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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

TCM Classic Film Tour of New York

See the real-life set of dozens of classic movies on this NYC film tour. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, a local actor, see more than 60 filming locations featured in the productions of Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and other studios, including ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ ‘Manhattan,’ and ‘The Seven-Year Itch.’ Learn interesting New York movie trivia and stop at many locations along the way. View clips from classic movies aboard a comfortable touring coach so you can compare and contrast old Hollywood footage with modern-day Manhattan.


  • 3-hour tour of famous film locations in New York City
  • Admire top New York attractions including the Empire State Building, Central Park and Grand Central Terminal
  • View clips from classic films and see how New York has changed since they were filmed
  • See filming locations from films such as Breakfast at Tiffany's, You’ve Got Mail, Ghostbusters and The Seven-Year Itch
  • Learn more about your favorite films and New York City from your guide, a local actor
  • Stop for photos at selected filming locations and test your knowledge with movie trivia quizzes!
  • Upgrade to priority seating for better views of your favorite film sites

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You don't have to be a film buff to love this tour. You get to see famous Manhattan landmarks and film clips that show how New York has changed over the years. It's a fascinating way to get to know this storied city!

What You Can Expect

TCM Classic Film Tour of New York

See Grand Central Terminal, the film site of many classic movies

Manhattan has played a starring role in classic movie history and remains one of the world’s most-filmed cities. See the urban set locations made famous by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and other production studios on this fun and informative tour. Make your way to Times Square, where you’ll board a comfortable coach and meet your guide, a local actor and New York film expert. Upgrade to priority seating to sit in the first four rows of the coach. 

Drive through Central Park to learn about the many scenes filmed among its verdant paths and gardens, and cross to the West Side to view the building where John Lennon once lived and that was featured in Rosemary’s Baby and Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters. See the subway grate immortalized by Marilyn Monroe in the The Seven-Year Itch and Holly Golightly’s apartment from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Along the way, your guide will screen classic movie clips so you can compare footage with views of New York City today.

Throughout the 3-hour tour, you’ll see more than 60 film locations, including New York City landmarks like the Plaza Hotel, Rockefeller Center, the FAO Schwartz toy store, and the Empire State Building. Your tour ends at Grand Central Station, which has been featured in scores of films, such as Superman and Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Loved the tour! Guide Josh? was very knowledgable and kept us entertained even in traffic. It makes me want to take the TCM cruise!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Despite being rerouted from our original tour because of the Pope's visit to NYC, the TV/Movie tour we did attend was great fun, our host with the most Gary, gave us everything we needed to know about the various places and buildings we passed along the way, he even supplied some cheeky treats for any questions asked or answered.

Thoroughly enjoyable, especially for those of us visiting for the first time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Was great and the guide was super knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Awesome tour, Jason was great.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

Pretty good, guide was nice and knowledgeable. Never sent Tshirts he promised to send. Not sure about that, trivia contest was a little sketchy and rules changed. Tour interesting. Bus had bathroom, great for our large group

1 star rating: I do not recommend this March 2014

The tour was ok, but we thought it would have more places to see and would have liked to have seen the places we drove passed and missed.

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and you can see he embraced and loved the movies. The only thing we would criticize is that when the guide was going through the ´up and coming´ points of interests and because he was too busy chatting about work and films with the other guests on the bus, we passed them!! It´s a shame, as we would have liked to have seen them. This may not be important to the guide or the other guests on the bus, but it meant a lot to us.

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