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One World Observatory & World Trade Centre Tour

From US$ 69 per person
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  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Visit to One World Observatory with pre-reserved tickets
  • Visit the key sites of the 9/11 Memorial, including Reflecting Pools & Ladder 10
  • Guided tour of personal memorial sites such as St. Paul’s Chapel, for a human insight
Open from June 4 2015, One World Observatory is tipped to be the most popular attraction in NYC this summer. Guarantee your visit to this in-demand site with pre-reserved tickets after a guided tour of the top sites of the World Trade Centre; including the Reflecting Pools, the Fireman’s Memorial, St. Paul’s Chapel and more.

Standing tall and proud on the site of the 9/11 attacks, One World Tower is a testament to a city that was knocked down and got back up again. Get to the heart of that terrible tragedy and learn how NYC rebuilt itself bigger, better and stronger on our guided 9/11 Memorial Tour. With small groups of only 20 people or fewer, your tour will be intimate and your local tour guide easy to interact with.

You’ll start out at St. Paul’s Chapel with a more personal insight into the drama that unfolded here. This was where families and friends came to pray, offer support and await news in the immediate aftermath of the attacks; as testified by the hand-drawn cards and memorials, personal memorabilia and photographs that still hang here.

On next to some sites you may have missed visiting on your own. With a local guide leading the way, you’ll see special spots away from the major landmarks. One such site is the American Express 11 Tears Memorial; a strikingly personal tribute to the 11 AmEx employees that lost their lives on September 11. Plus the beautiful Winter Garden, destroyed in the attack and now restored to its former glory.

At the 9/11 Memorial too, your guide will make your visit that bit more special. Together you’ll see the Twin Reflecting Pools, built in the footprints of the World Trade Centre and engraved with the names of every victim. Learn the little nuances that make it more touching; like how staff place a single rose in the name of each victim on their birthday. Visit the Fireman’s Memorial to pay tribute to those brave men and women who worked around the clock after the attacks. See the Survivor’s Tree, a single tree which miraculously survived the attacks and was nursed back to health by New Yorkers, as a symbol of their enduring strength.

The highlight of your tour comes at the end with a visit to the brand new One World Observatory. With pre-reserved tickets your visit is guaranteed to go ahead regardless of the how large the crowds are. There’s not much explanation needed here so your guide will leave you for an independent visit.

Inside the lobby you’ll find videos about the production of this incredible structure - said to be the strongest in the world - and of the men and women who built it. Then board a ‘skypod’ to travel through time AND space. Created in association with Universal Studios, the special ‘skypod’ elevators are covered inside in LCD screens, on which you’ll watch the changing face of New York from the 1600s to today while ascending 102 floors in just 42 seconds. Disembark at the top of One World Tower for incredible panoramic views over NYC. What better way to end a day of looking back with a glance into the future.
what’s included
  • Guaranteed, pre-reserved entrance to One World Observatory (non-guided)
  • Expert local tour guide
what’s excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Food and Beverages
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 2 hours
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point New York, USA
Good to know • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or rebookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
• Observatory entry is at 5pm. The average length of visit is 1 hour.
• This tour does not include the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
• Please note you will need to pass through airport style security to enter One World Observatory, and unavoidable lines can build up as people pass through security. Certain items are not permitted in the Observatory and such items will be confiscated and will not be returned. Please refer to One World Observatory's guidelines on specific prohibited items.
• Only bags/backpacks/packages no larger than 16 inches high by 18 inches long will be permitted. There are no lockers or storage facilities at this venue.
• No food or beverages may be brought into One World Observatory.
• St Paul's Chapel is closed on Tuesdays & Thursdays for renovations for the forseeable future and may also be closed on other dates. On the days when St. Paul's Chapel is closed, we will tour the grounds and substitute our inside visit for additional sites important to the events of 9/11 but not normally covered on the tour.
customer reviews
4.0 - Very Good Based on 1 review
Great tour - good guide
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4 - Very Good
“Very good walking tour of WTC site. Especially enjoyed the guide.”
Cancellation Cancellations:
For cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to tour commencement: Full refund.
For cancellations made within 72 hours prior to tour commencement: No refund can be provided.

For amendments made more than 72 hours prior to tour commencement: No amendment fee, pending availability.
For amendments made within 72 hours prior to tour commencement: Amendments subject to a amendment fee per person, per tour, pending availability.

Late Arrivals & No Shows:
No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or d
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