Experience the glitz and glamour of NYC with On Location Tours’ 3.5-hour Sex and the City tour. Sip cosmos and indulge in cupcakes while visiting over 40 iconic locations from the series and movies. With a NYC actress as your guide, discover behind-the-scenes trivia and explore Midtown, Greenwich Village, SoHo, and more. This R-rated tour is perfect for adults 18+.
The Sex and the City tours end at the drop-off point: Cucina 8 1/2 Italian restaurant at 9 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019.
No, the tour does take place on a coach bus since the locations are spread out all around Manhattan. However, you will 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 Sex and the City story by your tour guide.
The exact itinerary and route of the tour vary somewhat from tour to tour, so On Location Tours can't say exactly which locations will be visited on a specific tour ahead of time. There are usually 3-4 scheduled stops on each tour, including various bars, shops, and other locations, but tour routes may differ from tour to tour. You will be provided with a handout that lists many of the real-life locations on the tour so you can revisit them at your leisure afterward.
Gratuities are not included in the price of the tour ticket. A tip for exemplary service is always appreciated, but never required.
This is an "R-Rated" tour based on the HBO series and recommended for those 18 and older; adult language is used and adult situations are discussed. Please keep in mind that a couple of the stops on tour, a few bars and other establishments, do have their own age minimums, and it is up to the discretion of these establishments whom to allow in.
There are a number of movie sites worked into the tour, but the focus remains on famous scenes and locations from the TV series.
Yes. While the tour's focus is first and foremost on the show Sex and the City, the tour meanders through a variety of New York neighborhoods, and people often find it to be a great overview of the city. The tour usually visits neighborhoods such as SoHo, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, the Meatpacking District, 5th Avenue and more. So even though the tour does not visit such New York sightseeing regulars as the Empire State Building, etc., it is still a great way to tour Manhattan and get to understand the city and its layout.
No, it is against New York State law to consume alcohol on a bus. However, the tour usually stops at one of the bars for Cosmos, so if you're interested in joining in, please make sure to bring sufficient cash and a government-issued ID.
No, however there will be a stop at a bar that was used in the show, where you can buy a Cosmopolitan at a discount. On Location Tours cannot include alcohol with the price of the tour, as the company does not have a liquor license.
The tour is conducted in an enclosed indoor bus, heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer.
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.
A cupcake is provided on the tour. The tour will also stop at one of the bars used on the show where cosmos and other drinks will be available for purchase. If you would like any additional food or drinks, feel free to bring something of your own if it is neat and you're sure to remove all garbage from the bus. Alcohol is completely prohibited on the bus.
Buses are not equipped with a wheelchair lift. Storage is available for foldable wheelchairs and passengers must be able to get on and off the bus of their own accord. Wheelchairs may be taken out at the stops if desired. Notice of a need for an accessible vehicle must be made at least 24 hours in advance to guarantee the timely provision of an accessible vehicle. Please make your request in the "Have Special Needs?" section above when booking your reservation.
Yes. While photography and filming are not allowed on the bus portion of the tour, there are some great spots for taking photos and video at our numerous stops along the way.
The Sex and the City Tour is conducted on a coach bus, so limited storage space is available. Please keep in mind that there will be several stops of up to 15-20 minutes each, where you will be leaving the bus. If you are not comfortable leaving your belongings on the bus during this time, you might want to reconsider bringing them.