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One World Observatory Tours

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Travelers looking to experience life—or, at least, New York City—on the top of the world need look no further than the One World Observatory. One World Trade Center features a high-speed elevator that shoots visitors straight to the 100th-floor observatory in just 47 seconds. On the ride up, impressive time-lapse technology showcases the city’s transformation from the 1500s to the present in immersive floor-to-ceiling screens. At the top, spectacular 360-degree views of New York City’s waterways, iconic skyline, and renowned landmarks stretch for miles.
 
The Basics
Travelers to the One World Observatory are welcomed to One World Trade Center with video displays telling the story of the building’s construction, then head up 1,268 feet (386 meters) via 15-person sky pods to the main observation deck and the city’s best views. Several installations allow visitors to zero in on various neighborhoods and check out real-time footage of streets far below. Standard timed-entry admission tickets are available, as are skip-the-line priority reserved tickets, priority anytime tickets, and flexible tickets that allow entry at any time on a specific day or anytime after 4pm for sunset. Guided 45-minute highlights tours are offered by reservation. New York City tours that include One World Observatory admission often couple the visit with trips to other top attractions such as the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Statue of Liberty, or Ellis Island.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Standard day tickets are by timed entry. Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
  • It’s best to allot 45 minutes to an hour for the observatory tower.
  • The One World Observatory and its exhibits are wheelchair accessible.
  • There is no coat or bag check, and large backpacks and luggage are not permitted.
  • One Mix, the bar on the 101st floor, offers snacks with a view. Outside food is not allowed.
 
How to Get There
The One World Observatory is located inside One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. The entrance is via the West Plaza located alongside West Street, at the northwest corner of the World Trade Center site. The tower is easily accessed by taxi, and a number of subway stops—including Chambers Street (A or C train), World Trade Center (E), Rector Street (1), Fulton Street (2, 3, 4, or 5), and Cortland Street (R or W)—are within short walking distance. The M20 and M55 buses also stop near the building.
 
When to Get There
One World Observatory is open daily from 9am to 8pm much of the year, and until 10pm May through August. Last entry is 45 minutes before closing. Daytime visits afford sweeping panoramic views, while evening and nighttime visits showcase the city’s romantic twinkling lights. And after the sun goes down, so do the prices—nighttime tickets are half price. Prime time—also the priciest time to visit—is from sunset to twilight, when visitors get to experience a little bit of both.
 
Dining at the Top of the World
One Dine, the highest restaurant in the United States, is accessible only to One World Observatory ticket holders and requires advance reservations. The 101st-floor fine dining establishment serves a seasonal menu and offers craft beer, wine, and cocktails overlooking the main observation floor. For small plates and drinks, head to One Mix (no reservations required).
Address: 285 Fulton Street, New York City, New York 10006, USA
Hours: Nov 17 - Jan 7: 9am - 9pm, May 5 - Sept 4: 9am - 10pm. Last entry one hour before closing.
Admission: Adults $36
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Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

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See New York City at your feet with admission to the One World Observatory, a 3-story destination on top of the western hemisphere’s tallest building. Ride to the 102nd floor and watch the virtual city skyline transform across centuries of history. Learn about the construction of the skyscraper, which has sweeping views across the city, enjoying New York from a whole new perspective. Or choose from two upgrade options with benefits like skip-the-line security entrance and flexible admission.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.37
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$41.37
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NYC One World Observatory and 911 Memorial and Museum Admission

NYC One World Observatory and 911 Memorial and Museum Admission

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Save money with this combo admission ticket to two of New York City’s must-see attractions: One World Observatory and the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Look out over Manhattan, Brooklyn, and beyond from the 100th floor observatory. Then explore the commemorative sites of the September 11 attacks at your own pace, including the reflecting pools.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
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World Trade Center Tour with 911 Museum & Observatory Skip-the-Line Access

World Trade Center Tour with 911 Museum & Observatory Skip-the-Line Access

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Among the most significant moments in recent American history are the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Uncover the history of this devastating event on this guided World Trade Center walking tour. Follow the story of that fateful day, learn about the heroic actions of first responders, and visit the must-see National 911 Memorial Museum—with skip-the-line admission included. End your tour with a visit to One World Observatory, where you can take in unparalleled views of the New York City skyline.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.95
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$104.95
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Skip the Line Private All Access 9/11 Ground Zero: Tour, Museum & Observatory

Skip the Line Private All Access 9/11 Ground Zero: Tour, Museum & Observatory

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Relive the heroism and tragedy of the September 11th attacks during this 1.5-hour private walking tour of Ground Zero with tickets to the 9/11 Museum. Get a first-hand account of the dramatic events of this fateful day in 2001 from a local New Yorker as you explore Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial on a walking tour. Then visit the 9/11 Museum with your included entrance ticket.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$245.00
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$245.00
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All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory

All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory

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In remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001, take this guided tour of Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial. Walk through the space of the former World Trade Center in NYC, and get a deeper understanding of the events that took place on that day. Your ticket includes skip-the-line access to the 9/11 Museum and Memorial, as well as the One World Observatory for panoramic views of the city.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.00
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$109.00
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Full-Day New York

Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour + One World Observatory Ticket

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Take in all the highlights of New York City on this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind tour. Explore the Big Apple like a New Yorker, as you walk, ride the subway and take the Staten Island ferry. Visit Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, Grand Central Terminal, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and much more. Entrance to the One World Observatory is also included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.00
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$109.00
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9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero Tour with Optional One World Observatory Ticket

9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero Tour with Optional One World Observatory Ticket

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Get a better understanding of the September 11 attacks on New York City on this guided walking tour. With a guide by your side, visit the National September 11 Memorial and Ground Zero, and hear stories about the event that changed a country and the world. See the impromptu memorials that sprang up in St Paul’s Chapel, and visit the incredible reflecting pools and Fireman’s Memorial. There’s also an optional upgrade to visit One World Observatory, where you can admire the NYC skyline.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

Manhattan Architecture Yacht Cruise

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Avoid the mobs of people sightseeing on land, and opt for this Manhattan architecture yacht cruise instead. From the teak deck of the boat, learn about New York City's architectural landmarks as you circumnavigate the island and listen to the 'Around Manhattan' narration provided by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). One beer or glass of wine is provided, as well as soda.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.00
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$86.00
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New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission

New York City Luxury Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise and One World Observatory Admission

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Experience the best of New York City in one day by following a professional guide through Manhattan's top attractions on this 6-hour NYC 360 tour. Make stops at Central Park, Rockefeller Center, 9/11 Memorial and Flat Iron and Financial districts, among others. Travel in a luxury vehicle to all locations, and learn about the the history and stories of this incredible city from your guide as you walk around each sight. Cap off a day of sightseeing with skip-the-line entrance to One World Observatory (admission included), where you'll travel more than 100 stories in less than 60 seconds .
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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$129.00

New York Sightseeing Day Pass: 100+ Attractions including One World Observatory

New York Sightseeing Day Pass: 100+ Attractions including One World Observatory

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Visit more than 100 NYC attractions with the money-saving Sightseeing Pass, which allows you to customize your sightseeing itinerary. Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, or 10-day pass to suit your schedule. Enjoy free entry to One World Observatory, Top of the Rock, Statue of Liberty, plus many more, and enjoy unlimited access to CitySightseeing hop-on hop-off buses for the duration of your pass. 
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  • 1 to 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.00
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$139.00
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New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including One World Observatory Admission

New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including One World Observatory Admission

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Put the 'big' in the Big Apple by covering a huge swath of Manhattan on this 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour and then gain entry to the sky-high One World Observatory in lower Manhattan. Save your feet and leg muscles by riding comfortably on the double-decker bus, learning about the history of the city as you go, getting off when something strikes your interest. Then head to One World Observatory for a stunning view. Upgrade to a 48-hour 'all loops' ticket to see even more.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.00
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$88.00
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World Trade Center 911 and Ground Zero Walking Tour

World Trade Center 911 and Ground Zero Walking Tour

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Learn about the incredible firefighters who rushed to Ground Zero during the 911 attacks and the people who survived the World Trade Center’s collapse on this emotionally moving walking tour through Lower Manhattan. Discover how WTC’s gleaming new skyscraper, Freedom Tower, was designed and built. Led by a local guide, proceeds from this tour go to the non-profit Fire Department of New York Foundation.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.95
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$24.95
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The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

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Simplify your trip to the Big Apple, save time and money, and gain access to more than 100 New York attractions, experiences, and tours with this New York Pass. Choose from 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, and 10-day pass options, granting you access to top NYC attractions including the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, cruises, and more. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for the number of consecutive days purchased.
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  • 1 to 10 days
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$129.00
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$129.00

New York City Explorer Pass

New York City Explorer Pass

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Explore your favorite NYC attractions for one low price with this New York City Explorer Pass. Choose how many attractions you want to visit—up to 10—and enjoy visits to landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Top of the Rock Observatory, and activities such as a Madison Square Garden tour or Brooklyn bike tour. Sightsee the city with ease during a hop-on hop-off bus tour, or choose a sightseeing cruise. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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$65.00
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$65.00

Skip the Line NYC Downtown Walking Tour & One World Observatory Admission Ticket

Skip the Line NYC Downtown Walking Tour & One World Observatory Admission Ticket

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Explore the 9/11 Memorial and the NYC One World Observatory on this self-guided tour. You can make the most of your vacation time with priority fast lane access, which lets you proceed directly to the observatory and beat the long lines. Use your One World Digital Explorer digital device to hear commentary on the world around you, visible in a panoramic view from the observatory.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.34
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$149.34
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New York City FreeStyle Pass and Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

New York City FreeStyle Pass and Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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See more of New York City's top attractions with this multi-day, hop-on hop-off bus tour, with one or more attraction tickets and discount card included, depending on the option you choose. With your 2- or 3-day pass, you're whisked across NYC with hassle-free bus travel, commentary from your guides, and bus loops covering uptown, downtown, and even Brooklyn. Along the way, see top sights like the Statue of Liberty and Central Park, cruise through neighborhoods from Greenwich Village to Times Square, and of course, hop off any time you'd like.
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  • 2 to 14 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.00
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$98.00
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New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option

New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option

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Explore New York City at your own pace on a private tour that lets you customize your itinerary. Your personal guide helps you to craft your dream journey around NYC, making this trip a rewarding adventure for everyone from first-time visitors to NYC regulars. Plus, while many tours have one driver/guide, on this trip you can choose a separate guide and driver so you can ensure your guide’s full attention.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$849.00
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$849.00
per group
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OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36

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OPENED: New York City Sky Line & Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise Pier 36

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Cruise the New York Harbor in style—and enjoy a speedy and convenient way to see some of its highlights—on this seamless sightseeing cruise. Pick from multiple convenient departure times, make your own way to Pier 36, and hop aboard your vessel. Get comfortable indoors or on the outer decks, and keep your camera at the ready: you’ll glide past the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$19.99
$26.66
$6.67 savings
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$26.66
$6.67 savings
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Ground Zero Tour with One World Observatory Skip-the-Line Access

Ground Zero Tour with One World Observatory Skip-the-Line Access

The September 11 attacks are a defining moment in American history, and no single place felt the impact more than New York City. Uncover the history of this infamous event with this guided tour to the sanctified World Trade Center Memorial Plaza—where you can see the somber reflecting pools, and 9/11 Memorial Museum. End your tour with unparalleled views from the One World Observatory, on the 100th floor of the impressive tower.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.95
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$70.95
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New York 9/11 Memorial, Museum, One World Observatory & Downtown Walking Tour

New York 9/11 Memorial, Museum, One World Observatory & Downtown Walking Tour

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This Tour Combines Two Very Significant US Attractions For Both Nationals And Foreigners; With A Walking Tour of Three locations And Attractions Of Historical Significance In Downtown New York City. * It includes Fast priority lane admission to the One World Observatory. * It includes a tour of the 9/11 Memorial park: The Reflection Pools; The Survivor Tree and The Glade all significant spots of remembrance and critical thought. * You will ride to the 102nd floor in the Sky Pod in 47 seconds; ▪ You will experience centuries of history virtually unfold before your eyes as you move through the One World Observatory.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.20
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$179.20
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Private 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Walking Tour with Optional One World Observatory

Private 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Walking Tour with Optional One World Observatory

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Visit the National 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero a private walking tour led by a guide personally connected to the tragic events. You’ll visit significant sites such as the Fireman’s Memorial, St. Paul’s Chapel, and the National 9/11 Memorial’s twin reflecting pools. Upgrade to include entry to the One World Observatory to avoid waiting in line and head straight to the 100th floor's observation deck on a super-speed elevator.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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$175.00
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New York City One World Observatory, 911 Memorial Tour, The Oculus & More.

New York City One World Observatory, 911 Memorial Tour, The Oculus & More.

New York's One World Observatory is one of the city's top attractions, but has a time-consuming and confusing admission procedure. Skip the hassle with this tour that includes skip-the-line entry to the observatory, as well as a walking tour of other Lower Manhattan attractions.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.16
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$188.16
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An All Inclusive Experience Lower NYC Walking Tour & WTC One World Observatory

An All Inclusive Experience Lower NYC Walking Tour & WTC One World Observatory

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Hit the highlights of Lower Manhattan during this attraction-packed, half-day guided walking tour. Pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial, encounter an oasis of serenity inside 250-year-old St. Paul's Chapel, and enjoy all-inclusive, priority admission tickets to the One World Observatory, including a complimentary coffee, soft drink, beer, or wine at the panoramic 102nd floor.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.87
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$189.87
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New York Exclusive - Skip the Line: One World Observatory Visit Ticket

New York Exclusive - Skip the Line: One World Observatory Visit Ticket

Upon arriving at 30 Rockefeller Center, take time to admire the stunning, shimmering Swarovski chandelier on your way to the mezzanine level. Here is an exhibit where you can see historic artifacts and a short film about Rockefeller Center’s construction during the Great Depression. Head up to the Top on the Sky Shuttle. Explore 2 floors with expansive indoor and outdoor viewing areas. Finally top off your visit with breathtaking views of Central Park, Empire State Building, downtown Manhattan, One World Trade Center, and multiple bridges from the completely open-air deck on the 70th-floor. ✔ Skip the ticket line and proceed directly to security ✔ Be transported by Skypod to the 102nd floor in 47 seconds, seeing the evolution of the Manhattan skyline on the way ✔ Dare to step out onto the see-through Sky Portal for heart-racing views ✔ See Forever™ from the observatory at One World Trade Center ✔ Upgrade to a priority ticket to include Digital Skyline
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  • 1 day
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$99.00
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$99.00

Private Full-Day New York City Tour with Friendly Local Guide

Private Full-Day New York City Tour with Friendly Local Guide

Explore New York City's top attractions on a private tour that features top attractions and the chance to taste classics like New York-style pizza and high-quality coffee (own expense). Visit Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, the Broadway theater district, and the 9/11 Memorial, and get photo ops of the Brooklyn Bridge. Finish your tour at the One World Observatory observation deck, which offers a bird's-eye perspective over the Big Apple. Entrance fees are not included on this tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$261.00
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$261.00
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NYC Statue of Liberty Cruise

NYC Statue of Liberty Cruise

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See New York City from the water with a sightseeing cruise from a bustling East River Pier. Navigate the New York Harbor for stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, watch for the iconic shape of the World Financial Center, and capture unforgettable images of the city skyline. See Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, then watch the Big Apple’s shoreline unfurl as you take it in from the deck of a comfortable sightseeing vessel.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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5-Day NYC+Washington D.C.+Niagara Falls+Boston Tour(NYC departure)(NY5)

5-Day NYC+Washington D.C.+Niagara Falls+Boston Tour(NYC departure)(NY5)

Itinerary will be change in the winter due to certain attraction close for winter. 1. [Delicacy] Boston lobster dinner and New England clam chowder! 2. [Accommodation] All deluxe hotels. 3. [Expert] Tour experts. The only tour operator provides 24/7 uninterrupted customer service hotline. 4. [Explore] Visit 6 noted cities in US. Have a taste of the elegant lifestyle of New York. Visit the iconic city that is the heart of a powerful nation, Washington D.C. Understand the historical importance and heritage of Philadelphia, and Boston. Enjoy the majestic view of the natural wonder, Niagara Falls. In-depth tour inside the campus of Ivy Leagues’ Harvard, and visits the one of the top science research university, MIT. 5. [Entertainment] Learn about US politics, economy, culture, and education system using the shortest amount of time.
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  • 5 days
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$475.00
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$475.00
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6-Day New York+D.C.+Niagara Falls+Boston Economy Tour(NYC departure) AP6E

6-Day New York+D.C.+Niagara Falls+Boston Economy Tour(NYC departure) AP6E

[Delicacy] Boston lobster dinner and New England clam chowder! [Accommodation] All comfortable hotels. [Expert] Tour experts. The only tour operator provides 24/7 uninterrupted customer service hotline. [Explore] Visit 6 noted cities in US. Have a taste of the elegant lifestyle of New York. Visit the iconic city that is the heart of a powerful nation, Washington D.C. Understand the historical importance and heritage of Philadelphia, and Boston. Enjoy the majestic view of the natural wonder, Niagara Falls. In-depth tour inside the campus of Ivy Leagues’ Harvard, and visits the one of the top science research university, MIT. [Shopping] *Self-guided in Flushing tour (JFK/LGA) Or Jersey Garden outlet shopping (EWR)on the day of Airport pick up(JFK/LGA). [Entertainment] Learn about US politics, economy, culture, and education system using the shortest amount of time.
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  • 6 days
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$448.00
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$448.00
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are One World Observatory hours of operation?
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One World Observatory hours of operation: Nov 17 - Jan 7: 9am - 9pm, May 5 - Sept 4: 9am - 10pm. Last entry one hour before closing.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book One World Observatory tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since One World Observatory can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 62 One World Observatory tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit One World Observatory 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to One World Observatory costs USD 41.37. Guided One World Observatory tours start around USD 41.37 per person. See all 62 One World Observatory tickets and tours on Viator.
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