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Skip the Line: Empire State Building Premium VIP Tour Ticket

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Skip the Line: Empire State Building Premium VIP Tour Ticket
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Avoid the long lines at the Empire State Building with a small-group tour that gets you priority, skip-the-line access to the iconic skyscraper. You’ll join an ‘Observatory Ambassador’, hear behind-the-scenes stories, and get spectacular views across the New York City skyline, all without spending a New York minute waiting in line.
  • Priority access means even more time to explore
  • Group size limited to seven people for personal service
  • Bring home an included commemorative photograph
  • Frequent departure times to suit every schedule

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Be one of only seven daily ticket-holders to tour the Empire State Building with an official ambassador.
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90-minute, guided tour with an Empire State Building Observatory Ambassador
VIP priority access to the 86th floor
Commemorative souvenir photograph
Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Photo ID required for all travelers
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Empire State Building
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: Empire State Building Premium VIP Tour Ticket?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Empire State Building Premium VIP Tour Ticket.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Empire State Building Premium VIP Tour Ticket?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Empire State Building Premium VIP Tour Ticket.

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Traveler Tips


  • "We attended first thing in the morning and it was worth it for a smaller number of folks present." See review

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Sadly disappointed
Donald_p
, Jun 2021
Not the tour. We paid for the VIP skip the line tour. We were supposed to have a 90 minute private tour, a free picture, and skip the lines. We received nothing and had to pay for our picture. A grossly waste of money.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hello there, I'm sorry to hear that this happened! We organize our tour guides to meet VIP tour purchasers at our Will Call desk. Did you check in with an employee to meet your guide? Please feel free to contact me at ktorres@esbonyc.com so we can discuss this in more detail
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Happy Ohioans
Clarence_S
, Feb 2020
Had the greatest tour guide ever! Very nice experience. They even accommodated us when we bought our tickets for the wrong day,very nice staff and I would definitely revisit.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Thanks Empire State Building Staff
Al J
, Jun 2019
A 12 hour flight delay due to severe weather caused us to MISS this very pricey Premium VIP Tour. No refunds. All was not a total loss because the Empire State Building staff helped us make lemonade out of the situation. We were allowed to exchange the tickets for the self guided tour that is available on weekends (our time in NYC was limited). The views are indeed spectacular and more exciting than from One World Observatory. We attended first thing in the morning and it was worth it for a smaller number of folks present. Wish we had known of the skyscraper museum (not on site) before our time in NYC ran out. All of the staff at the Empire State Building was very helpful and friendly! Thanks again!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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