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.
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!
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.
Fantastic tour, skip the line option was great and viator voucher holders don't need to exchange tickets, paper voucher works !!
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
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.
Our tickets were honored quickly and we skipped all the lines! The day was spectacular. Won't hesitate to use Viator again! Highly recommend.
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!!
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
Seeing the city from the Observation Deck was better than I expected. I better appreciated the "skip the line option" after witnessing the lines.
This has to be the ONLY way to see the ESB! We went during the holidays. When we got there the line.... wow...L O N G. We, literally, walked into the building and had a private escort right to the top. Flashed our tickets and they opened the ropes for us. We had a private elevator up and down! People looked at us with looks that said, "Who are they?" We did this 'skip the line' thing at the Eiffel Tower as well. RECOMMEND IT FOR BOTH!
Arrived early morning, queues were starting to build up but because we had bought tickets on line we only waited 20 mins to get through security.
This sight was very easy to use,I down loaded my tickets ,took them to the Empire State building ,there was a two hour wait so I was glad I'd bought priority tickets went in showed my tickets we were taken straight through, we were on the top of the empire state building within 10 minutes would certainly use this sight again
We had a great time it was very informative a lot of fun and the staff was fantastic I would highly recommend this tour...
When we arrived at the Empire State, we went through the customary security checks, and once we had shown our fast track voucher, it was like being on the red carpet, as we were ushered past all the queues and into the 1st available elevator. My wife said she felt like Royalty, but it was worth it. Excellent.
We were fast tracked past the queues.
The experience of being up the Empire State Building doth spectacular views was amazing. So glad we pre booked with viator. We had a fantastic time.
The skip the line ticket was good to have and the staff was very kind in guiding us to where we were going