Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & 9/11 Tour with Priority One World Observatory Tickets

8 - 8.5 hours

Max 20

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A full-day tour that visits three of the most affecting sights in NYC. Start the day with a Statue of Liberty tour & Ellis Island Museum. Then head over to the 9/11 Memorial for an in-depth look at the terrorist attacks and their aftermath. Finally, finish on a high note looking out over the city with priority entrance One World Observatory tickets.

  • Sites Visited
  • Statue of Liberty (with Pedestal access)
  • Ellis Island
  • St Paul's Chapel
  • 911 Memorial
  • Reflecting Pools
  • One World Observatory
  • World Trade Center and Oculus
  • Tour Includes
  • Ferry tickets to Liberty & Ellis Islands
  • Special access to the Statue Pedestal
  • Priority entrance One World Observatory tickets
  • Small group of 20 people or fewer
  • Expert local guide
  • Headsets

Take some time out to learn about NYC, from start to present.

Visit two of Lower Manhattan's most important historical sites and top it off with panoramic views from atop One World Observatory; New York's new favorite attraction. It's a full day of sightseeing but we handle all the logistics, including admission fees and one of the best guides in the business, to bring the Statue of Liberty and the 9/11 Memorial to life.

You'll start early on one of the first ferries to Liberty Island, where you'll beat most of the crowds and head straight up into the Statue to enjoy special access to the Statue Pedestal. From here your guide will tell you the improbable story of the Statue's construction, and how it went from New York's most maligned monument to one of her most beloved. You'll also enjoy incredible views over New York Harbor and Lower Manhattan.

Next, you'll cross the harbor to Ellis Island for a touching and intimate look at the history of European immigration in America. Some 12 million Europeans passed through Ellis Island on their way to make new lives in America. Today Ellis Island Museum is a beautiful and often heart-wrenching tribute to their lives and stories.

After the museum you'll head back to Battery Park and grab lunch (with recommendations from your guide) before reconvening at St Peter's Chapel to start your 9/11 Memorial tour.

It begins by visiting some of the sites that played key roles on that terrible day, including St. Paul's Chapel, and the stunning new Occulus building. With your local guide on hand to tell you the stories behind each site, you'll relive some of the tragedy and heroism of that day, and the strength and dedication it took for New York to rebuild.

When you reach the 9/11 Memorial, you'll spend some time contemplating the Reflecting Pools that sit in the footprint of the Twin Towers; then head over to the Firemen's Memorial to learn how the FDNY put everything on the line to save lives on that fateful day. You'll also see the Survivor Tree, whose improbable story has become symbolic of New York's regeneration since the attacks.

After a day that includes a lot of heart-wrenching stories, you'll end things on a (very) high note with priority entrance One World Observatory tickets. Ask any last questions you have of your guide (they'll leave you here) before skipping lines that often stretch for over an hour.

Once inside, you'll hop in a Sky Pod and shoot up over one hundred floors in just 43 seconds. This elevator isn't just fast though. Universal Studios collaborated on the project to create an incredible simulation of NYC's growth over time, animated on the interior walls of the pod. As you ascend you'll watch the skyline change from New York's low-rise origins to the incredible skyline we know today.

At the top of the Observatory you'll step out onto the glassed-in observation deck for stunning, 360-degree views of the New York. Visiting on your own you can take your time here, grab a drink, or just marvel at how beautiful New York looks in the evening light.


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This is a new tour.

The Statue of Liberty was everything I expected and more, and I loved going up into the One World Observatory. An incredible and unforgettable experience. Our guide was also great! I would recommend this tour to others.

Very informative and touching!

We did this tour with our 13 years ald doughter and she also liked it. Highly recommandable!


I have mobility issues/use a wheelchair, can I take this tour?
Yes! The Statue Pedestal has elevator access so we are happy to accomodate wheelchair users or those with limited mobility on this tour. The only part you will not be able to visit is a small platform at the very top of the Statue Pedestal.
What can I (and can I not) bring into One World Observatory?
You will need to pass through airport-style security to enter One World Observatory, and unavoidable lines can build up as people pass through security. Items forbidden from One World Observatory include: - Weapons of any kind - Large backpacks or bags (the only bags allowed inside must be within the range of 25 inches high, 17 inches wide & 9 inches deep) - Food, beverages or alcohol - Double-wide strollers - Professional camera or video equipment including tripods For an up-to-date list of prohibited items, visit
What can I bring with me on my Statue of Liberty tour?
Guests will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the Statue of Liberty. Certain items are not permitted inside the Statue and such items will be confiscated and will not be returned. These items include all weapons; scissors, sharp items and tools; face masks or any items designed to conceal the identity of the wearer. Large packages, suitcases and backpacks will also not be allowed on the ferry to Liberty Island. Please be aware that after the ferry, upon arrival at Liberty Island, there is another level of security. If you are carrying a backpack or large bag at this point, you are required to put your bag/s into a locker which costs $2.00 in bills only (no coins accepted). Please be sure to have dollar bills for the lockers. Other items not allowed inside at this point include food & drink, strollers, tripods, pocket-knives, laptops and tablet keyboards.
How long will it take me to visit One World Observatory?
Your pre-reserved observatory entrance is at 5pm sharp. The average length of visits is about 1 hour.
Does this tour include access to the Statue Crown?
No. Unfortunately, tickets for the Statue of Liberty Crown are extremely limited, at only 365 per day, and sell out months in advance. Walks does not provide any tours that include the Statue of Liberty Crown.
Does this tour include the 9/11 Museum?
No. This tour includes pre-reserved tickets for One World Observatory only. To visit the 9/11 Museum please see our 9/11 Memorial & Museum tour.
Are the hospitals on Ellis Island included on this tour?
No, The old hospitals are not open to the public and have to booked specially if you want to visit them.
Are visits to the statue of liberty ever canceled due to weather?
Our Statue of Liberty tours run rain or shine but the one exception is if the coastguard stops water traffic in New York Harbor due to inclement weather.