On Location Tours

On Location Tours, the Concierge Choice Award Winner for Sightseeing and Tours, is one of the world’s largest TV and movie tour companies. Come escape reality and have an “on location” vacation with On Location Tours. Follow in the footsteps of your favorite TV & movie characters on one of the East Coast’s hottest tourist attractions.  Guided by local actors and actresses who have appeared on TV and movie sets, On Location Tours offers the most unique and only TV and movie-themed bus tours and walking tours in New York City.

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What you’ll do

The aim of On Location Tours is to allow people the opportunity to straddle fiction and reality, letting them feel as though they are part of the TV show or movie, ultimately bringing them closer to the characters themselves. We offer a new and exciting way to see the most filmed city in the world with our distinctive New York sightseeing tours. With On Location Tours, you’ll go behind the scenes of your favorite shows and movies – we give a whole new meaning to the term “site seeing!” See our list of tours below:

  • Sex & the City Hotspots Tour
  • NYC TV & Movie Tour
  • NYC TV & Movie Tour (Español)
  • Gossip Girl Sites Tour
  • Sopranos Sites Tour
  • The Super Tour of NYC: Heroes! Comics! More!
  • TCM Classic Film Tour
  • Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour (seasonal)
  • Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour (available in Chinese, French, German and Spanish)
  • When Harry Met Seinfeld Tour
  • East Village TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour

Plan your visit

Arrange a custom bus or private limo tour for your next corporate event, bachelorette party, school field trip, or other group event! We offer private tour variations of all our flagship tours:

Have additional questions regarding our group offers? E-mail [email protected] and our sales team will be happy to assist you!

Where is it

Meeting Sites are in Midtown Manhattan and are provided at the time of booking.

Hours & Schedule

Does your group want to meet new people and interact with all the other TV & movie fans that take our tours? Then join one of our public tours!

Click here to view our public tours, then simply select the tour your group is interested in joining to view the hours and schedule!

Things to keep in mind

If the tour is sold out, is there a waiting list?

  • No, On Location Tours does not keep a waiting list for our tours. Tours usually sell out, and often well in advance, so please make sure to purchase your tickets far in advance, especially if you have limited time availability.

What type of bus is used?

  • The tour is conducted on an enclosed coach bus. It is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer.

Are the buses equipped with seatbelts?

  • Buses are not equipped with lap or shoulder belts or harnesses.

Are the buses handicapped accessible?

  • We are committed to providing accessible tours to persons with disabilities and are able to provide accessible vehicles for passengers with mobility impairments.
  • Notice of the need for an accessible vehicle at least 24 hours in advance is strongly recommended so as to guarantee the timely provision of an accessible vehicle. Contact On Location Tours directly before booking your tickets to arrange a wheelchair accessible bus, if needed. To do this, please email [email protected].
  • The wheelchair lifts can accommodate up to approximately 600 pounds total.
  • If you will be using a fold-up wheelchair and will be traveling with someone who can provide assistance on and off the bus, you do not need to inform us ahead of time as all of our buses have room in the luggage compartment to store it.

My group is going on one of your public tours and would like to sit together. Is there assigned seating on the bus?

  • Priority seating offers guaranteed assigned seating in the first four rows of the bus. There is an additional charge for Priority Seating. Otherwise, seating is first come, first serve. If you have a number of people in your party that want to sit together, you should make sure to arrive 15-20 minutes early. Guests that arrive late or right at the starting time are much more likely to have to split up their group.

Are cameras allowed on the tour?

  • Yes. While photography and filming are not allowed on the bus portion of the tour, there are some great spots for taking photos and videos at our numerous stops along the way. You may take photos out the window at the various locations your guide is highlighting.

Are food and drink included on the tour? Can I bring my own?

  • No food or drinks are served on the tour, but you can feel free to bring something of your own if it is neat and you’re sure to remove all garbage from the bus at the end of the tour.
  • There may be a few quick stops where you can grab something during the tour.
  • Alcohol is completely prohibited on the bus.

Can I take a stroller or luggage on the tour?

  • The tour is conducted on a coach bus, so limited storage space is available. Please keep in mind that there will be several stops of up to 15-20 minutes each where we will be leaving the bus. If you are not comfortable leaving your belongings on the bus during this time, you might want to reconsider bringing them.