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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:Guided tour 2 hours; self-guided 3-5 hours

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

Engross yourself into three New York City and American iconic and important sites on this special-access Viator Exclusive tour, available nowhere else. With your local guide by your side at all times, explore Wall Street and learn about the history of the street and institutions around it. Then walk over to the 9/11 memorial, the touching site that is the two footprints of the buildings that were brought down in 2001. Finally, get priority access on the ferry to Liberty Island where you'll enjoy an audio tour of the Statue of Liberty and adjoining museum. This Viator Exclusive tour of Wall Street, the 9/11 Memorial and the Statue of Liberty is a great way to get an up close and personal view of three iconic American sites. 

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

Head to the Financial District in Lower Manhattan to meet up with your knowledgeable local guide for this Viator Exclusive tour. The tour starts by perambulating down Wall Street, the famous lane that has become synonymous for massive American financial institutions. Learn about the history of the street and the surrounding area, particularly about the early days of 'New Amsterdam,' when the city was a Dutch colony. 

After spending some time on Wall Street, walk over to the nearby 9/11 memorial, the site of the tragic terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001. Stand at the two enormous reflecting pools, the footprints of the two towers, and read the names of the victims that are etched around the pools. Don't forget to look up at the new One World Trade Center, the tallest building in North America. 

After this sobering experience, head to the lower tip of Manhattan to get on a ferry. Stroll right past the line to board, as you have skip-the-line priority access. Find a comfortable seat for the short ride to Liberty Island. While on the ferry, enjoy the views of the Manhattan skyline and learn about the history of Lady Liberty from your guide. 

Once on the island, get an audio guide and let it take you to various parts of the island. It's available in nine different languages. When you're done, head inside the the pedestal of the statue, a fare experience for a visitor. About half the height of the entire monument, the upper part of the pedestal offers immense and breathtaking views of the surroundings, including lower Manhattan, Ellis Island and Staten Island. Don't forget your camera! 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. Learn about the difficulties and triumphs that France and the US overcame to build this universal symbol of liberty and democracy as well as about how the perception of the statue has changed since it was built in 1886. 

After the visit to the museum, the tour finishes. Opt to stay on the island to further explore. Or, once on the ferry, choose to hop off at Ellis Island, the gateway for 12 million immigrants.

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

Customer Reviews

Dina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great tour and very informative. I enjoyed every minute of it.

Brendon D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Best trip...amazing so sad to stand at the memorial

neale a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour was excellently and expertly guided by Rachel. It was very insightful and entertaining, with many funny anecdotes. From the financial district and the beautiful Federal Building, to the thoughtful remembrance of the World Trade Centre and the incredible new buildings on its site. We were given valuable guidance at all stages and great advice for the subsequent trip over to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We could not have wished for a better guide than Rachel and she felt like a friend by the end of the trip. We also subsequently did several things based on her recommendations which we were well worthwhile.
It was also excellent value and the tour description did not really do it justice.

Leo L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour far exceeded our expectations and Josh was fantastic! His knowledge was amazing and he was so accommodating of our group that included my 85 year old Mom and 12 year old Daughter. A great experience for anyone visiting NYC. Highly recommend you do this tour.

lee G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great experience ! You cannot miss this !

Julie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Touring with TAUREN was Awesome! I learned SO much during the walking tour. We started at 9AM and it was really cold and windy. But, Tauren's enthusiastic attitude made it enjoyable and I almost forgot how cold it was. lol! She was very informative about each areas we visited. The walking tour truly made my NY vacation a great one.

Kylie T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was an amazing tour! Our tour guide Tauren was also spectacular and gave us so much extra information about each area. Highly recommend this!

Kevin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour was fantastic , it was a very cold day but Remy the tour guide did not let this spoil his enthusiasm for the tour he was fantastic and very informative.

Elizabeth R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

it was very humbling at ground zero,very interesting and informative

Steven eunerine s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

very informative tour guide, explaining about wall street and 9/11 memorial side... and very flexible timing to browse and see the Liberty and Ellis Island... very recommended as your first day trip to New York.

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