifically for the TMZ Tour New York and are not re-runs of the TV show.
Is there a guide on the tour or do we just watch videos?
Yes, each tour has a TMZ Tour Guide. Each guide has all of the inside information you want to know about your favorite celebrities and the places they like to go. Along the route, your TMZ Guide will tell stories, play games, and interact with passengers while using video created by the team at TMZ to help give you the history of each location. We also let you know how TMZ broke some of the biggest stories in celebrity news, and what it’s like to be on the cusp of “breaking news.” This tour is unlike any tour you've ever been on.
Is Harvey Levin the tour guide?
No, Harvey is not a tour guide. However, he does appear in many of the videos seen on the bus.
Are there games or prizes on the TMZ Tour?
Yes! Throughout the tour, your TMZ guide will announce special games and let you know when there are chances for you to answer a question correctly and win a special edition TMZ Tour New York T-shirt.
Is there an age limit on this tour?
All ages are welcome. Though some of the tour content can be a bit racy and contains adult language/adult situations, most times it is over the head of young children. If you are familiar with the TMZ television show, you know our sense of humor. Please use your own judgment.
What type of ticket should I buy if I'm bringing children?
For children ages 11 and under, a Child ticket can be purchased. However, anyone 12 years old and over will need to purchase an Adult ticket.
Are the buses handicapped accessible?
Yes, but you need to contact us at TMZ tour directly before booking your tickets to arrange a wheelchair accessible bus, if needed. To do this, please click on the “Contact TMZTour” link on the left of the page. 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 is strongly recommended at least 24 hours in advance 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. Please note buses are not equipped with lap or shoulder belts or harnesses.
Where does the tour end?
The tour ends at Madame Tussaud's at 234 W 42nd Street.
Are there any stops along the tour?
Yes! The TMZ Tour NYC stops in SoHo so tour-goers can explore the celebrity-packed neighborhood with the guidance of a special TMZ map.
What locations do we visit?
The TMZ Tour takes you everywhere your favorite celebrities go. We take you to where they eat, where they hang out, where they party, and where they get in trouble. All of the locations we take you to are the places TMZ photographers regularly go to photograph celebrities and get the interviews you see on TMZ. Don’t be surprised if we happen to come across one during your tour. We can’t guarantee it, but it does happen because we go where they go.
Is this a good sightseeing tour?
Yes. If you are looking for the best New York celebrity hangouts, restaurants and night clubs, this is for you. We will also be visiting famous celebrity neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village, Chelsea, SoHo and the East Village. Many people find the tour a great guide to the best places in New York to see and be seen with celebrities.
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.
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, please feel free to bring something of your own if it is neat, and be sure to remove all garbage from the bus at the end of the tour.
Can I bring alcohol on the bus?
No, alcohol is strictly prohibited.
What type of bus is used?
The tour is conducted on a comfortable, closed coach bus. It is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer.
Is there a bathroom on the bus?
Yes. Buses are equipped with on-board restrooms that can be used anytime during the tour.
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 who want to sit together, you should make sure to arrive at least 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.
Can I buy TMZ tour merchandise?
Absolutely! While we do not sell merchandise on the tour bus, please feel free to check-out everything we have to offer at our store, However, the special “TMZ Tour” T-shirts that are awarded to guests who play games on the tour, are not sold on the store website. They are exclusive prizes on the tour only!
Are the tours conducted in English only?
Yes, but since so much of the tour is visual, visitors from countries such as Japan, Germany, France, Spain and many others have enjoyed the tour just the same!
Are cameras allowed on the tour?
Yes. Feel free to take as many pictures of the different locations on the tour as you would like. However, PLEASE NOTE: photography and filming of any of the content on the video screens is strictly prohibited.
Are gift certificates available for the tour?
Yes, gift certificates are available for the TMZ Tour New York 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. 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 charter tours are available, which are especially great for birthdays, groups and other special occasions! If you are interested in booking a private tour, contact the TMZ Tour by clicking on the “Contact TMZTour” link on the left side 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.
TMZ and On Location may record you in conjunction with the Tour
And air that footage on TV, Web or other media. Who knows, it might even make you a star! By purchasing your ticket, you are releasing On Location, TMZ, as well as their employees and affiliates, from any liability for filming you in conjunction with the Tour, and from using your voice and likeness in all media for all purposes in perpetuity.

TMZ & On Location Tours

TMZ, the most cited entertainment news source in the world, continues to expand beyond TV and the internet to give audiences exciting new ways to connect with the franchise.  

Hot off the heels of the groundbreaking TMZ Hollywood Tour, comes the TMZ Tour NYC.  Produced by the same creative team behind TMZ.COM and TMZ on TV, this unique “Show on Wheels” brings the attitude, fun and celebrity stories covered on TMZ to life. 

The TMZ Tour NYC is partnered with On Location Tours, one the world’s largest TV and movie tour companies with tours in both New York City and Boston.
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