9-11 Memorial And Ground Zero Walking Tour With Optional One World Observatory Entrance - New York City

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Take a 1.5-hour walking tour of Ground Zero and the National September 11 Memorial, and gain insight into the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. A local guide shares firsthand stories of the event and its aftermath while you visit 9/11-related sites such as St Pauls Chapel, the Firemans Memorial and the reflecting pools, an homage to the thousands of lives lost. You may also upgrade your tour to include a pre-reserved ticket to the One World Observatory.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
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Meet your guide outside of St Pauls Chapel in Lower Manhattan to begin your walking tour of 9/11 sites. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, New York City's oldest standing church served as a respite for rescue workers and a place of prayer and support for residents who gathered for news of loved ones.
Take a look at personal memorabilia and photographs that still hang inside the church, and then follow your guide to the National September 11 Memorial. See landmarks such as Brookfield Place (aka the World Financial Center), and gain a deeper understanding of the horrific events as you listen to firsthand stories from your guide.
Visit the Fireman's Memorial, and explore the site where the World Trade Center once stood. At the 9/11 Memorial's twin reflecting pools, built in the footprints of the former Twin Towers, youll find the names of nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks inscribed in surrounding panels.
The guided portion of your tour ends at the memorial. If you've selected the upgrade, make your own way to the One World Observatory, which opened in 2015 at the top of One World Trade Center.
One World Observatory admission:With a pre-reserved ticket, you wont have to wait in line, so head straight up to the One World Observatory. Board a Sky Pod elevator to ascend 102 floors in less than 60 seconds, and watch a brief video that dramatically reveals New York City in three dimensions. On the 100th floor, look out panoramic windows from a height of 1,250 feet (365 meters), and step into the Sky Portal, a 14-foot-wide (4-meter) disc in the floor that showcases city streets below in live HD. Then experience City Pulse, an interactive concierge that shares stories of the city, its landmarks and neighborhoods via state-of-the-art technology.
On the 101st floor you'll find a bar, cafe and fine dining. You may stay at the observatory for as long as you'd like to soak up the 360-degree views of the Big Apple.

Inclusions for 9-11 Memorial And Ground Zero Walking Tour With Optional One World Observatory Entrance

  • Guide with personal connection to 9/11
  • One World Observatory entrance (if option selected at time of booking)

Exclusions for 9-11 Memorial And Ground Zero Walking Tour With Optional One World Observatory Entrance

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Tour is wheelchair accessible

Please dress appropriately and bring layers in case of cold weather

One World Observatory entrance is NOT included unless option is selected at time of booking

Children 5 and under free with paid adult ticket

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Our tour guide Peter was excellent he gave us lots of information in a respectful manner with a touch of humour. We were in New York for one day and this was the only tour we did and I can highly recommend it. We had a drink at the top of the tower with amazing views over the Big Apple

  • Allison was a great guide. Very informative. It was a moving experience. The view from One World Observatory was incredible. I ate lunch at the restaurant, which was delicious, and enjoyed the view tremendously.

  • We had a terrific guide on this trip - he really knew the history and area. Very moving to see this in person and if you had been in the original buildings sometime before 9/11 there was an eerie feeling to see this place again. Recommend the zone World Observatory as you do get to jump the line - it is a long line - and get right into the elevator to 5he top. Great views of the city on our visit, well worth seeing. - we had lunch there - not great food but you get a private restroom that the masses are not get g.

  • There is a big problem here. Even though the title clearly reads 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Walking Tour with One World Entrance, it does not include the memorial. It is only a walking tour. We had to buy tickets and enter the memorial as a different venue.

  • Despite the appalling weather that day, we had a blizzard, the tour was excellant and the guide full of interesting but not boring information. The trip up the One world observatory was rearranged due to the weather but when we did go we observed sunset over New York amazing

  • It wasn't as good as the previous tour we went on a few years ago. She totally missed out the church! Also, as the guide was only 9 years old at the time of 9/11, so it was stretching it a bit to claim she had some special insight, apart from just happening to not be able to go to school for a week or two - no doubt like 1,000s of other kids at the time. We didn't learn anything new.

  • It was cloudy on the day we went to the One Tower and we were advised not to go up. A good job we decided to ignore the advice as actually the views weren't too bad and the next day it rained and then it snowed.

  • The tour guide was great and knew so much about 9/11. It was fascinating and emotional to hear his story and stories from others about the day. I don't think there is anyone from my generation who doesn't remember where they were when 9/11 happened. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting NYC.



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