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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

The Superhero Walking Tour of New York

Visit the New York City film locations from major Hollywood blockbusters like ‘Batman’ and ‘Spider-Man,’ as well as real-life comic locations, on this guided, 2-hour superhero walking tour. Comic books and superheroes were invented in New York in the 1930s, and the city continues to influence the genre in modern-day comics and films. Visit landmarks like the New York Public Library, Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building, the Flatiron Building and Marvel’s headquarters on this exciting adventure.

Highlights

  • 2-hour superhero waking tour of New York City
  • Visit amazing film locations from the Hollywood superhero blockbuster films like Spiderman, Superman and many more!
  • Unique, intriguing way to see New York City
  • Visit historical landmarks, including the New York Public Library, Grand Central Station, The Chrysler Building and even Marvel Enterprises Headquarters
  • A unique, intriguing way to see New York City that the whole family will enjoy!
  • Led by an expert guide

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What You Can Expect

The Superhero Walking Tour of New York

The News Building, New York City

New York City has been inspirational in the development of many well-known superheroes, like Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four. This walking tour visits the origins of these legendary superheroes, bringing the comics and films to life while exploring the real-life Gotham City and Metropolis.

The tour begins, appropriately, at JHU Comic Books, New York City’s premier comic book shop. Comic books and superheroes were invented in New York in the 1930s, and New York is the inspiration for both Gotham City and Metropolis in DC comics. And Spider-Man, the Avengers, Ironman and the Fantastic Four inhabit the real New York in Marvel comics.

See the battleground where the Avengers fight for humanity on the streets of New York City. Visit the real location of the Fantastic Four’s fictitious Baxter Building. And go to the Daily Bugle, aka the Flatiron Building, from Spider-Man.

Recognize Spider-Man’s perch when he’s using his spider sense? That’s the Chrysler Building, also a stop on this tour. Plus, the Empire State Building has been featured in countless superhero adventures. Find out which ones and visit the iconic landmark. Also find out which superheroes have battled at Grand Central Terminal. Step inside Clark Kent’s workplace, The Daily Planet. And visit the New York Public Library, where Uncle Ben told Peter Parker, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

As a bonus, visit Overlook, a classic American bar where comic book artists have been drawing superhero cartoons on the walls since the 1960s. See it all on this ultimate superhero tour of New York City.

Customer Reviews

Brianna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Good tour, very informational. Bought as a gift and enjoyed!

Montray S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Lisa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Brian K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Entertaining, full of information, The tour guide was also very concerned with our safety, while walking through the city and took steps to ensure our safety, while walking through the city. Our guide was also very personable and funny! Our son and his best friend thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Rosalia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

our guide Paul was very knowledgeable about all the superheroes. His stories about the making of the movies and some of the secrets behind the making of the movies and the actors was really interesting!!!! It was great to see where the movies were filmed and also go into some of the buildings too. The bar at the end had wonderful drawings and we all ended up with a personalised drawing of a superhero by Paul a cartoonist. The group was small so that was a bonus too. My daughter and I thoroughly recommend the tour if you are a superhero fan.

Marion B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We really enjoyed this tour! We were very impressed by the tour guide and his wealth of knowledge of all things superhero related. We'd definitely recommend this tour

Angela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

I did this tour with my comic obsessed 21yr old son the guy taking us round was very interesting and there was just about the right mix of comic/other info so it wasn't boring for the non comic geeks
There were 6 in our group which was great so we could hear everything
My son was impressed with the comic book facts he gave us
Good value

William M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour is a great way to see the landmarks from the movies. Paul's knowledge of and commentary about the comics, cartoons, and movies added tremendously to the tour. The tour ends during happy hour in a bar with the handiwork of almost all of the famous cartoonists scrawled on the walls. How can you beat that?

Joel S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

It was fun and informative.

Tamara C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Our son (17) really loved the Superhero walking tour. We learned a lot and got to see some really interesting sights. We are glad we did it!

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