Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Viator VIP: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial. 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.
This tour was awesome! It was my first time in NYC. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone that is making their first trip. The guide was very informative and answered any and all questions. If I ever come back to NYC I will look to Viator for another tour.
Well organized trip. You'll also experience New York City water taxi. Tour guide is nice and helpful.
This seems to be the best way to see as much as possible in a day. It was well worth the time and money. Heidi has to be your best guide. The only thing I would suggest is to have transportation back to the start of the tour. Since the water taxi is an all day pass, it would be nice to have the same thing for the open top bus.
The tour was awesome... everything was carried out as promised. Tour guide was great! The ability to cut through the long waits at the various stops was worth the price of the tour alone. We learned and saw so much, and the day was complete with new knowledge of NY, and beautiful pictures! Highly recommend this tour
Jim really did an awesome job. He really made our first visit to New York City enjoyable.
A highlight of our New York stay was this tour. Well worth doing and really enjoyable. Patrick our tour guide made the tour that much better with his informative approach and was a lot of fun. Would definitely recommend tour we enjoyed and was good value.
This is our second time on the VIP tour in 1.5 yrs/ It was so good the first time that we repeated this with our daughter. JP was our guide for the day- did a nice job! We had a cloudy day so the sights could not been seen very clearly from the Empire State building. One disappointment was the length of time at the Intrepid museum- on our first tour we had more time ( at least 15 mins more) because the ferry dock was closer to the museum- now the walk is 5 mins away. Would recommend skipping the movie and going thru the Intrepid- talk with the volunteers who are veterans who have served on the carrier. They gave a wonderful insight the first time we toured-- unfortunately not enough time to do it all. (You can come back to the Intrepid later in the day on your own- if you are not too tired!) Walking trip to 9-11 museum good.
Trip tip-- Book your ticket to the 9 11 Museum online before you arrive that day- we did the 1:30 entrance time and we had time to catch a bite to eat before we entered the 9 11 grounds. Plan to spend about 2 hours in the museum. Great day- lots of information and the tour is worth it!
Jim was fantastic. Knowlegdeable with a sense of humor. Tour was value for money. Got to go to the empire state observation deck first thing. Includes entry to intrepid and the tour into the growler submarine was awesome. Ended with water taxi tour to wall street and ground zero.
We booked this VIP tour during our very first visit to New York City. This was worth every penny! We started our day early but were first in line for the Empire State Building. What a view! The tour price covered all our site admissions with front of the line access and the water taxi pass. Our guide Kernan was awesome and knew a lot about each site and New York City in general. Kernan had many tips that allowed us to get the best out of our time at each attraction. The bus and water taxi staff were also great and provide awesome views of the city.
Be prepared...even though part of this tour is on bus and water taxi, there is still quite a bit of walking. Wear your comfortable shoes!
A very good overall view of New York. Patrick was great as a tour guide. His descriptions were in detail and his sense of humor was great.
We were the first people to step outside to see the view. Felt like we owned the world. The whole day was amazing and so well organized. Highly recommend to do on your first day in New York.
What a fantastic tour. Jim, our tour guide, was terrific. He was very informative in all aspects of New York. Jim had a lovely personality which was visible throughout the tour. My sister and I thoughourly enjoyed every aspect of the tour and would not hesitate to recommend this tour to any of our family and friends going to NYC.