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  • New York: 90-Minute Landmarks Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

    1. New York: 90-Minute Landmarks Cruise Skip-The-Box-Office

    Spend just 90 minutes to take in many of the iconic sites of midtown and lower Manhattan on a Semi-Circle Cruise. You'll enjoy magnificent views of the world's most recognizable skyline and get a close-up look at Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. See it all with fun and knowledgeable tour guides who bring to life the breathtaking sights and the fascinating history behind the Big Apple. Sail down the Hudson, cruising around the Battery, and up the East River. You’ll pass under the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges to the United Nations – and then head back to Pier 83, the starting point for the tour.

    The captain knew much of the history surrounding the harbor and the Burroughs. It was time well spent.

  • NYC: Statue of Liberty 45-Minute Cruise Skip-the-Box-Office

    2. NYC: Statue of Liberty 45-Minute Cruise Skip-the-Box-Office

    Departing from Downtown Manhattan in Battery Park, this 45-minute express is the fastest way to get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty. The best views are definitely from the water and you'll enjoy the insights of your fun, onboard tour guide with live narration. Begin your cruise experience at Battery Park's Slip 6. Get your souvenir photo with Lady Liberty in the background while you wait.  Board the vessel, sit back, and set sail on your round-trip sightseeing cruise. Bask in the panoramic view of downtown New York's celebrated towers, memorials, and Landmarks while you relax on board the state-of-the-art boat.  Cruise right over to see the Statue of Liberty, one of the most iconic symbols in the world. On your way to Lady Liberty, you’ll sail past and learn about Ellis Island, once home to the United States’ busiest immigration station, where approximately 12 million...

    Damian was very knowledgeable and friendly, the captain was great. It was perfect amount of time to see Lady Liberty and take the perfect photos! Highly recommend!

  • New York: Full-Day Walking Tour with Observatory Entry

    3. New York: Full-Day Walking Tour with Observatory Entry

    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 dom...

    Our tour guide was Jenn. She was amazing! I was in a wheelchair presenting special challenges to Jenn. She was able to make it so my husband and I were able to enjoy the whole tour and not miss anything. Her knowledge, respect, and love for New York shine through and made the tour so interesting. Her ability to answer any question we threw at her was incredible. The best thing besides the beauty of New York was her ability to make our group a little family. The 6 of us left with info about each other and new friendships including our new friendship with Jenn. I highly recommend this tour and I definitely recommend asking for Jenn as your guide. From Cathy Siegmund

  • NYC: 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Statue of Liberty & Guided Tour

    4. NYC: 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Statue of Liberty & Guided Tour

    Take a 30-minute tour of the Statue of Liberty, and learn its unique history with a local guide. Then, explore the many artifacts of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum on this inclusive experience. Cross New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty. Take a self-guided audio tour with the provided headsets. Then, cross to Ellis Island to learn about the immigrant experience at the Museum. About 40% of current US citizens can trace their ancestors to Ellis Island. After concluding the self-guided portion of your tour, visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. These honor all those who lost their lives in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. See the 9/11 Museum with its over 10,000 artifacts. Learn how the events of that day impacted the world, and download and listen to the 'Witnessing History Tour" as you tour the exhibits. Explore also the exhibition detailing "The Hunt ...

    Overall, it was a wonderful tour package. We had 11am admission tickets for the 911 Memorial and Museum. The experience is very heavy, first hand accounts from survivors and honors for those who were lost. We used the audio tour option on our smart phones and made our way around, it took just over an hour. From there we walked to Battery Park and met Vivian, our tour guide for the State of Liberty/Ellis Island tour. My only gripe was we were no able to go into the Statue of Liberty, apparently it requires another ticket but we were not aware of that and it was too late to purchase a ticket when we were on the island. Vivian was wonderful, very informative and friendly. I would recommend this tour to others.

  • NYC: Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

    5. NYC: Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

    See the iconic sights of New York City with a helicopter flight over Manhattan. Depart from Downtown Manhattan or Westchester, avoid the traffic, and look on as the Big Apple’s famous skyline appears below you. Be amazed by aerial views of iconic landmarks that may include Central Park, Yankee Stadium (if there’s no game on), the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty, depending on the option selected. Admire skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building from a different perspective. Look down at the East River bridges and the rest of the city below.

  • Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island Small Group Tour

    6. Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island Small Group Tour

    Step back in time on an amazing tour of Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan. Walk through the park and discuss its significant history with your student guide as you make you way to the old military fort of Castle Clinton. Skip the long lines to take the ferry to Liberty Island, and then enter the pedestal of the statue on arrival. Visit the museum to learn more about the monument and get great views of Manhattan from the deck. Climb aboard another ferry and sail over to Ellis Island, where the first immigrants to arrive in New York in the 19th century were processed. Explore the museum and memorials to get an insight into how America was built on immigration from the Old World. Then, take the ferry back to Manhattan or choose to remain on Ellis Island to relax, eat or look up your family records.

    It is so convenient to have a tour guide. Our tour guide Jerry was extremely knowledgeable and helpful which helped us save a lot of time and yet have a memorable experience.

  • New York: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise from New Jersey

    7. New York: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise from New Jersey

    See the sights of New York City from onboard the Spirit of New Jersey with a 2- to 3-hour cruise on the East and Hudson Rivers. Enjoy a delicious buffet attended by a server while sailing through the Big Apple. While boarding the vessel at Lincoln Harbor, you'll be personally greeted and your picture will be taken by the ship's photographer to capture the memory. After being seated at your private outdoor table, enjoy your lunch or dinner buffet consisting of creative meals prepared fresh daily. While you feast, listen to tunes by an onboard DJ. After your meal, relax and sip a cocktail as you listen to the waves. Throughout your meal watch the skyscrapers of New York City's distinctive skyline glide by. SAMPLE LUNCH/DINNER BUFFET MENU Salads Organic Mixed Field Greens Organic Spinach & Kale Salad Green Bean Salad Kidney Bean, Black Bean & Chickpea Sal...

    Well worth doing, had an unbelievable time... Went from N.J & had better parking and longer time on the boat...

  • New York: Statue of Liberty and Sightseeing Walking Tour

    8. New York: Statue of Liberty and Sightseeing Walking Tour

    The tour begins on the world-famous Wall Street, the oldest part of Manhattan. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this busy district, and see some of the city’s most recognizable sights including Ground Zero and The Charging Bull at the New York Stock Exchange. Continue on to Greenwich Village next, walking through Five Points, China Town, and Little Italy. Learn about the vibrant culture of these neighborhoods and the people who live here as well as tips on the best local places to eat some amazing food. After the walking tour, visit the iconic Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to marvel at the city’s most beloved landmark up close.

  • NYC: Manhattan Bus Tour, Top of The Rock Ticket, & Cruise

    9. NYC: Manhattan Bus Tour, Top of The Rock Ticket, & Cruise

    Explore the sights of Manhattan from uptown to downtown on a full-day escorted coach tour. Let your guide show you the best Manhattan has to offer. Eat lunch at Hudson Eats, and enjoy admission to Top of the Rock Observatory. Leave land behind on a 1-hour Statue of Liberty harbor cruise, too. Start your day by seeing such highlights as Times Square and Madison Square Garden. Take in the unique architecture of the Flatiron building. Experience popular districts including Greenwich Village, SoHo, and Little Italy. You'll also get to travel to Battery Park, where you’ll board the Lady Liberty Harbor Cruise for close-up views of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Included in this tour are additional sites such as Central Park, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Grant's Tomb, the uptown neighborhood of Harlem, Museum Mile, home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art...

    Lots of seen and learned. Good guide, good explanation in Harlem and around Central park. Beautiful ambience in High line Chelsea and Market.

  • New York City: Half-Day Tour

    10. 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...

    Extremely friendly and informative Tour. Uncle Jeffrey was very entertaining and a good tour guide with a lot of experience and knowledge. Highly recommended

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What people are saying about Liberty Island

Our tour guide was Jenn. She was amazing! I was in a wheelchair presenting special challenges to Jenn. She was able to make it so my husband and I were able to enjoy the whole tour and not miss anything. Her knowledge, respect, and love for New York shine through and made the tour so interesting. Her ability to answer any question we threw at her was incredible. The best thing besides the beauty of New York was her ability to make our group a little family. The 6 of us left with info about each other and new friendships including our new friendship with Jenn. I highly recommend this tour and I definitely recommend asking for Jenn as your guide. From Cathy Siegmund

Beautiful weather, boat wasn’t too crowded, person narrating did a great job pointing out interesting sites and making it fun. Views were good from both sides of the boat. Only negatives were people standing along the railing making it harder for others to see and take pics.

The captain knew much of the history surrounding the harbor and the Burroughs. It was time well spent.

Excellent and informative! Our guide, Mike, was great! Highly recommend.

Best way to get a narrated version of the city from the water