World Trade Center Tour with Pre-Reserved One World Observatory Tickets

Explore the key sites of the 9/11 terror attacks on a guided World Trade Center tour. Then avoid the queues with pre-reserved One World Trade Center observation deck tickets. Visit the newly opened One World Observatory at the top of One World Trade Center for 360-degree views over New York.

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Key Details
  • City: New York City
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Start Time: 3:00 PM
Tour Highlights
  • Tour key sites of the 9/11 memorial with a local guide, including the Reflecting Pools, Fireman's Memorial, St. Paul's Chapel & the Survivor's Tree.
  • Pre-reserved One World Observatory tickets mean you won't wait in line to see NYC's poignant symbol of life after 9/11.
  • Led by an expert local tour guide with personal experience your World Trade Center tour will be more personal than an independent visit.
One World Observatory Inside One World Observatory The view from One World Observatory Taking the elevator to One World Observatory One of the Reflecting Pools at the 911 Memorial One of the Reflecting Pools at the 911 Memorial Our local guide tells stories from 911 The bell at St Paul's Chapel The bell at St Paul's Chapel A tribute to the police who lost their lives in 911 Inside St Paul's Chapel Our local guide tells stories from 911 The Winter Garden The Eleven Tears Memorial One of many hidden 9/11 tributes visited on our tour Traveling with a local guide, you'll get more from your experience Inside The Occulus Inside The Occulus

Why Choose This Tour?

There's a lot of symbolism in One World Trade Center. Standing at an iconic 1776 feet tall, it's said to be the strongest building in the world; earthquake, storm and attack-resistant. A symbol of hope and the enduring strength of a city that was knocked down and got up again.

On our small group World Trade Center tour you'll travel with a local tour guide for a more personal take on the sites and events that unfolded here. You'll hear harrowing personal stories of tragedy and loss on September 11th, as you visit the most important sites to pay tribute to victims and firefighters. The One World Observatory is the light at the end of a long tunnel since September 2001: What better way to end an insightful and reflective day?

Visit the most important sites of the World Trade Center.

Your tour starts at St. Paul's Chapel; familiar to most from the footage and videos beamed around the world after the 9/11 terror attacks. This is where families and friends gathered to pray for their loved ones, support each other and await news from the wreckage.

Ground Zero has changed a lot since that day, as you'll see when you visit the beautiful reflecting pools, built in the footprint of the Twin Towers. Lined with the names of every victim of the attacks, they're a striking reminder of the scale of the tragedy, while roses (a single rose is placed on the name of every victim on the day of their birthday) humanize the great memorial.

Travel with an expert tour guide for more personal insight

Your guide will lead you around the World Trade Center Memorial adding a more personal side to the sites as you pass them. Visit the Fireman's Memorial to learn of the heroic men and women who worked around the clock; many of them sacrificing themselves to save hundreds of lives. At the Survivor Tree you'll hear how after surviving the attack, the tree was weaned back to health by New Yorkers, becoming a symbol for their own recovery and resilience.

For many visitors the 9/11 Memorial is a daunting visit; the size and gravity so momentous that the reality is almost unfathomable. Traveling with an expert local tour guide in small groups, your experience will be more personal and insightful. Through their stories and anecdotes your guide will help you come to terms with the sites you visit, pointing out details and taking you to sites you may not have visited on your own.

End on a high with a visit to the One World Observatory

One World Observatory is tipped to be one of NYC's best visits (and, according Lonely Planet, one of best in the world). The observatory offers not just a breathtaking 360-degree view over NYC; but a full 360-degree experience too; with video commentary about the builders who created the tower and details of the structure itself.

With pre-reserved entrance, your visit is guaranteed, regardless of the crowds. Enter One World Trade Center and hop onboard one of the "Sky Pods" - incredible elevators that shoot from the first floor to 102nd in just 43 seconds. As you ascend the pods light up with LED technology, animating the changing skyline of New York from the 1600s to present day, and the program even changes depending on the time of day you visit!

Having explored the tragedy and loss of 9/11 at ground level, you'll end your tour on a high. Step out of the Sky Pod and into a circular room with floor to ceiling windows for the most spectacular 360-degree views New York has ever seen. Enjoy an independent visit at your leisure, staying for as long as you like to soak up the views.

The opening of One World Observatory has been years in the making and is one of the most hotly-anticipated events of 2015. Book now to guarantee your visit.

NOTE ON VIDEO: Please note that, while our video features both the 9/11 Museum and One World Observatory, only tickets for One World Observatory are included in this tour. If you would rather visit the 9/11 Museum, you can book that tour here. This tour is the same in all respects but with museum tickets included rather than observatory tickets.

Reviews

5-stars from 39 Customer Reviews

The absolute best way to experience the World Trade Center history and memorial. Rob was knowledgeable and friendly and always respectful of the memory of those lost. I highly recommend this tour and Rob.
Anna
2017-07-02 13:58:08
Excellent tour, Kristin had amazing knowledge and was an extremely good speaker with great humour. I would highly recommend 'Walks of New York' tours for value for money and hospitality. Thanks, Toby & Hayley.
Toby
2016-11-28 06:53:11
This tour was great. It was enjoyed by all. Amanda was very informative and passionate about the 9-11 events. We highly recommend this tour.
James
2016-11-18 00:16:21
GREAT!!! Very nice guide. Interasting stories. Much better than walking on your own!
adrie
2016-11-17 05:58:16
Rob was excellent - full of information and history related to Sept. 11. Also he knew a lot about the buildings in 2001 at the World Trade Ctr. and all about the buildings that have currently been built on the site. He kept our attention and made the tour most informative.
marcia
2016-10-19 09:18:26
Kristen was the guide and she was able to keep us as dry on a miserable afternoon. She showed us and share with us many things we would not have discovered on our own. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
TERESA
2016-10-19 05:51:51
Very emotional tour, glad we did this one with a guide to show us and tell us about 9/11
Peggy
2016-10-18 19:49:12
Rob was excellent. Extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour if you're visiting New York. It was worth every cent. Ken and Nancy from Dallas
Nancy
2016-10-07 19:13:55
Jerry was Fabulous as a guide and the tour was worth every penny we paid!
Sallie
2016-09-29 09:52:51
We enjoyed our tour! Thanks!
sandra
2016-09-29 06:32:35
The absolute best way to experience the World Trade Center history and memorial. Rob was knowledgeable and friendly and always respectful of the memory of those lost. I highly recommend this tour and Rob.
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Jeffrey is not just a guide but a great storyteller. His attitude really keeps the attention span very high for the whole tour. My family and I really enjoyed Jeffrey's tour. I would have liked to join another tour guided by him. I will highly recommend him. Thanks Jeffrey to have shared with us your experience about the tragedy of 9/11.
Excellent tour, Kristin had amazing knowledge and was an extremely good speaker with great humour. I would highly recommend 'Walks of New York' tours for value for money and hospitality. Thanks, Toby & Hayley.
This tour was great. It was enjoyed by all. Amanda was very informative and passionate about the 9-11 events. We highly recommend this tour.
GREAT!!! Very nice guide. Interasting stories. Much better than walking on your own!
Rob was excellent - full of information and history related to Sept. 11. Also he knew a lot about the buildings in 2001 at the World Trade Ctr. and all about the buildings that have currently been built on the site. He kept our attention and made the tour most informative.
Kristen was the guide and she was able to keep us as dry on a miserable afternoon. She showed us and share with us many things we would not have discovered on our own. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
Interesting and informative. Saw stuff I wouldn't have seen on my own without a guide
Very emotional tour, glad we did this one with a guide to show us and tell us about 9/11
Rob was excellent. Extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour if you're visiting New York. It was worth every cent. Ken and Nancy from Dallas
Jerry was Fabulous as a guide and the tour was worth every penny we paid!
We enjoyed our tour! Thanks!
Kristin was a very knowledgeable tour guide. She was pleseent, friendly, funny and knew her stuff!
Rob provided one of the very best tours I have ever experienced. Truly a job well done.
Rob was exceptionally informative and engaging. He made certain all was kept organized, despite the rain! I enjoyed the tour, just wish the rain would have held-off until we were finished.
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We LOVE Simona. We actually also had her for our Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island tour as well. She is absolutely wonderful and sweet and charming and beautiful inside and out. She takes care of everybody, is interesting and fun. People were super nice. Super bummed our NBC tour got canceled but hopefully we'll be able to do something fun with you in Rome. Thanks so much and please give Simona a big hug and kiss from Victoria and Chloe!
Very interesting tour and a professionel tour giude (ROB)
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Jeff was a wonderful and very informative guide!
The weather was really bad, but Simona tried to make the most of it and she did that in a really great way. Thanks so much for showing us around, there was a lot of interesting information. I would recommend these tour to everyone!
rob was excellent knowledgeable and cared about the events he described and places he showed us made us appreciate the reality of what happened.
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Very informative and touching! We did this tour with our 13 years ald doughter and she also liked it. Highly recommandable!
The tour was really interessting but rather long. The guide was great and he knew a lot of stories which made it different. The tour should be earlier because when we reached the deck of the Observatory is was dark and half an hours earlier we would have seen the sunset.
I learned a lot from Rob-he is informative as well as entertaining. I got more than my money's worth. A+
I was at World Trade Center July 4, 2000. It was nice being back after 15 years. Rob made it a very interactive adventure for us. A+
Rob, is engaging, knowledgeable and obviously has great heart and emotion in his job. It is very evident that he feels it is important to ensure that he honours the memories of the victims and the ongoing challenges for the survivors and their families in taking us through the beautiful and encouraging stories. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough.
Great tour!!!
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very good walking tour of WTC site. Especially enjoyed the guide.
Guide was very informed and made it fun and interesting, knew how to interact well with the group and answer questions.
I loved the tour! It was great to learn about the history of Lower Manhattan pre- and post-911. Also, I loved going up into 1 World Trade. An incredible and unforgettable experience. Jeff was a great guide! I would recommend this tour to others. - Courtney
Just WOW. Rob was articulate, knowledgeable, entertaining, and a perfect guide. I initially thought the tour was of just the new trade center tower but was pleased that it really included all of the ones in the rebuilt or rebuilding stages. Having the 5 PM appointment for the observatory was especially great because we were able to go ahead of a long queue. New York is an engineering, architectural marvel, and Rob made it shine even more. So worth the money.
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The guide made this tour truly exceptional. He is a native New Yorker and lived through the experience of 9/11 himself, so could tell real-life anecdotes that really brought the tour and the whole experience to life. I'd highly recommend the tour!