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Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Ticket Upgrade

Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Pedestal Ticket Upgrade

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Check two New York landmarks off your bucket list on this exciting guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Start the tour by getting early Reserve Line Access boarding on the ferry to Liberty Island. Once there, go inside the pedestal of the statue (if upgrade selected) and head to the observation decks for an awesome view of New York City and its surroundings. Then hop back on the ferry to Ellis Island to learn about the intriguing history of immigration to America that took place here between 1892 and 1954.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.00
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$49.00
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Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Air

Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Air

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Straddling the border between Canada and the US, Niagara Falls is a thundering testament to nature’s power, with drops up to 167 feet (51 meters) high. While it can take several hours to travel by road to the falls from New York City, this tour reduces travel time with round-trip airfare and a local transfer from your Manhattan hotel, allowing you to easily see multiple Niagara highlights in a single day.
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  • 14 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$529.00
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$529.00
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All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory

All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory

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In remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001, take this guided tour of Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial. Walk through the space of the former World Trade Center in NYC, and get a deeper understanding of the events that took place on that day. Your ticket includes skip-the-line access to the 9/11 Museum and Memorial, as well as the One World Observatory for panoramic views of the city.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.00
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$109.00
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Guided Central Park Pedicab Tour

Guided Central Park Pedicab Tour

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Get to know Central Park, the most visited urban park in the United States, on a private pedicab tour. Take a leisurely ride around this iconic New York City landmark, exploring its many bridges, fountains and statues while learning about its history and design from the experienced driver/guide. See the spots featured in more than 300 different films since 1908 and discover interesting details and anecdotes about the park.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island

Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.00
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$74.00
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Full-Day New York

Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour + One World Observatory Ticket

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Take in all the highlights of New York City on this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind tour. Explore the Big Apple like a New Yorker, as you walk, ride the subway and take the Staten Island ferry. Visit Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, Grand Central Terminal, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and much more. Entrance to the One World Observatory is also included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.00
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$109.00
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9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Walking Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum

9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Walking Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum

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Learn more about the tragedies and triumphs of 9/11, one of the darkest days in NYC history, as you explore the 9/11 Memorial with a native New Yorker guide. Visit significant sites such as the 9/11 Memorial, St. Paul's Church, and the Fireman's Memorial on a walking tour, see the recently built Oculus, and upgrade to include admission to the 9/11 Museum.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.99
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$61.99
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Skip the Line Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Ticket

Skip the Line Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour Ticket

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Get a personal introduction to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on a private, half-day tour led by a local guide, and explore two of New York City’s most iconic sites at your own pace. Hear inspiring stories about the design and construction of the Statue of Liberty as you explore her pedestal and museum. Learn about the immigrants that came to Ellis Island from around the world in the fascinating Ellis Island Museum. This fully-customizable private tour is a perfect fit for families and groups with limited mobility.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$176.00
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$176.00
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Inside Central Park Bike Tour

Inside Central Park Bike Tour

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Pedal the shady paths and boulevards of Central Park on a guided bike tour with a small group of cyclists. Enjoy a leisurely pace as you trace a route to landmarks and hidden gems, from the Bethesda Fountain to the memorial at Strawberry Fields. See the Dakota apartment building where John Lennon lived, then loop around Cleopatra’s Needle and visit Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Take in the natural side of life in New York City with an experience that’s suitable for all fitness levels and experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.99
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$48.99
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Guided Bike Tour of Central Park New York City

Guided Bike Tour of Central Park New York City

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Pedal to Central Park’s most iconic destinations on a bike tour with an experienced guide. Set a leisurely pace as you cruise alongside your guide to spot the angel atop the Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, and the moving Lennon Memorial at Strawberry Fields. Learn the history of the park while exploring, spot the filming locations of beloved movies and TV shows, and discover the tranquil park at the heart of New York City.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Central Park Pedicab Tours with New York Pedicab Services

Central Park Pedicab Tours with New York Pedicab Services

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Explore scenic Central Park in the back of a pedicab with this popular tour option that showcases the best of this top destination with prices determined per pedicab and not per person. Ride along and see the park's major landmarks and attractions. Learn about the celebrity homes that line the park, and see where John Lennon used to live. Your guide stops along the way, so be sure to bring your camera.
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  • 15 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.67
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$26.67
per group

 New York City Ghost Tour of Greenwich Village

New York City Ghost Tour of Greenwich Village

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Greenwich Village is one of New York City’s most beautiful and most haunted neighborhoods, but just strolling through alone you’d miss out on all the spooky historical facts. This Greenwich Village ghost tour is led by a guide who tells chilling stories of celebrity ghosts, lost children, phantoms, and more as you stroll through Washington Square Park, the New York University campus, and West 10th Street.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.94
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$35.94
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Boroughs Tour: Harlem, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Coney Island

Boroughs Tour: Harlem, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Coney Island

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Take a break from Manhattan’s major tourist zones on a day trip through Harlem, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Coney Island. Avoid the hassle of planning logistics, and enjoy the views as your guide navigates the way through neighborhoods often missed by visitors. Going with a guide also ensures you spot hidden landmarks and leave with an insider’s understanding of New York’s outer boroughs.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero Tour with Optional One World Observatory Ticket

9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero Tour with Optional One World Observatory Ticket

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Get a better understanding of the September 11 attacks on New York City on this guided walking tour. With a guide by your side, visit the National September 11 Memorial and Ground Zero, and hear stories about the event that changed a country and the world. See the impromptu memorials that sprang up in St Paul’s Chapel, and visit the incredible reflecting pools and Fireman’s Memorial. There’s also an optional upgrade to visit One World Observatory, where you can admire the NYC skyline.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Private Central Park Guided Tour by Pedicab

Private Central Park Guided Tour by Pedicab

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Central Park consists of 843 acres (341 hectares) of green space, with 58 miles (93 kilometers) of paths. Rather than spend days trying to see it all on foot, soak up the sights on a private pedicab tour with your own personal driver-guide. The shorter tour covers half the park, including Bow Bridge and Strawberry Fields; upgrade to the longer tour to see 34 highlights, including Alice in Wonderland.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.27
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$52.27

Statue of Liberty Tour and 9/11 Museum Entry

Statue of Liberty Tour and 9/11 Museum Entry

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Experience three of NYC’s top sights, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and National September 11th Memorial and Museum, during this full-day tour. Maximize your time in New York City with priority boarding for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and nearby Ellis Island. After exploring these on your own, join a downtown walking tour with stops at Saint Paul’s Chapel and 9/11 Memorial and Museum skip-the-line access.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$132.00
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$132.00
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Central Park Walking Tour

Central Park Walking Tour

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With an area covering more than 800 acres, Central Park is hard to take in on your own. Explore with a guide on this walking tour so you don’t miss any of the highlights. See landmarks such as the Delacorte Clock, Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Terrace, and the Alice in Wonderland statue. Hear about how the landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux created this urban masterpiece.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Superheroes in New York Walking Tour

Superheroes in New York Walking Tour

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No city is the setting for superhero stories more often than New York, and with this walking tour, you can explore its most famous superhero movie and comic book sites and visit the locations where artists and writers developed some of your favorite characters. Whether you’re into Batman or Superman, Daredevil or Iron Man, you can heed the call for justice during this deep dive into the superhero universe.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.34
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$37.34
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Guided New York City Walking Tour from Manhattan to Brooklyn

Guided New York City Walking Tour from Manhattan to Brooklyn

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Combine an introduction to Manhattan with a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in just a few hours, saving time with a guide who knows the best ways around the city to see more in less time. Walk from Manhattan to the trendy Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn, and cross the Brooklyn Bridge. Your guide tells you NYC history and fun city facts as you stroll.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour

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Uncover a unique part of New York history not always brushed upon during this New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad tour. Follow the NYC Freedom Trail, and learn how a group of brave men and women forged the network that became the Underground Railroad. View the former city stations that were included on the Underground Railroad, and discover how New Yorkers risked their lives to help people escape slavery.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Central Park Pedicab Guided Tours

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Central Park Pedicab Guided Tours

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Hop aboard a pedicab—a bicycle-powered cab—for a private ride around New York City's Central Park. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide and the chance to customize your itinerary to include four stops of your choosing among more than 20 local attractions. Riding in a pedicab will get you around the 843-acre (341-hectare) park much more efficiently than you ever could on foot.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.65
$47.00
$2.35 savings
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$44.65
$47.00
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Central Park Walking Tour

Central Park Walking Tour

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Central Park is one of New York City's star attractions. Rather than wandering through it alone, you'll have a far richer experience in the company of a guide who knows it well. In a small group, follow your guide through the park on a walking tour that covers the history, structures, plants, animals, and movies associated with the park.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.20
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$44.20

Sunset Tour of Central Park

Sunset Tour of Central Park

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If you’re new to New York City, going into Central Park at sunset by yourself may result in you getting lost in its huge grounds. This Central Park sunset walking tour takes you into the park with a guide to see some of its most famous landmarks, including Bethesda Fountain, the Central Park Zoo, and Shakespeare Garden. Plus, you’ll learn about the history of Central Park along the way.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$52.50
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$52.50

Hamilton Musical Walking Tour

Hamilton Musical Walking Tour

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Alexander Hamilton spent much of his life in New York City, and with this walking tour inspired by the Tony Award-winning 'Hamilton' musical, you can take a deep dive into the Founding Father's life and the making of the hit Broadway show. Whether you have already seen the show, plan to see it soon, or simply love the cast album, this tour provides context to the story and its songs as you explore lower Manhattan.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.94
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