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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  2 or 3-hours

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The World Trade Center once stood tall and prominent, one of the world’s largest financial complexes and a symbol of New York City. This New York City walking tour takes you around Ground Zero to explore both the past and future of the World Trade Center.

There are two options - a 2-hour guided tour of the Ground Zero site or a comprehensive 3-hour tour. Both tours include entry with your guide to the 9/11 Memorial, which opened on September 12, 2011. The memorial is a tranquil site dedicated to the remembrance and honor of the victims of the World Trade Center atrocities. Whichever option you choose, this tour offers an unforgettable experience as you hear stories of the heroes of 9/11 and how New York City rose from the ashes of tragedy to flourish once more.

Highlights

  • Guided tour of the World Trade Center and Ground Zero site in New York City
  • Choice of 2 or 3-hour tours, both include admission to the 9/11 Memorial
  • Visit St. Paul's Chapel, the American Express Eleven Tears Memorial and Winter Garden
  • Professional and knowledgeable tour guide will recount gripping stories of heroic deeds from 9/11
  • 9/11 Memorial tickets are strictly limited - BOOK NOW!

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What You Can Expect

World Trade Center Walking Tour

Tour the World Trade Center Site

2-hour World Trade Center Walking Tour including 9/11 Memorial Tickets (limited availability)

You'll meet your guide within walking distance of the Ground Zero site, where you'll embark on a 2-hour journey into the bravery, passion, and tragedy of 9/11. Your guide will share key facts, illuminating events and heartbreaking stories of the tragic day while weaving through the various attractions within the World Trade Center area.

You'll explore surrounding New York sites including St Paul’s Chapel, the American Express Eleven Tears Memorial, Winter Garden and, of course, the Ground Zero site. Your guide will take you through the various attractions, giving you ample opportunity for reflection and contemplation. You are welcome to bring flowers or tributes to place by the site. Admission to the memorial is timed, and you can spend up to one hour at this special place for remembrance and reflection

3-hour World Trade Center Walking Tour including 9/11 Memorial Tickets (limited availability)

On the enhanced 3-hour tour, you will see all the sights of the 2-hour tour with additional historical context, plus you'll be allowed entry to the 9/11 Memorial, built on the exact site where the twin towers once stood. Escorted by your guide, you will see the twin reflecting pools on which the names of the nearly 3,000 victims of the September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993, atrocities are inscribed. You will learn about the historic rebuilding taking place on the former World Trade Center site and uncover the Survivor Tree, which was nursed back to health after surviving the 9/11 attack. Admission to the memorial is timed, and you can spend up to one hour at this special place for remembrance and reflection.

Come and witness the site of a world-changing event and feel the presence of bravery and tragedy all at once. The World Trade Center Walking Tour offers New York visitors an up-close-and-personal tour of the World Trade Center site and a look at how it has risen from the tragedy of 9/11.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Our Tour guide Kevin was great. He had a really good knack of feeling like a long lost friend and at the same time keeping us moving along and on time. I found his talks interesting with enough detail to raise the occasional "wow" whilst at the same time ensuring he re-introduced a sombre tone when required.

The reason i say this is that the rebuilding programme is an amazing feat and the thought that has gone into some of the tributes is humbling. So it is easy to forget when looking around in awe at the new structures and memorial that the reason you are there is to pay respects to the ones who lost their lives and I felt that Kevin made sure that he kept the balance right.

One advantage of the tour is that you get priority access. Some reviewers on other sites say dont go the queue is too long, but what they dont get is the benefit of an experienced guide who makes the whole visit to the site worthwhile.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Fantastic and interesting tour ... Great guide too .

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