New York City

Famous TV and Film Locations Guided Tour

New York City, USA
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Step into the scenes of your favorite movies and TV shows with this guided tour of New York City’s famous filming locations. A guide helps you to recognize the buildings, shops, landmarks, and parks that have been featured in famous shows and movies such as ‘Friends,’ ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Girls,’ and ‘Spiderman.’ Plus, TV buffs can get the inside scoop most tourists miss by exploring the sites with a guide/local actor.
  • Explore filming locations on a TV and movie-focused tour of NYC
  • A guide/actor shares behind the scenes details and NYC trivia
  • Avoid public transport and relax on a comfortable coach bus
  • Upgrade for priority boarding and seating on the coach

What's Included

  • Transportation
  • Guided 3-hour tour
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and beverages

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA

    Departure Point: Ellen's Stardust Diner in Midtown Address: 1650 Broadway New York, NY 10019 Directions: • Located on the corner of Broadway and 51st Street

End point

  • McGee's Pub
    240 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

What To Expect

See some of the most recognizable real-life scenes on this TV and movie location tour. Your tour begins in Midtown Manhattan, where you’ll hop aboard a comfortable coach and meet your guide—a local actor and expert in New York movie history. Upgrade your tour for priority seating to sit in the first four rows of the coach.

Then, cruise around Manhattan to see dozens of recognizable TV and movie locations. Stop outside the famous Friends apartment to relive the glory days of the ‘90s sitcom. See the spot where the cast of Glee performed ‘I Love New York.’ Cruise by the pub that inspired McLaren’s on How I Met Your Mother. Plus, visit a local park that features prominently in The Mindy Project and rom-com classic When Harry Met Sally.

You'll also pass by the bar where Michael Keaton brooded in Best Picture-winner Birdman, a hotel seen in American Hustle, and the tiny soup restaurant made famous by Seinfeld. You’ll have stars in your eyes as you see many other city locations from titles like Person of Interest, I Am Legend, Ghostbusters, The Mysteries of Laura, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. 

After winding throughout Manhattan, your tour ends back in Midtown.

Please note: Tour locations are subject to change.

On Location Tours New York City

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Central Park

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Wollman Rink

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Fifth Avenue

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

GhostBusters Firehouse Company 8

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Macy's Herald Square

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Friends Apartment Building

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All tours are led by tour guides, and take place on luxury coach buses. Buses are air-conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter. Most buses are equipped with bathrooms.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Limited wheelchair accessibility. Buses are not equipped with wheelchair lifts. Storage is available for foldable wheelchairs. Passengers must be able to get on and off the bus of their own accord. Wheelchairs may be taken out at the stops if desired.
  • There are several quick step-off points at some of the locations during the tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Be on time please!!
    Kristie_B, Mar 2024
    Unfortunately, due to a protest, the bus was 1 hour late picking us up. Our tour guide, Chris, was AWESOME though. I did have to use the restroom and the driver of the bus said to just use the one on the bus. No toilet paper or lights in the restroom and nowhere to wash hands, but it was needed at the time. All in all, we learned a lot about the city!!
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    Thank you for the review. As stated in our Terms & Conditions, while we make every effort to provide on-time service, we cannot guarantee 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 (in this case, a protest interrupting the route). On Location Tours reserves the right to cancel or change any tour, advertised schedule or route without notice.
    TV Memories
    Mark_B, Mar 2024
    For all TV and Movie buffs a truly memorable tour. Abigail was very professional and informative. I found that i got a lot out of it and would certainly recommend it!
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    Thanks so much!
    Great Experience
    Tracy_H, Mar 2024
    Benji was awesome! He showed us all the cool movie spots even on a day that it was raining. Would do it again. We got to get out a couple of times and stretch our legs which is good too.
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    Thanks for joining us!
    Fun time
    Terrence_S, Mar 2024
    Interesting tour great to learn about all the tv and movie filming done in and not in NYC. Hitting Tribeca for the Ghostbusters Fire House was pretty cool. Benji the guide was knowledgeable and insightful. He did a great job on a rainy day where sites were tough to see through foggy windows, but we still felt we got a good overview.
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    Thank you!
    Get Chris
    Alison_B, Feb 2024
    This was our other favourite tour of the holiday. Chris our tour guide was so funny, friendly and has a wealth of knowledge about this tour. He explained everything clearly, answered all the questions and was very engaging. The video clips were a great asset to the tour too. Chris was more than willing to take photos or give advice about anything you have a query with. Definitely one to recommend if you like your tv and films and if you get Chris that’s an added bonus. He could also regale you with his personal stories as a wannabe actor which were very insightful. Thanks Chris
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    Thank you so much!
    Highlight of my weekend trip!
    Stacey_W, Feb 2024
    This was the highlight of my weekend!! Our tour guide Chris was amazing. Such a funny guy and so informative. He even assisted us to find a store that sold tools in manhattan as our car broke down on arrival to the city!! I definitely use viator the next time we are in the city. Probably for a central park tour next time!
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    Thank you so much!
    NYC movie tour
    Malcolm_S, Jan 2024
    Benji was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable. A little expensive for a two hour bus tour is my only criticism but NYC is expensive.
    Response from Host, Feb 2024
    Thanks for the review!
    Awesome
    Tenisha_W, Jan 2024
    The tour guide was awesome, he was very knowledgeable, we had a good crowd, he was very nice.he showed us alot
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thanks so much!
    Sitting in N.Y traffic hearing stories is what we did
    Dean_M, Jan 2024
    Getting out to see a few of the filming sites, not the sitting in heavy N.Y traffic looking at nothing.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thanks for the review!
    Benji was a great guide...
    Sharla_M, Jan 2024
    Benji was a great guide and John was a great driver. Very friendly! I enjoyed the videos to match with the places we saw.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thank you!
    Awesome time!
    Heather_D, Jan 2024
    Loved this tour! Comfortable ride, awesome sights, and Benji was so knowledgeable and kind! I would highly recommend this tour!
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thanks so much!
    Unforgettable tour!
    Gisele_D, Jan 2024
    Our driver was very skilled and careful, Benji, our guide, was interesting and funny as he provided many informations about each site we visited! Don’t miss this tour!
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thanks so much!
    Locations in Real Life!
    Tyler_R, Dec 2023
    This was a really cool tour! The meeting location was easy to find and Chris was there to greet us. Chris was a wonderful guide and extremely knowledgeable about movies and the local area. Would definitely recommend this tour. We plan to do another one when we’re back in the area.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thank you!
    Fun tour cool sights great tourguide.
    George_B, Dec 2023
    It was a really fun tour. The guide Benjy was super friendly talkative and informative, highly recommended!!
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    Thank you!
    Fantastic tour
    Joanne_W, Dec 2023
    Benji our tour guide was very knowledgable and nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend this tour.
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    Thanks!
    Great Tour
    scottlauer, Dec 2023
    Great tour with an excellent tour guide. This tour is a great way to see the city on a cold day. Many movie and TV references are alluded to, even if you haven't seen all of them the trip is worth it. They show videos of the movies and TV shows on the bus. Highly recommended.
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    Thanks so much!
    Worth it
    April_P, Dec 2023
    We loved the tour and our tour guide was awesome! A fun way to see NYC and learned about where movies and TV were filmed. The guide was kind enough to take pictures at various locations.
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    Thanks for joining us!
    Fantastic time!
    Ana_B, Dec 2023
    Our tour guy was super fun and knowledgeable. We had a fantastic time. Highly recommended! Lots of fun sites and opportunities to take great pics.
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    Thank you!
    Fabulous tour for movie lovers
    Ella_Y, Dec 2023
    Fabulous tour for movie lovers! Tour guide was really great and friendly and a font of knowledge and movie/tv trivia! Bus was warm and comfy. Would definitely recommend.
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    Thanks!
    Great tour!
    stickynotequeenjen, Dec 2023
    Chris was an awesome tour guide and it was a lot of fun seeing these sights. Would definitely recommend.
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    Thanks!
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