Enjoy this full day walking tour visiting the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, The World Trade Center, 9/11 Memorial, St. Paul's Chapel and other memorials around the World Trade Center area. Each guest will receive their own personal radio headset to hear the guide speaking loud and clear.
Includes a Standard admission ticket to One World Observatory.
You'll start your day at Battery Park, boarding the ferry for your morning visit to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The first stop will be the Statue of Liberty, where you'll enjoy guaranteed entry inside the iconic landmark, and access to the pedestal level observation deck. From 10 stories above the island, enjoy great views of the NYC skyline and 360 degree views of New York Harbor - a perfect photo opportunity! You'll also get up close to the statue's original torch and visit the Statue of Liberty Museum Exhibit where you'll learn all about the iconic Lady Liberty. You'll make a final stop for a once in a lifetime photo with Ms. Liberty before taking the ferry over to Ellis Island.
You'll arrive at Ellis Island and share in the immigrant experience as you visit The Great Hall, The Kissing Post and the Stairs of Seperation. You'll learn how they were given names and the stories your guide will share will help you understand what the immigrants went through in pursuit of their dreams of starting a new life in the United States. The morning portion of your tour will end on Ellis Island and you'll have some free time to relax and have lunch before re-joining 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 and was not damaged on September 11th. Learn about its rich history and 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 and the smaller, yet equally beautiful and important memorials in the area, including the 9/11 Cross, The 11 Tears Memorial, The Fireman's Memorial and America's Responce Monunument.
As you make your way around the World Trade Center learn about the history of the complex going back to its origin in the 1960's, and hear about the events of September 11th and what happened in the months that followed. Your guide will also point out and explain the symbolic design of the new World Trade Center buildings, and show you how the architects who designed these buildings used visual elements to achieve a common goal and incorporate the buildings into the 9/11 Memorial.
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. When you arrive 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 what you are seeing.
Guaranteed Entry Inside The Statue of Liberty Pedestal
One World Observatory Admission Ticket
Reserved Ferry Ticket
Fully Guided and Narrated Tour
Personal In Ear Radio to Hear The Guide Speaking Live
A Unique World Trade Center Experience.
Does NOT Include Statue of Liberty Crown Access.
Does NOT Include Food or Drinks.
Does NOT include 9/11 Museum Admission.
This is a Full Day walking tour 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. Guests should not bring any alcohol, knives, scissors or weapons of any kind. At the Statue of Liberty, there is no opportunity to check and retrieve restricted items, 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 rental. Locker rentals must be made in cash and are not included in the price of your ticket.
Tour duration of 9 hours consists of 6.5 hours of walking tour time, 1 hour of self-guided observatory visit and 1.5 hours between the end of Statue of Liberty tour and the start of afternoon World Trade Center tour.