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“Entertaining but not Exceptional!”
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On Location Tours
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Sex and the City Hotspots Tour
Ranked #45 of 610 Tours in New York City
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Owner description: On Location Tours is the world's largest TV & Movie tour sightseeing company. Go behind the scenes of your favorite shows and movies filmed in New York City! Tours offered include New York TV & Movie Sites, TCM Classic Film Tour, Central Park TV & Movie Sites, Sex and the City Hotspots, Gossip Girl Sites, Sopranos Sites, When Harry Met Seinfeld Tour, The Real Housewives of New York Tour and The Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour.
Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Entertaining but not Exceptional!”
Reviewed 17 March 2012

As a BIG fan of SATC and the films (well, not so much the 2nd one!) I was really REALLY looking forward to this tour. It was fine..not amazing, but interesting.
Our host on the coach was perky and friendly, though we did get the vibe that she had done this MANY times before and was following a script.

Basically clips of the TV shows are shown, stories told and then you drive past various locations used. You get the opportunity to get off the bus a couple of times, to look around the upmarket sex shop Charlotte bought her rabbit from, the bakery where the cupcakes came from (no queing, cakes already bought!) and the bar that Steve owned for a Cosmo.

We didnt go near Carries apartment, but found it by accident wandering around the neighbourhood near the bakery!

It was a fun couple of hours, but not really a NY must do.

Visited March 2012
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Presron, England
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“Good Tour - but not great!”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

I'm finding this a difficult tour to review. the guide was good, and told some great stories (other than being late, on a freezing cold day!). The bus drove round some interesting locations, and pointed a lot of things out. However, the places we stopped and got out seemed a bit - random - to say the least. two didn't make much sence at all - the sex shop and a resteraunt that was setting up (one appeared in one episode, the other was in the film). Scout for a drink was nice, and the cake shop was fun, but not for the intended reason - the link to the programme was tenuous, but it was a 2 min walk from Carrie's appartment, which we found on out own.

Visited March 2012
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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“100% Will use again.”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

Used tour of 'New York TV & Movie Sites'. It was a fantastic day, well worth the money. Amadeo was our Tour Guide. He was knowledgeable & entertaining. We saw many more locations we could possibly have seen without the tour. We even had time to stop in Soho for a coffee or a quick shop. I am coming back to New York & will once again use this tour. Thank you.

Visited February 2012
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“Roseanne rocks!”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

I did the tour today and it really surpassed my expectations. In q very fascinating way we were bombarded with interesting facts and video clips about the locations we drove by. There was not even one dull moment during the trip. Extra bonus at Washington square they were shooting a movie. Roseanne is a native new Yorker, she is an actress her self and above all else she loves what she does. The schedule was kept (a lot depends on the passengers as well and on the New York traffic) but I must say that I was impressed with how there was always a parking spot for the bus. I also had a special request about the movie as good as it gets and although we were driving through a different part of New York she did remember to show me a spot that we drove by and it was relevant to the movie.

If you are into movies and incurably romantic like.me go ahead and take this tour.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Don't waste your time or money”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

I am a huge fan of the show so was very very disappointed in the Sex and the City tour!!
You sit on a bus for over 3 hours and only get off 4 times to see places you probably have no interest on visiting from the show...you spend the rest of the time sitting on a bus watching a dvd with clips from the show that you then drive past the locations very quickly with no chance to actually get a photo or even see some of them. Not that most of them you would probably be interested to see anyway.
It then comes to the end of the tour when you realise that you haven't even been taken to see the apartment that Carrie lives in - which to me is one of the main iconic places of the show that you would want and expect to see...especailly after paying over $40 !!!!

Visited February 2012
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