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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $32.00

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The must see for any visitor to New York City, the World’s Most Famous Building is on every list for its Observatory’s spectacular indoor and outdoor 360-degree views from the heart of Manhattan. Along the way, become a part of history as you journey through this Art Deco masterpiece including the restored lobby and murals. Download our free multi-media app and experience the exhibits tracing the building’s construction, learn how the Empire State Building became one of the most energy efficient buildings in the world. Open from 8am to 2 am, along with a gift shop filled with exclusive items, there are several dining options including the fine cuisine of State Grill and Bar. Located in the heart of New York City it’s an easy walk from Times and Madison Squares and just up the street from Macy’s.

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • All entrance fees included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Family friendly
The Empire State Building is waiting for you day or night. Come watch the sunset as New York is bathed in warm orange, red and yellow tones, then stick around as the lights come on all over town. Or come later and listen to the live music (weekends only) as the stars and lights twinkle romantically. Whenever you come, enjoy the magic without the wait.

There are 3 lines at the Empire State Building Observatory: the security line (required for all visitors), the ticket line and the elevator line. You may proceed directly to the turnstile with your voucher.

VIP Express Experience Upgrade
Speed past the lines on your way to the tallest point in Manhattan! Your VIP Express Experience voucher will enable you to proceed directly to the front of every line, saving valuable time to do all the other things New York is famous for. Don't spend your valuable holiday time waiting in line -- there's no faster way to the top of the Empire State Building!

You'll be greeted on the second floor to redeem your pass pre-security, eliminating the need to redeem vouchers at the ticket office. You'll also receive a special wristband to identify you as a VIP Express Experience pass holder.

VIP Express Experience passes are especially valuable from Memorial Day through Labor Day, from Thanksgiving until New Year's any time of day and all holiday weekends. Other times of year the pass is recommended for planned visits between 11am and 2pm, and one hour before and after sunset. Limited numbers of passes are sold, so typical wait time is under 5-minutes. Specific wait times cannot be guaranteed, only front of line privileges.

Voucher can be redeemed within a year of date originally selected - plan your visit around the weather!


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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Empire State Building
Departure Time:
8am to 2am

    Last elevators to the top are at 1:15am

    In order to facilitate tower work, the Observatory will be closing at midnight on the following dates with the last elevator up at 11:15pm:
    Sept 18-23, Sept 25-30 and Oct 2 2016

    Duration:
    2 hours (approx.)

    Pricing information

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    Admission Ticket Only
    Code: ADON

    General admission to the Empire State Building Observation Deck with audio tour. This does NOT include Express Pass privileges

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    USD $32.00
    Pricing details
    VIP Express Experience
    Code: ADMFOL

    VIP Express Experience includes skip-the-line access for security lines, ticket lines and elevator lines on 2nd, 80th and 86th floors of the Empire State Building Observation Deck. Includes audio tour

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    USD $65.00
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    Pricing information

    Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets

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    Inclusions:
    • Admission to Observation Deck
    • New Multimedia App serves as your own personal tour guide, taking you all the way from the ground floor to the 360° open-air views of the Observation deck. Download it for free from the App Store and Google play. Available in English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and German
    Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Admission to the 102nd Observatory Deck
    • Food and drinks
    Additional Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Vouchers are valid up to a year from travel date selected
    • No refunds due to weather conditions, length of lines or wait times at the building
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children aged 5 years and younger are free. Must be accompanied by an adult
    • Skip-the-line privileges are only available with the VIP Express Experience Admission Ticket option
    102nd-floor Observatory:
    Admission tickets to the 102nd-floor observatory are sold at the observatory ticket office, on the 2nd floor of the building. Admission costs USD 20.00 in addition to regular admission tickets.
    Voucher Info
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    Local Operator Information:
    Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    Traveler Reviews

    Reviewed by: Hella P, September 2016

    This tour was really great. It safes a lot of time passing by the lines of Empire State Building. Fabulos view and a great service

    Reviewed by: Jack G, September 2016

    The Empire State Building is an iconic treasure. Skip the line tickets were well worth it during our sunset visit. This is a crowded attraction and being able to access the observation areas without waiting is a huge advantage. The lines were extremely long to view the gorgeous sunset. We were able to walk right in ahead of what looked like over 100 people waiting in line for the elevators both going up and down.