Well informed guide with a great humor. I have seen ground zero many times, but the guide could give me a lot of useful and interesting information.
We had a really interesting tour guide--who had actually been in NYC on 9/11 and his first hand recount made it all so real and vivid. I spent 3 and a half hours in the museum before I even looked at my watch--it was as though time was suspended. Very very moving and interesting --would recommend it to anyone
This tour excited us, starting with the walking tour of Wall St. To the 9/11 Memorial then the fun cruise to to the Statue of Liberty and a visit at Ellis Island on the return cruise. Educational and fun-filled sight-seeing alll the way. Just loved it.
this tour around Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial was very interesting, we got a lot of information by a a great guide. it was a very moving experience.
We met our tourguide, Rachel, in front of the New York Stock Exchange. From the moment we met her, we knew this would be a great experience. Despite being a brutally cold, windy day, she was extremely enthusiastic about showing us New York. The history we learned far exceeded our expectations - we would have never learned as much if we would have visited the sites on our own. The 9/11 Memorial is humbling; the personal experiences Rachel shared with us from people she's had on her tours really made it more memorable. Two things to be aware of: these are CLEARLY pointed out on the tour's description, but I want to reinforce them here. The guide does not accompany you out to the Statue of Liberty. We would have loved to have had her insights on that piece of the tour too. More importantly, when they say this is a walking tour, it's really a WALKING tour! We had several older ladies with us who had a hard time keeping up toward the end. Rachel kept us moving, but we never felt rushed. She handled our "straglers" very professionally. If you have someone in your party who may not have the stamina for a 2-3 hour outdoor adventure, you may want to look for another option. However, if you are capable of walking several miles do not miss this tour. It was a great value for the money and we highly recommend it!
We were in New York November 2014 and booked a couple of trips through Viator. I am so glad we did as they were amazing we were at the top of Empire State Building first and the views are spectacular, our tour guide Heidi was brilliant very knowledgeable and funny. We then had a bus tour to the intrepid air museum and on to the 9/11 memorial which we also booked the extra option of tickets round the museum. I would highly recommend booking any trip through Viator, they are very good value for money.
This tour was very good, Rachel our tour guide did a brilliant job despite the bitter cold weather -16 on the day .
We went back to 9/11 site and museum ,
we where so moved by it.
A tremendous tour, guide Patrick was superb.He was highly motivated on a very cold Sunday morning.
Tour started at 9.00AM and lasted to 11.30AM. We met just outside Wall St and walked through this district to 9/11 and then onto the drop off at the ferry for the Statue of Liberty.Guide was highly imformative not only on the main attractions but on other areas of interest on our walk.
Remember to tip the guide,Patrick deserved it on this trip,unfortunately we were the only ones who did!!!
Only 12 people on trip so there was a nice friendly atmosphere within the group.
Really fine two day view of key sights on Lower Manhattan. Getting into Empire State early is worth the whole price. Adding the 9/11 memorial and boat taxi to Statue of Liberty even made it better. Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Only complaint was short amount of time at Aircraft Carrier
WE had a fabulous review of the WTC and what happened on that tragic morning. Our outside tour guide was extremley well versed on what hapend and the future of Ground Zero.
A very interesting and poignant tour led by a passionate tour guide. It over-ran by about an hour though so we had to leave early and look at the twin pools by ourselves on our way back. This isn't a bad thing, only if you have to get to the airport like we did! So allow extra time. But we thought it was a fitting tribute to 9/11 and we enjoyed seeing the new World Trade Center being built. Would definitely recommend.
Doing what: World Trade Center Walking Tour
It is a very underwhelming start and not what one would expect , but once inside you will be impressed.... Very hard to find...outside sandwich board is landmark. If you want ground zero, this ain't it for you..if you want emotion this is it.."
Doing what: Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour
We did the 3 hour tour on December 21 and would highly recommend it. Our tour guide, Debbie, was great and was able to share her personal experiences from the day of 9/11, as well as before and after. She was highly knowledgable and despite the seriousness of the tour, was also able to make it an enjoyable and fun experience. Definitely recommend this tour if you're interested in learning more about the history of this terrible day and how NYC has recovered since.
Doing what: World Trade Center Walking Tour
The tour was terrific. Our guide was informative and conversational and friendly and very knowledgeable about New York history and 9/11 details. The museum is incredible and each exhibit so well put together. Allow a good six hours to see it all between the tour and the museum.
This tour was great. We started at 7:30am and finished around 1:30pm. We signed up for the optional 2pm 9/11 Museum Tour, which was definitely worth it. We ended up using our 2-day Water Taxi (ferry) pass the next day, since there was too much to see the first day.
It was great to bypass the Empire State Building lines to visit the top (we came around Christmastime and the lines were soooo long!!). The bus ride was great and very informative. The Intrepid Museum was awesome and I liked how the time was limited so I didn't have to stay too long (my husband would have wanted to stay for hours!). The ferry ride was fun (a bit windy and cold!) but very informative. Visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum was very memorable. Great walk through the streets for more info about the city's history.
Would highly recommend this tour and especially our wonderful tour guide, Heidi! We enjoyed her informative presentations, her upbeat personality, and great sense of humor.
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