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NYC TV & Movie Tour (On Location Tours)
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NYC TV & Movie Tour (On Location Tours)

By On Location Tours New York City
Recommended by 92% of travellers
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Travel New York in a cozy coach bus, stopping along the way at filming locations for popular TV shows and movies during this guided tour led by an NYC actor. Leave the navigation to someone else as you relax on a climate-controlled bus that will keep you comfortable in any type of weather. Plus, because your guide is a New York actor, he or she will also share fun trivia about TV, movies, and the Big Apple in general.
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€57.09
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Ages 0-99, max of 40 per group
Duration: 3h
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Highlights
  • Prebook this movie and TV tour in NYC to save time later 
  • Go behind the scenes of shows such as Friends, Girls, and Seinfeld with a guide
  • Learn cool movie trivia from your guide, a New York actor 
  • Pick from two tour times for a time that fits best with your schedule 
  • Upgrade for preboarding and guaranteed access to the first four bus rows
  • Easy-to-find meeting location for your convenience

  • Transportation
  • Guided 3-hour tour
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and beverages

Meet your guide and group at Ellen's Stardust Diner in New York’s Midtown, and hop aboard your comfortable coach bus for the tour. If you chose to upgrade, be one of the first people to board the bus, and choose your seating from the first four rows. Pass by or stop at filming locations from TV shows such as Girls, Friends, Seinfeld, The Mindy Project, How I Met Your Mother, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Glee. Movie locations you can see during this guided tour include I Am Legend, When Harry Met Sally, and Spider-Man. Learn some cool insider info from your guide who is an actor in the industry in NYC. Since your guide is also a local expert, he or she will know the best routes to avoid traffic. Your NYC tour ends with a drop-off back at the original departure point.

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

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2218TVTOUR

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with NYC TV & Movie Tour (On Location Tours)?
How much is NYC TV & Movie Tour (On Location Tours)?
NYC TV & Movie Tour (On Location Tours) price starts from €56.06. Discover and book NYC TV & Movie Tour (On Location Tours) on Tripadvisor
What is the NYC TV & Movie Tour (On Location Tours) cancellation policy?
NYC TV & Movie Tour (On Location Tours) cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book NYC TV & Movie Tour (On Location Tours) on Tripadvisor
Which company provides NYC TV & Movie Tour (On Location Tours)?
NYC TV & Movie Tour (On Location Tours) is hosted by On Location Tours New York City. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact On Location Tours New York City on Tripadvisor. Discover and book NYC TV & Movie Tour (On Location Tours) on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2218TVTOUR

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1650 Broadway
    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
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    On Location Tours New York City
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Central Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Wollman Rink
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Fifth Avenue
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    GhostBusters Firestation
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    Macy's Herald Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 8
    Friends Building
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    McGee's Pub
    240 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
    See address & details
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Lori R
Lori R
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Fun adventure, loved Hannah as the guide, she's awesome!
Had the most excellent time on this tour with Hannah! She was so spirited and funny, easy to understand, full of kn
Experience306486
Experience306486
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Very good
Hannah was the greatest ever!! She made the whole experience enjoyable. Well worth the cost, seen a lot of New York
Jill P
Jill P
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Iconic Sex and the City Highlights
Lou was extraordinarily good. Marvelous guide!!!! Tour was a wee bit too long. The Pleasure Chest could be elimi
cassieferry
cassieferry
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Thanks to our amazing tour guide, Melissa!
Would like to thank our amazing tour guide, Melissa, for making our tour enjoyable and worthwhile. She did an amazi
chloemB1923TO
chloemB1923TO
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Incredible experience
The tour guide, he was great. Callum had a true passion for the tour and NYC and there was so much to see
H1565BWbenm
H1565BWbenm
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Just excellent
A must for any Soprano’s Fan!! Excellent locations and expert knowledge from tour guide. The whole experience made
Passenger04288042220
Passenger04288042220
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Great Tour!
Well organised , fun , and informative tour. Would definitely recommend it for not only the many Sopranos fans but
Rebecca N
Rebecca N
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Not quite as advertised
Positives and negatives to this tour Firstly we were on a small but comfortable mini van. I thought it would have b
4Xpy4
4Xpy4
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Good Central Park tour
Calum was a solid guide and managed the group well. You see many of the top sites in the park with commentary on t
Elizabeth F
Elizabeth F
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Offensive and opinionated tour guide
They were good and bad aspects to this tour. On the positive side, it provided an opportunity to see quite a few of
timn383
timn383
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Excellent value
I there’s a lot to like about this tour. Despite having previous tours on previous trips, we found this to be a gre
Liang C
Liang C
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Perfect Central Park Tour
The tour guide is very knowledgeable with the history of Central Park and all the movies/shows filmed in The park.
erinsladek
erinsladek
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Magic with Melissa!
Fantastic day in the city! So worth the price. Vibe was on point from the start. This is a great way to see the c
Julieann H
Julieann H
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You can visit the places on your own
I'm a massive sex and the city fan and visited New York several times but never done the tour. I had visited Carrie
Ricky T
Ricky T
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Really Worth the Frozen Toes!
Despite the fact that the temperature was below freezing our tour guide Benjy kept us interested and amused with bo
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The Yelram's
Leeds, UK50 contributions
Sep 2022
Our guide Chris was really knowledgable about the city and provided lots of facts about film and TV locations. He was humorous and engaging.
The tour was included in our city attraction pass, which made it good value for money.
Coach was comfortable and had air conditioning.
Guide made sure everyone knew where they were going when they left the tour.
Lots of great photo opportunities and the guide was happy to take photos for us.
The Friends apartment was a good stop on this tour, as was the Ghostbusters fire station.
Written 12 September 2022
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Thank you so much for joining us!
Written 13 September 2022
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Jordan Stephenson
Glasgow, UK27 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Really interesting tour, you do not realise the scale of film and TV production in New York until you do this tour. Nearly every street, park and Avenue has a story to tell.

Chris was our guide and he made the trip extremely fun with his knowledge and humour. His jokes and persona gave a very Ryan Reynolds-esque comedy vibe to the tour and had everyone laughing all the way round. His knowledge and experience he has within the film and TV industry really showed in his detailed descriptions of how it all works.

Would highly recommend it, we done it as one of the options on the NY sightseeing city pass. We would definitely do another tour with On Location Tours and we would certainly be happy to see Chris taking it again!
Written 10 January 2023
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OLTSalesMarketing
Thank you so much for this amazing review! We can't wait to have you back on another tour!
Written 13 January 2023
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A D
1 contribution
Nov 2021
We had a fantastic time - Chris our guide was phenomenal, very engaging and informative. The driver Tony expertly wielded our bus through the NYC streets and on a very blustery, gray Saturday, there was just the right amount of off the bus sight-seeing balanced with the warm confines of the coach. Highly recommend!
Written 4 December 2021
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OLTSalesMarketing
We are so glad you enjoyed the tour, thank you so much!
Written 7 December 2021
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shaunwoods10
19 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
As a huge movie fan, I must be honest and say that I did not enjoy this tour and was very disappointed at the end. Firstly, we paid a higher price for premium tickets which give you absolutely no benefit or advantage on the tour. You don’t receive anything more or see anything extra than what a standard ticket holder would see. The premium tickets are not something that I would recommend, especially at approx $75 per ticket. You drive past most of the film/tv locations far too quickly to really take in the experience or grab a good photo opportunity. My one positive mention goes to our tour guide. He was very friendly and kept the tour going with Trivia whilst the bus was stuck in heavy traffic. Sadly, I do not recommend.
Written 13 May 2022
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Thank you for the review and the feedback, we really appreciate it.
Written 16 May 2022
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Nicole C
2 contributions
Feb 2022
Tour was fun and educational. Tour Guide was beyond expectations with her knowledge of all things classic to modern movies and tv shows. Because of the bad weather we were unable to stay longer at specific sites but having guide playing photographer, comedian and your best "friend" with fun games and sing-alongs to get through city traffic, this is a most memorable experience.
Written 4 March 2022
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Thank you so much for the review!
Written 7 March 2022
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Sheri B
Windsor, Canada2 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Second time taking this NYC filming sites tour—first time for my travelling companions—and we all enjoyed it. Three full hours of seeing sites of NYC (covers the area from Central Park South down through Tribeca, Soho, Greenwich Village. No Upper East or West Side stops). Stops at 3 or 4 attractions where you can get out and walk around briefly—Washington Park arch, ‘Friends’ apartment, among them. TVs overhead every few rows of bus so you can watch the filming clip and then see the actual filming location.
Bus was clean, comfortable (with A/C—we travelled late May) and onboard washroom facilities.
My only criticism is that at $80.00 I think it’s a bit costly.
Written 10 June 2022
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Thank you so much for the review and for the feedback!
Written 14 June 2022
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Sheenybobbums
Birmingham, UK63 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
5 of us travelled from the UK to NYC after originally planning our trip in March 2020 and having that foisted by Covid. I can honestly say that this tour was a highlight for each of us for the whole trip. It allowed us to see so much of the city and learn little bits that you wouldn't necessarily get to learn otherwise, plus Chris was a fantastic host and made it all the more fun! Absolutely recommend it!
Written 17 October 2022
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Thank you so much for this fabulous review! We're so glad you could join us!
Written 18 October 2022
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See All The Things!
Toronto, Canada84 contributions
Aug 2022
Did the TV and Movie tour with Chris (and driver John!) on August 24th and had the best time. I paid for Premium seating and was glad to have a front row seat. Chris was absolutely awesome -- he's funny, personable, knowledgeable, and did a great job leading the tour and keeping us on track. He pointed out so many great spots along the way (and I realized I watch a lottttt of TV, LOL!) I also enjoyed that once he knew I was a big Marvel fan that he would be specific about scenes from Avengers movies, etc. All the locations were really cool and we had a great day to take pictures. I do wish there were other stops on the tour (a drive or walk past Carrie's apartment, a drive past the "Arconia" from Only Murders in the Building, a drive past the Seinfeld restaurant, perhaps? But it was great to see all the other spots, and John was a great driver. The bus was comfortable and nice and cool (needed as it was over 90F that day!) Chris is a great guide and I really enjoyed all the personal touches and funny stories he told.
Written 31 August 2022
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Thank you so much for joining us!
Written 1 September 2022
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Kathleen H
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Family
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour! The tour left on time and kept to schedule which made it easy to plan our day. Our driver Antonio was great! He navigated the crowded streets of NY perfectly and parked close to our stops so we never had to walk very far. Our tour guide Chris was funny and incredibly knowledgeable! He even treated the bus to black & white cookies! Would definitely recommend this particular tour and also this company! The whole family (2 adults, 19 & 17 sons) had a good time!
Written 27 November 2022
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Thank you so much, we really appreciate it!
Written 28 November 2022
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Jennifer K
Sarasota, FL31 contributions
This was a great way to see a lot of nyc without walking (Columbus circle, mid-town, tribeca, greenwich village….), saving your feet. The bus was cool and comfortable. The tour guide was pleasant. That said, we couldn’t hear him much of the time over the a/c even though he was mic’d. We thought we would have seen many more movie locations than we did. We did 3 stops for photo opps which is probably what limited our time to go to more places. They also took a different route because of a closed road at Times Square, so I don’t know how that impacted things. Overall, worth $40/person, but not worth the $61 I paid nor some of the prices I saw like $280/person on some days!
Written 21 August 2022
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Written 22 August 2022
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