NYC TV & Movie Tour in New York, NY

On Location Tours51st Street & Broadway (in front of Ellen’s Stardust Diner) New York, NY 10018
View on Map

Overview

Offered by On Location Tours, the NYC TV & Movie Tour features a fun, two-and-a-half-hour experience visiting some of the most iconic movie and television locations in NYC. Guests can enjoy seeing popular spots, like the Daily Bugle office from Spider-Man; the park featured in Glee, The Mindy Project and When Harry Met Sally; and other top spots from American Hustle, Friends, Seinfeld and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Tour length: approx. 2.5 hours.
  • Pick-up location: In front of Ellen’s Stardust Diner (on the corner of 51st St & Broadway).
  • Drop-off location: In front of McGee’s Pub (near the corner of 55th St & Broadway).
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.
  • Tour guides will be holding a blue umbrella.
  • Restrooms on-board buses.
  • Guided sightseeing bus tour featuring over 40 NYC locations featured in TV shows and movies.
  • Stop at McGee's Pub, the bar, MacLaren's from How I Met Your Mother, was based on.
  • Visit popular spots from Friends including the gang’s apartment building.
  • Pass the Oscorp and Daily Bugle office buildings from Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man.

Description

from NYC TV & Movie Tour
Straddle fiction and reality as you visit famous sites from both the big and small screen. Featuring over 60 locations

• Pass the Oscorp and Daily Bugle office buildings from Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man
• Visit the Park featured in Glee, The Mindy Project, and When Harry Met Sally, etc.
• Catch a glimpse of the hotel s featured in Modern Family and American Hustle
• Spot The Original Soup Man, along with other Seinfeld locations
• Visit popular spots from Friends including the gang’s apartment building
• Stop at McGee's Pub, the bar used as the inspiration for the one used on How I Met Your Mother
• See new locations from Younger, Girls, Mr. Robot, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and more!

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. Tour is approximately 2.5 - 3 hours

Meeting point is Ellen’s Stardust Diner located at 51st Street and Broadway


Reserve New York City Customer Reviews

Have you been to NYC TV & Movie Tour? Share your knowledge and be the first to review this.
TripAdvisor Reviews
TripAdvisor user image
janemueller76
North Lakes, Australia
"Sex and the City Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 16, 2017 NEW
So much better than expected. Great tour leader who was not only very knowledgeable, but could pull off super crazy humour and energy. (Just wish I could remember her name!!) Great stops at great locations and learned a lot about behind-the-scenes information that was fascinating. Made a few purchases along the way to remember the day by!
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Aisha M
"Sex and the city tour "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 15, 2017 NEW
Sex and the city tour was amazing! Our guide lou was very funny and entertaining. Its a must if your a sex and the city fan Aisha
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Qisme
Berlin, CT
"Holiday lights & Movie tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2017 NEW
Our Tour Guide was engaging & interesting- Also a stand up comedian/actor so he made it fun. My kids liked it as they got to see LOTS of different store windows & movie clips regarding Holiday movies without walking everywhere in the city. Another plus ... Tour end's at Macy's so make your reservation with Santa for 3 hours or so afterwards & you'll be all set!!
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Caron C
Johannesburg, South Africa
"A walk down memory lane"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2017 NEW
My daughter and I are not big movie buffs, but this tour was fantastic!!! We had so much fun and learned so much. I would highly recommend it!!!
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Jess D
"Gossip Girl Tour "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 07, 2017 NEW
I decided to take the Gossip Girl Tour as I am a big fan of the show. Abby was my host and was full of energy, providing us with all the interesting information about the locations of characters houses and hot spots from the show! Travelling alone, Abby was willing and happy to take some photos of me at our big stops like The MET and Constance school yard, which I appreciated a lot! The tour was also good to get an introduction to the upper east side which then I felt comfortable exploring on my own post the tour. I would recommend this to any gossip girl fan.
Read More
Star Map Pin Icon
NYC TV & Movie Tour is located at On Location Tours51st Street & Broadway (in front of Ellen’s Stardust Diner) New York, NY 10018
Attraction Map Pin IconAttractions Hotel Map Pin IconHotels & Lodging

Frequently Asked Questions about NYC TV & Movie Tour

What type of ticket should I buy if I'm bringing a very young child?
If a child is age five or younger and will be sitting on your lap during the entire tour, you do not need to purchase a ticket for them. If they will be requiring a seat, however, you will need to purchase a Child ticket. While young children are welcome on the tour, please be aware if your child proves disruptive or excessively restless, you may be asked to leave.


Where does the tour end?
The tour ends at 55th Street and 8th Avenue.


Are we on the bus the whole tour?
Absolutely not. The tour takes place on a coach bus since the locations are spread out all around Manhattan. But we get off the bus at a number of locations along the way, giving you the opportunity to experience the locations and take pictures. Whenever you leave the bus, it is with the tour guide. The tour includes a mix of on-the-bus viewings of locations and stops to get off the bus to explore, all woven into the story of how they relate to the TV shows and movies that have portrayed them.


Should I tip the tour guide?
Gratuities are not included in the price of the tour ticket. A tip for exemplary service is always appreciated, but never required.


Is there ever a circumstance when a location is omitted from the tour?
While it is extremely rare, we do sometimes need to skip or modify certain locations that usually are part of the tour. Since the tour is visiting real-life locations all around Manhattan, the tour's itinerary can sometimes be impacted by traffic conditions, store hours, etc. On Location Tours assumes no liability or responsibility for: traffic conditions, access to sites, or other conditions beyond its control.


Is this a good sightseeing tour?
Yes. The 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 tour an ideal way to tour the city. While the 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 the East Village.


Are food and drink included on the tour? Can I bring my own?
While food and drinks are not included in the cost of the tour, we do make a quick stop in SoHo where you can purchase a snack. In addition, please feel free to bring something of your own if it is neat and you're sure to remove all garbage from the bus at the end of the tour. Alcohol is completely prohibited on the bus.


Are the tours conducted in English only?
Yes, they are in English. Since so much of the tour is visual, however, visitors from countries such as Japan, Germany, France, Spain and many others have enjoyed the tour in English just the same!


What type of bus is used?
The tour is conducted on a closed coach bus. It is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer.


Is there assigned seating on the bus?
Seating is first come, first serve. If you have a number of people in your party that want to sit together, you should make sure to arrive 15-20 minutes early. Guests that arrive late or right at the starting time are much more likely to have to split up their group.


Is there a bathroom on the bus?
Yes.

Are the buses handicapped accessible?
Yes, but you need to contact On Location Tours directly before booking your tickets to arrange a wheelchair accessible bus, if needed. 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.


Are cameras allowed on the tour?
Yes. While photography and filming are not allowed on the bus portion of the tour, there are some great spots for taking photos and video at our numerous stops along the way.


Can I take a stroller or luggage on the tour?
The tour is conducted on a coach bus, so limited storage space is available. Please keep in mind that there will be several stops of up to 15-20 minutes each where we will be leaving the bus. If you are not comfortable leaving your belongings on the bus during this time, you might want to reconsider bringing them.