New York TV and Movie Sites Tour

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New York TV and Movie Sites Tour information and booking

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$43
Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Ellen's Stardust Diner in Midtown
Time of departure
Daily 10am Seasonal 1:30pm departures on select Thurs/Sun
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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 InterestGirlsThe Mysteries of LauraThe 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.

What's included

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Guided 2.5-hour tour

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meals and beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop off