Viator VIP: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial
This exclusive tour also includes skip-the-line entry to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, home of the Space Shuttle Enterprise, as well a visit to the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center. You’ll also join your guide on an open-top bus tour of Midtown, including Times Square and Rockefeller Plaza, and you can take a hop-on-hop-off cruise at your leisure to view the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and other attractions in Lower Manhattan.
- Exclusive to Viator
- All entrance fees included
- Editor's Pick
- Family friendly
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- Tour is wheelchair accessible
When you’re done viewing the city from above, see it from ground level by joining your guide on an open-top bus tour of Midtown. Pass Rockefeller Center, Times Square, St Patrick's Cathedral and many other well-known sites before arriving at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, home to the Space Shuttle Enterprise. Following a journey to New York by 747 jumbo jet and river barge, the space shuttle opened in July 2012 and is housed in a special pavilion that celebrates its rich history and offers an innovative and interactive visitor experience. Your guide will lead you to the front of the line before the exhibition opens so you can go straight in with your skip-the-line ticket and have maximum time to view this thrilling new exhibition that showcases science, technology and engineering. You can also explore the USS Intrepid, an aircraft carrier housed at the museum.
Next, board a hop-on-hop-off cruise with your guide at Pier 79. Hop off at Battery Park, where you'll take a walking tour through the world-famous financial center of Wall Street on your way to the 9/11 Memorial. See the twin reflecting pools – which sit exactly where the Twin Towers once stood and are inscribed with the names of the nearly 3,000 victims of the terrorist attacks – and witness the World Trade Center rebuilding taking place.
Inside the memorial, the guided portion of your tour ends at approximately 1pm. From here, you can stay inside the memorial as long as you wish, and then continue your sightseeing independently by rejoining the hop-on-hop-off cruise at your leisure – your ticket is valid for the rest of the day. The cruise makes two more stops at historic South Street Seaport and the Fulton Ferry landing in Brooklyn before taking you past the Statue of Liberty for great photo opportunities of NYC's most revered landmark. Enjoy this leisurely cruise as you take in the Manhattan skyline and reflect on your VIP tour of New York City!
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Enjoy This Viator VIP Tour of New York's Most Popular Sites
- Admission to the Empire State Building
- Open-top bus tour
- Skip-the-line entrance to Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
- Hop-on-hop-off cruise on the Hudson River
- Walking tour of Battery Park and Lower Manhattan
- English-speaking local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- 9/11 Memorial admission (September 10 and 11 only)
- Statue of Liberty admission
- VIP experience exclusive to Viator
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- For September 10-11, the 9/11 Memorial will not be visited during those dates
Reviewed by: MARTIN F, July 2014
The tour guide Jim was very informative. He gave an amusing and engaging insight to New York. We as a family can honestly highly recommend the tour.
Reviewed by: Austin, July 2014
First to the top of the Empire State building. Waited for building to open then to the top. Awesome view.
First in line ( nope we actually cut around people in line) at the air/space museum. And the taxi ferry was as advertised doing the hop on hop off loop down to the Brooklyn bridge in front of the Statue of Liberty and back to where we boarded. Great day