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One World Observatory and World Trade Center Tour

  • Visit the various memorial sites commemorating the 9/11 attacks and the One World Trade Center Observatory
  • Explore a mix of famous and lesser-known memorials near the September 11th site
  • Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of New York from the 102nd-story observatory of One World Trade Center
One World Observatory and World Trade Center Tour
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One World Observatory and World Trade Center Tour
From US$69.00
Get an immersive look at the monuments of September 11th and the new One World Trade Center during this 2-hour excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of famous and lesser-known landmarks including St. Peter's Chapel, American Express 11 Tears Memorial, the Fireman’s memorial, and much more. Finish with pre-reserved admission to the WTC observatory 102 stories above the city.
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.
Reviews (21)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2018
Highlight of our NYC Trip

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...More

Thank Shannon H
Reviewed 5 August 2018
Excellent Tour, passionate and emotional

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...More

Thank JosephD2807
Reviewed 3 July 2018
Excellent - great views and amazing building

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...More

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 12 June 2018
Emotional & Informative

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...More

Thank gibs3225
Reviewed 11 June 2018
Amazing Day with Robert Yoskie

Robert's knowledge of the events and grounds of 911 were breath-taking. He put my family in tears several times. His personal experiences and stories of his family and the events that took place that day were unforgettable. We are already looking at other tours that...More

Thank 12toddm
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