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  2. New York (State)
  3. New York City
  4. Manhattan

NY Icons: Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty Cruise

Product ID: 22806
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Atop one of the most famous skyscrapers in the world, experience the thrills of NYC. Cruise down the Hudson taking in the famous skyline of New York and getting up close to the Statue of Liberty. This is the best way to experience the icons of NYC.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed voucher required
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Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable

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  • Get stunning panoramic views of New York City from the 86th floor of the famous Empire State Building
  • Get up close to the Statue of Liberty on the Hudson River Cruise
  • Download for free the Official Empire State Building Guide app
  • See the famous skyline of NYC from the comfort of your cruise boat
Full description
A city like New York, bursting with monumental skyscrapers, should seen at a height. Experience the magic of New York from the top of the 1050-foot Empire State Building. Afterwards, enjoy a cruise down the Hudson, getting up close to the Statue of Liberty, New York’s iconic monument.

Experience the thrills of the Big Apple from the 86th Floor Observatory. Enjoy the panoramic view that affords views over 80 miles away on a clear day. Rain or shine, day or night, you can enjoy the view from the 360-degree deck or from the indoor gallery.

Along with several videos, image galleries, quizzes and maps showing points of interest nearby, the “Fun” and “Info” sections of the app make for an engaging and entertaining visit.

After visiting the Empire State Building, you'll enjoy a 75-minute cruise by famous New York landmarks. Sail by 42nd Street, Broadway, Midtown, Lower Manhattan, the new World Trade Center, Battery Island, and of course, the monumental Statue of Liberty. This is the only way to get a close-up view.

The free Official Empire State Building Observatory Experience App is available on the App Store and Google Play. It includes an audio visual tour guide detailing the building’s construction, sustainability, and views; as well as quizzes, videos and an image gallery. The App is available in English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and German.

  • Observatory admission ticket for the 86th floor of the Empire State Building
  • Multi-media exhibit
  • 75-minute Statue of Liberty Cruise
What’s Not Included
  • Guide/ Audio Guide
  • Gratuities
  • Transfer and Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Circle Line Cruises, Pier 83 (Pier 83, West 42nd Street).

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Important information
Know before you go
You may visit the Empire State Building at any time between 08:00 and 02:00 (open every day, 365 days a year, rain or shine), with the last elevators going up at 01:15. There are no fixed visiting windows or time limits. Tickets are for 1-time use only.

Mobile vouchers cannot be accepted. Please make sure you bring a printed copy of your voucher.

This is not a guided tour. First, redeem your voucher at either location. You will get the tickets and can enter the Empire State Building and take the cruise.

You need to make your own way between the Empire and the Statue of Liberty Cruise. They are about 2 miles apart (about 30 minutes by walking or by public transportation).

You don't need to do both activities on the same day. You can bring your voucher to either location and you will then receive tickets valid for 14 days.

Please be aware that the ticket is not a skip-the-line ticket and there is no fast track entrance.
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