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New York: "Must See" Full Day Tour with Observatory Entry

Product ID: 53784
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Take a bite out of the Big Apple on this tour of New York’s top attractions. See the most popular sights with a local guide, who will provide informative commentary and stories along the way. Head to the One World Observatory for panoramic views.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an action-packed day that takes you to the most popular sights of New York City
  • See iconic attractions such as the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and more
  • Head to the One World Observatory for the best views of Manhattan and the surrounding area
Full description
Welcome to New York, the city that never sleeps! Get a real feel for the city as you take to its streets and subways with a local guide and experience what Manhattan has to offer.

Your full-day tour begins when you meet your guide in Times Square, at the statue of renowned lyricist and composer George M. Cohan. Hear about the history of Times Square and learn how a horse trading market became the most famous intersection in the world.

Head out along New York’s Theater District, which for a hundred years has been the center of the world for actors, playwrights, and artists from around the globe.

Visit 30 Rockefeller Center and continue east to Fifth Avenue, the world's most expensive street, lined with elegant storefronts such as Saks and Bergdorf Goodman.

Stop to admire Patrick’s Cathedral, the New York Public Library, and the Chrysler Building before stepping beneath the arching dome of Grand Central, where you’ll have lunch.

After lunch you’ll hop on the subway like a true New Yorker and head downtown to Wall Street, where you can rub the nose of the Wall Street Bull for good luck! Walk through the financial capital of the world and head to Battery Park, where the ferry awaits to show you the Statue of Liberty.

The Staten Island ferry will not stop on Liberty Island, but will sail past it for a view of Lady Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline. Upon returning, your guide will take you to visit the 9/11 Memorial.

At the conclusion of your tour you will be admitted to the The Observatory at the One World Trade Center Tower (also know as "Freedom Tower"). This panoramic observation deck is a marvel of engineering and architecture. The program begins in the lobby of the Freedom Tower with "Voices" - a film dedicated to the men and women of the World Trade Towers and the new One World Trade Center. You will then take the "Sky Pod" elevator, which rises 1,250 feet in the air in 60 seconds. The Observation Deck begins on the 102nd floor with the See Forever Theater and moves down to the 100th floor, where the main observation deck is situated. Immersive LED displays, interactive touch screen video, and dining options mean there's plenty to do, but the true draw is the view - hundreds of feet above even the impressive New York Skyline stretching across all of Manhattan.

The Itinerary

Times Square
Broadway Theater District
Rockefeller Center
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Fifth Ave Shops
New York Public Library
Chrysler Building
Grand Central Terminal
New York City Subway
Charging Bull
Alexander Hamilton Customs House
Canyon of Heroes/Ticker Tape Parade Route
Brooklyn Bridge
Statue of Liberty and NYC Skyline via Staten Island Ferry
Trinity Church
National 9/11 Memorial
Wall Street
New York Stock Exchange
Federal Hall
One World Observatory (ticket included)
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • One World Observatory ticket
  • 7-hours of action filled tour of NYC's top attractions by foot, subway and ferry
  • Learn to ride NYC Subway with your professional and entertaining guide
What’s Not Included
  • Subway card
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

George M. Cohan Statue at 46th Street and Broadway, Times Square. The guide will be holding an orange flag.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
Your guide can help you purchase your New York subway card (not included).
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 72 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Product ID: 53784