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NYC: 3-Hour Gossip Girl Sites Bus Tour (On Location Tours)

1. NYC: 3-Hour Gossip Girl Sites Bus Tour (On Location Tours)

Led by a local actress, experience a day in the life of Manhattan's elite on this 3 hour tour of the Gossip Girl sites. Written by Cecily Von Ziegesar, the hit TV show is America’s most popular teen drama, starring hot young actors, such as Blake Lively (Serena Van der Woodsen) and Chace Crawford (Nate Archibald). “Hello, Upper East Siders!” is Gossip Girl’s opening line to every episode, and on the Gossip Girl New York Tour, you will feel like Gossip Girl is talking directly to you! More than 40 Manhattan locations have been used in filming the show, and the dedicated “Gossip Girl” tour will let you explore them. Check out the spots where the gossipy characters take on the roles of socialite teenagers in New York City. Take a look at the Upper East Side elite society of sex, drugs, jealousy, and the pressures of the prestigious academic institutions they attend. Pass the Vera Wang boutique where Blair tried on her wedding gown, visit The Empire Hotel, site of Chuck Bass' newest home and business, and pass the candy store where Dan helped Vanessa shop. It’s an ideal tour for fans of the show, as well as for fans of New York’s more glitzy side. Board the bus first with priority seating tickets! Priority seating includes pre-boarding and seating in the first 5 rows near the tour guide. Small private tours are typically 1 hour shorter than public tours.

New York: Classic Film Locations Tour by Bus

2. New York: Classic Film Locations Tour by Bus

Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of your favorite classic films set in New York City, as a local actor guide entertains, informs, and quizzes you with trivia questions on up to 60 filming locations Not only will you get a taste of New York’s film history, you'll receive a great bus tour of Manhattan, visiting neighborhoods rich with the history of the cinema. Discover popular location sites like Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center and the Upper West Side. Hop off at Zabar’s, the well-known market place, featured in “You’ve Got Mail.” Stand outside the famous Dakota Building where Yoko Ono lives, and featured in “Hannah and Her Sisters” and “Rosemary’s Baby.” Cross to the Upper East Side through Central Park, learning about the dozens of films set in the park, including the first motion picture ever made in New York City. Continue down the east side of Manhattan to stop in front of Holly Golightly's apartment from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Venture into hidden neighborhoods, such as Sutton Place for a fantastic view of the Manhattan Bridge, just like in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan.” Some locations have featured in countless films, including the Plaza Hotel, FAO Shwarz, Tiffany’s, Rockefeller Center, and the Empire State Building. End at Grand Central Station, another icon of the movies and Manhattan, to complete your film memorabilia tour.

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An absolute must for all Gossip Girl fans! Our tour guide Natalie was brand new and therefore seemed well prepared and motivated. She entertained us with many facts about the series and there was also a small quiz. We stopped by a lot of locations and even got off at some, like the Met Steps, Grand Central Station or the Empire Hotel. There Natalie always willingly offered to take photos of everyone. The tour was rounded off by two original Laduree macarons per person, which were included in the price. Unfortunately, the weather didn't quite cooperate with our tour, it would certainly have been even better if the weather had been nice! The only point of criticism is that the tour only lasted 2 hours instead of the stated 3 hours, which I found quite a pity considering the price. But all in all definitely recommended!

The bus tour was very nice. Natalie had her first tour and did very well. The group wasn't that big. So it was a comfortable group size

The guide was very interactive. She wanted to ensure that you got all the pics you needed.

Very well! I just wish I had more time to take photos! I had a great time

Our guide was super nice and was able to explain a lot about the spots.