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 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 The 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.
Great tour, Scott our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating when we asked questions.
Review by: Ann M S, December 2016
I have taken this tour 4/5 times over the year. This year not as good. Didn't go to Wall Street or Battery Park or see courthouse steps. I don't know if they changed tour due to Donald Trump traffic. Anyway I have enjoyed the tour in the past. This year not as much
Review by: Thomas C, October 2016
Excellent tour, Tour guide was a actress and was very knowledgeable.
Review by: Pierre V, October 2016
Le guide Scott est très gentil. Bonnes explications.Tres interressant comme tour. Recommandable
Review by: Jacqueline W, October 2016
Absolutely fantastic tour, you see all the famous places that you've watched on movies many times. Our guide was brilliant and very funny, made it an experience to remember !!!
Review 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.
Review 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
Review by: Peggy H, August 2016
This a fun tour and is perfect for those who are tired of walking or cannot walk long distances. You travel by air conditioned bus so that was a welcome relief in the summer heat. You get to see video clips of the places you see. Sometimes you pass the sites quickly so pay attention when he points the site out. We chose to sit up front and that was worth the extra upgrade, but others were allowed to move up the were in the back because people did not show up. You learn some neat trivia on this tour. A fun way to see movie and tv sites if you a are a pop culture person.
Review by: Nicole Elise Y, August 2016
This tour was so much fun! My family and I had a brilliant time. Our guide, Scott, was awesome and very funny! So worth it!! :
Review by: Suzy B, July 2016
Great way to see the city! Our tour guide was fun, funny and full of facts! If you love tv and movies, this is a must see!
Review by: Laura A, July 2016
This tour was great and the best thing about it was that we got 3 stops to get off the bus and the tour guide that we had was so good- she took everyones photos which was great for us as we went as a couple and it meant we were both in the photos with the iconic building etc. On the bus they play wee clips of the parts they are showing you in the movie/tv show which was also pretty cool. I would def recommed this tour.
Review by: Bobbi J, June 2016
This tour was amazing!
Review by: Kim E, June 2016
Excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and funny. Recommended.
Review by: d_bettencourt, June 2016
Our tour guide Amedeo was wonderful. This tour was better than I expected it to be. You make many stops off the bus to have your photo taken. It wasn't at all rushed and we saw many more movie/TV sites than I expected.
Review by: Wilma H, June 2016
Great trip, Roseanne was a fantastic host, equal parts comedy and full on information._br/_ We thought the trip was great and covered all the bases. One of our many highlights in NYC._br/_ Highly recommended._br/_ Thanks.
Review by: Lynn R, June 2016
This is the second time I took this tour. _br/_ Was disappointed this time around. Saw a lot fewer sights and the most of the ones we went by were so fast that we didn't see much._br/_ The sights we saw didn't change much in 7 years either. With as much filming that they do in NY, you would think they could add a few things. The tour was a lot shorter too. Was disappointed.
Review by: J R, June 2016
Thi tour was more for my daughter than me,she's a huge friends fan,although I enjoyed seeing the sights of New York, Tour guide very informative and funny.
Review by: Joseph H, May 2016
Max was fantastic! Really made this trip a lot of fun, showed us some much of the city linked back to movies and shows. Max made this tour extra special!
Review by: Joyates40, April 2016
You need to watch an awful lot of TV to know all the shows mentioned. Nice to see different parts of the city. Loved the Friends building and Washington Park. A shame not to have more SATC or When Harry Met Sally references along the way.
Review by: Joyates40, April 2016
You have to watch an awful lot of TV shows to know what they're talking about. Good to see different parts of Manhattan. Loved the Friends apartment building and Washington Park. Wished there were more SATC and When Harry Met Sally locations included.
Review by: Angie A, March 2016
Gary was an amazing guide. He was funny and smart. We really had a fun time taking this tour.
Review by: Carol L, December 2015
Guide wonderful with a very droll sense of humour. Full of information and a delight to listen to his enthusiastic delivery. Great at taking our pictures at various site.
Review by: David D, December 2015
This was a fun tour on a comfortable tour bus. The Tour Guide, Gary, was knowledgeable and the tour was well organized.
Review by: HEIDI C, November 2015
Our tour guide was fantastic! He gave a lot of fun facts about some favorite tv shows and made the whole tour enjoyable.
Review by: sandra L, November 2015
The tour guide was pretty good....fast talker but we could hear him pretty well. I wish we could have stopped at more places but i realize that would take longer....
Review by: Richard S, November 2015
Review by: Brigitte l, November 2015
Really fantastic experience. Felt very legit having an actor very knowledgable actor at that doing the tour. We even spotted a celeb along the way. Would definitely recommend the tour!
Review by: Jytte Ruth Kjae J, October 2015
Dejlig tur med en skøn humoristisk guide. Vi så en masse kendte steder og det fungerede perfekt at der blev vist små filmklip fra stederne, så man lige fik en relation.
Review by: Magdalene A, October 2015
Amadeo was a Very good tour guide.
Review by: Sally M, October 2015
Fabulous tour led by Gary. Witty and informative, and lots of new places to see.
Review by: jdbaus, October 2015
Tour moved at a fast pace especially at the beginning, but had 3 stops later on where you could get out and see some local sites. Gary led us on our trek and pointed out as many sites as possible. Bus was comfortable. Earl did a great job maneuvering the demolition derby that is Manhattan traffic.
Review by: Nicolette B, September 2015
Enjoyed this tour very friendly guide who new his stuff
Review by: HEIDI P, August 2015
liked this tour, but it was lacking of more recent avengers movies especially in the clips demonstrated or spiderman, or daylights, or other know film.... the guide did a good job pointing after asking questions about it... It had to much tv show in it.... from sex in the city, etc...
Review by: lou, August 2015
Highly recommend.Our tour guide Gary for great!
Review by: Rose W, August 2015
I have went on this tour before and it was fantastic however not so this time! Our guide was a guy called Gary who was obsessed with Ghostbusters and referenced the movie at every available opportunity which was fine to begin with but got a little wearing after two hours. I think this tour could have been great if we had a proper tour guide and not Gary who used the mic on the bus as if he was in a low grade comedy club!
Review by: Margaret T, July 2015
Our tour guide Amadeo was brill and he showed movie clips to back up his stories
Review by: Maureen H, July 2015
One of the highlights of our NYC trip! This is the second time we have done this tour and they add new movies and television shows! Roseanne is professional, funny, enthusiastic and really knows her stuff! Don't miss this great tour!
Review by: david h, June 2015
excellent and very intertaining tour. our guide was great and full of great info. I'd highly recommend this tour
Review by: Gloria K, June 2015
It was great. Our tour guide was very knowledgable, and communicated such very well. I believe his name was Dale. He made the trip perfect.
Review by: Christopher D, June 2015
tour was ok. slighty surprised and disapointed it didnt stop at central park given the amount of films and shows shot there over the years. feel the tour could do with more stops as a lot of it was just by bus and you loose the ability of getting a lot of photos
Review by: Stuart T, June 2015
great tour, Scott was absolutely brilliant ,Front row seats were worth it_br/_
Review by: Andrea, June 2015
This tour was amazing!
Review by: Allen H, June 2015
This tour was amazing!
Review by: TERA, April 2015
This tour was very fun! Great tour guide and interesting facts! Would definitely recommend!
Review by: Aleli T, April 2015
This tour was amazing!
Review by: alisha_dickison, March 2015
The tour guide was great and we were able to watch clips of the movies that filmed at the locations.
Review by: Shelley H, March 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour!
Review by: Susan R, March 2015
My friend and her 15 year old daughter were visiting from CA and only had a long weekend with us. The touron a freezing cold day
Review by: Natalie H, March 2015
Loved it... We saw loads of sights that we would otherwise have missed, and our guide was brilliant!