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.
Private walking tour in downtown Manhattan
Visit to the 9/11 Memorial, including reflecting pools and the Survivor Tree
Skip-the-line ferry tickets to Liberty Island
Entrance fees to the Statue of Liberty Museum
Visit to Ellis Island
Option to add on visit to One World Observatory
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
With this private tour, get Statue of Liberty and One World Observatory admission plus priority ferry access.
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.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Sep 2018
Jordan is, without a doubt, the best way to be introduced to New York City and her illustrious history.
It was amazing how much we were able to pack into several hours - from a fun, fact filled tour of the base of the Statue of Liberty which others listened in on, ha! to walking through Ellis Island and hearing stories we still quote, notably how the river was 'protection' from the ills at the hospital. Visiting Trinity Church which is home to Alexander and Eliza Hamilton's resting places, all while discussing the musical and its impact was surreal. He snuck in lots of little stops along the way which never crossed our mind Wall Street, Fearless Girl/Raging Bull, Trump building while walking to scheduled stops.
Jordan was prompt, incredibly friendly, efficient, and taught us how to properly life hack lines at tourist destinations He worked with us to have extra time when taking photos and was accommodating whenever we needed a rest or drink. We highly recommend going on tour with him if you can.
PS: It's not very often you can go back to your hotel room and see your tour guide appear in the latest season of Orange Is the New Black
I would highly recommend this tour. We meet with our tour guide Patrick. And right from the start he made our time in New York very memorable. He is so knowledgeable. He was bright and funny. I really enjoyed ever moment of our tour. I think everyone needs to do this tour. Thank you Patrick and Viator for making our day so special.
Well, what can I say.. I have lived in New York for 10 years and finally did the tour with my family... what an amazing experience! Patrick, our guide, was outstanding and full of energy, a true story teller he is an actor after all:. Its not easy to keep grown up teenagers engaged, but he did it a marvelous job... and no better way to experience New York history in a day than this. Many highlights.. from the making of the Statue of Liberty to the 9/11 Memorial and One World Observatory.. Thanks so much for a wonderful day!
Fantastic tour, met Sean at the agreed location and on time, after the introductions we were straight in the tour. Sean was very knowledgeable with regards Lower Manhattan, Liberty and Ellis Islands, both me and my wife loved the presentation of the tour that Sean had put together, very informative. Visited a number of buildings we didn't expect see, including St Paul's Church and the Holy Trinity Church. Sean made sure we had good access to Ellis and Liberty Islands, avoiding most of the main queue's, same with boarding and getting off the ferries to and from the Islands. Not going to go into details about the 911 memorial, just an amazing place and difficult to comment on, but the new One World World Trade Centre was literilly out of this world, even though it was a bit cloudy on the 102nd floor during our visit, but still loads to see. Loved the tour, big thank you to Viator and Sean from Top Dog for a fantastic day.
Wow! What a great experience for our entire family. Nicole was an encyclopedia of information about all of our stops during the day! She made the day fun, informative and just a great day. I highly recommend them and specifically Nicole for tiurs in NY!
We recently visited NYC and took this private tour of the One World Observatory, 9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Our group of 9 had the BEST time on this tour. Our tour guide Nicolle did a fantastic job.....she is extremely knowledgeable and made the tour fun and informative. I highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting the NYC area!
This was a wonderful tour. Patrick was an exceptional guide. We had seen all the places before but not taken a tour and had the background information. It was pretty long and active. Being 60 years , we were tired out--but it was a good tired!