What To Expect
Take New York by storm as you visit three of its most popular attractions! The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the 9/11 Memorial.
Start off the tour by meeting up with your guide at Battery Park where you will be boarding one of the first boats going to Liberty Island. As you sail through the waters to the island, admire the scenic view of your surroundings and get to know your guide as you go along. Once you have reached the island, admire the beauty of the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy special access to the pedestal as your guide tells you all about the statue's history.
After a visit to the statue, come aboard once again on the ferry to visit Ellis Island. Trace the steps of over 12 million immigrants who have passed here. Climb the famous Stairs of Separation and learn why it had gained its name. Enjoy 2.5 to 3 hours of free time for lunch and sightseeing before you head back to the city for a tour of the 9/11 Memorial.
After being transported back to the city, begin the 9/11 tour by starting at the St. Paul's Chapel, a chapel that was miraculously unharmed by the catastrophe. This chapel was where the friends and families of the victims hung handmade card, pictures, prayers, and memorabilia to find or commemorate the missing victims.
Next, come to the Brookfield Place or the World Financial Center where you can learn about the economic effects that came after the attack. See the Eleven Tears Memorial which commemorates the sad fate of the 11 American Express employees who became victims of the attack. Admire the newly reconstructed Winter Garden Atrium nearby.
Visit the 9/11 Memorial and the two Memorial Pools that had been built in place of the footprints of the original buildings. See the Survivor Tree, a famous tree which had survived the aftermath of the tragic event.
Lastly, visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum, which showcases the artifacts that were salvaged from the time of the attack. These artifacts include the personal belongings of the victims from the buildings and from the plane, an elevator motor, the remnants of a fire truck, passenger belongings from the American Airline plane, a bicycle stand, a window from one of the planes, and so much more. Hear about personal stories coming from the endless videos being played inside the museum. Your tickets are pre-reserved and will allow you to avoid long queues.
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Reserved timed-entry 9/11 Museum tickets (self-guided)
Fully guided Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum tour
Pedestal Tickets for Statue of Liberty
All ferry tickets between Battery Park, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Priority ferry boarding from Battery Park - Statue of Liberty
Meals and drinks
Visit to the Statue of Liberty's crown
Transfers between tours
Tips and gratuities
Children 3 years old and below are free of charge.
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Comfortable shoes are recommended to be worn.
9/11 Memorial Museum is non-guided. An average visit takes approximately two hours.
This tour does not include a visit to the Statue of Liberty's Crown, due to security measures in place by the National Park Services who manage the Statue of Liberty.
Tour participants must be able to climb 215 stairs from Statue lobby to the top of the Pedestal (There is an elevator, but it is for emergency only or special circumstances, such as a guest with a disability and elevator can only fit 6 people at a time.).
Guests will need to pass through airport style security to enter the Statue of Liberty. Certain items are not permitted in the Statue of Liberty and such items will be confiscated and will not be returned.
Please be aware that upon arrival at Liberty Island, if you are carrying a backpack or large bags you are required to put your bag/s into a locker which costs 2 dollars in bills only (no coins accepted). Please be sure to have dollar bills for the lockers.
Please refer to the Statue of Liberty's guidelines on specific prohibited items: http://www.nps.gov/stli/planyourvisit/safetyandsecurtiy.htm.
The guided portion of your tour ends in time for your reserved timed entry, at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, where you will be free to visit the Museum at your leisure, spending as much time as you wish. Please note the average length of visit for 9/11 Museum is 2 hours.
St Paul's Chapel is closed on Tuesdays & Thursdays for renovations for the foreseeable future and may also be closed on other dates. On the days when St. Paul's Chapel is closed, we will tour the grounds and substitute our inside visit for additional sites important to the events of 9/11 but not normally covered on the tour.
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