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Tour New York from above with this amazing combo ticket! Enjoy the jaw-dropping view from the top of the famous Empire State Building. Then, ascend even higher on an unforgettable New York Helicopter tour.
Whizzing up the Empire State Building and soaking in the breathtaking views from the 86th floor Observatory is something everyone should do at least once in a lifetime. And you will quite-literally whizz to the top with this skip the line ticket. The fun starts when you zip up the Empire State Building in a super-fast elevator to a point more than 1,000 feet above the streets of New York. Gaze in wonder at the views of Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, as well as the five New York boroughs. Then, watch the people and cars moving like small toys 1,000 feet below you! It’s what to do in New York!
Next, on your included Helicopter Tour, you will fly above iconic landmarks, such as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the Chrysler building. Soar over New York Harbor, the George Washington Bridge, and get wonderful views of the world-renowned Central Park. You’ll quickly understand why a Helicopter Tour ranks so highly among all the things to do in New York!
The Empire State Building: Daily
The Helicopter Tour: Daily, except Sunday
Empire State Building : Varies
Helicopter Tour : 12-15 minutesStart time
The Empire State Building is open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. The last elevator ascends at 1:15 a.m. Tip: Helicopter Tours are available from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You can either give your preferred start time in the special requests field at the time of booking or call the operator on arrival in New York to plan your time slot.Meeting Point
Empire State Building: The Empire State Building is located at 350 Fifth Avenue, New York 10118. The closest subway stops are Penn Station/34th St. on the 1, 2, or 3 lines and 34th St/Avenue of the Americas on the B, D, F, N, Q, and R lines. Helicopter Tour: The tour starts from Downtown Manhattan Heliport at 6 East River Piers, New York 10004.Ending Point
Empire State Building:
Make your way to the Empire State Building entrance at Fifth Avenue between 33rd & 34th Streets. To obtain your Empire State Building Main Deck Ticket, you should present your booking voucher at the ticket office located on the 2nd floor of the building.
From your vantage point high above New York City, you will enjoy stupendous panoramas. On a clear day, you can see up to 80 miles away, including views of Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, as well as the five New York boroughs. To the north, you will see the huge expanse of Central Park. To the south is Lower Manhattan; and, far in the distance, the Statue of Liberty. For even more breathtaking views, step onto the outdoor promenade.
New York Helicopter Tour:
This incredible New York helicopter tour departs from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.
There is nothing quite like the magnificence of the New York skyline as viewed from a helicopter. This exhilarating helicopter ride takes you all over Manhattan, giving you a bird’s eye view of some of the iconic buildings. You will fly past America’s most famous landmark: The Statue of Liberty. Then, get a bird’s eye view of Ellis Island, along with the beautiful New York Harbor.
Your route will take you over the financial capital of the world, Manhattan’s Financial District, and the new Freedom Tower. You will then fly over Midtown, where you will see the Empire State, Chrysler, Woolworth, and Met Life (Pan Am) Buildings. Finally, catch a glimpse of the George Washington Bridge before taking in the green expanse of the world-renowned Central Park. The thrilling helicopter tour comes to an end at the Downtown Heliport.
Immediately on booking you will be emailed a receipt for your Empire State Building Tickets. Your barcoded e-ticket will be sent by email within 24 hours of booking. This ticket can be shown on your smartphone to enter the attraction
Visitors and their belongings are subject to inspection. The Empire State Building appreciates your patience and understanding of these procedures and the additional time that may be required.
All visitors to the Empire State Building must pass through primary security screening (similar to airport security procedure) before going to the Observatory.
There are no locker storage facilities at the Empire State Building for personal belongings.
In case of an emergency, please contact a Security Officer or an Observatory representative.
Tickets are for one-time use only.
Prohibited Items at the Empire State Building:
The items listed are not permitted for entry into the Empire State Building. Do not carry any of these items into the security screening area. Items that are confiscated may not be returned. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, so if you are unsure about an item, please do not bring it.
* All weapons, including firearms, ammunition, knives, swords, scissors, mace, any dangerous items and any dual-use items that could be dangerous are strictly prohibited in the Empire State Building.
* Glass items, including bottles, glasses, marbles, etc.
* Alcoholic beverages.
* Cans, bottles, flasks, etc.
* Large, professional-size video cameras.
* Camera stands: mono-pods, bi-pods and tri-pods.
* Sports equipment such as skateboards, roller skates, golf clubs, baseball bats, hockey sticks, baseballs, footballs, tennis balls, etc.
* Marking instruments, including spray paint and markers.
* Musical instruments.
* Large packages, suitcases, carry-on luggage and other such parcels.
* Costumes and masks.
Empire State Building Observatory is temporarily receiving visitors only through the 34th St. entrances of the building due to a closure of the 5th Avenue entrance.
Observatory Holiday hours:
04 Jul: 08:00am – 6:30pm & 10:00pm – 02:00am
Thanksgiving Day: 08:00am – 02:00am
24 Dec: 08:00am – 10:00pm
25 Dec: 08:00am – 02:00am
31 Dec: 07:00am – 10:00pm
01 Jan: 08:00am – 02:00am
For the Helicopter Tour, please call the local operator to book your exact time slot. We do not set this for you to give you the freedom to arrange this around your other plans, weather, etc.
All passengers are required to pay a $40.00 per person facility fee upon arrival at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.
All passengers on helicopter tour must carry a photo identity card, such as a passport or driver’s license.
Max capacity of a helicopter is 6 passengers and 1 pilot.
Children under 2 years of age AND under 35 lbs. fly for free when sitting on an adult’s lap.
This was an excellent way to see city, very well managed and great fun...Mr Antony Rawles, United Kingdom, 22/Jul/2016
I totally recommend this tour, We really enjoyed, we will never forget it!!!.. The Pilot was really nice with us......NORMA ANGELICA MACIAS MTZ, Mexico, 02/May/2016