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It’s an iconic symbol of freedom: the neoclassical goddess of liberty with her arm upraised, a flaming torch in hand. Gifted to America by the French ...

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No trip to New York City would be complete without a visit to the world-famous Lady Liberty. A Reserve Ticket (retailing at USD 18.50) will ...

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Join an all-inclusive visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York City landmarks and symbols of freedom. This tour includes ex...

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4 hours 30 minutes
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If you want to see the Statue of Liberty but you aren’t interested in getting up early to catch the first boat over to Liberty Island, this ...

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The tour begins in Times Square, the heart of New York City. Visit storied St. Patrick’s Cathedral, see the New York Public Library and gaze...

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Experience New York’s top sights and attractions at your own pace. You'll ride an open-topped double-decker bus and admire the beauty of the...

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Planning a trip to New York City? See world-class art, fascinating science, important history, and incredible views—from the sky AND the sea...

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720 hours
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Your New York adventure just got easier (and less expensive) with the sightseeing pass that offers access to more than 100 things to do, inc...

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Get admission to attractions and tours of your choice with the New York Explorer Pass. Once purchased, the pass can be downloaded instantly ...

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Experience a New York sightseeing cruise like never before. Step aboard the 1920s-inspired motor yacht and take in all the iconic sights tha...

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1 hour 30 minutes
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Experience New York City by bus, boat, and foot through some of New York City's finest districts! This 6-hour NYC guided day bus tour includ...

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Sail aboard the America 2.0, a modern tribute to the first boat that won America's Cup in 1851. Although the design is influenced by the sty...

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You'll take in the famous Manhattan skyline as it was meant to be seen from the water. Take in spectacular views as the schooner passes Elli...

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It’s an iconic symbol of freedom: the neoclassical goddess of liberty with her arm upraised, a flaming torch in hand. Gifted to America by the French and delivered in 300 copper pieces that were then assembled on an iron structure designed by Gustave Eiffel (the tower man), it’s not only worthy of a visit for its historic and structural significance, but also for the breathtaking city and harbor views.

Conceived by French intellectual Édouard René de Laboulaye, it was both commemorative of the French-American alliance and a celebration of the values of democracy. The latter is impossible to ignore, from the proud Roman goddess of liberty, to the triumphant torch, the tablet in her hand inscribed with the date of the US Declaration of Independence, and the broken chain at her feet. Entitled ‘Liberty Enlightening the World’ it was a welcome sight to the millions of immigrants that arrived at the Ellis Island checkpoint.

Book your tickets well in advance, especially if you’re hoping to secure the coveted views from the crown (you won’t get any higher as access to the torch has been prohibited since 1916). Keep in mind the 146 steps to the top are not for the faint hearted and don’t forget to include nearby Ellis Island in your visit.

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