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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Guided 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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$57.00 USD
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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 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$47.00 USD
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9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Walking Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Upgrade

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: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00 USD
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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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$79.00 USD
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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 4-hour, private 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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$165.00 USD
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9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Walking Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum

Follow your friendly and professional native New Yorker guide through this informative tour that showcases the beauty and the horror of the World Trade Center and 9/11. Your guide will share stories about the impact of this historic date. You'll visit the 9/11 Memorial, St Paul's Church and the Fireman's Memorial, as well as the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street and more. Whether it's your first time in New York, or you're returning to the Big Apple, this unique tour experience is not to be missed.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.00 USD
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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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$49.00 USD
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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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$65.95 USD
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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
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Harlem Gospel and Brunch Tour

Experience Harlem’s authentic sounds and flavors on a 4-hour, guided walking tour with a gospel service and brunch. Follow your experienced guide through the heart of the Mount Morris Historic District, where well-preserved brownstone homes evoke New York City’s gilded age. See the storied historic theater, then attend a local gospel service to clap, stomp and sing along to classic Harlem melodies. Finish your tour with brunch at a local restaurant, and enjoy a leisurely Sunday morning in one of Manhattan’s most vivid neighborhoods. 
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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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 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.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00 USD
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Small-Group New York City Ghost Tour of Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village is one of New York City’s most beautiful and famous neighborhoods. It’s also one of its most haunted. Take a spooky stroll through ‘the village’ on this guided, 2-hour walking ghost tour. Visit Washington Square Park, the Big Apple’s most haunted park, and see the infamous ‘Hanging Tree.’ Check out the Brown Building on the campus of New York University, plus 14 West 10th Street, the most haunted house in Manhattan and more. Hear chilling stories of celebrity ghosts, lost children, phantoms and much more.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Niagara Falls One Day Tour from New York City

Discover one of North America’s most popular and spectacular natural attractions when you visit Niagara Falls. Don’t worry about the logistics—this full-day tour makes it simple to visit from New York City. Following pickup at select hotels, set off late in the evening and travel via air-conditioned coach overnight. In the morning, you’ll arrive at the American side of the falls (no visa necessary). You’ll also have the chance to board the Maid of the Mist and get up close and personal with Horseshoe Falls.
  • Duration: 20 hours
  • Duration: 20 hours
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$200.00 USD
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Maid in America Tour of Niagara Falls, USA from Buffalo, NY

Get picked up in Buffalo, NY and travel to the iconic Niagara Falls, NY.  Watch an enormous amount of water rush over Niagara Falls every minute on this tour of the American side of this natural world wonder. You'll feel the refreshing spray of Horseshoe Falls on your face during a Maid of the Mist boat cruise, and soak up the magnitude of Bridal Veil Falls as you stand at the base and explore the Cave of the Winds. Amazement awaits on this up close and personal experience of Niagara Falls.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$119.95 USD
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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 3-hour 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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$56.00 USD
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Express Tour With Expert Guide!

This express tour allows you to see the biggest attractions in NYC in one short trip! A world class guide and professional story teller will take you to the best places in the New York Harbor. This tour starts with Early Access Reserve Tickets to get to Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty before the big crowds. Once there, you will learn about the history and construction of the Statue of Liberty. Your guide will also help you get amazing pictures with the Statue of Liberty and an awesome view of New York City, One World Trade Center, and the New York Harbor. Then hop back onto the ferry to experience Ellis Island. Learn about the incredible history of the island and the intense process of immigration to America that took place on Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$130.00 USD
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Private Harlem Tour in New York

Discover Harlem's top attractions during a 3-hour walking tour. Known as a hub for African-American arts since the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the iconic neighborhood is home to the legendary Apollo Theater, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the Studio Museum of Harlem, Sylvia's Soul Food restaurant, and architectural masterpieces such as Striver's Row, Shepard Hall at the City College of New York, and the Hamilton Grange National Memorial.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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World Trade Center Tour With 911 Museum and 1 World Observatory Tickets

This is a tour of the World Trade Center Complex and events of September 11, 2001. It's a celebration honoring the heroes and the survivors of “Stairwell B” and their actions they took during the attacks on September 11, 2001.Follow the path taken by these First Responders and learn how they withstood the collapse of a 110-story tower, while still inside it. By using historical photos of September 11th, this tour will chronicle the events of that day. Be astonished by the bravery of New York City’s firefighters. Discover how the “Angel of Stairwell B” helped save a team of firefighters and the miracle of the “911 surfer”, who rode down with 88 stories of imploding debris.This tour ends at the Memorial Plaza, where you will learn how the new World Trade Center Complex was designed and constructed.Tickets into the National 911 Memorial Museum is included. This museum is self-guided. Guests are allowed to enjoy the Observatory until closing.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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9-11 Tribute Museum & Memorial Walking Tour

Guided by survivors, recovery workers, family members, and first responders who lived through the event, this walking tour delivers an intimate look at 9/11 and its aftermath. Visit important sites and landmarks and learn about the day’s events including personal accounts from your guide. Receive admission to National September 11th Memorial & Museum.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Harlem Gospel Sunday Tour

Experience the rich cultural legacy of Harlem and the soul-stilling rhythms of gospel on an immersive Sunday morning tour. Travel through the northern Manhattan neighborhood with a guide while learning about the history of the area and its landmarks like the Apollo Theater, Sugar Hill and Columbia University. Then, join a local Baptist congregation for a Sunday service featuring the exuberant vocals of a live gospel choir. 
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00 USD
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High Line and Chelsea Walking Tour

An instant classic with locals and tourists since the day it opened in 2009, the High Line is a former railway line on the west side of Manhattan that has been converted into a dynamic park. This 2-hour guided tour walks you through the High Line as well as the cosmopolitan neighborhood it runs through, Chelsea. The Chelsea walking tour reveals amazing architecture and art along the way.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Superheroes in New York Walking Tour

Heed the call for justice during this 2-hour superhero and comic book-themed walking tour of New York City. Explore the city’s most famous superhero movie sites and visit the locations where artists and writers developed some of your favorite characters. Whether you’re into Batman or Superman, Daredevil or Iron Man Tony Stark, you’re sure to enjoy the trip.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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3 New York Neighborhoods Small-Group Tour : SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy

Explore the rich history of some of New York City’s most interesting neighborhoods — SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown — on this guided, 2-hour walking tour. In SoHo, visit the historic Cast Iron District and learn about 19th-century architecture. In Little Italy, see mob sites and hear about John Gotti, an American mobster who became boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. In Chinatown, soak up the sights, smells and sounds of this neighborhood, home to the largest portion of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ground Zero 911 Memorial Pools Tour & World Trade Center + 911 Museum upgrade

Discover the September 11th Memorial on a 1.5-hour walking tour. Visit Ground Zero, the reflecting pools, and the only surviving structure, the 1766-built St. Paul’s Chapel as your guide recounts the stories and events from that infamous day. Upgrade your tour to include th 911 Museum and the Freedom Tower Observation Deck, with early access to avoid long lines, and see even more artifacts and stories from this day.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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