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NYC TV & MOVIE TOUR
- Public Tour
- Adult Premium Seating
- Child Premium Seating
- Private Tour
- Up to 22 Passengers 3 person minimum | Price shown is per ticket
NYC TV & Movie Tour by On Location Tours
On Location Tours’ NYC TV & Movie Tour leads you to New York City’s best filming locations! On this guided sightseeing bus tour you get to see over 60 NYC locations featured in your favorite TV shows and movies. Get a taste for the magic that makes this city the greatest city in the world while learning about the film industry’s best-kept secrets.
This tour travels through much of Manhattan while highlighting the specific TV and movie locations that are the tour’s focus. As a result, families and friends often find this experience an ideal way to tour the city! While the NYC movie tour does not visit such Manhattan landmarks as the Statue of Liberty or Empire State Building, you will be visiting neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village, Chelsea, SoHo, and Tribeca.
So sit back and relax as your tour guide leads you through the most filmed city in the world, all from the comfort of a bus with AC in the summer and heat in the winter. Follow in the footsteps of your favorite characters when you hop off at different NYC locations throughout your tour.
What Will You See On This Tour?
- Visit your favorite Friends at the iconic apartment location
- Stop by the famous arch at Washington Square Park, a location featured in Girls, The Mindy Project, Glee, Someone Great, and When Harry Met Sally.
- Check in to the popular hotels as seen in American Hustle, Ocean’s 8, and Home Alone 2
- Snap a photo with your sidekick ghouls at the iconic firehouse as seen in the Ghostbusters franchise.
- Discover the origins of the ‘Original Soupman’ and other locations as seen in Seinfeld
- Sitcom fanatic? Embrace your inner sarcasm and laugh your way to sites as seen in The Office and Modern Family
- Dive into the drama and see locations featured in Homeland and This Is Us
- End the day with a pint (or two!) at McGee’s Pub; the original inspiration for MacLaren’s in How I Met Your Mother
- Ends at McGee’s Pub located at 240 West 55th Street and 8th Avenue.
- Drive past locations from new seasons of Succession, including The Pierre Hotel and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel
- See new NYC spots featured in The Stand-In, The Goldfinch, Homeland, Tom and Jerry, Hawkeye, The Flight Attendant, The Sun Is Also A Star, Hustlers, and more!
- Near Broadway and 51st Street (exact location given upon purchase)
If you would like to book this tour more than 24 hours in advance with a pass to secure your spot, an additional $10 fee is required (please note that space is often limited, and this fee is non-refundable).
What better way to take a TV and movie tour but in an actual movie car? Our private NYC TV & Movie tour (up to three people) was used in movies such as Indiana Jones Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!
Our private tours have a more intimate vibe, where you can ask our tour guide more questions about their experiences while being on a set. The guide can personalize the tour by paying extra attention to your group and helping you get the best photos!
We have various size vehicles to accommodate your private tour. Depending on the size of your group, your tour might be in a Sedan, an SUV, a sprinter or a limo.
Although there are no known cases of illnesses at On Location Tours, we are responsible for keeping an active stance in preventing the spread of any diseases. We are following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention along with Federal and State guidelines on stopping the spread.
For this reason, we require all guests to wear a face mask for the entire duration of the tour. Thank you for your cooperation.
TOUR STOPS & DETAILS
The experience begins in the heart of New York City, Times Square, which holds the notorious New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and is home to locations featured in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Glee and Friends with Benefits. Then, pass by the swanky piano bar The Rum House, featured in Birdman.
As you venture into Columbus Circle you’ll see famous buildings like The Time Warner Center and Trump International, home to some of the most expensive real estate in the country. Appearing in movies like Tower Heist, Enchanted and Ghostbusters, Columbus Circle is a New York staple that cannot be missed.
As you venture down Central Park South, get a glimpse of the locations that have set the stage in a number of the industry’s latest and greatest. See the most filmed building in the world, The Plaza Hotel, as seen in films such as American Hustle, The Great Gatsby, Bride Wars, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and Crocodile Dundee.
The Plaza’s Oak Room Bar set the stage for Hitchcock’s North by Northwest and was featured in the last season of Mad Men. Out front is the beautiful Pulitzer Fountain that was replicated in the opening credits of Friends and also seen in Gossip Girl.
Check out the famous locations from New York City’s funniest sitcoms on the exclusive Upper East Side. See Barney’s, a luxury department store, and the Pierre Hotel, the elegant landmark hotel right across from Central Park.
Continue your adventure and see the famous Fifth Ave stores that have been used in a number of films. Pass by FAO Schwarz, most famous for its role in the movie BIG, and see Tiffany & Co., which was featured on screen in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Glee and New Year’s Eve.
Cruising down Fifth Avenue the NYC TV & Movie Tour takes you past yet another Trump Tower that you’ll recognize as Wayne Enterprises in The Dark Knight.
Next pass the St. Regis Hotel, as seen in The Devil Wears Prada, Taxi Driver and Miss Congeniality. You can’t miss Rockefeller Center, home to The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, and countless other TV shows and movies.
See the New York Public Library, a filming location for Ghostbusters, Ted 2, 13 Going On 30, Sex and The City: The Movie and catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building, featured in King Kong, Sleepless in Seattle and An Affair to Remember.
The journey continues as you approach the Flatiron Building, which you’ll recognize from Spider-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the famous scene from The Other Guys.
Across the street is Madison Square Park, the historic public square featured in Anchorman, I am Legend, The Adjustment Bureau and Something Borrowed. It’s also where Glee, The Mindy Project, Don Jon, Blue Bloods, and countless other movies and TV shows filmed.
Around the corner, you can spot the Comedy Cellar, a comedy club where many top comedians perform as featured in Louie and the McDonald’s as seen in Big Daddy.
The Tribeca area is famous for its annual film festival but is also a great location for filming. Your tour guide will escort you for a photo-op at the FDNY Hook & Ladder 8, known as the Ghostbusters’ Firehouse, also seen in Hitch and Seinfeld.
In Greenwich Village, your guide will lead you off the grid, literally into the maze of one-hundred-year-old townhouses and cobblestone streets. You’ll appear in a familiar place, the perfect photo-op outside the Friends apartment building.
In the Meatpacking District, you’ll see the Standard Hotel, which has windows overlooking lower Manhattan, the High Line, and the Hudson River. This hotel also houses the Boom Boom Room that you’ll recognize from Gossip Girl, and The High Line, one of New York’s newest parks featured in Hitch, GIRLS, and The Mysteries of Laura.
Hovering high above is The Highline Hotel in the West Chelsea neighborhood, whose grounds were often featured as fictional “Hudson University” in Law and Order SVU.
Moving through Chelsea you’ll see Empire Diner from Men In Black II and Home Alone 2. Pass the Star on 18 Diner where Abby and Ilana recover after an all-nighter on Broad City.
Making your way through Midtown you’ll find the famous Macy’s in Herald Square, the flagship department store, used in holiday favorites Miracle on 34th Street and Elf. You’ll also see the Time-Life Building, a 48-story skyscraper on Sixth Avenue, featured in Mad Men.
Catch a glimpse of The Original Soupman, the popular soup restaurant featured in Seinfeld, and the Bank of America Tower, a 55-story skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan which plays the role of “Atlantis World Media” in The Newsroom.
Even enter the world of Daredevil on Eighth Avenue at the 50th street subway stop!
The NYC TV & Movie Tour ends at McGee’s Pub, the inspiration for MacLaren’s Pub featured in How I Met Your Mother, where you’ll have the opportunity to take photos, grab a drink or dine.
Note: This tour is not affiliated with NBC Studios or the NBC Studios Tour.
This tour is for all ages.
Yes, the vehicle will stop a few times throughout the tour to let guests off and walk around, as well as visit some of the locations.
No, our buses do not have two decks. Depending on the size of your group, your tour might be in a coach bus, mini bus, Sedan, SUV, or sprinter.
Please email [email protected] at least 24 hours in advance of the tour to request a wheelchair-accessible vehicle.