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$43 Cultural & Theme Tours

New York City TV Show and Movie Filming Locations Guided Tour

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 3-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 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  After winding throughout Manhattan, your 3-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.

$42 Cultural & Theme Tours

New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Guided Bus Tour

Begin your holiday adventure and hop on the bus for your guided tour. Your guide, a local New York City actor, will share entertaining tidbits and insider secrets as you spot iconic landmarks from your favorite holiday films. The tours are constantly updated with new locations, and special requests for sites not featured on the tour can sometimes be accommodated.The bus transports you into Central Park West, where scenes from Mr. Popper’s Penguins and other movies were filmed. Continue through the Upper West Side, which you may recognize from New Year’s Eve, to Lincoln Center and its stunning tree, glowing with thousands of lights. Hop off the bus for a photo-op in front of the tree, and also learn where Bill Murray discovered his taxi driver was the ghost of Christmas Past in Scrooged. Back aboard the bus, watch clips from countless holiday classics filmed in Central Park as you make your way through New York City’s urban oasis. As you pass by the filming locations, relive the moment that Santa collided with the Bethesda Fountain in Elf, or when Harry and Marv plotted their revenge in Home Alone 2. After winding your way through the park, you’ll be led through the Upper East Side to Serendipty 3, where Kate Beckinsdale and John Cusack famously shared a frozen hot chocolate in Serendipity. Afterwards, a stop at Bloomingdales lets you get an up-close look at the department store's festive window displays. And no holiday trip to New York City would be complete without a visit to Rockefeller Center, the next location on the tour. Make sure to catch a glimpse of the most famous Christmas tree in New York, which you might recognize from Home Alone 2 or Elf. Continue down Fifth Street, where you’ll have an opportunity to stop and peer into the windows at Lord & Taylor, before ending the tour at Macy’s in Herald Square. Home to the real Santa in Miracle on 34th Street, the department store is famed for embracing the holiday spirit and drawing visitors from around the world to its extravagant window displays.

$64 Tours & Sightseeing

Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens Coach Tour from Manhattan

The tour is conducted in English, narrated by a professional tour guide. Aboard the bus you will cross Grand Central’s bridge, with a view of Grand Central Station (“the world’s loveliest station”), continue to the Upper East Side, one of the most affluent and elegant neighborhoods in New York City. Then enter Spanish Harlem on the way to the Bronx.  You will see Yankee Stadium, the home ballpark of the New York Yankees baseball team, the Grand Concourse, and pass in front of the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Depending on traffic conditions, A stop by Arthur Avenue will allow you to experience this authentic Italian-American enclave situated in the Belmont District lined with genuine Italian restaurants, delis, bakeries, cafes and various shops.  Pass by Randall’s Island and through Queens, Astoria, Long Island City and finally Brooklyn, Greenpoint and Williamsburg. You will return to Manhattan via the legendary Brooklyn Bridge.Along the road we will stop in a neighborhood café for a coffee-break. The tour ends at Grand Central Station.

$35 Walking & Biking Tours

Central Park and Upper East Side Walking Tour

Begin a Sunday morning with a peaceful and leisurely stroll through New York City's Central Park and the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. Central Park is renowned around the world, but it holds secrets, stories, and hidden corners that may surprise many visitors. What one imagines as just a series of paths and gardens is really so much more. Even for New Yorker's, it’s a forever unfolding source of delights. This park has been at the heart of the growth and struggles of New York, yet with a native New Yorker guide leading the way, find a new world of peace and delight.Central Park is best known as the most-visited urban park in the United States and one of the most-filmed locations in the world. But it’s the natural attractions and their beauty that make it really special. See the Central Park Mall, the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, Strawberry Fields — with the Imagine Memorial mosaic — and much more.Then, venture into the Manhattan nearby neighborhood of the Upper East Side, one of the oldest and now most stately areas in the city. See the apartments, hotels, and shops that line the streets, and learn about the history of the neighborhood. The tour ends after several hours of sightseeing.

$109 Tours & Sightseeing

Full Day Ultimate Manhattan Guided Sightseeing Tour

The sights you’ll see in amazing Manhattan are among the most breathtaking and well-known images in the world. This comprehensive tour of New York City’s oldest borough will show you the ins and outs of one of the most incredible cities in the world. You’ll see the best Manhattan has to offer from Uptown to Midtown to Downtown. Drive along Museum Mile, a section of 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side that hosts such world-class museums as the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Jewish Museum. This tour will also take you to beautiful Central Park, the iconic and exciting neon lights of Times Square, Greenwich Village, and the Financial District. Not only will you see the must-see sights of Manhattan, but this tour also includes a ticket for the harbor cruise and admission to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. The Top of the Rock is at the top of Rockefeller Center and offers some of the best views to be had in the city!

$39 Cultural & Theme Tours

When Harry Met Seinfeld Tour

Your adventure begins north of Times Square at McGee’s Pub, the inspiration for MacLaren’s on How I Met Your Mother. Weaving down the crowded avenues you’ll see the original “Soup Man,” from Seinfeld (still possibly the best soup in NYC), and north up 8th Avenue. Surrounding the circle is Trump Tower, the Time Warner Center, and the Maine Memorial, spotted in Tower Heist, The Other Guys and Enchanted. Cruising up Broadway away from the fan fare of Columbus Circle the next landmark you can’t miss will be the famed Lincoln Center. The fountain positioned center among Lincoln Plaza has been featured countless times since the Centers completion in the 1960s. Unmistakable in Moonstruck, Sweet Home Alabama, Glee, and most recently Pitch Perfect, the center has featured hundreds of performances and events. Jerry Seinfeld and his gang called the Upper West Side home, showcasing many neighborhood hotspots over the years.  From now closed H&H Bagels to Gray’s Papaya, where you can still grab a NYC hot dog for cheap, these guys knew how to hang. Their favorite spot to hangout - and our second stop - is “Monks,” a.k.a. Tom’s Restaurant featured in almost every episode of Seinfeld.Turning east you’ll head along 110th Street, the northern edge of Central Park, into the Upper East Side. Featured in hundreds of productions for its beautiful mansions, world-renowned museums, and of course Madison Avenue shopping. Museum Mile is home to ten museums, and featured in far too many movies and TV shows to mention at once. You’ll recognize the City of the Museum of New York as Constance Billard School in Gossip Girl. Down the road is the Guggenheim Museum where Isaac and Mary meet in Woody Allen’s Manhattan. Most famous of all is the The Metropolitan Museum of Art and more importantly, “The Met Steps.” Our third and final stop, thousands of people a day sit on these steps, just like Blair on Gossip Girl and Albert (Kevin James) in Hitch. Inside is the Egyptian Room where Harry and Sally realize their love for one another in When Harry Met Sally.Crossing over 59th Street you’ll be officially leaving Uptown Manhattan and in front of the most filmed building in the world, the Plaza Hotel. Featured in films like The Way We Were, Almost Famous, American Hustle, and Home Alone 2 the building is a never ending classic. Out front is the Pulitzer fountain, inspiration for the fountain the cast of Friends dance in during the opening credits. Heading into midtown traffic you’ll pass another Trump Tower, a fitting setting as Wayne Enterprises in The Dark Knight Rises and Jordan Beflort’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) penthouse in Wolf of Wall Street. Down the block and one of our last locations is the St. Regis Hotel, famous for where Agent Gracie (Sandra Bullock) learns to turn walking into “gliding.”