Ground Zero Tour with One World Observatory Skip-the-Line Access

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9 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: New York, New York

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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[Best Valued 3-Hour Experience. All tour guides use large 11" x 17" photos to add richness to your experience] This tour introduces the Legends of Sept. 11th, Capt. Jonas & Ladder 6. These NYC firefighters were part of an effort that saved over 500,000 lives. The tour visits the Sept.11th Memorial Plaza, where the Reflecting Pools, Survivor Tree and Museum are located.

Learn the events surrounding Operation Aegis, the largest rescue by sea in history. Next, we'll visit the rebuild Winter Garden and the Fountain of Tears Memorial, dedicated to the 11 American Express employees lost on that day. The tour concludes inside the new WTC complex, where details of its design and construction are revealed. In addition, you'll learn about the Survivor Tree, survival, and rebirth. All tours are in small groups with a maximum of 25 adults.

Skip the ticket line access to the highest Observatory in the western hemisphere is included with this package. All guests must check through security.

What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

Narrated 2-Hour Walking Tour using Extra Large Visuals

One World Observatory Premium Access

What's Not Included

Gratuities (Welcomed and appreciated)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • This tour is copyrighted
  • Well organized
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • This tour is copyrighted
  • Well organized

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

The Oculus
The experience starts at the Starbucks across the street from the Oculus, the most expensive subway hub in the world. The tour also introduces FDNY Captain John Jonas and his team "the Dragon Fighters."

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

There we'll continued to an overlook of the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza. From this vantage, one could see the entire complex which includes One World Trade Center, the Reflecting Pools, and the 911 Museum.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Brookfield Place
The tour proceeds to the World Financial Center. Here you learn about the little known Operation Aegis. The largest rescue by sea in history. Where over 500,000 civilians were evacuated by watercrafts of all sizes.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Winter Garden
Next we'll visit the reconstructed Winter Gardens, the $60 million 10 story glass pavilion that was devastated during the attacks of September 11th. Next we'll visit the Eleven Tears Memorial, dedicated to the eleven American Express employees lost on that day.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

One World Observatory
After your walking tour, you'll take the super-fast elevators up to the Observatory located on the 100th floor in under 48 seconds. During the elevator ride, you'll be watching a timeline transformation of Manhattan on HD monitors. At the Observatory, be astonished by the amazing views. On a clear day, 4 different states can be seen. Guests are invited to enjoy the Observatory until closing. This package includes "Skip the Ticket Line" access.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Great and detailed tour
Jessica_N, 18-12-2022
I’m so glad we chose to see this as a tour. Chris, our tour guide, was fantastic! We got a lot of information with photo references. He showed us photos of 9-11 from where we were in that moment. Lots of details with time for questions and discussions. Wonderful experience.
Great experience 911 tour
Edward_B, 06-10-2022
Our tour guide, Andrew, gave us so many unknown details and insights during the entire tour. He was fantastic.
Ground zero
kathleenwN5478GP, 02-10-2022
Andrew was a wonderful guide. Experienced and knowledgeable. Paid much attention to the weather and kept us warm and dry. Kind to our 10 year granddaughter. I would use trip advisor again for any tour in NYC, and hopefully get Andrew!
Must do
Avinash_K, 08-08-2022
The tour guide was very informative and good. Very well done.
Super information and passionate.
Made the tour interesting
Awesome, Informative, Inspiring
Roger_S, 06-07-2022
Terrell was an excellent guide. Both informed and passionate. This comprehensive guided tour is well worth it.

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