Manhattan tour: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Observatory and 9-11 Memorial
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Manhattan tour: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Observatory and 9-11 Memorial

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Availability: Daily
Duration: up to 8 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Hop on an early ferry for Liberty Island and beat the crowds
  • Visit the 9/11 Memorial, the reflecting pools and Ladder 10
  • Enjoy a fantastic guided tour of Ellis Island and its museum
  • Explore the fascinating One World Observatory
What to expect

What better way to see Lower Manhattan’s greatest attractions than with a local? This action-packed day tour gets going first thing in the morning, so you can get the most out of your day, taking you to see sites including:

  • Battery Park with priority boarding aboard one of the first boats to Liberty Island
  • Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island, where 12 million people became Americans
  • The Stairs of Separation and the Ellis Island Museum
  • Castle Clinton National Monument, Pier A Harbor House (exterior), American Merchant Mariner’s Memorial, The Sphere, New York Korean War Veterans memorial

After a 2-2.5 hour break for some food and relaxing, you will get the ferry back to Battery Park where you'll meet your guide for the afternoon section of the tour. This part of the tour will take you to fantastic must-see locations such as:

  • One World Observatory and World Trade Center memorial
  • St Paul’s Chapel with insights into what happened here
  • The twin reflecting pools, built in the footprints of the World Trade Center and engraved with the names of every victim
  • The Fireman’s memorial and the Survivor Tree

With a full day of exploring behind you, you'd better grab a NYC-style coffee and donut because the best is still to come. This tour includes pre-reserved entrance tickets to the One World Observatory and express tickets to the Sky Pod. Take your time to explore this fantastic building and see the city from above.

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What's included
  • Guaranteed, pre-reserved tickets to One World Observatory (self-guided visit)
  • Fully guided Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island museum tour
What's not included
  • Gratuities for guide
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food/beverages
  • Transfers between tours
  • Statue of Liberty Crown access
  • 9/11 Museum
  • Guided tour of One World Observatory
Reduced price
  • Children (2-15 years)
  • Infants (0-1 years): free (no reservation required)
Where

22 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004, USA

Meeting point:

Please meet at the front entrance of Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, in Battery Park, to the right of Statue of Liberty ferry and Castle Clinton.

In the afternoon, please meet in front of St Peter's Church, at the intersection of Barclay and Church Street. Meet at 2:45 pm for a prompt departure at 3:00 pm.

What to remember
  • St Paul's Chapel is closed on Tuesdays & Thursdays for renovations for the forseeable future and may also be closed on other dates. On the days when St. Paul's Chapel is closed, you will see the grounds and visit other sites which are important to the events of 9/11 but not normally covered on the tour
  • There will be a break of 2-2.5 hours, depending on the season, to enjoy at your leisure in between the Statue of Liberty and 9/11 tours
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure

Statue of Liberty

  • The ferry does not operate during heavy rain or other adverse weather conditions; when this occurs, an alternative option is provided
  • Please note this tour does not include a visit to the Statue of Liberty's Crown
  • You must be able to climb and descend 215 stairs from the Statue lobby to the top of the pedestal
  • You will need to pass through airport style security to enter the Statue of Liberty. Certain items are not permitted and will be confiscated and not returned. Please refer to the Statue of Liberty's guidelines on specific prohibited items
  • Please be aware that upon arrival at Liberty Island, you will be required to put backpacks or large bags into a locker, which costs USD 2 in bills only (no coins accepted). Please be sure to have dollar bills for the lockers

One World Observatory

  • You will need to pass through airport style security to enter the Observatory. Please refer to Observatory's guidelines on specific prohibited items
  • Only bags/backpacks/packages no larger than 16” high by 18” long (40x45cm) will be permitted. There are no lockers or storage facilities at this venue
  • Observatory entry is at 5.00pm. An average visit takes approximately one hour
  • One World Observatory is non-guided
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When
  • Please see the calendar for current opening and entrance times
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Provider
Walks LLC - US
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
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