Superhero Tour of New York

  • Duration: 1.5 hours (approx.)
  • Area: Midtown
  • Capacity: 40
  • Dress: It's a walking tour so wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Departs: Saturdays @ 2pm
  • Meeting Location: Outside JHU (Jim Henley's Universe) at 32 east 32nd St (btwn Park and Madison Ave)
  • Final Destination: Overlook Bar, 235 W 44 St

Description

The Superhero Tour of New York

Superhero Tour New YorkWhat better way to see the splendour of New York City than through the eyes of its Superheroes?! Kids 12 and under go free so superheroes of all ages can enjoy this great tour at bargain prices! Celebrity Planet's world famous Superhero walking tour visits film locations from the major Hollywood blockbusters as well as real life comic locations. The Superhero Tour show you firsthand the prime hangouts of radioactive latex loving spider heroes, vigilante bat-people and delves deep into the benefits of wearing spandex briefs... Did you know comic books and superheroes were invented in New York in the 1930s?! The city continues to cast its influence over the genre to this day in both comics and films. In the DC Universe New York is the inspiration for both Batman’s Gotham City and Superman’s Metropolis. And in the Marvel Universe characters such as Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four inhabit the ‘real’ New York. See it all on the Superhero Tour of New York!

 

  • Capacity 20 people per tour guide
  • Dress It's a walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • WeatherTour takes place rain or shine

Itinerary

  • The Avengers See the battleground where The Avengers fight for humanity on the streets of NYC
  • Men In Black Locations from the latest MIB franchise
  • Batman The former Park Avenue offices of Batman creator Bob Kane, and Will Eisner, creator of The Spirit
  • Spiderman Instantly recognisable Spidey locations from all the films
  • Fantastic Four The ‘real’ location of the Fantastic Four’s fictitious Baxter Building
  • Empire State Building The NY landmark has featured in countless Superhero adventures, find out which ones!
  • Flat Iron Building Not only was this The Daily Bugle in Spiderman, it has featured in countless other films too
  • Chrysler Building Spidey's regular perch when he's using his spider-sense, this incredible skyscraper has a long association with Superheroes
  • Grand Central Station Find out which Superheroes have battled in this magnificent train station
  • The News Building Step inside Clark Kent's workplace, The Daily Planet offices are here
  • New York Public Library Where Uncle Ben told Peter Parker, 'With great power comes great responsibility!'
  • United Nations Where Batman and Robin saved the Security Council from the "fearsome foursome" of Joker, Penguin, Riddler and Catwoman
  • The apartments of Lernore Lemmon (suspected of killing George "Superman" Reeves ) and across the street Kirk Allan (the first Superman 1948) - no they did not knew each other!
  • The hidden bar where comic book artists have been drawing superhero cartoons on the walls since the 1960's
  • And much, much more…
  1. “Funny, Cool, Informative”

    by ecopp (a TripAdvisor Member) on 30 Nov 2012

    I took this tour with my teenaged son and we both loved it! There was something for everyone, particularly my geeky son, who soaked up all the tour guide's extensive knowledge. We got to see a location where the Avengers was filmed, as well as the Daily Planet from Superman. I liked all the backstories behind the creation of comic book heros, and my son loved all the detail about the storylines. Our guide, Paul, was a lot of fun and incredibly knowledgable. We definitely recommend the SuperHero tour!!

    Visited June 2012

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  2. “Super Hero Tour of New York”

    by Frank A on 30 Nov 2012

    My two sons and I loved this tour. The guide was so informative and he knew a great deal not only about the main subject of the tour but also the history of New York. On the tour you visit a number of famous landmarks where super hero films have been shot and a few lesser known parts of the city that are connected to super heroes either because a writer or actor have lived/worked there. Buildings that you see or go into on this tour include Grand Central Station, New York City Library, The Chrysler Building and the Flat Iron Building.

    if you take this tour you will find out what Batman owes to a game of cards, why Kryptonite was invented to weaken Superman as well as the history of the comic book and the companies that produce them. The tour ends in fantastic bar between 2nd & 3rd Avenues where artists used to meet and they have left fantastic examples of their work on the walls.

    The only down side of the tour was that my 12 year old son found the walking a bit much, but on the whole this is certainly a tour that is worth doing.


    Visited April 2012

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  3. “The Superhero Tour of NY: Great for comic enthusiasts!”

    by 96flygirl (a TripAdvisor Member) on 30 Nov 2012

    My husband (a comic book enthusiast) and I went on the "Superhero Tour of NY' in early June 2012. The tour began in a comic book store directly across from the Empire State Building and lasted approximately 2 hours.

    Our guide, Paul Lepelletier, was extremely well informed and I (not being a comic book enthusiast) actually enjoyed the tour and learned a lot of interesting facts about the origin and progression of comics.

    The walking was not strenuous at all. We stopped frequently along our route and Paul kept us engaged by quizzing us about different movies/ actors/ comics which kept the tour quite interesting.

    I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting New York~ even if you aren't interested in comics. It's a great way to explore a NY in a different way and it'll even make you look at some older, drab buildings in a whole new light after you learn what has happened in them.

    Visited June 2012

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  4. Well worth it-five stars

    by IB246 on 21 Oct 2011

    Took the tour with my 11 year old nephew as we were in the city for New York Comicon. Couldn't have been better. Loved that the tour delved into the history of comics and relevant film locations which got my nephew engaged but also gave history of great NY landmarks such as Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal so he was getting some educational stuff too, he recalled information given on this tour much better than other tours because the guide made it so relatable. Friendly and accessible for adults and kids alike and there are places on this tour I would never have visited or known about. Minor sticking point is that you don't finish where you started, luckily I know my way about the city but if you don't have a great sense of direction do ask for directions as to how you get back to where you need to be. Other than that, was one of the highlights of my recent trip and would recommend it if you are at all interested in either comics or comic related movies.
  5. For a surprise birthday party it was a great idea!

    by Bob on 1 Feb 2011

    My wife and friends gave me a surprise party tour! We had a great time from roaming around Hendleys comic store and Paul the tour guide was great with all of us - including my 8 year old daughter. (I think he must be a dad too - he kept her interested more than I thought). We were amazed of the trivia he knew and never knew that NYC was the birth of comics! Maybe the Mayor of NYC should take this tour. We also got to see a movie being filmed not on the tour but Paul talked his way on to the set - another plus. Then we ended up at a cartoon bar where there was a cake waiting and Paul showed me some of my favorite cartoonists on the wall. BRING a camera. Paul and the Supertour made turning 40 not bad! Got a party? DO this tour!
  6. macintoshpeach

    by Super Tour! on 14 Jan 2011

    I have been to NYC countless times in the past and on this particular trip I wanted to do something different. I found the Superhero tour of New York and thought that it sounded like it could be fun. It went beyond my expectations! The guide, Paul, was a fountain of superhero and comic book knowledge. We saw sights from Superman, Spider-man, The Fantastic Four, Kick-a*s and so many others that I can't even remember! We ended the tour and this really cool bar/restaurant that has hundreds of hand drawn comics on the wall from the actual original artist! What a hidden gem and huge surprise for the tour! Great way to end a fantastic afternoon! If you are looking for something different and fun and entertaining to do in the NYC, this tour is it!
  7. Brilliantt!

    by C & J from Manchester on 20 Oct 2010

    Paul the Tour Guide was so knowledgeable, going into Marvel HQ was brilliant and into the Daily Planet! Without Paul we wouldn't have known that the globe was there!! Interesting into the history of comics also. Fantastic, we loved it!!
  8. A great funny tour

    by BLAKE on 29 May 2010

    Not only did we get a great education on how comics were so important in New York but we had a lot of laughs from the minute the guide showed his Superman S T shirt I didn't know what to think!

    The final destination at a Cartoonist Hang out was quite a surprise!

    I'm so glad my girlfriend booked this!
  9. comic-nerd heaven!

    by Rebecca Smith on 10 May 2010

    Just wanted to drop you a line to say I recently travelled to NYC and while there took my boyfriend on the Superhero tour of the city. Thought you might like some feedback, so just wanted to say it was fantastic, a really great unique experience and a big thumbs up for our tour guide who was excellent and had a brilliant knowledge of all things comic and movie related.

    My other half was in comic-nerd heaven!
  10. Wow

    by Jack on 22 Apr 2010

    This is the best tour I've ever been on in NYC, if you love superheroes you will LOVE this tour, highly recommended
  11. Super duper

    by Grant on 29 Mar 2010

    Fantastic tour, check it out today!
  12. ZOWIE

    by bruce m on 13 Mar 2010

    The tour guide was funny , knew his stuff and zowie we had fun!
  13. Excellent

    by Paul on 10 Mar 2010

    The guide is real comic pro, awesome tour

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