Statue of Liberty and One World Observatory

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347 Fifth Ave., ste. 1402-200
New York, NY 10016
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Explore the best of New York City on this guided, full day walking tour. A personal headset is provided to hear all the guide's commentary as you visit many of the Big Apple's most popular attractions, including One World Observatory, Lower Manhattan, the 9/11 Memorial, St. Paul's Chapel, The Oculus & Westfield Mall, Brookfield Place and much more. Take a ferry to Liberty Island and enjoy the panoramic views and special access to the Statue of Liberty's pedestal.  All entrance fees to the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory and the round-trip ferry ride are included.

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Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Instant Confirmation

Meet the tour guide just outside Battery Park, at the corner of Pearl and State Streets, to begin this full-day adventure in New York City.

Begin with a short walk to the ferry dock for the ride to Liberty Island. Along the way, the guide will present the oftentimes overlooked monuments and memorials of Battery Park, like 'the Immigrants' sculpture and 'the Sphere,' a large metallic sculpture by German artist Fritz Koenig (which once stood at the World Trade Center).

Then board the ferry via the reserved ticket holders line for Liberty Island. Enter the Statue of Liberty to see the original torch and listen as the guide introduces Lady Liberty, pointing out the highlights of the Statue of Liberty Museum. Then, climb to the pedestal for one of the best views in the Big Apple at 10 stories above New York Harbor. Get a once-in-a-lifetime photo with the statue before heading for Ellis Island to relive the immigrant experience. Walk in the footsteps of those who arrived to the US here. Visit the Baggage Room, the Great Hall and walk down the 'stairs of separation,' where immigrants went on to follow their respective destinies. Make a stop at the Kissing Post and see the Immigrant Wall of Honor to find out why it's called the Island of Hope, Island of Tears.

After a break for lunch (not included), then complete the Lower Manhattan experience with a visit the new World Trade Center which includes St. Paul's Chapel and The 9/11 Memorial where the guide will explain how everything was carefully and symbolically designed.  You'll go inside the new 4 billion dollar structure called the Oculus which is the home of the Westfield Mall and is the centerpiece of an amazing new state of the art and transportation hub for Lower Manhattan with an ultra-modern design and space-age atmosphere housing the 3rd largest transportation hub in New York City.  Along the way, hear all the unique, interesting, and entertaining stories of each point of interest. Watch the new World Trade Center rising as the guide explains how it, and the surrounding area, have changed.  You'll get a look at the new building complex from every angle and your guide will show you how the concept for the World Trade Center rebuild and the architectural design work as part of the 9/11 Memorial plaza that sits at it's center.  

Finally, visit the One World Observatory for a self-guided visit. Board the high-speed Sky Pod elevators and climb over 100 floors in less than a minute. Have a camera ready for the amazing HD elevator experience that awaits.

Inclusions

  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Admission ticket for the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and One World Observatory
  • Professional guide
  • Walking tour
  • Round-trip ferry

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Other food and drinks
  • 9/11 Museum admission
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Walking tour lasts approximately 6.5 hours (not including break for lunch)
  • Self-guided tour of One World Observatory takes approximately 1.5 hours in addition to the tour. Guide does not accompany you into observatory. 
  • Guests should be able to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • There are 3 security screenings involved on this tour. Guests should not bring any items such as knives, scissors, etc.

Terms & Conditions

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Local operator information

Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Schedule & Info

Departure Point
Corner of Pearl and State Streets

Departure Time

Duration
8 hours

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