4.5 star rating: Recommended 1644 Reviews

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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Very good and recommend the Express ticket were you jump all the queues.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

The day we visited the Empire State Building we really did not need the skip the line ticket because there were no lines. We were very impressed with our visit to this icon of American ingenuity! We loved all the views of NYC and the explainations we received via audio.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This too was a great tour. We probably wouldn't have needed to pay extra for the express because there weren't many people in line. However, better safe than sorry!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

A must do when visiting NYC! We had express pass, which saved us some time as we went directly to the top and skipped elevator lines. Make sure to tell elevator attendants that you have the express pass if you pay for it. We did not go to the 102nd floor which costs $20 more. You can see all you need to form the 86th floor. Make sure to listen to the audio guide when outside. A great description of what you are looking at on each side of the building!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Lovely at 11pm nice and empty no queues

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Excellent view,only problem is that it gets really crowded on sunset,paid for the express pass it was worth every penny not to wait in the queue ,a must if visiting New York

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

I took one tour in New York and this was it. A bit cool on the top with the wind blowing, but the view is so worth it. Am glad I was bundled up. I went in the morning and it wasn't so crowded.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Our tickets were honored quickly and we skipped all the lines! The day was spectacular. Won't hesitate to use Viator again! Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Brilliant from start to finish. Loved it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Fantastic - you cannot go to New York without doing this iconic activity and this was probably the best value ticket we bought in advance. We wanted to see the sunset so went at 3.30pm and the queue was 3 hours long - skip the line tickets meant we were up on the 86th floor in about 10 minutes, so it was very worthwhile. If you plan to go late evening though or very early morning, the express tickets may not be worth paying for - certainly there's no queue at 10pm, but if you're going during the day, get these!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Best money we spent. no queues.no time wasted in new york!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

You must use this skip the line offer. It takes hours off of your
sightseeing time. Only way to go to the Empire State Building

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Upgrade and go to the 102nd floor, completely worth it!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Fast Pass is the only way to go!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

We had a great time it was very informative a lot of fun and the staff was fantastic I would highly recommend this tour...

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