On Location Tours, the 2013 Concierge Choice Award Winner for Sightseeing and Tours, is one of the world’s largest TV and movie tour companies and the only one operating in multiple cities. The tours feature sites from the hottest and latest on the big and small screen. Founded in 1999 by Georgette Blau, it has quickly become one of the East Coast’s most popular tourist attractions and the world’s largest location tour company, serving over 100,000 tourists and locals annually. Some of the tours include: New York TV & Movie Sites, Sex and the City Hotspots, Gossip Girl Sites, Sopranos Sites, TMZ Tour NYC, TCM Classic Film Tour, Central Park TV & Movie Sites, Boston TV & Movie Sites and Boston Movie Mile.
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, ultimately bringing them closer to the characters themselves. We offer a new and exciting way to see the most filmed city in the world with our distinctive New York sightseeing tours. With On Location Tours, you’ll go behind the scenes of your favorite shows and movies – we give a whole new meaning to the term “site seeing!” Our tour guides are local actors and actresses who have appeared on TV and movie sets in New York and Boston.
If you film it, they will come
Since launching On Location Tours in 1999, Georgette Blau founded ATTAM, the Association for TV and Movie Tours, the only association in existence dedicated to the rapidly growing sector of TV and movie tourism. Studies have shown that locations that have been used in TV shows and movies experience a surge in tourism after a film’s release. More and more companies are starting film tours to capitalize on this phenomenon. ATTAM provides focused representation to companies around the world that run film tours.