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  • 9/11 Tour & All Access: 9/11 Memorial, Museum & Observatory

    1. 9/11 Tour & All Access: 9/11 Memorial, Museum & Observatory

    Remember the terrible events of 11 September 2001 on a 9/11 walking tour, and journey through the former World Trade Center in New York. Guided by New Yorkers with a personal connection to 9/11, the tour includes personal anecdotes and touching stories of tragedy and heroism. Meet at St. Paul's Chapel to see the church that miraculously survived the falling buildings and debris, despite being only a block away from the World Trade Center. It became a makeshift rescue center in the aftermath and its iron fence became a bulletin board where family members posted notices of their missing loved ones. Hear heroic stories of the emergency responders at the Firefighter's 9/11 Memorial Wall, and see the Engine and Ladder Company 10/10, the fire station at Ground Zero. Finally, enter the 9/11 Memorial, where you can pay your respects to those who lost their lives. See the Reflecting Absence Mem...

    Excellent guide, he was great. We saw a lot more than we could have on our own, Everything was so interesting and well guided. We were disappointed that the tower portion of the tour was cancelled but that was beyond the tour’s control an we were exhausted anyway so that was no real problem. I would do this tour anytime and would strongly recommend It to anyone.

  • New York: Full-Day Walking Tour with Observatory Entry

    2. New York: Full-Day Walking Tour with Observatory Entry

    Welcome to New York, the city that never sleeps! Get a real feel for the city as you take to its streets and subways with a local guide and experience what Manhattan has to offer. Your full-day tour begins when you meet your guide in Times Square, at the statue of renowned lyricist and composer George M. Cohan. Hear about the history of Times Square and learn how a horse trading market became the most famous intersection in the world. Head out along New York’s Theater District, which for a hundred years has been the center of the world for actors, playwrights, and artists from around the globe. Visit 30 Rockefeller Center and continue east to Fifth Avenue, the world's most expensive street, lined with elegant storefronts such as Saks and Bergdorf Goodman. Stop to admire Patrick’s Cathedral, the New York Public Library, and the Chrysler Building before stepping beneath the arching dom...

    Our tour guide was Jenn. She was amazing! I was in a wheelchair presenting special challenges to Jenn. She was able to make it so my husband and I were able to enjoy the whole tour and not miss anything. Her knowledge, respect, and love for New York shine through and made the tour so interesting. Her ability to answer any question we threw at her was incredible. The best thing besides the beauty of New York was her ability to make our group a little family. The 6 of us left with info about each other and new friendships including our new friendship with Jenn. I highly recommend this tour and I definitely recommend asking for Jenn as your guide. From Cathy Siegmund

  • New York City: 9/11 Memorial Tour

    3. New York City: 9/11 Memorial Tour

    These special 90-minute tours of the 9/11 Memorial are guided by New Yorkers who have a personal connection to that tragic day. Hear their personal stories and the touching recounts of tragedy and heroism of many other everyday citizens. The tour begins at St. Paul's Chapel, the oldest public building in New York City in continuous use. This church miraculously survived the falling buildings and debris from the 9/11 attacks despite it being only a block away. It became a makeshift rescue center during the aftermath and its iron fence became a bulletin board where family members posted notices of their missing loved ones. Today, with the mementos received from people around the world, the church serves as a tribute site. You’ll hear about the heroic emergency responders at the Firefighter's 9/11 Memorial Wall, and see Engine and Ladder Company 10/10, the fire station at Ground Zero. En...

    Guide gave information you would never know if you went on your own. The stories and details of 911 were so engaging.

  • NYC: One World Observatory and World Trade Center Tour

    4. NYC: One World Observatory and World Trade Center Tour

    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 attack...

    Our guide Katherine was outstanding. She shared her personal story and really made it very memorable!

  • New York: 9/11 Tour with Museum and Observatory Tickets

    5. New York: 9/11 Tour with Museum and Observatory Tickets

    Celebrate the actions of the heroes and survivors of Stairwell B on a guided tour of the World Trade Center Complex. Follow the path taken by first responders and learn how they withstood the collapse of the 110-story tower while still inside it. Through photos and memoirs, the tour chronicles the events of 9/11, from the bravery of New York City’s firefighters to the Angel of Stairwell B and the 9/11 Surfer. The guided tour ends at Memorial Plaza, where you’ll learn how the new World Trade Center Complex was designed and constructed. Then visit the National 9/11 Memorial Museum on your own. Discover artifacts found in the wreckage of the former Twin Towers, the first responding vehicles, and the planes that hit the towers.  Continue your self-guided visit by exploring the One World Observatory. Take the 47-second elevator ride up to the observation deck and watch the transformation of...

    I really enjoyed the tour. This is going to (maybe) sound strange. Let me explain -- It was a day of good emotion and reminder, as it caused me to re-live the day. The pictures shown and informational details provided were authentic to what really happened that day and in the USA. It will provide very real description and accurate information about that day -- and not just tour-operator guesses. This is an excellent lead-in to the Museum, which you will be able to do on your own. When done, you will have either re-lived the day's feelings, importance and shock or have a very good idea of what authentically happened that day.

  • NYC: Statue of Liberty, Edge & Ground Zero VIP Tour

    6. NYC: Statue of Liberty, Edge & Ground Zero VIP Tour

    The Big Apple has a lot to offer. Experience the best of the city on a VIP tour with tickets to Edge Observation Deck, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island included.   Start your day by exploring Midtown with your expert local guide. Walk by famous NYC landmarks such as Bryant Park, 42nd Street, 5th Ave, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and Hudson Yards. See the city from above with your entry ticket to NYC's newest observation deck, Edge. Your guide will then take you on the subway down to World Trade Center where you will have an opportunity to pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial Pools and learn about the events of September 11, 2001. Your tour will end at the entrance to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island ferry where you will be escorted to the security checkpoint. Your guide will give you an orientation of Battery Park, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. You’ll receive a d...

  • Statue of Liberty Ellis Island & One World Trade Observatory

    7. Statue of Liberty Ellis Island & One World Trade Observatory

    Meet your guide at Battery Park and enjoy Reserved Timed priority boarding for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty on this program. Designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the iconic copper Statue was built by Gustave Eiffel. Dedicated on 28 October 1886, it was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Continue to Ellis Island, home to a federal immigration station that opened in 1892 and continued operations for more than 60 years before closing in 1954. Millions of immigrants passed through the station during that period. It is thought that at least 40 per cent of all current United States citizens can trace one or more of their ancestors to Ellis Island. After returning to Battery Park, you’ll visit the National September 11 Memorial, the principal monument commemorating the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 that killed 2,507 civilians, 72 law enforcement officers,...

  • 9/11 Memorial Tour with Optional One World Observatory Entry

    8. 9/11 Memorial Tour with Optional One World Observatory Entry

    Pay your respects to the heroes of 9/11 with a visit to St. Paul's Chapel, where emergency rescue centers were set up immediately after the September 11 attacks.  Pause to reflect at the 9/11 Memorial Pools, built on the site of the former World Trade Center and see the names of the 2,983 men, women and children killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. Learn about Freedom Tower at the heart of the rebuilt complex. Then, skip the ticket lines to the One World Observatory and take the Sky Pod elevator to the 102nd floor in 60 seconds. Get breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Empire State Building and more.

    Had a wonderful time with Bonnie. She was a delightful guide and made our trip fun and informative. I would recommend her to anyone!

  • NYC: Historical Walking Tour w/ Optional Attraction Ticket

    9. NYC: Historical Walking Tour w/ Optional Attraction Ticket

    After putting on your own private audio headset, your walking tour begins across the street from Trinity Church, the gravesite of Alexander Hamilton, where you will be met by your first storytellers. They may be an aristocrat or a street urchin from the seventeen hundreds. As the past unfolds, you will see the history of the seaport coming to life in front of your eyes. Walk onto the 9/11 Memorial grounds hearing all that has taken place and all that the future holds for the city that is always reinventing itself. This 3-hour tour will provide a comprehensive insight into all that makes Lower Manhattan a must-visit destination Want to take a break? This tour offers two optional walk points allowing you to customize your day downtown. As the first of three segments comes to a close at Pier 15 you may want to spend time exploring the Seaport and its many retail shops and restaurants. Whe...

    Great tour but be sure to go on a cooler day. I went on a really hot day and was super uncomfortable. Our tour guide Julia was really knowledgeable, and told us lots of interesting facts!

  • New York: Statue of Liberty and One World Observatory

    10. New York: Statue of Liberty and One World Observatory

    Get the best of the “Big Apple” with a combined, 2-part tour of two of New York’s main attractions. Start your day at Battery Park, where priority boarding will get you on one of the 1st ferries of the day to leave for Liberty Island. Marvel at the views of New York City as you sail across the harbor. On arrival at Liberty Island, enjoy a tour of the Statue of Liberty. Re-board the ferry to cross to Ellis Island, and learn about the immigration process that 12 million new arrivals to the New World underwent. 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 new life in the “Land of the Free.” Break for lunch, before your afternoon tour of the 9/11 Memorial and One World Observatory. Go to the heart of the terrible tragedy of 11 September 2001, and learn how the city rebuilt itself, bigger, better and stronger...

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based on 1,142 reviews

Our tour guide was Jenn. She was amazing! I was in a wheelchair presenting special challenges to Jenn. She was able to make it so my husband and I were able to enjoy the whole tour and not miss anything. Her knowledge, respect, and love for New York shine through and made the tour so interesting. Her ability to answer any question we threw at her was incredible. The best thing besides the beauty of New York was her ability to make our group a little family. The 6 of us left with info about each other and new friendships including our new friendship with Jenn. I highly recommend this tour and I definitely recommend asking for Jenn as your guide. From Cathy Siegmund

I really enjoyed the tour. This is going to (maybe) sound strange. Let me explain -- It was a day of good emotion and reminder, as it caused me to re-live the day. The pictures shown and informational details provided were authentic to what really happened that day and in the USA. It will provide very real description and accurate information about that day -- and not just tour-operator guesses. This is an excellent lead-in to the Museum, which you will be able to do on your own. When done, you will have either re-lived the day's feelings, importance and shock or have a very good idea of what authentically happened that day.

Jenn Andres was a fantastic guide! Lots of great info, good pace for the day, and great energy throughout. We had a range of ages from 11 to 47 and all were very happy. Highly recommend!

Guide gave information you would never know if you went on your own. The stories and details of 911 were so engaging.

Everyrhing was amazing. Jared our guide fenomenal!!