Do you want a real-life peek into the filming locations seen on The Sopranos? Join this sightseeing tour from NYC to the Jersey suburbs, where Tony Soprano and his mafia buddies spend their days and nights. The tour guides are actors who have appeared as stand-ins or extras on the show and share little known facts and behind the scenes info.
This one-of-a-kind tour is a must for any Sopranos fan, and you’ll see everything from the comfort of an indoor bus with AC in the summer and heat in the winter.
The tour begins in New York and starts out with sites from the opening credits, including the exit of the Lincoln Tunnel and the famous Manhattan skyline. Then, as you arrive in Jersey, you’ll see more locations from the credits like The Muffler Man, Pizza Land, the Valley Landscape silo, a featured Tudor house, a building in the centre of the Meadowlands that Tony often passes, and the ramp to the Pulaski Skyway seen at the end of every episode.
The tour then hits some of the most recognisable places from The Sopranos, including Barone Sanitation (Tony’s business), the Skyway Diner (where Christopher gets shot), Big Pussy’s auto body shop, and Satin Dolls, also known as the Bada Bing. Next, you'll see significant sites used to film the show, such as Cozzarelli’s, Party Box (now unoccupied) and Car Wash, Searchlight Diner, and St. Cecilia’s Church, all of which were locations for majors scenes in the show.
Get off the bus for a fun stop at Holsten’s (where the final scene of the last episode was shot) and enjoy complimentary onion rings just as you see Tony and his family eating in that final scene. Sit in “Tony’s” booth with your family for a nostalgic photo to share with friends.
More Sopranos filming locations include the back of Big Pussy’s house; the batting cages used by Pussy, AJ, and Kevin; the Gold Driving Range where Tony takes his first Prozac; the marina where the Season 5 poster was photographed; Harrison High School where AJ vandalises the pool; Seabra’s Rodizio, used as the Searchlight Diner where Pussy turns FBI informant; the statue of Christopher Columbus where the Sopranos get into a fight with the Native Americans; St. Cecilia’s (Carmela’s church); the funeral home used for Carmine’s wake; the Nuovo Vesuvio; and many, many more.