Meet your guide at the National Archives at 1 Bowling Green in the morning. Start your walking tour with an explanation of how New Amsterdam became New York during visits to the Charging Bull of Wall Street and Bowling Green Park.
Depart for Battery Park, where you'll skip the lines for direct boarding access to the Liberty Island Ferry. Take a guided tour of the Statue of Liberty Museum, which includes rare memorabilia, and get views of the Manhattan skyline from the observation deck.
Back on the ferry, head over to Ellis Island to steep yourself in America's immigrant history. Learn what most of our ancestors went through when arriving in America through a tour of the Great Hall and get a chance to trace your family's history.
Return to Manhattan, and visit the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street, and the first capitol building in the United States, Federal Hall. Continue to Trinity Church, one of Manhattan's Gothic Revival architectural gems, then continue to see Alexander Hamilton's grave.
See the reflecting pools at the 9/11 Memorial while your guide talks about the new buildings in the World Trade Center Complex. Pay your respects to those who lost their lives and see the Survivor Tree.
Upgrade to include a visit to the One World Observatory, located on the 102nd floor of One World Trade Center, the Western Hemisphere's tallest building. This private tour ensures personalized attention from your tour guide and the chance to ask plenty of questions.