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NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and 9/11 Memorial Tour

1. NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and 9/11 Memorial Tour

Visit over 12 top downtown NYC attractions with this special access ticket and tour. Save time and see more: Statue of Liberty, Museum Access, Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, Charging Bull, Federal Hall, Federal Reserve Bank, Trinity Church, Fearless Girl, and more. Meet your guide in the Financial District to learn about the history of NYC, the early Dutch settlement and how it transformed to the financial capital today. As you walk along Wall Street, you’ll see the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve Bank and other financial and historical institutions. Next stop is the 9/11 National Memorial where you’ll see the enormous reflecting pools, the largest man-made fountains. You’ll hear stories of the events, tragedy and heroism of that day. The guide will take you directly to the Reserve ticket line where you will get priority boarding to the ferry that will take you to Liberty Island. Before sending on your way to Liberty Island, your guide will tell you the key things to check out on Liberty and Ellis Island as well as share the amazing stories of America immigration and the story behind the Statue of Liberty. It is a better experience to explore the Liberty and Ellis Island at your own pace after you are given the history and the key sites to check out. You decide where you’d like to spend more time – whether it is to learn the history and construction of the Statue, admire the views of NYC or look for your ancestors’ names on Ellis Island. As you sail to the island you’ll see the amazing NYC skyline. Get those cameras ready for amazing views of Lady Liberty and NYC. Once on Liberty Island, there are handheld audio guide (available in 9 different languages) you can use while exploring the islands and museums. 8:45: Meet expert guide outside the fence of 24 Broad Street 9:00: Guided tour of Wall Street and the Financial District 10:00: Guided tour of the 9/11 Memorial 11:00: Board Statue Cruises ferry for Liberty and Ellis Island -  Audio Guide available on Liberty Island

From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

2. From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

Welcome to Linden, New Jersey where for an evening NYC flight adventure. Reach Linden by NJ Transit from Manhattan's Penn Station or via car with plenty of free parking available. Upgrade to a private flight experience and benefit from round-trip transfers from Manhattan. Your journey begins by flying directly over Newark International Airport towards Manhattan. En route to New York Harbor, view the illuminated Statue of Liberty before viewing the skyscrapers of the Financial District, home of The New York Stock Exchange. Flying north along the Hudson River, catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building, as well as Madison Square Garden, Hudson Yards, Chelsea, The West Village, SOHO and TRIBECA. 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center are also in view. Be prepared to get some great pictures as you fly past Times Square, Central Park and Yankees Stadium before flying over the George Washington Bridge, returning along the same path, offering spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

NYC: 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, and Statue of Liberty Tour

3. NYC: 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, and Statue of Liberty Tour

See iconic sights in New York City with this walking tour. See the somber 9/11 monument. Walk by Wall Street's Charging Bull statue on the way to Battery park. Ride the Ferry to the Statue of Liberty and visit the Ellis Island Museum. Meet your guide at St Paul's Chapel and walk to the 9/11 Memorial. Reflect at the Memorial Pools and learn about the design choices used for this monument. Marvel at the skyscrapers in NYC’s financial district. Snap pictures of the emblematic Charging Bull. Let your guide tell you about the Statue of Liberty at Battery Park. Board a ferry to the Statue of Liberty. Listen to your audio commentary as you take a self-guided tour at the Statue of Liberty. Continue to the Ellis Island Museum. Explore this former immigration complex on a self-guided tour. Find out about the history of immigration in this diverse city.

New York: 9/11 Memorial - Ground Zero Walking Tour

4. New York: 9/11 Memorial - Ground Zero Walking Tour

Hear first-hand accounts of September 11, 2001, on this emotional walking tour of Ground Zero. With a local guide, uncover the stories surrounding 9/11, and get a better understanding of what happened on the day the World Trade Center fell. The tour begins in front of St. Paul’s Chapel where you’ll meet your guide and learn about the role the building played after the attacks. From here, head to the 9/11 Memorial and gather around the Memorial Pools. Listen to your guide share detailed information about the monument and the design of the pools, as well as the architecture of the new World Trade Center and its symbolic use of materials, light, and reflections. Continue the tour to the Firefighter’s Memorial where you can pay tribute to the victims and those who fought to save them. Next, visit the Eleven Tears Memorial, which is often missed by visitors without a guide. Finally, watch the reconstruction of the site at the Oculus.

New York City: Half-Day Tour

5. New York City: Half-Day Tour

Spend the day visiting New York City’s most iconic landmarks, including the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. See St. Patrick's Cathedral and check out the wonderful views of New York as you travel down 5th Ave. The Empire State Building is accessible at the end of the tour with a reserve or express ticket, which is optional and must be bought separately. Use the high-powered binoculars to get a better look at the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Hudson River, Central Park, and more.   After this experience, the group will head to Little Italy for a pastry snack. Continue your tour over to the Wall Street area, where you can check out Trinity Church, Federal Hall, and the Charging Bull statue, an enduring symbol of optimism and prosperity.   The second highlight of your tour will be a visit to the Statue of Liberty, which you’ll access by taking the ferry to Liberty Island. Access the pedestal portion of the statue, where you can get panoramic views of Ellis Island, New Jersey, and New York. Visit the new museum on Liberty Island, which chronicles the development and creation of this symbol of freedom.   Finally, your tour will end at the somber 9/11 Memorial, located at the former location of the Twin Towers. Afterwards, you’ll be dropped off at Times Square to continue your exploration of the city in this exciting square.

NYC: Ground Zero Child-Friendly Tour with 9/11 Museum Ticket

6. NYC: Ground Zero Child-Friendly Tour with 9/11 Museum Ticket

With this private family tour you will have the opportunity to explore the site of Ground Zero. At the end of the tour your guide will give you your skip-the-line ticket to the 9/11 Memorial. The tour is for people of any age and provides an encounter with the history of the attacks of September 11, 2001, a tour known to illicit strong emotions. These emotions can intensify when both children and adults feel they do not have a complete understanding of what happened, making it more difficult to make sense of this history. Parents and children commonly have many questions about such a significant event, questions that encourage them to make observations. Your personal guide will be there and available to provide more information and try to answer these questions with basic facts and point you to reliable sources. During this tour your guide will offer children a safe space to share their memories, beliefs, and questions. Actively listen to their thoughts and encourage respectful conversation and debate.

5-Hour NYC Private Skyline Walking Tour

7. 5-Hour NYC Private Skyline Walking Tour

The perfect tour for couples and small groups who like to walk, be outdoors, and want to take their time to really connect with New York City, its people, and their passions with this ‘local’s look’ of the city. This five-hour hike begins in the hipsterville neighborhood of Willamsburg. We pass through Domino Park, named after the now defunct Domino Sugar Refinery, for a brief stroll through the waterfront area. Cross the Williamsburg Bridge and meet the faces behind the produce at New York’s Essex Market, the flagship of public indoor food markets in the city, for more than a century. Enjoy lunch in an industrial-chic underground market. Then it’s off to Chinatown where we visit the Mahayana Buddhist Temple containing NYC’s largest Buddha sculpture, before trekking across the Manhattan Bridge to DUMBO, known for its galleries, shops and unique views of the Empire State Building and the East River. The last challenge is to hike the 1.1-mile-long wooden walkway of the Brooklyn Bridge for a close-up view of its most distinctive features, the 276-foot-tall masonry towers that hold up the suspension bridge.

New York City: Private 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Tour

8. New York City: Private 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Tour

Begin your 1.5-hour tour at St. Paul's Chapel, the oldest public building in New York City still in continuous use. This church survived the 9/11 attacks despite being a block away from the World Trade Center. It became a makeshift rescue center and family members posted notices of their missing loved ones on its iron fence. Hear about the heroism of emergency responders at the Firefighter's 9/11 Memorial Wall, and see the Engine and Ladder Company 10/10, the fire station at Ground Zero. Visit the 9/11 Memorial, and see the Reflecting Absence Memorial – a waterfall symbolizing the vast void left by the tragedy. See the new Freedom Towers and World Trade Center rise from the ground.

Lower Manhattan Tour: Wall Street & 9/11 Memorial

9. Lower Manhattan Tour: Wall Street & 9/11 Memorial

Meet your guide in the Financial District to learn about the early history of New York City, the early Dutch settlement and the transformation into today’s financial capital. It was like the Wild West, a trading outpost on the outskirts of the law where guns and ammunition were traded in exchange for beaver pelts from the Native Americans. You will see financial and historical landmarks such as Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, House of Morgan, the Charging Bull, as well as go inside Federal Hall and Trinity Church. At the New York Stock Exchange building, you'll learn how a group of 24 traders wanted to formalize their trading and created the Buttonwood Agreement, which gave birth to the stock exchange. You'll stand at the site of the first terrorist attack on New York City, which remains unsolved to this day.  Walk along Wall Street to 40 Wall Street where your guide will share the story of the Skyscraper Race within the concrete jungle, when two buildings simultaneously being constructed to out-do one another in height takes an surprising turn. Your guide will bring you inside Trinity Church, whose graveyard contains the remains of many great Americans: signers of the Declaration of Independence, and founding Father, Alexander Hamilton and inventor Robert Fulton.  Hear about the political rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr that came to a bloody end. Next, you will have the chance to reflect at the 9/11 Memorial.  Against the peaceful background sounds of the trickling water coming from Reflecting Absence waterfalls, which are built on the actual footprint of the former World Trade Center buildings, your tour guide will give an overview of the events of that day, as well as more emotional and heroic stories of the people who were involved in the attacks and immediate rescue efforts. You'll also learn about the symbolism and design of the memorial itself as well as the new WTC buildings, such as One World Trade. For the last stretch of the tour, walk south down Broadway where you'll see the famous Charging Bull statue, Bowling Green Park, and the Canyon of Heroes. Your tour concludes in Battery Park where your guide will give an overview of our country's immigration history as you stare out the harbor towards the Statue of Liberty. Itinerary includes: New York Stock Exchange Wall StreetFederal HallHouse of MorganTrump BuildingTrinity Church National 9/11 MemorialCanyon of Heroes/Ticker Tape Parade Route Charging Bull Alexander Hamilton Custom House Battery Park and Castle Clinton

NYC: 9/11 Memorial and Financial District Walking Tour

10. NYC: 9/11 Memorial and Financial District Walking Tour

Meet your local tour guide in downtown New York City to begin this walking tour around the Financial District and Wall Street, before making your way to the 9/11 Memorial. Your guide will share facts and stories about the World Trade Centre, and the impact of 9/11. At the Memorial Pools, you can listen to your guide and learn more about the monument. The specific design of the pools, as well as the architecture of the new World Trade Center and its symbolic use of materials, light, and reflections. Continue on to the Firefighter’s Memorial where you can pay tribute to the victims and those who fought to save them. Next, visit the Eleven Tears Memorial, which is often missed by visitors without a guide and, finally, watch the reconstruction of the site at the Oculus.

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OMG! Tyrell was the BEST! He had pictures and was so engaged. You could tell he is passionate because he lived it! I would totally do this tour again because I’m sure I’ll learn something new from him every time! Love love love this tour!

This was such a great experience for the start of our week in NYC! We surprised the kids and they couldn't have been more excited! Everyone working here was amazing, the helicopter tour was fantastic. Would 100% recommend!

Amazing even in the pouring rain. Tour guide James was outstanding!

A definite MUST do! It was amazing to see everything from the air!

This was exactly what we wanted. Fun way to learn interactively