New York in a Day with Boat Tour, 9/11 Memorial & Empire State Building

We had the best experience. Our guide Rob was wonderful and full of information. I would recommend this tour. It's a great way to see the cityMary Anne A., United States – See more reviews
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See the best of New York City in just one day on this fully-guided tour. Sail past the Statue of Liberty, see how New York has recovered and rebuilt at the 9/11 Memorial, explore the most iconic sights of Midtown (like Times Square) on a guided walking tour and skip long lines to take in the views from the Empire State Building.


  • See all of NYC's most iconic landmarks in a single day

  • Avoid long lines with your priority access tickets and go straight to the top of the Empire State Building

  • From the water, get stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and panoramas of the Brooklyn Bridge

  • Stroll along some of NYC’s most popular modern landmarks like Times Square, St Patrick’s Cathedral and the Grand Central Terminal with a guide

  • Visit the Financial District and learn about the nonstop pace of the world's financial center

  • Visit the 9/11 Memorial to learn about one of the darkest chapters in the history, but also how it has rebuilt

  • Take a somber, yet uplifting tour of the 9/11 Memorial


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Departs From:
New York
Meeting Point:
In front of St Peter's Catholic Church
8 hours
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:00 AM
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Your day starts in Lower Manhattan where you'll meet your friendly, expert guide and a small group of maximum 20 people. Things start on a somber but ultimately uplifting note at the 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center where you’ll learn about a dark hour in New York City’s history and how the city has rebuilt and come back even stronger. Then it’s off to the Financial District to visit Wall Street and learn about the highs and lows of life on the New York Stock Exchange.

Next, catch your New York Water Taxi for a harbor cruise. With your guide on hand to point out the sights, get the same views of New York as many of the city’s early immigrants did as they sailed in from the Old World. This is, hands down, the best way to see the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty up close while hearing the incredible stories behind their constructions.

After disembarking, it’s time for lunch. Catch a shuttle to Midtown Manhattan and stop at City Kitchen for something to eat (this food market is as diverse as NYC itself, with offers ranging from tacos to lobster or sushi. Lunch is not included so the choice is yours). Then it’s time to pound the pavement.

Midtown Manhattan is where you’ll find all the iconic sights of the city. With your guide at the helm, explore Times Square, the Rockefeller Center, St Patrick’s Cathedral and Grand Central Terminal. Strolling with a local means you’ll find secret nooks and crannies like the Whispering Arch at Grand Central and hear all the local legends.

After your walking tour, your guide will leave you at your final stop: The Empire State Building. With pre-reserved priority passes skip most of the lines here and head up to the observation deck on the dizzying 86th floor. Enjoy this part of your tour alone (your guide will leave you at the entrance) so you can spend as much time as you like looking out over the city, soaking up your bird’s eye view of all the sights you have spent the day seeing.

Visited sites:

  • The 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center

  • The Financial District

  • Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge (from boat)

-Lunch at City Kitchen (at your own expense)

  • Times Square

  • Radio City Music Hall

  • Bryant Park

  • 5th Avenue

  • The Diamond District

  • St Patrick’s Cathedral

  • Grand Central Terminal

  • The Empire State Building


  • Harbor cruise by New York Water Taxi

  • Priority-access entrance to the Empire State Building

  • Guided tour of the Financial District, 9/11 Memorial & Midtown


  • Meals and Drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Please Note

  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.

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

  • Comfortable walking shoes and warm clothes are recommended.

  • You must bring only small backpacks and regular-size handbags for Security Check at the Empire State Building.

  • Please note that Monpods and Tripods are not permitted in the Empire State Building.

  • You must arrive 15 minutes before scheduled departure.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% Cancellation Fee (0% reimbursement): 8 days prior to 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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