This wonderful tour provides you and your whole family or travel group with the opportunity to view some of the most popular attractions in the city by bus, foot, and boat alike, and it includes full narration from an expert tour guide. Throughout the tour, you will provided with factual, fascinating information about the sights you see and pass by, giving you a wonderful look at the patriotic side of the Big Apple.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Drive By Battery Park
Join your tour for a boat cruise to Battery Park. Inside the park, you can find gorgeous gardens, walking trails, many monuments, and more. The Battery has a fine promenade and an incredible vista of the harbor, two things that made it a popular place for New Yorkers to visit in the early 18th century and even today.
Includes Admission to 9/11 Memorial
Take a ten-block walk up to the 9/11 Memorial site, located at Ground Zero. Opened on September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers, the Memorial offers a sobering tribute to those who lost their lives and the heroes who survived. Here, your tour guide will accompany you inside the memorial and tell you about the tragedy.
Tour Stop at Firemen's Memorial
Your guide will walk you past the Firemen's Memorial, to see St. Paul's Chapel, and Trinity Church. You will hear about how St. Paul's served as the triage center during the 1776 fire, as well as during September 2011. During that walk, learn the in-depth story of the 9/11 attacks and how New Yorkers dealt with the tragedy.
Drive By Wall Street
You will also see Wall Street, where the tour guide will show you the site of the first terrorist attack on the United States. Wall Street was primarily a business community in the 20th century. Since then, however, technological changes and changing market conditions are increasing residential use of the area.
Tour Stop at South Street Seaport
You will then take a short bus ride to South Street Seaport, where after a short break, you will cruise across the river. Once a noisy, gritty wholesale fish market, the South Street Seaport is now historically preserved and has a legacy of retail and tourism. In the 1960s, the South Street Seaport Museum was founded, and even today, preservation and development exist side by side.
Drive By Brooklyn Bridge
Take a boat cruise along the Brooklyn Bridge. As one of the oldest suspension bridges in the nation and the first steel-wire suspension bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places. Completed in 1883, the bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn across the East River and is over 1,500 feet long.
Tour Stop at Fulton Ferry Landing
Take a quick stop at the Fulton Ferry Landing on the other side of the river. The Fulton Ferry Landing pier at the foot of Old Fulton Street is one of Brooklyn's most historic sites, marking the location of the first ferry service between Brooklyn and Manhattan in 1642. Bronze relief drawings of local historic scenes are embedded in the pier deck.
Drive By Statue of Liberty
After your quick stop at the landing, the boat will then take you to the Statue of Liberty to get up close and personal with Lady Liberty for fantastic photo opportunities. This beautiful statue has been a beacon to those traveling toward New York City from across the Atlantic, a symbol of what America means to those who seek a better life.
Stops may change due to traffic, weather, maintenance, etc.
The NYC Freedom Tour is highly popular, so be sure to reserve your space on the tour for the dates of your visit today!