On this full day walking tour, visit the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, The World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial and other memorials around the World Trade Center area. Our local, expert guides will be able to tell you little gems of information you wouldn’t discover on your own!
Includes a standard admission ticket to One World Observatory.
Fully guided and narrated tour by a local, experienced guide.
Reserved ferry ticket (You skip the ticketing lines and there’s no need to worry about ferry schedules).
Visit the Statue of Liberty and enjoy a Liberty Island tour.
Access to the pedestal level observation deck for a 360 degree view of Liberty Island, New York City points of interest and New York Harbor.
Once in a lifetime photo with Lady Liberty.
Enjoy an Ellis Island tour, including visits to Ellis Island points of interests such as: The Great Hall, Stairs of Separation and the Kissing Post.
Discounted One World Observatory admission ticket - definitely a New York must see.
A unique World Trade Center tour experience.
Visit the Statue of Liberty
You'll meet your guide just outside Battery Park and take the short walk to the ferry dock. Enjoy the ability to skip the ticketing lines via the reserved ticket holders entrance, and set off to begin your Liberty Island tour. You’ll make a short visit to the Statue of Liberty Museum - home of the original torch - and learn all about Lady Liberty. Climb to the pedestal level observation deck, 10 stories high above the island, and get amazing views of the New York City skyline and sweeping 360 degree views of New York Harbor. This is the perfect photo opportunity!
Before boarding the ferry to Ellis Island, you’ll stop for a once in a lifetime photo with Lady Liberty!
When you visit Ellis Island, you’ll walk in the footsteps of millions of desperate past immigrants searching for a new home in America. Enter the Baggage Room, pass through the Great Hall then down the Stairs of Separation; learn how they were given their names and understand what the immigrants went through in pursuit of their dreams of starting a new life in the United States. Returning to Manhattan, you'll understand why the island earned the nickname 'Island of Hope, Island of Tears.’
The morning portion of your tour will end on Ellis Island and you'll have some free time to relax and have lunch before rejoining your guide for the afternoon tour of the World Trade Center.
Your afternoon World Trade Center tour will begin at St. Paul's Chapel, located only a block away from the World Trade Center. The chapel has a rich history and was not damaged on September 11th; learn how it went on to play a significantly important role in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. You'll visit The 9/11 Memorial, where you’ll have a moment to reflect and pay your respects. You’ll also see The Fireman's Memorial and some of the smaller, yet equally beautiful, important and often overlooked memorials in the area such as: The 11 Tears Memorial, and America's Response Monument.
As you make your way around this World Trade Center tour, learn about the history of the complex going back to its origin in the 1960's, and hear about the events of September 11th 2001 and what happened in the months that followed.
Look and listen as your guide explains the symbolic design features of the complex, and how there is a very specific and deliberate concept behind everything built on the grounds. Complex designer Daniel Libeskind wanted the pools to be the focal point of the complex and the architects of each of the buildings all used different elements (including the materials, reflections and specific geometric shapes) to fulfill that vision. Without our local, expert guides you would probably not discover these features on this World Trade Center tour.
At the end of the tour, you'll be escorted to the entrance of the One World Observatory where you'll say goodbye to your guide as you prepare to enter the "skypod" elevators for the 102 story climb to One World Observatory. Step out and look out over the city; you'll be able to take time to admire the views of New York City with a better perspective and appreciation of the historical significance of what you are seeing.
Does NOT include Statue of Liberty Crown access.
Does NOT include food or drinks.
Does NOT include lunch.
Does NOT include 9/11 Museum Admission.
Does NOT include optional locker rental cost ($2).
This is a full day walking tour. There will be opportunities to sit, and guests will have some time to relax during lunch break before rejoining the guide. Guests should be able to walk and stand for long periods of time.
Visit to The Statue of Liberty and One World Observatory require security screenings.
Please do not bring any alcohol, sharp objects (knives, scissors etc) or weapons of any kind. There is no opportunity to check-in restricted items and collect them at the end of the tour. They will be confiscated.
The National Park Service does not allow any backpacks, food or drinks (with the exception of water in plastic bottles) inside the Statue of Liberty. These items must be placed in a locker on Liberty Island before the entrance. Lockers are provided by NPS for rental at a cost of $2.00 per locker. Locker rentals must be made in cash and are not included in the ticket price.
Tour duration of 9 hours consists of: 6.5 hours walking tour time; 1.5 hour self-guided observatory visit (depending on your pace and preference) and approximately 1.5 hours between the end of Statue of Liberty tour and the start of afternoon World Trade Center tour.