• Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Feel like a true New Yorker with this VIP tour of the Big Apple, offering early and skip-the-line access to the city’s best-known landmarks. Skip the crowds, but not the views, on top of the Empire State Building, and skip the line at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. You’ll also make stops at iconic NYC landmarks during a hop-on, hop-off river cruise. Want to add even more? An optional skip-the-line tour of the 9/11 Memorial is also available. It’s a Viator exclusive package that can't be booked anywhere else!


  • Experience NYC like an insider with this Viator exclusive
  • Head to the top of the Empire State Building before the crowds arrive!
  • Admire Midtown’s top attractions – such as Times Square and Bryant Park
  • Skip the line at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, home of the Space Shuttle Enterprise
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Battery Park and Lower Manhattan
  • Visit the 9/11 Memorial
  • Upgrade your tour to include timed entry to 9/11 Museum
  • Take a hop-on hop-off cruise at your leisure for photo ops of the Statue of Liberty
  • This exclusive tour is led by informative local guide, who provides a comprehensive, VIP experience

What You Can Expect

Viator VIP: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial

Viator VIP: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial

Customer Reviews

Amber V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

I highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide Heidi was a native New Yorker and was very knowledgeable about the history and geography of New York. We leaned more than we expected! This tour was worth the price and allowed us to see and experience many things on our list.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

excellent cant fault anything

Dayanara M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

The Best Ever!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Loved this tour, it was a busy day with a very early start but well worth it to see the Empire State and Intrepid museum before the crowds. Heidi did a great job leading the tour. Highly recommend this!

Karen E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great tour, shame about the weather! Had tried to change this to the day before - when the weather was good!! However, the tour company had emailed to say it was okay before we left the UK but we were stood up as they did not meet this commitment and reverted to the original day- that was very disappointing as we could not make use of the 2nd day hop on hop off cruisetickets as it was our last day in NY. However, the tour is good and our guide -Heidi - made it a fun day despite the dreadful weather on that day!

Rick V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip! Jim was a terrific guide. he had a lot of knowledge about the city and buildings. He clearly was very proud of his New York heritage and had a contaigious joyful spirit. : our family of 5 3 kids ages 10, 15, 18 enjoyed him and all of the history, knowledge he shared! Our tour was only 11 people so he was able to share a lot more with us and show us things that we didn't know we would get to see! and the VIP aspect was a nice bonus...passing lines and not standing in the cold. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TRIP!

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Joe, being a true New Yorker, shared how awesome his home town is. He didnt disappoint. He put everyone at ease, and soon all became new found friends. Every question asked of him, was answered. He is very comical, and had us put on our thinking caps. I would repeat this tour for sure.
Joe, truly, let the wonders of the VIP Empire Tour come to life.
Already have recommended this trip and would repeat it.

barbara s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We started off the morning with a stop at the Empire State Building. Definitely an amazing view and our tour guide Robin was phenomenal. She is full of information and very entertaining. We couldn't have asked for a better guide. I would highly recommend upgrading to the 9/11 museum tour and definitely plan for some time to thoroughly visit. Overall a great experience and I would highly recommend it. Just one thing though, the title of the tour is slightly misleading as it includes Statue of Liberty. By viewing only the title and not reading the details of the tour you might think a stop at the Statue of Liberty is included. But it's not. Part of the water taxi does travel by it and you can get some amazing photos of the Statue of Liberty as well as the NYC skyline!

Barbara C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Our guide Debbie was amazing and she was considerate of everyone taking into account the cold temps and windy day. She passed along so much more information than a typical guide and it made the tour stops even better. I highly recommend this tour.

Daniel S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Jim our tour guide was awesome! Not only was he funny but very knowledgeable! Thanks Jim for giving my family a tour they will share and talk about for life....from your upstate peeps :

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