New York In A Day: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Midtown Walking Tour

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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What To Expect

There's just so much to see in New York City! Do not waste time in the city that never sleeps and enjoy this tour which covers the whole city in a single glorious day: 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 on a guided walking tour and skip long lines to take in the views from the Empire State Building.

Highlights

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

  • Use priority access tickets to 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

  • Explore some of NYC’s most popular modern landmarks: Times Square, St Patrick’s Cathedral and the Grand Central Terminal

  • 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

Specifications

Type:
Tours around New York
Departs From:
New York
Meeting Point:
22 Barclay St, New York, NY 10007, United States. In front of St Peter's Catholic Church, at the intersection of Barclay Street and Church Street
Duration:
8 hours
Availability:
Wednesday and Saturday at 10:00 AM
Product Code:
14998
Voucher info:
Print voucher. You will not have access to the tour without this voucher.
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Description

Meet your guide and small group and brace yourself for an unforgettable experience. 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 the walking tour your guide will leave you at the 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)

  • Times Square

  • Radio City Music Hall

  • Bryant Park

  • 5th Avenue

  • The Diamond District

  • St Patrick’s Cathedral

  • Grand Central Terminal

  • The Empire State Building

Includes

  • 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 walking tour

Excludes

  • 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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