Explore more than 400 years of New York City history in just five hours on this private walking tour. Follow in the footsteps of Manhattan's most famous residents and learn how the Big Apple has changed over the centuries. Visit'the 9/11 Memorial, ascend to the 102nd floor of One World Trade Center, then visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where 12 million immigrants arrived in America. All entry fees and a round-trip ferry ticket are included.
This New York City sightseeing'tour begins at the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, the former site of Fort Amsterdam, where Manhattan began. Learn how New Amsterdam became New York and see other sites in the area including Bowling Green Park and the famous Charging Bull of Wall Street.'
The guide will lead the way to Battery Park for skip-the-line privileges before boarding the ferry to Liberty Island. Visit the exclusive Statue of Liberty Museum.'Highlights include one of the original statue torches, rare memorabilia, and the plaque with the poem 'The New Colossus' that was at the base of the statue from 1903 until the 1986. Take in the view of the New York skyline from the observation deck.
Take the ferry to Ellis Island while learning the fascinating history of America's peak immigration years. Visit the Great Hall and learn about the process of going through Ellis Island as an immigrant arriving in America. Listen to personal stories and see family photos, the learn how to trace a family history at Ellis Island.
Head back to Manhattan, and visit the world famous New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street, and Federal Hall (site of the first capitol building in the United States.
The next stop is Trinity Church, one of the best examples of Gothic Revival Architecture in Manhattan. Visit the grave of Alexander Hamilton and other famous Americans. Then head to the 9/11 Memorial to see the magnificent reflecting pools and pay respects to those who lost their lives in the attacks of September 11, 2001. Learn about the new buildings in the World Trade Center Complex and see the Survivor Tree. Travel to the 102nd floor of One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, for'unprecedented views of Manhattan and the entire surrounding region.