Full day Tour: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island and One World Observatory Tour

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What To Expect

As home to NYC's most important sites, Lower Manhattan is high on the priority list of most visitors. Visit the famous Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Observatory and World Trade Centre Tour in this full-day tour, and get the most from your time in the Big Apple with expert local guides and small groups of only 20 people (or fewer).

Highlights

  • Enjoy a fun and informative tour of the most emblematic places in Lower Manhattan

  • Explore around the historical areas of Ellis Island and the world-famous Statue of Liberty

  • Enjoy a scenic 360-degree view of Manhattan at the recently opened One World Observatory

  • Learn about the rich histories of the places you will visit from a knowledgeable guide

Specifications

Type:
Tours around New York
Departs From:
New York
Meeting Point:
Pier A Harbor House
Duration:
8 hours approx.
Availability:
daily except Sunday at 9:00 AM
Product Code:
14989
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Description

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?

Visited sites:

  • Statue of Liberty Museum and Pedestal

  • Ellis Island Museum

  • Castle Clinton National Monument

  • Pier A Harbor House (from exterior)

  • American Merchant Mariner's Memorial

  • The Sphere

  • New York Korean War Veterans Memorial

  • One World Observatory (Observatory is non-guided)

  • St Paul's Chapel

  • Survivor Tree

  • Winter Garden

  • Fireman's Memorial

  • One World Trade Center

  • American Express Eleven Tears Memorial

  • Brookfield Place (formerly known as World Financial Center)

  • 9/11 Memorial Pools

Includes

  • 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

  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer

Excludes

  • Visit to the Statue of Liberty's crown

  • Transfers between tours

  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Please Note

  • 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.

  • The ferry does not operate during heavy rain or other adverse weather conditions; when this occurs, an alternative option is provided.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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