Guided tour

NYC: One World Observatory and World Trade Center Tour

4.6 / 5

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Activity provider: Walks - US

NYC: One World Observatory and World Trade Center Tour

Activity provider: Walks - US

From US$ 79 per person

Take a guided tour of the top sites of the World Trade Center and the memorials. Guarantee your visit to the One World Observatory with pre-reserved tickets. This new attraction is fast becoming the most popular place to visit in New York City!

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Experience the One World Observatory with pre-reserved tickets
  • Visit key sites of the 9/11 Memorial, including the Reflecting Pools and Ladder 10
  • Enjoy a guided tour of personal memorial sites such as St. Paul’s Chapel
Full description
Your 2-hour tour begins at St. Peter’s Church, where families and friends came to pray, offer support, and await news in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. See the hand-drawn cards and memorials, personal memorabilia, and photographs that are still hanging here. Continue on to sites you may have missed if you were visiting on your own. With a local guide leading the way, you’ll see special spots away from the major landmarks. At the 9/11 Memorial, your guide will show you the Twin Reflecting Pools, built in the footprints of the World Trade Center and engraved with the names of every victim. Hear about the staff who place a single rose on the name of each victim on their birthday. Visit the Fireman’s Memorial to pay tribute to those brave men and women who worked around the clock after the attacks. See the Survivor’s Tree, a single tree which miraculously survived the attacks and was nursed back to health by New Yorkers, as a symbol of their enduring strength. 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 regardless of the how large the crowds are. There’s not much explanation needed here so your guide will leave you for an independent visit. Inside the lobby, you’ll find videos about the production of this incredible structure and of the men and women who built it. After the visit you’ll board a skypod for a trip through time and space. Created in association with Universal Studios, the special skypod elevators are covered inside with LCD screens, on which you will watch the changing face of New York from the 1600s to today while ascending 102 floors in just 42 seconds. Disembark at the top of 1 World Tower for incredible panoramic views over the city.
  • Guaranteed, pre-reserved entrance to One World Observatory
  • Expert local tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide at the observatory
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

In front of St Peter's Church, at the intersection of Barclay and Church Street. Your guide will be holding a Walks sign.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the observatory. During high season the wait at security can be up to 20 minutes
  • Certain items are not permitted. Please refer to the observatory's guidelines on prohibited items.
  • Only bags/backpacks/packages no larger than 16 inches high by 18 inches long will be permitted. There are no lockers or storage facilities at this venue.
  • No food or beverages may be brought into the One World Observatory
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • This is a small group tour with a maximum of 10 participants
  • Observatory entry is at 17:00. An average visit lasts approximately 1.5 hours
  • This tour is offered in English only
  • Walks comply with all local government regulations
  • Please refer to New York government guidelines for the most up to date information on Covid-19
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 69 reviews

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My husband and I enjoyed the tour and found it informative

At the end of the tour .We waited on line in the cold for about 10 minutes to get into one world trade observatory. That was a waste of our time and it was cold. Eventually, a staff member announced that to avoid the line u can buy tickets on your phone. I told him that we already had tickets. He said that we did not have to wait on line. It would of been nice if our tour guide gave us that information. We no longer had to wait in line. Time was wasted during check in. Did not start on time.

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December 31, 2017

Jesse our tour guide was awesome!

We loved this tour! Lots of info and very interesting for us and 16 year old son. We were not too crazy about the observatory part though(unguided). It was so crowded , wish we would have picked the memorial museum as the 2nd part instead. Still 5 stars though because the walking tour was so good!

April 16, 2017

Amazing view and knowledgable tour guide

The best review I can give is I would definitely recommend both to friends and family. The tour guide was patient and presented lots of information that was not common knowledge and very informative stories. The view from the One World Observatory is nothing short of amazing and better than the Rock.

June 28, 2016

Product ID: 53655