Take a guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Wall Street, the Financial District and the 9/11 Memorial with a personal radio and headset to hear the guide speaking live.
What to Expect
Meet your guide just outside Battery Park and begin your visit with a short walk to the ferry and priority boarding for the ride to the Statue of Liberty. On Liberty Island go inside the Statue's pedestal and make a short visit to the Statue of Liberty Museum where your guide will provide a brief and entertaining history of the iconic lady. Then climb to the pedestal level observation deck for amazing photos and breathtaking views of New York Harbor and the NYC skyline from 10 stories high. Stop for a once-in-a-lifetime photo with Lady Liberty.
Next, board the ferry for Ellis Island where you will walk in the footsteps of millions of immigrants from the ferry dock to the Great Hall down the Stairs of Seperation and on to the Kissing Post. Your guide will share their stories and you will share in their hopes, fears, sadness and joy, and as you board the ferry to return to Manhattan, you will know how Ellis Island earned the nickname Island of Hope, Island of Tears.
Next, you'll take a short break for lunch (not included) before you begin your afternoon tour of the Financial District and the World Trade Center area. You'll visit all the highlights of the Financial District including the Charging Bull Statue, Trinity Church, Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall National Memorial, and Zuccotti Park.
At the World Trade Center, visit St. Paul's Chapel which stands just a block from the World Trade Center and survived the attacks of September 11 and served an important role in the months that followed. See the Fireman's Memorial honoring the members of the FDNY who were lost on September 11. View the buildings of the World Trade Center rising before you as your guide tells you all about the rebuilding of the area. Go inside the Oculus, the centerpiece of the new complex with it's space age feel and ultramodern design in the heart of a new transportation hub for Lower Manhattan. Finally, you will visit the 9/11 Memorial Plaza and your guide will tell you all you need to know about the symbolism and design of the memorial pools and plaza so that you will leave with a much deeper understanding and connection to the site.
- Admission to Statue of Liberty Pedestal
- Admission to Ellis Island and the Immigration Museum
- Round trip ferry service
- Personal headsets for live commentary
What's Not Included
- Crown access
- Entry/ Admission to 9/11 Museum or One World Observatory
Know Before You Go
• Guests should be able to stand and walk for long periods of time
• Tour operate in all weather conditions
• Operates once daily beginning at 8:30am
• Departs promptly at scheduled time
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended