NYCVP launches walking tours

NYCVP launches walking tours

NYCVP recently announced walking and sightseeing tours around the appealing city, including entry into the brand new National 9/11 Memorial that opens in the City next month on the tenth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks in America.

The Memorial, set in the original location of the World Trade Centre Twin Towers, consists of two large pools and waterfalls. The names of those whose lives were lost in the terrorist attacks of 2001 and 1993 are inscribed on the walls surrounding the pools. A grove of nearly 400 trees surrounds the Memorial, creating a peaceful urban retreat amid the massive construction project of one World Trade Centre, which when completed will become the tallest building in America.

Entry into the Memorial is free, but it is restricted, and only those with advance reservations can access the memorial to avoid overcrowding.

NYCVP has already secured timed entry into the Memorial that will be incorporated into the three popular walking and sightseeing tours that the company has conducted for many years. All tours are unique in that they depart from midtown Manhattan, close to all major hotels, and are accompanied by a licensed and experienced New York City tour guide who escorts the tour party downtown via the City’s subway system. The tour prices remain unchanged - there is no additional charge for the pre-reserved entry to the Memorial.

The WTC MEMORIAL Tour takes place Saturdays from 9am to noon, with tour participants visiting the National 9/11 Memorial first and then continuing on a walking tour through Lower Manhattan, where they will see such icons as Wall Street, the Woolworth Building, Trinity Church and a virtual museum of historical skyscrapers. The tour also views the Bronze FDNY 9-11 Memorial Wall and the NYC Police Memorial at the World Financial Centre.

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The FREEDOM Comprehensive Tour, offered daily at 9am lasting approximately 5½ to 6 hours, incorporates a walking tour of Ground Zero, entry into the National 9/11 Memorial and a visit to the Statue of Liberty. After visiting the National 9/11 Memorial, guests take part in a narrated and guided stroll through Lower Manhattan that includes the remarkable memorials to the police and fire fighters. Proceeding down lower Broadway and Bowling Green, the tour boards the Statue of Liberty Ferry in Battery Park. Tour goers get an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty as they disembark on Liberty Island where they’ll learn the history and stories about the national monument. The tour can be extended to include a self-guided visit to Ellis Island.

NYCVP’s LIBERTY Tour departs daily at 8am and provides visitors with a narrated, escorted and guided tour directly to the Statue of Liberty. Bypassing the lengthy ticket line, guests have pre-reserved priority access to enter the Liberty Island Ferry security line. Once guests disembark the ferry on Liberty Island, the tour guide narrates the history and legends of Lady Liberty and points out photo spots. Through October, when the interior of the Statue, is scheduled to be closed for renovations, participants will also receive a reserved Monument Access Pass allowing them entry inside the Statue and promenade for breath-taking views of the New York harbour and skyline. Following a self-guided visit to Ellis Island tour participants can enter the National 9/11 Memorial with a 1:15pm admission reservation. A similar tour, without the entry to the National 9/11 Memorial, NYCVP’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Escorted Tour also operates daily at 8am.

Don’t forget that when you book with NYCVP, customers receive special discounts at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, parking discounts and other added benefits like free admission to the Empire State Building Observatory or the Statue of Liberty Express Cruise; free admission to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Museum of Natural History or Top of the Rock Observation Deck and V.I.P. invitation to the CBS Early Show.