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NY Icons: Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty Cruise

Product ID: 22806
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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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 1-hour 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 cruise departs from Midtown Pier 83 at the following dates and times: January 1 - March 13 at 10:00 AM, March 14 - April 2 at 10:30 AM, April 3 -September 7 at 10:30 AM and 4:30 PM, September 8 - October 31 at 10:30 AM, November 1 - December 31 at 10:00 AM.

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
  • 1-hour Statue of Liberty Cruise
What’s Not Included
  • Guide/ Audio Guide
  • Gratuities
  • Transfer and Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

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 8:00 AM and 2:00 AM (open every day, 365 days a year, rain or shine), with the last elevators going up at 1:15 AM. 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. 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    3.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Good to be able to combine and that you didn't have to do both activities on the same day. However, it would have been good if the booking stated that the ferry left at 10am every day, when we missed the day before when we called customer service 10.20 to ask what times the ferry went.

November 20, 2019

Empire State Building was great we didn't upgrade Express because we would have to queue max 5min! Boat tour was a flop !!! With this boat tour you don't even come close to the Liberty build !! Thanks to NY Explorer we were able to photograph the Liberty stature and all bridges!

October 31, 2018

Very good, recommendable

2 must do attractions, but remember to pic up tickets at the Empire St B. before you go to the boat.

July 24, 2019

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