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OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options

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Visits to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island are musts in the Big Apple. On this guided tour, you get boarding on the ferry from Manhattan to visit the two important historical sites. Visit the grounds of Liberty Island and go inside the Statue of Liberty Museum. Then hop the ferry to Ellis Island and learn about the millions of people who arrived here between 1892 and 1954 in hope of living the American dream. For the comprehensive 4 hour option, you will have a guided tour of both Liberty and Ellis Island. For the Express 2 hour option, you will have a guided tour of Liberty Island and you can visit Ellis Island on your own. For the Essential 30 minute tour, you will get the essential information prior to boarding and access to audioguides while on the island. With all options you will have roundtrip ferry tickets to both Liberty and Ellis Islands and entry into the Museums. You may stay as long as you wish after the tour. No Pedestal access.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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$44.00

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat (seasonal) and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Empire State Building General & Express Pass Ticket

Empire State Building General & Express Pass Ticket

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Marvel at the 360-degree, unobstructed views from the Empire State Building and explore its Interactive Museum and more with this combo ticket. See NYC's landmarks from the 86th-floor observatory, enjoy the exhibitions and augmented reality viewfinders on the 80th floor; and explore the 2nd-floor museum’s immersive displays on the building's history. Upgrade for skip-the-line access.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.73
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$45.73

Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York

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Get a bird's-eye view of New York City on a brief helicopter tour that soars over the Statue of Liberty, the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center, and Central Park. While helicopter tours can become expensive quickly, this flight is just long enough to see all the top sights without spending extra time in the air, making it ideal for budget-minded visitors who want to get a comprehensive view of the city.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.00
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$229.00

New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

New York City Harbor Lights Cruise

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Experience the lights of New York City at sunset on this twilight cruise along the Hudson River and into New York Harbor. Book your ticket in advance online to spare any fuss on the night, and set sail to enjoy the illuminated landmarks while learning about the city from a guide’s informative commentary. A great way to end a day of sightseeing or kick off a night on the town.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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$44.00

Bypass the Box Office: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

Bypass the Box Office: 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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.37
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$41.37

9/11 Memorial Museum Admission Ticket

9/11 Memorial Museum Admission Ticket

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Prebook your admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in lower Manhattan, and guarantee your entry to the center that documented the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. Museum artifacts include first-person accounts of what happened on that September morning in 2001, multi-media displays, and exhibits on history, which commemorate nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the attacks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.00
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$28.00

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.10
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$44.10

Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

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Avoid the big crowds at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with help from this small-group, early-access tour in New York City. Climb aboard an early ferry to Liberty Island, and see the iconic Statue of Liberty up close. Walk the Stairs of Separation that divided some families, visit the joyful Kissing Post where many immigrants met their relatives, and more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.00
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$63.00

Choose Your Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Small-Group Tour

Choose Your Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Small-Group Tour

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Immerse yourself in New York City history with this half-day visit to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy priority boarding on the Liberty Island ferry and visit the iconic Statue of Liberty with a local guide, including the Statue of Liberty Museum. Continue by ferry to Ellis Island to learn more about New York's immigration history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket

Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket

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As day turns to night, it's easy to see how New York City earned its City That Never Sleeps moniker. See the Big Apple in the light and dark with a day and night admission ticket to the 86th-floor observation deck at the Empire State Building—the highest observatory in New York City. Beat the lines by arriving with your daytime ticket, valid between 11am and 7:59pm, for 360-degree views of the iconic Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Then, return between 8pm and 10pm for spectacular views of New York by night.  
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.41
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$66.41

Skip the Line Statue of Liberty Express OPEN FOR TOURS

Skip the Line Statue of Liberty Express OPEN FOR TOURS

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Save precious time by prepurchasing reserve-line tickets for the ferry to Liberty and Ellis islands. Get familiar with boarding procedures during a 30-minute orientation tour with a guide, then enjoy priority boarding, bypassing the oft-lengthy flex ticket general line. Explore the grounds of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Museum with the aid of an audio guide, and upgrade for access to Lady Liberty’s pedestal.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.99
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$55.99

NYC: 9/11 Memorial Museum Tickets & Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets

NYC: 9/11 Memorial Museum Tickets & Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets

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Skip the long lines at one of New York City's best-known landmarks—the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The attraction draws large crowds of visitors daily, so you can save time by pre-booking admission and securing skip-the-line-entry. To complete your New York City experience, this package includes Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island ferry tickets.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.50
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$99.50

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferry Ticket optional Upgrade

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferry Ticket optional Upgrade

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The Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous symbols of the US, and one of NYC’s most-visited attractions. Book ferry tickets in advance to avoid long lines at the Battery Park ticket booths. Choose a ticket type that suits you, from great-value flex tickets to fast-track reserve-line tickets including pedestal access. All options include access to Ellis Island too.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.99
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$39.99

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

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
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$245.00
Price varies by group size
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$245.00
Price varies by group size

Skip the Line: Shake, Rattle and Roll Dueling Pianos Show Ticket

Skip the Line: Shake, Rattle and Roll Dueling Pianos Show Ticket

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Enjoy singing, dancing, drinking and laughing along with some of the best piano players in New York City at this dueling piano show. This one-of-a-kind, all-request, completely interactive performance puts the audience at the center of the action. Skip the long lines and enjoy a high-energy rock ‘n’ roll performance. It’s perfect for couples, singles and groups who want to let their hair down and have a blast at a truly unique New York City entertainment experience.
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  • 3 hours
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$24.50
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$24.50

The Edge Observation Deck Reserve & Statue of Liberty 60 min Sightseeing Cruise

The Edge Observation Deck Reserve & Statue of Liberty 60 min Sightseeing Cruise

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Enjoy Hudson Yard including guaranteed access and priority entrance to THE EDGE highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere with 360-degree views. Hudson Yards has changed the West Side fo NY and the Hudson River skyline. The NYC Skyline has changed with new skyscrapers. Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards with a beautiful mall in NYC. You will find restaurants with famous chefs. Hudson Yard is the where the new Vessel is and located on 5-acre of the Public Square. The Vessel designed by British designer Thomas Heatherwick. The Vessel is 16 stories and 154 flights of stairs, 2,500 steps, and 80 landings to climb. Part of the package gives you access to the Statue of Liberty 60 Minute Sightseeing cruise from Pier 36. It is recommended to start the package at the Edge.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.99
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$78.99

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets Roundtrip Ferry from NY

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets Roundtrip Ferry from NY

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Avoid a long wait in the ticket line by prepurchasing ferry tickets for Liberty and Ellis islands. Get tips and background information from a guide during a 30-minute orientation, then explore the two sights at your own pace with the aid of an audio guide. Upgrade to get fast-track reserve-line tickets and access to the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, which houses a museum.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.99
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$49.99

LOL Comedy Lounge in Times Square

LOL Comedy Lounge in Times Square

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Plan for an evening filled with laughs at the LOL Times Square Comedy Club, located in the heart of New York, with this skip-the-line ticket. This club features up-and-coming acts, seasoned local talent, and comic headliners. A full bar is available; there is a two-drink minimum (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) per person per show.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$20.00
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$20.00

Private: Children Special Guided tour to Statue of Liberty
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Private: Children Special Guided tour to Statue of Liberty

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Liberty Island + Statue of Liberty Museum + Statue of Liberty: This option Includes skip the line tickets for the Liberty and Ellis Island ferry that will take you first to Liberty Island where you can get up close to the statue and then we will go to Ellis Island, where families and individuals celebrate and honor those members of their family who made the arduous journey to begin a new life in the United States. • Learn about the Statue of Liberty, along with the Immigration Museum at Ellis Island  • Impressive view of New York City skyline from Liberty Island  • Get to know America’s history from the 19th and 21st centuries  • Get to know the Statue of Liberty Museum
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  • 4 hours
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$195.00
Price varies by group size
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$195.00
Price varies by group size

Metropolitan Museum of Art and its Hidden Gems Self-Guided Audio Tour

Metropolitan Museum of Art and its Hidden Gems Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Get to know the art collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with this admission ticket and audio tour. Maximize time in the museum with a self-guided audio tour and learn about art, history, and the people behind the artwork. Explore the Egyptian Art Gallery, the Temple of Dendur, European paintings, and much more during this stroll through the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$54.00
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$54.00

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
Price varies by group size
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$149.34
Price varies by group size

NOW OPEN: Statue of Liberty Cruise & Choice 911 Museum OR Statue of Liberty Tour

NOW OPEN: Statue of Liberty Cruise & Choice 911 Museum OR Statue of Liberty Tour

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Climb aboard a sightseeing cruise for an up-close view of the Statue of Liberty with this combination ticket. Then choose between two options: skip-the-line access to Liberty Island and Ellis Island or VIP entry to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Customize the experience according to your interests and explore these NYC landmarks at your leisure.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.99
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$74.99

NYC Ticket Combo: Ripley's, Madame Tussaud and St Patrick's Cathedral

NYC Ticket Combo: Ripley's, Madame Tussaud and St Patrick's Cathedral

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Combine three top New York City landmarks into one price with this special admission ticket. Skip-the-line at three popular attractions: Ripley’s Believe It or Not Times Square, Madame Tussauds wax museum, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral (an audio tour of the cathedral is included). Explore these attractions at your own pace with this combination admission ticket.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

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What people are saying about Skip-the-Line Tours in New York City

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OPEN: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour: All Options
"Great guide! Very knowledgeable and great speaking voice. Had a blast and learned a lot about the history of both places"..."
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
"First trip to NYC, so wanted to get someone to show us around. We could not be happier with our tour and especially with our Guide Rachel. WOW! AWESOME TRIP!. She worked in a couple more things. Learned tons about the City and it's funding. She is super knowledgable and extremely articulate. Funny to. Thanks Rachel, see you on the next trip."..."
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Empire State Building General & Express Pass Ticket
"It was pretty foggy the morning that we went. It was nice to have the Christmas backdrop scene to take photos. We still could see important landmarks, just had to be patient and wait for the fog to blow off."..."
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Big Apple Helicopter Tour of New York
"We had a great flight, the pilot was very informative and were allowed to record the amazing experience with a camcorder which we will cherish"..."
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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
"Absolutely loved this boat trip . The views are incredible. If you’re going in winter wrap up if you are on the upper desk, it was absolutely Baltic but worth every penny!"..."
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Bypass the Box Office: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
"Loved the city of view amazing 🤩 I loved the iPad that tell you details abut Buildings any of the city part!! I have such wander full experience!!"..."
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9/11 Memorial Museum Admission Ticket
"Very emotional. No wait time. Well organized museum that captures every aspect of 9/11. Very worthwhile"..."
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Tour
"The sites the sounds the great bud driving . We love New York City. Very fun at Christmas time . I have nothing more to say"..."
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Early Access: First on the Island Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
"We really enjoyed our guide Sara explaining the history behind everything. She was very informative."..."
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Choose Your Access Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Small-Group Tour
"We had such a great experience with viator. They had an awesome time management and we got introduced with necessary historic of the place before to visit. We came with different point of view of the statue of liberty, but we got out of there with a real perspective of the history. Thanks a lot to the wonderful lady who gave us a magnific tour."..."
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Empire State Building Day and Night Admission Ticket
"Loved seeing the historical displays. All the guides were very friendly and helpful. Didn't like having to walk through the gift shop to exit."..."
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Skip the Line Statue of Liberty Express OPEN FOR TOURS
"Chris was an excellent and engaging guide. Knowledgeable about history and very patient with a straggler guest."..."
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NYC: 9/11 Memorial Museum Tickets & Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets
"I loved everything about this tour. It's very interesting and informative. I would recommend this tour to all people visiting New York."..."
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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferry Ticket optional Upgrade
"We really loved the views and amazing weather. Also, perfect timing of a ferry rides (you don’t need to wait too long to get on the ferry) it was so much fun to see a Lady Liberty!! Thank you viator"..."
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Private All Access 9/11 Ground Zero: Tour, Museum & Observatory
"Ibeth was very knowledgeable and passionate about sharing her insights and facts about 911. She was a joy to be around. Highly recommended!"..."
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Skip the Line: Shake, Rattle and Roll Dueling Pianos Show Ticket
"great fun, the guys had great personalities and were very talented, a truly fun night for all ages"..."
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The Edge Observation Deck Reserve & Statue of Liberty 60 min Sightseeing Cruise
"The View of Hudson River is Breathtaking. Milo’s Restaurant great food . The Mall is great too. Family is so impressed"..."
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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tickets Roundtrip Ferry from NY
"Loved the museum and the audio guide, that definitely added to the experience. The guidance/tips before boarding the ferry helped tremendously too."..."
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LOL Comedy Lounge in Times Square
"We most enjoyed the magic show - a very fun experience. Then went over to the comedy club. Some comedians were clear and insightful, others were a fast mumble - totally unintelligible. The main thing was that we had an evening’s entertainment on Broadway for about $100 total for tickets and the two-drink minimum for myself and my wife. Well worthwhile"..."
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Metropolitan Museum of Art and its Hidden Gems Self-Guided Audio Tour
"When you go to the Met you need a lot of time because it has a lot to see. I wish I toured with a tour guide my experience would have been better. It’s a beautiful place and nicely arranged."..."

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