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, The Real Housewives of New York City Tour, 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 tours 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.
While On Location Tours makes every effort to provide on-time service, it does not guarantee its departure and arrival times, which may be delayed by any number of factors, including weather, traffic or road conditions, mechanical problems or any other cause or condition beyond On Location Tours’ control. On Location Tours reserves the right to cancel or change any tour, advertised schedule or route without notice.
On Location Tours assumes no liability or responsibility for injury, loss, or damage to persons or property, inconvenience, delay, or expense arising from or caused by weather conditions, acts of God, war, accident, government restrictions or regulations, from an act or omission of any individual, traffic or road conditions, mechanical problems or any other cause or condition beyond On Location Tours’ control.
Fares are subject to change without notice. On Location Tours is not liable for lost, stolen or destroyed tickets. Tickets are non-refundable. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
On Location Tours reserves the right, without refund of any portion of ticket purchase price, to refuse admission to or eject any person whose conduct is disorderly, who uses vulgar or abusive language or fails to comply with the rules, terms and conditions applicable to passengers on the tour. If you witness disorderly conduct or suspect a problem with a fellow passenger please notify your On Location tour guide.
By presenting this ticket for admission, you hereby consent to On Location Tours’ use of your voice, image or likeness incidental to any video and/or audio-recorded program or photograph of the tour for any and all purposes without compensation to you.
Any person under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a person at least 15 years of age or older at all times.
The use or consumption of alcohol products is strictly prohibited on the tour. Federal and State law prohibit smoking on the bus.
Video and audio recording on the bus is strictly prohibited.
Tours take place on luxury coach buses, which are air conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter. 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.
For general questions, please call (212) 683-2027.