On Location Tours, the 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 serving over 100,000 tourists and locals annually. Some of the tours include NYC TV & Movie Tour, When Harry Met Seinfeld Tour, Sex and the City Hotspots, Gossip Girl Sites, Sopranos Sites, TCM Classic Film Tour, Central Park TV & Movie Sites, and Holiday Lights & Movie Sites.
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.
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.
The film tourism has grown to such an extent that there have been conferences around the world on the subject, taking place in France, Italy, Germany, Japan, and at the Motion Picture Association of America’s biannual The Business of Show Business conference. Georgette Blau is considered an expert on the subject of film tourism and has been a speaker at all of these conferences.
On Location Tours has been featured in thousands of media outlets around the world. Our New York City and Boston tours have been seen in TV Guide, Newsweek, Businessweek, Entertainment Weekly, The Today Show, 60 Minutes II, and the Travel Channel’s TV Road Trip, among many others.
Blau was featured in the May 13, 2002 issue of People Magazine and also in a series on small business owners in the New York Times in the winter of 2008-09.