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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 102 Reviews

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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  5-7 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 and museum commemorating the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks of 2001. Gain timed entry to this site and 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Loved this tour!
Started with a walk around Wall Street and the Financial district with Patrick - a great guide!
Then we went to the 9/11 memorial, with a quick walkthough en route in Trinity Church which was lovely!
Arrived at 9/11 just after 10, which is the opening time I think. Huge lines but they moved quite quickly.
Lots of security checks too.
We didn't have a huge amount of time inside the memorial, but I just loved it - very beautiful and again Patrick had lots of interesting facts to share which made it more meaningful.
Museum isn't open yet - think it's due to open in May.
Then a short walk to Battery Park for the ferry to The Statue - arrived there around 11am.
The park was FULL of touts selling tickets but we got to walk straight past them all.
Our tickets allowed us to skip the lines, which I heard were 3 hours long at that point!!
Patrick left us at that stage so after that the day is your own you can spend as long as you want on Liberty Island or Ellis Island.
Again lots of lines and security, but I loved visiting the statue and you get some amazing photo opportunities of both Manhatten and the statue.
The tickets also include pedestal access which is really worth it.
The gift shop and food offering on Liberty is tacky and busy - we didn't spend long there.
I would say this is a must do for any visitor to NYC!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great tour, highly recommended. Our tour guy, Remy, was very enthusiastic, funny and informative. He made the tour exciting. He also recommended us broadway show for cheap prices on an app. Online and no waiting for tix. Tkts not worth waiting in line. Great times in NYC. Thanks viator.

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