Guided tour

New York City: Superheroes of NYC Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: TopDogTours

New York City: Superheroes of NYC Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: TopDogTours

From US$ 35 per person

Take an in-depth look into the superhero and comics world in a way that only New York City can deliver. Check out iconic superhero movie sites and see where the writers and artists created your favorite characters on this 2-hour guided tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Learn about the history of some of your favorite comic book characters
  • See the sites where your favorite superhero movies were filmed
  • Visit iconic New York City landmarks and learn why they are important in comic book lore
Full description

Learn where Batman was saved from being canceled and how Kryptonite was created. Visit the site where Christopher Reeve first flew as Superman. 

See where The Avengers left a keepsake for the city of New York. Get a unique and unforgettable view into the comic book industry and the characters that make it extraordinary. 

Your 2-hour tour starts in front of the Headquarters of the United Nations and as you walk down 42nd Street, you’ll see the Green Goblins apartment, go inside the Daily News building and stop at a bar where some of comics’ greatest artists used to hang out. Check out the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal and the site where Stark Tower is supposed to be. As you take a left down Park Avenue, you’ll walk along historic Publishers Row. See where some of the world’s most iconic comics were first created and the offices of Will Eisner and Bob Kane. You guide will point out where TV shows like Gotham and Netflix’s Daredevil were filmed, where the first man to play superman lived, and much more. Have a fun walk, see great sites, hear amazing stories and discuss the history of all the characters that made you to believe a man could fly!

  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)

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Meeting point

United Nations, corner of 1st Avenue and 42nd Street

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 164 reviews

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It was intriguing and fun. Our guide, Eric (?), was tall, thin and wore a burgundy cap. He is a walking encyclopedia. My 12 year old grand-son said he thought the tour was the best part of the trip, my 8 year old grand-daughter who didn't want to come said "It was really fun." An extra bonus for me was the interesting architecture and movie trivia.

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November 6, 2022

We thought there might be someone else doing this tour, but ended up being two groups totaling 30 people. Our guide Luke was awesome! A lot of knowledge, paired with a lot of wit, talking to people and we really learned a lot. Relaxed tour, not much walking in two hours. Really recommended

October 25, 2022

My teenage son & I discovered the Superheroes of New York tour while on our first trip to NYC & it was his favorite part of our trip. Luke was so knowledgeable about the history of DC, Marvel & the city & even sang for us as we walked around.

August 28, 2022

Product ID: 75339