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NYC: Walking Tour & Optional One World Observatory Ticket

NYC: Walking Tour & Optional One World Observatory Ticket

From US$ 89 per person

Take a full-day tour of New York’s top attractions. See the most popular sights with a local guide. Enjoy commentary and stories along the way. Head to the One World Observatory for panoramic views.

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Duration 6 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an action-packed day that takes you to the most popular sights of New York City
  • See iconic attractions such as the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and more
  • Head to the One World Observatory for the best views of Manhattan and the surrounding area
Full description

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 dome of Grand Central, where you’ll have lunch. After lunch you’ll hop on the subway like a true New Yorker and head downtown to Wall Street, where you can rub the nose of the Wall Street Bull for good luck! Walk through the financial capital of the world and head to Battery Park, where the ferry awaits to show you the Statue of Liberty. The Staten Island ferry will not stop on Liberty Island, but will sail past it for a view of Lady Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline. Upon returning, your guide will take you to visit the 9/11 Memorial. At the conclusion of your tour you will be admitted to The Observatory at the One World Trade Center Tower (also know as "Freedom Tower"). This panoramic observation deck is a marvel of engineering and architecture. The program begins in the lobby of the Freedom Tower with "Voices" - a film dedicated to the men and women of the World Trade Towers and the new One World Trade Center. You will then take the "Sky Pod" elevator, which rises 1,250 feet in the air in 60 seconds.

The Observation Deck begins on the 102nd floor with the See Forever Theater and moves down to the 100th floor, where the main observation deck is situated. Immersive LED displays, interactive touch screen video, and dining options mean there's plenty to do, but the true draw is the view - hundreds of feet above even the impressive New York Skyline stretching across all of Manhattan.

The Itinerary

Times Square Broadway Theater District Rockefeller Center St. Patrick’s Cathedral Fifth Ave Shops New York Public Library Chrysler Building Grand Central Terminal New York City Subway Charging Bull Alexander Hamilton Customs House Canyon of Heroes/Ticker Tape Parade Route Brooklyn Bridge Statue of Liberty and NYC Skyline via Staten Island Ferry Trinity Church National 9/11 Memorial Wall Street New York Stock Exchange Federal Hall One World Observatory (ticket included)

Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • One World Observatory ticket
  • 7-hours of action filled tour of NYC's top attractions by foot, subway and ferry
  • Learn to ride NYC Subway with your professional and entertaining guide
  • Subway card
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Your guide can help you purchase your New York subway card (not included).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 184 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Gary was amazing. I saw and learned about New York. It was a full day of adventure. It was so nice being shown around by a real New Yorker. The history he brought, and humor, kept the day moving at a good pace. Because of him, I know what places I am interested in exploring further. Kudos to a valuable tour and a very valuable guide.

May 5, 2022

Check in was easy. Our tour guide, Rob is a retired history teacher, so he is very comfortable speaking in front of a group and dealing with all kinds of people. The tour stops were organized with time to explore and take pictures. Rob knew the history of our stops and had stories about each place. He really made the past come alive and included current events. The whispering gallery at Grand Central Station was my favorite little tidbit. I will not spoil the surprise for anyone, but it was a cool effect. The walking pace was not too strenuous; no hills or fast pace. What made this tour stand out was the subway ride. I wanted to become familiar with the subway system so that I would not need to take Uber or Lyft to each location I will visit for any future trips to New York. There was a couple from England, two brothers from Ireland, a lady from India, a man from Montenegro, and I was the lone American tourist. Rob is a wonderful tour guide, and I would highly recommend him to anyone .

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April 28, 2022

If you can only take one tour in New York, make it this one. Claire is an INCREDIBLE tour guide - knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She filled the day was a ton of information and a ton of fun. During the tour, you see all the highlights, ride the Staten Island Ferry and learn about the city's fascinating history. A perfect way to spend a day in the city!

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September 27, 2021

Product ID: 53784