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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: Award-Winning, Small-Group Tour

Check two huge sites off your bucket list with this exciting guided 4-hour tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Start the tour by getting early Reserve Line Access boarding on the ferry to Liberty Island. Once there, go inside the pedestal of the statue and head to the observation decks for an awesome view of New York City and its surroundings. Then hop back on the ferry to Ellis Island to learn about the intriguing history of immigration to America that took place here between 1892 and 1954.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Washington DC Day Trip from New York

On this New York to Washington DC day trip, you can see the top sights of the nation’s capital in one day, with all transportation and entrance fees included. Travel by van or bus to DC, where you’ll take a panoramic sightseeing tour past major landmarks like the White House, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. Plus, visit Arlington Cemetery and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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All-Access 9/11 Experience: Ground Zero Tour, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory

In remembrance of the events that took place on September 11, 2001, take this guided, 90-minute tour of Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial. Walk through the space of the former World Trade Center in New York City, and get a deeper understanding of the events that took place on that day. Your ticket also includes access to the 9/11 Museum, as well as the One World Observatory for panoramic views of the city.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Tour with Optional Skip-Line 9/11 Museum Entry

In remembrance of the events that took place on September 11, 2001, take this 1.5-hour walking tour of Ground Zero and the National September 11 Memorial. Walk through the space of the former World Trade Center in New York City. A certified guide with a personal connection to the events of that day shares stories of tragedy and heroism. Get a deeper understanding of the events that took place here. Upgrade to add entry into the National September 11 Museum.
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture Tour, combination bus & walking tour

Take a bite out of New York City’s hippest borough on this half-day Brooklyn food and culture tour. From traditional ethnic eateries to culinary hotspots that spark national dining trends, your guide will show you where to eat like a local. Snack on kielbasa and pierogis in the Polish enclave of Greenpoint, satisfy your sweet tooth in DUMBO and get a taste of farm-to-fork freshness in trendy Williamsburg.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip-the-line Private Guided Museum Tour: Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

Get a personalized introduction to New York City's legendary arts showcase on a private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Housing more than 2 million objects, this renowned institution can be overwhelming to explore, so let a private art historian guide show you all the highlights, from Henry VIII’s armor and paintings by Vermeer to the Chicago Stock Exchange steps and pop culture memorabilia. Opt for an evening tour on the weekends to explore away from the daytime crowds.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Viator Exclusive: Statue of Liberty Monument Access and 9/11 Memorial

See three iconic sites on this Viator Exclusive tour in New York City, available nowhere else. With a guide by your side, explore Wall Street and learn about the history of its financial institutions. Then walk over to the 9/11 Memorial to pay homage to the lives lost there in 2001. Finally, get access to the reserve line for 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 experience three not-to-miss sites in one day.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

Get a personal introduction to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on a private, half-day tour led by a local guide, and explore two of New York City’s most iconic sites at your own pace. Hear inspiring stories about the design and construction of the Statue of Liberty as you explore her pedestal and museum. Learn about the immigrants that came to Ellis Island from around the world in the fascinating Ellis Island Museum. This fully-customizable private tour is a perfect fit for families and groups with limited mobility.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour with Observatory Ticket

Experience the ultimate New York City tour on this guided, full-day outing. This comprehensive, one-of-a-kind, small-group experience is a walking, subway and ferry tour of the Big Apple. The authentic trip features famous landmark locations and sites, like Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, Grand Central Terminal, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and much more.  Approximately 5 miles of walking.  Please do not book this tour if you cannot walk 5 miles over 7 hours.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

Get up close and personal with Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on this 4.5-hour tour of two New York City legendary landmarks. Listen to the live narration from you guide through your own personal headset and learn about the history of both historical spots. Enjoy access to reserve line boarding on the ferry and then take in the amazing views of southern Manhattan as you cross New York Harbor. Explore the Statue of Liberty’s onsite museum before ascending to the pedestal for views of the city skyline from 10 stories up. Relive America's immigrant experience through personal narratives and images in the Ellis Island checkpoint museum.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Downtown All Access One World Observatory 9/11 Memorial Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

This private walking tour of downtown Manhattan includes visits to the 9/11 Memorial, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. Round-trip ferry ticket and all entrance fees are included on this private tour, which guarantees personalized attention from your guide. Plus, upgrade to include a visit to the One World Observatory.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New York "Must See" Full Day: Small-Group Tour

Experience the best of the Big Apple during this roughly six-hour small group tour of Manhattan. You'll get a truly authentic city experience as you follow your guide through the vibrant streets, colorful neighborhoods and historic landmarks of this world class destination. Whether you're a first time visitor or a long time local, this is the tour for you!
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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World Trade Center Tour With 911 Museum and 1 World Observatory Tickets

Among the most significant moments in recent American history are the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Uncover the history of this devastating event on this guided World Trade Center walking tour. Follow the story of that fateful day, learn about the heroic actions of first responders, and visit the must-see National 911 Memorial Museum—with skip-the-line admission included. End your tour with a visit to One World Observatory, where you can take in unparalleled views of the New York City skyline.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Boroughs Tour: Harlem, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and upgrade to Coney Island

Take a break from Manhattan’s major tourist zones on a day trip through Harlem, the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn. Avoid the hassle of planning logistics your own, and instead enjoy the views as your guide navigates for you through neighborhoods often missed by visitors. Going with a guide also ensures you spot hidden landmarks and leave with an insider’s understanding of New York’s outer boroughs.
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hamilton Musical Walking Tour

Stroll through the life of Alexander Hamilton in New York City and the Tony Award-winning 'Hamilton' musical on a walking tour that features songs from the hit Broadway show. Whether you have already seen the show, plan to see it soon, or simply love the cast album, this tour provides context to the story as you explore lower Manhattan from the perspective of Alexander Hamilton.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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911 Ground Zero Walking Tour with 911 Museum Ticket

Visitors can learn about one of America's greatest national tragedies—and pay their respects—by visiting the World Trade Center Complex in Lower Manhattan. On this two-part, guided walking tour, travelers learn about the September 11 attacks, visit the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza, and uncover the heroic actions of the first responders. Stop at the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum for a self-guided tour, and explore the hallowed site at your own pace.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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2 Days Niagara Falls and Cave of Wind Tour From New York

DAY1: The bus tour will first depart from New York to 【Watkins Glen】, a beautiful state park by the famous Finger Lakes Seneca. Then, we will travel straight to 【Niagara Falls】. We will have chance to join 【Cave Of Wind】 to experience the thunderous power of one of the natural wonders of the world. At night time, we will end the day by experiencing the stunning 【Illumination of Niagara Falls】 before heading back to the hotel.Day2: Departure from hotel to【Niagara In-Depth Tour】, by visiting the Whirlpool Park first, a short and relaxing stroll along the Niagara Gorge. Afterwards, continue our way to Niagara Fort located at the mouth of the Niagara River flowing into Lake Ontario. You will have the opportunity to experience the power of nature by enjoying a breathtaking 【Jet Boat】 ride through the fastest moving water in the world. Following, we will visit the heart pounding 【Maid of the Mist】, the world-famous boat ride that will take you right into the heart of the Niagara Falls
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip-the-line Metropolitan Museum of Art Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Take the guesswork out of a visit to New York’s most acclaimed museum with a small-group tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Skip the line and see the most important pieces of the enormous collection—including European paintings, ancient Egyptian sculpture, medieval armor, and pop culture memorabilia—and learn the stories behind the art from an expert guide. Group size is limited to eight for a more personalized tour of this world-renowned institution.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Flatiron Food, Architecture and History Tour

See two of New York City’s most iconic and picturesque neighborhoods, Flatiron and Union Square, on this food, architecture, and history walking tour. Try tastings at some of the most unique food stops in the city. Visit Caffe Lavazza at Eataly Market, an epic artisanal Italian food emporium. Also, enjoy a classic New York pastrami sandwich (vegetarian option available) from a historic spot and try Big Apple’s best grilled cheese sandwich. Along the way, see and learn about Madison Square Park, the famous Flatiron Building, Union Square and more.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Guided Walking Tour: Midtown Manhattan History and Architecture

Get the inside story on the architecture that defines Manhattan’s skyline with a private walking tour of Midtown—the bustling heart of New York City. From the Empire State Building and other iconic skyscrapers to functional landmarks like Grand Central Station and the New York Public Library, see many of the city’s most impressive historic buildings while learning about their history and the preservation efforts that keep them gleaming for future generations.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip-the-line Private Guided Tour: American Museum of Natural History

Encounter the extremes of Earth without leaving New York City on a private guided tour of the American Museum of Natural History. From prehistoric giants like the Tyrannosaurus rex and wooly mammoth to the giant blue whale and animals of the African savannah, come face-to-face with skeletons and dioramas featuring some of the planet's most astounding species, and even explore the outer reaches of the cosmos. A dedicated guide makes sure you see the highlights of the massive collection spread out over 28 different buildings and skip-the-line admission means you can jump ahead of the crowds.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Priority Access Ticket

Gain admission to The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York City's only educational institution housed on an aircraft carrier. Make your way to the Hudson River to see the flight deck and more on the legendary USS ‘Intrepid.’ In addition, you’ll get up close to the first space shuttle (the ‘Enterprise’) and explore a guided missile submarine (the USS ‘Growler’). You’re connected to history and innovation through interactive exhibits and firsthand accounts — something the entire family can enjoy.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Afternoon Statue of Liberty with Pedestal and Reserve Access: Small Group Tour

Experience an inspiring piece of American history on a guided tour of the Statue of Liberty that includes pedestal access. Explore Liberty Island with a guide, visit the Pedestal Museum, climb to the Pedestal for great skyline views, and enjoy free time on the island before returning to Manhattan. This Statue of Liberty tour includes all entrance fees, and round-trip ferry transport from Battery Park.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Statue of Liberty Pedestal Express

Visit the iconic Statue of Liberty, and spend time on Ellis Island—a gateway through which millions of immigrants passed upon their arrival to America—on this seamless, half-day tour. Your skip-the-line tickets include guaranteed entry to the Statue of Libery’s pedestal observation deck (which offers panoramic views of the New York skyline), an audio guide in nine languages, and round-trip ferry transit. Upgrade to explore Liberty Island or both destinations in the company of a guide.
  • Duration: 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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