Empire State Observatory and Skyride

General information

New York, United StatesSightseeing Tours

Program details

Join us on this double whammy tour that combines two of the greatest New York City attractions. This New York City Sightseeing Tour is not your usual sightseeing trip round town; here you are invited to ride an attraction that will take you on a comprehensive virtual tour of the city without you physically leaving the luxurious 86th floor of the Empire State Building. Your experience is made even more exciting by then heading to the Empire State’s breath-taking Observatory.

Begin this tour by making your way to one of the most iconic buildings of the busy New York skyline: the towering Empire State Building. Leave the ground far below you as you climb into the vertiginously fast elevators and fly up to the 86th floor where the show awaits; thanks to this tour’s combo ticket, you get to bypass 75% of the Empire State’s waiting lines at all times – quite a big deal in one of the most visited landmarks in the most visited city in the States.

The New York Skyride runs you elegantly by almost three dozen of New York’s most significant landmarks in a beautifully designed virtual ride narrated by no other than Kevin Bacon; a great way to get to know the city before actually setting off to explore it.

Last but not least, the Empire State’s Observatory gives you the best vantage point over this ever growing metropolis. Relax and absorb this awe-inspiring view you will never forget.

Meeting point: Empire State Building 350 5th Avenue - Entrance to the SKYRIDE is from the 33rd Street entrance (not the main 5th Avenue entrance). Enter the building at 33rd Street and turn left up the escalator.
Duration: Skyride is approximately 30 minutes and Empire State Observatory is at leisure.
Start/opening time: Every day from 8AM.
Start/opening time: 10pm.
Languages: English.
Others: If you purchase the combo it is recommended you do the Skyride simulator tour first. If you choose to do the Empire first, you will need to stand on the Empire State Observatory waiting lines. Enter the building from the Fifth Avenue entrance between 34th and 33rd Street. You will NOT have the benefit of Fast Track by going to the top first therefore you will have to wait in line.