5 star rating: Highly Recommended 686 Reviews

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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  Guided tour 2 hours; self-guided 3-5 hours
Enjoy an in-depth experience of two top New York City attractions with this special-access tour, a Viator Exclusive available nowhere else. Learn about the history of New York on a guided walk down Wall Street, followed by a tour of two symbols of American freedom, liberty and perseverance: the Statue of Liberty and the 9/11 Memorial. After an immersive visit to the World Trade Center site with your expert guide, gain priority boarding for the ferry to Liberty Island, offering sweeping views of Ellis Island, New York, New Jersey and New York Harbor. Enjoy an audio tour of Liberty Island and reserved access to the statue’s museum and pedestal. Then, snap photos of iconic Lady Liberty from the water and admire the NYC skyline on your ferry ride back to Lower Manhattan.

Highlights

  • Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial tour, a Viator Exclusive
  • Learn about the history of New York City on a tour of Wall Street with your expert guide
  • Visit the 9/11 Memorial to hear stories about the victims, survivors and heroes of the infamous terrorist attacks
  • Skip the ticketing lines and gain priority boarding for the ferry to Liberty Island
  • Admire the NYC skyline as you cruise along New York Harbor from Lower Manhattan to Liberty Island
  • Take an audio tour of the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal and museum
  • Visit Ellis Island, the symbol of the American immigration experience
  • This tour cannot be booked anywhere else – don't miss out on this unforgettable New York experience!

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Few attractions are as inspiring and moving as the Statue of Liberty and the 9/11 Memorial. Your guide's narrative provides a great perspective on the significance of these monuments. Both are must-sees, and this tour lets you experience them together.

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What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: Statue of Liberty Monument Access and 9/11 Memorial

Wonder at the serene twin reflecting pools of the 9/11 Memorial

Meet in Lower Manhattan’s Financial District, where you’ll meet your expert local guide to begin your Viator Exclusive tour, available nowhere else. Your morning starts off with a walking tour of Wall Street. Learn about the transformation of New York City from an early Dutch settlement to the financial capital as you pass the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve Bank and other financial and historical institutions.

Your Wall Street walking tour leads you to the World Trade Center site, home to the 9/11 Memorial, a monument commemorating the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks of 2001. Walk around to see the enormous reflecting pools and fountains. Your guide will tell you stories of the events, tragedy and heroism of that infamous day.

After this sobering and deeply moving experience, your guide will accompany you to the ferry. This Viator Exclusive gives you priority boarding for the ferry to Liberty Island, letting you bypass the long lines. Before sending you off, your guide will provide commentary about the Statue of Liberty, one of America’s greatest symbols of liberty and freedom.

Admire views of the amazing New York City skyline as you cruise along New York Harbor. Have your camera ready as you approach Lady Liberty! Arriving at Liberty Island, pick up a handheld audio guide (available in 9 different languages) for your visit. Next, go inside this famed icon with reserved access to the Statue of Liberty’s stone pedestal, designed by famed architect Richard Morris Hunt. The top of the pedestal is roughly half the height of the entire monument, and offers panoramic views of Ellis Island, New York, New Jersey and New York Harbor. Only a limited number of visitors are permitted per day, so be the fortunate one to experience the Statue of Liberty up-close.

Your ticket also includes access to the Liberty Island Museum, where you’ll learn about the difficulties and triumphs that France and the US overcame to build this universal symbol of liberty and democracy. The museum also covers how the Statue of Liberty's interpretation has changed since its construction in 1886.

Here, your tour concludes and you may choose to stay on the island as long as you wish. On the return ferry, choose to disembark onto Ellis Island, the gateway for 12 million immigrants. End your day with one last view of the beautiful Statue of Liberty before returning to Lower Manhattan by ferry.

Please note: This tour does NOT include admission to the 9/11 Museum and Statue of Liberty Crown admission.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Thank you to Brad for taking us on the guided tour! We learnt so much here, he made it very interesting, answered questions well. The pace was good for all in the group. Well worth doing n a very reasonable price for the 2 1/2 hour guide, then left to do your own thing. Thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I was very pleasantly surprised! We had 2 guides that day and they had a lot of information to share! It was a great way to experience the Wall Street and 9/11 Memorial site. My son enjoyed it as well! It was his first trip to NYC. Great value! I would recommend it.
RJC, Saint Paul, MN

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Torin was a blast and I love her spirit! She kept us informed as well as engaged, plus answered all questions regarding history. Torin will be my go-to for all my NYC tours!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I bought this tour to see the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island/and 9-11 Memorial. What I did not expect was to enjoy the the walking tour on the city the best. The tour guides stopped at 10-12 smaller destinations and gave really good information. By far an amazing tour and well worth the money!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

very friendly tour guide, she was informative and important for foreign tourists very well articulated, we could understand her very well. the Information and stories were factual, sometimes funny, personal, moving
highly recommended and thanks again Tauren

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is a highly recommended trip! The guide was awesome taking us through streets and areas so full of history and emotions. It was a great experience and I have recommended the trip to all my friends visiting New York.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was great! It hit all the important spots and was very informative. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the 911 Memorial.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was well organised and great thanks to Remy for his professional services. I really enjoyed my NY experience, despite the rainy morning but luckily with a good weather in the afternoon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

we decided to do a guided tour of Wall St, the Financial District Fi-Di! and the 9/11 monument. We don't often do guided tours, preferring to read up and visit in our own time, but we were really glad we did. Tauren was a brilliant guide, she ran the tour at a good pace for all, made sure even the youngest attendees were entertained whilst still keeping the adults interested and was full of interesting information about each site we visited. I'd highly recommend the tour to anyone visiting NYC, it's a great way to spend a morning. Thanks Tauren!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour! Very informative and our tour guide Nichole was awesome. She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and very friendly. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone, but be prepared to WALK. It was a long day, especially for our 9 yr. old. By the end of the tour, we were very tired. By the time we got to Ellis Island, we were only able to see a brief overview. Ellis Island had an overwhelming amount of information. I would suggest spending a separate day to see that. The ferry boarding on the return trip took a very long time, due to the long lines. Overall, it was a great way to see all the important sites in NYC!

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