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Comic-Con fans are in for a treat with this fabulous tour of New York City visiting the sites where your favourite comic book heroes saved the day! This wonderfully unique tour is bought to you by On Location Tours who also operate a wide range of other tours for fans of various genres, films and series.
About 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. They are also the only company operating in multiple cities with tours currently running in both New York and Boston. Their tours feature sights from the absolute classics as well as the hottest and newest releases from the big and small screen alike. The business was founded in 1999 by Georgette Blau and has fast become a must-do attraction on the East Coast, taking 100,000 tourists and locals annually to see the sights of their favourite shows and films.
Most of the tours are by bus and last around 3 hours making 3-4 scheduled stops per tour. You can also book a private tour though a lot of people prefer the camaraderie that comes with your fellow fans on the bus! Your tour guides are also fellow fans and are in equal part knowledgeable and hilarious!
The Super Tour of NYC
Huge with Comic-Con regulars, this is THE tours where superheroes come to life in New York City! Tour the sites where sensational comic book heroes from The Avengers, Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, Jessica Jones had their most epic of moments. Popular with both Comic-Con regulars and casual comic book fans, the behind-the-scenes look at many of the most incredible adventures makes for an excellent day out!
The tour visits over 40 of New York City’s best filming locations with some of the many highlights including the NY Daily News Building used in Superman; the Flatiron Building from the Spider-Man movies; the site the Battle of New York took place in The Avengers and the New York Stock Exchange where Batman fights Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.
Top tip: this is a VERY popular tour so but sure you book your tickets in advance so you don’t miss out!
As well as the superheroes tour, the sites of several top TV series and popular films are also featured. There are more generic tours based on classic films like the TCM Classic Film Tour. Try the NYC TV & Movie Tour to cover all your bases or tour by location with the Central Park TV & Movie Sites. And if you’re feeling festive, there’s nothing quite like The Holiday Lights & Movie Sites tour no matter what the time of year! You can also take a Sopranos Sites tour or the When Harry Met Seinfeld Tour.
Gossip Girl Sites Tour
One of the other most popular tours visits the locations of one of America’s most popular television dramas: Gossip Girl. Walk in the footsteps of your favourite hot young actors; Blake Lively (Serena van der Woodsen), Leighton Meester (Blair Waldorf), Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass), and Chace Crawford (Nate Archibald). Hop on the guided bus tour and become a member of the elite society as featured in Gossip Girl. Pose for pics on the Met Steps like a young socialite living in Manhattan! Visit their schools, the Vera Wang boutique where Blair tried on her wedding gown; Dylan’s Candy Bar where Dan helped Vanessa shop for Nate; The Empire Hotel, site of Chuck Bass’ newest home and business; Henri Bendel where Blair and Serena shop and there’s even a visit to Grand Central Terminal where Serena appeared in the very first episode when she came back to the Big Apple.
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