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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ticket Options with Ferry

1. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island: Ticket Options with Ferry

Hop on board the ferry and enjoy a self-guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Visit Liberty Island, explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, and learn fascinating facts as you go. Begin your experience by departing from Liberty State Park, located in Jersey City, NJ, easily accessible by car. Once you arrive at the meeting point, enjoy priority line access with your pre-purchased ticket. Board the ferry and see the impressive views of Lady Liberty and the NYC skyline. Take note of the ferry's return times to plan your day. Your ticket gives you access to explore two attractions: Ellis Island and Liberty Island (with the Statue of Liberty). On arrival to Ellis Island, pick up your multilingual audio guide at the Immigration Museum. Then, explore what was America’s busiest immigration station for over 62 years. Walk in the footsteps of millions of people from all around the globe who passed through here looking for a new beginning and a new life for their families in America. With access to the American Family Immigration History Center's records, you can search all ship manifests that came through Ellis Island. Use this unique experience to research your family history. Once you're ready to discover Liberty Island, drop off your audio guide and return to the ferry. Upon arrival on Liberty Island, pick up your multilingual audio guide to start exploring the history of the Statue of Liberty. Children also have the opportunity to enjoy a special narration of this self-guided tour. When you are finished, return to the ferry and make your way back to your original departure point.

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From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

2. From New Jersey: NYC City Lights Helicopter Tour at Night

Welcome to Linden, New Jersey where for an evening NYC flight adventure. Reach Linden by NJ Transit from Manhattan's Penn Station or via car with plenty of free parking available. Upgrade to a private flight experience and benefit from round-trip transfers from Manhattan. Your journey begins by flying directly over Newark International Airport towards Manhattan. En route to New York Harbor, view the illuminated Statue of Liberty before viewing the skyscrapers of the Financial District, home of The New York Stock Exchange. Flying north along the Hudson River, catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building, as well as Madison Square Garden, Hudson Yards, Chelsea, The West Village, SOHO and TRIBECA. 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center are also in view. Be prepared to get some great pictures as you fly past Times Square, Central Park and Yankees Stadium before flying over the George Washington Bridge, returning along the same path, offering spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. The flight is approximately 25-30 minutes long.

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New York City: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise

3. New York City: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise

See the sights of New York City from onboard the Spirit of New York with a 2-hour cruise on the East and Hudson Rivers. Enjoy an al-fresco buffet dining experience sailing through the Big Apple. While boarding the vessel at Chelsea Piers you will 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, 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 Salad Red Beetroot Salad Bow Tie Pasta Salad Vegetables, Potatoes & Pasta Roasted Broccoli Florets Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole Baked Ziti Pasta Mashed Potatoes Entrees Oven-Baked Atlantic Flounder Filet Honey & Sesame Chicken Italian Beef Meatballs Braised Beef Short Ribs (dinner only) Desserts Seasonal Fruit Raspberry Mousse Lemon Pound Cake & Fresh Strawberries Coconut Vanilla Cake Carrot Cake Red Velvet & Chocolate Chip Brownie (dinner only)

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Philadelphia: Go City All-Inclusive Pass w/ 30+ Attractions

4. Philadelphia: Go City All-Inclusive Pass w/ 30+ Attractions

Enjoy an all-inclusive multi-attraction pass that gets you into over 30 Philadelphia attractions. Just select the number of days you want to sightsee for (1, 2, 3 or 5 days), then enjoy admission to as many included attractions as you want to visit for the number of days you selected the pass for. Simply show your Go City pass at included attractions for admission and pay nothing at the gate. Activate the pass by visiting your first attraction, then, use it on consecutive calendar days. The attractions include: • Hop-on, Hop-off Big Bus Philadelphia Tour• Eastern State Penitentiary• Franklin Institute Science Museum• Philadelphia Museum of Art• National Constitution Center• Betsy Ross House• Adventure Aquarium• Philadelphia Zoo• LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia• Barnes Foundation• Academy of Natural Science• Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial• Ghost Tour of Philadelphia• Independence Seaport Museum• Christ Church Burial Ground Tour• City Hall Tower and Observation Deck• National Museum of American Jewish History• Dark Philly Adult Night Tour• National Liberty Museum/We the People• Longwood Gardens• African American Museum• Rodin Museum• Franklin Footsteps Walking Tour• Penn Museum• RiverLink Ferry• Brandywine River Museum of Art• The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum• History and Cheesesteak Tour• Murder by Gaslight - A Walking Tour Mystery

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Manhattan: Skyline Bus Tour at Night

5. Manhattan: Skyline Bus Tour at Night

Take a nighttime bus tour of New York and see how the city comes alive after dark. Sit back and relax on the bus as your accompanying guide provides you with facts and interesting stories about the famous landmarks you’ll pass. Enjoy nighttime views of famous places that may include Times Square, Chinatown, Greenwich Village, the Empire State Building, Little Italy, and the Brooklyn Bridge, depending on the option selected. Feel the ambiance of the metropolis known as The City That Never Sleeps.

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Newark Liberty International Airport: Manhattan Transfers

6. Newark Liberty International Airport: Manhattan Transfers

Take the worry out of your arrival or departure from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and pre-book a private transfer in a vehicle to suit your needs. Start or end your time in New York stress free, and save time and money along the way. Book an arrival transfer and benefit from a meet and greet from your driver after baggage claim or customs. They will be holding a sign for ease of contact. An emergency number will be provided in the unlikely event that you can't locate them and dispatch will stay on the line until you make contact. Enjoy generous luggage allowance of 1 standard size suitcase and 1 small carry-on bag per person. Then, sit back and relax in complete privacy on a service exclusive to you and your group. Choose from 3 different vehicle types designed to fit any size family or party. Book a sedan for up to 3 passengers, an SUV for up to 6 passengers or a van for up to 10 passengers. Simply provide your flight and accommodation details on booking and let the ground transportation supplier deal with all the arrangements!

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Cape May: Cape May Island Sunset Cruise & Dolphin Watching

7. Cape May: Cape May Island Sunset Cruise & Dolphin Watching

End your day in style on a relaxing 2-hour sunset cruise suitable for all ages and group sizes. Search for bottlenose dolphins with an expert guide, and check out the sights of Cape May, New Jersey, such as the historic lighthouse and waterfront Victorian houses. During your evening cruise, listen to your guide’s informative commentary or enjoy foot-tapping music on the deck. Witness and marvel at a magical sunset on the Delaware Bay, right off Cape May Point. Feel free to enjoy a cold or hot beverage and a snack from the ship's snack bar. Draft or canned beer, wine by the glass or bottle, and both signature and classic cocktails are available for purchase. Pizza and hot dogs are included, and other foods may be purchased directly aboard.

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American Dream: Mirror Maze Admission Ticket

8. American Dream: Mirror Maze Admission Ticket

Navigate your way through the area's one and only Mirror Maze experience. Enjoy a world of infinite reflections set against glowing lights and unexpected effects. This Mirror Maze is located inside American Dream, New Jersey's newest indoor entertainment and shopping center, just 4 miles outside of New York City. The Mirror Maze is 18,000 square feet and has a range of corridors filled with reflections, lighting effects, and twists and turns which will orbit your senses into a new dimension. Work your way into the middle of the maze, where you can take a rest before heading out through a different exit to find your way out of this immersive, optical adventure, This is one maze you won’t soon forget. You can upgrade your experience and save with a combo ticket that also includes the adjacent Blacklight Mini Golf. Then take time to experience even more thrills at American Dream, the ultimate collection of premier indoor attractions, shopping, and dining comprising more than 3 million square feet in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Philadelphia: City Explorer Pass with 3 to 7 Attractions

9. Philadelphia: City Explorer Pass with 3 to 7 Attractions

The Explorer Pass is a multi-attraction pass that includes admission to 3, 4, 5, or 7 Philadelphia attractions of your choice. There are over 30 attractions and tours to choose from. Simply purchase a pass for the number of attractions you want to visit. There's no need to decide which attractions you want to visit before your trip. Just choose as you go from the options included. Visiting your first attraction activates your pass. Then, you’ll have 60 days to use it. Simply show your pass at designated ticketing areas at included attractions for admission and pay nothing at the gate. You'll also get a digital guide with detailed attraction descriptions and hours of operation to help plan your itinerary. Save up to 40% on admissions to your choice of 3-7 attractions. The attractions include: • Hop-on hop-off Big Bus Philadelphia Tour• Eastern State Penitentiary• Franklin Institute Science Museum• Philadelphia Museum of Art• National Constitution Center• Betsy Ross House• Adventure Aquarium• Philadelphia Zoo• Barnes Foundation• Academy of Natural Science• Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial• Ghost Tour of Philadelphia• Independence Seaport Museum• Christ Church Burial Ground Tour• City Hall Tower & Observation Deck• National Museum of American Jewish History• Dark Philly Adult Night Tour• National Liberty Museum/We the People• Longwood Gardens• African American Museum• Rodin Museum• Franklin Footsteps Walking Tour• LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia• History and Cheesesteak Tour• Penn Museum• Independence Tour• Brandywine River Museum of Art• Murder by Gaslight - A Walking Tour Mystery• The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum• RiverLink Ferry

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New York City: Doors-Off Helicopter Experience

10. New York City: Doors-Off Helicopter Experience

Book your seat on this NYC helicopter experience to enjoy a 16-minute inbound flight that features the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Freedom Tower, and the historic Battery Park waterfront. Capturing photos or simply enjoy the view as you fly over New York Harbor gems that captivate your senses and leave a lasting impression. See the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governor's Island, Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, Verrazano-Narrow Bridge, Lower Manhattan, and much more. After seeing the skyline from a unique vantage point and feeling the comfort and safety of award-winning security protocol, you’ll soon want to come back for more.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 788 reviews

A essência da América. Adorei o tour, excelente para conhecer melhor parte da história dos Estados Unidos. Muito bem organizado, com audiobooks em várias línguas. Vista fabulosa sobre Manhattan! Se voltar a NY vou repetir este tour!

MAKE SURE YOU MAKE RESERVATIONS TO GO ONTO THE PLATFORM, these tickets do not include it and by the time we got there they did not have tickets. Otherwise everything else was way more than expected, such a great experience.

Great experience! Pilot was personable, and our son got to ride up front. We got some awesome photos and videos. Would definitely recommend!

It was flawless.. first time to Ellis island and the Statue of Liberty had a wonderful time the experience was unique and very educational.

Amazing experience with you company. Really frenulum stuff, everything clean and safe. Thank you for amazing journey.