This New York City tour begins outside Battery Park at 8:30am local time. While walking to board a ferry to see the Statue of Liberty, the guide will point out and explain some of the often overlooked statues and memorials inside the park. Then enjoy priority boarding as a reserve ticket holder for a visit to Liberty Island.
On Liberty Island, enter the Statue of Liberty's pedestal and see her original torch. Make a short visit to the museum where the guide highlights all that's needed to know about Lady Liberty. Then, head up to the pedestal, some 10 stories above New York Harbor, for amazing 360-degree views and great photo opportunities of the New York City skyline. Get a once-in-a-lifetime photo with Lady Liberty, then board the ferry for Ellis Island and the Immigration Museum. Relive the immigrant experience while listening to stories of what it was like for the millions of people that arrived at this famous location of US immigration. Walk in their footsteps and share their fears, their sorrows, and their joys.
Upon returning to Battery Park, take a break for lunch (not included), then head out on the afternoon portion of this walking tour in Lower Manhattan's Financial District and the area surrounding the World Trade Center. See the Charging Bull statue, walk through the 'Canyon of Heroes' (NYC's famous ticker-tape parade route), and visit Trinity Church and Graveyard. See Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall (where George Washington became the first President of the United States), and more.
Next, visit St Paul's Chapel, which stands just a block from the World Trade Center, yet somehow miraculously survived the September 11 attacks. Learn 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. The guide will explain the full meaning and symbolic design to better appreciate the great care that went into creating the memorial that honors and remembers the victims. Visit the Fireman's Memorial and other remembrances in the area that many visitors miss on their own. Get an up-close look at the reconstruction that's underway and enter the newest and most-recently opened parts of the Oculus structure at the World Trade Center transportation hub.
Depending on the option chosen, the guide will present either the entrance of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum or One World Observatory, for a self-guided visit. Plan for an additional 1.5-2 hours for each, depending on individual pace.
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7 hours 30 minutes
Depending on the option chosen, the tour ends at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, 9/11 Museum, or at One World Observatory