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New York: Full-Day Walking Tour with Observatory Entry

New York: Full-Day Walking Tour with Observatory Entry

From US$ 109 per person

Take a tour of New York’s top attractions. See the most popular sights with a local guide, and enjoy commentary and stories along the way. Head to the One World Observatory for panoramic views.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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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 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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they have received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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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

4.9 /5

based on 123 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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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

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September 11, 2021

Claire was amazing! She is knowledgeable, funny, and you can tell she's very passionate about what she does. Pickup location was very easy to find. She was extremely helpful in explaining the subway system and made sure we knew exactly where we could catch our way back. I could have done without the observatory, but that's just my opinion of the experience there and not about the tour. Thank you so much Claire!!

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July 26, 2021

Our tour guide was Claire. She made the day great with her grasp of all of the historical aspects of New York City and it’s iconic landmarks. She did a very good job of offering interesting facts and trivia about landmarks such as the Empire State building and it’s construction, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which we were able to visit inside and I even lit a candle there; and points about the 911 Memorial and the trade center and all that has transpired since the time of the bombings. She taught us how to ride the trains in the subway station at Grand Central Station — there’s so much to tell but Claire is one of the best tour guides I’ve experienced. She’s kind and patient and I cannot state it enough. Claire really made me feel that I received far more bang for my buck. The tour fee is definitely worth it. I love the amount of exercise that I got walking, taking the train or riding the ferry to Staten Island and back again.

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July 25, 2021

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