Best Tours in NYC That Turns Movies Into Real-Life

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New York City has been featured in numerous blockbuster movies and much-awaited series in television. It is a dynamic city which houses magnificent landmarks, financial districts, fine and intelligently constructed architecture and diverse shopping centers that has made it the perfect spot to shoot movies. From hit TV shows like Gossip Girl and Sopranos,  blockbuster hit movies Sex and the City and Breakfast at Tiffany’s to the classical film King Kong, this city has made its mark in the television screen as the most filmed city in the world.

Wouldn’t it be grand if you get to re-live your favorite movies like you were actually a part of it? Take a tour around New York City’s landmarks and famous establishments and experience New York in a unique way!

Sex and the City Tour

 Sex and the City New York from Atif-US photography

Sex and the City New York from Atif-US photography

Almost every woman in the world has heard of this hit-TV show from HBO, Sex and the City. Based in New York and on a novel of the same title, these Big Apple fashionista locals namely Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda have been seen to roam around the city’s establishments in the movie like restaurants, shopping areas, neighborhoods and party centrals. If you’re dying to experience the movie firsthand and live their lavishly lifestyle, then this tour is definitely the choice to make you feel like a Sex and the City movie character.

As you follow the footsteps of Carrie and her friends, this tour will take you to forty different locations and experience events and places like that of the series such as the boutique where Charlotte bought her “Rabbit”, have a drink at Scout owned by Aidan and Steve, see the furniture store where Aidan worked as a designer and all the other sites where scenes of the movie were shot. Also, artists would present themselves as actual characters of the movie to make you feel like you were part of the television screen!

This tour operates on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at eleven in the morning. Departure point starts at fifth avenue and fifty-eighth street by the Pulitzer Fountain in New York City. There will also be four step-off points on your trip. For a 3.5 hour roam and stops to these landmarks, this tour will only cost you $49 per head.

Enjoy a trip around Manhattan like you were the fifth member of Carrie’s circle with this magnificent tour!

To book for this tour, click here.

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TCM Classic Film Tour

 Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast At Tiffany' from thefoxling

Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast At Tiffany’ from thefoxling

Tuner Classic Movies is an American movie-oriented  television channel that features classic theatrical feature films from Warner Bro’s Pictures, Time Warner and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It has been renowned as one of the programs that caters to authentic and high-valued films that make even modern Hollywood artists look up to for admiration and inspiration.

Itineraries for this trip include selections of 60 best movie sites from various classical films featured in TCM. Now, how often do you get to experience a blast from the past with tourist guides to entertain, inform and quiz you with movie trivia? You will surely get a kick out of this!

This trip does not only cater to the movie sites but you will also get to enjoy sightseeing in most of Manhattan’s famous landmarks.

From Lincoln Center to Columbus Circle and the Upper West Side, hop off at Zabar’s which a scene from You’ve Got Mail was shot, the Dakota Building where Hannah and Her Sister Rosemary’s Baby was also filmed, and Central Park where the very first motion picture was made in New York City. Down the east side of Manhattan, you may also stop and take pictures in by the Holly Golighty‘s apartment where a scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s was shot before you visit the site from Woody Allen’s Manhattan such as Sutton Place and Queensboro Bridge. Places like FAO Shwarz, Tiffany’s, The Plaza Hotel, Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center and Grand City Central are also part of your New York trip where the its magnificent views and majestic architecture are sure to convince you that although New York City has changed, it still has the spirit of the classic movies to entertain tourists such as yourself.

This trip operates during Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at mid eleven in the morning. It takes three hours to complete the TCM experience from Broadway and fifty first street for only about $40 per head for adults, $24 for children aged six to nine and would serve as free for those five years old and younger! Wow! That deal is tremendously worth it, don’t you think?

To book for this tour, click here.

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Sopranos Site Tours

 Last time we will ever see Tony Soprano from Mali Mish

Last time we will ever see Tony Soprano from Mali Mish

New York has also been home to Italians who sees the city as their second home. From movies like The Godfather, the Sopranos is similarly an Italian-American cultured movie that talks about the struggle of the mob and mafia-oriented characters as they intertwine home life and life as a mobster. This show, featured on HBO, has been a favorite to all types of viewers worldwide. Its scenes were filmed in, of course, New York City! This tour will cater to an experience where you get to follow the character’s activities along the streets of NYC.

Places like Harrison High School where A.J. dumped pizza boxes to the pool, the diner where Chris was shot, Bada Bing where Big Pussy spoke, Pizzaland and Muffler Man where the opening credits were shot, and the restaurant booth where Tony sat as the show neared to a close among others are sites that you get to visit during this trip and get the feeling that you’re one bad-ass mobster!

Departing from seventh avenue near thirty-ninth street during Saturdays at ten in the morning, this four hour tour will only cost you $48! Trully, you don’t need to be a movie star to experience the perks of visiting places where the mafias go on the Sopranos.

To book for this tour, click here.

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Gossip Girl Sites Tour

Gossip Girl is a recent hit TV series featured in different channels from all over the world. Stylish women, enthusiastic teens and socialites all love to watch this show.

This series is based on a book of the same name follows the lives of the rich kids, heiresses and socialites of the Upper East Side namely Serena Van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, Chuck Bass, Jenny and Dan Humphrey, Nate Archibald, Vanessa Abrams narrated by a one Gossip Girl whose identity was revealed only before it ended. Did I mention that thess characters’ family legacies are real-life renowned Manhattan elites of the city? Amazing isn’t it?

From teenage drama to family disputes and business empires, this show will surely captivate your senses! Filmed at the Upper East Side of New York City, famous boutiques, upscale restaurants and lavish apartments were all featured with shooting this fabulous series. This tour will also make you feel like one of New York’s classy icons.

This trip is your chance to become one of these Manhattan royalties for a day as you get to visit 40 different destination sites where the actual series was shot. From the Grand Central Terminal where Serena returned to the city from her boarding school, Vera Wang Boutique where Blair decided to make her wedding gown, the candy store where Dan helped Vanessa shop to Constance Billard and St. Jude where the characters went to school, Gossip Girl would surely want to post a “spotted” update on you!

Departing fifty-first street and Madison Avenue from ten in the morning on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, this three and a half hour tour will cruise you along one of New York’s lavish neighborhood for only $44! What a deal! Now who said that going to the Upper East Side was supposed to be pricey?

To book for this tour, click here.

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Central Park Horse and Carriage Tour

 Central Park Horse & Carriage from mikeleeorg

Central Park Horse & Carriage from mikeleeorg

Finally, as you finish your movie tours around the city, a ride on a Horse maneuvered carriage is the perfect compliment to end your trip! From movies like Serendipity and Parent Trap, the characters too had a fun ride aboard this unique transportation. The city may be packed with taxi cabs and buses, but what better way to experience taking a romantic trip around the city on a carriage? New York may be an urban jungle but rides like these will make you feel like you were in the olden times transporting in a modern world.

Famous New York landmarks such as the Rockefeller Center, the majestic Empire State Building (featured in When Harry Met Sally and How I Met Your Mother), Central Park (featured in Home Alone) and the iconic Statue of Liberty (featured in X-Men) are some of the places that this trip will cruise along.

Operating at eleven in the morning, twelve noon, one and two in the afternoon, this forty-five minute trip will only cost you about $130 accommodating groups of up to four people.

So what are you waiting for? End that Big Apple trip with a scenic view of the beauty that is New York City.

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