Take a guided tour of New York sites from your favorite movies and television shows, including ‘Friends,’ Birdman,’ ‘Girls’ and ‘Glee.’ On this must-do tour, your entertaining and in-the-know guide — an actor with insider knowledge— takes you to dozens of recognizable locations from TV and film. You’ll catch a glimpse of the Daily Bugle offices featured in ‘Spider-Man’ and spot the legendary Original Soupman who inspired a character featured on ‘Seinfeld,’ among many others. Come ready to sing your favorite show theme songs. Upgrade for priority coach seating!
Make your way to Midtown Manhattan to board a comfortable coach where you’ll meet your guide, a New York City actor who has appeared in movies or on television. Upgrade for priority seating that includes pre-boarding in the first four rows for close access to the guide.
During the 2.5-hour narrated tour you’ll see familiar buildings from TV’s most popular shows and movie locations. In addition to showing you a number of celebrity homes, your guide points out where the cast of Glee performed the song 'I Love New York' and hot spots from Person of Interest, Girls, The Mysteries of Laura, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and more.
Visit the gang’s apartment building from Friends and the park featured in The Mindy Project and When Harry Met Sally; stop by McGee's Pub, the inspiration for MacLaren's in How I Met Your Mother, and see the pub that Michael Keaton hung out at in Birdman; and glimpse the hotel featured in American Hustle. Throughout the years, New York City has made a starring turn in hundreds of films and TV shows, from classic comedies to modern melodramas. 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 it’s lights, camera, action! as you 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, and 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 and a local park that features prominently in The Mindy Project and rom-com classic When Harry Met Sally.
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 The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
After winding throughout Manhattan, your 2.5-hour tour ends back in Midtown.
Please note: Tour locations are subject to change.
This entertaining overview of Manhattan takes you on a journey to the Upper West Side and across Central Park to the Upper East Side before descending down Fifth Avenue through the East Village, Tribeca and the West Village, ending in Midtown.
*Please note: Tour locations are subject to change.
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Tour of New York City's TV and movie sites departing at 10am
USD $43.00Pricing details
10am Tour Priority Seating
Departing at 10am. Priority Seating upgrade includes pre-boarding, guaranteed seating in the first 4 rows, and close access to the tour guide.
USD $53.00Pricing details
New York TV and Movie Sites Tour
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Guided 2.5-hour tour
- Gratuities (optional)
- Meals and beverages
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- 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
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Geraldine P, September 2016
Loved this tour - Scott was a very good tour guide showed us where our favourite shows and movies were filmed. Wish there was more time to get off the bus to explore more of the sites.
Reviewed by: Marianne M, September 2016
Scott bocholan was a great tour director. Had a nice time and learned so many new things about movies and tv shows