Gossip Girl Sites Tour in New York, NY

On Location ToursIn front of the gates of Lotte New York PalaceNew York, NY 10022
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Overview

Explore iconic filming locations featured in the hit TV series, Gossip Girl! On Location Tours’ 2.5-hour Gossip Girl tour of New York offers a unique perspective of the Upper East Side and Midtown Manhattan. From the Met steps to the Empire Hotel, and even locations from the Gossip Girl reboot, you’ll experience it all on this TV show-inspired NYC bus tour.

up to 2.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Explore iconic Gossip Girl locations from the TV series in a comfortable coach bus.
  • Visit Grand Central Terminal where Serena returned to NYC in the first episode, get spotted at Constance Billard and St. Jude's schools, and more.
  • Photo opportunities at key sites such as the famous Met steps.
  • Duration is approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Perfect for fans of Gossip Girl and Manhattan enthusiasts.
  • Suitable for ages 9 and older.
  • Restrooms available on the bus.

Description

from Gossip Girl Sites
The On Location Tours Gossip Girl Sites Tour delves into one of New York City’s most exclusive neighborhoods, The Upper East Side. This unique NYC sightseeing excursion unveils sites featured in the series, offering exclusive access to special discounts across the city.

Commence with a view of the courtyard at the opulent New York Palace Hotel, a favored haven for numerous celebrities. Also, take in Gilt, the refined dining establishment situated on the ground floor of The Palace.

Proceed along Madison Avenue, passing by the Constance Billard School for Girls and the St. Jude School for Boys. You'll instantly recognize The Synod of Bishops Russian Church and the Museum of the City of New York as the exteriors of your beloved private schools.

Glide past St. James’ Church and the high-end boutiques lining Madison Avenue, such as Missoni and Vera Wang, renowned for their intricate, custom-made wedding gowns.

Continue the tour down Fifth Avenue, encountering some of the most extravagant real estate in the nation. In close proximity lies the source of inspiration for the fictional Constance Billard School for Girls, The Nightingale-Bamford School — an esteemed Upper East Side institution for girls.

Spot the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, housed within the former Andrew Carnegie Mansion, and a bit further along “Museum Mile,” pause for a photo opportunity at the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art steps. In reality, these steps are frequently frequented by the girls from the Marymount School, yet another distinguished Upper East Side school for girls.

Following the exploration of Fifth Avenue, the On Location Tours Gossip Girl Sites tour guides you past Hunter College on Park Avenue and various other locations like The Pierre Hotel, The Sherry Netherland Hotel, Grand Army Plaza, and The Oak Room. The tour encompasses essential spots, including a panoramic view of Central Park, a backdrop for numerous pivotal moments in the series.

Subsequently, under your guide's direction, the bus will pass Lincoln Center, where you'll disembark at The Empire Hotel, a refined historic Upper West Side establishment boasting a rooftop pool.

Absorb the opulence of renowned designer boutiques such as Bergdorf Goodman, Harry Winston, Cartier, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Continue along Fifth Avenue, passing by the Empire State Building, once the tallest edifice in the world until 1971!

Conclude your journey where it all began: Grand Central Station. Take a glimpse inside this splendid New York City landmark, where the inaugural scene of the first episode of Gossip Girl unfolds.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gossip Girl Sites

Where does the tour end?

43rd at Madison, 315 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

Are we on the bus the whole tour?

Absolutely not. The tour takes place on a coach bus since the locations are spread out all around Manhattan. But we get off the bus at a number of locations along the way, giving you the opportunity to experience the locations and take pictures. Whenever you leave the bus, it is with the tour guide. The tour includes a mix of on-the-bus viewings of locations and stops to get off the bus to explore, all woven into the story of how they relate to the hit series Gossip Girl!

Is there ever a circumstance when a location is omitted from the tour?

While it is extremely rare, we do sometimes need to skip or modify certain locations that usually are part of the tour. Since the tour is visiting real-life locations all around Manhattan, the tour's itinerary can sometimes be impacted by traffic conditions, store hours, etc. On Location Tours assumes no liability or responsibility for: traffic conditions, access to sites, or other conditions beyond its control.

Is there an age limit on this tour?

Children under 9 years old, including babies, are unfortunately not allowed on the tour, as the content of the tour and several of its stops are not suitable for young children. Additionally, any person under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a person at least 15 years of age or older at all times.

Should I tip the tour guide?

Gratuities are not included in the price of the tour ticket. A tip for exemplary service is always appreciated, but never required.

Is this a good sightseeing tour?

Yes. The tour travels through much of Manhattan while highlighting the specific Gossip Girl locations that are the tour's focus. As a result, families and friends often find this tour an ideal way to tour the city. While the tour does not visit such Manhattan landmarks as the Statue of Liberty or Empire State Building, you will be visiting neighborhoods such as Meatpacking District, the Lower East Side, and the Upper East Side.

Are food and drink included on the tour? Can I bring my own?

No food or drinks are served on the tour, but you can feel free to bring something of your own if it is neat and you're sure to remove all garbage from the bus at the end of the tour. There may be a few quick stops where you can grab something during the tour. Alcohol is completely prohibited on the bus.

Are the tours conducted in English only?

Yes, the Gossip Girl Sites tour is only conducted in English at this time. Since so much of the tour is visual, however, visitors from countries such as Japan, Germany, France, Spain and many others have enjoyed the tour just the same!

What type of bus is used?

The tour is conducted on a closed coach bus. It is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer.

Is there assigned seating on the bus?

Seating is first come, first serve. If you have a number of people in your party that want to sit together, you should make sure to arrive 15-20 minutes early. Guests that arrive late or right at the starting time are much more likely to have to split up their group.

Are the buses handicapped accessible?

Yes, but you need to contact On Location Tours directly before booking your tickets to arrange a wheelchair accessible bus, if needed. Buses are not equipped with lap or shoulder belts or harnesses. We are committed to providing accessible tours to persons with disabilities and are able to provide accessible vehicles for passengers with mobility impairments. Notice of the need for an accessible vehicle at least 24 hours in advance is strongly recommended so as to guarantee the timely provision of an accessible vehicle. The wheelchair lifts can accommodate up to approximately 600 pounds total. However, If you will be using a fold-up wheelchair and will be traveling with someone who can provide assistance on and off the bus, you do not need to inform us ahead of time as all of our buses have room in the luggage compartment to store it.

Are cameras allowed on the tour?

Yes. While photography and filming are not allowed on the bus portion of the tour, there are some great spots for taking photos and videos at our numerous stops along the way.