• Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Since the One World Observatory opened in 2015, it’s been the hottest ticket in town. Now you can guarantee your visit with a prebooked ticket to the 101st floor of One World Trade Center. But that’s not all: the full-day excursion includes a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty, where you can get an incredible view from the statue’s pedestal, plus a visit to Ellis Island and the reflecting pools of the National September 11 Memorial.


  • Lower Manhattan tour with One World Observatory admission, led by an informative guide
  • Receive access to the reserve line for the ferry ride to Liberty Island
  • Snap photos of New York from the Statue of Liberty pedestal
  • Have free time to explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • Visit St Paul's Chapel, the 9/11 Memorial reflecting pools and the Fireman's Memorial
  • Soar to the top of One World Trade Center, the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere
  • This tour operates with a maximum of 20 people

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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Including Pedestal Access, Lower Manhattan Sightseeing and One World Observatory

Conclude your tour with access to the new One World Observatory observation deck

Before hopping on the ferry for the Statue of Liberty, meet your guide at Battery Park to receive your reserve-line ticket. Then enjoy the views of Manhattan and Staten Island from the ferry. Once at the statue, climb the 215 steps to get to the pedestal and enjoy the amazing views of the lower Manhattan skyline. Learn about the history of Lady Liberty and how it was constructed.

After, hop back on the ferry and make the short journey to Ellis Island, the immigration center where more than 12 million immigrants entered the United States from 1892 to 1954. Spend about 2.5 hours exploring and be sure to check out the restored Great Hall of Ellis Island Immigration Museum and the many intriguing interactive displays. Later, return to lower Manhattan via ferry and indulge in lunch (at your own expense) before reuniting with your guide in Battery Park.

See the 9/11-related sites, including St. Paul’s Chapel, a place where New Yorkers gravitated to in order to bond and pray in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Inside there are many memorials, including hand-drawn cards, photographs and personal items. 

Stroll over to the National September 11 Memorial to have a look at the twin reflecting pools, complete with falling water, the footprints of the Twin Towers. Be sure to stop by the Fireman’s Memorial, the ‘Survivor Tree,’ the sole tree that survived the fall of the buildings, and symbol of the strength of the Big Apple and its denizens.

Here is the where the guided portion of the tour ends. But it’s where you get the most spectacular view of New York City and surrounding area. With your pre-reserved ticket, skip the line and head to the elevator of One World Observatory. Board the Skypod (aka elevator) and be prepared to elevate: in the sixty seconds it takes to get to the 102nd floor, watch an incredible video of the history of New York City and how much it has changed over the centuries.

From 1,250 feet (365 meters) above the city, take in the 360-degree views. Step into the Sky Portal, a 14-foot wide (4-meter) disc in the floor that shows the streets below in live HD. Then enjoy the many interactive options, including City Pulse, which shares stories of the Big Apple.

If all that viewing has built up an appetite or thirst, head to the 101st floor where there are dining, cafe and bar options. Spend as much time as you like checking out the view or feasting on food.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent tour! Did this tour the first day and it was a great overview of Manhattan!

Samuel S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The highlight of our trip.

Jennifer L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Rob was great extremely tolerablete of a disruptive couple on the tour and he was very knowledgeable of the city and what 9/11 meant.

roneel s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Being my first trip to New York, our tour guide Christina made it extremely wonderful. She was just great, very knowledgeable and organized. Weather had been such great and with Christina our day just became fabulous. Can't wait to go back for another time...

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Uncle Jeff was an amazing and entertaining guide. We couldn't have been happier! Thank you!

Dora L United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A great experience

Ron B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Sandy did a great job, lots of great info and insider tips

Donna R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was divided up between morning and afternoon session. However, we got a different tour guide for the afternoon session and that changed everything. MORNING was fabulous Rob did a great job! Afternoon I would only rate 4 stars instead of 5.

Robert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Amanda was the best tour guide we could have asked for. She was patient kind and very knowledgeable. She was like a walking talking history book! The best ever. Had a great experience and will go through Viator because of our excellent tour! We Learned so much and enjoyed it as well.

Colin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our guide, Jeff, was fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable, and conveyed all the information in an interesting and entertaining manner. He really went the extra mile when he lay on the ground to get a shot of us with the Statue of Liberty rising up behind us!

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