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New York TV and Movie Tour provided by On Location Tours

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New York TV and Movie Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Travel New York in a cozy coach bus, stopping along the way at filming locations for popular TV shows and movies during this guided tour led by an NYC actor. Leave the navigation to someone else as you relax on a climate-controlled bus that will keep you comfortable in any type of weather. Plus, because your guide is a New York actor, he or she will also share fun trivia about TV, movies, and the Big Apple in general.
  • You'll start at
    1650 Broadway
    1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Departure Point: Ellen's Stardust Diner in Midtown Address: 1650 Broadway New York, NY 10019 Directions: • Located on the corner of Broadway and 51st Street
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    On Location Tours
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Central Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Wollman Rink
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Fifth Avenue
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    GhostBusters Firestation
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    Macy's Herald Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 8
    Friends Building
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    McGee's pub.
    240 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
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  • Prebook this movie and TV tour in NYC to save time later 
  • Go behind the scenes of shows such as Friends, Girls, and Seinfeld with a guide
  • Learn cool movie trivia from your guide, a New York actor 
  • Pick from two tour times for a time that fits best with your schedule 
  • Upgrade for preboarding and guaranteed access to the first four bus rows
  • Easy-to-find meeting location for your convenience
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at Ellen's Stardust Diner in New York’s Midtown, and hop aboard your comfortable coach bus for the tour. If you chose to upgrade, be one of the first people to board the bus, and choose your seating from the first four rows. Pass by or stop at filming locations from TV shows such as Girls, Friends, Seinfeld, The Mindy Project, How I Met Your Mother, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Glee. Movie locations you can see during this guided tour include I Am Legend, When Harry Met Sally, and Spider-Man. Learn some cool insider info from your guide who is an actor in the industry in NYC. Since your guide is also a local expert, he or she will know the best routes to avoid traffic. Your NYC tour ends with a drop-off back at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA
Return Details
McGee's pub., 240 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
  • Transportation by coach bus
  • Guided 3-hour tour
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and beverages
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All tours are led by tour guides, and take place on luxury coach buses. Buses are air-conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter. Most buses are equipped with bathrooms
  • Limited wheelchair accessibility. Buses are not equipped with wheelchair lifts. Storage is available for foldable wheelchairs. Passengers must be able to get on and off the bus of their own accord. Wheelchairs may be taken out at the stops if desired
  • There are several quick step-off points at some of the locations during the tour
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Sarah H wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions
I had such a great time on this tour! Our tour guide wasn’t one of the ones on the site but he was brilliant! His name is Tomas Delgado. He knew so much just general history about the city so would throw in random knowledge in between the movie/tv stops as well as all the film
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Date of experience: February 2020
Nessie245 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
The whole tour was amazing. Amidst all the coronavirus chaos, Benji kept us upbeat, was super knowledgable about all the sites we were visiting as well as New York in general. He deserves all the stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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Date of experience: March 2020
Alana P wrote a review Mar 2020
Winnipeg, Canada10 contributions
A hilarious romp through Manhattan, stopping at iconic pop culture locations (Hook & Ladder #8 - the Ghostbusters station; the Friends Apartment, etc). Also a drive by with other memorable locations, complete with on-bus video streams of the scenes shot therein. A 2-3hr
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Date of experience: March 2020
Draper60 wrote a review Mar 2020
Trowbridge, United Kingdom150 contributions26 helpful votes
Chris was an excellent guide, funny and informative! Loved the way the locations visited were shown shortly afterwards in the TV screen aboard the bus: I've now got a lot of movies to revisit! Hope he didn't think I was a smarta** when I pointed out that the Lucille Lortel
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681michael wrote a review Mar 2020
Cumbria, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
An excellent morning with a fantastic guide,Chris. Booked using my New York pass and found the whole process easy to do. Tour took us all around lower Manhattan and Chris was both informative and entertaining. All three of us thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Great tour
Great tour and great guide, very knowledgeable. Must do if you're in town. Highly recommend and Marc was a lovely
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Definitely do the “NYC TV & Movie Tour” & Skip “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Tour”
I went on the “NYC TV & Movie Tour” and the “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Tour” both of which take place in large tour bus
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A little disorganized but fun for GG fans
My mom and I love Gossip Girl (and had taken the SATC tour with this company which we loved) so we decided to try t
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Leigh L
Central park ,Fantastic experience
We enjoyed the whole experience. Gary was great and kept everyone engaged with his knowledge. He offered to take ph
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Great TCM tour with Sarah!
We had a wonderful time on our tour. Sarah was very knowledgeable and friendly. A week later, we're still talking a
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Heli L
Sex and the city tour - twice
I have been this tour twice: 1st time in 2018 by myself and in 2020 with my daughter. I wanted to take my daughter
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sex and the city tour
I had such a BLAST on the sex and the city tour! Our tour guide was Abby Bartish and she was so fabulous! She knew
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My friends and I had the most incredible sex and the city tour with the fabulous Abby Bartish! She was so vibrant a
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Such a fun way to see the city!
I joined a friend who is a huge Sex in the City fan for this... I’m not well versed in Sex in the City by any means
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Lou Rocks Carrie’s Life
Fabulous tour through the city, that works for locals and visitors. Lou is charming & tells delightful stories. I l
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Lou was awesome
Tour is a MUST ! So much fun. Got to see a lot of the city lots of fun stops And Lou was a amazing guide
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Absolutely fantastic
Great few hours out in New Jersey seeing the sights made famous on the TV show. Would recommend this to any Soprano
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Must do
This walking tour was great. Our guide, George, was so funny and knowledgeable and made the tour a must see experie
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SATC fans must do!
Abby was our tour guide and from the minute we saw her blue umbrella at the Pulitzer fountain she was a delight! Br
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Great Time!
As a huge Sex in the City fan, this tour was a dream! Our tour guide Lou was absolutely wonderful! I highly recomme
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