Viator VIP: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial

Experience New York City like an insider on this action-packed VIP tour that includes early access to the Empire State Building, skip-the-line entry to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, a bus transfer, and a hop-on-hop-off cruise. You can upgrade to also include afternoon admission to the 9/11 Museum. Seem like a lot to do in one day? Opt to take your cruise the following day. It's a great way to see NYC’s newest sites and its most iconic attractions, and a Viator exclusive package that can't be booked anywhere else!
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  • Min price: $129.00
  • Recommended duration of visit: 5.5 hours
  • Departure Point: Empire State Building

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  • VIP tour including first access to Empire State Building, bus transfer, skip-the-line entrance to Intrepid, 9/11 Memorial tour and 1-day hop-on-hop-off cruise
$129.00 Book now
  • VIP tour including first access to the Empire State Building, bus transfer, skip-the-line entrance to Intrepid, 9/11 Memorial tour, 2pm timed entry to 9/11 Museum and 2-day hop-on-hop-off cruise
$149.00 Book now
  • Good for:
    • Exclusive to Viator
    • All entrance fees included
    • Editor's Pick
    • Family friendly
    • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
    • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Operates: DailySeasonalMarch - December
  • Inclusions:
    • Admission to the Empire State Building
    • Bus Transfer
    • Skip-the-line entrance to Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
    • Hop-on-hop-off cruise on the Hudson River valid for 1 calendar day (if tour option selected) or 2 calendar days (if museum upgrade selected)
    • Walking tour of Battery Park and Lower Manhattan
    • English-speaking local guide
  • Exclusions:
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Statue of Liberty admission
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • VIP experience exclusive to Viator
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • For the 9/11 Museum upgrade option, the time and date cannot be changed after booking and refunds for missed entry time will not be refunded under any circumstances
  • Return Details: Guided tour portion ends at the 9/11 Memorial at approximately 1pm. Return to Pier 79 (Midtown, 20-minute walk from Times Square) at your leisure
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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  • Karen E

    - 09 March 2018 -

    Great tour, shame about the weather! Had tried to change this to the day before - when the weather was good!! However, the tour company had emailed to say it was okay before we left the UK but we were stood up as they did not meet this commitment and reverted to the original day- that was very disappointing as we could not make use of the 2nd day hop on hop off cruisetickets as it was our last day in NY. However, the tour is good and our guide -Heidi - made it a fun day despite the dreadful weather on that day!

  • John O

    - 15 February 2018 -

    The tour was spoilt by the guide, Mike. His knowledge of the tour was good, however he spoilt it by never shutting up. Weak jokes and continually making fun of people. Lots of walking and not recommended for the elderly unless they are very fit. We got so bored of the chatter that we left the tour early and did our own thing.

  • ghazwa

    - 15 January 2018 -

    was a good

  • Rick V

    - 27 December 2017 -

    This tour was one of the highlights of our trip! Jim was a terrific guide. he had a lot of knowledge about the city and buildings. He clearly was very proud of his New York heritage and had a contaigious joyful spirit. : our family of 5 3 kids ages 10, 15, 18 enjoyed him and all of the history, knowledge he shared! Our tour was only 11 people so he was able to share a lot more with us and show us things that we didn't know we would get to see! and the VIP aspect was a nice bonus...passing lines and not standing in the cold. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TRIP!

  • Susan S

    - 21 December 2017 -

    Joe, being a true New Yorker, shared how awesome his home town is. He didnt disappoint. He put everyone at ease, and soon all became new found friends. Every question asked of him, was answered. He is very comical, and had us put on our thinking caps. I would repeat this tour for sure. Joe, truly, let the wonders of the VIP Empire Tour come to life. Already have recommended this trip and would repeat it.

  • 4
    - 16 December 2017 -

    Good overall tour of New York. Very. Informative. We added the 911 Museum so we also got tickets for the water taxi and bus for two days.

  • Marge D

    - 16 December 2017 -

    Good overall tour of New York. Very. Informative. We added the 911 Museum so we also got tickets for the water taxi and bus for two days.

  • 4
    - 12 December 2017 -

    excellent tour


    - 12 December 2017 -

    excellent tour

  • 5
    - 11 December 2017 -

    We started off the morning with a stop at the Empire State Building. Definitely an amazing view and our tour guide Robin was phenomenal. She is full of information and very entertaining. We couldn't have asked for a better guide. I would highly recommend upgrading to the 9/11 museum tour and definitely plan for some time to thoroughly visit. Overall a great experience and I would highly recommend it. Just one thing though, the title of the tour is slightly misleading as it includes Statue of Liberty. By viewing only the title and not reading the details of the tour you might think a stop at the Statue of Liberty is included. But it's not. Part of the water taxi does travel by it and you can get some amazing photos of the Statue of Liberty as well as the NYC skyline!

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Things to Do in this tour

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located on Fifth Avenue. It has a roof height of 443.2 m. The Empire State Building is an American cultural icon. It is designed in the distinctive Art Deco style and has been named as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

Times Square

Times Square is a major tourist destination and entertainment center. It is Referred to "The Crossroads of the World", "The Center of the Universe", and the "heart of the world". It is one of the world's busiest pedestrian areas. It is also a major center of the world's entertainment industry.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture New York Harbor. The copper statue is a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States. Statue of Liberty is a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess. It was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.

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