Complete Lower Manhattan Tour: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Observatory, and World Trade Center
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Product Code: 3163-72907


  • • One World Observatory
  • • One World Trade Center
  • • Statue of Liberty
  • • 9/11 Memorial Pools
  • • Small Group of 20
  • • Professional tour escort
  • • Tour offered in English Only
Tour Code
8.5 hours
Departure City
New York
End City
New York
Tour Type:
Sightseeing Tours

Complete Lower Manhattan Tour

Our day starts early, at Battery Park. With priority boarding you’ll be one of the first people aboard one of the first boats to Liberty Island. Snag the best seats for a stunning ride across the water and get to know your guide a little. Once docked, they’ll lead you on a tour of the island and on to the great lady of NYC – the Statue of Liberty. During your guided tour, you’ll enjoy special access to the statue pedestal, allowing you to get closer to the statue than general access visitors. All the better to admire her beauty!

It’s back aboard the ferry then for the short ride to Ellis Island. Here you’ll be particularly grateful for your expert guide as they lead you through the immigration process undergone by 12 million new arrivals. Walk the Stairs of Separation and get a feel for how it must have felt for lovers and families as they awaited their fate – and the start of a new life in land of the free.

Your guide will walk you through the fantastic exhibits of the Ellis Island Museum, answering any questions you may have. This is where the first part of your tour ends, and with 2.5 – 3 hours before the next leg of our Lower Manhattan journey, you have plenty of time to spare. Spend a little while more on Ellis Island if you like, before hopping on the ferry back to Battery Park (included in the price) and getting lunch on your way to the meeting point for our afternoon activity – a complete tour of the 9/11 Memorial grounds with pre-reserved entry to One World Observatory.

Standing tall and proud on the site of the 9/11 attacks, One World Trade Center is a testament to a city that was knocked down and got back up again. Get to the heart of that terrible tragedy and learn how NYC rebuilt itself bigger, better and stronger on our guided tour.

You’ll start out at St. Paul’s Chapel with a more personal insight into the drama that unfolded here. This was where families and friends came to pray, offer support, and await news in the immediate aftermath of the attacks; as testified by the hand-drawn cards and memorials, personal memorabilia and photographs that still hang here.

With a local guide leading the way, you’ll see special spots away from the major landmarks. One such site is the American Express 11 Tears Memorial; a strikingly personal tribute to the 11 American Express employees that lost their lives on September 11. Plus the beautiful Winter Garden, destroyed in the attack and now restored to its former glory.(Please note that from 01 March 2018, we are no longer including the following sites on our walking tour due to a slight itinerary change: American Express Eleven Tears, Winter Gardens)

At the 9/11 Memorial, your guide will make your visit a bit more special. Together you’ll see the Twin Reflecting Pools, built in the footprints of the World Trade Centre and engraved with the names of every victim. Learn the little nuances that make it more touching; like how staff place a single rose in the name of each victim on their birthday. Visit the Fireman’s Memorial to pay tribute to those brave men and women who worked around the clock after the attacks. See the Survivor’s Tree, a single tree which miraculously survived the attacks and was nursed back to health by New Yorkers, as a symbol of their enduring strength.

The highlight of your tour comes at the end with a visit to the brand new One World Observatory. With pre-reserved tickets your visit is guaranteed regardless of the how large the crowds are. There’s not much explanation needed here so your guide will leave you for an independent visit.

Inside the lobby you’ll find videos about the production of this incredible structure - said to be the strongest in the world - and of the men and women who built it. Then board a skypod to travel through time and space. Created in association with Universal Studios, the special skypod elevators are covered inside in LCD screens, on which you’ll watch the changing face of New York from the 1600s to today while ascending 102 floors in just 42 seconds. Disembark at the top of One World Observatory for incredible panoramic views over NYC. What better way to end a day of looking back with a glance into the future.

End Point AM Tour:
Ellis Island (Guest can choose to stay on Ellis Island and return on their own or take ferry back to Battery Park with their guide.)

End Point PM Tour:
One World Trade Center (285 Fulton Street, corner of West and Vesey Street)

After your Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour and your lunch break, meet your guide again at 2:45 pm for a prompt 3:00 pm departure, in front of St Peters Church, at the intersection of Barclay and Church Street.
By taxi: Tell driver to drop you at the intersection of Barclay and Church Street
By Subway: 2/3/4/5 Wall St Station; 1/R Rector St Station
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9:00AM (10/1-12/31) New York Pier A Harbor House (Front entrance of Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, in Battery Park, to the right of Statue of Liberty ferry and Castle Clinton) 22 Battery Pl New York, NY 10004
8:30AM (6/1-9/30) New York Pier A Harbor House (Front entrance of Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, in Battery Park, to the right of Statue of Liberty ferry and Castle Clinton) 22 Battery Pl New York, NY 10004
9:00AM (1/1-5/31) New York Pier A Harbor House (Front entrance of Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, in Battery Park, to the right of Statue of Liberty ferry and Castle Clinton) 22 Battery Pl New York, NY 10004

Package Includes

  • Reserved timed-entry 9/11 Museum tickets (self-guided)
  • Fully guided Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum tour
  • Pedestal Tickets for Statue of Liberty
  • All ferry tickets between Battery Park, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Priority ferry boarding from Battery Park – Statue of Liberty
  • Guaranteed, pre-reserved entrance to One World Observatory
  • Professional tour escort

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses
  • Transfers between tours
  • Optional tips
Special Notes
  • Tour offered in English Only.
  • There will be a break of 2 - 2.5 hours, depending on the season, to enjoy at your leisure in between the Statue and 9/11 tours.
  • This tour does not include 9/11 Memorial Museum.
  • St Paul's Chapel is closed on Tuesdays & Thursdays for renovations for the forseeable future and may also be closed on other dates. On the days when St. Paul's Chapel is closed, we will tour the grounds and substitute our inside visit for additional sites important to the events of 9/11 but not normally covered on the tour.
  • The ferry does not operate during heavy rain or other adverse weather conditions; when this occurs, an alternative option is provided.
  • Please note this tour does not include a visit to the Statue of Liberty's Crown, due to security measures in place by the National Park Services who manage the Statue of Liberty.
  • Tour participants must be able to climb and descend 215 stairs from the Statue lobby to the top of the pedestal.
  • Please note that guests will need to pass through airport style security to enter the Statue of Liberty. Certain items are not permitted in the Statue of Liberty and such items will be confiscated and will not be returned. Please refer to the Statue of Liberty's guidelines on specific prohibited items:
  • Please be aware that upon arrival at Liberty Island, if you are carrying a backpack or large bags 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.
  • Please note 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. Certain items are not permitted in the Observatory and such items will be confiscated and will not be returned. Please refer to One World Observatory's guidelines on specific prohibited items:
  • Only bags/backpacks/packages no larger than 16 inches high by 18 inches long will be permitted. There are no lockers or storage facilities at this venue.
  • No food or beverages may be brought into One World Observatory.
  • One World Observatory entry is at 5:00pm and is non-guided. Average length of visit is 1 hour.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled departure.
  • In warm weather, dress light, wear sunblock, and bring comfortable shoes. In autumn and winter, wear layered clothing to ensure comfort in colder temperatures.
  • To protect your own property, please carry all valuable items on your person at all times. Do not leave any valuable items on the bus or at the hotel, attraction, restaurant, etc. Tours4fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides are not responsible for any loss or theft at any location.
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*Adult: 12 and older
*Child: 4-11 years of age
*Children under 4 may join this tour for free

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    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

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    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
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  • Camilia Guerra Da Silva

    Camilia Guerra Da Silva

    Amazing guide

    Rob is amazing! He really loves what he does and could show us an incredible view of NYC!This tour was very touching and I couldn't avoid my tears. Rob was able to detail every scene we didn't know. It was a very sad part of the city's hist...ory but the most incredible is that NYC was able to reborn and renovate from ashes and now people seems to be even stronger. Thank you very much to you and to Rob. If there is any one I know that travels to NYC, I'll indicate your services with no doubt!! Read full review

  • Tim McAuley

    Tim McAuley

    We really enjoyed the trip

    "Uncle" Jeffrey was a brilliant guide. His amount of knowledge was great and his character was enthralling. We really enjoyed the trip and are glad we decided to go on a guided tour instead of going by ourselves. We really appreciated this ...tour. The personal accounts by "Uncle" Jeffrey added a lot of weight to our visit to the museum afterwards. It can be a tough subject to discuss but he handled it just right. Read full review

  • Keith Durgin

    Keith Durgin

    Wonderful day

    Our guide Jeff was super informative and did a great job of keeping us interested throughout the day

  • Keith Newington

    Keith Newington

    Perfect trip

    Overall we really enjoyed the excursion - we had been to NYC so many times before but had never managed to do Liberty & Ellis Island. Jeffrey was very entertaining and had many interesting stories about the sites and general NYC life.

  • Fatima Yarur

    Fatima Yarur

    Great tour

    Great tour! Rob is very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting.

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Trying to decide if we dare go in to New York City on our east coast road trip. Mainly concerned about parking before getting on a tour bus. 09/03/2016 14:33:38
Tours4Fun 09/03/2016 15:13:37

Dear Kay,

Thank you for choosing Tours4Fun!

Regrettably, we are unable to give you any details about the parking slots around the area. New York City is known for relatively higher parking rates/fees with very limited space for parking in Manhattan.

We suggest you to check before the tour using an online search engine to find paid parking facilities close to the tour's start location.

Best Regards,
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