Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & 9/11 Tour with Priority One World Observatory Tickets

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Location: New York
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 8.0 - hours
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights - Take an early ferry to Liberty Island (arriving before the crowds!) for a guided tour with an expert local tour guide.
- Enjoy a guided tour of historic Ellis Island immigration center and museum, following in the footsteps of 12 million immigrants.
- Guaranteed visit to One World Observatory with pre-reserved tickets.
- Visit the key sites of the 9/11 Memorial, including Reflecting Pools.
- Guided tour of personal memorial sites such as Fireman’s Memorial, for a human insight.
- With a well-planned itinerary, pre-reserved tickets and special access to the ferry, we’ve thought of everything – so you can relax and enjoy your time with our expert local tour guides.
Summary
Get the most from your time in the Big Apple on our full-day, Complete Lower Manhattan Tour, a combination of our 9/11 Tour and our Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island tour (but at a lower price), with expert local guides and small groups of only 20 people or fewer.
Description
Our day starts early, at Battery Park. With priority boarding you’ll be one of the first people aboard one of the first boats to Liberty Island. Snag the best seats for a stunning ride across the water and get to know your guide a little. Once docked, your guide will lead you on a tour of the island and to the great lady of NYC – the Statue of Liberty. 
 
It’s back aboard the ferry then for the short ride to Ellis Island. Here you’ll be particularly grateful for your expert guide as they 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.
 
Your guide will walk you through the fantastic exhibits of the Ellis Island Museum, answering any questions you may have. This is where the first part of your tour ends, and with 2.5 – 3 hours before the next leg of our Lower Manhattan journey, you have plenty of time to spare. Spend a little while more on Ellis Island if you like, before hopping on the ferry back to Battery Park (included in the price) and getting lunch on your way to the meeting point for our afternoon activity – a complete One World Observatory & World Trade Centre Tour.
 
 
Standing tall and proud on the site of the 9/11 attacks, One World Tower is a testament to a city that was knocked down and got back up again. 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. Peter’s Church followed by a visit of St. Paul’s Chapel with a more personal insight into the drama that unfolded here. This was where families and friends came to pray, offer support and await news in the immediate aftermath of the attacks; as testified by the hand-drawn cards and memorials, personal memorabilia and photographs that still hang here.
  
At the 9/11 Memorial too, your guide will make your visit that bit more special. Together 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 the little nuances that make it more touching; like how staff place a single rose in 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 to go ahead 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 - 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. Created in association with Universal Studios, the special ‘skypod’ elevators are covered inside in LCD screens, on which you’ll 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 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. 


Commentary English: Guide
Included Guided Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour
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
Excluded Access to Statue of Liberty Crown, Statue of Liberty Museum and Pedestal
Transfers between tours
Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
Gratuities
Know before you book Please note, the ferry does not operate during heavy rain or other adverse weather conditions; when this occurs, an alternative option is provided.
This tour does not include the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Observatory entry is at 5pm. Average length of visit is 1 hour.
Know before you go 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.
Please note, the ferry does not operate during heavy rain or other adverse weather conditions; when this occurs, an alternative option is provided.
Please be aware that upon arrival at Liberty Island, if you are carrying a backpack or large bags you are required to put your bag/s into a locker which costs $0.25 only. Clients MUST have a quarter and cannot use a dime and a nickle for example.
Please note, only water in a clear container/bottle is allowed through security and on Liberty Island. No other beverages and containers/bottles are allowed.
Please note you will need to pass through airport style security to enter One World Observatory, and unavoidable lines can build up as people pass through security. Certain items are not permitted in the Observatory and such items will be confiscated and will not be returned. Please refer to One World Observatory's guidelines on specific prohibited items: https://oneworldobservatory.com/content/uploads/2015/03/OWO-Prohibited-Items.pdf
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 One World Observatory.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-01-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 20 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
April 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 9:00 AM Departure - Daily
October 01, 2020 October 31, 2021 8:30 AM Departure - Not running

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7044182, -74.017902
Address: MORNING TOUR PART: Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, New York City, New York, 10004, US
Directions: https://www.google.de/maps/place/Pier+A+Harbor+House/@40.7044182,-74.017902,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xcf6e2ea789847aa7
Notes: Directions by subway: Take Line 4 or 5 to Bowling Green, or Lines 1 or R to Rector Street. Walk towards the water. Pier A Harbor House is to the right of the Statue of Liberty ferry and Castle Clinton
Start Location Notes MORNING TOUR PART: Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, New York City, New York, 10004, US
Start Location Notes AFTERNOON TOUR PART: St Peters Church, 22 Barclay St, New York City, New York, 10007, US
End Location Address One World Trade Center Observatory, on Vesey St and West St, New York City, New York, 10006
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7121554, -74.0093491
Address: AFTERNOON TOUR PART: St Peters Church, 22 Barclay St, New York City, New York, 10007, US
Directions: https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Saint+Peter+Roman+Catholic+Church/@40.7121554,-74.0093491,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xb85602cc0219ea62!8m2!3d40.712362!4d-74.009564
Notes: Arriving by subway: 2/3/4/5 Wall St Station; 1/R Rector St Station
Start Location Notes MORNING TOUR PART: Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, New York City, New York, 10004, US
Start Location Notes AFTERNOON TOUR PART: St Peters Church, 22 Barclay St, New York City, New York, 10007, US
End Location Address One World Trade Center Observatory, on Vesey St and West St, New York City, New York, 10006
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 40.7133444, -74.0155564
Address: One World Trade Center Observatory, on Vesey St and West St, New York City, New York, 10006
Notes:
Start Location Notes MORNING TOUR PART: Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, New York City, New York, 10004, US
Start Location Notes AFTERNOON TOUR PART: St Peters Church, 22 Barclay St, New York City, New York, 10007, US
End Location Address One World Trade Center Observatory, on Vesey St and West St, New York City, New York, 10006

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years $127.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years $107.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years $0.00 Available on request

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Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

FAQ What can I bring with me on my Statue of Liberty tour?

Guests will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the Statue of Liberty. Certain items are not permitted inside the Statue and such items will be confiscated and will not be returned. These items include all weapons; scissors, sharp items and tools; face masks or any items designed to conceal the identity of the wearer. Large packages, suitcases and backpacks will also not be allowed on the ferry to Liberty Island. Please be aware that after the ferry, upon arrival at Liberty Island, there is another level of security. If you are carrying a backpack or large bag at this point, you are required to put your bag/s into a locker which costs $2.00 in bills only (no coins accepted). Please be sure to have dollar bills for the lockers. Other items not allowed inside at this point include food & drink, strollers, tripods, pocket-knives, laptops and tablet keyboards.

Are visits to the statue of liberty ever canceled due to weather?

Our Statue of Liberty tours run rain or shine but the one exception is if the coastguard stops water traffic in New York Harbor due to inclement weather.

I have mobility issues/use a wheelchair, can I take The Statue tour?

Yes! The Statue Pedestal has elevator access so we are happy to accommodate wheelchair users or those with limited mobility on this tour. The only part you will not be able to visit is a small platform at the very top of the Statue Pedestal.

Does the Statue tour include access to the Statue Crown?

No. Unfortunately, tickets for the Statue of Liberty Crown are extremely limited, at only 365 per day, and sell out months in advance. Walks does not provide any tours that include the Statue of Liberty Crown.

Does this tours visit the hospitals on Ellis Island?

No, the old hospitals are not open to the public. Walks does not provide any tours that include the Ellis Island old hospital.

Confirmation necessary? No
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