On Location Tours, New York

On Location Tours operates over a dozen guided tours that take participants to the New York City sites where their favorite TV shows and movies were shot. Whether you’ve dreamed of visiting the locations where they filmed The Sopranos, longed to see the diner where the Seinfeld gang shared so many meals, or just want to stroll through Central Park while learning more its rich cinematic history, there’s an On Location Tours experience that’s perfect for you.

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History of On Location Tours

On Location Tours was founded by Georgette Blau in 1999. Blau was inspired to launch her venture when she was only 24 years old, after moving to New York and realizing that her first apartment in the city was located near where legendary sitcom The Jeffersons was set. On Location Tours began with a single van, driver, and Blau as the tour guide. Today, On Location Tours serves over 100,000 customers each year, and has branches in New York City and Boston.

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What’s to with On Location Tours, New York

The many tours offered by On Location Tours include show-specific tours on popular programs like The SopranosGossip GirlSex and the City, as well as tours that focus on movie genres like Romantic Comedies or Superhero Blockbusters. Prices vary depending on the tour in question, and private group outings are available upon request.

The Central Park TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour combines a stroll through one of the world’s most famous public parks with a stop at some 40 different spots where various TV shows and movies were filmed. This popular walking tour lasts two hours, and along the way you’ll see locations where your favorite scenes from The AvengersElfEnchantedHome Alone 2Breakfast at Tiffany’sLaw & Order: SVU, and more were shot.

The NYC TV & Movie Tour is a guided sightseeing bus tour that usually lasts anywhere from two-and-a-half to three hours. As you wind your way through neighborhoods like Chelsea, SoHo, Tribeca, and Greenwich Village, you’ll see approximately 60 New York City locations that have been featured in famous TV shows and movies such as FriendsGhostbustersThe Office, and more. Occasional stops let you hop off the bus and snag that perfect picture.

On Location’s When Harry Met Seinfeld Tour focuses on those movies and TV shows that have been filmed in New York City north of Times Square. This two-hour bus tour is a great option for those individuals who want to see such New York City landmarks as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts while getting to know more about the sites where SeinfeldGossip GirlPitch PerfectThe Nanny, and more took place.

The Friends Apartment Building

Tips for Touring with On Location Tours, New York

  • On Location Tours is included on several money saving tourist passes including the New York Pass, Go NY All-Inclusive Pass, NY Explorer Pass and NY Sightseeing Pass.
  • On Location Tours often sell out, especially during peak tourist season, so when in doubt, buy your tickets as far in advance as possible. That’s the best way to guarantee the day and time slot that works best for your ideal plans.
  • Unlike many other bus tour companies, On Location Tours does permit food and drink on their vehicles. They ask only that you keep things tidy, clean up after yourself, and dispose of all garbage when departing the bus.
  • If you’ll be requiring a wheelchair-accessible bus, On Location Tours needs 24-hours’ notice in order to make the necessary logistical arrangements. Contact On Location Tours via e-mail for more information.
  • Children under the age of five years old do not need a tour ticket, and may board the On Location bus for free. However, On Location Tours doesn’t guarantee their seating, which means if the bus fills up, your little one may be required to sit on your lap (unless you’ve actually purchased them their own ticket).