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.
Visit the World Trade Center site, and tour the 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Learn about the tragic history of the site from your guide
Get a personal experience on this tour with no more than 15 travelers
Enjoy skip the line access tickets included in the tour price
This tour covers the historic events of September 11, 2001. You'll discover how First Responders risk their lives to rescue over 10,000 civilians within the Twin Towers.
Follow the heroism of Captain Jonas and his team "the Dragon Fighters." They're among the Bravest. The nickname given to NYC's fire fighters. Take in the spectacular view overlooking the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza. From this vantage, see the entire complex comprising One World Trade Center, the Reflecting Pools, and the 911 Memorial Museum.
Proceeding to the World Financial Center, you'll astonished by Operation Aegis. Which is the largest rescue by sea in history. During the attacks over 500,000 civilians were evacuated from lower Manhattan by boats. Follow the reconstruction of the Winter Gardens, a $60 million 10-story glass pavilion that was destroyed during on September 11th. The tour proceeds to the Eleven Tears Fountain, dedicated to the eleven American Express employees lost on that day.
Concluding at the new World Trade Center, your guide will detail the design and construction of the complex. Here you'll uncover the mystery of the lost gold reserves. The tour finishes at the Survivor Tree, where you'll be impressed by its resilience, survival and rebirth.
Before entering the 911 Memorial Museum, your guide will give you pointers and highlights of the museum. This will help you to optimize your visit. The museum is self-guided allowing one to explore at their own pace. There are multiple artifacts and first person videos from survivors and rescuers. This package includes "Skip the Ticket Line" access.
Andrew Lazar was our guide. We had a small group of 6. Andrew went way above and beyond while trying to contact 2 of the group who were late arriving at the meeting spot. He went ahead and started the tour after we waited over 20 minutes for them to arrive. They did catch-up shortly after he started and he made sure they got the information they had missed. I really like that he presented the information from the viewpoint of the Fire Company who survived the collapse of the towers. Andrew went at a pace that was easy for everyone and the tour was just the right amount of time. He took us all around the site and into different buildings that gave a great variety of views around the site. The site had special meaning to Andrew as his mother and grandmother worked in buildings affected by the event. The memorial and museum are well presented. A fitting memorial and affirmation of life.
Our tour guide was Andrew and he was great! So informative. He was able to take us through the events of that day and it was very emotional. But Andrew really knew his stuff. Thank you and definitely join the tour!
The tour guide needs to re think his tour style. Relaying on his large pictures to explain the events was very amateur and childlike. I would recommend acting like a New Yorker to convey the emotion of the city's devastation.
Our guide Brendan was excellent. We had a four person tour and it was soon worthwhile. Brendan covered all the key events during the tragedy and brought home just how heroically the responders and victims behaved. While we were talking a former commissioner of the NYC fire Department walked up and listened in to Brendan's talk. He liked the story he heard! The museum tour was incredible and again something not to miss.