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NYC 9/11 Walking Tour & Skip-the-Line Entrance to One World Observatory

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Wednesday

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Start time

    June 14 to September 7:
    The 9/11 Walking Tour starts at 3pm
    You can visit the One World Observatory at 5pm.

  • Meeting Point

    New York 9/11 Memorial Walking Tour:
    Your tour departs from the porch of St. Paul Chapel located at 209 Broadway, between Vesey and Fulton Streets.
    Please reach the meeting point 15 minutes earlier for pre departure briefing.
    One World Observatory :
    One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton Street, New York, New York, 10007
    Enter on West Street at Corner of Vesey Street

  • Ending Point

    One World Observatory

Key Highlights

  • • Visit the key sites of the 9/11 terror attacks in remembrance of the victims and heroes
  • • View Manhattan's oldest church, St Paul’s Chapel
  • • Marvel at the Survivor Tree and see the Reflecting Pools
  • • Admire stunning views of New York from the One World Observatory

Overview

Come face to face with the darkest chapter in the history of the United States with a Ground Zero walking tour. Gain insight into the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Towers as you visit 9/11-related sites such as the St Paul’s Chapel, the Survivor Tree and the Reflecting Pools, and pay homage to the thousands of lives lost. Take a moment to mourn the loss of thousands of lives and hear a full account of what happened on that fateful day from your guide.

Visit the One World Observatory for a bird’s eye view of the whole of NYC! Skip long lines and head straight for the skypods (the elevators) to soak in the most spectacular views of New York City from the fabulous vantage point of the One World Observatory. While ascending to the 102nd floor, watch a 60-second video on the evolution of New York. Walk out onto the 14-foot (4-meter) Sky Portal where you can look right down on all the street activity from dizzying heights!

Due to the popularity of this tour, it is unavailable for a range of dates in during the year. Should the tour not be available on your chosen date, we would like to recommend you an alternate tour. Click here for more details>>

Itinerary

  • Reach the meeting point at the scheduled time for the tour. On this tour, you will be exploring the following places with your guide: New York 9/11 Memorial Walking Tour: You will be visiting the iconic sites of the terror attack on September 11, including the Reflecting Pools, St Paul's Chapel or The Survivor Tree. Get a better understanding of the September 11 terror attacks on New York City as you visit the impromptu memorials that sprang up in the wake of the tragedy. Saint Paul’s Chapel, the oldest church in the city, became a haven for rescue workers and a place for mourners to find solace and pray. Hear your guide narrate the story about the day when two jumbo jets flew into the two World Trade Towers, and bloodied the history of the Unites States with the worst terror attack ever. Explore the areas where the World Trade Towers once stood. See the two giant reflecting pools, the footprints left by the Twin Towers, as you read some of the names of the 3,000 victims of the attacks that are inscribed on the side of the pools. You will also be visiting Brookfield Place (formerly known as World Financial Center), American Express Eleven Tears Memorial, Winter Garden, Freedom Tower (the exterior), Fireman’s Memorial and North Cove Marina. Skip-the-line entrance to One World Observatory : You will receive tickets to the One World Observatory from your guide at 5pm. Enjoy magnificent views of the New York skyline from the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Enjoy an innovative & interactive experience at new One World Observatory attraction with a ticket that’s part of this package. Stand on top of the One World Trade Center and admire sweeping views of the city, the surrounding waters and the iconic sights below you. Board one of the tower's famous skypods for the 43-second journey to the top, during which time you can experience New York at its most magnificent, with the skyline transforming from the 1600s to modern day. Disembark at the 102nd floor for stunning 360-degree views over the city.

Inclusions

  • 9/11 walking tour
  • English-speaking guide for the walking tour
  • Entry to One World Observatory

Exclusions

  • Food
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for confirm all departure details.

Guests will need to pass through airport style security to enter the Observatory.

One World Observatory is non-guided.

Certain items are not permitted. Please refer to Observatory's guidelines on specific prohibited items.

Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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