Take a fully narrated tour that covers all the must see sights and attractions of Lower Manhattan and includes personal radios to block out the noise and let you hear your guide speaking live so you won't miss a thing. Begin outside Battery Park and as you walk to the dock, your guide will point out and explain some of the statues and memorials inside the park that are often overlooked. Then enjoy priority boarding via the reserve ticket holders for your visit to Liberty Island.
On Liberty Island, enter the statue's pedestal and see her original torch and make a short visit to the museum where your guide highlights all you need to know about Lady Liberty. Then, up to the pedestal 10 stories above New York Harbor for amazing 360-degree views and great photos of the New York City skyline all fully explained. Get a once in a lifetime photo with Lady Liberty then board the ferry for Ellis Island and The Immigration Museum. There you will re-live the immigrant experience as you hear stories of what it was like for the millions of people that arrived at this iconic symbol of U.S. immigration. You will walk in their footsteps and share their fears, their sorrows, and their joys.
Return to Battery Park and take a break for lunch, (not included) before heading out on the afternoon portion of this walking tour that covers Lower Manhattan's Financial District and the area surrounding the World Trade Center. You'll see the Charging Bull Statue, walk through the "Canyon of Heroes" (NYC's famous ticker tape parade route) and visit Trinity Church & Graveyard, you'll see Wall Street, The New York Stock Exchange, and Federal Hall (where George Washington became the first president of the United States) and more.
Next, you'll visit St Paul's Chapel, which stands just a block from the World Trade Center, yet miraculously survived the September 11 attacks. You'll hear about its important role in the aftermath of the attacks - serving as the base of operations for rescue workers and volunteers in the months that followed. Visit the 9/11 Memorial Plaza and take a moment to reflect beside the memorial pools. Your guide will explain the full meaning and symbolic design so you will appreciate the great care that went into creating the memorial that honors and remembers the victims. You'll visit the Fireman's Memorial and other beautiful memorials in the area that you would probably miss on your own. You'll get an up close look at the reconstruction underway and you'll enter the newest and most recently opened parts of the complex The Oculus and the mall.
Depending on the option chosen, your guide will show you to either the entrance of the 9/11 Museum or One World Observatory for a self-guided visit. Plan for an additional 1.5-2 hours for each, depending on your pace.
While lunch is not included in the price of the tour, your guide will be able to provide you with some great options.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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7 hours 30 minutes
Depending on the option you've chosen, the tour ends at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, 9/11 Museum or at One World Observatory.