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New York City

One World Observatory and World Trade Center Tour

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US$ 79.00
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    What to Expect
    Meet up with your group and guide at St. Peter's Chapel in the afternoon. You’ll start your exploration of the events of September 11th by learning about the key role this religious refuge played for locals and families.

    Hear a range of stories about the New York locals and victims who came to St. Paul’s to pray and gather news in the hours that followed the immediate attack. You’ll also get to view some of the many pieces of personal memorabilia, photos, cards and hand-drawn imagery left by visitors as a tribute to the attack victims.

    Continue your 9/11 visit by heading to the American Express 11 Tears Memorial, a lesser-known landmark not typically seen by site visitors. The memorial is a moving tribute to the 11 employees of this financial firm who lost their lives on September 11th. During this stop you’ll also get to see the Winter Garden, a plaza now restored to its former glory that was destroyed during the attack.

    Head next to the twin reflecting pools, built into the foundation sites where the Twin Towers once stood. Take a look at the engraved names of the attack victims around the edge of the pools and learn about the staff tradition of placing a rose next to victims’ names each year on their birthday. You’ll also celebrate the brave firefighters who lost their lives at the Fireman’s Memorial and view the Survivor’s Tree, which miraculously survived the attacks and has become a symbol of New Yorkers’ resilience.

    Finish your September 11th-themed excursion by heading to the top of One World Trade Center, now the tallest building the Western Hemisphere. You’ll enjoy a pre-reserved admission that guarantees admission regardless of long lines, plus an independent visit to this observatory in the clouds.

    Learn about the building’s innovative engineering and enjoy the ‘skypod’ elevators, which recreate historic views of New York between the 1600s and present day right before your eyes. Cap off the experience by marveling at the sky-high views of the city from this panoramic viewing site. Your excursion finishes here.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Saint Peter Roman Catholic Church, 22 Barclay St, New York, NY 10007, USA
    Departure Time
    3:00 PM
    Return Details
    1 World Trade Center, New York, NY 10006, USA
    • Professional English- speaking tour guide
    • Entry/Admission - American Express 11 Tears Memorial
    • Entry/Admission - One World Observatory
    • Guide at the One World Observatory
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup/drop-off
    • Food and beverages
    • 9/11 Memorial Museum visit
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Tour will run in English ONLY
    • 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
    • Observatory entry is at 5pm. Average length of visit is 1 hour
    • St. Paul's Chapel is closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays for renovations for the foreseeable future and may also be closed on other dates. On the days when St. Paul's Chapel is closed, tour the grounds and substitute the inside visit for additional sites important to the events of 9/11 but not normally covered on the tour
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    The view from the Observatory is just incredible! The ticket is expensive but it is worth it. The elevatore is a great experience and gives you an exciting start, and the show once ypu arrived will make say woow. 360° view. Highly recommended.
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    Robert was an amazing guide and I can't recommend him enough! I was deeply touched by his personal connections to 9/11 and the World Trade Center and the way in which he shared them. It was very interesting to hear some of the details about both the events leading up to 9/11,
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    We had the tour with Robert R. Yonskie. His style, passion, and compassion were what made the tour for us. A story can be told, or it can be portrayed in a way that pulls you in, gets you thinking, and pulls you along. Robert pulled us right in!
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    After being in NYC on 9/11 finally getting a chance to visit this building and observe the view was breathtaking. The tour, building and memorial park are a great tribute to those that lost their lives. The building itself is amazing with very friendly and informative staff,
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    I am so glad that we included this tour on our trip to NYC. All of my children were born post-9/11. This tour gave them in important context for their world today. The best part was Robert's focus on the resilience of the city and the many miracles that took place during the
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    • Duration: 2h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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