Superheroes of New York: 2-Hour Guided Tour

4.7 / 5

95 reviews

Superheroes of New York: 2-Hour Guided Tour

From $35 per person

Take an in-depth look into the superhero and comics world in a way that only New York City can deliver. Check out iconic superhero movie sites and see where the writers and artists created your favorite characters on this 2-hour guided tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of some of your favorite comic book characters
  • See the sites where your favorite superhero movies were filmed
  • Visit iconic New York City landmarks and learn why they are important in comic book lore
Full description
Learn where Batman was saved from being canceled and how Kryptonite was created and visit the site where Christopher Reeve first flew as Superman. See where The Avengers left a keepsake for the city of New York. Get a unique and unforgettable view into the comic book industry and the characters that make it extraordinary. Your 2-hour tour starts in front of the Headquarters of the United Nations and as you walk down 42nd Street, you’ll see the Green Goblins apartment, go inside the Daily News building and stop at a bar where some of comics’ greatest artists used to hang out. Check out the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal and the site where Stark Tower is supposed to be located. As you take a left down Park Avenue, you’ll be walking along historic Publishers Row. See where some of the world’s most iconic comics were first created and the offices of Will Eisner and Bob Kane. You guide will point out where TV shows like Gotham and Netflix’s Daredevil were filmed, where the first man to play superman lived, and much more. Have a fun walk, see great sites, hear amazing stories and discuss the history of all the characters that made you to believe a man could fly!
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

United Nations, corner of 1st Avenue and 42nd Street

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 95 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5
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Rory was a great tour guide!! Really enjoyed learning more about DC and Marvel comics! Got to see some really great sights of New York and it was plenty of walking but well worth it!! My husband and I are from Alabama, where we drive everywhere and Rory kept looking behind to make sure we were keeping up! Would definitely recommend this walking tour to everyone!

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January 11, 2020

If you are a Superhero fan then this is a great way to tour a little part of NYC and see some great movie/comic book landmarks. Our guide, Patrick, was amazingly knowledgeable and entertaining - so much so that even my 7 year old didn’t moan about the 2.5 hours of walking. Would highly recommend.

December 31, 2019

We had a great experience with James, our host. It started when we were running a minute late and he called to make sure we were alright. He then gave a very interesting and engaging tour and was VERY knowledgeable about the subject matter. He made the 2 hours pass too quickly and left us wanting more. He even entertained my random thoughts on the Hickman X-Men reboot. This is a great tour covering over 80 years of comics history with some very interesting facts. He even includes general New York history to engage those who are just on the tour to support their comic addicted friend or family member. It's definitely a tour worth taking.

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November 17, 2019

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