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Tickets for Empire State Building: Premium Experience

Make like a VIP and be spirited around Manhattan's iconic centerpiece

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Duration: 1h 30min
Last admission: 45 minutes before closing
Skip The Line
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish
Live guide: English
Max group size: 7
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

90-minute guided VIP tour in a small group with an Empire State Building observatory ambassador
Skip-the-line access at the security check
VIP skip-the-line priority access to the 86th-floor observation deck
Access to the second-floor immersive exhibits
Commemorative souvenir photo
Downloadable interactive audio guide app
Free high-speed WiFi on-site

What's not included

Access to the 102nd-floor Observation Deck (available on-site for an additional fee)
  • Take your stay to new heights with a visit to this icon of Manhattan's skyline, and enhance the experience with the official Empire State Building app – all signage, multimedia apps, and exhibitions are available in 9 languages
  • Enjoy VIP priority access throughout your visit, and get spirited around the tower on a 90-minute guided tour from an official Empire State Building Observatory Ambassador
  • Make the moment last a lifetime and take home a souvenir commemorative photograph, and explore the revamped 80th Floor featuring more exciting, artistic exhibits

While it may no longer be the world's tallest skyscraper, no building will ever knock the Empire State Building off its perch as the world's most iconic high-rise. Experience this dizzying pinnacle of Art Deco architecture in the heart of Manhattan on a guided tour with VIP access. Drink in the jaw-dropping 360° views out over Manhattan Island and beyond.

You've wolfed down the dollar-slice pizza, blitzed down Broadway in a big yellow taxi, and saluted Lady Liberty with a freshly baked bagel in hand. You're feeling like the real New York experience is yours, but there's still something missing...

Well, it wouldn't be a trip to New York City without paying a visit to the timeless centerpiece of its famous skyline. So channel your inner King-Kong and make for the Empire State Building! Gorilla noises are totally optional, but you might be tempted to beat your chest when you see Kong himself (and more) in the second-floor exhibit.

The Premium Experience is the best possible ticket, with VIP priority access throughout your visit and a guided tour from an Empire State Building Observatory Ambassador – complete with a true New Yorker accent!

The 90-minute guided tour will steer you around the building, lending a fascinating insider's peek into the storied history of the tower. You may even work up an appetite for another one of those bagels!

  • Your ticket is only valid during the time and date selected. Skip the line and check in by showing your smartphone ticket at the Will Call desk located at the 34th Street entrance
  • All visitors need to go through a security check. Glass items, weapons, monopods, and tripods are not allowed inside
Sunday 12:00 - 00:00
Monday 12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00
Thursday 12:00 - 00:00
Friday 12:00 - 00:00
Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
Empire State Building
20 West 34th Street, 10001, New York
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  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

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This ticket includes a single entrance to the venue, in combination with other services. You can find this information under the section 'What's included' on this page.
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