New York: "Must See" Full Day Tour with Observatory Entry

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New York: "Must See" Full Day Tour with Observatory Entry

From US$ 109 per person

Take a bite out of the Big Apple on this tour of New York’s top attractions. See the most popular sights with a local guide, who will provide informative commentary and stories along the way. Head to the One World Observatory for panoramic views.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an action-packed day that takes you to the most popular sights of New York City
  • See iconic attractions such as the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and more
  • Head to the One World Observatory for the best views of Manhattan and the surrounding area
Full description
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 dome of Grand Central, where you’ll have lunch. After lunch you’ll hop on the subway like a true New Yorker and head downtown to Wall Street, where you can rub the nose of the Wall Street Bull for good luck! Walk through the financial capital of the world and head to Battery Park, where the ferry awaits to show you the Statue of Liberty. The Staten Island ferry will not stop on Liberty Island, but will sail past it for a view of Lady Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline. Upon returning, your guide will take you to visit the 9/11 Memorial. At the conclusion of your tour you will be admitted to the The Observatory at the One World Trade Center Tower (also know as "Freedom Tower"). This panoramic observation deck is a marvel of engineering and architecture. The program begins in the lobby of the Freedom Tower with "Voices" - a film dedicated to the men and women of the World Trade Towers and the new One World Trade Center. You will then take the "Sky Pod" elevator, which rises 1,250 feet in the air in 60 seconds. The Observation Deck begins on the 102nd floor with the See Forever Theater and moves down to the 100th floor, where the main observation deck is situated. Immersive LED displays, interactive touch screen video, and dining options mean there's plenty to do, but the true draw is the view - hundreds of feet above even the impressive New York Skyline stretching across all of Manhattan. The Itinerary Times Square Broadway Theater District Rockefeller Center St. Patrick’s Cathedral Fifth Ave Shops New York Public Library Chrysler Building Grand Central Terminal New York City Subway Charging Bull Alexander Hamilton Customs House Canyon of Heroes/Ticker Tape Parade Route Brooklyn Bridge Statue of Liberty and NYC Skyline via Staten Island Ferry Trinity Church National 9/11 Memorial Wall Street New York Stock Exchange Federal Hall One World Observatory (ticket included)
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • One World Observatory ticket
  • 7-hours of action filled tour of NYC's top attractions by foot, subway and ferry
  • Learn to ride NYC Subway with your professional and entertaining guide
  • Subway card
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

George M. Cohan Statue at 46th Street and Broadway, Times Square. The guide will be holding an orange flag.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Your guide can help you purchase your New York subway card (not included).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 86 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Very well planned and well organized tour, you see and learn much more than you expect, the other group members were so nice to share the day with (thank you guys if any of you read this), but the real star of this tour was our guide Lindsay, such a great guide who makes sure you have an unforgettable experience! I highly recommend this activity to everyone who’s planning to visit NY.

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October 11, 2019

A fantastic tour of all the best sights with an amazing guide

A brilliant way to see New York if you only have a short time as you get to experience all the major sights with a fantastically friendly and knowledgable guide. The observatory entry is a must see you get the most incredible view of the whole island and beyond. Lynsey our guide was warm, funny and so helpful and gave us the confidence to explore further on our own in the days after her tour.

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September 14, 2019

Exceptional

Our guide, Glen, was extremely knowledgeable and so friendly. I loved, loved, loved this tour and can’t recommend it enough. The combo of walking, subway rides and Staten Island ferry was a great first day/welcome to NYC and it made the rest of our trip so easy as we were introduced to so many must sees and areas from the get-go. We had no problem with directions or the subway or finding our way around after the tour. It hit so many highlights but we were so impressed by the 911 memorial, the one world observatory and its 102 story 360 degree view and overall friendliness of everyone we met on the tour itself. Amazing day and the highlight of our trip.

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June 11, 2019

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