Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island plus the complete Lower Manhattan experience featuring a personal headset for each guest to hear the guide speaking live so you won't miss a thing. Plus get guaranteed entry inside The Statue of Liberty pedestal and admission to One World Observatory observation deck, New York's tallest, and most modern skyscraper. You'll get the most from your visit as you experience The Statue of Liberty and all the highlights of Lower Manhattan on this fully guided and narrated all day experience. Your ticket also includes a visit to The 9/11 Memorial, Fireman's Memorial Wall Street, The New York Stock Exchange, The Charging Bull Statue, St. Paul's Chapel, Trinity Church & Graveyard, Federal Hall National Monument, The Oculus and the brand new Westfield Mall.
Meet your guide just outside Battery Park and begin your trip with the short walk to the ferry dock for the ride to Liberty Island. On the way your guide will show you the monuments & memorials of Battery Park that people usually ignore, like: The Immigrants Statue and Fritz Koenig's "Sphere" (it once stood at The World Trade Center) and they will be fully explained by the guide.
Then, board the ferry via the reserve ticket holders line for Liberty Island. Enter inside the pedestal to see the Statue's original torch and let your guide introduce you to Lady Liberty as the guide points out the highlights of the Statue of Liberty Museum. Then, climb to the pedestal for one of the best views NYC has to offer at 10 stories above New York Harbor, all explained by your guide as you get once in-a-lifetime photo with Ms. Liberty before heading for Ellis Island to re-live the immigrant experience. Walk in the footsteps of the immigrants as you visit The Great Hall, and walk down The Stairs of Separation, make a stop at The Kissing Post and see the Immigrant Wall of Honor to find out why its called the Island of Hope, Island of Tears.
Break for lunch (not included) then your complete Lower Manhattan experience begins in The Canyon of Heroes, that's NYC's famous ticker tape parade route, here you'll see: The Charging Bull Statue, Trinity Church, Wall Street & The New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall (where George Washington became the first U.S. president). Of course your guide will tell you all the unique, interesting and entertaining stories of each of them.
St. Paul's Chapel is next. Hear how it survived the attacks of Sept 11th & the important role it played in the following months. You'll see other beautiful & sadly, often missed memorials by The World Trade Center. Visit The Fireman's Memorial, honoring New York's Bravest lost on that terrible day. Then visit the 9/11 Memorial Plaza where your guide will explain how everything was carefully and symbolically designed; you'll appreciate the thought, care and respect involved in creating and operating this national memorial.
Then you head underground to visit the most recently opened parts of the WTC, including The Westfield Mall and The Oculus, the centerpiece of an amazing new transportation hub for Lower Manhattan with an ultra modern design and space age atmosphere. You'll watch the new World Trade center rising before you and your guide will explain how it, and the surrounding area have changed. Finally, you will be escorted to the One World Observatory entrance for your self-guided visit. You'll board the high speed "sky pod" elevators and climb over 100 floors in less than a minute. Have your camera ready for the amazing HD elevator experience that awaits. From NYC's tallest building you'll look back with street level detail at all you've done and seen that day.
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Corner of Pearl Street and State Street
7 hours 30 minutes