What To Expect
Start the day at Battery Park. Enjoy priority boarding and be one of the first people aboard one of the first boats to Liberty Island for a stunning ride across the water.
Once docked, visit the island and on to the great lady of NYC: the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy special access to the statue pedestal, allowing you to get closer to the statue than general access visitors. All the better to admire her beauty!
It's back aboard the ferry then for the short ride to Ellis Island, where your expert guide will lead you through the immigration process undergone by 12 million new arrivals. Walk the Stairs of Separation and get a feel for how it must have felt for lovers and families as they awaited their fate, and the start of a new life in land of the free.
Then, walk through the fantastic exhibits of the Ellis Island Museum.
This is where you'll have plenty of time to spare before the next part of journey: a complete One World Observatory & World Trade Centre Tour.
Get to the heart of that terrible tragedy and learn how NYC rebuilt itself bigger, better and stronger on our guided tour.
You'll start out at St. Paul's Chapel, where families and friends came to pray, offer support and await news in the immediate aftermath of the attacks.
Your local guide will also lead you the way to special spots such as the American Express 11 Tears Memorial and the beautiful Winter Garden.
At the 9/11 Memorial, you'll see the Twin Reflecting Pools, built in the footprints of the World Trade Centre and engraved with the names of every victim.
Learn a lot from your guide, like how staff place a single rose in the name of each victim on their birthday.
Visit the Fireman's Memorial to pay tribute and see the Survivor's Tree which miraculously survived the attacks.
The highlight of your tour comes at the end, with a visit to the brand new One World Observatory. With pre-reserved tickets, your visit is guaranteed.
Inside the lobby you'll find videos about the production of this incredible structure - said to be the strongest in the world - and of the men and women who built it.
Then board a "skypod" to travel through time and space: the elevators are covered inside in LCD screens, on which you'll watch the changing face of New York from the 1600's to today, while ascending 102 floors in just 42 seconds! Disembark at the top of One World Tower for incredible panoramic views over NYC. What better way to end a day of looking back with a glance into the future?
Statue of Liberty Museum and Pedestal
Ellis Island Museum
Castle Clinton National Monument
Pier A Harbor House (from exterior)
American Merchant Mariner's Memorial
New York Korean War Veterans Memorial
One World Observatory (Observatory is non-guided)
St Paul's Chapel
One World Trade Center
American Express Eleven Tears Memorial
Brookfield Place (formerly known as World Financial Center)
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
Guaranteed, pre-reserved entrance to One World Observatory
Visit to the Statue of Liberty's crown
Transfers between tours
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Children 3 years old and below are free of charge.
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
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 and descend 215 stairs from the Statue lobby to the top of the pedestal.
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.
Observatory entry is at 5pm. Average length of visit is 1 hour.
No food or beverages may be brought into One World Observatory.
Please note that the tour meeting time is 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.
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