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New York City: Private Central Park Pedicab Tour

1. New York City: Private Central Park Pedicab Tour

One of New York City's most celebrated sights, Central Park, is a vast green space plum in the heart of Manhattan. With this private pedicab tour you are guaranteed to see more of this oasis than possible on foot. As you travel you will be regaled in stories of the park's highlights, such as the Bethesda Fountain and Strawberry Fields, John Lennon's memorial. You knowledgable guide is bound to provide you with extra information you might miss if you were doing it alone. There will be more than fifty highlights throughout this experience, which include historical landmarks, movie locations, celebrity apartments, and much more. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be dropped off at either the Rockefeller Center, Times Square, or the Fifth Avenue Shops.

New York City: Central Park Guided Pedicab Tour

2. New York City: Central Park Guided Pedicab Tour

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of New York City with an hour-long pedicab tour in Central Park. Cruise around the park, discovering its history and significance in the city. Your guide will provide historical information and fun facts about the iconic park. See the oldest carousel in the city, Strawberry Fields and Dakota building, Bow bridge, Pilgrim Hill, amongst other places of historical significance.  For movie lovers, spot some filming locations from famous movies and TV series. See the Bridge from the movie Elf, Bethseda Fountain featured in Home Alone 2, and the remote control boats from Stuart Little. Capture your celebrity moments with numerous photo opportunities the famous spots you will see.

New York City: The Sopranos Filming Locations Bus Tour

3. New York City: The Sopranos Filming Locations Bus Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Tony and family on a 4-hour journey into New Jersey to view the sights from the HBO series The Sopranos. From Fr. Phil's Parish, to the booth where Tony sat on the last episode, it covers the major locations used in the filming of the iconic series. Depart from mid-town Manhattan and whisk your way by luxury coach through “Sopranoland” in New Jersey. The tour guides are professional actors that have appeared as stand-ins or extras on the show, and they will share little-known facts and behind-the-scenes info. Covering more than 40 locations, see where the mob hangs out, and go inside Bada Bing. Visit the spot where Big Pussy spoke with the FBI, and the high school where A.J. dumped pizza boxes in the pool. This tour is a great idea for bachelor parties in New York or New Jersey, and for all fans of the Sopranos series. You might even want to package it together with a dinner in Little Italy! Board the bus first with our 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.

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

4. 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 tour of the Gossip Girl sites led by a local actress. Written by Cecily Von Ziegesar, the hit TV show is America’s most popular teen drama, starring young actors like Blake Lively and Chace Crawford. “Hello, Upper East Siders!” is Gossip Girl’s opening line to every episode, and on this 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 fans of New York’s more glitzy side. Board the bus first with priority seating tickets that include 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 City: Central Park Private Horse and Carriage Tour

5. New York City: Central Park Private Horse and Carriage Tour

Admire Central Park's iconic highlights on a guided tour in a horse and carriage. Stop for photos and hear interesting facts behind some of New York City's beloved sights, including the Bethesda Fountain and Cherry Hill Plaza. After meeting your guide, begin your horse-drawn tour of Central Park. See the Ice Rink, Fifth Avenue, and the Plaza Hotel, where Kevin stays in "Home Alone 2." As you ride, listen to the history and trivia behind the monuments from your guide. Make a stop at the iconic Bethesda Fountain and take incredible pictures with the fountain as your backdrop. Continue to Cherry Hill Plaza for another stop to explore the famous "Bow Bridge" and "San Remo" towers. Marvel at "Billionaire's Row" and see the Strawberry Fields memorial to John Lennon. Then, head toward the south end of the park and admire the famous buildings on the Upper West Side as well as "Tavern on the Green" restaurant. Finish your tour at the departure point.

New York City: Gangsters and Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

6. New York City: Gangsters and Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

Take a two-hour guided walking tour through some of NYC's most famous neighborhoods and discover their stories of gangsters and ghosts from the city’s past. The Five Points, Chinatown, Little Italy, and Greenwich Village were known as the vice districts during the 1920s and 30s. See the places where gangsters such as John Gotti and Lucky Luciano used to party, make deals, and carry out threats. Visit haunted locations and old crime scenes on a tour led by historians. Spooky tales of the ghosts and gangsters of NYC's streets will be shared along the way. Stop at The Five Points, known for hosting New York's most infamous gangs, Chinatown's "Blood Alley," haunted houses of the West Village, and the many restaurants where mafia murders occurred in Little Italy. Go inside the Godfather-featured Basilica of St Patrick. The tour is family friendly with frequent stops.

NYC: Bus Tour to Superhero Film Locations

7. NYC: Bus Tour to Superhero Film Locations

Don’t miss the chance to see New York City’s best filming locations of your favorite comic book heroes from Spider-Man, Superman, Jessica Jones and more on The Super Tour of NYC. On this super guided sightseeing bus tour, see over 40 locations featured in your favorite super-powered TV shows and movies. Together with your tour guide, discover the most filmed city in the world. Start your adventure in the heart of New York City, Times Square which has been featured in Spider-Man, Captain America, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the Incredible Hulk TV series. Continue your journey heading downtown, where you will see great sites such as the Chrysler building, the iconic Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park. Drive through unique and cultured neighborhoods like the Lower East Side, Chinatown and see the historical buildings in the Financial District. Finally, stop at Battery Park to see Lady Liberty herself, which was featured in X-men and Superman: The Movie. After the tour, grab a bite to eat or hop-on the Staten Island Ferry, which Spider-Man tries to hold together in Spider-Man: Homecoming. So put on your capes, grab your shields and be prepared to save New York City with over 40 locations featured on this tour.

New York City: Gossip Girl Tour

8. New York City: Gossip Girl Tour

Take a 2-hour Gossip Girl Pedicab Tour in New York City, that's a perfect activity for fans of the book series or TV show. See locations from the series and feel like one of the show’s characters, such as Blair Waldorf, Chuck Bass, or Serena van der Woodsen. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to check out all of the different landmarks and filming hotspots that you remember from Gossip Girl. Take in the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, where Chuck and Blair got married. Visit the Met steps, where Blair often had lunch with her minions, and the Pond, where she and Dorota fed ducks. View Chuck’s Empire Hotel and the Pulitzer Fountain, where Blair and Serena had their photo shoot.

NYC: One World Observatory and World Trade Center Tour

9. NYC: One World Observatory and World Trade Center Tour

Your 2-hour tour begins at St. Peter’s Church, where families and friends came to pray, offer support, and await news in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. See the hand-drawn cards and memorials, personal memorabilia, and photographs that are still hanging here. Continue on to sites you may have missed if you were visiting on your own. With a local guide leading the way, you’ll see special spots away from the major landmarks. At the 9/11 Memorial, your guide will show you the Twin Reflecting Pools, built in the footprints of the World Trade Center and engraved with the names of every victim. Hear about the staff who place a single rose on the name of each victim on their birthday. Visit the Fireman’s Memorial to pay tribute to those brave men and women who worked around the clock after the attacks. See the Survivor’s Tree, a single tree which miraculously survived the attacks and was nursed back to health by New Yorkers, as a symbol of their enduring strength. The highlight of your tour comes at the end with a visit to the brand new One World Observatory. With pre-reserved tickets your visit is guaranteed regardless of the how large the crowds are. There’s not much explanation needed here so your guide will leave you for an independent visit. Inside the lobby, you’ll find videos about the production of this incredible structure and of the men and women who built it. After the visit you’ll board a skypod for a trip through time and space. Created in association with Universal Studios, the special skypod elevators are covered inside with LCD screens, on which you will watch the changing face of New York from the 1600s to today while ascending 102 floors in just 42 seconds. Disembark at the top of 1 World Tower for incredible panoramic views over the city.

NYC: Manhattan TV and Movie Bus Tour with Actor Guide

10. NYC: Manhattan TV and Movie Bus Tour with Actor Guide

Ever wanted to be a movie star? Learn the tricks of the trade from a professional actor/actress who'll guide you through Manhattan’s many filming locations.  Make your way to Ellen’s Stardust Diner to begin your day behind the scenes. Jump on the bus with your actor/actress tour guide and listen to their stories about what it’s really like to work on set.  Take the opportunity to get off the bus for photo opportunities. Try to recreate famous scenes from movies and tv, stopping at various filming locations in Manhattan.

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My daughters (14 and 16) and I had an excellent experience. We really enjoyed our guide John. He was very knowledgeable, funny and an excellent photographer. The best pictures from our weekend trip were taken by John. Highly recommend this experience and request John. 10/10!

Fantastic experience, tour guide was both entertaining and informative... better way to explore NYC without the tweed jacket and leather elbow patches. We enjoyed our day. Thank-you to our guide Chris, and Mike the skilled coach driver.

We booked for the hour tour and our guide was brilliant. He explained and showed us all the key sites on the tour and took loads of photos of us.

Great to look around all of the filming locations, specially Holstens and Bada Bing. Stefan was very knowledgable about the show.

Brilliant trip tour guid amazing and took us to all the main sights