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One World Observatory & World Trade Center Tour

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Go and experience a majestic panoramic view of lower Manhattan up New York's newest skyscraper, the One World Observatory! Learn all about the world famous 9/11 attack as you visit the 9/11 memorial, the St. Paul Chapel, and many other significant memorials. Enjoy one of NYC Best Observatories!

  • Enjoy a scenic 360 degree view of Manhattan at the recently opened One World Observatory
  • Visit some of the most important sites around the World Trade Center such as the St. Paul's Chapel, Reflecting Pools, and the Fireman's Memorial
  • Learn about the events that occurred during the 9/11 tragedy from the stories of your guide


Get up close and personal with the happenings during the 9/11 attack as you relive it on your visit to the One World Tower. Take the chance to discover the 9/11 Memorials and the surrounding locations that are significant to the catastrophe.

Start off the tour by heading out to St. Paul's Chapelwhere the families and friends of the victims came to post pictures of their missing loved ones and to pray for their safety or location as well. You will get to see handmade cards and personal memorabilia on your visit.

Come to the American Express 11 Tears Memorial, a memorial dedicated to the 11 American Express employees whom were killed during the attack. Take time to visit the majestic, recently-restored Winter Garden, a venue which was also destroyed during the attack.

Next, explore the 9/11 Memorial where you will be able to visit the Twin Reflecting Pools which is made special by having the names of all the victims of the attack engraved on it. Each year, every victim is offered a single rose on their name during their birthday. See the miraculous Survivor's Tree which survived even after the attack.

The Fireman's Memorial will give you the opportunity to pay tribute to the men and women who risked their lives for others during the attack.

Your visit to the One World Observatory will serve as the highlight of your tour. The pre-reserved tickets will allow you to enter the observatory without experiencing the long queue. You will be guaranteed an independent visit to the observatory.

As you enter the lobby, you will be greeted with videos depicting the construction of the observatory. Get inside the skypod, a visual representation of what New York looked like from the 1600s until today as you ascend from the ground floor to the 102th in just 42 seconds! This presentation was created together with Universal Studios.

End the day by reaching the top of the One World Observatory to admire the panoramic view of the city and its impressive skyline.


  • Expert local guide

  • Reserved entry tickets to the One World Observatory (non guided)

  • 9/11 Memorial, Reflecting Pools, and Ladder 10 visit

  • Guided tour of St. Paul's Chapel and other memorial sites


  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 3 years old and below are free of charge.

  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.

  • All venues on this tour are wheelchair accessible.

  • One World Observatory is non-guided.

  • 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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  • One World Trade Center pre-reserved ticket
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One World Observatory & World Trade Center Tour

Duration: 2:30 hour(s)
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  • 14:45

    Check-in at St. Peter's Church

  • 15:00

    St. Peter's Church

    Pay a visit to St. Peter's Church, the site where thousands of New Yorkers gathered to await news, pray and mourn after the 9/11 attacks.

  • Ground Zero and World Trade Center Memorial

    Ground Zero is the 14.6-acre area where the World Trade Center complex stood before the 9/11 terror attacks. In this tour, discover a different kind of Ground Zero when you visit the Reflecting Absence Memorial, the two beautiful reflecting pools built in the footprint of the Twin Towers.

  • Sky Pods

    Get your ticket from your guide and ride up to the One World Trade Center Observatory Deck, deemed to be one of the best visits in the world, aboard the Sky Pods. These are the state-of-the-art elevators that can take you to 102nd floor in just 43 seconds.

  • One World Trade Center Observatory

    In here, see a majestic 360° view of New York City's famous skyline. Also, learn about how the gigantic structure was built to be the strongest building in the world.

  • 17:00

    Check-out at One World Trade Center Observatory

  • (For Check-In) St Peter's Catholic Church (St Peter's Catholic Church, Barclay Street, New York, NY, United States) Time: 14:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) One World Observatory (One World Observatory, Fulton Street, New York, NY, United States) Time: 17:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) St Peter's Catholic Church (St Peter's Catholic Church, Barclay Street, New York, NY, United States) Time: 14:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) One World Observatory (One World Observatory, Fulton Street, New York, NY, United States) Time: 17:00:00

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  • Security check will be carried out at the One World Observation Deck. Please note that prohibited items will be forfeited.

  • 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.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Luggage that is (height) 63 m x (length) 43 cm x (depth) 22 cm or more is not allowed.

  • Tripod, lighting and professional camera are not permitted.

  • No pets (excluding service animals such as guide dogs) allowed.

  • Bikes, scooters, roller skates, inline skates, wheeled shoes, or non-folding strollers are not allowed.

  • Bats, golf clubs, or any kind of weapon are strictly prohibited.

  • Weather appropriate clothing.

  • No flashy / gaudy clothing

  • No flip-flops

  • No see-through fabrics

  • No outside food or drink allowed.

Additional Note(s)
  • The tickets for the One World Observation Deck are included in the tour, but the guide does not go inside. The guide will give you a ticket at the end of the tour, and you will go sightseeing by yourself.

  • The tickets for the 9/11 Memorial Museum are not included in the trip and tour fee.

  • Tours are in English only.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 12.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 15:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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