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Private TCM Classic Film Tour provided by On Location Tours

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Private TCM Classic Film Tour

Private TCM Classic Film Tour
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About
See New York City through the eyes of famous directors and actors on a bus tour of the city’s most iconic filming locations. A comfortable coach allows you to pass more than 60 movie settings around Manhattan without breaking a sweat. Your guide points out spots that most people pass without giving a second glance. See places used in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', 'The Seven Year Itch', 'Rosemary's Baby', and more.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See filming locations used in famous TV and movies
  • Watch videos to compare the movie scene with reality
  • Listen to commentary from a local actor
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned coach
What to expect
  • Manhattan has played a starring role in classic movie history and remains one of the world’s most-filmed cities. See the urban set locations made famous by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and other production studios on this fun and informative tour. Make your way to Times Square, where you’ll board a comfortable coach and meet your guide, a local actor and New York film expert. Upgrade to priority seating to sit in the first four rows of the coach.  Drive through Central Park to learn about the many scenes filmed among its verdant paths and gardens, and cross to the West Side to view the building where John Lennon once lived and that was featured in Rosemary’s Baby and Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters. See the subway grate immortalized by Marilyn Monroe in The Seven-Year Itch and Holly Golightly’s apartment from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Along the way, your guide will screen classic movie clips so you can compare footage with views of New York City today. Throughout the 3-hour tour, you’ll see more than 60 film locations, including New York City landmarks like the Plaza Hotel, Rockefeller Center, the FAO Schwartz toy store, and the Empire State Building. Your tour ends at Grand Central Station, which has been featured in scores of films, such as Superman and Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See filming locations used in famous TV and movies
  • Watch videos to compare the movie scene with reality
  • Listen to commentary from a local actor
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned coach
What to expect
  • Manhattan has played a starring role in classic movie history and remains one of the world’s most-filmed cities. See the urban set locations made famous by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and other production studios on this fun and informative tour. Make your way to Times Square, where you’ll board a comfortable coach and meet your guide, a local actor and New York film expert. Upgrade to priority seating to sit in the first four rows of the coach.  Drive through Central Park to learn about the many scenes filmed among its verdant paths and gardens, and cross to the West Side to view the building where John Lennon once lived and that was featured in Rosemary’s Baby and Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters. See the subway grate immortalized by Marilyn Monroe in The Seven-Year Itch and Holly Golightly’s apartment from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Along the way, your guide will screen classic movie clips so you can compare footage with views of New York City today. Throughout the 3-hour tour, you’ll see more than 60 film locations, including New York City landmarks like the Plaza Hotel, Rockefeller Center, the FAO Schwartz toy store, and the Empire State Building. Your tour ends at Grand Central Station, which has been featured in scores of films, such as Superman and Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. 
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2218TCM
Call 800-130-2207
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local actor guide
  • Private Guided tour
  • Entry/Admission - On Location Tours
  • Entry/Admission - TCM Classic Film Tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 208 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, USA Departure Point: Ellen's Stardust Diner in Midtown Address: 1650 Broadway New York, NY 10019 Directions: • Located on the corner of Broadway and 51st Street • Look for a guide holding a blue On Location Tours umbrella and the bus
  • Madison Av & East 43 St, New York, NY 10017, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Limited wheelchair accessibility. Buses are not equipped with wheelchair lifts. Storage is available for foldable wheelchairs. Passengers must be able to get on and off the bus of their own accord. Wheelchairs may be taken out at the stops if desired
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local actor guide
  • Private Guided tour
  • Entry/Admission - On Location Tours
  • Entry/Admission - TCM Classic Film Tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 208 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, USA Departure Point: Ellen's Stardust Diner in Midtown Address: 1650 Broadway New York, NY 10019 Directions: • Located on the corner of Broadway and 51st Street • Look for a guide holding a blue On Location Tours umbrella and the bus
  • Madison Av & East 43 St, New York, NY 10017, USA
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Madison Av & East 43 St, New York, NY 10017, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Limited wheelchair accessibility. Buses are not equipped with wheelchair lifts. Storage is available for foldable wheelchairs. Passengers must be able to get on and off the bus of their own accord. Wheelchairs may be taken out at the stops if desired
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    208 W 51st St
    208 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Departure Point: Ellen's Stardust Diner in Midtown Address: 1650 Broadway New York, NY 10019 Directions: • Located on the corner of Broadway and 51st Street • Look for a guide holding a blue On Location Tours umbrella and the bus
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  • 1
    On Location Tours
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    TCM Classic Film Tour
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    FAO Schwarz
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Rockefeller Center
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Central Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    The Dakota
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Zabar's
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Grand Central Terminal
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 10
    Queensboro Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
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4.5
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Richard T
Temple, TX2 contributions
Great TCM tour with Sarah!
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had a wonderful time on our tour. Sarah was very knowledgeable and friendly. A week later, we're still talking about our tour. Highly recommended!
Written 19 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

August A
Virginia Beach, VA58 contributions
The tour was informational and the guide was well informed
Dec 2019
Enjoyed the tour very much. It was informational and our guide was very nice. It was a pleasant and quiet change from all the holiday crowds in mid-town. The one draw back was that the windows of the bus were not too clean, making it difficult to see at times
Written 24 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marianne L
3 contributions
TCM Classic tour
Oct 2019 • Friends
Jason our guide was great. We had a fun time checking out classic film locations. Its also a fun look at Manhattan.
Written 1 November 2019
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Carrie Specht
1 contribution
TCM ala NYC
Oct 2019
Overall, the tour was a good one. Although, it was not something for someone who already knows NYC. Having previously lived in the city for 4 years, it was a bit underwhelming. Although the guide was extremely charming.
Written 28 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

D W
Rockton, IL5 contributions
Very knowledable tour guide
Oct 2019
We’re big classic movie fans. Big roomy comfortable bus picked us up in central location. Made many stops to get out and pullovers to view locations. Little video clips were played to compare current locale with the film. Jason the guide was terrific, very personable, and knew so much info on different movies, AND was happy to answer all the questions. Glad to be on the bus due to rain. With New York traffic you’ll never cover ALL the great spots in 3hrs, they did a great job cramming in ass much as they could. We went on the TCM cruise afterward, this was a great addition. Thank you Jason for a great time.
Written 27 October 2019
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Jenn B
Buford, GA22 contributions
A great tour for the entire family
Oct 2019
I have taken a previous tour from this company and it was fabulous. For this tour, I bought my husband, 15 yr old daughter, and my parents. It was perfect! We got to see so many sights - many we would never have known what was without the tour. Everyone enjoyed it! My husband loved getting fresh bread from Zabar's. Jason is very knowledgeable about NYC and was able to answer all our questions. I look forward to taking future tours with On Location Tours!
Written 21 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for the review!
Written 23 October 2019
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TravelinGal09
Georgia2 contributions
Disappointing - Not worth it
Sep 2019
Tour guide Sarah was nice but, overall, this was just disappointing. Not as advertised. Boring. Not worth the cost.
The big red bus unavailable due to "mechanical issues" but I think because we had a smaller group, they went with a smaller vehicle. That meant no restroom on the (now) van, poor visibility due to the big bulkhead in the van. It also meant one of the stops was spent standing in line at Starbucks to use the restroom--pretty ridiculous.
We made a few stops for photo ops but skipped others when no one spoke up to say they wanted to have a "moment" at a particular stop. Missing the Empire State Building because of some traffic thing was a major bummer. (A traffic thing? It's NYC--there's always a traffic thing!)
And the tour ended about 30 minutes early! Surely there was time to see something else!
Lots of modern movies/TV mentioned because they were shot where we were (and tour guide seem enamored of them) but this was the TURNER CLASSIC MOVIE tour so we really didn't give a rip about that stuff.
Paying extra to sit up front wasn't worth it. Buying (in advance) their flimsy tote bag wasn't worth it. Planning a weekend in NYC with this as our main outing SO wasn't worth it.
Do yourself a favor: Watch TCM. Skip this tour. If you wanna see NYC, go for it on one of those hop on/hop off tour buses with open-air seating on top. I wish we had!
Written 3 October 2019
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marykay2015
Parkton, Maryland, United States9 contributions
If you love classic movies and NYC, do NOT miss this tour!!
Sep 2019
This was a wonderful tour and a great way to spend the day in NYC. Jason was our tour guide and he was outstanding. He knew the locations, their significance, the fun facts, and the backstory to each place. He also knew his way around New York, which was extremely important, because there is always something (a parade or VIP visitor) that closes a road or two, forcing a quick reconfiguration of the route. Between our fantastic guide Jason and our amazing driver Kim, they knew how to go with the flow and never miss a beat.
Written 28 September 2019
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katrat62
Buckinghamshire47 contributions
Lovely!
Sep 2019 • Couples
After a very late start (45 mins) - I really felt Jason would have his work cut out getting me back on side. Thankfully it was a brilliant tour and Jason did a fab job and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Even if you are not that into movies, you will still enjoy the tour of NYC.
Written 25 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Barbara W
1 contribution
TCM NYC Bus Tour
Aug 2019 • Family
Jason was an awesome tour guide!
Very knowledgable & friendly.
The stop at Zabar's was a big treat.
We didn't have much traffic.
The weather was perfect!
Written 1 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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