TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City, NY

On Location Tours59th St between 5th Avenue & 6th Avenue (yellow subway line)New York, NY 10018
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Overview

Offered by On Location Tours, the TCM Classic Film Tour features a one-of-a-kind experience sightseeing in the Big Apple—the most filmed city in the world. Guests can enjoy a guided tour with great photo ops in more than 60 different film locations, including Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, the Upper West Side, Central Park, Queensboro Bridge, Grand Central Terminal and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Guided tour featuring more than 60 film locations.
  • See the Empire State Building, featured in King Kong.
  • Take pictures where Marilyn Monroe’s skirt flew up in The Seven Year Itch.
  • Tour length: approximately 3 hours.
  • Pick-up location: In front of Ellen’s Stardust Diner (on the corner of 51st St & Broadway).
  • Drop-off location: Grand Central Station.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.
  • Tour guides will be holding a BLUE UMBRELLA at all departure points.
  • Bring a camera.

Description

from TCM Classic Film Tour
Take a trip through the reel New York.
Featuring over 40 locations.

• See the Empire State Building, featured in King Kong.
• Shop at the market showcased in Manhattan and You’ve Got Mail.
• Take pictures where Marilyn Monroe’s skirt flew up in The Seven Year Itch.
• Go on location to Grand Central Terminal, seen in North by Northwest and Superman.
• Match Central Park filming locations to movie clips from Thomas Edison Shorts to Ghostbusters.

Hop on this 3-hour bus tour with Turner Classic Movies and On Location Tours for this one-of-a-kind sightseeing tour of the Big Apple and explore the most filmed city in the world! Not only will you get a taste of New York film history, but you'll also receive a great sightseeing tour of Manhattan. By bus, we'll take you to neighborhoods rich with history, where some of the most iconic films of all time were made.

Tours take place on luxury coach buses, which are air-conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter. Buses are equipped with onboard restrooms.

Meeting point: Ellen’s Stardust Diner located at 51st and Broadway.


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J6357YAdonnap
Brighton, Colorado
"When Harry Met Seinfeld with Max Brand"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 22, 2019 NEW
What a wonderful experience. I was traveling by myself and found this was a perfect experience for me. Our guide, Max, offered to take pictures of myself as well as others in the group. The information at each site and the stops along the way were exciting .
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Dregarcia23
"Better than Hamilton"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 22, 2019 NEW
This was my first time in NY and this was easily the highlight of my visit, and I saw Hamilton the night before :p Chris was and excellent guide, funny and knowledgeable and just a great guy. 5/5 would recommend to any nerd visiting NY.
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maiteo2006
Tampa, Florida
"First time in NY"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2019 NEW
We enjoyed our When Harry met Sally tour and Benji was entertaining and knowledgeable. Great way to see the upper side of the City too. I will say- make a note that when you stop at Cafe Lola be sure to have cash if you don’t want to spend more than $10 on a pastry. Also, the workers were highly annoyed with our group because we created a line inside the restaurant verses out side on the stairs. Cafe Lola was neat but customer service was less to be desired.
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bookingninja
Oakland, California
"Fantastic tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 20, 2019 NEW
Disclaimer: I'm not a diehard Sex in the City fan. I enjoy the show, but never watched it religiously (or cultishly) like many who were on the tour. But even as a general enthusiast (and a male), I would highly recommend this tour and was entertained from start to finish. Our guide, Elyse, was an encyclopedia of Sex in the City info. Almost scary how much she knows - but maybe that's common of true devotees? Anyhow, she was ridiculously fun. Witty. Energetic. And injected the perfect amount of crude banter that mirrored the humor on the show. All in all - it was a great afternoon. I've never taken a bus tour, but this was a ton of fun and added nice spin to seeing some iconic NY sites.
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bamasonja
Saint Louis, Missouri
"Sex and the City Hotspot tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 20, 2019 NEW
Lou Matthews was AMAZING!! Great tour-fun, comfortable, engaging, and entertaining. She did an amazing job integrating the sites with the show as well as giving insider info on actors and locations. Very knowledgeable.
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Frequently Asked Questions about TCM Classic Film Tour

What type of ticket should I buy if I'm bringing a very young child?
If a child is age five or younger and will be sitting on your lap during the entire tour, you do not need to purchase a ticket for them. If they will be requiring a seat, however, you will need to purchase a Child ticket.

Where does the tour end?
The tour ends at Grand Central Station.

Are we on the bus the whole tour?
Absolutely not. The tour takes place on a coach bus since the locations are spread out all around Manhattan. But we get off the bus at a number of locations along the way, giving you the opportunity to experience the locations and take pictures. Whenever you leave the bus, it is with the tour guide. The tour includes a mix of on-the-bus viewings of locations and stops to get off the bus to explore, all woven into the story of how they relate to the movies that have portrayed them.

What exact locations do we visit?
The exact itinerary and route of the tour varies somewhat from tour to tour, so we can't say ahead of time exactly which locations will be visited on a specific tour.

Is there ever a circumstance when a location is omitted from the tour?
While it is extremely rare, we do sometimes need to skip or modify certain locations that usually are part of the tour. Since the tour is visiting real-life locations all around Manhattan, the tour's itinerary can sometimes be impacted by traffic conditions, store hours, etc. On Location Tours assumes no liability or responsibility for: traffic conditions, access to sites, or other conditions beyond its control.

Should I tip the tour guide?
Gratuities are not included in the price of the tour ticket. A tip for exemplary service is always appreciated, but never required.

Is this a good sightseeing tour?
Yes. The tour travels through much of Manhattan while highlighting the specific movie locations that are the tour's focus. As a result, families and friends often find this tour an ideal way to tour the city.

Are food and drink included on the tour? Can I bring my own?
While food and drinks are not included in the cost of the tour, we do make a quick stop at Zabar's on the Upper West Side where you can purchase a snack using cash or a credit card. In addition, please 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. Alcohol is completely prohibited on the bus.

Are the tours conducted in English only?
Yes, but since so much of the tour is visual, however, visitors from around the world have enjoyed the tour just the same!

What type of bus is used?
The tour is conducted on a closed coach bus. It is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer.

Is there assigned seating on the bus?
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.

Is there a bathroom on the bus?
Almost all of the buses used on the New York TV and Movie Tour have bathrooms.

Are the buses handicapped accessible?
Yes, but you need to contact On Location Tours directly before booking your tickets to arrange a wheelchair accessible bus, if needed. Buses are equipped with on-board restrooms. Buses are not equipped with lap or shoulder belts or harnesses. 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. The wheelchair lifts can accommodate up to approximately 600 pounds total. However, 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.

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 video at our numerous stops along the way.

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.